Home Station Recommendations and Objectives

  • Improve and test communications with all State Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) and Local Health Departments by having one statewide exercise and three local exercises

  • Link the first phase of WeComm repeaters and develop and publish linking procedures

  • Ensure all WI ARES/RACES teams update their rosters with the SEC, or his/her designate, at least annually

  • Publish recommended WI ARES/RACES member station guidelines:
    • VHF Base Station – minimum 6DB gain antenna at 20 feet high with 20 watts of transmitter power
    • UHF Base Station – Implement a UHF base station if not already part of the member’s system
    • HF Station – 75 meters, ensure antenna efficiency and as much operating power as legally and practically possible
    • HF Station – 160 meters, install a transmitting antenna, if possible

  • Use the Incident Command System for all ARES/RACES public service special events
Wisconsin ARES/RACES Works With:
arrl WEM Amber alert
FEMA Skywarn WeComm