On September 24 at the Radio Expo Belvidere hamfest there will be two ARES meetings (9:30 and 10:30) at the ARRL tables. This is the final of the three (Central, South & North) ARES meetings. All are welcome to attend.
The 2023 Central Divison Convention will be held at the Fort Wayne Hamfest on November 18 and 19. Our guest from HQ will be Josh Johnston KE5MHV. Josh is the ARRL's Director of Emergency Management. The theme of the Convention is EmComm, so watch for more details as plans are developed.
A new slide deck covering how to make WinLink connections has been added to the library. You can find it on the Resources Drop-down menu, or go here.
A set of three slide decks from the recent Central Illinois Emergency Communications Summit are now available. The Summit was held March 25 in Springfield. The three decks cover the Summit introduction and overview, uses of Winlink in emergency communications, and an overview of Radiograms. The Summit Overview deck can be found here. The Winlink deck is here. The Radiogram link is located here.
February was a different type of month. Our weather here in southern Illinois has constantly changed from nice spring weather with flooding rains, to frigid cold along with some very strong 50+ mph winds that stressed our wire antennas. I was glad I put mine back up with the Kevlar paracord as I watched the trees swaying. I hope they are correct that March will go out like a lamb but it also begins our tornado season. I'm not complaining as I understand the northern part of the state is still dealing with snow. An excellent time was had by…