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Lake County SKYWARN - Hazard Level 0
 
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ARRL Field Day
June 27-28, 2015

Field day is fast approaching. This is a fun event where we set up portable stations using a variety of communication methods and contact many other clubs and individual stations over a 24 hour period. Activities begin with setup, Saturday Morning and operating from Saturday afternoon thru Sunday noon. This tests both our ability to setup stations and antennas in the field, and our operating skills. Also some pretty good food.  Everyone is invited to participate, from those recently licensed to those with advanced skills. It's a good time and a great learning experience.

You can find out more information on the ARRL website at

http://www.arrl.org/field-day

And Signup to participate here.

 


 

2015 Simulated Emergency Test (SET)
September 26, 2015

The Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, Inc. has announced the Annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for 2015 will be held on Saturday September 26, 2015 from around 0800 until 1300 give or take. The committee would like to know how many people would like to participate in this annual event so they can plan accordingly. If you would like more information to participate please use the signup link below.

Signup here

 
 

   Work Party
November 24, 2014

Installing new antennas at the Lake County Health Department EOC.

Thanks to David K9DRH, Len K9BZZ, Jim KB9LQH, Greg KB9TIC
and Mike KC9SZO. Kudos for a job well done.

 

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 - June 1st
 7:00 PM
SWR & Resonance


Activity Day

 Saturday June 13th
9:00 AM


VE Testing


Monday - June8th


Board Meeting

Monday - June 15th
 
7:00 PM
 


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