Northern IL ARES has a weekly net on the Winnebago County repeater, 147.195, positive offset, PL of 114.8. The net is on Thursdays at 7 p.m. local time.
This net is not just a simple check-in of amateurs in the area. Important ARES news is announced, and discussions of ham-related issues are held. Also, articles with knowledge useful to amateur radio operators are read when time permits. Every amateur radio operator is welcome to the net, regardless of experience, club affiliation, or non affiliation. Please don't be shy. We would love to meet you on the radio!