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SPOTTER TRAINING (FREE COURSE)
June 23, 2018
Lake County Skywarn is again offering a
National Weather Service spotter training class to be
held at 3 PM, Saturday, June 23, 2018. The training
session lasts about 90 minutes to 2 hours. This is same
course taught during the spring by the NWS and
The class will be held again at the Lake
County Government Campus classroom, 1303 N Milwaukee
Ave. Libertyville, IL
If you would
like to attend this class, please send an email to
There are currently 11 openings remaining
addition, the class will be held during the annual
Ham Radio Field Day on the campus from 1 PM
Saturday, June 23rd through 1 PM, Sunday, June 24th.
Stop in and say hello and even have a chance to get
on the air.
Field Day 2018
Last day of May, Today
and 23 days until Field Day! How are you planning to
- Saturday 23 June
-Breakfast at 6:45 AM at the Liberty Restaurant,419 S
Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL -self pay
-Setup starts at West Tower 8:00 AM; sign in, military
tower setup, including CW wire antenna, EOC class room
setup, Digital station setup.
-Official start of Field Day active operations 1:00 PM -
- Voice station in EOC
- CW station in trailer next to West tower
- Digital station in popcorn trailer in Winchester House
North parking lot
- Get-On-The-Air(GOTA) station in trailer next to West
- VHF/UHF station in trailer next to West tower(space
- Satellite station near the Digital station (when
satellite pass is available)
- 5 contacts from battery charged by solar power(extra
- Youth making contacts(extra points)
- Dinner - at West tower about 6;00 PM (need
coordinator), operation will continue through the night.
- Sunday 24 June -
- Breakfast - at West tower about 7:00 AM
- continue operating until 1:00 PM
- Restored site and stored equipment about 2:00 PM
Wow, lots of activities, and needs;
- need setup, and restore members
- need CW, Voice, and Digital operators
- need a person to coordinate Dinner
- want to have good weather, and safe weekend
- want members to challenge themselves in learning new
- want members to invite family and friends to FD site
- want members to take pictures and send the best to me,
For more information
contact Les KC9HHB
Sunday, July 8, 2018
After Field Day, our next
event is the Lake Zurich Triathlon. Our group has
supported this event for many years and it's always a
good time. Support is needed for safety checkpoints,
and other positions along the course. Please sign up to
Event info can be found
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
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Our support page is located
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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
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