Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LARC Participation at Kathleen Historical Society A Great Success

Interest in Amateur Radio was high at the Kathleen Historical Society Event this year. Rich, Bob and Bill chatted with a total of  fifty-one attendees during the day. Some were interested in becoming Hams, others just curious, and one gentleman was writing a book and wanted to check some facts about EMP, or Electro-Magnetic Pulse, for a fictional novel he is writing. When all else fails, tube radios still work! Of particular note was a middle-schooler named Hunter who was sending code with an electronic paddle after only a few minutes of practice.

Besides the three Hams manning the booth, several others stopped by to show support.  A very special  thank you goes to Chris AA4CB for taking the pictures at this event. 

Bob, Bill, and Rich fielding questions at the same time.  

Bob our VP and George Rezac conferring.

Rich handing out information about our club and our new meeting location.

Bill extolling the benefits of  Ham Radio to a father and son. What  a great way to keep in contact.


On The Outside Chance That You Missed The Announcment

There has been concern among some of the club members that a few members will show up at the wrong location for the April meeting. Not to worry. We have this eventuality covered. I have hired this man, and he is a professional, to station himself by the old meeting place. He has already been paid; so don't let him con you into asking for more money to give directions!

Thursday, March 9, 2017


A message from Herman A Munster to all members of LARC:

Starting April 3, 2017 LARC monthly club meetings will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church School building located at 1435 Gilmore Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805. This facility is located one street East of Lakeland Hills Blvd. Turn onto Parkview Place,  in the direction opposite to the Lakeland Hospital Emergency Entrance.

 Click Here For Directions

Compared to our previous location, the new facility is quite spacious. The board members are looking forward to seeing you at the new location starting in April. The times for testing and the meeting are the same.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Congratulations Tom Connor

An event deserving of a pint of the black stuff!

Tom Conner passed the Technicians Exam on Monday. Due to the marvels of technology, the team was able to present him with his new call sign within minutes of reporting his score to the FCC. Welcome to the ranks, KN4BOE!

Monday, March 6, 2017

LARC Represented At The Winston Academey Of Engineering

LARC had a presence at the Winston Academy Of Engineering Open House. At the request of Mrs. Pope the club demonstrated CW along with some of the more modern digital formats.

Staffing the LARC exhibit were Rich N4ESS, Peggy N4PEG, and Bill KI4ZMV.

Rich and Bill chatting with a future engineer. The future looks bright!

Winston Academy Of Engineering's Vision and Mission statements below tell it all.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to collaborate and use creative thinking to solve real-world problems, build and achieve dreams, embrace diverse cultures, and cultivate competitive engineers by preparing them for a diverse global society.

Our Vision:

Winston Academy of Engineering will ensure the highest standards of intellectual development through a stimulating and comprehensive STEM program with an emphasis on Engineering.  The learning community is actively involved to instill within students the courage to take appropriate risks, and have the confidence to accept challenges.  Together we will give rise to students who are resilient and adaptable, equipped with knowledge and a 21st century skill set to achieve their greatest potential in an ever changing, diverse society.

LARC was both honored and pleased to have been asked to participate.