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About Winnipeg ARES...

The Winnipeg Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WARES) is a volunteer organization comprised of dedicated amateur radio operators with the goal of providing the City of Winnipeg with emergency communication in times of disaster or widespread communication failure... more

News...

26 March, 2014
A recap of the 2014 Scouts Canada Klondike Derby, including some photos, is now on the Archives page. Here is a direct link to that recap.

22 March, 2014
Today more than thirty Amateur Radio Operators gathered in Morris to receive Severe Weather Spotter training from Environment Canada Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Natalie Hasell (VE4NAT) and training in CANWARN Net Protocols from Manitoba ARES District Emergency Coordinator Jeff Dovyak (VE4MBQ).
The Severe Weather Spotters are part of the CANWARN program run by the Radio Amateurs of Canada - Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Environment Canada.
The presentation can be found on our CANWARN page.

28 October, 2013
Congratulations are in order for the VE4WWO CANWARN Net Controller Team! A few hours ago, Radio Amateurs of Canada Tweeted the news that Jeff, VE4MBQ, and the team of net controllers behind the CANWARN program of VE4WWO, are recipients of the first RAC Member Recognition Award. Read the details.

Upcoming Events...

Planning is underway for the Amateur Radio component of the 2014 Manitoba Marathon. Please see details.

Meetings...

Winnipeg ARES Education/business meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at Sir William Stephenson Library (or alternate location) at 765 Keewatin Avenue in Winnipeg.
Our next meeting is on 15 April. Tiffiny Taylor from CoCoRaHS will be talking about their volunteer precipitation measuring Network.
On 20 May, Jeff Dovyak, VE4MBQ, will be givig a CANWARN Net Controller briefing in preparation for the upcoming severe weather season.