Friday, September 26, 2014

Sad News

We are sadden to hear that Kay Carruth, Chet’s wife, passed away today, Friday 9/26/2014. There will
be a Memorial Service for his wife at his house at 11:00AM, Saturday Oct 18th.

Chet’s address is:
415 S Terrace Drive
Eagle Lake Florida, 33839


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

LARC Net 9/18/2014

We Got It!!!!

To the LARC membership at large,

Prior to me being elected to the position of president of LARC, past presidents and board members were hammering out the design for our club obtaining a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. LARC has received IRS approval of our application and LARC is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This opens up new avenues for us as a club to receive donations that can now be used as a tax deduction for the person donating to our organization. I will be giving more information on this at the October meeting.

I would personally like to thank those that came before me in this office and the board members who worked hard to make this happen.

Thanks to all and congratulations as we enter a new chapter in our organizations growth,

Rich Kennedy - N4ESS
President, LARC, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Decisions, decisions, decisions ...

The say when it rains, it pours. This October 18 is no exception. Clearly there is something for everyone on this day. First, there is the club picnic. Again, it will be held at Lake Parker Park, from sun up to mid afternoon. The club will provide the meat, you are asked to bring a side to pass, and something to drink. Activities will include HF radio, and another opportunity to test out your volt meters. Rich will make his standard sources available for this purpose. This will be both a fun and educational day.

Each year we have supported the LPD's Open house. The club is looking for members to support this activity again this year. This is a fun event, and a side benefit is that you will be able to see, touch, and even use the ham radio facilities housed at LPD. Those interested should contact Rich.

And last, but not least, you can volunteer to help out at the Rattlesnake and Run event. They are looking for operators with HT's to provide communication during this event. See the blog entry for September 5 for more details. Click here to go there. . .

Monday, September 15, 2014

October QST- Page Seven

Local celebs caught on camera at the ARRL 100 Year Celebration.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Al's Experience With The Segate Wireless Router.

As hams we make purchases from time to time. What better place to share our experiences than in the club's blog. I invite everyone who has recently purchased a new, or new to them rig to share their experience with the group. Al was nice enough to give us an example to model our reporting after. Essentially I am looking for one or two images and a paragraph or two.


I got the Seagate wireless to working this evening. It is very user friendly to set up. It already has folders and is formatted for a PC I was able to drag and drop photos from my main PC at a pretty good clip. I do not have USB 3.0 which would have made it even faster but still did 18 GB in about 15 minutes. I then deleted some of that, and it went much faster on the delete than the transfer. I downloaded the Seagate App to my iPad, and had the usual Apple App problems but after careful reading, I accessed the photos and Seagate sample of video and docs on the Apple with speed that is certainly satisfactory—faster than my Internet connection by far. My next task is to drag some photos to permanent storage on the iPad from the Seagate. Tomorrow, I hope. Once again, I do not consider the iPad to be very friendly in that there is no equivalent of Windows Explorer which I use a lot—we’ll see. So far it is a really useful and neat tool. They say it will hold 300 videos and accommodate three users (phones, tablets or laptops)simultaneously. The 2TB would do even more.

For more information click here 


Friday, September 5, 2014

We Are Appreciated

This just in from our events coordinator Bill Paul:

From: Melissa Sanchez []
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 10:31 AM
To: ''
Subject: Warrior Walk


Just another note of THANKS to your groups for such a fantastic job at the 5th annual Warrior Walk in Lakeland. I received so many compliments about your group and the extraordinary help you all provided. Especially to me and my key contacts. As a matter of fact, I wish we would have connected years ago as I could have used your talent and services for years prior. It would have made this event MUCH easier!!

Thank you again for everything you provided and the services you offered. What a fantastic event and you were a big part of making it as smooth as possible.

Melissa Sanchez
Communications/ Events Coordinator
Lakeland Association of REALTORS®
863.687-6111 Ph. ** 863.688-8253 Fx.

New Bragging Rights-I'll Drink To That!

Pictured above:Patrick, Ernie, Cory KM4EAX, Vincent KM4EAW, Richard W8DUK, Ron, Colon KI4MNP, and Randy.

Results From Multi-meter Calibration

click on the image for a larger image.

 Tom Evans on Multimeters

Tom Evans did a through job explaining the finer points of picking a multimeter. Click on the link below to the full presentation.

Rattlesnake Festival and Run

Ham Radio Volunteers needed.
What: 2014 Rattlesnake Run 
When: October 18 2014 7am to 10?
Where: San Antonio , Florida 
Why: Public Service event  
How: Via Amatuer Radio 

Ham Radio Operators are now part of the Rattlesnake Runs Communication Team. Operators offer accurate and reliable voice communication support between the Aid and Medical Stations along the course and the Event Command Center. We are seeking FCC-licensed amateur radio operators. Volunteers are not required to have prior experience, but if you do have experience with marathons, road races, adventure relays, or similar public service events let us know. Volunteers must be able to supply their own equipment.( a 2m handie-talkie)

If you wish to be part of the Ham Radio Volunteer Program at the 2014 Rattlesnake Run, please send an email to n2kbk@... or call/Text 727-484-8099

Ham Radio Volunteers will be using the E.P.A.R.S. VHF repeater (146.880 -.600) to support the event. Volunteers will work alongside the local service agencies and municipal city departments to ensure participant safety.

The registration deadline for all Ham Radio Volunteers is Saturday October 11th (1 week prior to event) Contact n2kbk@... to let him know that you can help.

Thank you for your support!

Chris Bloxsom , N2KBK

This year we will have a special event station set up at the rattlesnake festival. Promoting Amateur Radio to the public. Please come by and visit. We are also looking for people to operate and meet the public.