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June Meeting Cookout
June 5th

This is a reminder to members that the June meeting, which is our final regular meeting before the summer break, will include the annual N9VID/KC9GZB Cookout. Burgers, Dogs, Potato Salad, Slaw, Chips and Soda. As always, it will be financed by donations, so bring your appetite and a few bucks for the bucket. Always a good time. Hope to see you all there.

 

SAVE THIS DATE

The 60th Annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon
Sunday May 21st, 2017

Every year, Lake County RACES/ARES supports the Des Plaines Canoe and Kayak Marathon with statistic and safety check points on the 18.5 mile course along the river through Lake and Northern Cook counties. This is one of our major annual support events and RACES/ARES members are encouraged to sign up to participate in this endeavor.

Event information is found here.

Sign up  to join us in supporting this event, here.

 

   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 - June 5th
 7:00 PM

Cookout

Training Topic
Useful Phone Apps
by KC9GZB

Activity Day

Saturday  June 10th
9:00 AM


VE Testing

Monday -  June 12th
7:00 PM

Board Meeting

Monday - June 19th
 7:00 PM
 


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