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Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon
Sunday, May 20h 2018
It's that time of year
again. Every year in May, Lake County RACES supports the
canoe marathon with safety check points along the 18
mile Des Plaines river course. This is an event that we
have been participating in for over 20 years. Please
join us in volunteering for a check point by signing up
Move info about the event
can be found
You can sign up to help
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 here and
Pre registration is available
Vietnam Vet's Last QSO
John Nugent WA2EQJ
Photo courtesy of Don Whitney K9DRW
Tuesday December 5, 2017, members Donald Whitney K9DRW,
James Nelson K9QF, Harry Hahn WB9R, Scott Campbell and
Dave Hartnett K9DRH deployed an HF station on 20 meters
to help John Nugent WA2EQJ accomplish one more check off
his Bucket List.
(75 years old) is terminally ill and wanted to make some
20-meter radio contacts one last time. He has been in
the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care,
Community Living Center for more than 3 years.
members with the help of the amateur radio community
made that happen. The stations John talked to were W6LG
(CA), AB9PR (IL), W9QL (IL), K9QF (IL), NY9X (IL) and
See Tribune Article
Watch W6LG Video
Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar
This year, we again
participated in the Severe Storms Seminar at Fermilab.
We set up our Skywarn display, answered questions
about Skywarn, Weather Ready Nation, our organization
and managed the annual drawing for weather radios.
Unfortunately, this event will not be held in 2018 due
to Tom's heavy committments in other areas.
2017 Severe Weather Seminar
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.
Consider another use. Use it
to search out old user manuals,
documentation, or spec sheets. Just go to:
add the URL of the site you are looking for.
How cool is that!!
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
Monday - May 14th
Monday -May 21st
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage