Saturday, December 19, 2009
Pryor and Geoffrey congratulate each other as Ernie KG4YNI looks on. Pryor passed his Technician, while Geoffrey passed both his Technician and General in one sitting. Supper job guys! Those hours spent studying paid off.
Not shown but also present were the other VE’s: Mike KT2T, Bill KJ4IAI, Bill KI4ZMV, and Jim AI4LE
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
In a special session for a very special person, Teresa Johnson passed her Technician License exam with flying colors. Lakeland has a new ham operator! Welcome aboard Teresa!
Teresa is seen here being congratulated by our new VE, Bill KJ4IAI. Also in attendance were Ernie KG4YNI, Bob WA4YFN, and Bill KI4ZMV.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Starting at the top Ernie, KG4YNI, congratulates Aubrey KJ4ODY on his new General Class License.
Next, Al, K2RXD, congratulates Harry on passing the Technician Class Exam. Great work Harry. Be sure to join us on the net this coming Thursday and show off that new call sign.
Jim, AI4LE, and Al, K2RXD, congratulate Roger on passing the Extra exam. Roger, KI4YQT, no stranger to the club, has earned some EXTRA bragging rights. Good job!
Last but not least, Thom, KF4I, congratulates Pete, N2OCF, on passing the General Class License Exam. Despite some health issues, Pete never gave up, and his persistence and hard work paid off.
Other VE's present were Mike, KT2T, and Bill KI4ZMV.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The completed antenna is so stealthy we had to resort to some special imagery just so you can see it. Here is the prototype side view animation. You may want to paint yours green to make it even more stealthy.
Below is the base plate, also animated.
Friday, November 13, 2009
There are the keys to success, keys to the kingdom, keys to the city, keys to happiness, keys to riches, and even the key to the executives' men’s room. But, for Bert, KG2G, the key means only one thing, a tool to communicate using Morse code. Every ham has his thing, and clearly, Bert’s is collecting Morse code keys. Bert is pictured above with part of his collection. While Bert would agree that keys are things of beauty, he is quick to point out that he also uses them. Voice is great, but there is nothing quite like communicating the ole fashion way with Morse code.
For those reading this, who are not already licensed ham radio operators, I must point out that while sending and receiving code is still alive and well, it is no longer required to satisfy any Amateur Radio License. Code is a fun option, along with many other communication modes enjoyed by hams.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Jim, AI4LE, is seen here with two happy hams Henry and Mike. Henry sat for both the Technician and General and passed both. Mike passed his Technician, and has already started studying for his General. Although from Kissimmee, Jim never misses a VE session with the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club. Dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly, and always ready help, Jim is a model for all of us.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Please plan to attend the:
Saturday, October 17th, 2009
8950 N. Campbell Road, Lakeland (Across from Bethel Baptist)
Breakfast 8 to 10 AM
Lunch 10 AM to 4 PM
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Food – Breakfast – Eggs, sausage, grits, biscuit. Lunch – Pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ chicken sandwiches, bratwurst, French fries, hot dogs, boiled peanuts, home-made cakes and drinks.
Entertainment – Various kinds of Folk, Country and Gospel Music, cloggers, line dancing. (Bring your own chairs.)
Other activities - Face painting, hand made boutique items, trash to treasure (yard sale items) Academy of Martial Arts, The Lakeland Amateur Radio Club, Polk County Crime Prevention Unit, Florida Masonic Child ID Program, Supervisor of Elections, train tram rides for children of all ages.
Drawing will be held at 3:45 for a quilt pieced by KAHS and Providence Homemakers members.
Y’all come for a “Day of Ole Time Family Fun.”
No animals or alcohol allowed in the park.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I know what your thinking. Look, we all have a lot on our bowl these days. But that’s no excuse for rolling over and playing dead. A little effort on your part can make a big difference. So get off the couch, drop the ball for once, and grab the mike. Become a net operator. There, I’ve said it. Please don’t make me beg.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tyler has set his sites on getting that Extra license, as well as doing well in school. He enters the ninth grade this year. We wish him well on both counts!
Good going Tyler. You are in inspiration to all of us.