Williamson County Amateur Radio Service, WC-ARES, meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Williamson County Jester Annex, 1801 East Old Settler's Blvd. Google map link.
Our meetings start at 7:00 PM and we try to have a Guest Speaker, ARES Topic or Training at each meeting which last for about an hour.
The only thing "Amateur" about this group is in the name. We strive to provide the most Professional Radio Operators possible. We support both government and non-government organizations with emergency communications in times of emergency.
WCARC and WC-ARES support two open repeaters:
- 146.640 PL=162.2 in Georgetown *
- 145.450 PL=162.2 in Taylor
* We hold a training net on the 146.640 repeater every Sunday at 8:00 PM
WC-ARES also owns a portable emergency repeater for use in disaster areas. It currently uses the frequency 444.600 and a tone of 123.0. The frequency is anticipated to change to avoid conflict with other repeaters in the area. It is only on the air for disaster use.
Here is a copy of the WC-ARES Net Script in Word and .pdf format:
Here is a copy of the 2012 WC-ARES Emergency Comm Plan in .pdf format
WC-ARES supports various Public Service events in the area:
- Outlaw Trail 100 mile bike event
- Red Poppy bike event
- Spokes and Spurs bike event
We preform monthy test on the Amateur Radio equipment installed at the following hospitals and EOCs on the 3rd Friday of the month at 4:00 PM.
- Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
- Scott and White Hospital, Taylor
- Scott and White Medical Center, Round Rock
- Seton Medical Center Williamson
- St. David's Georgetown Hospital
- St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
- Cedar Park Police Dept.
- Round Rock Fire Station #6
We have a Yahoogroup to keep our members informed on what's going on radio wise in the area. Feel free to join.
All are welcome.
For more info please contact:
Ken Malgren K7MAL