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2015 Bank of America
Ham Radio Support Team
October 11, 2015
Volunteer Registration now open.
First, thank you to those of you who
have already signed up. We are sending this notice to our
entire mailing list again, so you might be getting this
notice a second time. We currently have about have of the
number of people we need to properly support Chicago
Marathon with our ham radio teams. We need you and we need
your friends. The 2015 Marathon will be held on Sunday,
October 11 and we are looking for your continued support.
We provide critical communication assistance to the 4000
medical volunteers who provide care for the 40,000 runners.
Over the years, we have been
nationally recognized for the work we have done for the Bank
of America Chicago Marathon. I attribute our success to
each you, for your professionalism and for your collective
sense of public service. Thank you. This year, we would
like to increase our roster to 125 ham radio volunteers.
Partly, this is to help us better serve the medical teams at
the finish line and in Grant Park.
To sign up, we have returned to the
two step process. First you need to go to this site and
fill out the form:
Later this summer, we will invite you
to sign up to the Bank’s site. We will keep you informed as
we get closer to the event, but you have to be on our
Registration for this assignment will
close in late August so we can do the appropriate training
and scheduling. We always are looking for new people, and
welcome people who come as an organized team. So please get
the word out to your ham colleagues.
Jerry Watts, K9LOT
Simulated Emergency Test (SET)
September 26, 2015
The Lake County Radio Amateur
Civil Emergency Service, Inc. has announced the Annual
Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for 2015 will be held on
Saturday September 26, 2015 from around 0800 until 1300 give
or take. The committee would like to know how many people
would like to participate in this annual event so they can
plan accordingly. If you would like more information to
participate please use the signup link below.
November 24, 2014
Installing new antennas at the Lake County
Health Department EOC.
Thanks to David K9DRH, Len K9BZZ, Jim KB9LQH,
and Mike KC9SZO. Kudos for a job well done.
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:
http://web.archive.org/web/ and add the URL of the
site you are looking for. How cool is that!!
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 - Sept 14th
Saturday Aug 8th
Monday - Aug 10th
Monday - Aug 17th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage