Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 2nd 2018

We have a new Extra!

John, center, Laurent is our new Extra. Seen photographed along with the usual suspects, and one party crasher. Seems like everyone wants to be a ham these days.


Darrell Davis on the Raspberry Pi

Darrell always does a fine job presenting topics of interest to ham radio operators. The Pi is no exception. It is a historical fact that most of the first to experimenters with home computers before Apple and Microsoft were ham radio operators.


 We had an quite a showing for Darrell's presentation. 

 Other speakers

Matthew, making the opening remarks to the meeting.


Bob gave an update to his presentation the month before on the Outernet.

Fred showed off a new, inexpensive HT that he picked up.

Kevin made a pitch for the Club Logo Stickers. See Kevin if you wish to purchase one.

KI4CDY Patrick O'Neil Amateur Extra YES YES POL-219A
WD4LKY Charles Bukoski Advanced LIFE NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE NO POL-933
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
KI4NBE George Gafford Amateur Extra NO NO POL-316A
WZ1P Daniel Gagnon Amateur Extra NO NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES POL-208A
K2EUH Robert Foxworth Amateur Extra YES NO POL-405A
KJ4AFB Patricia Morris General YES YES
W4JGC J. Culler Amateur Extra YES NO POL-560A
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES POL-680A
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES NO POL-829
N4KWR Kevin Rought General YES YES POL-868
KC2RMZ Brian Volz Technician NO NO
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
AE4RM Roger Meadows Amateur Extra YES NO POL-914
WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
KF4TPW Lydia Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
KN4CHP James Edmonson General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
K4QW Christopher LeBlanc Amateur Extra YES NO
KI4ZMV Bill Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
K20U Gary Perkins Amateur Extra NO NO NO
WA4MMOJeffShuckAmateur ExtraYESNONO
Guests and New Members

KM4DMD John Laurent Amateur Extra New Member

W4VCO Julian Homan General

KD8HIH James Carrier Extra

KN4IOC Howard Johnson Technician

KT4WX Darrrell Davis Extra Speaker

WW1WDP Bill Paul Extra New call KK4LYQ

KC1WE Rex Mott Extra

N4WDH Duane Archibald Extra

KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician

Friday, January 12, 2018

An Evening With Yaesu

The Lakeland Amateur Radio Club invites you to join us for an “Evening with Yaesu!” on Tuesday January 16th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

This FREE event will feature a presentation from John Kruk N9UPC Sales Manager for Yaesu USA. The meeting is open to all.

In addition to John’s presentation he will be taking your questions about the current state of our hobby.

The meeting will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 1425 Gillmore Ave., Lakeland FL. For a Google Map and Directions Click Here

All are invited, including members of all radio clubs in the area.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Put The Annual TECHCON On Your Calendar

Coming up on Saturday February 24, 2018, will be the 4th Annual TECHCON,
the West Central Florida Section Technical Conference.  The conference
will be held at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 1890 Jim
Keene Boulevard in Winter Haven, FL.  The location is actually between
Winter Haven and Lakeland in Polk County just off of State Road 540. 
The doors will open at 8:00 A.M., and the conference will begin at 8:45
A.M., with the first presentations beginning at 9:00 A.M.  For more
information go to the TECHCON page on the Section website at  If you are
planning on attending, please register so we will know about how many
will be in attendance.  Registration and attendance at TECHCON is free.

There will be a Friday Evening Social, the evening before TECHCON, on
February 23, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., at the Sonny's BBQ
restaurant, 4600 Recker Highway, in Winter Haven, FL., a few miles from
the Polk County Emergency Operations Center.

Our special guest speaker from ARRL HQ will be Bob Allison WB1GCM, the
Assistant ARRL Lab Manager.  Bob does many of the product reviews in QST

Flyers for the conference and a list of nearby restaurants and lodging
has just been uploaded to the TECHCON page on the Section website:

73 de Darrell KT4WX

ARRL West Central Florida Section
Section Manager: Darrell Davis, KT4WX