August Membership Meeting

Good afternoon everyone. If you haven’t seen already, our next bi-annual membership meeting will be coming up on Saturday, August 25th in Eau Claire, WI. The meeting will be held at the Jamf office located at 215 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI 54703. There is parking in front of the building along the street, as well as behind the building in the municipal parking ramp which costs $0.50/hour.

Registration will open at 9:30am as in past meetings, with the meeting beginning promptly at 10:00am. The Jamf office is a secure building and as as such access will be limited. If you plan to attend the meeting, please be sure to arrive between 9:30am and 10:00am to gain access to the meeting, after that time access is not guaranteed.

You can see the detailed announcement here for directions to the office as well as a map of available parking. We look forward to seeing you all in August!

73 de Josh KC9WWH

Volunteers Needed

Good morning everyone. Now that we have the new by-laws in place, our backlog has mostly been completed, and we as an organization are being more proactive, we now look to take on some of the larger agenda items.

First, if you are interested in joining the Coordination Committee, Corey KB9BNA will be doing a general training session on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 PM. It will go through the basics of the software that we use, as well as a general background of coordination from start to finish. The session will be done over the web, so you can participate from your computer. If you have any further questions, you can reach him at

Also, we are looking for a group of volunteers willing to help build a new band plan for Wisconsin. Board Member Tony KT9AC has taken the lead on this, and together we hope to have a draft plan to review in a few months. If this is something you would be interested in helping with, please reach out to Tony at

As always, if you have further questions or comments, you can let me know at

Until next time, 73 de Dean KB7QDI

March Meeting Update

I want to thank the membership who attended the meeting at HRO in Milwaukee last Saturday (3/17) for allowing me the opportunity to continue as a member of the WAR board, and for the board’s trust in me to continue as President. It is through the leadership of Greg, Chris, Corey, and Dave, that we’d been able to accomplish so much in the last 6-9 months. And it’s my hope that we can take this organization even further.

With the new by-laws in place, we now have seven board members. Along with myself, your new board include Rick W9RIX (Vice-President), Josh KC9WWH (Secretary), Chris KC9NVV (Treasurer), Bill WQ9A, Mike N9OEZ, and Tony KT9AC.

For now you can still reach me at, but in the near future we’ll also set up our website and email server to transition to the new titles per the by-laws. Keep an eye on the website for new information soon.

Until next time, 73 de Dean KB7QDI