The December 11th meeting will be the annual Christmas party. The start time will be moved to 6pm and there will be a $10 per person to go towards dinner.
Congrats to Mark KN4RCO for passing his General test in the VE session held 10/9/2023
What: LARC Fall Picnic
When: October 28th 8am – 2pm
Where: Colt Creek State Park (Mac Lake Picnic Area Screened Pavilion)
Why: Food, Fellowship, and Radio. Did some one say POTA?
Cost: $4 per vehicle (up to 8 people) park entrance fee
The 14th annual Warrior Walk 2023 will be Saturday, October 14th, 2023. Isn’t that a cool date and reminder that our Florida KIA are never forgotten?
We will continue to start at 09:00am with the ceremony located at 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL.
LARC volunteers needed! Please email Bob Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the October LARC meeting. Volunteers to arrive by 8:00AM and we should be finished around 11:00AM
From our friends in LWRA:
September QRP News!
This month’s QRP event details have been released. It will be held Sat Sept 30th at Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area in Ft Meade. The Tailgate Tech will be Yaesu Fusion and Wires-X. Bring your Fusion radio as there will be a portable simplex Wire-X node for you to connect to at the park.
Come on down and enjoy Ham Radio in the shade of the park with us. Don’t forget your chair and your favorite drink. Talk-in will be the WC4PEM system and Polk’s newest Fusion only machine (147.270 -.600) located in Bartow
Hope to see you there!
Congrats to Robert W4RAF who passed his Extra exam at the 9/11/23 LARC VE session.
With the Idalia incoming, here are some resources to find hurricane info via radio. This by far is not an exhaustive list, but instead is a good starting place.
Web resources with links to net info and other helpful info:
https://polkares.org/ – Polk Ares, localized info for repeaters, Sandbags, and other active info
https://hwn.org/ – Hurricane Watch Net, General info, link on the left side for the HF net (Net Procedures)
DMR talk groups 3199 (Hurricane Net) and 3112 (General Florida Group)
D-Star REF037A or REF037C are both general Florida groups and may be good sources of info
Wires-X (YSF) – 850FloridaPanhandle may have some info
From our friends at our sister club:
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The next LWRA QRP information has been released! Our next fun get-together will be held at Crystal Lake Park in Lake Wales on the last Saturday of this month (Aug 26th) 9 am to noon. Our theme will be 10 meter operation, antennas, and radios! I will be taking check-ins that morning at our event on 28.325 USB. Technicians, this your section of the band that you can use too! If you have questions, please post in the comments below. Hope to see you there and get your check-in!
Congrats to Dan Prickett, KQ4KOR, on becoming a new Amateur Radio operator and passing both the Technician and General exams to become a new General Class Ham! This took place at this past Monday’s session on August 14, 2023.
This is a reminder that next meeting with be a tailgate, tablegate, swap meet, or however you would like to else call it. There will be tables set up for people to sell their surplus (is there really ever surplus?) radio gear. Please come a little early to set up if you have things to sell. Please bring cash and change if you are buying or selling. Please bring questions about the gear if you are curious.
Also there may be some help needed with clean up after as more tables will be set up than normal.