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Local and ARRL National Activities Calendar

  December 2014 through December 2015

 

Local Information and ARRL events in black
Lake County RACES/ARES participation events bold and blue

 

 

January – 2015

 

1  ARRL Straight Key Night

3-4

ARRL RTTY Roundup

4

ARRL Kid’s Day  - Kids Day is an on-air event to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with Amateur Radio. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children. http://www.arrl.org/kids-day
10 WARAC's 43nd Annual Midwinter Swapfest - Waukesha WI
http://www.warac.org/swap/flyer.pdf

12

LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting Elect New Officers, Annual Reports
12 VE testing

18

Wheaton Hamfest (Kane Co. Fairgrounds) http://www.wheatonhamfest.org/flyer.pdf
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

24-26

ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes


 

February – 2015

 

2 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
9 VE testing
11 Spotter Training - Crystal Lake, Il see announcement on homepage.
9-13 School Club Roundup

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

14

MARC/MAARS Combined Swapfest – Brookfield, WI http://w9rh.org
15-16 ARRL International DX – CW
16 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

March – 2015

 

1-7

Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week
2 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: Public Service Events, what to expect.
3 NWS – Tornado Drill (10:00 AM)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/tornado.shtml 
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/owlie-tornado.pdf
7-8 International DX – SSB
8 Daylight Saving Time Begins. “Spring Ahead” one hour
9 VE testing
14 DuPage County 24th Annual Advanced Weather Seminar
http://dupageco.org/weatherseminar/

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
16 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

15-21

NWS – Flood Awareness Week
21 AES Superfest, Milwaukee
 
http://www.aesham.com/aes-superfest

28

Tornado & Severe Weather Seminar, Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, 12P & 6PM. We need members to staff booth.
 
http://www.fnal.gov/pub/visiting/tom-skilling-storm-seminar.html

29

Bank of America, Shamrock Shuffle 8k (32,000 participants)
http://www.shamrockshuffle.com

 

 

April – 2015

 

6 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: Weather / Skywarn
13 VE testing
20 ARRL Rookie Roundup – SSB
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

 

May – 2015

 

2 Ozaukee Radio Club Swapfest 8AM-1PM,
Columbia St. Mary's Center, Cedarburg, Wi  flyer
4 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: Field Day Operations

9

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11 VE testing
15-17 Dayton Hamvention
http://www.hamvention.org/
17 58th annual Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon
http://www.canoemarathon.com
18 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
   

 

 

June – 2015

 

1 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
1 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: SWR and resonance
Last meeting until September
8 VE testing

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
13-15 ARRL June VHF QSO Party
15 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
21 58th  Annual Six Meter Club of Chicago Hamfest
DuPage County Fairgrounds Flyer

21

ARRL Kid’s Day – Kids Day is an on-air event to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with Amateur Radio. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children. http://www.arrl.org/kids-day

21-27

NWS – Lightning Awareness Week http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

27-28

ARRL Field Day

 

 

July – 2015
No General Membership Meeting in July

 

11

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 Lake Zurich Triathlon
http://www.lakezurichtri.com
11-12 ARRL IARU HF World Championship
13 VE testing
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

26

Wauconda Triathlon
http://waucondaparks.org/wauconda-sprint-triathlon/

 

 

August – 2015
No General Membership Meeting in August

 

1-2 ARRL August UHF Contest
TBD Annual Racine Megacycle Radio Club Freefest, Sturtevant, WI Saturday,  from 7AM to 1PM Free admission for buyers and sellers. Location is in Fireman’s park, 9600 Charles ST (between Wisconsin ST and 90th ST). www.w9udu.org

7-16

86th annual Lake County Fair, Grayslake
13 Perseids Meteor Shower

8

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
10 VE testing
12 Perseids Meteor Shower
13 Perseids Meteor Shower
15-16 ARRL 10 GHz & Up – Round 1 Cumulative Contest
16 ARRL Rookie Roundup – RTTY
17 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
   

 

September – 2015

 

1 NWS National Preparedness Month Begins

12

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
14 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: TBA
 TBD RADIO EXPO 2015  (Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, IL)
http://chicagofmclub.org/radioexpo2014.html
21 VE testing
12-14 ARRL September VHF QSO Party
28 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
20 North Shore Century 100 Bike Ride
20-21 Peoria Superfest
http://www.w9uvi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Sueprfestflyer2015.pdf
19-20 ARRL 10 GHz & Up– Round 2 Cumulative Contest

 

 

October – 2015

 

TBD  ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (S.E.T.)
6 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: TBA

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

10-11

ARRL EME Contest – 2.3 GHz & Up
12 VE testing
11  Chicago Marathon (Volunteer Info)
http://www.chicagomarathon.com
18-19 Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

21-25

ARRL School Club Roundup

 

 

November – 2015

 

Daylight Savings time Ends (Fall Back 1 Hour)
2 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: TBA
7-9 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – CW

7-8

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 1
9 VE testing

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
14-15 FT Wayne Hamfest   info
14-16 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – SSB
18 Leonid Meteor Shower
15-21 NWS Winter Preparedness Week
16 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

14-15

ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – Phone

 

December – 2014

 

7 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
(Holiday Party)
TBD  NWS Skywarn Recognition Day
5-6 EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 2
 5-7 ARRL 160 Meter Contest

12

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
14 VE testing
  12-13 ARRL 10 Meter  Contest
21 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

20

ARRL Rookie Roundup–CW

Last updated on:  Sunday, February 08, 2015

 

 

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