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  • Horribly Hilly Hundreds 2023
    The date has been set for the Horribly Hilly Hundreds for 2023. The bikes will ride on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Tom, W9TDP is already compiling a list of hams who are interested in volunteering for the day. If you can staff a rest stop, drive a SAG Vehicle, staff Net Control, ride “shot-gun” orContinue reading “Horribly Hilly Hundreds 2023”
  • 2023 Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar
    Dane County ARES was represented at the 2023 Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar on March 25 at Madison College. Chad, WA4ORM did a presentation on NWS/MWK and Jeff, KC9UNZ staffed an ARES information table during the event.
  • Winlink Presentation Feb 23, 2023
    At our monthly meeting on Feb 23 we revisited Winlink. Jeff, KC9UNZ lead the presentation with help from Tom, W9TDP sending winlink messages from Florida. Please see below for a recording of the presentation, and link to the slide deck and a note about the winlink error we ran into. From time to time whenContinue reading “Winlink Presentation Feb 23, 2023”
  • 2023 Bike the Barns Location
    We’ve received initial notification of Bike the Barns plans for 2023. The date will be September 17, 2023 and this year the location will be mostly concentrated in the Mt Horeb / Cross Plains area.
  • 2023 Monthly Meeting Schedule
    We have a tentative schedule of monthly meeting subjects for 2023. Thanks so much for the ideas that came out of the January meeting. For some we have presenters and others we are looking for expertise to either lead the presentation or add expertise. Let us know at if you have some expertise toContinue reading “2023 Monthly Meeting Schedule”
  • Save the Date: SIMCOM 2023
    SIMCOM 2023 – May 3-5 The SIMCOM Planning team is working on SIMCOM 2023 activities. Please plan on joining us for a 2 days of field training, in the Wisconsin Emergency Management East Central and West Central regions (exact locations TBD), focusing on communications. Watch for signup in early March 2023.
  • Results From January 2023 meeting
    Dane ARES folk met in a hybrid meeting on January 26 at Space Place and Zoom. The major agenda from the meeting was to find out what members felt should be important about our work this year. We split into groups and discussed and then came back together to share results. We also requested thatContinue reading “Results From January 2023 meeting”