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

This will be the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first on the mainland United States since 1979 and 

the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918. It will be an event you do not want to miss!

Remember if you are going to view the Eclipse you must use eye protection.

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.