Section Manager Steps Down

From Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA

I regret to inform you that Ron Morgan, AD9I, has found it necessary to step down because of health concerns that became apparent just as he was ready to start a new term of office – and one that he was recently re-elected to in this spring season’s Section Manager election.

Morgan, of East Peoria, has served as the Illinois Section Manager since February 2017. He notified the Illinois Section membership yesterday; writing, “My decision was based on continued treatment and my inability to travel and serve the amateur community. Respectfully to all in the Section as it has been an honor to serve the ARRL in this capacity.”

Thomas Beebe, W9RY, of Marion, has been appointed as the Illinois Section Manager, effective July 1, to fulfill the two-year term of office that extends through June 30, 2022.

Wellness Net Final Totals

The ARRL Illinois Section Daily Wellness Nets have concluded, and participation was exceptional. A total of 748 amateurs checked in at least once during the time the nets were operating, and 94 Illinois counties were represented in the logs.

A searchable table showing the callsigns of everyone who checked-in to the nets can be found on this page.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who contributed to this project.

May, 2020 Illinois Set Completed

The May 30, 2020 Simulated Emergency Test wrapped up at 14:30 local time, with all of the major goals complete. A closing message was received from the American Red Cross which summarized their view of the exercise.

Thanks and congratulations to all of the many participants in this project.

New Day & Time for Digital Net

The Thursday evening Illinois Digital Net has moved to Sunday nights at 8:30 pm Central time. The net is bridged to to all of these modes:

Wires-X 21565
Brandmeister DMR 31171
TGIF DMR 31171
P25 31171
NXDN 31171
AllStar 42810
Dstar XLX334G, DCS334G, XRF334G
YSF REFLECTOR ILLINOIS LINK 83132