Monday, August 12, 2019

August 2019 General Meeting

Congratulations


Congratulations go out to Darrin, KC6HSP, our new EXTRA. Darrin wanted to be on a ship, but not a cruise ship, so we found passage for him on a freighter. This would be my choice if I had the urge to take a sea voyage. No noisy casinos, no tempting foods that you know you should not eat, and plenty of time to sit back and just enjoy the ride. Of course I would want to know all about how a big cargo ship moves from place to place, and how cargo is kept track of, picked up and dropped off. The more I think of it, the more I think Darrin has a good idea here.

 

Happy Birthday


Turning 92 is special. This called for something special. Fortunately I was able to scour up seven local hams to celebrate with Don. This was not as difficult as you may have guessed. Most of us would agree that ham radio is a very exciting and attractive hobby. And with hams like Don leading the way, how can you resist? Happy Birthday Don.

Review Of Field Day



Fred reviewed the statistics from Field Day. Our club did well, and about the same as last year. Numbers aren't everything. Just getting together and having fun is what really counts. I say, mission accomplished!

Our Main Speaker



Our main speaker for the evening was Drew KO4MA. Drew has spoken to club members on several occasions. While the subject is the same, Amateur Satellite, you can't help coming away with something new after each presentation. Who would have guessed that stabilization is achieved by using a bar magnet inside the cube-sat, or that cube-sats woud be deployed by a process similar to delivering candy from a Pez candy dispenser. How about deploying antennae? One end is fixed permanently, while the other is held in place by a fusible link. After deployment, a signal is given to melt the fuse, releasing the spring steel antenna tucked along side, allowing it to deploy. Simple and very clever. 

Thank you Drew. It is presentations like yours that have members coming back to meetings. 

And while we are on the subject of attendance, our Sargent at arms, Top, has informed me that we had 57 attendees at the August meeting. They are listed below. If there are any errors or omissions, please let me know.

Attendance

CALL FIRST LAST CLASS ARRL ARES SKYWARN
AB1DX Oliver Richards Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K3JAZ Larry Turner General NO NO
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KI4CDY Patrick O'Neil Amateur Extra YES YES YES
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO YES
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO YES
KK4LYQ William Paul Amateur Extra YES NO YES
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO YES
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh General YES YES
KN4OTO Charlotte Shaver Technician NO NO
KN4OTS Harley Leavitt General NO NO
KN4PIH Richard Lennon Technician NO NO
KN4SAU John Beatty General NO NO
KN4SAV Edward Schairer Amateur Extra YES NO
KQ4KX Richard Sharp Amateur Extra LIFE NO YES
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES YES
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO YES
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra YES NO YES
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO YES
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
NC8I Robert Berquist Amateur Extra YES NO
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES YES
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
W4MAG Michael Girard Amateur Extra YES NO
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO YES
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith Amateur Extra YES NO NO
WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced YES NO NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES YES
WX4NEX Norman Xanders Technician NO YES YES
WZ1P Daniel Gagnon Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4BAO Bob Doherty Amateur Extra YES NO POL-829







Guests





KC6HSP Darrin Heard



KI4CRI Charlie Gribble



KI4EFL Don Jeerings



KM4UYX Ken Lozla



KN4DII Bob ?



KN4KIB Joseph Hansel



KN4UJI Larry Collins



KO4MA Andrew Glasbrenner




Bing Bartlett




Bob McCarthy




Glen Smith




Kathy Schuck




Min Hee





Wendy McCarthy





Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Rag Chew July 31, 2019

  • Checked in 7/31
    WB6QEZ Top
    KI4CRI. Charlie
    WX4NEX Norm
    KN4SAU John
    KN4SAV. Ed
    KT4WX Darrell.    First time?
    N6MRS Mike
    N7HUG Steve
    KJ4SGJ James.  First time. (Reconnected with Charlie)
    KK4LYQ Bill

Monday, July 29, 2019

Warrior Walk 2019

Once again,  LARC showed out in force to provide radio support to a worthy cause. This time it was the Lakeland Warrior Walk. Here are some photos of the event.

Words are not needed!

Hams are a fun group of guys, or an incorrigible lot, take your pick

To the right, and blending into the crowd, is our fearless net control operator.

We were pleased to have had Darrell Davis join us on this march.

Steve, hand on the button, ready to respond.

Victor's dream come true." I always wanted an adult Tonka Toy when I grew up."

Bill, ever vigilant on station

Last but not least, Next to Glenn Smith we have his very patriotic pouch. Patriotism runs in this family.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

A Little Humor Never Hurts

Lee, N4HES's kids got this sign for his birthday last week, and he wanted to share this will the group. If you must have one of these for your very own, they are available on Amazon. 

I am not so sure I want to take this message literally. My experience has been that teleham is right up there with telephone and telegraph. 

Thank you for sharing Lee.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Warrior Walk 2019


Time to volunteer for the 2019 Lakeland Warrior Walk.

Date: Saturday July 27th
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, Florida, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Start time for LARC:  7:15AM
Your Contact person: Bob Doherty KM4BAO@yahoo.com






Sunday, June 30, 2019

Field Day Celebration Dinner


The dinner celebrating field day will be held next Monday, July 1st at the 98 North Golden Corral. Dinner will start around 6:00 PM. Just arrive and pay for your meal. We have reserved the private room.

For directions Click here