Lake County RACES ARES
® Group

2017 SET Signup



Sign up to help at the 2017 SET

November 4, 2017
0900 - 1500


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

Check the box for a 'YES' answer, no check is a NO.


Please enter:
  Call Sign:
  Home City:

Will participate completely.
Unsure but would like to participate, will advise as date nears.
Willing to meet on Friday night.

 Please indicate if you have capability for:

VHF or UHF Simplex operation that can cover a portion of the county from your home

Can you operate VHF or UHF on alternate power from home?

Deployable VHF or UHF Stations

HF Voice (75M or 40M) from your home

Can you operate HF on alternate power from your home

Mobile or deployable HF

Winlink (VHF, UHF or HF)

Pactor-3 HF




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