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Contact Information

Section Name:
Ron Morgan, AD9I
Daytime Phone:
(309) 397-9549

Basic Information


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Your Illinois Section News is located at

IL Section Club Information - This is a link to download the listing of Club information that is on the bottom of this webpage.

Cabinet Members

SM/AD--Ron Morgan AD9I
ASM--Mike Nowack NA9Q
ASM/ACC--Scott DeSantis KB9VRW
SEC--Fritz Bock WD9FMB
OOC/AD--Tim Childers K9CQ
PIC -- Vicky Whitaker KD9BAU
SGL -- Charlie Richey K9DUE
TC--John Dinnella WA9IL 
ASEC--Robert Littler W9DSR
ASEC--Danny Pease NG9R
ASEC--Garret Robinson KC9FVK
ASEC Pat Stowell, N9PN
ASEC--Gary Shanks KA9FAJ
ASEC--Curtis Williams W5DTR                                                   

District Emergency Coordinators:

Region 2--Lloyd Sherman KB9APW,
Region 3--Dale Marzano N9JH, ADEC Debby Gray, WX9VOR
Region 4--Neil Ormos N9NL,
Region 6--Gary Shanks KA9FAJ,
Region 7--Josh Kittle, N9WEW,
Region 8--Curtis Williams W5DTR, ADEC Chris Pixton KC9EIZ
Region 9--Jim Hudson WB9QPM,
Region 11--Bruce Talley WA9APQ

Newsletter Topics
==> Section Manager – On the Road
==> Net Reports
==> Illiniois Club Websites
==> Club Presentations

==> Section Manager – On the Road

I just returned from  ARRL HQ at Newington, where I attended the Section Manager workshop.

==>  Net Report

Illinois Sideband Net webpage

Illinois Nets
This is a link to the open Amateur Nets

Ye Olde Traffic Report:

September 2017 monthly reports are:

Illinois Side Band Net - Net Manager WB9QPM
Daily on 3905 at 1800 local time
QNI 262 QTC 83 Sessions 30

Illinois Phone Net - Net Manager KA9MZJ
M-F on 3857 at 1645 local time
Sunday on 3940 at 0800 local time
QNI 146 QTC 25 Sessions 25

North Central Phone Net – Net Manager KA9MZJ
M-F on 3912 at 0700 local time
QNI 224 QTC 41 Sessions 21

Illinois CW Net (ILN) Net Manager W9NXM
Daily on 3537 at 1915 local time
QNI  49 QTC 0 Sessions 23

==> Illiniois Club Websites

Links to the Illinois Section Club Websites ( This listing is growing as information comes across my desk.)  In a few weeks, this list will be posted at the end of the Section News.  We could use more information from other clubs as well, 

ALGONQUIN - Suburban UHF Amateur Repeater Society 
AMBOY - Lee County Amateur Radio Club 
ANA - Union County Amateur Radio Club
BATAVIA - Fox River Radio League 
BELLEVILLE - St. Clair Amateur Radio Club
Bloomington - Central Illinois Radio Club
BOLINGBROOK - Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society 
Bond County - Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club
BRIDGEVIEW - Suburban Technical Amateur Radio System a.k.a. Suburban Technical Amateur Radio Club (STARS) 
BROOKFIELD - Six Meter Club Of Chicago
CANTON - Fulton County Amateur Radio Club
CARBONDALE - Southern Illinois University Amateur Radio Club 
CARLINVILLE - Macoupin County Amateur Radio Club 
Carrier Mills - Southern Counties Amateur Network
CENTRALIA - Centralia Wireless Association Inc.
CHAMPAIGN - Twin City Amateur Radio Club 
CLAREDON HILLS - DuPage Amateur Radio Club 
CRESTWOOD - Hamfesters Radio Club 
Crystal Lake - McHenry County Wireless Association 
DANVILLE - Vermillion County Amateur Radio Association 
DEKALB - Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club 
DECATUR - Cenois Amateur Radio Club 
DIXON - Rock River Amateur Radio Club 
EAST MOLINE - Green River Valley Amateur Radio Society 
EVANSTON - Metro Amateur Radio Club
FLORA - Clay County Area Amateur Radio Club 
GALVA - Area Amateur Radio Operators
GENOA - Big Thunder Amateur Radio Club 
GODFREY - Lewis & Clark Radio Club, Inc. 
GRANITE CITY - Egyptian Radio Club 
Grundy County - Grundy County Amateur Radio Club
HERRIN - Shawnee Amateur Radio Association
HIGHLAND PARK - North Shore Radio Club 
HILLSBORO - Montgomery County Amateur Radio Emergency Corp
HOMEWOOD - Tri-Town Radio Amateur Club 
INA - Rend Lake College Amateur Radio Club 
JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville Amateur Radio Society 
Jonesboro - Union County Amateur Radio Club
Kane County - Kane County ARES
KANKAKEE - Kankakee Area Radio Society 
LaGrange - Six Meter Club of Chicago
Lake County - RACES/ARES
LEONORE - Starved Rock Radio Club 
LIBERTYVILLE - Libertyville County RACES/ARES Group 
LOVINGTON - Moultrie Amateur Radio Klub 
MACOMB - Lamoine Emergency Amateur Radio Club 
MORRIS - Metro DX Club 
MOUNT VERNON - Amateur Radio Club of Mt. Vernon 
NORRIDGE - Chicago FM Club 
NORRIDGE - Society Radio Operators 
OAK PARK - Chicago Suburban Radio Association 
PEORIA - Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club 
QUINCY - Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club 
ROCKFORD - Rockford Amateur Radio Association 
ROUND LAKE BEACH - Stoned Monkey VHF Amateur Radio Club 
SCHAUMBURG - Motorola Amateur Radio Club  
SCHAUMBURG - Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club
SESSER - Little Egypt Amateur Radio Society 
SPRINGFIELD - Sangamon Valley Amateur Radio Club 
STERLING - Sterling Rockfalls Amateur Radio Society 
Tinley Park/Cook County - MetroDxClub
SMC TRIVOLI - Society of Midwest Contesters (Go SMC!)
VILLA PARK - York Radio Club Inc.
WATSEKA - Iroquois County Amateur Radio Group 
WAUCONDA - Cortek Radio Association 
WHEATON - Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs 
WILMETTE - Northern Illinois DX Association 
XENIA - Xenia Wireless Association 

==> Club Presentations

Impedance Matching by Ward Silver


Impedance Matching 101, PR and the Storm, NAPA Earthquake and ARES Response, LOTW and TQSL, LOTW for Satellite Ops, Getting Started in HF 101, An Introduction to NVIS Antennas, A Look inside the ARRL HQ, Getting Started with HF Digital

Illinois Officials