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Chicago Area Net Directory (CAND)

Last Update: Oct 4th, 2014


Are you
Are you
Chicago
Are you

new to the Chicago ham radio scene?


interested in becoming active with a repeater organization in the
6-collar county or North West Indiana?
looking for something to listen to on VHF/UHF in the evening hours?

For answers to these questions and more you need not go any further than
CAND, the Chicago Area Net Directory, compiled by Ben Straw/KC9UNS.
When Ben began assembling this directory in 2011, his motivation was to
provide a comprehensive document for volunteer examiners and radio clubs
that can be handed out to new and aspiring hams. Ben recognizes that unless
new hams actually begin talking to someone on the air soon, they're apt to lose
interest and find another hobby/service.
Unlike net directories of the past, CAND will be revised when necessary and
live using Google Spreadsheet. Friends of Ben will be monitoring the 6 and
2-meter bands along with the 220 & 440 MHz bands for additions and changes
to this compendium. For the latest CAND online go to: http://tinyurl.com/chicago-ham-nets
Many thanks go out to those who have assisted Ben in this laborious project.
Special thanks to the RAIN Report's Hap Holly/KC9RP for helping to verify
net info for the north and Northwest suburbs from his Des Plaines home and
SK Dennis Duffner W9FBM for helping him start the project; Ben resides in Hammond IN.
Additions and changes to the Chicago Area Net Directory are welcome either to
Ben (kc9uns@gmail.com) or to Hap (hap@therainreport.com).
(Introduction by Hap Holly)
Day/Time CST
Name Of Net
Daily @ 10:30PM Nite Patrol

Sponsor
Argonne ARC

Location
Argonne, IL

Weekdays @
6:00AM

The Wet Net

LPARC

LaPorte, IN

Backup Repeater for Wet Net


Grumpy Net

SMCC

Du Page Co, IL

Lunch Bunch

DARC

Weekdays @
8:45AM
Weekdays @
12:00PM

Weekdays @
12:00PM

10-10 International Net

Ten ten

Sat @ 5:00AM
Sat @ 8:30AM
Sat @ 8:00PM

IRL Fishnet
40 Meter Net
CFMC 220 MHz Info Net

IRL Simplex

Sat @ 8:00PM
Sat @ 9:00PM
Sat @ 9:00PM
Sun @ 6:30PM
Sun @ 1600z
Sun @ 7:00PM
Sun @ 8:00PM
Sun @ 8:00PM
Sun @ 8:00PM
Sun @ 8:00PM
Sun @ 8:00PM

Pink HAMsters Net


The "Just for FUN" Net
220-MHz Guys Radio Club Net
Will County ARES Net
American Foreign Service Net
Stars Info Net
Hamfesters 10 Meter Net
Tri-Town Weather Net
Dupage Slowscan net
Informal Net
WCRA Radio Nets

Pink HAMsters WI
MRC
220 Guys RC
WC ARES

CFMC

Stars
Hamfesters
Tri-town RAC
DARC
KK9DX
WCRA

PL
Internet Link
NO PL

Site/Info

146.610

131.8

http://lpcarc.org/

General

146.970
146.970

131.8
107.2

Downers Grove, IL General

145.430

107.2

Downers Grove, IL
Downers Grove, IL

224.820
443.300

110.9
114.8

Mix
Mix
New Lenox, IL
Mix
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
New Lenox, IL
Mix
Blue Island, IL
Crestwood, IL
Homewood, IL
Downers Grove, IL
McHenry, IL
Wheaton, IL

Type
Rec. Audio Freq
Roundtable
145.19

Contact

28.380

Fishing
Info
YL
General
Club
EM
Info
Info
WX
SSTV
Info
Club

R
N, R

28.800
145.570
7.262
224.100
146.910
146.910
224.520
145.210
28.416
146.640
28.410
146.805
442.550
145.41
145.310

EL: 193001

Does require -600 offset.


http://www.argonneclub.anl.gov/ARC/
http://lpcarc.org/
As of 1-29-13 net is active

EL: W9DUP-R

http://www.w9dup.org

http://www.ten-ten.org/index.php/activity/daily-nets

Smplx
NO PL
127.3
127.3
110.9
107.2
107.2
USB
107.2
114.8
107.2
107.2

North: 224.1000 -offset Input 222.5000. South: 224.1800 offset, Input 222.5800
http://www.pinkhamsters.com/
http://www.mrc91.org/
http://www.the220mhzguys.org/
FREQ's may change
http://www.qsl.net/w3dos/
http://w9src.org/
http://www.hamfesters.org http://www.w9aa.org
http://www.w9vt.org/
EZ Pal http://w9dup.org
http://www.w9ccu.org/

Sun @ 8:00PM
Sun @ 9:00PM

The Public Service Net


DARC

MRC
DARC

Sun @ 9:00PM
Sun @ 9:00PM
Sun @ 9:07PM
Mon @ 7:30PM
Mon @ 8:00PM
Mon @ 8:00PM
Mon @ 8:00PM
Mon @ 8:00PM

Metro Amateur Radio Club Net


The Swap Net
SUHFARS Nothing Net
Markham EMA Net
Will County Skywarn
Skywarn
CSRA Weekly Info Net
Technical Net

