Kane County ARES holds regular meetings at 7:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month at the St. Charles Fire Dept Bldg 112 North Riverside, St. Charles. Enter on the north side of the building. Our next meeting will be on October 26, 2017. We will be adjusting the meeting schedule in November and December due to the Thanksgiving…

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…

Deployment Challenge Exercise
On Saturday, Nov. 12, Kane County ARES conducted a ‘Deployment Challenge’ exercise. The purpose of the exercise was to test our readiness to provide support for emergency situations that would require mobile deployment. Members of the group assembled at a local forest preserve and assembled several different amateur radio stations on the VHF/UHF and HF…

The first Wednesday of every month we will be holding a digital mode practice net immediately following the regular Wednesday night net. We will experiment with various digital modes and help people get their equipment working. Everyone is welcome. We will begin in normal voice mode and then switch to digital.The digital portion of the…