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2016 Holiday Party
Monday, December 5th, 2016

Save the date. Plans for our 2016 Holiday Gathering have been finalized. We will gather at the same place as last year (it got rave reviews from those that attended). Click on the link below for the full announcement and details. Get your reservation made soon.

Holiday Party Announcement.

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 amazonsmile, 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.


2016 Lake County Fair

Dave K9DRH, Mike KC9VGJ and Terry Cox from the Lake County Citizen Corp Council
in front of our Lake County Fair display.




Congratulations to our Skywarn Team

Congratulations to our RACES Skywarn team at lakecountyskywarn.org who have been named to the Weather Ready Nation Ambassador program. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

For more information about the Weather Ready Ambassador program, look here.
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Frequently Asked Questions.


   Tom Skilling's Severe Weather Seminar
April 2nd, 2016


Discovering Amateur Radio

This is a great introduction into Amateur Radio. Written and Narrated by K1AN Well worth watching.




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.



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.


General Meeting

Monday - Nov 7th
 7:00 PM

Training Topic

Activity Day

Saturday Nov 12th
9:00 AM

VE Testing

Monday - Nov 14th
7:00 PM

Board Meeting

Monday - Nov 21st
 7:00 PM

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