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.)
The 2017 WISCONSIN ARES/RACES CONFERENCE is in the history books now. We want to thank all of the attendees and presenters. It was one of the best conferences ever. Thanks to everyone.
The Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference Committee See some photos from the conference here.
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
Wisconsin ARES/RACES Apparel Store OpeningWant to update your ARES/RACES wardrobe? The Apparel Store will be open on October 20th through Black Friday November 24. You will have 30 days to place orders and get them before the holidays! Super! On October 20th (not before) this link will be live to the Wisconsin ARES/RACES Apparel Store
Hurricane - Puerto Rico InformationThere is a lot of activity on the air centered on the Hurricane activity in the gulf and we have links to a lot of articles on our Facebook page for those that are interested:
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 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 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.