|Welcome to the|
|DuPage Amateur Radio Club (DARC)|
|DuPage County, Illinois|
We have been serving the Chicagoland
|area since 1924!|
All breaking DARC news will be posted right here on the Main Home Page!
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Field Day Photos Posted!
(Click the Field Day Tab)
SWAOG Visits DARC Meeting!
Drop by their Thursday Night Nets
on the DARC Repeater!
How the Ionosphere Works for Ham Radio
with Dr. Tamitha Skov
(That's right, The Space Weather Woman)
Click on the PROPAGATION TAB!
OK so we all memorized what we had to at the Tech Level
about the Ionosphere and Propagation.
Now you have a chance to understand it all better
and a chance to learn how to interpret the Space Weather Woman's Solar Forecasts (Hit the Space/Solar Info Tab).
Thanks to Ham Nation for making this episode public
on You Tube. Oh yes, you'll also find some marvelous info
via an article written by our friends at the Ham Radio Club
in The Villages, FL. Between the Tech Book, the Article, and
the video by Dr. Skov you can't help but learn more than
you knew before about HAM Radio and Propagation!
And mostly, NO, its not your rig or your antenna...
...its the ionization of the atmosphere!
Learn the BEST TIMES for DX!
Hey we've got some new$ for tho$e under 18 years of age
who are con$idering joining our great hobby. There's going to be $ome $pecial pricing for you! OK maybe YOU are not
younger than 18, but you might know someone who i$,
and if that per$on wants to get a HAM LICEN$E
thi$ is the time to do it! Click on the
Check this out!
JUNE IS AMATEUR RADIO MONTH
IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS!
ARRL Contest results are now availabile by visiting the
ARRL Contest Portal at contests.arrl.org
Speaking of Contests:
The ARRL Contest Update is available to ARRL members
via e-mail at no charge directly from ARRL,
Log in to your account and subscribe to the
ARRL Contest Update by clicking
"Edit your Profile" and
"Edit Email Subscriptions."
Attention DARC members
Not only is Field Day Coming, but so is...
DARC Simplex Challenge XXI
Work at least five Club members on the air during the contest,
receive a certificate
Purpose: Increase Club member activity on non-repeater frequencies,
and demonstrate that even with just a dual band radio, anyone can
contest.This is a great time to try out new gear and antennas, see
how far you can actually communicate without the use of repeaters,
and get practical experience in communicating.
Runs during the following contests. We still havre Simplex Challenges coming...
...running concurrently with the
September VHF Contest
The January, June and September VHF contests are all sponsored by
the ARRL. Their web site has all the details http://contests.arrl.org/
The Novice Rig Roundup is sponsored by http://www.novicerigroundup.org/
!!CHECK OUT THE HAMFESTS TAB!!
(...and a shout-out to K9EW for compiling the list! )
We still have a strong need for volunteers to
be net control for the Sunday Night Net.
Please email Murray if interested. And HEY!
You don't have to be a DARC member
to host the Sunday Night Net!
Have You Seen
The SPACE WEATHER WOMAN
CLICK THE SPACE/SOLAR INFO TAB
She's the "Part 60's Bat-Man Show,
Part John Madden" -
of play-by-play SOLAR WEATHER!
And FINALLY She's Back AGAIN with another
Hot off the presses! Tamitha's latest is now posted!
Find out! Let the
Space Weather Woman will tell you all about it.
The Solar Weather Woman
ALWAYS includes space weather news for
HAMS & how it is or will be affecting us.
That's the SPACE/SOLAR INFO TAB!
Do You Know What it is?
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Want to be a part of it?
Click on the New
Speaking of ARES...
now has its own ARES Chairperson:
Ed Worst, K9EW,
Click the ARES TAB now
and find out about some really cool and
very relevant activities you
can be involved in!
Like the New Space/Solar Tab?
If so, be sure to check-out
the new "Propagation" Tab!
Everything you ever wanted to know about the subject and more!
Hit the TechNet Tab for a link
to an outstanding White Paper about:
...has been a continuing topic of discussion among several
DARC members for quite some time so this is a read
not to be missed!
|The DuPage Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL Special ServicesClub and membership is open to anyone
whether you are already licensed or just interested in
finding out more about the hobby.