About the Club

Our club is based in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and includes members from Jefferson, Wayne, & Washington counties in Southern Illinois.  We are an ARRL Affiliated Club and an ARRL Special Services Club.  The Club meets the third Tuesday of each month except for December.  The Club sponsors VE Exam sessions the third Saturday of each even numbered month, registration is required.

  • Our club call sign is KB9KDE.
  • Our 2 Meter repeater is 147.135+ MHZ with an 88.5 PL Tone
  • We also have a digital repeater with TX:147.3150 MHz & RX:147.9150 MHz, Color Code is 7 and the ARCOM talkgroup DMR ID 319217 is on Timeslot 2. Website

 Club Officers
President Steve Warner WA9SWW
Vice President Nicholas Skaggs N9BIG
Secretary Keith Hertenstein KB9HOC
Treasurer Cheryl Hertenstein AA9EM
Disaster Plan Committee Chair Keith Hertenstein KB9HOC
Activities Director / Club Trustee James Hertenstein WT9K
Website Manager Keith Hertenstein KB9HOC
Club Events
Click here for upcoming Weather Spotter training & Skywarn Information

ARCOM 2 Meter Net:
Each Monday night at 8:00 PM local time on 147.135 ARCOM repeater 88.5 PL Tone

at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport.

Next Tentative Test Sessions:
December 17th, 2022 and February 18th, 2023
*Registration must be received no later than the monday befor ethe test session date.  For registration information click here.