a great YRC tradition

Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade 

Monday May 27th, 2024

The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry in cooperation with the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187, City of Elmhurst, and the Elmhurst Park District is pleased to invite you to participate in the 106th Annual Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade.

We will require 15-20+ ham operators, to assist with the staging areas, along the parade route, interface with the announcers at the reviewing area, and walk in the parade.

Parade travels south on York Rd. To Wilder Park. At Wilder Park, there will be a program to honor those

They gave their all. We are only needed for the parade portion.

Requirements for volunteers, Current ham license, HT. With 2meter/70CM, extra battery.

I will have a few extra HT’s available. We also have safety vests with the club logo, for our volunteers. We will use the club repeater 442.875, PL 114.8, offset +5MHz, and simplex frequency of 147.42 FM. York Radio Club is reaching out to our membership, DuPage ARES, CSRA, & WCRA so we have enough volunteers, to fulfill this request.

The parade starts at 9:30 AM, we meet up at the Rainbow Café onYork Rd. Around 7:00 AM. Lunch is being served for the volunteers, this includes us, at the American Legion # 187, 310 W. Butterfield Rd.

More details to follow! Please contact me with any questions or your volunteer status:

Bill Draheim/WD9END

on our repeater or via email WD9END @ gmail.com

the power of search

last year at a Club meeting we shared our favorite ham websites and then followed up by posting the best sites on our website – https://yorkradioclub.org/a-few-good-links/
Today, from the form on our website, we received this note – – –


I hope your week is going great! I’m a children’s librarian who just wanted to reach out because you’ve been such a big help with a young gentlemen I’m currently assisting. His name is Ethan and he’s currently working towards earning his Radio Merit Badge for Boy Scouts! We stumbled upon your page,https://yorkradioclub.org/a-few-good-links/ while using the library’s computer for research and found it to be a great reference for him to learn from! Thank you so much! 😀

Ethan also wanted to help you out in some manner, so he had the lovely idea of sharing another resource we discovered. It’shttps://www.aaastateofplay.com/all-about-ham-radio-for-beginners/ and it’s a ham radio guide for beginners filled with additional resources. He learned a lot from it, so he hoped it could do the same for others using your page.  

Do you think you could add Ethan’s suggestion to your page if you’re able to? He said he will be back later in the week, so I would absolutely love to show him that his suggestion was up and running! If you’ve decided to, he would be so happy, and that would really make my day as a children’s librarian! Plus! I’m sure he would also be excited to show his parents that his suggestion was added to help other radio enthusiasts like himself. 🙂

Please let us know what you think!

Thanks so much again and best wishes,

Olivia Ingram

Thanks for helping with a Boy Scout’s Radio Merit Badge!

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