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Annual Holiday Party
December 3rd, 2018
It's time again to plan for the 2018 LCRA
Holiday party. Held on the date of the December meeting,
it's always a good time. Reserve the date and make your
For the official announcement and
reservation signup look here.
Veteran of three wars. WWII, Korea and Vietnam
94 Years young Jim Walch, N4MJV
moved here from Alabama to be near family. His daughter
reached out to RACES to see if we could help get him
back on the air. Thanks to Dave, KC9GZB and Harry W9BR
Jim was soon up and running on 2 Meters. Sadly, Jim
passed away a week later, but we were told that he had a
smile on his face all week, being back on the air. RIP
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 - Nov
Monday - Nov 12th
Monday - Nov 19th
Emergency Management Agency
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