Welcome

Welcome to the home of Dane County ARES/RACES. If you'd like to know more about our group, visit the About Us page. If you don't find the information you need or you have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

January Meeting

Agenda items:

  • Fill out and turn in a 2015 membership form. Blank forms will be provided. If you'd like to get a head start, grab the blank form here. We're going to try something new this year... if none of your contact information has changed then you are not required to fill out an updated membership form but you do need to tell me that you want to remain a member (via in-person, email, radiogram, phone, etc.).
  • New ID cards will be distributed if they're ready in time. If they're not ready, they will be brought to the next meeting and/or mailed.
  • Updates from the leadership team and Q&A.
  • Discuss plans for 2015--bring your ideas! I'd like to finalize the 2015 schedule as early as possible this year.
  • Hands-on radiogram workshop (fulfill that yearly requirement of sending at least one radiogram!).
  • Show-and-tell of any (new or old) equipment anyone brings in.

UW Space Place
2300 S Park St; Madison, WI (lower level)

Date/Time: 
01/21/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Excellence in Amateur Radio

Don Michalski, W9IXG, was presented an Excellence in Amateur Radio award from the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association!

General Meeting - Skywarn

Agenda items:

  • Storm spotter "Skywarn" training with specific emphasis on how Dane County ARES/RACES supports Skywarn activities in Dane County.
  • Attending this meeting will satisfy the requirement to attend Skywarn training every other year.
  • Distribution of yearly ID cards to applicable members.

UW Space Place
2300 S Park St; Madison, WI (lower level)

Date/Time: 
03/26/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

General Meeting - Dane County EOC

Agenda items:

  • Tour the Dane County Emergency Operations Center and the radio room within.

Dane County Public Safety Building
115 W Doty St
Madison, WI

Meet in the first floor lobby (just inside the door from Doty St). We'll move to the EOC promptly at 7:00 PM.

This facility does not have parking. Park on the street (street meters are free after 6 PM) or in a nearby Madison parking ramp (not free).

Date/Time: 
04/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

ARES Meeting

Agenda items:

  • SET review/debrief
  • Discussion with hams that helped with the Chicago Marathon (WA9CBR, KB9UAX, KC9FKV, and/or K2VB)
  • Presentation on NBEMS by K3QB. NBEMS is a digital messaging mechanism somewhat similar to Winlink.

UW Space Place
2300 S Park St; Madison, WI (lower level)

Date/Time: 
10/16/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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