{ARRL} President of the Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club from 1997 thru the present.

KARC is an ARRL Affiliate Club founded 48 years ago. Originally known as "The De Kalb Amateur Radio Club". In the mid 1970's a club Repeater "WA9CJN" was added, and the name of the club was changed to "Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club". The Club holds a net every Monday Evening on the Club Repeater, 146.73 -/100pl at 0300z, 9 PM local time. All Hams are welcome to check in. Visit the KARC web site at


ampatchEmergency Coordinator, ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

Emergency Coordinator, ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
AEC and Public Relations Training Director, J. Barry Leonard "W9JBL".
AEC, Logistics, and Training assistant, Don Gray "N9RFR".
Group name, De Kalb County ARES. Present membership 27. Meetings are held at 0100z on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the De Kalb Chapter American Red Cross in De Kalb, Illinois. There is also an ARES Net on the KARC Repeater, 146.73 -/100pl, at 0100z every Thursday evening. You do not have to be an ARES member. All Hams in the area are welcome to check in. De Kalb County ARES is active in Emergency and Public Service Communications for the American Red Cross (De Kalb Chapter) De Kalb County. EOC, SKYWARN, MS Walk Crop Walk, March of Dimes, De Kalb Air Show and has been communications hub for Sycamore Pumpkin Festival for the past two years. ARES is open to all licensed Amateurs. The only requirement is a desire to serve the public and community. For more information visit
Member Illinois Army MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service). For more information on becoming an Illinois Army Mars member, [email protected] or to send a MARSgram to military personnel (show them you care) email me at [email protected]


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