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
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.
Reminder all, this month’s meeting will start at 6pm and will have a $10 per person fee. There will be Mission BBQ and raffles and a recap of Field Day.
Also, this month LARC will still be taking donations to offset our portion of the Fusion repeater that we are buying with the Lake Wales club. It will be installed at the 300 ft Polk Emergency Management tower in Bartow. Also contributing to project is the Polk County Public Schools Radio Society, who will be adding the battery back up and helping to administer it.