Thursday, March 22, 2012

Special Event Station on Saturday, March 31st

Our Club will be operating a special event station on Saturday, March
31st, 2012 at the Lake Parker Park in Lakeland (map link below). The
special event is the Celebration of the 38th Annual Fly-In and Expo
in Lakeland Florida. This event was advertised in the March 2012
QST Magazine on page 95. We will be operating on four bands from
9:30am to 3:30pm depending on band conditions.

Map and directions

We will be located in a shelter at the northern area of the Park. Signs
will be posted, but look for the "antennas in the parking lots" and utilize
our repeater if you need assistance. We will attempt to place signs at
various locations along the road to the event.

We plan on having hamburgers and hot dogs (condiments supplied) for lunch
which will be purchased by the Club. All we ask is that you bring a
covered dish to share with our group or a 2 liter bottle of soda,
any variety including sugar free. All paper products will be supplied
by the Club.

For more information please contact Fred at either 863 816 0507 or

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tower Raising Part II

On the seventh of March, several turned out to help Glen move his new tower to the side of his house. On the fifteenth many of the same crew showed up along with others to see the antenna raised. To see all 22 images, and listen to background sound, click on the link below, and turn up the volume.

Click here for step by step

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ernie's Mom Passes

Amelia "Penny" Haynes

Haynes Auto Parts

LAKELAND - Amelia "Penny" Haynes, 94, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from natural causes.
She was born August 21, 1917 in Russellville, KY, and moved to Lakeland in 1961. She was a housewife, mother and member of the Highlands Church of Christ. She was a V.I.S.T.E volunteer from 1999 to 2009. In 2003 she received the Dr. Sam Clark Volunteer of the Year award from V.I.S.T.E.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H. Haynes, Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ernie Haynes, III (Joan); 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Judy (Kenny) Clark and Wanda (Bob) Walmsley; brother, Clarence Penrod; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: V.I.S.T.E. of Lakeland, Christian Home & Bible School in Mt. Dora, FL, Good Shepherd Hospice of Lakeland, FL or the Florida School of Preaching in Lakeland, FL.
A memorial service will be held at Highlands Church of Christ, 5730 Lakeland Highlands Road Lakeland, FL, on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 p.m.
A private family burial will be held in Spartanburg, SC.

LPD Openhouse

"Manning" the LARC booth at the Lakeland Police Department Open house we have, left to right, Gabby KK4ASD, Ansel KJ4ZRU, Tom KJ4WFS, Christy Tom's XYL, and Robin AF1RE. Judging from the crowds, the event was a success.

And working club's radio in the LPD Emergency Radio Room is Ren KG4BAS

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

With A Little Help From My Friends

When Glen Culler W4JGC needed some help moving his newly acquired antenna to its new home, he put out the word, and his friends showed up to help. Most are regulars at the Tuesday breakfast get-togethers at the BrunchBox. Many hands make light the work.

From left to right are Glen Minnich WB4KW, Al KA2BVC, Glen Culler whose tower we all came to move, Rick’s wife Phyllis N4HVB, and Rick ND4Z, Bob K2EUH, Ed K9RWP, and last but not least Jesse the hammer K9GO.

Not shown but also present were Bill KI4ZMV, and Lois, who put on quite a fare for all those who came to help.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Three For Three!

We have two new techs, Philip and Don Flynn, and one new General, Michael Gearhart KK4ASE. Congratulations! You all did good!

Patrick is seen here relaxing with the Flynns after their grueling test session. That’s Phil on the right, and Don in the middle.

Congratulations Michael. You are now a General.