Oct
11

NEXT MEETING – MONDAY, MARCH 9 – 7:00 p.m.

Our next regular monthly meeting will be held on March 9 – at the Red Cross on 8th street in Manitowoc.

 

***MARK YOUR CALENDARS***

Tuesday, March 31 – 6:00 p.m. – Skywarn training at the EOC in Manitowoc – right across from the Sheriff’s Department.  For more information, check out the link below:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grb/?n=spotters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
08

Notes from the last meeting…………..

Monday, February 9, 2015

Guest speaker was Nick Cluppert, from the Red Cross Oshkosh office. He is the new Disaster Program Specialist for our chapter.  We have use of the building as there are no immediate plans to dispose of the property.  He is willing to continue the working relationship with ARES/RACES and will contact us in the event of a drill/exercise.  Travis KB9YRC and John will be contacting Nancy to meet and discuss the future home for the W9RES station.  A county property or hospital site was mentioned as something to consider, keeping LTC as a backup station.

John NZ9Z remarked that our treasury balance is around $ 300.00.  There was some discussion about possibly having a brat fry fundraiser.  Steve AA9SJ mentioned that the Plymouth WECOMM repeater has been having intermittent issues, especially evenings and weekends.  Cathy Cole has offered a donation of an HT which we hope to set up for Echolink, using existing equipment.  The W9RES Winlink is again operational.  John reminded members to take the required ICS/NIMS training if they haven’t already. Only RACES-badged amateurs would be allowed to operate in the event of a national emergency.

Field day options were discussed including joining with Sheboygan at Taylor Park, or setting up onsite at the Red Cross.

 

 

 

Nov
14

VIDEOS FEATURING SOME OF OUR ARES/RACES MEMBERS

USS Cobia Activation – November 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytjK2zYzVPs

here’s a video of our last Nuclear Plant drill – starts at 45:45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLTmgxhjc0

 

 

 

 

Jun
29

Field Day 2013 – See pictures below……..

cropped KC9WII

Mike, KC9WII enjoying his first Field Day

 

Mike, KC9HQV trying out our 2m setup

Mike, KC9HQV trying out our 2m setup

a chilly start for us and our guests

 

Anne, KC9UHH on 20m

 

something new this year, operating on 2m

something new this year, operating on 2m – John NZ9Z at the radio, Mike KC9HQV and one of our many guests who stopped by

showing off our new banner

 

Apr
09

New Repeater

******Our new repeater is up and running******

Set your radios to 146.895 with a PL tone of 100.0.

 

 

Jul
12

2012 Field Day

.Manitowoc County ARES/RACES members enjoyed views of the Mariner’s Trail on Lake Michigan when they participated in the 2012 Field Day Event on Saturday, June 25.   Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air ham radio event  held annually in the US and Canada.  On the fourth weekend of June of each year, radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Some hams will treat the event as a contest, while others may use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public.

Manitowoc members operated on 20 and 40 meters, and logged a total of 101 contacts during their one-day event.  Portable antennas were erected on site, and radios were operated using emergency power, generated from the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle.  Relatives and friends visited during the day and enjoyed a pot luck supper on the lakeshore.

Click on the pictures below for a closer look or click here and scroll through the SLIDES.

 

Field Day 2012 at the Wayside

Setting up the Portable Antenna

Mike KC9HQV making a contact (QSO)

NZ9Z

KC9UHH

 

 

 

Dan is ready for the picnic supper – Mike KC9HQV is operating in the background

Apr
26

Tower Project Completed

The new tower and HF beam have been installed at the American Red Cross in Manitowoc. A big thank you to the team of volunteers who helped install the tower and the beam. To learn more about Manitowoc County ARES/RACES infrastructure, click here.