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SKYWARN Recognition Day

The first weekend in December marks the annual National Weather Service’s 2010 SKYWARN Recognition Day. The event celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARN operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. Now in its 12th year, the 2010 SKYWARN […]

J-Poles at the Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference

I’ve had  the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference for 10 of the last twelve years that it has been offered. The conference, always held in late October is a great time for learning, networking, and sharing. In addition to the presentations and round table discussions at the conference this year, ARES members […]

Simulated Emergency Test 2010

Once again the KB9VBR J-Pole Antennas played an important role in the Marathon County ARES/RACES Simulated Emergency Test. This year we decided to set up a fully functioning incident command post and operate five net control stations during the SET. At the same time as the drill, we greeted passers by at the village of […]

Special Event Station W9K

When I’m not busy building J-Pole antennas I’m usually wearing my other amateur radio hat as Emergency Coordinator for Marathon County, WI ARES/RACES. This Saturday, October 2nd is the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency test, so our group decided to do something a little bit different. This year we are setting up a fully operation Incident […]

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