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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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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



The North American QSO Party, SSB is this weekend, beginning at 1800z on January 22 and concluding at 0559z January 23. Contact stations using SSB on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. The exchange is the operator name and station location (state, province or country) for North American stations; operator name only for non-North American stations. Multioperator stations are required to use a single name throughout the entire contest.
For full rules, see www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf.

Hit the "Contests" TAB for more contest info!"
NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP is just around the corner!

Attention DARC members! Last weekend was the ARRL
January VHF Contest, and running concurrently with it was the
DARC Simplex Challenge XIV

Quick Refresher
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:
January VHF Contest, Novice Rig Roundup,
June VHF Contest,
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/

For DARC Simplex Challenge
Rules and Operating Guidelines
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WINTERHEAT is still running through the end of January.Its good practice for the
DARC SIMPLEX CHALLENGES and a chance to practice simplex
if you've never tried it before. WINTERHEAT is all about SIMPLEX too!
Information is available for WINTERHEAT by clicking on the

The Church is Open!
Next Meeting will be Monday, January 24th, 2022
simulcast on ZOOM
(check your email for ZOOM code)

But there will also be a LIVE IN-PERSON Meeting at the Church.
The usual COVID precautions will be in effect. Masks Please!
Social/Physical distancing too...We all know the drill.
Maybe, with luck, this will be the beginning of the end of Covid!

Its Membership Time Again!
Click on the "Membership" Tab
for a 2022 form!

We also need net controls for the
Sunday night nets.
Please email Murray if interested. And HEY!
You don't have to be a DARC member
to host the Sunday Night Net!

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  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.