Thursday, November 7, 2019

November 2019 Meeting

Taking the test was like a walk in the park

Dr. Louis, KN4ZPC,  Byron, KN4ZOZ, Glenn, W4JGC VE

We had an exceptionally busy testing night. 
Here are four more.
Jimmy, AB4KA VE, Vlad, KX4TH, Bob, KN4ZPB, Jose, KN4ZPD, Javier, KN4ZPA,      Adalberto, KN4ZPL, Richard, W8DUK VE
Congratulations to all. Each candidate passed the Technician Exam. Val, second from the left, is an Extra, and President of the Polytechnic Radio Club.

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Election Results

President: Mike Shreve
Vice President: John Standford
Secretrary: Bill Johnson 
Treasurer: Todd Rush

Board members:
Jim Stewart, Eleanor Marshall, Glenn Culler, Rich Kennedy, Geoff Schuck, Matthew Stevens, Mike Oliver, Dave Zdanowicz

This Evening's Presentation

Our presenter for the meeting was Mike Shreve. His presentation Easy HF Antennas can be found on our website. 
Click here for copy of Mike's presentation
Mike demonstrated how one offset center dipole can be made to work several bands.The secret is finding the best overall length and side to side ratio.  

For less of a challenge, you might try a center fed dipole tuned for one frequency. Get some wire at the home center and experiment. Calculating the length is as easy as (1)234, or (2)468. To find the length of one (1) side of a dipole in feet, divide 234 by the frequency in MHz. To find the length in feet of both sides (2) divide 468 by the frequency. Add a little extra and then put it to the test. Helps if you have a friend with an antenna analyzer. This makes tweaking so much easier, and working with a friend is much more fun.

Attendance November Meeting

 Top, WB6ZEQ, counted 65 plus the 7 who tested.


AG4E AG4E Robert Young Extra NO NO
K0ZD K0ZD John Stanford Extra YES NO
K1DU K1DU Frederick Delaney Extra YES NO
K1TZD K1TZD Gregory Burton Extra NO NO
K2OU K2OU Gary Perkins Extra NO NO NO
K3JAZ K3JAZ Larry Turner General NO NO
K4EMT K4EMT Sarah Clark Extra NO NO NO
K4JZ K4JZ William Aten Extra LIFE YES YES
KB0QMN KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO NO
KB4FHP KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford General YES YES
KF4TPW KF4TPW Lydia Morgan Extra NO NO
KI4CDY KI4CDY Patrick O'Neil Extra YES YES YES
KI4CRI KI4CRI Charles Gribble Extra NO NO NO
KI4EFL KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO NO
KI4WRX KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Extra YES YES YES
KI4ZMV KI4ZMV William Johnson Extra YES NO YES
KJ4DSQ KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES YES
KJ4UW KJ4UW George Mann Extra YES NO YES
KK4LYQ KK4LYQ William Paul Extra YES NO YES
KK4OGM KK4OGM Ronald Herring Extra NO NO
KK4VCN KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO YES
KM4STS KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO NO
KM4STT KM4STT Aimee Holzer Extra NO NO
KM4STU KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO NO
KN4FBD KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA KN4FRA Susan Pugh General YES YES
KN4LEH KN4LEH Danny Dickey Technician NO YES YES
KN4LEH KN4LEH Danny Dickey Technician NO YES YES
KN4OTS KN4OTS Harley Leavitt General NO NO
KN4PIH KN4PIH Richard Lennon Technician NO NO
KN4UJI KN4UJI Larry Collins Technician NO NO YES
KT2T KT2T Michael Oliver Extra LIFE YES YES
N4ESS N4ESS Richard Kennedy Extra LIFE NO YES
N4FRK N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ N4HCZ Robert Griggs Extra NO NO
N4PEG N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Extra LIFE NO YES
N6MRS N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO YES
N7CUC N7CUC Samuel Shaver Extra NO NO
NC8I NC8I Robert Berquist Extra YES NO
NJ4Y NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Extra YES YES YES
W4EMT W4EMT Eric Clark Extra NO NO NO
W4JGC W4JGC J. Culler Extra YES NO YES
W4XDS W4XDS James Stewart Extra YES YES
W7STR W7STR Springer Rush Extra YES NO
W8DUK W8DUK Richard Grubb Extra YES NO YES
W8IAO W8IAO James Kelley General NO NO NO
WA4MMO WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Extra YES NO
WB4OMG WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Extra NO NO
WB6ZEQ WB6ZEQ Herman Smith Extra YES YES NO
WB8QQR WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced YES NO NO

Guests and Relatives

K7ODK Don Chapman

K2OU-XYL Terry Perkins


KB0QMN-YL Min Hee Rezac

KD2CGG Isaac Taylor

As a reminder:

LARC has two Breakfast Meetings each week. The second is at Fred's. See the sidebar for more information.