Kane County ARES holds our training sessions on the 2nd Thursday of the month and our regular meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month at the St. Charles Fire Dept Bldg 112 North Riverside, St. Charles. Both meetings begin at 7 pm. Enter on the north side of the building. Our January, 2018 meetings will take…

Do to the very iffy weather for tonight, our 7 pm training meeting has been canceled. For those who are interested, we will be meeting at 7 pm on the KC9OEM repeater for discussions, simplex testing and whatever else turns up.   Again, TONIGHT’s TRAINING MEETING has been CANCELED.…

The National Weather Service is sponsoring Skywarn Recognition Day again this year. This event celebrates the contributions that volunteer Skywarn spotters and Amateur Radio Operators make to the National Weather Service through their weather spotting activities. The event will feature amateur radio stations operating from the various NWS offices around the country. Our local office…

KC ARES Supports Local Bicycle Event
Members of Kane County and DuPage County ARES groups provided communications support for the Swedish Days Bicycle Ride held on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The ARES team provided communications between race control and the support vehicles deployed on course to assist riders and deal with emergency situations. The event, sponsored by the Fox Valley Bicycle…

The severe weather season started early in Kane County. On February 28 at 3 pm the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for most of northeastern Illinois. As the afternoon progressed a series of storms began to sweep across the area, triggering several severe thunderstorm warnings and a couple of tornado warnings. We initiated…