Club Picnic Saturday April 6, 2024

Just a reminder this Saturday April 6 is the club picnic. The picnic will be from park open at 8am to 2pm but the pavilion is reserved for the whole day. Coffee and donuts will be provided for those out early and lunch will be about 11:30The club will be providing the main dish, water, utensils, plates and cups.  We ask  you bring sides, desserts, and drinks other than water.

It will be held at Colt Creek State Park which is POTA entity  US-1848 .  Entry is $3 for a single person and $4 for a car of up to 8.

It is also Florida State Parks on the Air weekend.

There will be several activities.

Fred K1DU will have two antennas for people to hook their HF radios to for activating the park.

Mike N6MRS will have his Winlink station and will be demonstrating Winlink over HF.

I (Todd KR1W) will be running a fox hunt (info on fox hunts below)

Hope to see you all there.

Todd KR1W

General Fox Hunt info

Video with a quick and easy build for a directional antenna (helpful but not necessary)

Canned food drive March 11, 2024 meeting

LARC is a proud supporter of Volunteers In Service to the Elderly (VISTE).  In the past, we have held canned food drives to help support their mission to help feed those less fortunate than ourselves.  With the economy the way it is, food banks have suffered significantly in donations.  For the March 11th meeting, we are asking members to bring one or more canned food items to help build their food bank to support the elderly population that depends on them.  If you wish, monetary donations are also welcome.  


The LARC Board

Warrior Walk – Saturday October 14th


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 or sign up at the October LARC meeting. Volunteers to arrive by 8:00AM and we should be finished around 11:00AM

September LWRA QRP Tailgate Sept 30, 2024

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!
John W4JFS