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August VE Testing Notice
August 14th, 2017

The VE Testing Session for August 14th will be held at it's normal location in the Lake County EOC.


 

RACES/ARES® Silent Keys

Lake County RACES/ARES is sad to report that long time Lake County RACES Radio Officer Bernie Moritz, K9BHM, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2017 at his home in Crystal Lake.  Bernie was originally licensed as KA9NOW while in high school in Lake Zurich in around 1982.. 

Also in July, After a long, ongoing battle against COPD, Henry Sahler, N9NOX, passed away peacefully on July 8th, 2017. Henry was a long time  member of our organization and he will be missed.

 Long time  retired EMA/Radio Administrative Assistant Betty Reid Weitendorf passed away July 9th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Betty was a good friend to our organization and helped us with facilities scheduling and other administrative tasks.

 

ARRL Field Day
June 24th and 25th

We had a great time at Field Day this year. Participation was good and the Spotter training was a great success. Here are a few photos of the activity. Click on the strip for a larger view.


 

 
 

   Tom Skilling's Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar
at Fermilab, 2017

This year, we again participated in the Severe Storms Seminar at Fermilab. We set up our Skywarn display,  answered questions about Skywarn, Weather Ready Nation, our organization and managed the annual drawing for weather radios.



2017 Severe Weather Seminar

 

LAKE COUNTY RACES/ARES®
is on Facebook

Check out our new Lake County RACES/ARES®  Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyraces/

for more Lake County Races updates.

Also check out Lake County Skywarn's Facebook Page at:

https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountySkywarn/

for Weather Updates.

 

Support Lake County RACES/ARES®

Did you know that there are new ways to support our group? We have added a support page to our menu.

If you shop on Amazon, you can join Amazon Smile. By joining and logging in via amazon smile, at no additional cost to you, a small percentage of what you pay to Amazon will be donated to RACES. It's easy to set up and use.

We use Go Fund Me page for project donations. There is no current project but will be soon.

And if you would like to make a cash donation please visit our PayPal donation page. We can always use additional funds to support our projects.

Our support page is located here. Please visit it. Thanks.

 

Discovering Amateur Radio

This is a great introduction into Amateur Radio. Written and Narrated by K1AN Well worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivUMIADFSDw&feature=youtu.be

 

Buy a Weather Radio

According to our EC Don K9DRW, if you don't have a weather radio, you REALLY should buy one.

Read the article
 

Reprinted from November 2008 Public Safety Communications with permission of APCO International. For membership and subscription information, visit http://www.apcointl.org.

 

LAKE COUNTY RACES/ARES  WAYBACK Machine

Here's a "Time Machine" for you to try. It is an archive of old web pages that is fully searchable (by URL). This link takes you to the original RACES.ORG web pages allowing you to view monthly activities and our original  newsletters. It is a nostalgic walk through memory lane.

Go to: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://races.org 

How about this: http://web.archive.org/web/19980508003742/races.org/newsaug.htm and read the August 1998 newsletter?

 
Consider another use. Use it to search out old user manuals, documentation, or spec sheets. Just go to: http://web.archive.org/web/  and add the URL of the site you are looking for. How cool is that!!

 

Go Kits

Anyone serious about Emergency Support should have a go-kit, or maybe more than one. It may be something you keep in the car or something mostly packed and ready to go at home. Even if you don't have one, you should think about what you might need to have in case of an emergency.

This is a presentation that Dan O'Connor, KE7HLR made at EMCOMMWEST in 2008. It's a rather large PDF file (about 3Meg). If you don't have a high speed connection, I suggest downloading it, and reading it off line. It's great 'food for thought' and well worth the read. I found myself mentally comparing Dan's ideas to what I have assembled and thinking about what I might want to add.

PERSONAL GO-KIT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS


General Meeting

Monday - Sept 11th
 7:00 PM

Training Topic

TBA

Activity Day

Saturday  Sep 9th

VE Testing

Monday -  Aug 14th
7:00 PM

Board Meeting

Monday - Aug 21st
 7:00 PM


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