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! October 21, 2017
The Conference Committee is already working on the 2017 Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference.
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)
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
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
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
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!)
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 nstallation of another part of the WeComm sytem.
Get to know Patrick Moretti, KA1RB
Section Manager (SM) WI
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.
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.)
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.