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Lake County SKYWARN - Hazard Level 0
 
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Chicago Marathon
October 12, 2014

The Chicago Marathon Ham Radio Support team is still looking for volunteers to help with communications etc. Lake county RACES/ARES has provided volunteers every year.

If you're interested in volunteering go to this site and fill out the form:

 

Wauconda Triathlon
July 27th 2014

Our next event is the Wauconda Triathlon. We are looking for people to man safety checkpoints around the bike course. Please volunteer your time to make this a safe and successful event.

Event info is here

Signup to help here

 

Lake County RACES
Training References

The Training Reference Page has been updated with references to recommended FEMA training courses, including those needed for a county ID card, ARRL EC-016, and other suggested courses relevant to our mission. Please review and take a course or two, they're well worth it.

 

Upcoming Events

We will be needing volunteers for the following upcoming events. Mark your calendars and come on out to help. Details to be announced.\

July 27th  Wauconda Triathlon

 

Discovering Amateur Radio

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivUMIADFSDw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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.

 

LAKE COUNTY RACES/ARES®  WAYBACK Machine

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.

PERSONAL GO-KIT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS


General Meeting

Monday - Sept  8th
 7:00 PM
No Meeting Jul Aug

Training Day

Saturday July 12
9:00AM
LZ Triathlon Setup

VE Testing

Monday - Aug 11th
7:00 PM

Board Meeting

Monday - July 21st
 
7:00 PM


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