Dane/Iowa ARES/RACES discusses APRS - A disconnected Node at the July 15, 2020 Meeting

Jeff lead a discussion on APRS for the July 15 meeting. Having toyed with it last year at Bike the Barns, particularly with a setup that was not connected to the internet, he wanted to demo how he set up a node using his Kenwood TH-D72 and a small laptop and was able to track SAG vehicles while unconnected to the internet. He also demonstrated how connecting it to the internet both receives and transmits local locations.
Sadly there is no zoom video of this meeting, however the presentation and a link to the software used can be found below.
Link to APRSISCE/32 software
For those who would like feel free to message Jeff KC9UNZ's APRS node at address KC9UNZ-11. It is up and running for the foreseeable future.

Denny K9LGU spoke to the Dane/Iowa County ARES/RACES group about the National Traffic System

On June 17th Denny K9LGU gave us an overview of the National Traffic System as well as tips on the best ways to send traffic. It was an exciting meeting too since in the middle of it everyone got to experience a Zoom bombing. I've learned never to make a meeting ID, AND PASSWORD, publicly available. Please see below for a number of items from the meeting. You will find a links to the video (I've removed the Zoom bomb, so there will be a short interruption in the middle), the presentation (PDF and Powerpoint), copies of the Radiogram form and the ICS 213 and some practice messages to send.

Denny K9LGU, ARES Wisconsin Section Traffic Manager will Present this Month

Denny, K9LGU will be joining us to talk about the National Traffic System on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM. He is the ARES Wisconsin Section Traffic Manager. Since we've been wrestling of late with creating Radiograms and ICS-213 messages, and since we announce that we will accept NTS messages at the beginning of every one of our net meetings I figured we should have have a passing familiarity with the National Traffic System, just in case we get someone who has an "NTS" message! Please see below for the Zoom Meeting Invitation.

Please use the information below to connect to our meeting on Wednesday.

Topic: Dane/Iowa County ARES Monthly Meeting
Time: Jun 17, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Phone: 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 826 3880 4742
Password: 797149

Dane ARES/RACES May 2020 Monthly Meeting

The May 2020 Monthly Meeting will be held virtually again this month on May 20 at 7:00 PM.

We'll be discussing the Dane County EOC move from downtown to a location in Fitchburg. They have asked us about what we needed for the move and we'd like to get the widest possible expertise about what needs we have for the EOC.

The URL for the meeting will be: https://bit.ly/2Z3D09s

If you need to use Dial-up: 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 896 3051 0779
Password: 748122

Also, if you'd like to view the recording and the materials from our last meeting please visit http://daneares.org/meeting-materials

Dane ARES Monthly meeting on April 15

The Next Meeting of Dane County ARES/RACES will be on April 15 at 7:00.

This will, again, be a virtual meeting using zoom.
The address will be https://zoom.us/j/250926940?pwd=SDhsT2Fkb0pTN3VFSDlSaXo3VDQzZz09.
If you need to dial in by phone use +1 312 626 6799 and meeting ID: 250 926 940 and the repeater frequency we use on Wednesdays will be our password: 147150
To review the materials from the March meeting please go to http://daneares.org/meeting-materials.

Dane ARES Meeting March 24

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Dane County ARES/RACES membership on Tuesday, March 24, 7-8:30PM

UW Space Place, 2300 S Park St # 100, Madison, WI 53713.


  • Wisconsin Emergency Management Communications and Warning Officer Paul Hughes will be telling us about WEM
  • Discuss meeting time/date and location as the 3rd Wednesday of each month. (UW Space Place is not available)
  • Show and tell
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