Friday, December 15, 2017

Carolyn Van Winkle Passes Away

CAROLYN VAN WINKLE, 80 LAKELAND - Carolyn Van Winkle, 80, of Lakeland, FL passed away on December 8, 2017. She was born in Laurel, MS on May 22, 1937. She worked as a school teacher for special needs students in Alabama. She moved to Lakeland in 2005 and was an active member of the First Baptist Church at the Mall. Carolyn was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Mada Walters, sister Alma Walters Hinton and grandson Brad Bass. Carolyn is survived by husband Robert Van Winkle, sister Elizabeth Walters Nichols, her daughters Lori Bass, Stephanie McLelland, Jennifer Lang and Cindy Hargrove; sons Randall McLelland and Scott Van Winkle; grandchildren Derek, Jessica, Kerry, Colin, Brittney, Jordyn, Amanda, Austin, Madeline and Kathryn and great grandchildren Kane, Virginia and Arabella.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Party December 4th, 2017

The LARC Christmas Party was a great success. Unfortunately, some of our comrades were not able to attend because they were either hospitalized or recovering from an illness or procedure. These include Bert KG2G, Jim KG4PWF, Al W4ZSC, Bob K2EUH, and someone very special to all of us, Carolyn Van Winkle. Please keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers, along with their loved ones who cannot help but be affected as well.

 They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but some pictures defy explanation.
Feel free to write your own caption for this one.

Most of the usual suspects attended the Christmas Party, but the even better news is that there were several new faces among us. LARC welcomes the new members.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Dinner 2017

It is that time of year again. Christmas dinner will be held at the Golden Corral, 98 North on December 4th, starting at 6:00 PM.

Prices are the same as last time:
8 years old and younger, $6.41
Adults $15.28
Seniors 60+ $14.75
All prices include a drink
As in the past, the club will handle the tip for the waitresses.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 2017 General Meeting

Election Results
   President Matthew Stevens, NJ4Y
   Vice President Bob Doherty, KM4BAO
   Secretary Bill Johnson, KI4ZMV
   Treasurer Patrick O'Neal, KI4CDY

Board of Directors: 
James Stewart W4XDS, Mike Oliver KT2T, David Zdanowicz KI4WRX, Richard Kennedy N4ESS, Stephanie Hildreth KK4RAH, Geoff Schuck WA4MMO, Al Sheppard W4ZSC, and Kevin Rought N4KWR

Presentation - The Outernet
Our presenter for the evening was Bob Doherty who spoke about the Outernet. The Outernet as apposed  to the Internet is satellite based rather than land based, and serves the millions of people in the world who do not have access to the Internet because they live in remote areas, or third world countries. You can view Bob's presentation on our Yahoo Website. Alternately, you can click on the LARC Web Site tab above, and then select General Meeting Presentations. Bob's presentation will be on top, with earlier presentations following in chronological order.


AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB1DX Oliver Richards Amateur Extra YES NO
AC7CL Christopher LeBlanc Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K2EUH Robert Foxworth Amateur Extra YES NO POL-405A
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE NO POL-933
K8TPH Richard Wilt General YES YES
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A
KI4CDY Patrick O'Neil Amateur Extra YES YES POL-219A
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
KJ4AFB Patricia Morris General YES YES
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES POL-208A
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES NO POL-829
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4CHP James Edmonson General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4KWR Kevin Rought General YES YES POL-868
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES POL-680A
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838


K2U Gary Perkins

W4SAJ Steve Justus

Carl Begley

Monday, November 13, 2017

SKYWARN Recognition Day 2017

SKYWARN Recognition Day 2017
Friday December 1 from 7 to 10 PM
Saturday December 2 from 9 AM to 5 PM
The Tampa Bay National Weather Service office in Ruskin will be participating in SKYWARN Recognition Day this year. We will be operating Friday evening, December 1nd and again during Saturday, December 2rd
SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League to celebrate the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. During the event SKYWARN operators visit NWS office and contact other stations across the nation and world.
All amateur radio operators are invited to drop in and help us made contact with as many other stations as possible. If you have any question please contact; Daniel Noah at or (813) 645-2323 x223 or Rudy/KE4EXL at or (813) 645-2323 X329.
Links with additional information:
Our address:
National Weather Service
Tampa Bay Area, FL
2525 14th Ave. SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-2323