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.)
Mark your Calendars!
The date for 2018 Wisconsin State Conference is October 13th, 2018! See you all there.
We're looking for volunteers to bring in their go-kitsHey Everyone! For one of the sessions this year at the WI ARES/RACES State Conference, we'd like to have a session on go-kits. To do this, we're looking for volunteers to bring in their go-kits, along with doing a short 5-10 minute talk on the benefits their go-kit has/will provide them during an activation. If you're interested in presenting your go-kit at this years conference, send an email to by May 20th with your callsign, photo of the go-kit, and a brief description of your go-kit and its features. We will be reviewing all submissions at the next meeting.
WI ARES/RACES Conference Committee Chairperson
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!
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
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
ARRL ARES/RACES E-Letter
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
Dark Sky ExcerciseWI NATIONAL GUARD RELEASE: Dark Sky exercise slated for May 15-17 at sites across state.
For more information go to our Calendar Page.
Welcome to our new West Central DECJoshua Roskos, KC9WWH, has accepted the position of WC DEC. His letter of introduction is posted here.
We have a new EC in Portage CountyPlease welcome Nick Proulx, KC9YLK. His introduction is posted here!
This is an article on the ARRL website:
In addition this was received from Skip Sharpe, W9REL,
Wisconsin RACES Chief Radio Officer :
SIMCON Review from WI DMA
WI ARES/RACES gets a nice mention from the Deparment of Military afairs. Read the article here!
NEW!! SIMCOM 2018 Is on it's way
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
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 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.