An interesting and free course to check out is Tait Radio Academy. They have free online courses that anyone can take. Some of the courses are basic radio awareness, Introduction to DMR, and Introduction to P25. Sign up here. For more details, click here.
Today we have decided to do our first video post ever! One of our members, Jacob (W4JZE), made a video with the group TNQSO on their youtube channel about the Yaesu FT-1900R. From personal experience, this is a great radio, however, I will let the review convince you either way. Please watch if you are interested, and we will do more video posts in the future!
July 30th there will be a Hamfest at the Wilson County Fairgrounds, and the league will be there. Hopefully, we will have a booth, and we should have more than a few league members around at the Hamfest. For more information please go here.
When the Wilson Radio League was founded in December 2014, our website had an “Updates” page where our posts went. We didn’t really know what it would be used for, as we were very much still hammering out details of both our goals and website. I believe that the creation of this page was brought on by our then Vice President, Jacob (W4JZE).
Fast forward several months to June of 2015. Our few but dedicated members were working hard to grow the organization, trying out new ideas and researching ways to make a modern and appealing radio club. One of the steps taken was to locate a more public meeting place at Cumberland University. Our President, Nicholas (KK4UTQ) was responsible for this feat.
At roughly the same time that our meeting space was approved, I stumbled upon this article by K9JY. Weather you agree with this article or not, it gave our then Net Manager and Webmaster, Noah (N4OAH) an inspiration. We needed a way to easily display the fact that we are an active and diverse group, taking full advantage of the technology at our disposal. The “Updates” tab was changed to read “WCRL News” and it’s first post was made on June 9, announcing our new meeting location.
After Field Day 2015 Noah (N4OAH) approached Jeremy (N7VXX) about becoming our Public Information Officer. Jeremy’s first post was about Field Day (linked to above).
Stay tuned for a follow up post about the WCRL News on June 9th!!!
Three new satellite antennas are now in orbit. We recommend trying them out. Hopefully theses new satellites will inspire a new generation of hams and help bring more interest to amateur radio. Accumulating more hams, these new
satellites will help that side of the hobby. We are looking forward to the future of satellite antennas. For more info please go here.
As a service minded organization, the Wilson County Radio League appreciates the sacrifices LEO’s make every day to help keep the community safe. National Police Week is a small tribute to the work these men and women do every day of the year.
To see what our agencies in Wilson County are doing to commemorate the week, check out the WCSO Facebook page.