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This is a reminder to members that the
June meeting, which is our final regular meeting before
the summer break, will include the annual N9VID/KC9GZB
Cookout. Burgers, Dogs, Potato Salad, Slaw, Chips and
Soda. As always, it will be financed by donations, so
bring your appetite and a few bucks for the bucket.
Always a good time. Hope to see you all there.
60th Annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon
Sunday May 21st, 2017
Every year, Lake County
RACES/ARES supports the Des Plaines Canoe and Kayak
Marathon with statistic and safety check points on the
18.5 mile course along the river through Lake and
Northern Cook counties. This is one of our major annual
support events and RACES/ARES members are encouraged to
sign up to participate in this endeavor.
Event information is
Sign up to join us
in supporting this event,
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
Useful Phone Apps
Monday - June 12th
Monday - June 19th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage