Author Archives: W9ZE

NWS Weather Spotter Training 2021

All NWS Chicago Storm Spotter training will be conducted via webinar this year. The webinars will cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes. This includes safety concerns, planning for and anticipating severe thunderstorms, general storm structure and movement, and identification of … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Ham Radio

On Monday, February 8, 2021, at 7 PM the DuPage ARES Regular Team Meeting (via Zoom) will feature a special presentation on a developing relationship and mission for amateur emergency communications.Tom Beebe, W9RY, will be presenting on “Did You Feel … Continue reading

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I am sad to report that former RACES and ARES member and Scouting advocate Steve James (KA9NPT) passed away on January 23rd after battling cancer and other serious health conditions. Steve spent his last days at a palliative care center … Continue reading

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