Membership Meeting

Just a quick reminder that this coming Saturday, March 16th we will be having our semi-annual membership meeting at Ham Radio Outlet, located at 5710 Good Hope Road in Milwaukee. We plan to start at 10am and look forward to seeing everyone to discussing the progress made as well as plans for the future.

73
Josh KC9WWH

FAQ’s Now Live

Questions? Questions? Check out our new FAQ section!

We’ve compiled a list of some of your most asked questions and built out a FAQ section on the site where you can view common questions and answers across several topics including repeater coordination, membership, annual updates and more.

Take a look and if you have some recommendations on topics you’d like to see listed, send your questions to anyone on the board. All our emails are listed at the bottom of every webpage.

73
Josh KC9WWH

Updated Band Plan Now Available

Wisconsin Association of Repeaters is happy to release this 2019 update to our radio band plan. We have updated our guidance to include narrowband channels to use with modern equipment, depreciating the use of 420-430Mhz ATV in favor of additional link channels, reminders of our northern latitude “A-line” restrictions near the Canadian border and general guidance for low-power, neighborhood “hot-spots” used for new digital modes.

We welcome comments and suggestions to make our band plan better for everyone to use and continue working with adjacent states to have a clear cohesive plan for our ham radio hobby’s best interests. Pertinent information is called out in this guide with color-coding.

You can find the updated band plan at the top of the page under Governing Documents.

73
Tony KT9AC

Second Notice: Annual Updates

Hello everyone.  We just mailed out the second notice for the annual renewal forms.  We ask that when you get them to sign and return as soon as possible.  If you have minor updates, like mailing or email address changes, you can enter those changes as part of the annual renewal.  If you have changes to your repeater system (power, antenna, location, HoC, etc), then new C and S forms will need to be filled out with those changes, and those will be handled separately.

Annual renewals that are not returned will be processed for de-coordination.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  

Until next time, 
73 de Dean KB7QDI

January Repeater Coordinations

The end of January is almost here and Jack Frost has greeted us with chilly week, but unlike many of the business that are closed, WAR is not. Below is a list of the latest round of repeater coordinations.

CallsignLocationFrequencyCTCSSNotes
W9RICAppleton, WI224.500100.0Analog
N9PAYGreen Bay, WI443.50625DMR
N9PAYMilwaukee, WI444.53125DMR
KB9QJNIrma, WI146.640114.8Analog & P25

Coordination of these repeaters doesn’t mean they are necessarily on the air yet, but have been coordinated to use these frequencies when ready.

73
Josh KC9WWH