Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 1st 2018

Making A Big Splash

Left to right after Glenn is Robert N4LVG, Jay KN4PIH, and wife Sharron KN4PII new Techs, and John KN4PIJ, new General

Our Surprise Speaker, And It Was A Pleasant One At That




Pinch hitting for Chet who could not make the meeting due to nasty fall, Mike did an excellent job covering the use baluns, toroid composition,both ferrite and powder iron types, and long wire antennas. This kind of presentation makes you want to go out in the back yard and experiment and that is just what he did to prepare. Discovery, and even rediscovery is what makes this hobby so interesting.

Note: I just chatted with Chet who is recovering from a fractured hip. The good news is that the doctors believe it is a hairline fracture and he should recover in a month or so, without the need for surgery.

Attendance


CALL FIRST LAST CLASS ARRL ARES SKYWARN
AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB1DX Oliver Richards Amateur Extra YES NO
K1TZD Gregory Burton Amateur Extra NO NO
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-933
KA9AHB Francesco Roncone General YES NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford Technician NO NO
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
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
KK4BMI David LaFave General LIFE YES
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO OSC-074
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES NO POL-829
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh Technician NO NO
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7HUQ Steven Schultz General NO NO POL-274
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
WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838







Guests





N4XMT Paul Whelpley Technician


N4LVG Robert Young Extra


WB8QQR Norm Nissen Advanced


NP4PS Juan Polo T


N9XMT Matthew Helm General



Gordon Hect




George Quinones




Daisy Lahvillieh



Friday, September 28, 2018

Presentation By QB Govenor To Judy Bukoski


Judy Bukoski listens while the Governor of the Lakeland hangar of the Quiet Birdmen reads the official letter of condolences to Judy, and gives her permission to wear Charlie's wings. Those standing with her are some of the other Quiet Birdmen present. Among those standing are some familiar club faces: Don Jeerings, Bill Aten, and Jeff Schuck. Also present was Bill Johnson.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Celebration of Life For Charlie Bukoski

WD4LKY
Charlie Bukoski
Celebration of Life
September 28, 2018

A Celebration of Life for Charlie Bukoski who “Went West”, August 6,2018 will be held at the LAL Quiet Birdmen Hut, the night of September 28, 2018.This is a private club on the Sun n Fun Campus that will be open, to the public for family and friends of Charlie to gather and remember this great man.Expect an informal gathering with drinks, snacks, and cake. Charlie loved a good party and never passed up a piece of cake. Come casual, contribute and enjoy the many tails of Charlie's life.

    • 18:00 – Hut Opens Social Hour - Open Bar, Snacks
    • 18:30 - Remembrances and stories of Charlie
    • 19:00 - Desert
    • 19:30 – Close

Here are directions to get you there. Go South on Harden until you reach West Pitkin. Make a right onto West Pitkin and continue for 3.5 miles until you reach Old Medulla Rd. Go right onto Old Medulla which will curve to the left and eventually join up with Doolittle Road which will take you onto the Sun and Fun campus. Go right on Doolittle road for a couple hundred feet to Sun and Fun Road where you will turn left. In another couple hundred feet you will see the grass parking area on your left.  

Click here for a map of the area.

You may also contact Don Jeerings or Geoff Schuck for additional information.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September 2018 Meeting

 Note: For those who want to get some background on next month's presentation:

http://www.arrl.org/chapter-one-national-traffic-system
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Traffic_System

This Was A Busy Evening For The VE Team

  • John M Stanford KN4TNK Extra -- John is a club member and has moved up the ranks quickly. This is his third upgrade in as many months.
    • Charlotte P Shaver KN4OTO Technician -- Charlotte (Kay) Sam's wife and new to the hobby and an excellent pastry cook as well.
    • Louis W Bradbury KN4OTP Technician.
    • Joshua L Robinson KN4OTQ Technician.
    • Johnathon C Robinson KN4OTR Technician
    • Francesco Roncone KA9AHB General --Francesco (Frank) is a new member. He and his wife Janice are new family members.
    • Harley N Leavitt Jr KN4OTS Technician --Harley is a new member.


Frank KA9AHB new General with his wife Janice

Harley KN4OTS new Tech

John KN4TNK center a new Extra, and Kay KN4OTO a new Tech second from the right with husband Sam



Rich N4ESS presents a new HT, gift from husband Sam, to Kay after passing the Tech Exam

We had quite a crowd this evening for Matthew's presentation on his trip to the Dry Tartugas

Andrew is holding the first prize for the upcoming LARC Hamfest scheduled for later this year.



Attendance

CALL FIRST LAST CLASS ARRL ARES SKYWARN
AB4KA James Russ Amateur Extra YES NO
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-933
K4ZVU Gilbert Lucas Advanced YES NO
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
KG4YNI Ernest Haynes Amateur Extra YES NO POL-296A
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4NBE George Gafford Amateur Extra NO NO POL-316A
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KK4BMI David LaFave General LIFE YES
KK4LYQ William Paul Amateur Extra YES 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
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh Technician NO NO
KN4NTK John Stanford Extra NO NO
KQ4KX Richard Sharp Amateur Extra LIFE NO POL-127A
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4KWR





N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES POL-680A
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
W4JGC J. Culler Amateur Extra YES NO POL-560A
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838

Guests






N4KWR Kevin Rough General


KN4OTO Kay Shaver Technician



Glenn Smith




Jay Lennon




Sharon Lennon




Joan XYL KG4YNI




Min Hee Km KB0QMN YL



KN4OTP Louis Wayne Technician


KN4OTQ Joshua Robinson Technician


KN4OTR Jonathon Robinson Technician


KA9AHB Francesco Roncone General