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W9SBU Service Record

Public service I have done, do, or have volunteered to do as a ham radio operator. None of this is paid time and ham operators cover their own travel costs to provide these services. They also use their own personal equipment.

I am involved in 3 major groups that provide communication support as a public service:

Waupaca County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) as a storm spotter providing real-time, eye witness reports of severe weather or severe weather potential to the NOAA Weather service. ARES can alsobe called to service by the Wisconsin Emergency Management, or the county Emergency Manager for disaster communications. A secondary mission of providing operational communications support to large public events. I also serve as an auxiliary weather spotter to four neighboring counties if I am in one of those counties while they are under severe weather warning or watch.

Fond du Lac County REACT (Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams) to provide emergency channel monitoring on CB, FRS, GMRS, and Ham Radio. A secondary mission of providing operational communications support to large public events.

FCARC (Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club) to establish social contacts in the ham radio world. A primary mission of providing operational communications support to large public events.

Monthly meetings in each of the groups last between 45 minutes and 2 hours located in Fond du Lac, Appleton, and Waupaca, Wisconsin. Time and travel costs to these meetings are my public service contribution in an effort to stay well informed of the public needs. Waupaca County ARES/RACES also includes checking in on the radio each Sunday evening at 8:15 pm.

Some of the annual events that I provide communication support for are:
The Colonels Race in Waupaca
The Waupaca Trinity Triathlon
Fox Cities MS Walk
Fox Cities Triathlon
JDRF walk in Appleton
High Cliff Triathlon in Appleton
Special Olympics in Stevens Point
Staging support for Fond du Lac Labor Day parade
State wide ARES simulated emergency drill
At least one Skywarn training session each spring.

Charles Clark
W9SBU@WaupacaCountyARES.org

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