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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Carolyn On the 16th Anneversary Of Her 5th Birthday.

Last evening a few close friends gathered at the Kathleen Historical Society Lodge to wish Carolyn a Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 4, 2017

LARC Hamfest Next Month -- Grand Prize

The LARC Hamfest will be held Saturday September 9th at the Revolution Church of Lakeland,

Yaesu FTM-3200DR Digital C4FM/FM 2-Meter Transceivers FTM-3200DR

Transceiver, Mobile, FM/144 MHz, 65W C4FM System Fusion, 220 Channels.

LARC Supplies Communication Support For Lakeland Warrior Walk 2017

                                      For more images Click Here


Roster Participants

Name Call Sign Assigned to
Bob Doherty KM4BAO/Net Control/Event HQ
Anna Baker/Event HQ
Bill Johnson KI4ZMV
Parking/Rover
Rich Kennedy N4ESS
Station B – S. Ingraham Ave
Fred Delaney K1DU
Coca Cola Water Station #1 – E.Belmar St
Peggy Lang N4PEG
Station A – Euclid Ave.
Sam Shaver N7CUC
Parking/ Station D – Collins Lane
Bill Aten AD4AT
Station C – E. Maxwell St
Ringo Breton K2TDR
Gary Clark/Event HQ
*Mike Shreve N6MRS
Mobile Unit/Transportation
Aimee & Liam Holzer KM4STT/KM4STS
Station F- Crystal Lake Dr
Leon Holzer KM4STU
Station E – Oaklawn Place
Mike Hildreth WA4ABN
Coca Cola Water Station #2 – Lakeland Yacht Club Site
Stephanie Hildreth KK4RAH
Jennifer Anderson/Event HQ
Roger Meadows AE4RM
Event HQ – Lakeland PD contact 

A good deal of planning and support makes our participation in events like this go smoothly. A special thanks for Bob KM4BAO for being  net control, as well as to Rich N4ESS who supplied many of the images of this event. Once again LARC showed that it can get it together and do some good!




Friday, July 28, 2017

Warrior Walk July 29, 2017


Volunteer Update!

Once again, LARC will be providing communications support for this years 8th Annual Warrior Walk. Saturday July 29th, 2017.  Volunteers should arrive at the First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr by 7:30AM. Please park in the rear of the church and then proceed to the front of the church to meet with your fellow volunteers. Safety vests and volunteer assignments will be given to you at that time. If you have any questions please contact Bob Doherty KM4BAO at KM4BAO@yahoo.com.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Our youngest member stole the show.


You can find more images taken at this event by clicking here




Members attending the 2017 Annual Field Day Dinner


AA4HT Roberet (Rip) H. Van Winkle YES NO NO
AB4XK Chet Carruth NO NO NO
KI4NBE George Gafford NO NO NO
KI4ZMV William (Bill) Johnson YES NO YES
KJ4DSQ Roger D. Land YES YES YES
KM4STS Liam Holzer NO NO NO
N6MRS Michael R. Shreve YES NO NO
WD4LKY Charles F. Bukoski LIFE NO NO
AD4AT William Aten LIFE NO YES
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski LIFE NO NO
KF4Q William R. Busbin YES YES NO
KG4PWF James (Jim) O Scott NO NO YES
KJ4AFB Patricia E. Morris YES YES NO
KJ4RNJ Joy Gafford NO NO NO
KM4CUI Christy Evans YES NO NO
KM4STT Aimee Holzer NO NO NO
W4MQB Barbara S. Ritter YES NO NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens YES YES YES
KG4YNI Ernest (Ernie) H. Haynes, III YES NO YES
KK4RAH Stephanie A. Hildreth NO NO NO
KM4BAO Robert Doherty YES NO YES
KM4STU Leon T. Holzer NO NO NO
WA4ABN Michael (Mike) Keith Hildreth, Jr. NO NO NO
K2EUH Robert F. Foxworth YES NO YES
KG2G Bert J. Onachila NO NO NO
KG2GXYL Loretta Onachila NO NO NO
KG4YNIXYL Joan Haynes YES NO NO
KJ4WFS Tom C. Evans YES YES NO
KK4FEM Matthew R, Stevens YES YES YES
N4ESS Richard (Rich) Kennedy LIFE NO YES
N4PEG Margret (Peggy) Lang YES NO YES
W4ZSC Albert (Al) P. Sheppard, Jr. YES NO YES
W4ZSCXYL Marge YES NO NO

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

April 3rd Field Day Celebration Dinner

This year our celebration dinner will be held at the Golden Corral off 98 North.
Click here for directions

Here are the details:

Location 98 North. 4705 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809
We have a private room in the rear that seats 75.
Plan to arrive at 6:00 PM
Pay when you enter. Prices include drink and tax.
     Children: $  6.41
     Adults     $15.28
     Seniors    $14.75 (60 and over)

If there are any questions, please contact one of the club officers. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Field Day 2017

Field day 2017 is behind us. Only the memories remain. This was our first time at an air conditioned venue. By one count there were 72 visitors.

By all accounts, everyone had a good time. The food was excellent, as usual. There was no shortage of old timers, and more importantly, we were fortunate to have some younger hams taking part in filed day activities.





