21st Annual
Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference/ARRL Convention 2019
Presented by WeComm Ltd in cooperation with Wisconsin ARES/RACES
Saturday, October 19, 2019
McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM – DOORS OPEN AT 9:00 AM


9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Registration Opens
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM Welcome, Introductions and Awards.
Kyle Schaefer, KC9SDK - Section Emergency Coordinator
(See KC9SDK'S Bio Here.)
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM Words from our Section Manager
Patrick Moretti, KA1RB - WI Section Manager, ARRL
(See KA1RB's Bio Here.)
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Your WECOMM Network
Kyle Schaefer, KC9SDK, President, WeComm, Ltd.
(See KC9SDK's Bio Here.)
10:45 AM to 11:00 PM Networking Break
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Strategic National Stockpile(SNS): What it is and the role of ARES/RACES in the distribution of the SNS in Wisconsin
Kay Mittlestadt-Lock and Joseph Cordova, WI DHS
(See Kay's Bio Here and Joe's Bio Here.)
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM Lunch (Either in all purpose room or on your own) ARES/RACES Apparel Info and more...
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM Digital 101, Infrastructure to User
John Kruk, N9UPC, EC St Croix County - (See N9UPC'S Bio Here.)
John Hamilton, KD9IBT, Manitowoc ARES/RACES - (See KD9IBT'S Bio Here.)
1:50 PM - 2:45 PM
Digital Breakout Sessions
System Fusion II/Wires-X
John Kruk, N9UPC, EC St Croix County - (See N9UPC'S Bio Here.)
Hotspot types. How to get on the digital voice mode
John Hamilton, KD9IBT, Manitowoc County ARES/RACES - (See KD9IBT'S Bio Here.)
Using DMR
Chris Dewane, AB9RP, Manitowoc County ARES/RACES - (See AB9RP'S Bio Here.)
Winlink
Skip Sharpe, W9REL, ASEC Training - (See W9REL'S Bio Here.)
D-RATS
Michael Bresnahan, KC9ZJF, AEC Northwoods ARES/RACES and Matt Baumann, N9NMH - (See KC9ZJF's Bio Here and N9NMH's Bio Here.)
2:45 PM to 3:00 PM Networking Break. (Pickup door prizes, winning numbers posted in lobby)
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Credentialing ARES Connect and WICAMS
Kevin Gierke, Mission Support Analysis WEM (See Kevin'S Bio Here.)
Kyle Schaefer, KC9SDK, Section Emergency Coordinator (See KC9SDK'S Bio Here.)
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM First Net Overview, as it relates to ARES/RACES
Aaron Midthun, First Net Solutions Consultant (See Aaron'S Bio Here.)
4:00 to 4:30 Closing Remarks and GRAND Door Prizes
5:00 PM Library closes
OPTIONAL  
5:15 PM

Dinner at Lake Aire Supper Club.
Menu at http://www.lakeairesupperclub.com

Click here for a PDF (printable) version of the Itinerary.
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