Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Few Weeks At A Glance

This is an especially busy time of the year. Please make note of the following club activities coming up.


Spaghetti Dinner at the Kathleen Historical Society Thursday October 12th
Lakeland Police Department Open House October 21st.
West Central Florida Section Meeting, also October 21st.
Picnic at Lake Parker Park October 28th.
LARC Hamfest November 4th
LARC General Meeting November 6th
LARC Christmas Party December 4th

Try Something Different


Monday, October 9, 2017

October 2017

Congratulations!

N4INI is now a General. Good work!. He is congratulated by Peggy N4PEG, our testing coordinator, and VE Mike Shreve N6MRS standing to the right.

 

Good Job!

Liam Holzer, KM4STS receives an award for outstanding participation at field day. This was his first opportunity to exercise his privileges on HF as a General on Field Day. With Liam is Peggy N4PEG left, and presenting the award, Andrew WX4AMS right.

Our Speaker

Buddy Morgan WB4OMG shared his experiences on his recent DX-pedition to the Bahamas. One of the unique aspects of this trip was the the radio spectrum targeted. 220 Mega Hertz and above! Those who know Buddy know that this is his specialty.

Great Turnout!

We had an exceptional turnout this evening. 57 by one count. Feel free to try you hand at counting yourself. :-)




Attendance Sign-Ins

Monday, September 18, 2017

Congratulations Michelle!

Some of the club members couldn't wait for the official picture to be taken before they congratulated Michelle, now KN4FRA. There was no shortage of club members offering to help her program her new radio. It must be her yoga instructor charm.

Something Indian for a background was suggested. The Taj Mahal immediately came to mind, but we are saving that for when Michelle gets her General. Welcome to the club Michelle.

Pinch hitting for Matthew while he was away was Rich, no stranger to the microphone. Here he is introducing the main speaker, Dan WZ1P, who spoke on solar panels for amateur use, and the contents of the go kit he uses for DX-peditions.
Dan extolling the features of flexible solar panels like the one on the screen behind him. This device is rugged, and a bit pricey for the average ham. The unit shown was capable of 60 watts, 15.4 volts. Solar panels require additional hardware controllers to prevent over charging some of the exotic batteries available today. Those interested in the new science can check out nano phosphate technology. http://www.a123systems.com/lithium-iron-phosphate-battery.htm

Here Dan goes over the contents of his go kit, which includes antennas, filters, batteries, solar charger, charger controller, and of course his trusty icom 7000.

 
Attendees at the September 2017 meeting






AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AA4HT
AA4HTXYL Carolyn Van Winkle Not Licensed NO NO
AA4HTXYL
AC7CL Christopher LeBlanc Amateur Extra YES NO
AC7CL
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU
K4CBN George Kenneth General NO NO
K4CBN
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB0QMN
KF4Q William Busbin Amateur Extra YES YES
KF4Q
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A KG4PWF
KG4YNI Ernest Haynes Amateur Extra YES NO POL-296A KG4YNI
KG4YNIXYL Joan Haynes Unlicensed NO NO
KG4YNIXYL
KI4ZJW Michael Fisher Technician NO NO
KI4ZJW
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840 KI4ZMV
KK4OGM Ronald Herring Amateur Extra NO NO
KK4OGM
KK4TBL Kenneth Hayes General NO NO POL-906 KK4TBL
KK4TSG Ronald Herring General NO NO
KK4TSG
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO
KM4STS
KM4STT Aimee Holzer General NO NO
KM4STT
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4STU
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KM4UYX
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4BOE
KN4CHP James Edmonson General YES NO
KN4CHP
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
KN4FBD
KN4FRA Michelle Pugh Technician NO NO
KN4FRA
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570 N4ESS
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4HCZ
N4HES Arthur Hess General NO NO
N4HES
N4KWR Kevin Rought General YES YES POL-868 N4KWR
N4PEG Margaret Lang Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000 N4PEG
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N6MRS
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
N7CUC
W4JGC J. Culler Amateur Extra YES NO POL-560A W4JGC
W4VCO Julian Homan General NO NO NO W4VCO
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843 W4ZSC
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
W7STR
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782 W8DUK
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WA4MMO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838 WX4AMS








Guests at the September 2017 Meeting






WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced



KE4CRC Mike Randall Technician



WD9CJT Ernest Dennison General



KA3BJF John Little Novice




New Members
KN4FBD Dan
AC7CL Chris
W7STR Todd
KN4FRA Michelle

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 2017

Congratulations!
Dave Ingram KN4DTS, a new General shakes hands with Peggy N4PEG our Testing Coordinator while Dan, KN4FBD to the right of Dave looks on.

 Our Speaker For The Evening, Al Sheppard Speaking on Propagation


Al is seen here delivering his presentation on propagation. Not quite over a serious chest cold, he made the extra effort to stand and deliver. His presentation can be found on the Yahoo Group site under General Meeting Presentations. Click the Menu Item above labeled LARC Website, and then the link to General Meeting Presentations.

Field Day Results
Fred gave a summary of our performance on Field Day. We did about as well as last year, except in the area of satellite contacts where we excelled. Good work Matthew.


                              Attendance At The August Meeting


callsign
FIRST
last
class
arrl
ares
sky
AD4AT
William
Aten
Amateur Extra
LIFE
NO
POL-933
AE4RM
Roger
Meadows
Amateur Extra
YES
NO
POL-914
K1DU
Frederick
Delaney
Amateur Extra
YES
NO

K2EUH
Robert
Foxworth
Amateur Extra
YES
NO
POL-405A
KC2RMZ
Brian
Volz
Technician
NO
NO

KF4Q
William
Busbin
Amateur Extra
YES
YES

KF4TPW
Lydia
Morgan
Amateur Extra
NO
NO

KG2G
Bert
Onachila
Amateur Extra
NO
NO

KG4PWF
James
Scott
General
NO
NO
POL-173A
KI4DNO
Larry
Walker
General
YES
YES
POL-218A
KI4NBE
George
Gafford
Amateur Extra


POL 316A
KI4WRX
David
Zdanowicz
Amateur Extra
YES
YES

KI4ZMV
William
Johnson
Amateur Extra
YES
NO
POL-840
KJ4AFB
Patricia
Morris
General
YES
YES

KJ4RNJ
Joy
Gafford
General


POL 600A
KK4OGM
Ronald
Herring
Amateur Extra
NO
NO

KK4TSG
Ronald
Herring
General
NO
NO

KM4BAO
Robert
Doherty
General
YES
NO
POL-829
KM4STS
Liam
Holzer
General
NO
NO

KM4STT
Aimee
Holzer
General
NO
NO

KM4STU
Leon
Holzer
General
NO
NO

KM4VYX



NO
NO
NO
KM4YGW
Gary
Workman
General
NO
NO

KN4CHP
James
Edmonson
General
YES
NO
NO
N2TE
Ed
Marchese
Amateur Extra
YES
NO

N4HCZ
Bob
Griggs
Amateur Extra
NO
NO
NO
N4KWR
Kevin
Rought
General
YES
YES
POL-868
N7CUC
Samuel
Shaver
Amateur Extra
NO
NO

NJ4Y
Matthew
Stevens
Amateur Extra
YES
YES
POL-680A
W4VCO
Julian
Homan
General
NO
NO
NO