Metro ARC
MRC
SUHFARS
Markham EMA

Mon @ 8:00PM
York Radio Club 2m Net
Mon after 8pm 2m York Radio Club 6m Net
Net
Mon @ 8:00PM
South Suburban Skywarn

Info
General

YRC Simplex
YRC Simplex

Milwaukee, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Lincolnwood, IL
Milwaukee, IL
Lake Zurich, IL
Markham, IL
Frankfort, IL
New Lenox, IL
Chicago, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst, IL

Waldofar
Waldofar
Metro ARC
Hamfesters
KARS
KARC
NIDXA
WA6TMJ

Homewood, IL
Grant Park, IL
Lincolnwood, IL
Blue Island, IL
Kankakee, IL
Malta, IL
Wheaton, IL
Hannoverpark, IL

IRL
Chi Sbrbn RA
DARC

Club
Club

146.910
145.430
224.680
147.315
146.910
443.250
147.135
444.550
145.210
146.760
145.430
224.680
147.420
50.150

127.3
NO PL
110.9
107.2
127.3
114.8
107.2
114.8
107.2
107.2
107.2
110.2
Smplx
Smplx

WX *
WX *
Friendship
Info
N
Club
General
R
Club
Info
N

442.375
441.300
147.315
146.64
146.94
146.73
147.36
223.780

114.8
114.8
107.2
107.2
107.2
100.0
136.5
100.0

D: REF7970LAX
EL: W9DUP-R

Club
Swap
Nothing
EMA
WX *
WX *
Info
Tech

Mon @ 9:00PM
Mon @ 9:00PM
Mon @ 9:00PM
Mon @ 9:00PM
Mon @ 9:00PM
Mon @ 9:30PM

Windy City Chaverim Net


Hamfesters 2 Meter Net
KARS Monday Night Net
Kishwaukee ARC Net
NIDXA 2 Meter Net
WALA Net

Tue @ 8:00PM
First & Third Tue
@ 8:00PM
Tue @ 7:30PM
Tue @ 8:00PM
Tue @ 8:00PM
Tue @ 8:00PM
Tue @ 8:00PM
Tue @ 8:00PM
Tue @ 8:30PM
Tue @ 9:00PM
Tue @ 9:00PM

The Lake County Illinois RACES Net LCRA


DuPage County Emcomm Net
DARC

Libertyville, IL
Races
Downers Grove, IL EM

147.180
145.43

127.3
107.2

FRRL Tuesday Night 2 Meter Net


NWI Skywarn Net
ARES/SKYWARN
ARES Net
6m round table
Satern Net
ARES Net
CFMC Weekly Info Net
Six Meter Club of Chicago FM Net

FRRL
NWI Skywarn
LPCARC
WCRA

147.210
146.685
146.970
145.390
50.130
146.760
146.67
146.76
146.97
224.82
443.30

103.5
131.8
131.8
107.2

Wed @ 6:00PM
Wed @ 7:00PM
Wed @ 7:00PM
Wed @ 7:00PM
Wed @ 7:30PM
Wed @ 8:00PM
Wed @ 8:00PM
Wed @ 8:00PM

IL D-Star Net
K9YA Code Practice Net
STARS Weekly Skywarn Net
ARES/RACES Net
Will County Skywarn
Porter County Ares/Skywarn net
49er Net
AREA Net

FRRL
K9YA
STARS
W9EMA
WCARES
PCARC
Tri-town
A.R.E.A.

Elburn, IL
Valparaiso, In
LaPorte, IN
Wheaton, IL
Du Page Co, IL
Chicago, IL
Melrose Park, IL
Chicago, IL
Hinsdale, IL
Hinsdale, IL
La Grange Park, IL
Alburn, IL
Mix
Blue Island, IL
Crown Point, IN
Frankfort, IL
Valparaiso, IN
Homewood, IL
Markham, IL

Wed @ 8:00PM
Wed @ 8:00PM

IRL Informational Net


York Radio Club 70cm Net

IRL
YRC

Wed @ 8:00PM
Wed @ 8:00PM
Wed @ 8:30PM
Wed @ 8:30PM
Wed @ 9:00PM
4th Wed @ 9PM
Thur @ 6:30PM
1st Thurs (Oct to
Feb) @ 7:00PM
Thurs @ 7:00PM
Thur @ 7:00PM

AM Enthusiasts
WAFAR Checkin Net
Bars 220 Round Table
AM Enthusiasts
Hobby Corner
Cook County ARES Net
Q5 2-Meter SSB Net
Severe Weather
Slow Scan TV Easypal
CSRA 15 meter HF Net

Salvation Army
MP EMA
CFMC
SMCC

General
WX *
EM/WX *
EM
General
EM
EM
Info
Club

D-Star
CW
WX *
EM/WX
WX *
EM
General
Club

107.2
107.2
107.2
107.2
110.9
114.8

http://www.mrc91.org/
http://www.w9dup.org

EL: WB0VHF-L
EL: W9YPC-R

http://www.metroarc.org/info
http://www.mrc91.org/
http://www.suhfars.org
Echolink is on WB9RFQ repeater, unknown reason.

