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Local and ARRL National Activities Calendar

  January 2016 through December 2016

 

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

 

 

January – 2016

 

1  ARRL Straight Key Night

2-3

ARRL RTTY Roundup

3

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
9 WARAC's 44th Annual Midwinter Swapfest - Waukesha WI
http://w9ccu.org/wheatonhamfest

9

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

11

LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting Elect New Officers, Annual Reports Presentation on DX/Contesting by W9QL
18 VE testing

18

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

30-Feb 1

ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes


 

February – 2016

 

1 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Presentation on D-Star by KD9GY
8 VE testing
8-12 School Club Roundup

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

13

MARC/MAARS Combined Swapfest – Brookfield, WI http://www.w9rh.org/mrac-maars-swapfest/
20-21 ARRL International DX – CW
15 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
29 Severe Weather Spotter Training - Vernon Hills
2PM & 7 PM more info here
28- Mar 5 NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week

 

 

March – 2016

 

1 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
5-6 International DX – SSB
7 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Presentation: SKYWARN Refresher KC9GHZ/N9VID
13 Daylight Saving Time Begins. “Spring Ahead” one hour
13-19 NWS – Flood Awareness Week

12

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 DuPage County 25th Annual Advanced Weather Seminar
http://dupageco.org/weatherseminar/
14 VE testing
21 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

April – 2016

 

2 AES Superfest, Milwaukee
 
http://www.aesham.com/aes-superfest

2

Tornado & Severe Weather Seminar, Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, time TBA. We need members to staff booth.

3

Bank of America, Shamrock Shuffle 8k (32,000 participants)
http://www.shamrockshuffle.com
4 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: How to Operate LEO Satelites - NY9X

19

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11 VE testing
17 ARRL Rookie Roundup – SSB
18 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
30 Ozaukee Radio Club Swapfest 8AM-1PM,
Columbia St. Mary's Center, Cedarburg, Wi

 

 

 

May – 2016

 

2 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program:
Operating PSK31 on HF - NY9X
9 VE testing

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
16 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
20-22 Dayton Hamvention
http://www.hamvention.org/
22 58th annual Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon
http://www.canoemarathon.com

 

 

June – 2016

 

1 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
6 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Last meeting until September Presentation by NY9X
on Soldering components and Making Circuit Boards
 
13 VE testing

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11-12 ARRL June VHF QSO Party
TBA 59th  Annual Six Meter Club of Chicago Hamfest
DuPage County Fairgrounds

18

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
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

19-25

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

25-26

ARRL Field Day

 

 

July – 2016
No General Membership Meeting in July

 

9

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
10 Lake Zurich Triathlon
http://www.lakezurichtri.com
9-10 ARRL IARU HF World Championship
18 VE testing
25 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

24

Wauconda Triathlon
wauconda-sprint-triathlon
27-31 88th annual Lake County Fair, Grayslake

 

 

August – 2016
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
8 VE testing

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12-13 Perseids Meteor Shower
20-21 ARRL 10 GHz & Up – Round 1 Cumulative Contest
21 ARRL Rookie Roundup – RTTY
15 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
   

 

September – 2016

 

1 NWS National Preparedness Month Begins

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Presentation on Grounding/Lightning Protection by
Ben Miller
 TBA RADIO EXPO 2015  (Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, IL)
http://chicagofmclub.org/radioexpo2015.html
10-12 ARRL September VHF QSO Party
19 VE testing
25 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
TBA Peoria Superfest
http://www.w9uvi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Sueprfestflyer2015.pdf
17-19 ARRL 10 GHz & Up– Round 2 Cumulative Contest
18 North Shore Century 100 Bike Ride

24-25

ARRL EME Contest – 2.3 GHz & Up
TBA ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (S.E.T.)

 

 

October – 2016

 

3 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Presentation on Assembling your first HF Station by
w9ql

8

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
9  Chicago Marathon (Volunteer Info)
http://www.chicagomarathon.com
10 VE testing
15-16 Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
17 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

17-21

ARRL School Club Roundup

22-23

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 1

 

 

November – 2016

 

6 Daylight Savings time Ends (Fall Back 1 Hour)
5-7 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – CW
7 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: TBA

12

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
14 VE testing
TBA NWS Winter Preparedness Week
12-13 FT Wayne Hamfest  
21 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
17-18 Leonid Meteor Shower

19-20

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 2
19-21 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – SSB

 

December – 2016

 

NWS Skywarn Recognition Day
2-4 ARRL 160 Meter Contest
5 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
(Holiday Party)

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 VE testing
  10-11 ARRL 10 Meter  Contest
19 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

18

ARRL Rookie Roundup–CW

Last updated on:  Monday, February 01, 2016

 

 

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