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    2018 DARC Holiday Brunch

   Saturday  December 1 -- 11:00 AM  to  2:00 PM


                           Medina Shrine Center

             550 Shriners Drive, Addison, IL 60101

630-458-0200       web site:  www.weddingswithus.coM

Featuring a Delicious Brunch Buffet!

Door prize drawings & raffle for a
Baofeng dual band HT
Cost is $30.00 for club members and
their family.
$35.00 for non-club members and guests.
One door prize drawing ticket
for each person!
Raffle Tickets for the Baofeng HT
are $1.00 each or 7 tix for $5.00
For reservations and tickets,
Contact Maureen/KB9WVJ
at 630-654-8291
Cash or checks made payable to
DuPage Amateur Radio Club


Recent Special Events

100th Anniversary of the Armistice
signed at 11:00 am, 11/11/1918

at Compiègne, France 

Murray Cutler at the helm on 40 meters as DARC helps in the observance of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny, where the Doughboys first saw action in World War I. DARC set up several rigs operating on different frequencies and drew a lot of attention from folks visiting the Big Red One (Division) Museum which was co-located with our set up. Photos will be posted shortly and you'll be able to get to them by clicking on the Photos/Videos tab.


DARC QRP (low power) and
homebrew Rig Op Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018:
Hosted by Tom KE9MC and Maureen KB9WVJin Clarendon Hills.
Additional participants were:
Murray W9EHQ, Steve AB9YW, Bruce WB9WOZ, Brian WB9UGX, Joe N9SHC, Bob W9ZV,
Bob KA9BHD, Krishna KR1SH, John N9HRT
After heavy overnight rains, which luckily stopped just before sunrise, it turned into a relatively mild morning, although still a bit damp.Coffee and donuts were offered, as set up started around 8:30 AM Homebrew antennas and a couple of vertical antennas, as well were used.Operations were mostly on 20, 30 and 40 meters, using CW, SSB, and digital modes.Band conditions were not the greatest, but we all had fun.Seeing rain moving in quickly from the SW, and the fact it was nearing lunch time, wedecided to wrap it up.  Tom KE9MC "burned" as he calls it, footlong dogs on the grill along with quite a variety of salads, and chips, and all of the fixings.It was a great meal.
We do plan to do this again next year, possibly coinciding with the Illinois QSO Party.
Thanks to Tom and Maureen for hosting this fun event!
Please consider coming out to one of these club outings, to see quite a variety of radios, antennas,and modes in action!