Category Archives: Ham Radio

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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KA9NPT, SK

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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ARES Annual Test Schedule for Illinois Amateur Radio

From the IL ARES DEC/EC Meeting – Center testing on the 15th of each month at 1900 hours Illinois time for two hours The months and days are indicated below for 2021. Each year the 15th will remain the same … Continue reading

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DuPage 2021 Advanced Severe Weather Seminar

DuPage has announced that the 2021 Advanced Severe Weather Seminar will not be held next year. Since DuPage needed to start planning for it now and the odds are low that large gatherings will be allowed in March, they decided … Continue reading

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WINLINK- RMS Station Gateway Update K9ESV-10

On November 24, 2020  the RMS gateway site has been updated to allow Digi directly through the TNC. We will now beacon: IDEN Woodstock IL EN52si K9ESV-10 Digi DESV Node NESV BBS PESV McHenry County IL www.McRACES.Org McHenry County Winlink-RMS … Continue reading

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