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2011 Simulated Emergency Test

October 1, 2011 marks the date for the 2011 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET). The SET is a readiness exercise to test the capabilities of ARES/RACES emergency communications groups. Unlike Field Day which is more points based and social, the SET drill is usually based around a scenario. This year our local ARES/RACES group chose […]

KB9VBR J-Pole antenna deployed for Emcomm Service

On Sunday, April 10 one of the largest one day tornado outbreaks hit the State of Wisconsin. 14 tornados where recorded, including an EF-3 twister that hit the city of Merrill, WI. Amateur radio operators from Marathon and Lincoln counties where pressed into action that day as SKYWARN severe weather spotters and to provide emergency […]

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 […]

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