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Waupaca County ARES
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
Past Events


2 Meter Copper J-Pole Antenna

17 participants participated on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, in a 2-Meter Copper J-Pole Build held at Sabertooth Enterprises in Waupaca, WI.

Three antennas were built in teams and tested to SWRs of 1.1 to 1.6.

Each antenna was raffled off amongst the participants.

The winners of the three antennas were:

  1. Trace Frost (KD9ZRB) from Coloma, WI

  2. Cody Lind (KD9QXL) from Manawa, WI

  3. Steve Leitzke (KD9WYC) from Green Bay, WI

Everyone who participated had a great time.

More photos will be coming soon!

Winter Field Day 2024

Winter Field Day 2024 Comments Received:

15% Off All Items

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Thank You to Our Amateur Radio Photographer

Shelly Young

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Hams & Eggs

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Held Saturday ~ January 27th, 2024
at 9 am

at Crystal Cafe - Iola


Come one, Come All
for Good Friends and Good Food

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195 Water Street, Iola, WI 54945

Waupaca County ARES/RACES
celebrated their 
Post-Holiday Banquet 
on Thursday, January 11th, 2024

at the Thirsty Perch in Iola

Cocktails began at 5:30 pm                                       Meal began at 6:00 pm

Members and their family enjoyed a great time.

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Waupaca County ARES members enjoyed a December monthly meeting and Gift Exchange on December 14, 2023.  See Photos Below


WI ARES/RACES Conference 2023
Held Saturday, November 4th, 2023, at McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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Waupaca County Members: EC Chuck Fritz (AC9F); AEC Dave Chroninger (WB9GBG);  Carol Young (KD9WRY);  Carl Young (KD9RMZ); Cody Lind (KD9QXL); Joe Walesewicz; Waushara County EC George Lampere; and DEC Stan Piekarczyk

all enjoyed the 2023 WI ARES/RACES Conference on Saturday, November 4th.

Presentations at the event included:

  • WeComm Linked Repeaters and Website

  • SimCom 2023 Comments 

  • MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) Importance with Hospitals  

  • WI Section of ARRL Website and Contacts

  • WEM (WI Emergency Management)

  • AuxComm (Auxiliary Communications)

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