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."
The 20th Annual State ARES/RACES Conference and
From Patrick J Moretti, KA1RB SM
I do not have the words to express my thoughts at this time other than to let you know with great sadness of the passing of Don Michalski, W9IXG. He was my mentor and friend. As Section Manager Don led the way for many of the improvements Amateur Radio saw in Wisconsin. His dedication to Public Service helped provide a strong foundation for ARES/RACES and all facets of Amateur Radio. His work goes on supported by the many folks who knew him and appreciated his energy and drive. Follow the link below for more information: https://www.channel3000.com/obituaries/donald-e-michalski/781840304
Welcome to Our New SECWe 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 DECJoshua Roskos, KC9WWH, has accepted the position of WC DEC. His letter of introduction is posted here.
We have a new EC in Portage CountyPlease 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)
Do you have questions about location and frequencies of the equipment on the WeComm Network, take a look!
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
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 ReportClick here to view the report. Forward from Skip, W9REL.
New: Bulletins from Skip Sharpe, W9RELI'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
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
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
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