The DuPage Amateur Radio Club (DARC) is a local Special Service Club of the American Radio Relay League, and meets every 4th Monday of each month (except for July and December). The meetings usually consist of: introductions, club business, door prize drawings, & a technical program. No RSVP's are necessary, come as you are, and bring a friend.
DARC holds VE sessions to test for Amateur Radio licenses and upgrades, participates in Field Day exercises in June, and has other social functions in the community.
DARC has three Amateur Radio Repeater systems. VHF is 145.430 (input -600 Khz; PL 107.2 Hz) which is simulcast with the 223. 680 repeater (input -1.6 Mhz; PL 110.9 Hz). The UHF stand-alone system is 442.550 Mhz (input +600 Khz; PL 114.8 Hz). If you're an FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operator, check in and speak to any member on the air. If you're interested and don't have your Amateur Radio license, program any of the above frequencies in your radio scanner and listen in.
DARC has applications on the Internet site Facebook, and on Yahoogroups. You must be a member to gain access to Facebook, but if you have a Yahoo ID, go to Yahoogroups and search DuPage Amateur Radio Club or W9DUP.
For information, send an email to Membership Chairperson Rose Niznik at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply come to a meeting.