Saturday, December 18, 2010
Ernie KG4YNI congratulates Ansel on his passing the Technician Test, while Landon KI4QVZ looks on. Nice going Ansel, but no time to rest. Get cracking on that General. You can do it!
Bill KI4ZMV and Ansel. We will be looking for a new voice, and fist, on the LARC and Slo Polk Nets. Fine business old man.
Ren KG4BAS and daughter Gabriel congratulate Ansel on his success. Few things in life of any value come without a struggle. You have proved you can do it.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Charley KI4CRI left and Norma KI4HIM right, flank Ernie KG4YNIcongratulating Conor, after passing his Technician's exam, while Keith KJ4WFR looks on. Good job Conor. That was nearly a perfect score. Rumor has it that you may be taking Ernie up on his challenge to go for General next month. With the same amount of effort you will come through with flying colors.
Conor is pictured here with his support team. Dad Anthony, mom Rowena. In front, left to right is Conor and younger brother Caiden. In the rear, Ernie and Charley put the final touches on the paperwork for our new ham. Also present was VE Bill KI4ZMV.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Every Sunday Evening
Starting Nov. 7, 2010
We will begin with check-ins and then take comments
in check-in order after announcements, and traffic.
Speed will be that of the slowest check-in rate.
Any questions call Gary 863-510-5649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Brunch Box735 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33801-1847
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Don Jeerings was kind enough to supply the following circuit and parts list. It is certainly a more complicated approach than an electro magnet or piezo buzzer in series with a key and battery, but if you are interested in learning more about the 555 timer, and dusting off those soldering skills the extra effort is justified.
Here is the parts list:
1, 9 volt battery connector
2. Resistor, 689 ohm (in stock
3, Resistor 1 K (in stock)
4. Resistor 10 K 5, pot
5. 25 K (pitch control)
6. pot 500 ohm (volume control)
7. Condenser 0.22 Mfd
8. Condenser 10 Mfd
9. Speaker 8 ohm $1.29 (Jameco)
10 IC chip 555 timer
11 8 pin dip socket
12 Key jack
13 Substrate of some sort to mount the above equipment
Sunday, September 19, 2010
It was obvious that Danny was well prepared for his Technician license test. Not only did he get nearly a perfect score, but he accomplished this in spite of the considerable QRM generated by a dozen or so XYL’s at the same QTH setting up for a quilting class.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
So what’s become of this technology over the years? It turns out that others have asked the same question, namely K9ZW. Under the right conditions, thermo-electric makes sense. Here is a modern day adaptation of the technology. Note the remarkable similarity between the two designs.
For more information you can visit. K9ZW
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Another busy session for LARC testing and three more new hams in the fold. Bill KJ4IAI is seen congratulating Tom Evans and Mark Sartoris. Two new Technician Class licensees. Good work guys. I am sure we will be seeing you again when you update to General and Extra.
Tom is also shown here with Kieth Seaman, a new Technician as well. Congratulating both is Jim AI4LE, a regular at these VE sessions.
Not shown, but also present was Ernie KG4YNI club president and Bill KI4ZMV, VE and club blogger.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Jim AI4LE congratulates Richard White as Ernie KG4YNI looks on. Richard hails from Poinciana Florida. He traveled quite a distance to take the test, and it was well worth the effort. He earned his Technician this time. After the testing, Richard shared with us his next goal, General. You did good Richard! All of us at LARC wish you the best.
Richard is retired Air Force. In a brief conversation after the test he revealed that he was once a crew member of a B58 Hustler that broke mach, 2 at 60,000 feet AGL. The Hustler was a delta winged ship designed in the fifties. Impressive then and now. The ionosphere at the speed of light is the target now!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Mike is all smiles after passing his Tech license test. He is seen here with wife Ruth and Jim AI4LE.
Mike is a powered para-glider pilot. With his new license he will be able to join us on the net at altitude. That would be a first! Think of it; a two thousand foot antenna. Bet that will make for great two meter DXing. Ernie has already offered his back yard for a runway. Congratulations Mike. Enjoy the hobby. The sky’s the limit!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Mr. Prakash and son Ram with Jim KG4YJJ , Ram's teacher. It is hard to say who is most proud or most happy.
All six candidates are pictured below. From left to right starting in the rear, Jim AI4LE, John WB4KZM new Extra, Walter new Tech, Donald KI4OUX new General, and Landon KI4QVZ new Extra. In the front row, we have Ernie KG4YNI and Ram proud new Tech. Not shown, the third VE Bill KI4ZMV and the pinch hitting photographer, Bob WA4YFN.
Ernie KG4YNI far left, and Jim AI4LE far right are seen here with Bill KI4ZMV congratulating Landon KI4QVZ, a new Extra. Also present, and taking the picture was Bob WA4YFN. Thanks for helping out in a pinch Bob, but you might want to get that camera of yours looked at. :-)
At the same time testing was underway, other club members were supporting the Kathleen Historical Society event. Bob K2EUH is pictured here trying out for club photographer with Fred K1DU looking on.
