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Amateur License Training
September 7&8, 2019
Lake County RACES/ARES will be conducting a combined
Technician/General two day class on April 7th and 8th at
the Lake County EOC. Class times will be from 8AM to5PM on Saturday and from
8AM until about 4PM on Sunday.
License testing by our VE Team will be held on Sunday
afternoon after the class.
If you have questions, send email to
Sign up for the class
Intro to AUXCOM
August 3rd, 2019
The long awaited
Introduction to AUXCOMM Training Course will
be held from 8 to 12 am on August 3rd
at the Lake County Illinois EOC/Classroom. Yours
truly and Greg Perkins, KC9GHZ will be instructing this
class. This training is LIMITED in attendance
to 25 people. We will first open up registration to
LCRACES Members and then it will be open to all of
District 4 Amateur Radio Operators on July 11th.
and requirements are as follows:
A valid copy of your Amateur Radio
A copy of your FEMA ICS 100, 200,
700, and 800 certificates. Although "B" is the
latest FEMA certificates to be taken on line, and
preferred, we will make an exception and accept "A"
certificates at this time.
Send copies of your license and
certificates along with your email and cell number
by July 10th. We will open up
registration to all of District 4 on July 11th.
At this course you will be instructed
on how to register with IEMA as a radio operator
asset. After successful completion of the course,
you will receive a certificate and you will be
listed and recognized with IEMA as a communication
Please be aware that this course is 4
hours, with breaks, and DOES NOT replace the
DHS/FEMA two day course. It gives you the necessary
information to enter that two day course fully
With any questions
you may have contact
Lake County RACES
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
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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.
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
Hotspots - W9QL
Saturday Aug 10th
Monday - Aug 12th
Monday - Aug 19th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
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