The training session scheduled for April 12 has been cancelled. Many of our members will be attending a radar interpretation class on that date, so we decided to cancel the regular session. The next session will be on May 10.  …

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…

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…