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Bruce Tobias - WB9WOZ
1955-2024




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IT'S ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENIN' AT
The DuPage Amateur Radio Club (DARC)
DuPage County, Illinois



Celebrating 75 years as an ARRL affiliated Club, we were recognized with a Special Event Call Sign For our Field Day use, K9K.

Click the Field Day tab for more!
Many thanks to
Bruce, WB9WOZ,
and
Brian, WB9UGX

Check us out on the QRZ home page!

--Photo by AnnSky Media -N9DVH

Our Next Meeting is
Monday,
June 24, 2024
7:30 PM
Program: Hunting the Fox

Click on 'MEETINGS Tab' FOR
Program Details.

Bob - WB9VGO Eric - K9VIC, David N9IBM
If you missed this one, don't miss the next one!

 

Hey!

Did You Know you can search this website? Are you busy?
If you don't want to waste time looking high and low for, say,
How to solder PL-259 connectors just enter PL-259
and all the pages containing PL-259 will come up.
Find the one you want and Murray will be happy to show you how via video he made quite some time ago. It's still great info!

Search This Website



Hamfest Calendar Now Posted
Click on the "Hamfests" Tab...
 

...Some usually get upadated a time or two
as local clubs begin to confront conflicts with
other events and local logistical issues.
The internet is a good place to double-check!


So...you want to get your HAM Radio License
and talk to the world?


Well Click on the "EDUCATION" Tab
and get yourself into a class! They start
in January!

Have You Seen
The SPACE WEATHER WOMAN'S
Latest Forecast?

06/06/2024

YOU SHOULD



She's the "Part 60's Bat-Man Show,
Part John Madden" -
of play-by-play SOLAR WEATHER!

She's Back AGAIN with another
SOLAR REPORT

for
06/06/2024

You might get to see the
Aurora Borealis!!

The Space Weather Woman will tell you all about it.

Click Here
or hit the

Space/Solar Info tab.

The Solar Weather Woman

ALWAYS includes space weather news for

HAMS & how it is or will be affecting us. She is a HAM TOO!

That's the SPACE/SOLAR INFO TAB!
If You like the New Space/Solar Tab
then be sure to check-out
the new
"Propagation" Tab!

Everything you ever wanted to know about the subject and more!



Photo - Dianne (N9DVH)

Click Above for Race Results and other intesting race details
BE SURE to click The Special Events Tab
to see photos and videos from race day!



2023 WINDYCON PHOTOS POSTED!

Click on the SPECIAL EVENTS TAB
...then scroll down.

2023 FIELD DAY PHOTOS POSTED!
Click on the FIELD DAY TAB
...then scroll down.

2023 GAME NIGHT PHOTOS POSTED!
Click on the MEETINGS TAB
...then scroll down.

Important Info!

On MAY the 3rd FCC changed the rules regarding the safety and legality of your shack.

Checking your RF Exosure based on your equipment and
other factors, which we have all done before...is
no longer a "nice to do" thing.
Its mandatory. Its law
.
If you didn't know about the change in
the law that became effective May 3, 2023.
then
You need to Read
THIS
(Click Above)

and watch this:

Click HERE to go to ARRL RF Exposure Calculator
Click HERE if you just need to know ALL the details
Click HERE for RF Safety FAQ
Click HERE for "Station Evaluation"
Thanks to Don, N9IZU and all the other contributors
on-line and at ARRL


Support your club when paying your ARRL Dues!

Note – your payment should be made out to ARRL, but ARRL only pays out the club commission if it is sent in with an accompanying form from the club treasurer.

As an ARRL-affiliated club, DARC is eligible to receive a commission when members join or renew their ARRL membership.  Fill out the ARRL renewal form as usual and make out a check for the amount due payable to ARRL (or fill out the credit card information at the bottom). Then instead of mailing it off to the ARRL, hand it to the club treasurer at a meeting or drop it in the mail to our PO Box (Box 71, Clarendon Hills, IL  60514).

The club treasurer will forward the membership/renewal form and your payment to the ARRL along with a form identifying the affiliated club you belong to. After processing, the ARRL will pay a commission to the club. ($5 for a renewal, $20 for a new membership).  If everyone remembers to do it this way, it can add up and keep the club’s bank balance healthy.  And all it takes is mailing the renewal to the club instead of directly to the ARRL.

$$$$ DON'T Send ARRL MONEY $$$

$
INSTEAD
Click the
ARRL TAB
Where you can get the required FORM
...And Help Out Your Radio Club!!!




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! And while
you're at it, sign yourself up too!
No matter your age,
this hobby is FUN!
Click on the EDUCATION TAB for detail$.



Its never too late for
DARC Membership Renewal

Click on the Membership Tab
to fill in and print a 2024 membership form!




2022 WindyCon/Grove Express
Photos and Video
now at Special Events Tab!

 

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."

http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-contest-update



 

The DuPage Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL Special Services Club and membership is open to anyone
whether
you are already licensed or just interested in
finding out
more about the hobby.