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Club Info

DARC is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio.  You do not need an Amateur License in order to attend our meetings or join our Club.   

Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month (except for the months of July and December).  Meetings start at 7:30 pm (Central Time) and usually end, no later than 10:00 pm.

Meetings start at 7:30 PM (CST/CDT) and end no later than 10:00 PM.

Please listen to our Sunday evening NET, at 9:00 PM (CST/CDT) on our 2 meter repeater for any date or location changes, or check the Home Page for any last minute updates/changes.

The Meeting Location is the
Church of the Holy Nativity

The Church is located at the corner of 55th Street and Richmond Avenue in Clarendon Hills. The church is located about 1 mile East of Cass Avenue or 1 1/2 miles West of Route 83.



Click on the above map for a bigger map!


All Amateurs & anyone interested in Amateur Radio are welcome at out Club Meetings.


2017 Club Programs
At each meeting we will have a program designed for fun and education.
Don't miss out on them!
Take a peek at what is coming up...

Month Program
January Show and Tell
February JT-65
March EchoLink and IRLP Workshop
April Severe Weather Training
May Field Day & Movie Night
June Emergency Communications Technology
July no meeting
August Inside the Block Diagram
September Behind the Front Panel
October Arduino & Raspberry Pi Apps for Ham Radio
November Game Night
December no meeting

 

DARC operates repeaters on 145.43 MHz (107.2 Hz PL), 224.68 MHz (no PL), and 442.55 MHz (114.8 Hz PL) in the Chicagoland area. 

The weekly net meets every Sunday evening at 9:00 pm (Central Time) on the 145.43MHz (2 meter) repeater.  The Net includes traffic, news, Amateur Radio NewsLine and "Swap & Shop."

If you would like more information about the DuPage Amateur Radio Club, or any of our repeaters, please come to a meeting, contact a club member on the air, or drop us a note, there are email links below to all of the board members!


For Discussions about Club topics Click the button to join DARC's -->
Yahoo Logo
The above YAHOO Group is for DARC members only. A YAHOO ID is required to access the YAHOO Groups. Once you've established a YAHOO ID, go to DuPage Amateur Radio Club, or search W9DUP in YAHOO GROUPS. For more information please contact Ed (K9EW), or Bryan (KC9GRH)
Click this button to join the
DARC group on-->
Facebook Link
If you are a FACEBOOK user, go to "DuPage Amateur Radio Club" and sign up! You will be validated usually within a day. This group is OPEN to all interested parties. For information, please contact Rose (K9RMZ)
Twitter Link
If you like to tweet, now you can at the new club Twitter site! The graphics to the left are links to it, click on one to go!
twitter link

Still need more information about the DuPage Amateur Radio Club? If so, then send us an email!! Click graphic to the right...
email link

 

Club Officers and Committee Chairpersons

Board of Directors

President

John McCarty, N9HRT

Vice President

Ed Worst, K9EW

Secretary

Brian Eder, WB9UGX

Treasurer

Joe Gavenda, N9SHC

Sergeant-At-Arms

Tom Fahrenbach, KE9MC

Director-At-Large

Vacant

Past President

Eric Dallmann, K9VIC

Click the above officer positions/names to send an email to that person

Committee Chairpersons
Club Callsign Trustee Don Hlinsky, N9IZU
Education Ed Worst, K9EW
Membership Maureen Fahrenbach, KB9WVJ
Nets Murray Cutler, W9EHQ
NewsWave Tim Messer, W9TAM
Public Relations Brian Eder, WB9UGX
Severe Weather Program Dave Bukowski, N9KPD
Repeater Don Hlinsky, N9IZU
Technical Bruce Epperson, KA9H
VE & Testing Don Hlinsky, N9IZU
Field Day Bruce Tobias, WB9WOZ
Test Equipment Bank Ed Worst, K9EW
JOTA TBD
Special Events Bruce Epperson, KA9H
Social/Holiday Party Rose Niznik, K9RMZ
IRLP/EchoLink Randy Zabel, N9NWA
Webmaster David Sapadin, N9DMS
To contact a committee chair, send an email to the
webmaster who will put you in touch.


Club Mailing address is:


DuPage Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 71
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514-0071


Club Member Name and Call Sign Badge

Club Badges can be ordered from Capital Engraving Co., 3109 Marigold, Longview, WA., 98632, 1-800-628-4985. The company has the club information on file. Badges are $15 and delivery takes about 3 weeks.

Club Polo and T-shirts

Shirts can be ordered by emailing Bruce, WB9WOZ

 

Test Equipment Program

Radio Equipment is available for club members to borrow. Click HERE to go to the Test Equipment Page, or Contact Ed, K9EW

 

Club Reflector

There is a club reflector at our Yahoo Group. Contact Brian, KC9GRH or Ed, K9EW

 

IRLP Reflector

There is an IRLP reflector at our IRLP Yahoo club group. The group has been active since 2005 and it is lead by Randy, N9NWA