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Liam, a fourth grader and our youngest club member, holds a General License.

You can see many more images by going to this link https://goo.gl/photos/ytXZQLbP21edGU9NA
Some of the images may be a surprise to you if you were not present. You never know what you might miss if you don't show up at field day. :-))

Club members who signed in are listed below. There was a total of 72 members and guests.
(please report any errors.)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Venue For Field Day And July Meeting

It is that time of year again. Field day is only a few days off.  Activities will begin Friday afternoon, around 4:30 PM. Teams will start setting up at this time. Feel free to drop by and help out.

Several things will break with tradition this year. For one thing, the location. Field day will be held this year at the Kathleen Historical Society Grounds. There is plenty of room to place antennas, the facility is air conditioned, and there is indoor plumbing. As usual there will be plenty to eat.

You can get directions on Google  https://www.google.com/maps/@28.1636539,-82.0115195,473m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here is a map of the general area. The location is a bit out of the way, so plan ahead before you jump into your vehicle. (you can click on this map to enlarge it.)

The July meeting is traditionally an after Field Day Dinner Event. This year it will be held at the Golden Corral. Here are the details:

Location 98 North. 4705 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809
We have a private room in the rear that seats 75.
Plan to arrive at 6:00 PM
Pay when you enter. Prices include drink and tax.
     Children: $  6.41
     Adults     $15.28
     Seniors    $14.75 (60 and over)

If there are any questions, please contact one of the club officers. 

    

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Once Again, Congratulations Are In Order


Left to right, Dave Ingram, new Tech - KN4DTS, Rich, Craig Bailey, new General, KN4DLS, Peggy, testing coordinator, and Duane Archibald, N4WDH who is also the president of the East Pasco Amateur Radio Club.

Left to right, George, Peggy, Dave KN4DTS, a new Tech, Duane, and Richard.

Fred going over the details of Field Day. 
In all there were 42 people present, including guests, and members.

Club Attendance June 2017

Please check for errors. If you were there, and you circled your call sign, but are missing, or data is not correct, please let me know.


Call Sign  First         Last           Class              ARRL ARES   Skywarn
                  Carl          Begley       
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
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
KC2RMZ Brian Volz Technician NO NO
KG4BAS Ren Monllor General NO YES NO
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A
KI4CDY Patrick O'Neil Amateur Extra YES YES POL-219A
KI4NBE FIRST LAST CLASS ARRL ARES SKY
KI4NBE George Gafford General


KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4AFB Patricia Morris General YES YES
KJ4AYU Victoria Walker Technician YES NO
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES POL-208A
KK4ASD Gabby Monllor Technician 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
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570
N4PEG Margaret Lang Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
WD4LKY Charles Bukoski Advanced LIFE NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Members Who Signed In At The May 2017 Meeting

Clubs collect attendance. It is a tradition. LARC has been doing it since day one. The funny thing is that no one, to my knowledge, has ever made use of the data on our sign in sheets. In fact, the last time anyone ever sees it is after they check off their name. Except for me, that is. I file them.

You no doubt have noticed that the sign in sheets have changed a bit over the last year. Instead of a blank sheet, call signs were prerecorded so you only had to check a couple of boxes. The result was more legible, but not in format easily shared. Two months ago a bar code appeared next to your call sign. Here is what that is all about. By scanning the bar code representation of your call sign into a file, it can then be joined up with the official list of club members and shared with everyone. In essence What follows is the result.

(As an aside, the inspiration for bar codes came from the Morse Code. No it is not the same code, just the same principle, short and long, or in the case of the bar code, black or white. There are numerous bar code systems. I am using Code 128. Grocery stores, and Libraries each have their own system. Even the Universal Product Code, UPC is not all that universal. European UPC codes are not the same as ours.)

So if you are not on the list, and you are a member in good standing, please let me know. Also, let me know if you find any errors.

Attendees at the May Meeting

 AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AA4HT
AA4HTXYL Caroline Van Winkle



AA4HTXYL
AD4AT William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE NO POL-933 AD4AT
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU
K2EUH Robert Foxworth Amateur Extra YES NO POL-405A K2EUH
K2TDR Ringo Breton Amateur Extra NO NO
K2TDR
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
K4EMT
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A KG4PWF
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4EFL
KI4EFLXYL Norma Jeerings



KI4EFLXYL
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL840 KI4ZMV
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES POL-208A KJ4DSQ
KK4ITX John Leahy Amateur Extra YES NO PAS-607 KK4ITX
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES NO POL-829 KM4BAO
KM4CUG Debra Leahy Technician YES NO
KM4CUG
KM4STS Liam Holzer Technician NO NO
KM4STS
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Technician NO NO
KM4STT
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4STU
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4BOE
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-607 N4ESS
N4KWR Kevin Rought General YES YES POL-868 N4KWR
N4PEG Margaret Lang Amateur Extra YES NO
N4PEG
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
N7CUC
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
W4EMT
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W4XDS
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843 W4ZSC
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782 W8DUK
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WA4MMO
WZ1P Daniel Gagnon Amateur Extra NO NO
WZ1P