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Winnipeg Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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Winnipeg ARES Education/business meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m. We are presently only conducting virtual meetings due to the pandemic however we expect a return to normal operations when provincial regulations permit it.

Our normal in-person meeting location is Sir William Stephenson Library (or alternate location) at 765 Keewatin Avenue in Winnipeg. (Click here for Google map of WARES meeting location)

Please note - There is no general meeting during the month of July/August.

Educational topics in the past years have included: Severe Weather, Message Handling, Portable HF, DND Domestic Operations, Salvation Army - SATERN, Taiga Air Services - City Scan, Trunked Radio, Manitoba Emergency Measures, Emergency Social Services, Health Concerns After a Flood, Emergency Public Information, National Warning System Initiatives, GPS/APRS, CFARS, IRLP, City of Winnipeg Emergency Program, Manitoba SAR, CISD, Manitoba Health Disaster Services, Keystone Air Crash.

Click on the meeting date to view the minutes.

Date Topic Speaker
16 November Annual General Meeting  
19 October No Presentation  
21 September No Presentation  
18 May City of Winnipeg "Ready Winnipeg" Marc Sheridan
20 April No Presentation  
16 March No Presentation  
16 February No Presentation  
17 November No Presentation  
20 October "Portable Computer Lab" Mark Havens, VE4MWH
15 September No Presentation  
23 June No Presentation  
19 May No Presentation  
21 April No Presentation  
18 February 2020 Klondike Derby briefing Richard VE4KAZ
21 January No Presentation  
17 December Winter Driving Kelly Taylor, VE4XT
19 November Annual General Meeting  
17 September Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Mark Blumm, VE4MAB
25 June Manitoba Marathon & RCAF Run debriefs Laurie Penton, Jeff VE4MBQ, John VE4WX
21 May CANWARN Briefing Jeff, VE4MBQ
23 April Manitoba Common Ground Alliance Robert Morrison
19 March "Project Lifesaver" Randy Antonio
19 February Presentation cancelled.  
15 January Cross-band repeaters Jim Sutton, VE4SIG
20 December VA4WAN Digital Network updates William Franzin, VE4VR
20 November Annual General Meeting  
16 October Planning and the Orders Format Robert, VE4RCA
18 September DND Domestic Operations Maj Chris Lunney
21 August Presentation cancelled.
26 June RCAF Run debriefing.
Manitoba Marathon debriefing.
John, VE4WX
Jeff, VE4MBQ.
15 May CANWARN Net Controllers briefing. Jeff, VE4MBQ.
18 April The new “Public Alerting in Manitoba” over Smart Phones Ms Ashley Keep, Public Alerting Program Coordinator with Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization
20 March, a lightning detection system developed by hobbyists Kurt VE4GIS and Keith Hartley
20 February Klondike Derby Briefing Jeff, VE4MBQ and Richard, VE4KAZ
16 January Callouts and Equipment Jeff Dovyak, VE4MBQ
30 June Manitoba Marathon and RCAF Run debrief. Jeff, VE4MBQ
19 May Canwarn Net Controller Briefing followed by RCAF Run Briefing
21 April NBEMS Jim, VE4SIG
17 March Post Disaster Rehabilitation & Recovery Training - Manitoba Mission to the Philippines 2014 September. Randy Hull, City of Winnipeg Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
17 February Klondike Derby briefing Bob VE4MAQ, Glen VE4GWN and Richard VE4KAZ
20 January The Amateur station at Public Safety Canada's office on Broadway Wayne VE4WR