EL WA9ORC-R
EL W9DUP-R

http://www.illinoisradioleague.org/irlnets.php
http://www.csraham.com
http://www.w9dup.org
http://yorkradioclub.com/
http://yorkradioclub.com/
North Box, linked systems. http://www.waldofar.net/
South Box, linked systems. http://www.waldofar.net/
http://www.metroarc.org/info
http://www.hamfesters.org http://www.w9aa.org
http://www.w9az.com/
http://www.karc-club.org
http://nidxa.org/index.htm

EL: 193001

EL: WA9ORC-R
EL: WA9ORC-R

http://www.dupageares.org/dupagecountyemcommnet.html
http://www.frrl.org
http://nwispotters.org/
http://lpcarc.org/
http://www.w9ccu.org/
http://www.satern.org/
http://www.mpdes.org
http://chicagofmclub.org/nets.html
http://www.k9ona.com
Repeater linked with K9ONA 146.97 during net
Repeater linked with K9ONA 146.97 during net

D: REF001B
7.121
146.64
146.700
444.600
146.775
146.805
147.135

107.2
131.8
114.8
131.8
107.2
107.2

New Lenox, IL
General
Downers Grove, IL Club

145.210
442.875

107.2
114.8

MAC
SARA
N2JBW
DARC

Du Page Co, IL
Melrose Park, IL
Bolingbrook, IL
Du Page Co, IL
Niles, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Downers Grove, IL

AM
Club
General
AM
Hobbies
EM
SSB
WX *

50.400
146.670
224.540+
144.144
147.315
146.88
144.220
145.430

SMCC
CSRA

Hinsdale, IL
Mix

SSTV
HF

146.970
21.331

WAFAR
Bars

EL: W9DUP-R

http://www.k9ya.org/
http://w9src.org/
EL: K9LOT-1

EL: W9YPC-L

IR: 4774. EL: W9YRCR. AS: 27093

http://wcares.weebly.com/
http://www.w9vt.org
Echolink is on WB9RFQ repeater, unknown reason.
http://www.w9ypc.org
http://www.illinoisradioleague.org/irlnets.php
http://yorkradioclub.com/

107.2
110.9

http://www.qsl.net/wafar
http://k9bar.org/

107.2
107.2
USB
107.2

http://www.metroarc.org/
http://pages.ripco.net/~ormos/ares.html#link-cooknet
http://www.n9abf.com/q5net

107.2
USB

EL: W9DUP-R
http://www.k9ona.com/
http://www.scottchilders.com/csra/csrainfo/

Thur @ 7:00PM
Thur @ 7:30PM
Thur @ 8:00PM
Thur @ 8:00PM

ARES Net
220 Round Table
LCARC Info Net
BARS Information Net

KARC
CFMC
LCARC
BARS

Malta, IL
Chicago, IL
Merrillville, IN
Bolingbrook, IL

EM
n
Roundtable
Info
Info

146.73
100.0
224.10
147.00+ 131.8
147.33
107.2

1st, 2nd, 4th Thur


@ 8:00PM
Thur @ 8:00PM
Thur @ 8:00PM
Thur @ 8:30PM
Thur @ 8:30PM
Thur @ 9:00PM
1st Thur @
9:30PM
Fri @ 8:00PM
Fri @ 8:00PM
?

SARC Net

SARC

Schaumburg, IL

Info

145.23

107.2

EL: K9IIK-R AS: 27833

http://www.n9rjv.org/

NSRC Net
10 Meter Net
BARS SKYWARN Net
SWAOG Net
The Computer Net
QCWA Net

NSRC
Tri-town
BARS
DARC
MRC
QCWA/CFAR

NS. Chicago, IL
Will/Cook Co, IL
Bolingbrook, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL

General
R
General
WX *
Astronomy
Tech
Club

442.725
28.490
147.33
145.430
146.910
147.15

114.8

IR: 4206

http://www.ns9rc.org/nets/

SSTV Net
40 Meter CodeCATS Net
RTTY AUTOSTART Net

BARS
CSRA

Bolingbrook, IL
SSTV
Chicago, IL
CW
Downers Grove, IL

147.33
7.103
145.03

107.2
CW

Legend:
AR: AARL Audio News
AS: Allstar
EL: Echolink
N: NewsLine
R: Rain Report

* Net also
activates
when bad
weather
accrues.

Know of a net in the Chicago-land


area?
Please Email
KC9UNS@GMAIL.COM
TinyURL for club newsletter
http://tinyurl.com/chicago-hamnets

Last updated: Oct


4, 2014

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accure when
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send me an email,
I'll make a PDF
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107.2
107.2
127.3
107.2

http://www.karc-club.org
Linked with the 70Cm repeater 442.075+ PL 131.8

EL W9DUP-R

Start's after Info Net - http://k9bar.org/


http://www.w9dup.org
http://www.mrc91.org/
http://www.qcwa.org/

http://www.csraham.com
145.03 MHz FM AFSK modulation Mark tone of 2125 Hz -170 Hz shift for space tone -- 5 level, 45 Baudot / 60 wpm
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