Most of the noise problems encountered by the Waukesha Repeater were eliminated when we had the helipad obstruction lamps changes at the site. The repeater is still not working optimally and adjustments are still required. We are eager to make the adjustments and begin testing the DMR capabilities of the repeater.
We lost one of our founding Directors when Dave Kaun, N9KMY, sold his home and headed for Tennessee recently. We will miss Dave's technical prowess and leadership. We wish Dave and his wife Kathy all the best in their new home and will miss him deeply.
New Winlink 2000 RMS Relay Station on the Air
WeComm brought a new two-meter Winlink 2000 RMS Relay Station on the air in Irma (Lincoln County). From 150 feet on a tower atop one of the highest points in North Central Wisconsin, this system is playing well with good signal reports to at least 60 miles.
WeComm, Ltd. is a Wisconsin nonprofit organization created for the following purposes:
|1.||To support and facilitate emergency, disaster, and public service related communication systems and services provided to government agencies, the general public and private disaster relief organizations by Amateur Radio Operators through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service. The primary purpose shall be the construction and maintenance of a statewide voice and digital wireless two-way communication network.|
|2.||Such other activities as the directors may determine are necessary or desirable in furtherance of the forgoing paragraph.|
WeComm is designing and building statewide voice repeater and digital data networks, which will be primarily used by ARES/RACES to better serve its clients. These networks will use state-of-the-art technology not commonly used in Amateur Radio networks.
Repeaters and data networks are now being constructed and acquired. Please watch the progress by clicking on the links to the left.
WeComm's Board of Directors and Officers
William M. Niemuth, KB9ENO, President and Director
Donald E. Michalski, W9IXG, Vice President and Director
Keith Lodahl, KB9NUM, Secretary and Director
Mark Rasmussen, N9MEA, Special SEC Director
Sidney E. Sharpe, W9REL, Director
Gary Sorensen, W9ULK, Treasurer and Director
Tim Pierce, KB9UAJ, Director
Other WeComm Officers and Leaders
William Becks, WA8WG, Technical Director
James Darrow, KB9MMC, Digital Communications Chair
Todd Dorschner, N9MY, Network Administrator
Monetary, equipment and tower space donations are appreciated. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. WeComm, Ltd. is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.
W8088 Hillcrest Court
Hortonville, WI 54944
Every donation receives a receipt/thank you letter for tax purposes.
Thank you for your support!