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December VE Testing Cancelled
December 14, 2020
Regretfully, we have had
to cancel the December VE Test Session due to a
inability to find an indoor location to test. Weather
concerns preclude scheduling an outdoor session for
December. We continue to search for an available indoor
December General Meeting
Dec 7th, 2020
A reminder that there
will be no holiday party this year in December.Because
of that, there will be a virtual general meeging on
December 7th at 7PM. For a program, Dan Eder,
interim manager LCEMA, will provide an
introduction and county update. Join us and see/hear how
the county is dealing with Covad-19 and other county
programs. Invitations with Webex login information
will go out in email before the meeting.
Attention all VE test applicants:
Applying for a new Amateur Radio license?
(COmission REgistration System) and receive your FRN
(Federal Registration Number) before sitting for your
exam to ensure your new license is processed quickly and
easily through the FCC's ULS (Universal Licensing
To conduct business with the FCC, you must register
through FCC CORES and be assigned an FRN. This number
will be used to uniquely identify you in all
transactions with the FCC.
View the FCC web page
New Users guide to ULS for step by step instructions
on the registration process or the Commission
Registration System Video Tutorials page for videos that
help guide CORES users through a variety of situations.
For assistance, submit a help request on the
FCC's Support Services page or call FCC at
877-480-3201 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET).
The November general
meeting will be
held on-line using the webex application. The meeting
will occur on November 2nd.
Our training topic
will be announced. Check back here for updates..
that there will be no Holiday Party this year. There
will be a regular virtual club meeting in December. More
details to come, watch this space.
for further communications in both your email and on the
Air Weather Hour
The Hot Air Weather Hour is a monthly radio show on
WRLR 98.3 FM hosted by Bruce Becker, Dave Kleckner, and
Greg Perkins all about the weather. Live 90 minute
episodes are aired at 5:00 PM on the last Sunday of the
month. If you are unable to receive the low power over
the air signal, the show can be streamed at
At the annual meeting on
January 13th,2020 elections were held to fill expiring
board positions. New elected board members are Ben
Miller, KD9BBB who will take over the position of
Secretary and Matt Squire, NM1S who will become a new
board member. Congratulations to both. Other positions
The full board listing is
RACES Goes to the fair
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
Support Lake County
Did you know that there are new ways to support our
group? We have added a support page to our menu.
If you shop on Amazon, you can join
Amazon Smile. By joining and logging in via amazon smile,
at no additional cost to you, a small percentage of what
you pay to Amazon will be donated to RACES. It's easy to
set up and use.
We use Go Fund Me page for project
donations. There is no current project but will be soon.
And if you would like to make a cash
donation please visit our PayPal donation page. We can
always use additional funds to support our projects.
Our support page is located
here. Please visit it. Thanks.
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
Saturday - Dec 12th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage