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  About Us ...

DARC is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio.  You do not need an Amateur License in order to attend our meetings or join our Club.
Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month (except for the months of July and December).  Meetings start at 7:30 pm (Central Time) and usually end, no later than 10:00 pm. Check out the Meetings page for further details.

DARC operates repeaters on 145.43 MHz (107.2 Hz PL), 224.68 MHz (no PL), and 442.55 MHz (114.8 Hz PL) in the Chicagoland area. 

The weekly net meets every Sunday evening at 9:00 pm (Central Time) on the 145.43MHz (2 meter) repeater.  The Net includes traffic, news, Amateur Radio NewsLine and "Swap & Shop" .

If you would like more information about the DuPage Amateur Radio Club, or any of our repeaters, please come to a meeting, contact a club member on the air, or drop us a note.

If you are interested in joining our club or need forms to renew your membership go to the Membership page. 

  For discussions about Club topics DARC's join
  This Yahoo Group is for DARC members only.  A Yahoo ID is required to access the Yahoo Groups.  Once you've established a Yahoo ID, go to DuPage Amateur Radio Club,
or search W9DUP in Yahoo Groups.  For information, please contact
Ed (K9EW) or Bryan (KC9GRH)


  Or join the DARC ...
  If you are a Facebook user, go to "DuPage Amateur Radio Club" and sign up. You will
be validated usually within a day. This is an open to all interested parties.
For information, please contact Rose (K9RMZ)
    If you like to tweet, now you can at the new club Twitter site.
  Here is your direct link for our Twitter page ... https://twitter.com/#!/DuPageAmateurRC
  Do you want more information about the DuPage Amateur Radio Club?  

Then send Us an email


Club Officers & Committee Chairpersons



Board of Directors


John McCarty, N9HRT

Vice President

Ed Worst, K9EW


Brian Eder, WB9UGX


Joe Gavenda, N9SHC


Pat Perry, K9PPP



Past President

Eric Dallmann, K9VIC

Committee Chairpersons

Club Callsign Trustee

Don Hlinsky, N9IZU


Ed Worst, K9EW


Rose Niznik,  K9RMZ


Murray Cutler,W9EHQ


Tim Messer, W9TAM

Public Relations

Brian Eder, WB9UGX

Severe Weather Program

Dave Bukowski, N9KPD


Don Hlinsky, N9IZU


Bruce Epperson, KA9H

VE & Testing

Don Hlinsky, N9IZU

Field Day

Bruce Tobias, WB9WOZ

Test Equipment Bank

Ed Worst, K9EW



Special Events

Bruce Epperson, KA9H

Social/Holiday Party

Skip Hoffman, KC9LEZ


Randy Zabel, N9NWA


David Sapadin, N9DMS


Club Mailing Address:

DuPage Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 71
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514-0071

  Club Member Name & Call Sign Badge

Club badges can be ordered from Capital Engraving CO., 3109 Marigold, Longview, WA, 98632, 1-800-628-4985. The company has the club information on file. Badges are $15 and delivery takes about 3 weeks. 

  Club Polo & T-shirts

Shirts can be ordered by emailing Ed, K9EW.

  Test Equipment Program

Radio equipment is available for club members to borrow. Contact Ed, K9EW.

  Club Reflector

There is a club reflector at http://yahoo.com/group/w9dup. Contact Bryan, KC9GRH or Ed, K9EW for assistance in joining the group.

  IRLP Reflector

There is a IRLP reflector at http://groups.yahoo.com/groups.W9DUP-IRLP/. The group has been active since 2005 and it lead by Randy, N9NWA.

  FaceBook Page

There is a public FaceBook page that is update with information on upcoming meetings and pictures from club events. Contact Rose, K9RMZ for more information.

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