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2019 Des Plaines River Canoe
& Kayak Marathon
Sunday May 19th, 2019
Lake Zurich RACES/ARES®
has been supporting this event for many years. The race
runs 18.5 miles from Libertyville to DesPlaines.
Please join us. Hams are needed for safety checkpoints
along the river.
Sign up to help
State Wide Simulated Emergency Test
April 27, 2019
Lake County RACES/ARES will be participating in the
2019 Spring Illinois State-Wide Simulated Emergency
Test (SET). We are seeking RACES/ARES
Members to participate in the SET. The
exercise will be one day from 0800
until 1600 (the "Hotwash" may extend this
time) on Saturday April 27th . The main SET
activities for Lake County will be at the EOC and other locations
around the county.
Cellphone, Wired Phones,
Internet and the Starcom-21 System all
impacted to some extent.
OBJECTIVES: Demonstrate the
Communicate with multiple
stations within the state well as
Emergency Operations Centers
within the Counties
Communicate with the State Emergency
(Springfield) via voice and data
Effectively use ICS forms
Support Hospital communications
Communications into the ICS Structure
Please sign up to
Board Members Elected
At the January 14th
annual meeting four board positions were up for
Two incumbents chose not run resulting in two new boad
members elected and two incumbents reelected to the
The RACES board for 2019
are as follow.
Jim Nelson - K9QF -
Brian Costello - N9ETH - Vice President
Leonard Fabbro - Secretary
Brad Sarobeloam - NEW Treasurer
Craig Tisdale - KB9MMH - NEW Board member
Harry Hahn - W9BR - Board Member
Les Muntz - KC9HHB - Board Member
Welcome our two new board
Gregory Shaskan MD Award for Outstanding Medical Service
2018 Recipient David Kleckner KC9GZB
The Gregory Shaskan MD Memorial Award
was created in 2010 to honor the memory of former
Medical Volunteer Dr. Gregory Shaskan. Dr. Shaskan
served as Code Team Medical Captain at the Chicago
Marathon from 2007-09. He was commited to the assurance
that every participant finished safely. He also served
as a mentor for other health care professionals to help
them promote healthy living throughout the community.
Each year, this award will be given to the Medical
Volunteer team member who exemplifies commitment and
professionalism. This individual has shown great
leadership in the field of marathon medicine and
additionally has served as a teacher to those who
Kleckner has been a critical part of the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon for the last 10 years. He came to the
event has a part of the ham radio team, and has since
applied his professional experience in meteorology to
support the race from an emergency preparedness
standpoint. In the days and weeks leading up to the
Chicago Marathon, David closely examines the weather
feeds and patterns to create custom forecasts for the
event. His predictive models help to inform our Event
Alert System and ensure that everyone is prepared for
changing conditions leading up to and during the race.
David is KC9GZB our RACES Radio
Officer.. Read the original article on the
Chicago Marathon Website.
Amateur License Testing
Members and the public are
reminded that our VE Team conducts license testing every
second Monday at 7PM at the Lake County EOC in
Libertyville. Watch this website for exact dates as some
may be offset due to holidays. Walk ins are welcome
however pre-registration is available.
More details about our VE
program are available
Pre registration is available
Support Lake County
Did you know that there are new ways to support our
group? We have added a support page to our menu.
If you shop on Amazon, you can join
Amazon Smile. By joining and logging in via amazon smile,
at no additional cost to you, a small percentage of what
you pay to Amazon will be donated to RACES. It's easy to
set up and use.
We use Go Fund Me page for project
donations. There is no current project but will be soon.
And if you would like to make a cash
donation please visit our PayPal donation page. We can
always use additional funds to support our projects.
Our support page is located
here. Please visit it. Thanks.
a Weather Radio
According to our EC Don K9DRW,
if you don't have a weather radio, you REALLY
should buy one.
Read the article
Reprinted from November 2008 Public
Safety Communications with permission of
APCO International. For membership and
subscription information, visit http://www.apcointl.org.
Anyone serious about Emergency Support
should have a go-kit, or maybe more than one. It may be
something you keep in the car or something mostly packed
and ready to go at home. Even if you don't have one, you
should think about what you might need to have in case
of an emergency.
This is a presentation that Dan O'Connor, KE7HLR made at EMCOMMWEST in 2008. It's a
rather large PDF file (about 3Meg). If you don't have a
high speed connection, I suggest downloading it, and
reading it off line. It's great 'food for thought' and
well worth the read. I found myself mentally comparing
Dan's ideas to what I have assembled and thinking about
what I might want to add.
PERSONAL GO-KIT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Surface Mount PCBs
Saturday May 11th
Monday - May 13th
Monday - May 20th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage