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Special Weather Training Session

On Monday, April 28th, at 7:00PM, Dave Kleckner KC9GZB will present a special session on interpreting Weather Radar. This session will be held in the EOC meeting room (same place and time as regular RACES meetings).  No reservation required, come as you are.

 

2014 Des Plaines Canoe Marathon

The 57th annual Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon will be held on Sunday May 18th, 2014. We could use your help to monitor various checkpoints along the route.

The Marathon starts near Libertyville and ends up in Prospect Heights. We need at least 2 people per site, only 1 needs to be licensed. Good opportunity to bring wife, kids, or friend and get them interested in the hobby.

For more info about the event, look at the Canoe Marathon web site at:

http://www.canoemarathon.com

Sign Up to participate here.

 

Lake County RACES Happenings

Check out the latest issue of Happenings from Chris NY9X here

 

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.

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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


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