EOC Wx Stn
July 12, 2015
The area's premier USAT
sanctioned Olympic distance triathlon will continue
its' tradition in Lake Zurich with the ET Lake Zurich
Triathlon. The event has grown to
over 500 participants and is one of the area's top Olympic
distance only events. Each year Lake County RACES/ARES
provides course safety support for this event. Please sign
up to join us in our support.
For more information about
the event, look here.
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
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.
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 - Sept 14th
Saturday July 11th
Monday - July 13th
Monday - July 20th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage