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Lake County SKYWARN - Hazard Level 0
 
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Condel Pink Ribbon Run
Saturday, October 18, 2014 

We will be needing volunteers for the Condel Pink Ribbon Run.. Mark your calendars and come on out to help. This is a fun event and great for those who haven't worked an event before. The run begins at 8:45AM so we start setting up at 8:00.

The run takes place at the Mundelein Seminary, 1000E Maple Ave, (Rt 176), in Mundelein.

Signup to help, here

 

Chicago Marathon
October 12, 2014

Registration for Support is closed. Thanks to all those who volunteered.

 

Lake County RACES
Training References

The Training Reference Page has been updated with references to recommended FEMA training courses, including those needed for a county ID card, ARRL EC-016, and other suggested courses relevant to our mission. Please review and take a course or two, they're well worth it.

 

Discovering Amateur Radio

This is a great introduction into Amateur Radio. Written and Narrated by K1AN Well worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivUMIADFSDw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Buy 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.

 

LAKE COUNTY RACES/ARES®  WAYBACK Machine

Here's a "Time Machine" for you to try. It is an archive of old web pages that is fully searchable (by URL). This link takes you to the original RACES.ORG web pages allowing you to view monthly activities and our original  newsletters. It is a nostalgic walk through memory lane.

Go to: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://races.org 

 How about this: http://web.archive.org/web/19980508003742/races.org/newsaug.htm and read the August 1998 newsletter?

 
Consider another use. Use it to search out old user manuals, documentation, or spec sheets. Just go to: http://web.archive.org/web/  and add the URL of the site you are looking for. How cool is that!!

 

Go Kits

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


General Meeting

Monday - Oct  6th
 7:00 PM

Training Day

Saturday - Oct 11th
Canceled Training
Space Unavailable

VE Testing

Monday - Oct 13th
7:00 PM
LOCATION TBA

Board Meeting

Monday - Oct 20th
 
7:00 PM
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