The 2021 Illinois ARES Fall Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 2, from 0800 to 1200 local time.
A slide deck (PDF) with current information on the SET plans and details can be found here. More information will be made available as we get closer to the scheduled date.
The September 2021 Section Manager’s Newsletter has been posted. See the link on the Resources menu, or try clicking here.
A number of severe weather events have occurred in the past few weeks, so this is probably a good time to remind visitors that we have a collection of weather related links that you can access from the Resources Menu. The IEMBot Monitor link is particularly useful for keeping up with weather information for your local area.
Thom, W9RY, has posted his July Section Newsletter. It can be found by using the link on the Resources drop-down menu, or by clicking here. The newsletter contains important information about the upcoming SET on May, 1.
The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) has announced dates in 2021 during which MARS members will operate on 60 meters for interoperability with the amateur radio community. Some dates coincide with quarterly Department of Defense Communications Exercises (COMEX).
All exercises will begin on channel 1 as the initial calling channel and move to other 60-meter working channels as may be appropriate.
Additional information can be found at:
MARS Announces Schedule of Dates for 60-Meter Interoperability