Fred K1DU is seen here tuning a new antenna design. My guess is that we will hear more about this one in the future.
Others present at the time but not shown were Webmaster Mike KT2T, Joe AD4IH, wife Pat AI4OP, and Bill KI4ZMV.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Charlie KI4CRI and wife Norma KI4HIM are seen here congratulating Jedd after he passed both his Technician and General license exams in one sitting with near perfect scores on each. I am sure Jedd will be back to take his Extra before long. Charlie and Norma have been VE’s for some time, but this is the first they have tested for the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club. VE’s are always welcome. Congratulations Jedd, and welcome to the VE team Norma and Charlie. Also present were Ernie KG4YNI and Bill KI4ZMV.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Each Principal promised an HT to the highest scoring student from their school. The first to qualify was a young lady from Sleepy Hill Elementary. She came prepared and performed well, missing only one of the 35 test questions. Misha is pictured below being congratulated for her achievement by Ernie KG4YNI with her teacher Jim KG4YJJ looking on.
And here is the group. They had the courage to try, and while not everyone succeeded, everyone knows in his or her heart that if they really want to they can. They also know that we will be there for them the next time.
Adults in rear: Jim KG4YJJ, Ernie KG4YNI, and Laura NO4OO.
Students, starting in the back row left to right: Bradly, Sidney, Alayshia, and Kaitlynn.
Students in the front row, left to right: Trevor, Cameron, Ram, Misha, and Hannah.
Amateur radio, above all else, is about friendship and comradery. A friend is one who celebrates your success. In the end it is all about caring. Hannah left, Misha right.
Not pictured is Tabitha, who had to leave before the pictures were taken to go to string class. Congratulations Tabitha. You are now a licensed ham. Also present was Bill KI4ZMV.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Another group of smiling faces, and why not? All completed the study course successfully, and what's even better, had the courage to take the test. Congratulations to all.
In the background from left to right Jim KG4YJJ, Ernie KG4YNI, and Laura NO4OO.
Students left to right starting in the back row are Talon, Tahlia, Jarom, Jacob, Sha’Ja, Shane, Jessica, and Ty. Out in front is Ryan. All are students at Padgett Elementary. Also in attendance was VE and club photographer, Bill KI4ZMV.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
It takes courage to take on a difficult challenge. This gang has demonstrated that it has the right stuff.
In the background from left to right, Gifted Teacher Jim Cook KG4YJJ, LARC President Ernie Haynes KG4YNI, and ARES President Laura Pennington NO4OO.
Class members and candidates from left to right are: Devon (Winston), Cheyanne (Griffin), Annelisa (Winston), Dustin (Griffin), Danielle (Winston), and Andria (Winston). Also in attendance was VE and club photographer, Bill Johnson KI4ZMV.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Geoffrey KJ4RJV is flying high after passing the Extra. He is seen here with Ernie KG4YNI. Geoff makes his living at 30,000 feet. Who knows, perhaps one of us will make contact with him one day when he is working in his office.
Not pictured but also in attendance were VE's Jim AI4LE and Bill KI4ZMV
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
For more information go to caribbeanbuddies
There you will find their blog, and learn more of their activities as they move about the island.
FYI St. Lucia is 1665 miles from Lakeland, bearing 121.5 degrees.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
No one likes noisy neighbors. When things got so bad, Roy K3YVS called the authorities. It didn’t take long for Mark to arrive at the scene and catch the suspect red handed. He was booked on the spot for removal and replacement, along with his two buddies.
The following three short emails tell the story:
From: Roy C Bucher
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:12 PM
To: Shirah, Mark
Subject: From 248 Lyndol
Thank you for your prompt attention to the noise on 40 meters.
It will be nice to use the frequency again.
Roy Bucher, K3YVS
From: Shirah, Mark
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:48 PM
To: 'Roy C Bucher'
Subject: RE: From 248 Lyndol
It was a pleasure talking with you. I will contact
you when we have a scheduled time for the work to be
completed. This may take a little while to schedule due
to below normal temps.
From: "Shirah, Mark"
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 08:02:29 -0500
Subject: FW: From 248 Lyndol
The work to resolve your RFI issue has been scheduled
for Friday 01/22/2010. I will follow up after the work
has been completed to verify no other secondary issues
Is that service or what? Kudos Mark KJ4IRD. Great job!
Monday, January 4, 2010
A very happy Joy is seen here being congratulated by Bob WA4YFN after passing her Technician exam. Hard work really paid off for her. On her right is close friend George KI4NBE who encouraged her throughout the process. Others in attendance were VEs Laura NO4OO, Ernie KG4YNI, Jim AI4LE, and Bill KI4ZMV.