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
Yaesu System Fusion, DSTAR and use of SharkRF openSpot
Douglas Lofreddo, N4UCM, Communications and Warning Officer, WEM - (See N4UCM'S Bio Here.)
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.)
Douglas Lofreddo, N4UCM, Communications and Warning Officer, WEM (See N4UCM'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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