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Local and ARRL National Activities Calendar

  January 2018 through December 2018

 

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

 

 

January – 2018

 

1  ARRL Straight Key Night

6-7

ARRL RTTY Roundup

6

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
6 WARAC's 45th Annual Midwinter Swapfest - Waukesha WI
Details

8

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

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

15 VE testing

21

Wheaton Hamfest (Kane Co. Fairgrounds) http://w9ccu.org/Hamfest.html
22 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

20-22

ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes


 

February – 2018

 

5 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 VE testing
12-16 School Club Roundup
17-18 ARRL International DX – CW
19 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

March – 2018

 

4-5 ARRL  International DX – SSB
4-10 NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week
5 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
6 NWS – Tornado Drill (10:00 AM)

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
10 DuPage County 26th Annual Advanced Weather Seminar
Details
11 Daylight Saving Time Begins. “Spring Ahead” one hour
12 VE testing
12-16 NWS – Flood Awareness Week
19 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
22 Spotter Training - McHenry
Details Here  Register Here
24 MARC/MAARS Combined Swapfest – Brookfield, WI
Details
25 Bank of America, Shamrock Shuffle 8k (32,000 participants)
http://www.shamrockshuffle.com

 

 

April – 2018

 

2 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting

TBA

Tom Skillings Tornado & Severe Storms Seminar, Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, time 12:00PM. We need members to staff booth.
9 VE testing

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
15 ARRL Rookie Roundup – SSB
16 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

 

May – 2018

 

5 Ouazkee Radio Club 40th annual SWAPFEST
Flyer
7 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
 
14 VE testing

12

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
21 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
18-20 Dayton Hamvention - New Venue
http://www.hamvention.org/
20 58th annual Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon
http://www.canoemarathon.com

 

 

June – 2018

 

1 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
TBA Starved Rock Hamfest
Details
4 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Last meeting until September
Cookout

9

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11 VE testing
9-11 ARRL June VHF QSO Party

16

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
17 59th  Annual Six Meter Club of Chicago Hamfest
DuPage County Fairgrounds FLYER
18 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

TBA

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

23-24

ARRL Field Day

 

 

July – 2018
No General Membership Meeting in July

 

7 South Milwaukee Swapfest '18'
Details
8 Lake Zurich Triathlon
http://www.lakezurichtri.com
7-8 ARRL IARU HF World Championship
9 VE testing

14

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

22

Wauconda Triathlon
Details
25-29 89th annual Lake County Fair, Grayslake

 

 

August – 2018
No General Membership Meeting in August

 

4 West Central Ill Hamfest Macoupin County Fairgrounds 7AM - 12PM
TBA ARRL ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest
http://www.arrl.org/222-mhz-and-up-distance-contest

11

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
TBA 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
13 VE testing
12-13 Perseids Meteor Shower
18-19 ARRL 10 GHz & Up – Round 1 Cumulative Contest
18 ARRL Rookie Roundup – RTTY
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
   

 

September – 2018

 

1 NWS National Preparedness Month Begins

8

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
10 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
8-10 ARRL September VHF QSO Party
17 VE testing
15-16 Peoria Superfest
http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/peoria-superfest-2017
15-16 ARRL 10 GHz & Up– Round 2 Cumulative Contest
17 North Shore Century 100 Bike Ride

TBA

ARRL EME Contest – 2.3 GHz & Up
TBA RADIO EXPO 2016  (Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, IL)
http://www.chicagofmclub.org
24 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
TBA ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (S.E.T.)

 

 

October – 2018

 

1 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
8 Chicago Marathon (Volunteer Info)
http://www.chicagomarathon.com
8 VE testing

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
20-21 Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
15 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

15-19

ARRL School Club Roundup

TBA

Condel Pink Ribbon Run

TBA

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 1

 

 

November – 2018

 

5 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
4 Daylight Savings time Ends (Fall Back 1 Hour)
3-5 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – CW

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 VE testing
11-17 NWS Winter Preparedness Week
17-18 FT Wayne Hamfest  
19 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
17-18 Leonid Meteor Shower

TBA

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 2
17-19 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – SSB

 

December – 2018

 

NWS Skywarn Recognition Day
TBA ARRL 160 Meter Contest
3 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
(Holiday Party)

8

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
10 VE testing
  8-10 ARRL 10 Meter  Contest
17 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

16

ARRL Rookie Roundup–CW

Last updated on:  Friday, February 02, 2018

 

 

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