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Weather Resources


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Partial and non-guaranteed list of radio channels where Severe Weather Spotting activity [known as SKYWARN] may be found:


147.375Amateur Boone County R+ PL 100
145.17Amateur DuPage County OEM
146.730Amateur DeKalb County ARES/RACES R- PL 100
145.470Amateur Kane County OEM R- PL 103.5
147.180Amateur Lake County RACES/ARES 147.180 R+ PL127.3
146.835 Amateur McHenry County ESDA R- PL 91.5
145.410Amateur McHenry County R- PL 107.2
147.09Amateur Maine Township ESDA R+ PL107.2
145.23Amateur Schaumburg ARC  R- PL107.2
442.900 # Amateur Primary Liaison [Wide Area - Location Schaumburg]
442.925 # Amateur Primary Liaison [Wide Area - Location Northern Kane County]
442.975 # Amateur Primary Liaison [Wide Area - Location Downtown Chicago]
155.025 Local Govt ESMARN  Secondary Liaison and Some Local Nets many communities


# - FISHFAR System - simultaneous operation on all frequencies - Wide Area Coverage

NOTE: Liaison channels are NOT for general local spotters communication. That should be conducted on the various local repeaters or simplex channels. Collected, filtered information is exchanged on the Liaison Channels. Those are recommended for listening by anyone wanting an overview of the weather affecting the Chicago Warning Area and adjacent areas.

A more complete listing of  Northern Illinois Weather frequencies of interest can be found at



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 Most recent revision 01/20/15