The Weather Net Page

DuPage ARES, in cooperation with the DuPage Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs, conducts a weather net on the WCRA UHF Repeater (444.475,  114.8 PL).

The net will be activated during anticipated or imminent severe weather events, and conducts practice nets at 7PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Tom Sarlitto, KD9JSA, is the point of contact for questions or info regarding the weather net.

Weather Net Script Downloads

DuPage Weather Praxctice Net Script ed 112119 (pdf)


DuPage WX Event Net Skywarn Script (pdf)


WX Training and Other Downloads

Files coming soon.

Miscellaneous Weather Knowledge


Weather Sirens - they are called Outdoor Warning Sirens for a reason: their purpose is to alert people who are active OUTSIDE to imminent severe weather so they can seek shelter. Think about it . . . in this day of tightly built houses, air conditioners, loud TV's, these sirens often cannot be heard INSIDE a home.  So . . .  duh . . . .

SO GET YOURSELF A WEATHER RADIO . . . at many retailers . . .  they're not expensive and can be programmed for your locality.

DuPage OHSEM Advanced Weather Seminar

This seminar is the gold-standard of WX info. Held in March, it is a "can't miss" event and attracts hams and spotters from all over the midwest.  We will keep you posted when it is announced.


We will also pass along info on NWS and other spotter training as it comes available