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Lake County SKYWARN - Hazard Level 2
 
   
        What are Hazard Levels ?    
 

D-Star Training Presentation

Jim Lang, KD9GY gave a great presentation on the D-Star system at the February 1st general meeting. A PDF copy of the presentation slide show can be found on our training page at http://www.races.org/eoc_training.htm.

 

Spotter Training
February 29, 2016

This years Severe Weather Spotter training, for Lake County, will be held in Vernon Hills on February 29th. There will be two sessions, held at different locations.

Monday February 29th 2:00 - 4:00 PM -


CHSD 128 District Office, 50 Lakeview Parkway Suite 104, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Monday February 29th 7:00 - 9:00 PM
 

Vernon Hills High School, Studio Theater, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

There will also be a nearby session in McHenry on March 1st. Two sessions
2-4PM and 7-9PM. RSVP at 815.338.6400 or ema@co.mchenry.il.us
 

McHenry County Mental Health Board Building, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL, United States
 

Lake County RACES/ARES© Elections

The Annual Meeting of the Lake County RACES/ARES group was held on January 11th, 2016. Elections were held for 3 board member positions. All 3 current board members up for election were re-elected for another 2 year term.

 

   Work Party
November 24, 2014

Installing new antennas at the Lake County Health Department EOC.

Thanks to David K9DRH, Len K9BZZ, Jim KB9LQH, Greg KB9TIC
and Mike KC9SZO. Kudos for a job well done.

 

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 - Mar 7th
 7:00 PM

Training Topic
Skywarn Refresher
KC9GHZ and N9VID

Activity Day

 Saturday Feb 13th
9:00 AM


VE Testing


Monday - Feb 8th
7:00 PM
 

Board Meeting

Monday - Feb 15th
 
7:00 PM
 


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