This is a place for DMR amateurs in Western Illinois to gather on air. We're not Chicago. We're not Southern Illinois. We're Western Illinois ... that section of Illinois along the Mississippi River and in a few counties. The talkgroup is named after the 309 area code in most of the region. Yes, some 217 area code is in Western Illinois, too! The talkgroup can be used for calling or ragchew. Just leave those gaps!