It is strongly encouraged to check into nets not only your club’s net but surrounding nets as well. This is a great way to check your equipment, and to hone your skills in operating. Also volunteer to be a net control operator, as this also helps you to be prepared to help in an emergency or at an event. (Click Here for link to Area Nets)


Sauk co ARES/RACES 147.315 (123) 19:00
Hidden Valley ARC 146.895 (114.8) 19:30
Marquette co ARES/RACES 146.745(123) {alt 146.565 sim} 19:30
Yellow thunder arc 147.315 (123) 20:00
Riverland ARC 146.970 (131.8) 20:00
Richland co ARES/RACES 146.910 (131.8) 18:30 (Spring & Summer) 19:30 (Fall & Winter)

Dodge co skywarn 146.640 (123) 19:30


Southwest district ARES/RACES net
first Wednesday of each month at 19:30 on Wisconsin Interstate Network
WI9WIN Winnetwork link repeaters

Juneau co a/r 146.850 (123) 19:00
Dane co a/r 147.150 (123) 20:00
Mara (Madison Area Repeater Association) 147.150 (123) 21:00

Columbia co a/r 147.015 (123) {alt 147.555 sim} 19:30
Vernon co a/r 145.170 (131.8) 21:00                                                                                                       ARES/RACES VHF Net
WECOMM link System  Chose the repeater closes to you
1900 Last Thursday of each Month



Wisconsin HF Nets  (Click Here)
All times listed are local time:

Wisconsin Weather Net (WWN) 3982.5 khz 6:00 am to 7:15 am
Badger Emergency Net (BWN) 3985 khz 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Wisconsin Sideband Net (WSBN) 3985 khz 5:15 pm to 5:45pm
Wisconsin ARES Net (ARES) 3977.5 khz 6:00 pm Sun.
Wisconsin Novice Net (WNN) 3555 khz 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Wisconsin Slow Speed Net (WSSN) 3555 khz 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Wisconsin Interstate Net (Early) WIN/E 3555 khz 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Wisconsin Interstate Net (Late) WIN/L 3555 khz 10:00 pm to 10:15 pm

A Good Repeater Locator Site
a good up to date site to locate repeater

Online QSL Maker
This is a good site where you can make your own QSL cards.

How & Where to Install Your Antenna
Many PVR members are interested in constructing their own antennas. Here is a site for HINTS AND TIPS on where and how to install your antenna after it is constructed.

HF Propagation
International Beacon Project Transmission Schedule From NCDFX/IARU
Reverse Beacon Network— From
Band Conditions

Make your own 2-meter antenna.
2M/440 MHz Dual Band Copper J-Pole From N7QVC
2 Meter Antennas A Bunch — From
2M Fan Antenna (Yes From an Electrical fan)
2 M 1/2-Wave J-Pole — VHF-FM (Stealth) Antenna — From KB1GTR & KB1DIG
2M Self Supporting J-Pole for Emergency Use — From Bob Hejl W2IK
2M Log-Periodic Dipole Array — From The ARRL
2m 8db collinear for portable use.From M3FVB
2m Quagi By W5UN
2M Yagis a Bunch — From The Antenna Elmer
2M Quadix — from Ross W1HBQ
2m 8db collinear for portable use.M3FVB
3 element 2-meter Yagi — From The ARRL
5 element 2-meter Yagi — From The ARRL
2M 9 Element Yagi
6dB COLINEAR VHF ANTENNA  — From Harry Lythall – SM0VPO
BiQuad For 2m/440 – FROM KE4UYP
Building A 2-meter J-Pole Antenna By Jaden
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF — From Kent WA5VJB
The Simplest Collinear — From Ross W1HBQ
Cycloid Collinear, a CP Omni for 2M from Ross  W1HBQ
Desk Buddy 2M Antenna – From Bob W2IK
DDRR – for 2M — Directional Discontinuity Ring Radiator Antenna
Grid Yagi  — From Ross W1HBQ
Halo Antenna 2M– From N2KBK
Halo Antenna 2M Square — From N4UJW
HO Collinear, a Horizontal Omni for 2M from Ross  W1HBQ
PacketRadio Operator’s Antenna Handbook — Antenna Basics, 2M & 6M Antennas
SlimJim 2M Antenna
Sperrtof 2M Antenna — aka Sleeve Dipole or Sleeve J-Pole. By ON4CFC Via Antennex
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) – By KB0YKI
VHF/UHF Antennas — By KB0YKI  — J-Poles, Super J-Pole, Omnidirectional, Quads, Yagis

Homebrew 440 antennas.
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF — From Kent WA5VJB
Coaxial Collinear Antenna — 432 MHz — From Via N9ZIA
Small 70cm Yagi — From The ARRL
9 dB, 70cm, Collinear Antenna From Coax — Version I — From N1HFX
2M/440 MHz Dual Band Copper J-Pole From N7QVC
432 8 Element Quagi Antenna By N2KBK
440 MHz — 2 Element & 4 Element Yagi’s – From The Antenna Elmer
430 MHz Antennas A Bunch— From
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) – By KB0YKI
UHF EggBeater Antenna – From ON6WG / F5VIF
432MHz 8 Element Quagi Antenna — By IK1HGE

Sites to purchase Amateur Radio Equipment

Ham Radio Outlet
Ham City
DX Engineering
The Antenna Farm
Cheap Ham                                                                                                                                                                       MTC 

Fema’s National Incident Management System

Link to FEMA’s Training site to get certified to participate in ARES/RACES (Click Here)