EOC Wx Stn
Annual DesPlaines River Canoe Marathon
May 17th, 2015
The 2015 Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon
will be held on Sunday May 17th, 2015. We
support this event every year and could use your help to monitor various checkpoints along the route.
The Marathon starts near Libertyville and ends up in Prospect Heights. We need at least 2
people per site, only 1 needs to be licensed. Good opportunity to bring wife, kids, or
friend and get them interested in the hobby.
For more info about the event, look at the Canoe
Marathon web site at:
Sign Up to participate
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
And Signup to participate
November 24, 2014
Installing new antennas at the Lake County
Health Department EOC.
Thanks to David K9DRH, Len K9BZZ, Jim KB9LQH,
and Mike KC9SZO. Kudos for a job well done.
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.
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!!
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
Monday - May 4th
Saturday May 9th
Monday - May 11th
Monday - May 18h
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage