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Lake County RACES/ARES is
sad to report that long time Lake County RACES Radio
Officer Bernie Moritz, K9BHM, passed away unexpectedly
on June 18, 2017 at his home in Crystal Lake.
Bernie was originally licensed as KA9NOW while in high
school in Lake Zurich in around 1982..
Visitation and Funeral
details can be found at http://www.davenportfamily.com/notices/Bernard-MoritzJr
Lake Zurich Triathlon
July 9th, 2017
The Lake Zurich Triathlon is our next big event. We have
been supporting this event for many years. Please join
us. We need communicators for route safety positions,
water spots, SAG, Net control positions and Sweep.
Please sign up to help out. This is a fast moving event
and usually complete by noon.
For more event details,
Sign up to help
June 24th and 25th
Join us for Field Day.
Set up begins Satuday morning at 8AM and we're on the
air at noon. We'll be operating with SSB, CW and Digital
stations along with VHF/UHF and GOTA (Get On The Air).
Come and operate or just watch and learn. There will be
a Storm Spotter class Saturday afternoon (watch our
facebook page at
June is Amateur Radio
Rauner has designated June as Amateur Radio Month in the
state of Illinois. You can read the proclamation
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.
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
July and August
Monday - July 10th
Monday - June 19th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage