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3/25/2020 WELLNESS NET ANNOUNCEMENTS

All stations please pass the word to all radio operators there are the following additional methods to check into this Statewide net.

Digital Voice net is running on the Illinois-Link
31171   

Echo-link node WB0VTM-L 824404

The Central Illinois Linked Repeater System (analog)

This net info is being managed on Net-Logger and everyone is welcome to observe.

Additional information about this net and others can be found ILARES.org website and the ARRL Illinois Section Facebook Page.

Illinois ARES Wellness Net

In the last few days on 3905 kHz at noon CDT we conducted an informal “Wellness Net” and participation throughout the State was very promising. We (W9DSR, N9LQF, W9ZE et al) will continue holding the Net daily at noon for 30 – 40 minutes on 3905 kHz +/-. Drop by to share information, thoughts and concerns.


We will also have the ECHOLINK conference node WB0VTM-L NODE # 824404 ONLINE during the HF net on 3.905. People will hear all HF traffic and can make written comments via the message box on the bottom right corner of their screen. We also have permission to use the ECHOLINK IL-ECOMM Node # 339893 for additional coverage.


In the interest of opening up opportunities for digital users with other modes to be able to check in. Carlos, W9FE, will be on TG31171 (ILLINOIS LINK).


Other linking technologies are being explored.


Remember, the Illinois Sideband Net is held daily on 3905 at 18:00 Local.
We are in this together stay in touch please.

What’s New – 03/20/20

We’ve added a couple of new items. One is an excellent presentation on WinLink By Rich, KD9ANU. This second is a list of Illinois traffic nets. You can find both these items as dropdowns off the Public Service menu.

MEETING GUIDANCE

PLEASE READ AND SHARE

GUIDANCE FOR ARES MEETINGS:

EFFECTIVE NOW AND FOR THE NEAR TERM, ARES MEETINGS SHOULD BE VIRTUAL.

PLEASE USE VIDEO AND AUDIO CONFERENCE METHODS AS WELL AS RADIO NETS FOR YOUR MEETINGS- INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS AS NECESSARY FOR TRAINING AND MAINTAINING MEMBER CONTACT.

STAY SAFE AND WELL.

COVID-19 updates from W9XA

Dear Central Division Member,

Due to the extraordinary situations that are rapidly
evolving, the ARRL has created a new listing of Hamfests
and Conventions that are being cancelled or re-scheduled.
That information can be found at
http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/search/canceled

Just this evening, “the FCC has advised employees
that unless it is absolutely necessary for them to work
from the office because they cannot otherwise accomplish
their work, they should telework beginning tomorrow morning
until further notice. ” The full announcement can be found at;
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363007A1.pdf

73, Kermit Carlson W9XA

New ASEC Positions

John Zelz, W9ZE; Jim Pitchford, N9LQF; and Bruce Talley, WA9APQ will assume ASEC duties for the purpose of enhancing HF operations for IL ARES as well as ‘regional’ coordination and cooperation activities in the North, Central, South areas. N9LQF will have the additional duty to liaise with IEMA.