Jcares August Meeting Program

EmComm Basic Presentation was given by Dan W4DOD,
Dan first talked about proper Readability and Strength reports,
Next on the Program a discussion  with members concerning


  • The R stands for “Readability”. Readability is a qualitative assessment of how easy or difficult it is to correctly copy the information being sent during the transmission. In a Morse code telegraphy transmission, readability refers to how easy or difficult it is to distinguish each of the characters in the text of the message being sent; in a voice transmission, readability refers to how easy or difficult it is for each spoken word to be understood correctly. Readability is measured on a scale of 1 to 5.
    1. Unreadable
    2. Barely readable, occasional words distinguishable
    3. Readable with considerable difficulty
    4. Readable with practically no difficulty
    5. Perfectly readable
  • Strength

  • The S stands for “Strength”. Strength is an assessment of how powerful the received signal is at the receiving location. Although an accurate signal strength meter can determine a quantitative value for signal strength, in practice this portion of the RST code is a qualitative assessment, often made based on the S meter of the radio receiver at the location of signal reception. “Strength” is measured on a scale of 1 to 9.
    1. Faint signal, barely perceptible
    2. Very weak
    3. Weak
    4. Fair
    5. Fairly good
    6. Good
    7. Moderately strong
    8. Strong
    9. Very strong signals
    • Readability  

    –How well you can understand what the other station is saying

    • Strength

    –How good is the signal that your station is receiving


This event has been canceled for this year!


: Saturday, September 13, 2013
TIME: 9:00am to 2:00pm
WHERE: Jefferson Middle School
361 West Broadway Blvd.
Jefferson City, TN

*Everyone is encouraged to attend this FREE event*

Classes on canning, cooking without power, disaster preparedness, National Weather Service –EmercenyKit with food PIC
Weather Spotter training, and emergency services displays and equipment.

Questions, please contact:
Fire Chief Lee Turner
Phone: (865) 476-3616 or
Email: lturner@jeffcitytn.com
Michelle Matson
Phone: (423) 312-8948 or
Email: tenn185@aim.com