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Welcome to the new DARC ARES Page!

Are you ready to enjoy the great outdoors of a northern Illinois autumn? On November 6, Cantigny is again hosting it's 5K run, and is looking forward to DuPage ARES again providing communications support as we did pre-COVID.

Ed (K9EW) is looking for ham volunteers to help in communications. This event takes place on the grounds of Cantigny Park, and benefits a shelter for homeless veterans. We station hams with HT's at various points around the course to report on any incidents or runners/walkers in need of assistance. 


The runners start at 0900.  We usually assemble for briefing and dispatch to our locations at 0730. 
The event usually ends before noon.

Please advise your availability to k9gsw@arrl.net 

Thank you,

Dave Harr
Emergency Coordinator
DuPage County ARES



Do You Know What Its All About?
If you don't you need to find out!

Please read this special notice from
DARC ARES Chair Ed Worst, K9EW

DuPage County ARES
(Amateur Radio Emergency Service)

From the Federal Communications Commission:  
The FCC [Federal Communications Commission] established amateur radio as a voluntary, non-commercial, radio communications service. It allows licensed operators to improve their communications and technical skills, while providing the nation with a pool of trained radio operators and technicians who can provide essential communications during emergencies."

In our scheduled nets, we practice emergency communications skills such as sending messages by voice and digital modes, and we also conduct a Severe Weather Practice Net twice a month. 
The details of these nets are on our website.

If you'd like to learn more about DuPage County ARES, you can check out our website or emailĀ Ed at k9ew@arrl.net).
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