Lake County R.A.C.E.S/ARES® is affiliated
with the ARRL and the Lake County Emergency Management
Agency. Our group concentrates on emergency and civil
communications to support the safety of Lake County
Illinois residents. We provide a communication team for public
service for approximately a dozen events annually
(parades, running races, triathlons, canoe races, etc.).
We activate communication nets during periods of severe
weather (with trained weather spotters and
communicators) to assist the Lake County Emergency
Management Agency and The
National Weather Service. We provide other supplementary
communications as needed by the Emergency Management
Agency, as well as other government agencies and
Volunteer Organizations Active in
Our membership meetings are held on the
1st Monday of the month (September through
June, 2nd Monday in September) at the Lake
County EOC at 7:00 PM. These meetings are typically a
business session followed by training in some related
topic. Everyone is welcome to attend, including non-hams
that are interested in becoming active in amateur radio.
We have a weekly net every Tuesday night
at 8:00 PM. on our primary repeater, K9IQP/R, 147.180
(+600 kHz) 3A PL (127.3 Hz). All hams are welcome to
Our Affiliate repeaters are KD9GY/R,
443.850, 2A PL (114.8 Hz) and K9IQP/R, 442.525, 2A PL
For additional information about Amateur Radio,
RACES, ARES and Lake County Emergency Management, see
our background page.
LAKE COUNTY RACES/ARES GROUP
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
1303 North Milwaukee Avenue * Libertyville, IL 60048
Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, Inc.
is an IRS Code 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.
"ARES®" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service®" are registered
of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by