Support Members

Support members are always welcome. A support member is someone who assists us with events/activities without becoming an official active member of the group. A support member can be a seasonal resident, a local retired person, or any one interested in participating in our activities.

Waupaca County ARES welcomes anyone to attend our meetings to get a better idea of who we are and what we do. Any currently licensed ham is welcome to be involved with our weekly nets, or events that we do. With appropriate training any ham can be involved in our storm spotting nets. We can help any licensed ham obtain storm spotter training from the National Weather Service. We can help anyone interested in obtaining a ham license. Our storm spotting nets include both mobile and fixed stations that transfer their information by radio to a net control station. This information is in turn given to a liaison station that transfers it to the National Weather Service at Green Bay.

Our monthly meetings include training and an “interest” presentation. Some planned presentations include E-sponder Internet reporting system, National Traffic System, repeater operations, geocaching, go-packs & portable HF operations.

Some of the local events we support include the Waupaca Area Triathlon, the Iola Old Car Show and the Bump & Jump mountain bike race.

GRABAAWR, SAGBRAW, and the Bike Northwoods Tours
which are supported by amateur radio operators from the entire state

Bump & Jump mountain bike race. May 2014

ARRL Field Day. June 28-29, 2014

Iola Old Car Show. July 10-13, 2014

Waupaca Area Triathlon. August 16, 2014

Please check our Calendar for more upcoming event details.

We welcome you to join us at our monthly meetings and weekly nets.
Monthly meetings:
Second Thursday at 6pm.
Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Harding St., Waupaca
44° 21.012’N
89° 4.020’W

Weekly net:
Every Sunday at 8:15pm
147.390 MHz PL 118.8 -
B/U 146.925 PL 118.8 -
Alt. 146.490 MHz Simplex