LARC will operate the W4S Special Event Station again this year at the Sun n Fun Aerospace Expo. The station will be located in the corner of the Emil Buehler hangar (just off the right wing-tip of the 727 static display). Our participation in the event will run from March 28 until April 1st.
We plan to operate primarily on 20 and 40 meters, but may add 17 and 10 if propagation permits. We will try to monitor the K4LKL repeater, but this is an airshow, so be patient if we are slow to answer.
The schedule and roster of operators is full at this point, but please feel free to drop by the station, sign the guest log and visit for a while.
We had a very good turn out, the weather was great and everyone had a good time. Amateur radio was introduced to multiple attendees and their families and club members enjoyed the “old Florida” atmosphere and time to visit with each other.
The original Radio Amateur’s Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA over 90 years ago (in 1928), and it’s as relevant today as the day it was written…
The radio amateur is:
CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement, and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which amateur radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation, and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.
PATRIOTIC…station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.
If we’re operating on the air or working to mentor a new operator, are we living up to this ideal and passing it along to others?
2022 was quite the eventful year for us all, and the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club was no different. From the Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo special event station to Field Day to Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, it seems like there was always something going on. We even had a member with an article published in QST!
As 2022 comes to a close, on behalf of the LARC Officers and Board of Directors, your friendly neighborhood blogmaster would like to say 73 to all, and see you next year!