Welcome!

From Kyle Schaefer, KC9SDK, 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 immediate distribution to all ARES/RACES members**

Attached is an ICS-213 regarding a MARS HF exercise that has requested ARES/RACES participation. Please tune in and participate if at all possible. Instructions for what and how to report will be in the broadcast message.

In future exercises we will begin testing a reporting tree structure for situation reports.

Kyle Schaefer, KC9SDK
Section Emergency Coordinator
Deputy Chief Radio Officer
Wisconsin ARES/RACES

Read the ICS-213 message here.

We hope you enjoyed the 18th Annual State ARES/RACES Conference as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you!

We would like to know how you felt about this years conference. Would you please take a few minutes and answer the questions on these surveys. We want to make the 2019 conference even better and we need your advice. Please, take a few minutes and answer these two surveys so we can see what was interesting and what can be improved.

Thank you!

Welcome to Our New SEC
We now have a NEW SEC in Wisconsin ARES/RACES! Please welcome Kyle Schaefer, KC9SDK, to his new position in Wisconsin ARES/RACES.

And a thank you should also go out to Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, For his service to our organization.

Welcome to our new West Central DEC
Joshua Roskos, KC9WWH, has accepted the position of WC DEC. His letter of introduction is posted here.
We have a new EC in Portage County
Please welcome Nick Proulx, KC9YLK. His introduction is posted here!
Meet the new leaders stepping up in Wisconsin ARES/RACES

These 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.
Help Support WeComm

(Message from Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, ARRL Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator)
Hello everyone,
Here is a way for all of us to help support WeComm, who has been helping to support our role for many years.
If you use Amazon.com to make any of your on-line purchases, consider using Amazon Smile (http://goo.gl/qTnEfs) instead. It is the same old Amazon that you are used to except this link will allow .5% of your purchase to be donated back to WeComm. It doesn't cost you anything to use this. You can buy anything at Amazon Smile that you can purchase at the regular Amazon site. The link provided above will take you to an Amazon Smile login screen that is basically the same as the login for Amazon except that it automatically selects WeComm as the recipient of the donation.
Thanks to WeComm and I hope that the Amateur community can help out WeComm as much as they have helped us.

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

Check here for the May 2018 Newsletter from SM Patrick Moretti KA1RB. Contains the current STM Report and Tips from K9LGU.

STM Report

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

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.

A reminder of the net is sent each Monday morning. Short exercises or queries are sent about once a month with the reminder. Info bulletins or queries are sent anytime. All WinLink digital operators are welcome, there is no need to be a member of WI ARES/RACES.

New: ARRL 2017 Annual Report
Click here to view the report. Forward from Skip, W9REL.
New: Bulletins from Skip Sharpe, W9REL
I've recently picked up the extra duty of ASEC for Training. One of the things I'll do is publish a Training Bulletin every few weeks. There is a new link in the menu for these bulletins. I've posted TB#1 and TB#2.
An Article from the ARRL Website

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-s-force-of-fifty-answers-the-red-cross-call-in-puerto-rico
SIMCOM 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

The information you need for SIMCOM 2018 is ready. Click here to get a look.

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

Click here to learn more about our new Section Manager.


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

Click here to take a look. PDF - 455KB

The Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference Committee would also like to thank the following for their generous donation of certificates and door prizes: ARRL, Cable Experts, CQ Communication, DX Engineering, HAM Call, HAM Radio Deluxe, HAM Radio Outlet (HRO), KB9VBR Antennas, MFJ Enterprises, Quicksilver Radio, RT Systems, Yaesu.
Wisconsin ARES/RACES Works With:
arrl WEM Amber alert
FEMA Skywarn WeComm