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Fall Technician Radio Classes

The North Shore Radio Club is running a Technician license class again this Fall, this time in two locations: Vernon Hills and in Northfield.

Northfield: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m., September 9-November 18. (No class on September 23 and October 28).
Register at www.newtrierextension.org starting August 14.

Vernon Hills: Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m., September 24-November 19.
Register at www.comed128.org starting August 21.

Details are at http://www.ns9rc.org/fall-2015-technician-classes/



2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
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: http://goo.gl/forms/ex0WL3mde0 

 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 membership roster. 

 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. 

 Thank you!

 Rob, K9RST
Volunteer Lead

Jerry Watts, K9LOT
Volunteer Co-Lead


2015 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.

Signup here


   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.




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.



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.


General Meeting

Monday - Sept 14th
 7:00 PM

Activity Day

 Saturday Sept 12th
9:00 AM

VE Testing

Monday - Sep 21st
7:00 PM

Board Meeting

Monday - Sep 28th
7:00 PM

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