Lake County RACES ARES
® Group





Membership in Lake County RACES/ARES Group is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, or others who are interest in amateur radio or emergency service.


Field Day/Emergency Drills

  • Be member of committee or a station captain.

  • Operate or log CW, Phone, Packet stations.

  • Participate in set-up and/or tear down activites.

  • Organize and/or be chairperson for the event.

Communications Events

  • Participate in a community service communications event.

  • Organize and/or be net control for event.

Attend Training Seminars

  • Advance Spotter Training (Sat. day long course).

  • RACES or ESDA sponsored emergency management training sessions.

  • First Aid, CPR or similar training offered by others.

Severe Weather Storm Spotting

  • Monitor weather and report severe activity.


  • Attend monthly RACES membership meeting - 1st Monday of month

  • Attend monthly RACES Board meeting - 3rd Monday of the month

Work Parties, participate when they occur

  • Repeater shed, basement, antenna, or other

  • Organize work party, obtaining materials and scheduling workers

Be a member of the VE Examination Team

  • Participate in monthly VE sessions or special sessions as scheduled.

Hamfest Display/Sale Table

  • Attend hamfests and work the RACES's display/sale tables

  • Organize hamfest display/sale table and schedule workers

Tuesday Night Net

  • Under supervision of duty officer, conduct the Tuesday night net from the EOC

Other Positions or Functions

  • Newsletter, Training, Equipment Maintenance and Others

If you are interested in any of the RACES activitites and becoming a member contact RACES you can contact Lake County RACES in the following ways:

Fill out and send the Information Request form

Call and leave your name, address, & phone number on the RACES's answering machine 847-549-5249.

Send an e-mail to

Or drop us a note to:

Lake County RACES/ARES Group
1303 N. Milwaukee Av.
Libertyville, Ill 60048

Download our Membership Application Form


 ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service®) is a program of the American Radio Relay League
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 Most recent revision 02/06/20