We want to congratulate one of our members Jerry Lee-W4HZB who has recently been appointed to Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Cannon County TN. as of 22 August 2017. Jerry wanted to also welcome anyone to join the ARES net on Tuesday nights 7 pm on 145.490 pl 100.
“If you are interested in becoming a member of ARES, please contact Bob Mitchell – W3HKG in DeKalb County or KG4IKT – Jeff Estal in Cannon County, or your local ARES Emergency Coordinator, you may also visit the ARRL ARES website at arrl.org/ares. And visit the DCCARC website at http://www.dccarc.org”
The Wilson County Radio League would like to thank Mid TN Technology for placing our new Antenna. As you all may know our repeater has been down due to lightning. Please share your audio and range reports.
Nicholas Winslow KK4UTQ:
Confirmed this morning that our tower suffered a direct lightning strike sometime Friday that destroyed most if not all equipment including our comet antenna. Plans are in place for the repair and replacement of damaged equipment and the repeater should be back online within a few days. For the record, our repeater itself was not harmed – the lightning arrester and surge protector did their jobs. In the meantime, as always, primary simplex backup is USIM1 and the W4LYR Repeater in Watertown is available for general use.
Thank you for your understanding