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LARC is currently holding virtual club meetings via Zoom on our usual meeting night because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Please stay tuned on this website for the meeting information and password, so that YOU can join us for our meeting!

Hamlet Net (for newer operators) Tonight (Tues) at 7pm

Please join us for our Hamlet (newbie) Net TONIGHT, Tuesday, at 7:00 pm. This net is an educational net, and everyone is welcome to join us!  If you don't have your license yet, you're welcome to listen! 

Reach us on our club repeaters at:

VHF: 147.270 MHz (+) 100 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

UHF: 448.800 MHz (-) 88.5 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

(repeaters are always linked together)

EchoLink: WØENO-R (node 8305)

Report Repeater Issues: technical@w0eno.org

April General Meeting TOMORROW, Wed, April 21st at 6:30 pm

Our next General Meeting is TOMORROW,  Wed., April 21st, at 6:30 pm.

The presenter this month is Tom Medlin (WA5KUB), who does the live ham radio show Amateur Radio Roundtable.  You can look him up on QRZ.com. Check out his YouTube site for amateur radio at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1iQb_aUkgXHF9bXUBROWWw, and/or join his FaceBook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/w5kub/.  You can watch his show live at http://w5kub.com .

Some requests for when you join our meeting:

· When you fill out your name, please add your call sign after your first name. (Example: Chuck (K0ITP)).  If you don’t have a call sign yet, just put “no call.”

· You will be muted automatically.  (If you need help getting in, call out on our club repeater via VHF, UHF, or EchoLink.)

The Zoom meeting will start at 6:30 pm with socializing, ask an Elmer, meet a Board member, general questions, and/or show-n-tell.  The actual meeting begins at 7:00 pm, with introductions and club business, and then the presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

TO JOIN OUR ZOOM MEETING online, click on the link below: 

https://zoom.us/j/98516118347?pwd=NDhCMzFJR1UrTGtzN01WMXlscWdldz09 

Enter Meeting Number ID:   985 1611 8347  

Passcode:  681055

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JOIN BY PHONE:  +1-669-900-6833 United States Toll

Enter Meeting Number ID:   985 1611 8347 Passcode  681055

Find your local number to dial:  https://zoom.us/u/adC7PzGxi9

Comm Academy 2021 - April 10 & 11

Comm Academy 2021 is a free, virtual training conference for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications technologies and practices. Taking place April 10th and 11th, 2021, Comm Academy will be organized around the theme “Disasters Here, There and Everywhere – Are We Ready?”

As it has in all of its 22+ previous iterations, the conference will feature expert speakers on a wide variety of topics, from radio and messaging technologies to communications techniques to tales from the “trenches.”

More than just a collection of online presentations, Comm Academy 2021 will be an interactive event, with participants able to converse with presenters and other attendees.

For more information and registration, see their web site at commacademy.org

Free Ham Bootcamp - Saturday, April 24

The Nashua Amateur Radio Society is putting on a free Ham Bootcamp via Zoom on Saturday, April 24th.  Sessions include such topics as "How to pick a radio and antenna for repeater contacts," "Getting started with Amateur radio satellites," "Picking and putting up an HF antenna, feedline, and ground," and "Setting up WS-JTX and FT8 Digital."

They will also run an online ham radio shopping trip featuring a guided tour of gear and Q&A opportunities for those looking to buy new gear.

More info and registration information can be found on their web site at: n1fd.org/ham-bootcamp

Hamlet Net (for newer operators) Tonight (Tues) at 7pm

You are invited to join us for our weekly Tuesday night Hamlet Net (for newer operators & everyone) at 7pm on our repeaters:

VHF: 147.270 MHz (+) 100 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

UHF: 448.800 MHz (-) 88.5 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

(repeaters are always linked together)

EchoLink: WØENO-R (node 8305)

FOXHUNT IS BACK ON -- THIS SATURDAY, 4/3! REGISTER NOW!

Our FOXHUNT has been rescheduled for this weekend -- for SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd!!

Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) Presents a Free and Fun FOX Hunt!  JOIN US!

This little guy has been sending out signals that sound like SSTV! Check out Google for information on SSTV and HAM Radio fox hunting. There are also ideas for antennas (make your own) and apps for SSTV decoding.

Want to help finding him? Starting at 10AM Saturday APRIL 3rd, 2021 and until 2PM this little guy will be transmitting SSTV signals. To register go to https://forms.gle/qX4EvwGvUHiWgYNW9. For additional information email Foxhunt@w0eno.org

How this works:

  • As always be safe…..  

  • The boundary for this event is from 287(Main Street, Longmont) to the west, I25 to the east,CO 66 to the north and Rt 52 to the south.  

  • Turn your radio on to 145.600MHZ to start hearing the signal at 10AM.

  • Signal will run for approx. 74 seconds and end with a cw call sign. Then start again 5 minutes later. Until 2 PM. 

  • For questions you can use our repeaters: They will be monitored. 

VHF: 147.270 MHz (+) 100 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

UHF: 448.800 MHz (-) 88.5 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)                      (repeaters are always linked together)

Next track the signal down using the SSTV pictures and Fox Hunting Techniques to find him. 

  • For every picture received and decoded 1 point will be issued (does not need to be perfect). You still get points even after you find the fox by decoding pictures. Estimated total pictures should be around 32. Plus, a selfie with the fox when found.  

  • If you collect all the photos you get a bonus 10 points. 

  • For homebrew antennas used you get additional 2 points. 

  • First person to find it gets 5 points and everyone else 1 point. 

  • Email all pictures and experiences to Foxhunt@w0eno.org.

  • Points will be added up, sent to all participants and certificates will be handed out for the event. 

 

 

SSTV FOXHUNT FOR 3/27 HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

Our March 27th SSTV FoxHunt has been postponed, because Chuck (K0ITP), the organizer, has been called out of town for a family emergency.  If you have registered for this event, you will receive an email when we have a new date.  Otherwise, keep an eye on this web page for updates.

Stay tuned, as it’s coming soon this spring! This will give you more time to get your radios programmed and your antennas built and/or working!

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Hamlet Net (for newer operators) Tonight (Tues) at 7pm

You are invited to join us for our weekly Tuesday night Hamlet Net (for newer operators & everyone) at 7pm on our repeaters:

VHF: 147.270 MHz (+) 100 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

UHF: 448.800 MHz (-) 88.5 Hz CTCSS tone (req'd and xmitted)

(repeaters are always linked together)

EchoLink: WØENO-R (node 8305)

Ed Fong Antenna Order

For our January General Meeting we had Ed Fong speak to us about how he builds antennas. During his presentation he mentioned that the club could place a discounted order for any of the items that they make. Quite a number of people stated they would like to order...Here is your chance!

Please fill out the form with what you are interested in. No money is due at this time. We will contact you prior to placing the order to confirm and make those arrangments.

You can see all the antennas and other equipment Ed offers on his website.

Everyone can participate, you DO NOT have to be a club member. Just fill out the form and let us know what you want.

We will be placing the order the first week in April so get your orders in by April 5th!

Please fill out this FORM to Place your order.

 

Order form link: https://forms.gle/R9xyi1fp9byKqX3v7 

 

Feel free to contact Chuck (k0itp) or Mike (w0kki) with any questions

 

Pricing: 

  • DBJ-1 dual band base antenna - available in HAM (144-148 MHz and 440-450 MHz) or Commercial (152-157 MHz and 460-470 MHz)  $32
  • DBJ-2  dual band roll up antenna -  available in HAM (144-148 MHz and 440-450 MHz) or Commercial (152-157 MHz and 460-470 MHz)  includes 6ft extension, BNC, SMA and SMA female adapter    $32
  • TBJ-1 triband base antenna 2mt/220 MHz/70 cm –- $65  - includes shipping with 6ft of pvc pipe. 
  • 6ft extensions cables (BNC male to  BNC female  $5
  • BNC – female to PL259 (adapter for roll up DBJ-2 to mobile or base) $2.50
  • GP5-SSB Software defined radio   $65

 

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