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The regular Illinois ARES HF net is this Sunday, May 1 @ 4:30PM on 3905 kHz. John, W9ZE, will be calling the districts with the assistance of Bruce, WA9APQ. The roll call will run from North to South, with breaks for check ins from out of state stations. In the event of adjacent channel interference, we will move up in frequency.

In addition to the usual net, we will do an informal 60M and 40M check beginning at 4:10PM. At 4:10PM, John, W9ZE will call for stations on 7227 kHz, due to a group that regularly meets on 7230 kHz. If 7227 is busy, look for us on 7233. At 4:20PM, we will move to 60M. The start frequency is 5403.5 kHz. (channel 5). If that frequency is busy, move up one to channel 1. If 1 is busy, then 2, etc., in that order. Check ins for these nets will be taken for approximately 5 minutes.All stations are welcome.

Please invite your out of state friends.The ARES HF net is also available on EchoLink on node # 824404 (WB0VTM-L). For those interested in digital opportunities, check out the Illinois Digital Net, Sunday right after this net at approximately 5:00 PM on TG31171. Other digital modes are available as well. Be aware of other nets occurring close by as we may need to move up a bit to avoid interference.

For those who wish to test 75M more frequently, you are encouraged to participate on the following nets:North Central Phone Net every weekday at 0700 Local on 3912 kHzIllinois Phone Net every weekday at 1645 Local on 3857 kHz.Illinois Sideband Net daily at 1800 Local on 3905 kHz

These nets provide a great way to experience propagation conditions and practice message handling.