Welcome from the Section Manager

We would like to invite you to browse through the information listed here and take advantage of the services offered to you as a member of the American Radio Relay League. The ARRL Field Organization is here to serve you. If you have a problem, question or simply need more information, please feel free to contact anyone on the IL section staff. They will be happy to hear from you and will either answer you directly or steer you to the right person.

General Class Test Weekend Review

Do you know someone who holds a Technician class operating license and wants to upgrade to General class.

The York Radio Club will offer a General Class Test Weekend Review June 8th & 9th in Elmhurst, Illinois

Our Club had successfully offered Technician Class Test Weekend Review with very successful outcomes.

We will now attempt to do the same for those wishing to upgrade.

Once registered, we will in advance offer suggested guidelines, on-line resources, coaching, and group support.

So, might there be someone you know who fits the bill and should find out more?

We ask you to share this web page. It explains our efforts to help the Technician upgrade his or her license.

York Radio Club General Question Pool Review

Click here for a form to start the process.

In order for all us to keep on hamming,

best we all help bring amateurs along in our hobby.

ARRL Club Liability Insurance Information

ARRL is aware that some amateur radio clubs who had been insured by Marsh/AIG, a previous provider of the ARRL Club Liability Insurance Program, are receiving notices that their club liability insurance is not being renewed. ARRL discontinued its relationship with Marsh/AIG in 2011, but some clubs who had previously enrolled in the policies were still renewing with the old provider -- and not in the current ARRL program.


The current program administrator (since 2015) for the ARRL-sponsored Club Liability Insurance Program is Risk Strategies. ARRL has a strong relationship with the current administrator who understands the importance of local amateur radio clubs and will help clubs seek new policies. Risk Strategies also administers the ARRL Equipment Insurance Plan for members.


Clubs that are affected by the loss of coverage from the previous provider are encouraged to contact Risk Strategies. Please visit Risk Strategies online at arrlinsurance.com or by phone at 1-866-819-0209 (please leave a message and your call will be returned).



ARRL is not able to help them with questions on insurance and all questions should be directed to Risk Strategies.


Sunday, June 2, 2024
Starved Rock Radio Club Hamfest
Mendota Tri-County Fairgrounds
503 1st Ave.
Mendota, IL 61342
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June 8 & 9, 2024
General Class Test Weekend Review
York Radio Club
Elmhurst Fire Training Facility
910 N Addison Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Sunday, June 9, 2024
Holy Family Church Community Center

2600 Washington Ave.
Granite City, IL 62040
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Sunday, July 21, 2024
Will County Fairgrounds

710 S West St
Peotone, IL 60468
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Saturday August 3, 2024
West Central Illinois Hamfest
Macoupin County, IL Fairgrounds
21368 State Route 4
Carlinville, IL 62626
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Saturday August 3, 2024
Elkhart East Hamfest,
ARRL Central Division Convention
Northern Indiana Event Center
21565 Executive Parkway
Elkhart, IN 46514
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Sunday, August 4, 2024
Hamfesters 89th Hamfest
Will County Fairgrounds

710 S West St
Peotone, IL 60468
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September 21 & 22, 2024
Midwest Superfest
Three Sisters Park

17189 IL-29
Chillicothe, IL 61523
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January 27, 2024
ARRL Midwest Division Convention
Gateway Center

1 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville, IL 62234
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Next time you are walking around a hamfest be sure to look for the new Illinois ARRL Banner. 
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