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Amateur License Training
Lake County RACES/ARES
will be conducting a combined Technician/General two day
class on April 7th and 8th at the Lake County EOC. Class
times will be from 12PM to 7PM on Saturday and from 7AM
until 4PM on Sunday. License testing by our VE Team will
be held immediately after class on Sunday.
For further information,
please contact KC9HHB, Les at
Amateur License Testing
Members and Visitors are
reminded that our VE Team conducts license testing every
second Monday at 7PM at the Lake County EOC in
Libertyville. Watch this website for exact dates as some
may be offset due to holidays. Walk ins are welcome
however pre-registration is available.
More details about our VE
program are available here and
Pre registration is available
Elections were held at our January
annual meeting for three board positions which expired
this year. Jim Nelson K9QF and Brian Costello N9ETH were
re-elected for another two year term. Welcome our newest
board member, Harry Hahn W9BR who was elected to fill
the third expiring slot.
Vietnam Vet's Last QSO
John Nugent WA2EQJ
Photo courtesy of Don Whitney K9DRW
Tuesday December 5, 2017, members Donald Whitney K9DRW,
James Nelson K9QF, Harry Hahn WB9R, Scott Campbell and
Dave Hartnett K9DRH deployed an HF station on 20 meters
to help John Nugent WA2EQJ accomplish one more check off
his Bucket List.
(75 years old) is terminally ill and wanted to make some
20-meter radio contacts one last time. He has been in
the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care,
Community Living Center for more than 3 years.
members with the help of the amateur radio community
made that happen. The stations John talked to were W6LG
(CA), AB9PR (IL), W9QL (IL), K9QF (IL), NY9X (IL) and
See Tribune Article
Watch W6LG Video
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
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.
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 - Apr 9th
Monday - Mar 19th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage