August 2018 General Meeting

Patently Obvious– we have a new General

John KN4NTK has once again distinguished himself by passing the General Exam. Only last month he took and passed the Technician Exam. Nice going John. I especially like that pearl handled revolver. Nice touch.

We Also Have a New VE

 Normally we only feature those who have acquired a new license, but this time we need to make note of a brand new VE, who recently became an Amateur Extra Class licensee. Congratulations Aimee KM4STT for joining the VE team, and thank you for giving back.

We Have Two First Contact Awards!

The ham who makes first contact with a new ham can apply for a certificate to commemorate the event. Not one but two First Contact Awards were handed out at this meeting. Bob Doherty presented one to John KN4NTK, who also passed the General exam earlier in the evening. Bill Johnson presented the second First Contact Award of the evening to Michelle KN4FRA. Way to go the both of you.

Fred Update on Field Day

Fred summarized our position on Field Day 2018, comparing our results this year with last. The club is holding its own.

Our Guest Speaker – Paul Womble


 Our guest speaker this evening was Paul Womble Paul is the Polk County Emergency Management program director. In addition to the overview of his responsibilities, Paul, also a ham, emphasized the roll Amateur Radio plays in an emergency. 

 Fifty Attendees Including Several Guests

LARC guest speakers continue to draw large crowds. Club meetings reflect the three pillars upon which the club is based, Education, Service, and Comradary.


AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB1PX Oliver Richards
AE4RM Roger Meadows Amateur Extra YES POL-914 NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
K4FB Paul Womble Extra YES YES
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE POL-933 YES
K4ZVVU Gilbert Llucas
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford Technician NO NO
KB4FHP Mike Lunsford Technician
KE4AL Robert Bankston Amateur Extra LIFE
KF4TPW Lydia Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
KI4NBE George Gafford Amateur Extra NO POL-316A NO
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES POL-840 NO
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES POL-208A YES
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES POL-410 NO
KK4LYQ William Paul Amateur Extra YES NO
KK4SFX Christopher Linck Technician
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO OSC-074 NO
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES POL-829 NO
KM4STT Aimee Holzer General NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
KN4FRA Michele Pugh Technician
KN4NTK John Stanford Technician NO NO
KQ4KX Richard Sharp Amateur Extra LIFE POL-127A NO
KQ5TXU? Kieth Rasmes
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE POL-322A YES
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE PAS-570 NO
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4KWR Kevin Rought
N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra YES HIL-1000 NO
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES POL-680A YES
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
W4VCO Julian Homan General
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES POL-782 NO
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES POL-838 YES
Tim Harris
WD4LKY Charles Bukoski Silent Key