W9AUX UHF Repeater
442.050 +5MHz Offset, PL 114.8
146.655, -600KHz, PL 107.2
Every Thursday at 7:30pm on K9XD Repeater 444.875 +5MHz, 114.8 tone
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 4:30 PM local Illinois time, on 3,905 KHz LSB (alternate 7,230 KHz).
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm
Kane County OEM Repeater
145.470 -minus offset, PL Tone 103.5 Hz
442.050, +5MHz Offset, PL 114.8 Fusion (Mixed mode)
146.655, -600 KHz Offset, PL 107.2 Fusion (Mixed mode)
In the event of an area disaster or a need for an unscheduled callout, DuPage ARES leadership will start a net on W9AUX 2 meter repeater (146.655, minus 600 KHz offset, 107.2 PL), with the W9AUX 440 box (442.050, + 5MHz offset, 114.8) as first backup. If these repeaters are down, our backup repeaters (in order) are the WCRA UHF Repeater on 444.475 MHZ, +5MHZ, PL 114.8,, and then KA9KDC in Wheaton on 444.275 +5MHz, with a PL 114.8. If this fails, we will try to mobilize using simplex - Our DP-S1 Channel on 146.400 (simplex). It has been our experience that IL2A on the 2 meter national calling frequency is used by ragchewers and is not the best choice for serious interop work.
Once you have found a DuPage ARES net, check in and advise as to condition and availability. Even if you will be responding to a callout from another agency, such as a local EMA, advise us so we know who is available, and in turn, you can make your capabilities known to that organization.
In general, DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY!