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August VE Testing Notice
August 14th, 2017
The VE Testing Session
for August 14th will be held at it's normal location in
the Lake County EOC.
RACES/ARES® Silent Keys
Lake County RACES/ARES is
sad to report that long time Lake County RACES Radio
Officer Bernie Moritz, K9BHM, passed away unexpectedly
on June 18, 2017 at his home in Crystal Lake.
Bernie was originally licensed as KA9NOW while in high
school in Lake Zurich in around 1982..
Also in July,
After a long, ongoing battle against COPD,
Henry Sahler, N9NOX, passed away peacefully on July 8th,
2017. Henry was a long time member of our
organization and he will be missed.
Long time retired EMA/Radio
Administrative Assistant Betty Reid Weitendorf passed
away July 9th after a long and courageous battle with
cancer. Please keep her family and friends in your
thoughts and prayers. Betty was a good friend to our
organization and helped us with facilities scheduling
and other administrative tasks.
June 24th and 25th
We had a great time at
Field Day this year. Participation was good and the
Spotter training was a great success. Here are a few
photos of the activity. Click on the strip for a larger
Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar
This year, we again
participated in the Severe Storms Seminar at Fermilab.
We set up our Skywarn display, answered questions
about Skywarn, Weather Ready Nation, our organization
and managed the annual drawing for weather radios.
2017 Severe Weather Seminar
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always use additional funds to support our projects.
Our support page is located
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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.
Consider another use. Use it
to search out old user manuals,
documentation, or spec sheets. Just go to:
add the URL of the site you are looking for.
How cool is that!!
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
Monday - Aug 14th
Monday - Aug 21st
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage