Special Reminder July 10th meeting will start at 6pm

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.

Weekend Activities

There are THREE super fun items coming up this weekend. See if you can get out there this weekend for some fellowship, community service, and playing radio!

March for Babies

Volunteer and give back to the community. All you need to bring is an HT and a smile. You will be assigned location around the lake and will be responsible for sending requests for assistance or re-supplies to Net Control. Lots of fun and it gives back.

Join us this Saturday 4/29 from 7:30am to about 10:30am at First Presbyterian Church (Lake Hollingsworth).

QRP & Tailgate Demo (Lake Wales)

This month, Lake Wales Radio Amateurs will meet at “Crystal Lake Park” and the theme will be Fusion and Wires X due to the new Fusion repeater in Polk County (LARC, LWRA and PEM collaboration) 145.270 -6  C4FM only. It is on the air now.

Join the fun Saturday 4/29 from 9:00am to Noon at 205 N 5th St, Lake Wales, FL 33853

FL QSO Party:

The 2023 Florida QSO Party is this weekend; All 67 counties will be active.

When: April 29 & 30, 2023
Two ten hour operating periods, with a ten hour break:
Saturday, April 29 1600Z (Noon EDT) – April 30 0159Z (9:59 PM EDT)
Sunday, April 30 1200Z (8 AM EDT) – 2159Z (5:59 PM EDT)
20 Hours total

Please check out the 2022 FQP for results and much more – http://www.floridaqsoparty.org/

Central Florida POTA Meetup Sat (4/15)

Come out for the last Central Florida POTA Meetup until after the Summer. Bring a radio (or not), bring a friend, check it out! It will be a blast.

Sat (4/15) from 7am to ???

Tenoroc Public Use Area (Picnic Lake pavilion)
POTA designation “K-6327 – Tenoroc Wildlife Area”

Fellowship, play radio, promote radio, prep

Club Meeting Today (4/10)

Reminder that there is testing at 5:30pm (bring FRN# and ID) followed by our general club meeting at 7:00pm. Looking forward to seeing you there. All are welcome.

Where: Parkview Baptist Church

When: Every 2nd Monday

Club Picnic this Saturday!

This Saturday morning will be the highly anticipated Club Picnic.

Come out for some wonderful fellowship, play radio, and even get a bite. The Club will provide BBQ, buns, onions, Swiss cheese, ice, and water. Also, please feel free to bring anything else you would like and like to share.

  • When: Saturday, April 8th starting at 8:00am
  • Where: Lake Parker Park in Lakeland (enter the park & drive until you see antennas)

Lakeland Amateur Radio Club at Sun n Fun 2023

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.

More info at: https://flysnf.org

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.