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Thursday 8:30PM

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W9VEY Memorial Net

Monday 8:30PM


West Central Illinois Hamfest


Saturday, August 4th 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sponsored by: Montgomery County ARC, Macoupin County ARC, Okaw Valley ARC & Sangamon Valley Radio Club

 - Family friendly, bring the kids

-ARCH Helicopter

- Exciting Forums!

- ARRL VE Testing

- QSL card checking

- Vendors

- Tailgating

- Breakfast and lunch on site

- Test bench

- Indoor area

- Great attendance prizes


- Admission: $5.00

- Tailgating : $10.00 (admission +$5.00) -

Indoor flea market: $15.00 (admission + table)

-Each additional table is $5.00


Tim Moloney, N9RRM will talk about his experience in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria


Contact: Jim Pitchford, N9LQF 217-248-3548 E-mail:


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Illinois Digital Emergency Network (IDEN)


We now have active ARES VHF Packet Winlink nodes up and running full time for emergency digital communications in Macoupin and Madison County.....AND as of last night, I've also successfully tied my spare HF station to link as a HF Gateway to the HF Packet Winmor system.  We are now linked to the other VHF nodes located in Greenville and Shelby Counties through our new nodes, KC9YIJ-1 in Alton, K9JDN-1 in Alton, and W9FE-1 in Bunker Hill.  This gives us a much wider coverage on VHF for emergency digital communications.


What this means is digital email messages can now be sent via radio when all other normal cellphone and internet communications in the area is down due to a major disaster.  And with the HF Packet Winmor Gateway station tied into the system, these messages can now also be sent and received from VHF to HF and vice versa to be available for retrieval anywhere in the country.


This is part of the Illinois Digital Emergency Network (IDEN) project utilizing old modified State Police Radios operating on 145.610 Mhz.  As we begin to get more stations on the air on a full time basis, we hope to have a digital network available throughout the State of Illinois.


I wish to thank Club members Mark Lanham -KC9YIJ and John Nell-K9JDN for their tireless nights of staying up with me as we worked through the glitches trying to insure that each of our stations are up and running to see this project through.  It's been a fun project to be involved with and I would encourage everyone who would like to help participate with the IDEN project to contact us anytime. 


Carlos Arzuagas - W9FE


Lewis & Clark Radio Club, Inc


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