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.)
**NEW** Messages from Bill Niemuth, KB9ENO
WeComm is taking applications for the Treasurer position. The new Treasurer will start in April 2015. The ideal candidate will have a financial background and education in accounting, finance or business analysis. This volunteer position will work with WeComm's President to ensure WeComm's accounting is accurate and reports are made to the Board of Directors on a timely basis. The Treasurer also works with the outside tax preparation firm on an annual basis to ensure IRS filings are made accurately and timely.
Broad experience in Microsoft Excel is essential and Quick Books helpful, but we can train Quick Books.
If you are interested in becoming an officer for a progressive and exciting 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, please send your resume to Bill Niemuth, President, WeComm, Ltd. at .
We embrace diversity in our organization and encourage you to apply.
And one more:
Help Support WeComm(Message from Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, ARRL Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator)
Here is a way for all of us to help support WeComm, who has been helping to support our role for many years.
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Thanks to Bill Niemuth for his work on setting this up and I hope that the Amateur community can help out WeComm as much as they have helped us.
A new presentation about ARES/RACES from SkipCRO Skip Sharpe, W9REL, has put together a very nice multi-media presentation to familiarize people with what ARES/RACES is all about. It includes speakers notes.
Click here to access the files. (This link is also available from the main menu under "Training.")
Some photos from the Senior Staff meeting and the presentation to Don, W9IXGAt the ARES/RACES Senior Staff meeting in Shawano, there was a presentaion made to Don, W9IXG, for his years of service. Take a look here.
Updated: Weather Spotter Training Schedule
W9AWX on his twitter feed provided the link to the Wisconsin 2015 Storm Spotter Traing schedules:
The Recap of the 2014 State Conference is Online!
The ARES/RACES State Conference photos and audio files are online. Take look here.
And the Powerpoint presentations have been added to the appropriate pages of the 2014 Conference Recap. So if you want to see the graphics to go along with the audio, there it is.
The latest issue of the Wisconsin ARES/RACES Newsletter is onlineThe Fall/Winter issue of the Newsletter has been posted online. To view it, you can use the Navigation system above or click here.
The Newsletter contains information on the State Conference and some Activities involving the Dunn County ARES/RACES group this summer.
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.
You can watch the videos here.
SIMCOM is a functional Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program exercise headed by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) that coordinates and tests the interoperability of Emergency Communication capabilities from multiple agencies (federal, state, county, local and defense agencies). This year it was on May 16th at Jefferson County Fair Park .
Here is all the information!
Dodge and Columbia County ARES Members help the Sheriff's Department track some interferenceFor a report on the Dodge and Columbia Counties ARES groups using their radio skills to help track down intererferance to Dodge County 911, go to the County Page and click on Dodge County.
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
Wisconsin ARES/RACES Represented at the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management
East Central District EC Stan Piekarczyk, K9STN, Outagamie County EC John Kreski, AB9NN and Outagamie County AEC Andy Cox, KC9TAE represented Wisconsin ARES/RACES at the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security at the Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Appleton in March.
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.
**NEW** Hello from the Grant County EC
NewslettersIf your ARES/RACES group supplies me a copy of your newsletter, it will be posted on your County page.
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.
Click here for the newsletter.
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!
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