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Next Meeting
Monday May 24 7:30 PM
The June Meeting has been
moved to June 21, same time, same location

Check your email for log-in data/credentials for
ZOOM if you choose to ZOOM. If you come to the Church
remember to bring a mask and social distancing
protocols will be in effect.

Tom, KE9MC has promised excellent door prizes. This is our annual weather spotter training meeting and Dave N9KPD, is ready to give us the latest info.


 Field Day chairman Bruce, WB9WOZ is looking for band captains. He has openings on 15/80 voice, 40 voice and 6 meters.

With the sunspot numbers increasing FD this year should be a lot of fun. We also need a victu....eh volunteer for the

GOTA tent. Send email to Bruce if your interested at any of these positions.

We also need net controls for the Sunday night net starting May 23rd. Please email Murray if interested.

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!

2021 Club Programs
At each meeting we will have a program designed for fun and education.
Don't miss out on them!
We're working on the program schedule for 2021 now

Month Program
Mar Will Jourdain of ICOM (AA4WJ)
The New IC-705 QRP Portable
April Weather Spotting
May Field Day Prep
June TBA
July No Meeting
Sept TBA
Dec No Meeting

DARC operates repeaters on 145.43 MHz (107.2 Hz PL),
224.68 MHz (110.9 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 145.43 MHz (2 meter) repeater.  The Net includes traffic, news, Amateur Radio NewsLine and "Swap & Shop." All 2 Meter Repeater Nets are also carried on the 224.68 repeater, including all weekly nets.

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 graphic to join us at-->

The above Group.IO group is for DARC members only. W9DUP in YAHOO GROUPS is now GONE (Too much spam). For more information please contact Ed (K9EW), or John (N9HRT)

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

In one of the more bizarre screw-ups in Internet land, Google Chrome (the browser) oft times now refuses to send email via (you guesssed it)
Google Mail, aka GMAIL.

So, to send us an email using the links below, if you are using Chrome and Gmail, you will have to go to the Google Chrome Store and download and install the "mailto for Gmail" extension. (Its free). Why would Google do this to itself?
Magic 8 Ball says "uh, well, uh...I dunno!"

Club Officers and Committee Chairpersons

Board of Directors


John McCarty, N9HRT

Vice President

Daniel Gunderson, N9MUF


Brian Eder, WB9UGX


Joe Gavenda, N9SHC


Tom Fahrenbach, KE9MC

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

Club Callsign Trustee

Don Hlinsky, N91ZU

Past President

Eric Dallmann, K9VIC

Committee Chairpersons
Education Ed Worst, K9EW
Membership Maureen Fahrenbach, KB9WVJ
Nets Murray Cutler, W9EHQ
NewsWave Stacey Collier, AC9NQ
Public Relations Brian Eder, WB9UGX
Severe Weather Program Dave Bukowski, N9KPD
Repeater Don Hlinsky, N9IZU
VE & Testing Don Hlinsky, N9IZU
Field Day Bruce Tobias, WB9WOZ
Test Equipment Bank Ed Worst, K9EW
ARES Ed Worst, K9EW
Social/Holiday Party Marge Jacher, KD9IOP
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

We have a club reflector. Contact 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

Club Info