October SET Information Available

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.

Weather Links

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.

MARS Announces Schedule of Dates for 60-Meter Interoperability

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