Lake County RACES ARES
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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 Disasters.

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 Monday 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 check in.

Our Affiliate repeaters are KD9GY/R, 443.850, 2A PL (114.8 Hz) and K9IQP/R, 442.525, 2A PL (114.8 Hz).

For additional information about Amateur Radio, RACES, ARES and Lake County Emergency Management, see our background page.


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.
EIN 36-1822880

"ARES®" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service®" are registered servicemarks
 of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.

 ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service®) is a program of the American Radio Relay League
Copyright © 2008 - Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, Inc.
 Most recent revision 09/21/19