Welcome!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 hope you enjoyed the 18th Annual State ARES/RACES Conference as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you!
The Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference Committee would like to thank the following for their generous donation of certificates and door prizes: ARRL, Array Solutions, Buckmaster, CQ Magazine, DX Engineering, NCG Company, Quickslilver Radio, RT Systems and West Mountain Radio
Now we need the attendees help. We want to make next year's conference even better and we need your advice. Please, take a few minutes and take this survey so we can see what was interesting and what can be improved.
So you didn't make it to the Annual State ARES/RACES Conference this year?
We would like your help. We want to make next year's conference even better and we need your advice. Please, take a few minutes and take this survey so we can see what you think would make it more exciting for you! What would get you to attend next year? Click the link below and let us know.
Help Support WeComm
(Message from Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, ARRL Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator)
Do you have questions about location and frequencies of the equipment on the WeComm Network, take a look!
And one more:
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!
NEW! 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 sectionCheck here for the latest Newsletter from SM Patrick Moretti KA1RB. Contains the current STM Report and Tips from K9LGU.
ARRL Public Service Communications Manual &
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service Manual
Public Service Communications Manual: PDF - 590KB
ARRL ARES Manual (2015): PDF - 2.6MB
From Gary Sorensen, W9ULK
I want to take this opportunity to thank the ARRL membership of Wisconsin for all that you do for this hobby, especially to the ARRL Field Team of our Section.
Please welcome Patrick Moretti of Dousman, Wisconsin (KA1RB) as the new Section Manager effective July 1st! Patrick has been the leader of the Official Observer team for our Wisconsin Section.
Get to know Patrick Moretti, KA1RB
Section Manager (SM) WI
American Birkebeiner Ski Race Donates $2500.00 to Sawyer County ARES/RACES!In response to the ongoing response to the "Birkie" they respond with some support of their own.
Click here to read the article from Wally Kruk, N9VAO.
NEW *** Editors Note ***The Calendar I have been working with had some problems so I have installed one with a different format. Please let me know if you have any problems with it.
Also, I have been trying to populate the calendar with most of the events and activities I am aware of but if you don't see something there and it is of interest to ARES/RACES, drop me a line.
Is New Member Recruitment one of your goals?Ozaukee ARES/RACES (OZARES) is fully engaged in that process and developed a letter to explain ARES/RACES to potential Ham Radio operators. It could be used as a mailer or a handout. Take a look here and if you think it is something you can use, feel free to adapt it to your area.
ARRL ARES/RACES E-LetterTo 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
WI ARES/RACES Winlink Net
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 Jim (KB9MMC) firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.