Mutual Aid Request High Cliff Triathlon Sunday June 19


Calumet County ARES is looking for mutual aid in support of the High Cliff Triathlon on Sunday June 19th. Calumet ARES is covering the bicycle events of a sprint and a 1/2 Iron man course.


Briefing will be at 0600 AM.  The event runs untill 1200 or so.   For those who need to leave earlier, request a location to allow your early departure.

Contact Nate Van Da Huvel at cmsreact@yahoo.com.

This is a good event for mutual aid practice

Thank you

73

Stan Piekarczyk K9STN

Commex 2022-2 info

There will be a DOD MARS CommEx 2022-2 Exercise from May 3 through 7 on 60 meters. For relay information within your county they stress all comms must be radio. No internet/phone/IRLP or echolink. Winlink is NOT part of the exercise, they want voice on 60 meters, channel 1 Upper Side Band. All reports must be real time road conditions, weather, no "exercise input disaster" stuff.

You will get an assignment for information at 0200Z and answer at 1200 local time.

Full explanation of the Exercise is in the youtube video link below. It is 47 minutes long and a very good description of the objective and necessary information. Also in the video is the amount of reliance the DOD MARS and FEMA has on amateur radio.

https://youtu.be/OX88D0Xtq_w

I took three snips of the slides (attached) for key information but highly recommend you watch the video. (only one is below-Admin) 

Also listen to WWV at either 10 or 50 minutes after the hour for updated information.

For airport weather info listen to ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) or AWOS (Surface Weather Observation Station) MARS may ask for the alpha designation used for the report (information Alpha, Baker etc)

Green Bay ATIS 124.1 Appleton ATIS 127.15, Clintonville AWOS120.675, Oshkosh ATIS 125.9, Waupaca AWOS 118.625, Fond du Lac AWOS 134.0. Smaller private airports will refer to the closest airport with active ATIS or AWOS systems for weather.

Any questions feel free respond.

73's and enjoy the learning experience!

Stan K9STN Etc etc etc

 


Michigan AUXCOMM Spring Exercise

 Michigan AUXCOMM Spring Exercise

April 29th ? 31st

Email over Radio!

The purpose of this statewide communications exercise is to demonstrate the ability of Amateur Radio to provide accurate and timely messaging using forms through email over the radio or Telnet (Winlink) to further the mission of AUXCOMM in Michigan with their goal to support local County Emergency Management.

The objectives of this exercise are to:

1) Introduce new Operators to Winlink.

2) Introduce Operators to Winlink forms

3) Validate which counties can operate with Winlink, in support of Emergency Management.

4) Send requested information accurately and concisely.

5) Use plain language in the exercise

The goal is to have a team from each county assigned by the county Emergency Coordinator to gather information from individual Amateur Radio Operators around their county via radio or telnet. The County Emergency Coordinator sends a report of specific information as requested by the State AUXCOMM Coordinator KE8DON using an ICS 213 form and Winlink by telnet or radio to the State EOC. A three-day window is allocated to provide local teams with plenty of opportunities to participate.

To learn more about this program and how it may be helpful to you and your emergency management program contact your local Emergency Coordinator for Amateur Radio or contact Max Schneider, Michigan Section SEC, KE8DON@WINLINK.ORG.

TN Skywarn Net Control Operations Presentation.

 Here is a great video for learning good practices and considerations  for Skywarn nets. I thought that some of the best ideas came after the first part of the presentation..  Dealt with Net Control Operations.

Just watch it yourself ... The first part shows how  the system is set up in  the Tennessee Area.. 

  Skywarn Net Training

SPOTTER TRAINING - ARES MEETING LOCATION

   On April 21st, there will be a Weather Training Webinar during the ARES / RACES Meeting. Looking for the training to be a Weather Spotter? This is where to go.  Second Floor of the Brown County Jail.  3030 Curry Lane... Curry Lane off of University Ave.. near the VA Center.



STORM AWARENESS WEEK . APRIL 4-8 2022


    THANK YOU ALL THAT PARTICIPATED TODA Y IN THE NET !! GLAD  THAT IT WAS NOT A  REAL EVENT BUT GRATEFUL FOR KNOWING YOU ARE THERE IN CASE... 

 (We will be activating a Weather Net at 1:30 pm Thursday April 7th. on the 147.120 repeater..  Please call in  - our participation has always been stellar)  

 

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin will take place April 4-8 this year.

   This annual campaign encourages everyone in the state of Wisconsin to prepare for the tornadoes and severe storms the state frequently experiences during the spring and summer months. It is also a perfect opportunity for school administrators, safety officers and faculty to review their severe weather safety procedures by participating in statewide tornado drills at 1:45 p.m. and  6:45 p.m. on April 7.

Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed 41 tornadoes touched down in the state of Wisconsin during 2021.

  ***Due to technical concerns, the statewide tornado drill no longer includes a live test of the Emergency Alert System. As a result, NOAA Weather Radios and alerts on broadcast TV and radio will not sound an audible alarm. Some communities may still test their outdoor warning sirens during the drill. The state’s NWS offices will also conduct NOAA Weather Radio tests during the drills, which can be heard if actively listening to a weather radio during the drill times.

**If there is a threat of severe weather in Wisconsin on April 7, the statewide drills will be postponed until Friday, April 8. The drill will go on in all other conditions, including non-severe weather (clouds, rain, dark sky, scattered thunderstorms, etc.). If severe weather is also expected
on Friday, the drill will be cancelled.

Notification of the drill status will be posted at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov  by 10:00 a.m. on the morning of April 7.
Department of Public Instruction guidance on holding safety drills during the pandemic is available at https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/safe-schools.

Wisconsin Emergency Management and the NWS encourage your participation in promoting Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. 

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