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Condel 5K Pink Ribbon Run
October 24th, 2015

Lake County RACES/ARES® will again this year be supporting the Pink Ribbon Run supporting Breast Cancer Services. The event will take place at the Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein. We provide safety check points at various points along the route. Our participation starts at 8AM and should be complete by noon at the latest.

Please sign up here to assist us.


2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Ham Radio Support Team
October 11, 2015

Note: I understand that there are still a few volunteer slots open. As of
October 1st.

Volunteer Registration now open.

First, thank you to those of you who have already signed up.  We are sending this notice to our entire mailing list again, so you might be getting this notice a second time.  We currently have about have of the number of people we need to properly support Chicago Marathon with our ham radio teams.  We need you and we need your friends.   The 2015 Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11 and we are looking for your continued support.  We provide critical communication assistance to the 4000 medical volunteers who provide care for the 40,000 runners.

 Over the years, we have been nationally recognized for the work we have done for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  I attribute our success to each you, for your professionalism and for your collective sense of public service.  Thank you.  This year, we would like to increase our roster to 125 ham radio volunteers.  Partly, this is to help us better serve the medical teams at the finish line and in Grant Park.

 To sign up, we have returned to the two step process.  First you need to go to this site and fill out the form: http://goo.gl/forms/ex0WL3mde0 

 Later this summer, we will invite you to sign up to the Bank’s site.  We will keep you informed as we get closer to the event, but you have to be on our membership roster. 

 Registration for this assignment will close in late August so we can do the appropriate training and scheduling.  We always are looking for new people, and welcome people who come as an organized team. So please get the word out to your ham colleagues. 

 Thank you!

 Rob, K9RST
Volunteer Lead

Jerry Watts, K9LOT
Volunteer Co-Lead



   Work Party
November 24, 2014

Installing new antennas at the Lake County Health Department EOC.

Thanks to David K9DRH, Len K9BZZ, Jim KB9LQH, Greg KB9TIC
and Mike KC9SZO. Kudos for a job well done.


Discovering Amateur Radio

This is a great introduction into Amateur Radio. Written and Narrated by K1AN Well worth watching.




Buy 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.



Here's a "Time Machine" for you to try. It is an archive of old web pages that is fully searchable (by URL). This link takes you to the original RACES.ORG web pages allowing you to view monthly activities and our original  newsletters. It is a nostalgic walk through memory lane.

Go to: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://races.org 

How about this: http://web.archive.org/web/19980508003742/races.org/newsaug.htm and read the August 1998 newsletter?

Consider another use. Use it to search out old user manuals, documentation, or spec sheets. Just go to: http://web.archive.org/web/  and add the URL of the site you are looking for. How cool is that!!


Go Kits

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.


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Monday - Nov 2nd
 7:00 PM

Activity Day

 Saturday Oct 10th
9:00 AM

VE Testing

Monday - Oct 12th
7:00 PM

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Monday - Oct 19th
7:00 PM

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