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Wisconsin ARES/RACES

Wisconsin ARES®/RACES HF Net

Wisconsin ARES®/RACES HF Net
FREQ. - 3967 kHz Primary, 3977.5 kHz Secondary
SUNDAYS AT 8:00 AM Central Time
Travis Augustine, W9HDG (net manager)

Remember, you need not be a member of Wisconsin ARES/RACES to check into this weekly net. It meets on 3967 KHz at 8:00 AM Central time. You are invited to participate!

Hello everyone,

First I want to say thank you to all the people who have helped with doing the net control. Everyone has done a great job and I hope to have you back in 2011. For those who have thought about doing net control but have held back for some reason, please e-mail me, and I will be glad to help and get you started. It’s not hard and you can gain useful experience if you have to be net control in an emergency. My e-mail address are at the bottom of this letter.

The continued success of this net is not just from me as the net manager or the net control stations, rather, it is from everyone that checks in.  Our Ares/Races HF net keeps an orderly system going and everyone gets a chance to say something. This is accomplished by you, the check ins. Ares/Races news and information is passed with everyone getting a chance to listen and talk. This net meets every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. central time, on 3967 kHz primary, 3977.5 kHz secondary, depending upon band conditions. All frequencies could be +/- depending upon current band usage.  The purpose of this net is to provide training, education, and information regarding ARES/RACES matters. The net is also registered as an affiliate of the National Traffic System and is available for handling formal NTS traffic.

We have started net topics once again and it seems to be a great success. This time we have asked you for the ideas on what to have for a topic. I started a list and we have discussed some of the topics and everyone says the net is more interesting. The list I have is too long to put here but the topics are all good things that have to deal with Ares/Races and emergencies. If you have an idea for a topic, send me an e-mail and I’ll add it to the list.

Now I would like to add a reminder about who can check into the Ares/Races net. In one word, everyone! Let other people know that you don’t have to be a member of an Ares/Races group to check in. As long as you have a general class license or higher you can join the net. Also remember to tell other members of your Ares/Races group to check in. The net is not for EC’s or DEC’s only, it’s for all to take part in. One thing I like is that we have check ins from other states also. We have had people check into the net from Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan to name a few.

If you have an idea for a topic or would like information about taking a turn at net control or just need some info on the net you can feel free to e-mail me.

My e-mail address is:

Remember the ARES/RACES HF net is on Sundays at 8:00 AM central time on 3967 kHz.

Travis Augustine, W9HDG
Wisconsin ARES/Races
HF net manager

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