Manitowoc County. EC

Hello folks, my name is Ken Ivey and my callsign is KD9AQM and I hail from Manitowoc, having moved here about 6 years ago from Tennessee after marrying someone from the area. My vocation is web design and online marketing.

I've been a member of ARES/RACES since licensed in 2014 - so yes, I'm a relative newcomer to the hobby. Fortunately, I've enjoyed lots of support from the radio club members here and have learned a lot.

One of the things that attracted me to EMCOMM was the community service aspect. I'm no stranger to this concept, having served on the boards of (and volunteering in) several local service organizations and clubs both here in Wisconsin as well as Tennessee.

Ham radio fascinates me, in that you can take comparatively older and less efficient equipment and means of communication, and through technology make it work for you in a more conventional way - sending email via radio for instance. I've watched operators send and receive photos to the space station from a HT in the parking lot, so I know we can do a lot more than most folks think amateur radio is capable of.

I'm looking forward to working with you, especially in neighboring counties, to learn and share ideas in order to better serve our communities.

Ken Ivey KD9AQM

Walworth County EC

Greetings, my name is Elijah Larson. I am the new Emergency Coordinator for Walworth County ARES/RACES in the South East District. I began my public service adventure as a Firefighter EMT with a rural Fire Department in southeast Wisconsin. I am currently employed with a private ambulance service where I am part of a team that provides paramedic services to area Fire Departments and medical transports for the area hospitals and nursing homes. I was first licensed in amateur radio in 2011 and made the move to general in 2014. I sit as the Sullivan Committee team representative for Walworth County weather spotters. After serving as team leader for two years. This will be my seventh year with Walworth County ARES/RACES. In September of 2017, I earned the appointment of an ARRL official relay station. I am a regular on the section National Traffic System nets, and local ARES nets. Fort Atkinson is home for me, I live there with my wife Jennifer KD9BRB, our dog Jameson, and three cats.

I am grateful to be given the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated men and women from all backgrounds. I am glad to have such an exceptional group of AECs to help me along the way. I plan on building on our current relationships. While also, promoting this wonderful tool of amateur radio to officials at all levels in local and county government, health care, and disaster relief agencies. I believe in working hard to prepare for the worst, while hoping for the best. And, along the way having as much fun as I can. I look forward to working with all of you in future drills and deployments. Until then, 73 and good DX.

-Eli Larson, K9ILJ Walworth County ARES/RACES Emergency Coordinator
Walworth County Weather Spotters SULCOM Team Representative

Portage County. EC

Hello everyone this is KC9YLK, Nicholas Proulx, I am the new EC for Portage County. I have been active in ham radio since I saw Portage Country ARES/Races at an event in 2012. I saw how the operators were passing long distance radio communications over 2 meters counties away and our fire department radios have issues passing traffic miles away. After passing my tech test I received a package from my uncle N9AWG, with my first HT and Mobile radio and I've been on the air ever since.

I am a Captain on the Town of Hull Fire Department, located near Stevens Point, I have been active in emergency services for the last 16 years. I look forward to working with everyone in the area and across the state to better serve the community in which we live in. Hope to hear you in the air.

I can be reached at and cell phone of 715-570-4284


Wisconsin ARES/RACES Works With:
arrl WEM Amber alert
FEMA Skywarn WeComm