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Jamboree On The Air
October 21st, 2017
The 60th Annual Scouting
Jamboree On The Air happens October 21st, 2017. Lake
County RACES/ARES will host scouts at our station in the
Lake County EOC in the afternoon from 1PM to 4PM.
For more information look
Technician/General Ham Cram
November 4 & 5, 2017
Lake County RACES/ARES will host a
Technician/General Ham Cram on November 4th and 5th at
the Lake CountyOC, in Libertyville, Il. Times will be
7:30 to 5:00 each day.
Testing is planned to be on Nov 5th at 5:00PM.
Candidates are expected to have studied the Technician
and General Manuals. There will be a $15 charge fir the
exam. Also 2 sets of ID are required, one being a photo
ID. Candidates for General exam only will also have to
have a copy of their Technician licscense or a current
CSCE showing Technician passed.
Simulated Emergency Test (SET)
November 4th, 2017
Lake County will be participating in the 2017 Illinois
State-Wide Simulated Emergency Test (SET). We are
seeking RACES/ARES Members to participate in the SET.
The exercise will span multiple days from noon on
Thursday November 2nd through noon on Sunday
November 5th. The main SET activities for
Lake County will be Saturday November 4th
from 09:00 to 15:00 at the EOC and other locations
around the county.
Here in District-4 (Cook, DuPage and Lake County) we
have chosen the scenario of an Ice Storm to
test/exercise our abilities.
The General Goals of the SET will be:
Operate on alternate (emergency) power
Conduct simplex nets to handle the event
Establish relay stations as needed to handle each net
Pass 10 messages (one each to SM, SEC, your DEC)
Utilize digital messaging
Engage with at least 1 served entity
Engage with 1 adjacent county
Please sign up here to
participate. If you are not available on Saturday the 4th
but can participate on any of the other days, please
indicate what days in your response.
Pink Ribbon Run
October 21, 2017
Our next scheduled event
for 2017 is the Condell Pink Ribbon run. This is a fun,
low key event, held at the Mundelein Seminary. This is a
perfect event to get your feet wet, if you haven't
participated in one of our race events before. We set up
at 8:00 and the event kicks off at 8:45.
You can find out more
about the event
You can sign up for the
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
Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar
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
Support Lake County
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at no additional cost to you, a small percentage of what
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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.
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:
add the URL of the site you are looking for.
How cool is that!!
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
Monday - Nov 13th
Monday - Nov 20th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage