From Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, ARRL Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator.....

"Welcome to the Wisconsin ARES/RACES website. I am honored by the opportunity to lead this dedicated group of amateur radio volunteers. Please explore our web site, the means by which we tell our story of service to various public and private agencies and ultimately to our communities. Come back often."

(For the complete text of N9MEA's "Welcome", click here.)

We want to see YOUR recomendations for "EC of the Year" and "Senior Leadership of the Year" candidates.

The Awards Committee is looking for nominations for "EC of The Year" and "Senior Leadership of the Year" awards. Do you have someone in mind who you believe qualifies for these prestigious awards?
Let us know WHO and WHY!
Drop an email to with your nominations!

Help Support WeComm

(Message from Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, ARRL Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator)
Hello everyone,
Here is a way for all of us to help support WeComm, who has been helping to support our role for many years.
If you use Amazon.com to make any of your on-line purchases, consider using Amazon Smile (http://goo.gl/qTnEfs) instead. It is the same old Amazon that you are used to except this link will allow .5% of your purchase to be donated back to WeComm. It doesn't cost you anything to use this. You can buy anything at Amazon Smile that you can purchase at the regular Amazon site. The link provided above will take you to an Amazon Smile login screen that is basically the same as the login for Amazon except that it automatically selects WeComm as the recipient of the donation.
Thanks to WeComm and I hope that the Amateur community can help out WeComm as much as they have helped us.

Meet the new leaders stepping up in Wisconsin ARES/RACES

We people have stepped up to county leadership positions in Wisconsin ARES/RACES. When they took on their new responsibilities, they sent out messages to the other counties in their area and to the State leadership. Take a look at what they had to say here.
Are you a Traffic Handler?

We are adding lots of Tips and Resources for the Traffic People out there. Go to the menu and look under "Training" or you can click here!

Abbreviated Incident Action Plan

Skip Sharpe, W9REL, has forwarded a new version of the "Abbreviated Incident Action Plan" Please review here or by going to the vertical menu on the left under "Governing Docs". It is also available on the menu at the bottom of this page.

Section Newsletter - Wisconsin section

Check here for the latest Newsletter from SM Patrick Moretti KA1RB. Contains the current STM Report and Tips from K9LGU.

STM Report

We are publishing Dennis Rybicke's STM Report each month in our website. Click here for the current report or in the menu at the bottom of the page..

ARRL Public Service Communications Manual &
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service Manual

Public Service Communications Manual: PDF - 590KB

ARRL ARES Manual (2015): PDF - 2.6MB

NEW!! The ARES 2016 Annual Report

Based on reports submitted by ARRL Section Emergency Coordinators, with 54 out of 71 sections reporting in, here's what we know about the state of ARES in 2016.

ARES 2016 Report: PDF 248KB


To read the current issue or look at past issues, just follow the link: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/ To subscribe, users now need to click on "Edit Your Profile" near the top of the arrl.org home page and then click on "Edit Email Subscriptions" and then select the ARES E-Letter from the list of available items and then click "Save" at the bottom. Gary Sorensen, W9ULK - Section Emergency Coordinator - WIS. ARES/RACES

The Newest WI ARES/RACES Brochure

Click here to take a look. PDF - 455KB

SIMCON Review from WI DMA

WI ARES/RACES gets a nice mention from the Deparment of Military afairs. Read the article here!

NEW!! SIMCOM 2017 Photos and Results

SIMCON 2017 is in the books now and we have photos forwarded by Char, KC9EVZ, and a capsule review and some statistics by Denny, K9LGU. (There were a lot of photos but I have posted a small representive group. Thanks to KC9EVZ for getting them!)
To take a look click here.

Brussels (#12) is READY!
On Thursday July 6th and Friday July 7th, several WeComm tech team members met to install the repeater and networking equipment at the Brussels site.

Take a look at an article and some photos from the installation of another part of the WeComm sytem.
Get to know Patrick Moretti, KA1RB
Section Manager (SM) WI

Click here to learn more about our new Section Manager.

Wisconsin ARES/RACES Supports the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Once again, Wisconsin ARES/RACES communicators staffed a booth at the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. This year’s conference was held 8 and 9 March at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Don Evenson, K9JYX, Sauk County ARES/RACES and Dave Parker, WB9WHG, Columbia County ARES/RACES volunteered their time Wednesday and Thursday meeting conference attendees and explaining how Wisconsin ARES/RACES can help support their communications needs during non-emergency events, exercises, and during disasters or emergencies. As a result, several conference attendees expressed an interest in getting an amateur radio license.

Gov Conf

In the picture from left to right are Dave Parker, WB9WHG, and Don Evenson, K9JYX at the WI ARES/RACES booth. (For a larger version, click on the photo.)


The WI ARES/RACES WinLink Net meets every Tuesday during the 24-hour window of 0000-2400, local time. Check ins accepted by sending a Winlink message with call, first name, city and county to net control operator Kevin, (KC9YPK) . All check ins are acknowledged. This net lets stations do a weekly check their sending and receiving capabilities, and a complete list of all check ins for the week are is to everyone who checks in on  Wednesday.
  A reminder of the net is sent each Monday morning. Short exercises or queries are sent about once a month with the reminder. Info bulletins or queries are sent anytime.
  All WinLink digital operators are welcome, there is no need to be a member of WI ARES/RACES.

Wisconsin ARES/RACES Works With:
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