Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Radio Group

Welcome to the Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Radio Group.

To Teach, Learn, Serve Our Community, and create a Friendly Environment to Promote Amateur Radio and to have FUN! This group is open to ALL who would like to join to help the Central Wisconsin Community

W9MRA Repeater Information

Main VHF - 146.790 -.6Mhz Pl Tone 114.8

Backup VHF - 147.330 +.6Mhz Pl Tone 114.8

UHF - 442.425 +5Mhz Pl Tone 114.8

New decal

The Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Radio Group's Communications Trailer is coming along. Decals were put on today. Mike @ Rapids Sign did a Great Job!!!

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New Coms trailer

Hello everyone. The Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Group are now proud owners of a brand new Coms Trailer. Plans are in the works to get it set up.

Ham radio on ISS

On May 15, 2020, Canadian students used ham radio to talk with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, currently aboard the International Space Station. Thanks to ham radio operators and the International Space Station program, the students were able to participate from their homes. Learn more about ham radio aboard the space station: https://go.nasa.gov/2DRPAeK

P.I.T Count 2021

Volunteers are needed for a Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count that will be held January 27th from 11pm to 3am. Volunteers will be assigned an area in south Wood County and will travel in groups of 3-4. Volunteers will conduct interviews with participating homeless people and offering information about resources that can help. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers do not need any related skills but will be required to attend a training (January 27th at 10:30pm) and will need to fill out an application. There will be walking and volunteers may need to provide his/her own transportation for the group. Volunteers need to dress appropriately for the weather and bring along a flash light. Vest and any other supplies will be provided. Volunteers who are interested should contact United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center at 715-421-0390 or contact the HOWARG Group at admin@howarg.org

FM38 update

11-16-2020

We like to thank the folks at FM38 for the link up to the Rapids 442

Please visit the web page on more information on FM38 on the link below

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FM38 Update

Hello everyone. All the hardware has been installed and is working.

Next week starting November 10th 2020 we will be doing the final testing of the system before going live on the FM38 Network. The 442 repeater will also be worked on to set the final setting to make the system work together.

We will have more updates by next week

FM38 Coming soon

FM38 Linked repeater coming soon.

P.I.T Count 2020

Volunteers are needed for a Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count that will be held July 22, 2020 from 11pm to 3am. Volunteers will be assigned an area in south Wood County and will travel in groups of 3-4. Volunteers will conduct interviews with participating homeless people and offering information about resources that can help. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers do not need any related skills but will be required to attend a training (July 22 at 10:30pm); and will need to fill out an application. There will be walking and volunteers may need to provide his/her own transportation for the group. Volunteers need to dress appropriately for the weather and bring along a flash light. Vest and any other supplies will be provided. Volunteers who are interested should contact United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center at 715-421-0390

Field day 2020

Just a big shout out to everyone who made Field Day a Huge Fun Success! 20 Hams from around the area attended!

And a special shout out to MiKayla Berkholtz, Dustie McLellan, Big Mike, & Viola Berkholtz, and everyone for all the help!

Lots of camaraderie, and good food as well! BBQ Chicken, Brats, & Hamburgers, Taters, and the Worlds Best Beans (Thanks Kitty & Gary Mattson)

Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Radio Group Patches

Hello Everyone!

Normally when summer rolls around, the Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Radio Group is busy during the summer and active with community events and such. This year, because of the COVID-19, many of those events have been cancelled or postponed. For the remaining events, I thought it would be nice to have our groups name stand out when we do a community event, just so people would know who and what we are. And maybe even promote the Heart of Wisconsin Amateur Radio Group and Ham Radio a bit. So my thought was to design a patch for our group that we could put on our own shirts. Something inexpensive to members.

The patches are in!!


HoWARg Event Update

5-28-2020

All community events in Wood County has been canceled till further notice that HOWARG was going to be involved with.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

146.79 tower update

The 146.79 repeater repairs are complete. The removal of the old antenna and the install of the new one to give better coverage to the Hand Held radios. Testing was done on the hard lines running up the tower and test of the other equipment was completed and came out great. Limitless Tower service did a great and professional service to repair the 146.79 repeater and thank you to all others that worked together to ensure the healthy future of the 146.79 repeater.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Member update - Test

October 9, 2019 Club member Vance Elzinga KB8NBU passed his EXTRA exam with a perfect score. Left to right John W9JN, Brian WB9E, Mike K9MRE, sitting Vance KB9NBU.