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animated arrow(Formerly WD9DSS, DA1UZ, KE9MN, & WD9T)


Voice Contact Info:

HF-7.258 MidCars / VHF 145.230 Mhz / UHF 444.250 Mhz / DMR Illinois-Link (31171)


PGP Public Key: 0x28571C433AEB2659


My Station

 Direct QSL Preferred...then LOTW, EQSL, Buro


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Olivia, Feld Hell, and SSTV Modes



 For SSB: Kenwood TS-940S  / Alpha 78 amplifier / Antenna: Butternut HF6V vertical

 For Digital and SSTV: Icom IC-718 / Ameritron AL-811 / Antenna: Hustler 5BTV Vertical

 24/7 Winlink HF Gateway: Icom IC-7300 /  Antenna: Modified Military 80/40 meter AS2259/GR NVIS Crossed Dipole antenna.

 24/7 Winlink VHF Gateway: Motorola Syntor (100 Watts) / Antenna: Hustler G7 (101' HAAT)

24/7 APRS Digipeater / TX-Igate: Azden PCS-2000 / Mirage B215 (150 Watts) / Antenna: 11 Element Cushcraft A144-11 (101' HAAT)

 24/7 NOAA WX Satellite Recording Station: SDRPlay RSP2 / Raspberry Pi 3 / Antenna: Double Cross Antenna (DCA)

Antenna Height Above Average Terrain Calculator


ILLINOIS ARES - Wellness Net

   During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are running an ARES Wellness Net

Daily - 12:00 PM CDT (1700 UTC)

More info about this net is available at:

Illinois ARES website

(click Map to enlarge ARES Districts)

Illinois ARES Counties-Check-in Worksheet

View the Daily IL-ARES Wellness Net Report (updated 6:00PM CDT daily)

   IL-ARES Wellness Net Check-in Summary Report

IL-ARES Wellness Net Preamble

NCS Daily Totals Worksheet

View my IL-ARES Shared Documents folder


We Run several Netlogger Sessions during our Wellness Nets

Daily - 12:00 PM CDT (1700 UTC)

Be sure to Monitor the correct session Name listed for the Mode / Band you are checking into.

Netlogger Session Names....

  HF-Illinois ARES Wellness Net (3.905 Mhz-80 meters)

  60m-Illinois ARES Wellness Net (5.3715-dial / 5.3730-center; 60 meters channel 4 USB)

  Digital Voice-IL-ARES Wellness Net (Illinois Link-DMR, P25, NXDN, Fusion, Dstar)

  Rptr-IL ARES Wellness Net (Okaw Valley ARC Linked Repeater System)

  Echolink-IL ARES Wellness Net (Echolink Node WB0VTM-L 824404)


IMPORTANT: (Loggers) - Download the Netlogger Master Club Profile before logging your net sessions:


(Win10: place in C: \users\your_profile_folder\Appdata\Roaming\Netlogger\MiscProfiles)

(Linux: place in ~/.config/Netlogger/MiscProfiles



Licensed since 1977

Novice-1977;  General-1978;  Advanced-1988;   20wpm Extra-1988

Formerly: WD9DSS, KE9MN, WD9T & DA1UZ


Station photos circa 1980

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Catch me on the Illinois-Link DMR Talkgroup (31171)


DMR, P25, NXDN: 31171

C4FM: YSF 83132, WiresX 21565


Illinois Link Facebook Page:




animated arrow Visit W9FE's Basic DMR Page





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My Wallpaper

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 Carlos Arzuagas-W9FE

 W9FE-Life With Goldens

 Bunker Hill History-W9FE


 Also visit my personal webpage and also W9FE's Stories of the Past Blog


QSL Info:

 Direct QSL's Preferred, then LOTW, EQSL, Buro...

73's and Good DX...See you on the Bands!



Personal Links 

W9FE's Stories of the Past Blog My Ham Radio History My Ham Radio Deluxe Logbook
W9FE NOAA Satellite Images Analog Slow Scan TV (SSTV) W9FE LiveStream HamCam
Digital Slow Scan TV (DSSTV) W9FE's DMR Page Rhett's Life 1998-2012

PitaPata - Personal picturePitaPata Dog tickers

K9Data - Rhett

Rhett's Memorial Page

PitaPata - Personal picturePitaPata Dog tickers

K9Data - Jackson Browne Running on Empty-aka "Jax"

Golden Retriever Puppy Buyers Checklist

Golden Retriever Club of America






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