Kane county amateurs now have the capability to send email using a VHF radio under the Winlink protocol. KC ARES amateurs Robert, W9DSR, and Bill, NF9D, have installed a Winlink Express gateway (WX9CTA-10) and a packet Digipeater (KC9AES-7) at two locations in the county. This system should allow most amateurs in the county to connect…

Our links pages have been updated with a collection of links to several weather information sites, including those from the National Weather Service, the Storm Prediction Center, the College of DuPage, and others. With the severe weather season approaching it’s a good idea to refresh your information sources for weather, so please take a look…

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…