Santa Net returns to Middle Tennessee

That time of year is once again approaching and Santa and a cast of characters
will be making their way across the night skies of Middle Tennessee.

This year the Santa Net will be running across most of Middle Tennessee on
the 145.21 (PL 173.8) system of linked repeaters (if no weather emergency)
and this year, for many of those traveling, Santa will be answering QSO from
the Echolink system (Node Number 258417 – Franklin Tennessee).

The net will be at 7:00 PM and last as long as traffic holds. Net Control will
begin calling for QSO’s with Santa after 7:15 PM. Please be considerate.
Santa can not take everybody’s QSO at 7:15 so please if you can wait until a
little later in the evening please do so…. Santa will appreciate it…. It is a busy
night for him after all.

Santa will again be accepting special information about the younger listeners
to the Santa Net.

Please forward any special information about your special little one to: tony.proctor@comcast.net. Please put “Elf Report” in the Subject Line.

Include:

  • Name (And if the name is unusual a phonetic spelling along with it would be helpful)
  • Boy or Girl (Santa got dinged one year with the name Shelby thinking it was a boy!)
  • A general location or street (Specific address is not needed)
  • The name of a special present that Santa will be packing just for them.
  • Any other tid-bits that Santa should know about the individual child that would make the QSO with Santa special for them.
  • And of course, your elf’s name.

All hams are always welcome to join in the fun with any and all reports of Santa
sightings and mysterious happenings.

Hams should take the opportunity to let any friends that are scanner owners know
about the net and the fun of ham radio. Bruce has made honorable mentions for
children of scanner owners in the past and is happy to do so again. Just send the
above information via email.

I know Christmas Eve is a busy time in many homes but please try to tune in.
This has always been fun in the past and I hope to make it a fun and special
night again this year.

The repeater frequencies in use for this year are:

145.150  PL 123.0                     145.130  PL 156.7                    145.210  PL 173.8

443.875  PL 107.2                   444.025  PL 110.9                    Echolink Node  258417

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Wilson ARC Meeting – Saturday, 3 December 2016

The next Wilson ARC meeting will be:

03 December 2016 –  6:00 PM in the Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, the Wilson Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meetings, and conduct all VE Test sessions, in Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

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Wilson ARC Meeting – Saturday, 5 November 2016

The next Wilson ARC meeting will be:

05 November 2016 –  6:00 PM in the Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, the Wilson Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meetings, and conduct all VE Test sessions, in Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

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VE Testing – Sunday, 23 October 2016

Details of the next VE Testing Session in Lebanon, TN are shown below:

DATE:  23 October 2016  ( Sunday )

TIME:  1:30 PM  ( No pre-registration required.  Walk-ins allowed )

LOCATION:       Google Map

Cumberland University Campus
Labry Hall, Room 122
One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN  37087

WHAT YOU NEED ON TEST DAY

IDENTIFICATION:  You are required to provide sufficient identification to prove your identity. A legal photo ID and/or other formal photo IDs such as driver’s license, passport, government ID,  work ID, school ID, etc. will serve as sufficient identification. Bring at least two forms of identification.  Persons without photo IDs must bring two alternate forms of identification. For example: non-photo ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, employment ID, school ID or report card, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person and includes the mailing address shown on FCC Form 605.

TEST FEE:  $15.00

OTHER INFO:  Applicants upgrading must bring the original and a copy of their current license.  You will also need a photo ID such as a driver’s license, work ID, school ID, etc. (as noted above).

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WC4AR 147.105 Repeater Off The Air

*** THE WC4AR REPEATER IS OFF THE AIR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***

We apparently experienced some type of power issue at the repeater site on 22 SEP 2016 that has taken the repeater out of service.  Multiple attempts to power cycle the equipment remotely has failed to bring the repeater back online.  We are working on gaining access to the building to get the repeater back on the air.  Until that time we will move all club and ARES nets to the W4LYR repeater in Watertown on 146.835, – offset, tone 100.0.  Updates will be provided as they become available.

Michael Wright, N4MAW
President, Wilson ARC

 

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Wilson ARC Meeting – Saturday, 1 October 2016

The next Wilson ARC meeting will be:

01 October 2016 –  6:00 PM in the Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, the Wilson Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meetings, and conduct all VE Test sessions, in Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

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Wilson ARC Meeting – Saturday, 3 September 2016

The next Wilson ARC meeting will be:

03 September 2016 –  6:00 PM in the Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, the Wilson Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meetings, and conduct all VE Test sessions, in Room 122 of Labry Hall on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

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