Beginning August 17, 2017 through August 21, 2017
special events station W9E
will operate during the solar eclipse event.
Demonstrating Amateur Radio, working stations around the United States & the World
The far southern tip of the state of Illinois is the best place viewers can see the totality of the eclipse. The prime viewing locations will be
Murphysboro (at 1:19:30pm for 2m40s), Carbondale (at 1:20pm for2m38s) and Marion (at 1:20:40pm for 2m28s).
UPDATE Come Join Us
We will be operating on August 19, 20 and 21st from the Pavillion (located behind the mall) in Marion, IL.
The simplex talk in frequency to reach us will be 146.49.
We will also be monitoring the 146.88/147.09 repeaters (P.L. 88.5).
There will probably be traffic congestion on I-57 and Route 13. Plan accordingly and drive carefully.
The Operator Data Base will be used as a tree of operators for southern Illinois if auxcomm is needed during events.
Please continue to add your information to the database.
Please fill in your contact information on the Operator Data Base if you are going to be in the southern Illinois area and click to email.
We need to have your information for ARES and W9E activities.
For further information contact the W9E webmaster.