WASHARES is the ARES/RACES organization in Washington County, Wisconsin. Its members train to respond to various types of disasters upon activation by the Washington County Emergency Coordinator (EC) or the Washington County Emergency Manager. The members are located in different areas of the county such as West Bend, Germantown, Menomonee Falls, Jackson, and Kewaskum.


WASHARES is a member of the Wisconsin ARES/RACES group. For more information, visit their website at wi-aresraces.org

Every Thursday at 8:15 P.M., we have a weekly drill and check-in on the Washington County ARES repeater. It’s open to all licensed Amateur Radio operators and also for anyone interested in the Washington County Weather Net. Our monthly meeting is held online via the Zoom program and starts after the Washington County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) meeting on the third Monday of every month. If you want to attend our meetings, send an email to Gary Sutcliffe, W9XT, at w9xt@unifiedmicro.com, and he will notify you of the meetings. Here’s our typical meeting agenda:

– 7:00 P.M.: Washington County ARC Presentation
– 7:30 P.M.: Washington County ARC Meeting
– 8:00 P.M. (Approximately): Washington County ARES/RACES.