Washington County Wisconsin ARES/RACES


WI-ARES Logo Welcome to WASHARES

WASHARES is the Washington County, Wisconsin, ARES/RACES organization. Our membership trains to respond to disasters of all types when activated by the Washington County Emergency Coordinator (EC) or the Washington County Emergency Manager. Our members are located in all areas of Washington County Wisconsin. We have members in West Bend, Germantown, Menomonee Falls, Jackson and Kewaskum.


WASHARES is a member of Wisconsin ARES/RACES. http://www.wi-aresraces.org

Our Meetings .........


During the Covid 19 Pandemic, WASHARES meetings are being held online via the ZOOM protocol. We welcome everyone to attend. To join our meetings drop an email to Gary Sutcliffe, W9XT at w9xt@unifiedmicro.com and request to be notified of the meetings.

We have an on the air drill and check-in every Thursday night at 8:15 pm. We hold these check-ins on the 147.21 +600 (127.3 PL) Washington County ARES Repeater. This is an open checkin and all licensed Amateur Radio operators are welcome. This is also the Washington County Weather net repeater so those of you wishing to participate please join us on the drill at 8:15 on Thursdays.

Two birds with one stone ............ or at least 2 meetings with one visit

Our meeting now will FOLLOW the Washington County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) meetings which have moved to Wednesday nights

7:00 A Washington County ARC Presentation

7:30 Washington County ARC Meeting

8:00 (approximately) Washington County ARES/RACES

The 147.210 Antenna is up!

The new antenna is in the air and WASHARES has a MUCH stonger voice in SE Wisconsin.
Click here to take a look at the photos of the antenna installation!
Thanks to Vic, KB9UKE, for the photos.

Our 7.10 repeater will also be used as an alternate repeater to SE District 6.85 repeater during emergencies and drills. Thanks to all of those people who had a hand in getting this great piece of equipment on the air!

Script for Net Control

If you are going to be Net Control for the Thursday night net, click here to get the script. (PDF 48K)

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