Sunday, November 11, 2018

It Is Time For A Picnic


There will be a LARC Picnic Saturday November 17th, 2018.
Location: Lake Parker Park. (Take the boat entrance and wind your way back to the last pavilion on the lake. Look for antennas.)
Time: sunrise to around 2:00 PM
The club will supply the burgers and dogs, buns and condiments. Bring a dish to pass and something to drink. If you have never been to one of these before it is a family event. Spouses,significant others, children and pets are welcome.
Bring your radio!



Saturday, November 10, 2018

The November 2018 Meeting

 One New Tech and One New Extra

Jim KN4QCN left a new Tech,  and Andrew WX4AMS new Extra are congratulated by VE Richard W8DUK.

 

Election Results

First the highlights. We have a new Vice President, Mike Shreve. In addition, we have three new board members, Glenn Culler, Aimee Holzer, and Dave Lafave. Bob Doherty stepped down as VP to take care of family matters. We wish him well, and his grandson a speedy recovery. The club benefited greatly by his organizational skills and his ability to line up great speakers for our meetings. Al Sheppard has also stepped down as active board member. He has relocated to Naples Florida to be closer to his son. We will miss his quick wit, kind words, and helpful direction.


For 2018
    • President Matthew Stevens
    • Vice President Mike Shreve
    • Secretary Bill Johnson
    • Treasurer Patrick O’Neil

Board members:
James Stewart, Mike Oliver, David Zdanowicz, Glenn Culler, Geoff Schuck, Stephanie Hildreth, Kevin Rought, Richard Kennedy, Aimee Holzer, and Dave Lafave

Our Main Presenter For The Evening James Stewart 
     On Winlink

Jim did a masterful job at presenting a powerful tool that should be on every hams tool belt. If all local communication fails Winlink will enable you to reach anyone in the world with internet access. Winlink allows you to jump out of the affected area to reach a station that will forward your message.

Brief History (excerpt from Jim's presentation. Click here for a PFD
                        Click here for a You Tube Demo  )


  • Been around since the early 80’s
  • Originally known as Aplink, an early DOS based mailbox program and was the brainchild of Victor Poor, W5SMM
  • Widely used by both the maritime and RV Amateur Radio communities and by MARS and EMComfolks
  • Several versions of companion products were created to work in this arena, the Classic Winlinkand Airmail among the most well known.
  • Latest version of the popular Winlinkis known as WinlinkExpress
John Lemon Receives His First Contact Award




Attendees Who Signed In

CALL FIRST Llast CLASS ARRL ARES SKYWARN
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K1TZD Gregory Burton Amateur Extra NO NO
K2EUH Robert Foxworth Amateur Extra YES NO POL-405A
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford Technician NO NO
KC2RMZ Brian Volz Technician NO NO
KG2G Bert Onachila Amateur Extra NO NO
KI4CDY Patrick O'Neil Amateur Extra YES YES POL-219A
KI4DNO Larry Walker General YES YES POL-218A
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4NBE George Gafford Amateur Extra NO NO POL-316A
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES POL-415A
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4AFB Patricia Morris General YES YES
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
KK4BMI David LaFave General LIFE YES
KK4LYQ William Paul Amateur Extra YES NO
KK4RAH Stephanie Hildreth Technician NO NO
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO OSC-074
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh Technician NO NO
KN4PIH Richard Lennon Technician NO NO
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4KWR Kevin Rought General YES YES POL-868
N4LVG Robert Young Amateur Extra NO NO
N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES POL-680A
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
W4JGC J. Culler Amateur Extra YES NO POL-560A
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WZ1P Daniel Gagnon Amateur Extra NO NO







GUESTS





KN4OTO Charlotte Shaver



KN4OTS Harley Leavitt



KG4RIV William Bunting



KN3ABC William Herren




Other Guests
John Batty
Scott Pugh
Glenn Smith



Thursday, November 8, 2018

LARC Hamfest 2018

Weather was perfect, turnout was lighter than last year, but sales were brisk.

Michele Pugh chats with Darrell Davis KT4WX about the value of joining ARRL while Glenn Minich looks on. Mike Douglas W4MDD is far left holding a tablet.


The club had a table this year. All items, some publications and some hardware, were donated by Al Sheppard. All proceeds from the sale went to the club.

The club tables before the rush. Over half the items were sold.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 1st 2018

Making A Big Splash

Left to right after Glenn is Robert N4LVG, Jay KN4PIH, and wife Sharron KN4PII new Techs, and John KN4PIJ, new General

Our Surprise Speaker, And It Was A Pleasant One At That




Pinch hitting for Chet who could not make the meeting due to nasty fall, Mike did an excellent job covering the use baluns, toroid composition,both ferrite and powder iron types, and long wire antennas. This kind of presentation makes you want to go out in the back yard and experiment and that is just what he did to prepare. Discovery, and even rediscovery is what makes this hobby so interesting.

Note: I just chatted with Chet who is recovering from a fractured hip. The good news is that the doctors believe it is a hairline fracture and he should recover in a month or so, without the need for surgery.

Attendance


CALL FIRST LAST CLASS ARRL ARES SKYWARN
AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB1DX Oliver Richards Amateur Extra YES NO
K1TZD Gregory Burton Amateur Extra NO NO
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-933
KA9AHB Francesco Roncone General YES NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford Technician NO NO
KC2RMZ Brian Volz Technician NO NO
KF4Q William Busbin Amateur Extra YES YES
KF4TPW Lydia Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
KG2G Bert Onachila Amateur Extra NO NO
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
KK4BMI David LaFave General LIFE YES
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO OSC-074
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES NO POL-829
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh Technician NO NO
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7HUQ Steven Schultz General NO NO POL-274
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838







Guests





N4XMT Paul Whelpley Technician


N4LVG Robert Young Extra


WB8QQR Norm Nissen Advanced


NP4PS Juan Polo T


N9XMT Matthew Helm General



Gordon Hect




George Quinones




Daisy Lahvillieh