About Us

The Wilson Amateur Radio Club – WC4AR is an ARRL-affiliated club located in Wilson County, Tennessee.  Its membership is generally made up of hams who live in or near Gladeville, Hermitage, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Old Hickory, Watertown and surrounding communities.  However, all amateur radio operators are invited to join and participate in  club activities.

Click here for a copy of the Wilson Amateur Radio Club Bylaws:  Wilson ARC_Bylaws

The Wilson ARC maintains an open repeater (WC4AR /r) operating at 147.105 MHz, with tone squelch 156.7 Hz.  All licensed amateur radio operators are welcome and encouraged to use the the WC4AR repeater.

In addition, the Wilson Amateur Radio Club and the Wilson County ARES conducts an information net every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM.  Tune your radio to the WC4AR Repeater (147.105+) to check in.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate.  You do not have to be a member of the Wilson ARC, or any other organization, to check in to the net.  Please join us.

Club dues are $20 / individual or $30 / family.  All club dues go to Wilson ARC Treasurer Tom Parker, KB4SFN.

Mail checks to:

Wilson Amateur Radio Club
c/o  Tom Parker
850 Martha-Leeville Road
Lebanon, TN 37090-8232

Thanks.

Wilson ARC / WC4AR

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8 Responses to About Us

  1. N4MAW says:

    We are glad to hear of your interest in the club and amateur radio. If you would, please send an email to club president Michael, you can forgive m we are glad to hear of your interest in the club and amateur radio. If you would, please send an email to club president Michael Wtight, N4MAW at n4maw@arrl.net with in specific questions.

  2. Wendell Huffman says:

    I am interested in getting my amature ham license and wondered how group activities are kind of structured.
    Thanks
    Wendell Huffman

    • Michael Wright, N4MAW says:

      Wendell, I’m not sure what your question is about the group activities but would be glad to speak with you about our club, what it takes to get your license, and opportunities to not only talking to other people but how you can use it to benefit your family and community in times of crisis/emergency. You can e-mail me directly at n4maw@arrl.net and we can set a time to chat if you would like or I can answer any specific questions you have via e-mail -= it’s up to you.

      Michael Wright, N4MAW
      President, Wilson Amateur Radio Club

  3. noahw says:

    Awhile back I think K4PEW introduced this on here, so I wanted to post an update

    The Greater Nashville Ham Radio Operators (GNHRO) forum now has a new location. We have moved away from the old Yahoo group and are now using boardhost as our server. The forum suffered through a period of inactivity on Yahoo group, and it is our goal to revitalize it.

    To view the forum you can go to http://gnhroforum.boardhost.com/ We ask that you please consider joining the forum. You can do so in less than 60 seconds at this link to receive full posting privileges. http://gnhroforum.boardhost.com/register.php

    Thank you!
    Noah, KK4UTR

  4. Tony Proctor says:

    That time of year is once again approaching when Santa and a cast of characters will be making their way across the night skies. This will be the 10th year for the Santa Net.

    This year with the coordination of Williamson County Amateur Emergency Service (WCARES – http://www.wcares.org/), the Santa Net will be running across most of Middle Tennessee on the WCARES’ system of linked repeaters (If there is no weather emergency)

    In addition to talking locally on 145.21 (PL 173.8), Santa will also be answering QSO’s via the Echolink system (Node Number 258417 – Franklin Tennessee). The net will begin 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.

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

    Include : Name (And if the name is unusual a phonetic spelling along with it would be helpful)
    Boy or Girl
    A general location or street (Specific address is not needed)
    Maybe name 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 if your child has a “Special Elf” stationed in the home.

    Of course 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 the above 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.
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    WCARES Repeater System Frequencies or go to http://www.wcares.org/

    Repeater Frequency Tone Shift
    Franklin – UHF 444.025 MHz PL 110.9 +
    Franklin – VHF (FOW) 145.150 MHz PL 123.0 –
    Fairview – VHF 145.130 MHz PL 156.7 –
    Brentwood – VHF 145.210 MHz PL 173.8 –
    Kirkland – UHF 443.875 MHz PL 107.2 +

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    FYI Repeater Operators … Linked Repeater Time Out Needs To Be Set To At Least 5 Minutes To Avoid Dropouts.

  5. Paul Wieloszynski says:

    Informative video about the future of Digital Radio

  6. brain2trust says:

    A very new local Ham started a YAHOO e-mail group called Greater Nashville Amateur Radio Operators.

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GNHRO/info

    This makes for a comprehensive way where ALL local Hams can communicate their concerns, needs, thoughts, and announcements. This seems to be a good start, at least to me.

    By joining this site (which is free) it will better connect us to the greater Nashville Ham community and how it can best be served.

    Paul
    K4PEW

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