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Save the date(s)…2016 Ham Radio Public Service events in Middle TN

Subject: Save the date(s)…2016 Ham Radio Public Service events in Middle TN
All-the 2016 Ham Radio Public Service events season is upon us in Middle Tennessee.  In the Nashville Amateur Radio Club and Davidson County ARES we have a number of great events and organizations to support.  Here is a run down of expected events and dates to make note, with initial details and current contact info.  I have included a couple additional events including a Williamson County event in which I assisted last year.  I also included an event coordinated by Michael KI4UJY from Moore County who helped with Jack and Back last year, he has invited and welcoming additional volunteers at the ERV 100 event.  Please consider providing your support and valuable services to our communities, and also great exercise and practice using our communication skills.
Thank You,
Jeff Pryor KC8NNO
Nashville Amateur Radio Club/Davidson County ARES
Walk MS: Middle TN 2016 [Davidson County/Nashville]
Saturday April 9th, 2016
Ham Group: Nashville Amateur Radio Club (Contact: Ted KM4JDM)
Big Hill Challenge (Cycling) [Wilson County/Watertown]
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Ham Group: Nashville Amateur Radio Club
Harpeth River Ride [Williamson County/Franklin]
Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Ham Group: Williamson County ARES (
Elk River Valley ERV 100 [Coffee County/Tullahoma]
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Ham Contact: Michael KI4UJY
Tennessee CF Cycle for Life 2016 [Williamson County/Thompson’s Station]
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Ham Group: Nashville Amateur Radio Club
Bike MS: Jack and Back 2016 [Williamson County/Moore County-Lynchburg]
Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Ham Group: Nashville Amateur Radio Club (Contact: Jeff KC8NNO)

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TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise – Announcement

Subject: TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise – Announcement

All-see below for more details on the TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency) sponsored AUXCOMM (Auxiliary Communications) Spring Exercise 2016.  I participated in the Spring and Fall exercises last year, and it was a great opportunity to learn and train with other amateurs and public safety served agencies.  Please note the deadline for registration is April 21st, 2016.  I am personally looking forward to the Spring exercise and will be assisting in exercise planning and a leadership position as part of the Incident Command System this year.  As a, exercise participant you can expect to train and interact with 100+ amateur radio operators, many of who are also members of public safety and the emergency management community.  Even if you are only able to be onsite for one of the exercise days, that will still be a valuable experience.  Any questions let me know and we can discuss, and also note further links and contact details below.

Thank You,

Jeff Pryor KC8NNO

Nashville Amateur Radio Club/Davidson County ARES


TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise


The dates for the TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise are May 5th – 8th, 2016. The deadline to register is April 21st, 2016. The exercise will be held at the campus of the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. The physical address for the site is 2161 Unionville – Deason Road, Bell Buckle, TN, 37020

The purpose of this exercise is to test the communications infrastructure between State and local agencies. This exercise is unique in that it invites all Tennessee Amateur Radio operators to participate. It is our desire that you will work with emergency management partners in your community to determine your level of preparedness for a major disaster or loss of critical infrastructure.

Those wishing to stay overnight on campus, or to have their meals provided through the campus cafeteria, will need to contact the academy’s business office in advance to place their reservation. Each participant must cover the cost of their own meals & lodging. The meals are reasonably priced (Breakfast $6, Lunch $8, and Dinner $9), and the rooms are college-dorm style (Cost per night is $63, which includes dinner on the day of check-in, plus breakfast and lunch the following day). The academy’s business office may be reached at 1.931.294.4111 or 1.800.747.8868. Additional information can be found on their website at ***IMPORTANT: Either a meal plan and/or dormitory reservation must be on file at the time of check-in to participate in this exercise (or, with the prior-approval from the Incident Commander)***

Please submit your registration form no later than April 21st, 2016. The link to register is:

Additional information will be shared with registered participants after the registration deadline. Thank you!

Questions and/or concerns may be directed to:

David Wolfe, TEMA (WA4VVX)


Mike Harris, TEMA (N4ULM)

Questions regarding registration may be directed to:

Elizabeth St. Vincent

Certified Communications Unit Leader (TN-COML)
Communications Unit Technician (COMT)
(615) 946-9766 Mobile
(615) 301-1747 Fax



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Storm spotter Class!!

Storm spotter class
March 17 at 6pm At lock two club house


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NARC/DCARES on the air for Engineering Day this weekend

Members of the Nashville Amateur Radio Club and Davidson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be on the air for Engineering Day this weekend.  Volunteers will be operating on site at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville TN.  We will be demonstrating Amateur Radio and emergency communications to those in attendance.  If you are able to help make local contacts with visitors attending the Engineering Day event, please tune in to the following:

VHF Primary: 147.0150 MHz PL 114.8 (NARC)
VHF Alternate: 146.6700 MHz PL 114.8 (AF4TZ)
UHF Primary: 442.7500 MHz PL 100.0 (DCARES)
UHF Alternate 442.8000 MHz PL 107.2 (MTEARS)
More info from the Adventure Science Center and Engineering Day:
Jeff Pryor KC8NNO

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