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Local and ARRL National Activities Calendar

  January 2017 through December 2017

 

Local Information and ARRL events in black
Lake County RACES/ARES participation events bold and blue

 

 

January – 2017

 

1  ARRL Straight Key Night

7-8

ARRL RTTY Roundup

7

ARRL Kid’s Day  - Kids Day is an on-air event to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with Amateur Radio. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children. http://www.arrl.org/kids-day
9 WARAC's 45th Annual Midwinter Swapfest - Waukesha WI
Details

9

LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting Elect New Officers, Annual Reports

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

16 VE testing

22

Wheaton Hamfest (Kane Co. Fairgrounds) http://w9ccu.org/Hamfest.html
23 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

21-23

ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes


 

February – 2017

 

6 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
 Presentation on Weather Safety
7 Severe Weather Spotter Training - McHenry EMA
2PM & 7 PM more info here

11

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
13 VE testing
13-17 School Club Roundup
18-19 ARRL International DX – CW
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

March – 2017

 

4-5 ARRL  International DX – SSB
5-11 NWS Severe Weather Preparedness Week
6 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
7 NWS – Tornado Drill (10:00 AM)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/tornado.shtml
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/owlie-tornado.pdf

11

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11 DuPage County 26th Annual Advanced Weather Seminar
http://dupageco.org/weatherseminar/
12 Daylight Saving Time Begins. “Spring Ahead” one hour
13 VE testing
19-25 NWS – Flood Awareness Week
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
22 Lake County Spotter Training - Vernon Hills
2:00 PM
CHSD #128 District Office

 50 Lakeview Parkway, Suite #104, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (map)
7:00 PM

Vernon Hills High School Auditorium,
145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (
map)

 

 

April – 2017

 

1

MARC/MAARS Combined Swapfest – Brookfield, WI http://www.w9rh.org/mrac-maars-swapfest/

2

Bank of America, Shamrock Shuffle 8k (32,000 participants)
http://www.shamrockshuffle.com
3 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: How to Operate LEO Satelites - NY9X

8

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon

8

Tom Skillings Tornado & Severe Storms Seminar, Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, time 12:00PM. We need members to staff booth.
10 VE testing
16 ARRL Rookie Roundup – SSB
17 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

 

 

 

May – 2017

 

1 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
 
6 Ozaukee Radio Club Swapfest 8AM-1PM,
Columbia St. Mary's Center, Cedarburg, Wi
Details
8 VE testing

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
15 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
19-21 Dayton Hamvention - New Venue
http://www.hamvention.org/
21 58th annual Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon
http://www.canoemarathon.com

 

 

June – 2017

 

1 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
4 Starved Rock Hamfest
Details
5 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Last meeting until September
Presentation by ARRL Section Manager Tom Ciciora.

10

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
12 VE testing
10-12 ARRL June VHF QSO Party

18

ARRL Kid’s Day – Kids Day is an on-air event to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with Amateur Radio. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children. http://www.arrl.org/kids-day
TBA 59th  Annual Six Meter Club of Chicago Hamfest
DuPage County Fairgrounds FLYER
19 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

18-24

NWS – Lightning Awareness Week http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

24-25

ARRL Field Day

 

 

July – 2017
No General Membership Meeting in July

 

8

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
9 Lake Zurich Triathlon
http://www.lakezurichtri.com
8-9 ARRL IARU HF World Championship
10 VE testing
17 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

23

Wauconda Triathlon
26-30 89th annual Lake County Fair, Grayslake

 

 

August – 2017
No General Membership Meeting in August

 

5-6 ARRL ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest
http://www.arrl.org/222-mhz-and-up-distance-contest
TBA Annual Racine Megacycle Radio Club Freefest, Sturtevant, WI Saturday,  from 7AM to 1PM Free admission for buyers and sellers. Location is in Fireman’s park, 9600 Charles ST (between Wisconsin ST and 90th ST). www.w9udu.org
14 VE testing

13

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11-12 Perseids Meteor Shower
19-20 ARRL 10 GHz & Up – Round 1 Cumulative Contest
21 ARRL Rookie Roundup – RTTY
21 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
   

 

September – 2017

 

1 NWS National Preparedness Month Begins

9

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
9-11 ARRL September VHF QSO Party
18 VE testing
16-17 Peoria Superfest
http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/peoria-superfest-2017
16-17 ARRL 10 GHz & Up– Round 2 Cumulative Contest
17 North Shore Century 100 Bike Ride

TBA

ARRL EME Contest – 2.3 GHz & Up
24 RADIO EXPO 2016  (Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, IL)
http://www.chicagofmclub.org
25 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
TBA ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (S.E.T.)

 

 

October – 2017

 

2 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
8 Chicago Marathon (Volunteer Info)
http://www.chicagomarathon.com
9 VE testing

14

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
20-22 Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
16 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

16-20

ARRL School Club Roundup

TBA

Condel Pink Ribbon Run

TBA

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 1

 

 

November – 2017

 

6 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
Program: TBA
5 Daylight Savings time Ends (Fall Back 1 Hour)
4-6 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – CW

11

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
13 VE testing
TBA NWS Winter Preparedness Week
12-13 FT Wayne Hamfest  
20 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting
17-18 Leonid Meteor Shower

TBA

ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz-Round 2
17-19 ARRL Nov. Sweepstakes – SSB

 

December – 2017

 

NWS Skywarn Recognition Day
TBA ARRL 160 Meter Contest
4 LC RACES/ARES General Membership Meeting
(Holiday Party)

9

EOC Activity Day 9:00AM - Noon
11 VE testing
  8-10 ARRL 10 Meter  Contest
18 LC RACES/ARES Board Meeting

18

ARRL Rookie Roundup–CW

Last updated on:  Monday, March 06, 2017

 

 

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