November 2019 Meeting

Taking the test was like a walk in the park

Dr. Louis, KN4ZPC,  Byron, KN4ZOZ, Glenn, W4JGC VE

We had an exceptionally busy testing night. 
Here are four more.
Jimmy, AB4KA VE, Vlad, KX4TH, Bob, KN4ZPB, Jose, KN4ZPD, Javier, KN4ZPA,      Adalberto, KN4ZPL, Richard, W8DUK VE

Congratulations to all. Each candidate passed the Technician Exam. Val, second from the left, is an Extra, and President of the Polytechnic Radio Club.

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Election Results

President: Mike Shreve
Vice President: John Standford
Secretrary: Bill Johnson 
Treasurer: Todd Rush

Board members:
Jim Stewart, Eleanor Marshall, Glenn Culler, Rich Kennedy, Geoff Schuck, Matthew Stevens, Mike Oliver, Dave Zdanowicz

This Evening’s Presentation

Our presenter for the meeting was Mike Shreve. His presentation Easy HF Antennas can be found on our website. 
Click here for copy of Mike’s presentation
Mike demonstrated how one offset center dipole can be made to work several bands.The secret is finding the best overall length and side to side ratio.  

For less of a challenge, you might try a center fed dipole tuned for one frequency. Get some wire at the home center and experiment. Calculating the length is as easy as (1)234, or (2)468. To find the length of one (1) side of a dipole in feet, divide 234 by the frequency in MHz. To find the length in feet of both sides (2) divide 468 by the frequency. Add a little extra and then put it to the test. Helps if you have a friend with an antenna analyzer. This makes tweaking so much easier, and working with a friend is much more fun.

AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB1DX Oliver Richards Amateur Extra YES NO NO
AB4KA James Russ Amateur Extra YES NO
AB4XK Chet Carruth Amateur Extra YES NO
AE4RM Roger Meadows Amateur Extra YES NO YES
AG4E Robert Young Amateur Extra NO NO
K0ZD John Stanford Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K1TZD Gregory Burton Amateur Extra NO NO
K2OU Gary Perkins Amateur Extra NO NO NO
K3JAZ Larry Turner General NO NO
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO NO
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE YES YES
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford General YES YES
KF4TPW Lydia Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
KI4CDY Patrick O’Neil Amateur Extra YES YES YES
KI4CRI Charles Gribble Amateur Extra NO NO NO
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO NO
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO YES
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES YES
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO YES
KJ4WFS Tom Evans Amateur Extra YES YES
KK4LYQ William Paul Amateur Extra YES NO YES
KK4OGM Ronald Herring Amateur Extra NO NO
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO YES
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO NO
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO NO
KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh General YES YES
KN4LEH Danny Dickey Technician NO YES YES
KN4OTS Harley Leavitt General NO NO
KN4PIH Richard Lennon Technician NO NO
KN4UJI Larry Collins Technician NO NO YES
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES YES
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO YES
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO YES
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO YES
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
NC8I Robert Berquist Amateur Extra YES NO
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES YES
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO NO
W4JGC J. Culler Amateur Extra YES NO YES
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO YES
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith Amateur Extra YES YES NO
WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced YES NO NO
Guests and Relatives
K2OU-XYL Terry Perkins
K7ODK Don Chapman
KD2CGG Isaac Taylor
KN4LEH Danny Dickey
W8IAO James Kelley

As a reminder:

LARC has two Breakfast Meetings each week. The second is at Fred’s. See the sidebar for more information.