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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!

The June Splatter has been Published

The June issue of the Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) Splatter has been published and is available for your reading at http://w0eno.org/node/1212.  Previous months/years Splatters are viewable at the bottom of the left frame of this web site.

Don't forget to vote in the Poll on page 5!

Our next club meeting is on Wednesday, June 16th, at 6:30 pm via Zoom,  You can find all the info about it on page 2 of the Splatter and here on the web site when it's a few days closer.   

Also, you're welcome to join us for our Tuesday Night Hamlet Net (for new(er) hams) at 7:00 pm MDT every Tuesday and our Thursday Night Social Net at 8pm MDT every Thursday.  The repeater & Echolink info are on the left frame here and on page 5 of the Splatter, and for any/all of our other activities, whether you're a member or not!

Spotting Sites

The topic of the Tuesday night Hamlet Net was "spotting sites."  Here is a list of the sites that were mentioned:

https://hamspots.net/

https://dxheat.com/dxc/ - Has a "heat map" on the right side of the page.  Set your continent, and it will show you graphically which bands have spots appearing (i.e. QSOs occurring) to various continents.

https://dxwatch.com/

https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php?Lan=E

http://reversebeacon.net/

http://dxsummit.fi/#/

https://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map - WSPR map (if not running WSPR, you can still use to get a feel for band openings.  WSPR is a great program to try if you want to see how far your station can reach.)

https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html - Despite the name, it includes information on many modes (digital and non-digital)

https://gridtracker.org/ - Windows application to display contacts on a map as well as many other features.

Join Us for our LARC Thursday Night Net at 8:00 pm

You are invited to join us for our weekly Thursday Night Net (for newer operators & everyone) at 8pm 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

You can read more about our Nets on the links in the Navigation pane on the left.  

Join Us for POTA on Saturday, June 19th!

LARC is sponsoring our monthly POTA (Parks on the Air) Activity on Saturday, June 19th, starting at 10:00 am. at Copeland Lake by Allenspark at the edge of the Roosevelt Forest.  

Join Chuck (K0ITP) and Mike (W0KKI) (our club President & Vice President) as they set up the antennas, set up our club's GoBox and learn how to use our GoBox and/or your own radio and get on the air!  You can get training on how to use our LARC GoBox, and can also check it out for a week to use at your home QTH.  For more info, contact Chuck at k0itp@w0eno.org.

To sign up and register in advance please submit this form so that we know you are coming and can inform you of any changes.

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

You can read more about our Nets on the links in the Navigation pane on the left.  

Last Chance to Vote in May's Poll!

Hurry -- the time is almost up to vote in last month's poll!  Get your votes in by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 7th at  https://vote.pollcode.com/89731617Open to everyone, member or not!

 

Join Us for POTA this Saturday, 5/29!

LARC is sponsoring our monthly POTA (Parks on the Air) Activity this coming Saturday, May 29th, starting at 9:00 am. at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Rd., Brighton, CO  80603.  

Join Chuck (K0ITP) and Mike (W0KKI) (our club President & Vice President) as they set up the antennas, set up our club's GoBox and learn how to use our GoBox and/or your own radio and get on the air!  You can get training on how to use our LARC GoBox, and can also check it out for a week to use at your home QTH.For more info, contact Chuck at k0itp@w0eno.org or Mike at w0kki@w0eno.org.

To sign up and register in advance please submit this form so that we know you are coming and can inform you of any changes.

YouTuber's Hamfest

The 2nd Annual YouTubers Hamfest is this weekend, from Friday May 28th at 1:45 pm MDT through Sunday, May 30th, at 6:00 pm MDT.  This is a free hamfest, and will have many guest speakers and interesting seminars. 

Find out more about this at https://youtubershamfest.com/the-youtubers-hamfest-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3VMolcFBbgBuDCorfAn10lU1DJaxFX7GGgQuT9T05vBPMLC_d8oLollis.

Stealth Antennas from Denver Radio Club

Just this past week, BIll Rinker W6OAV gave a presentation on Stealth Antennas in your attic.  I hope this information will help those with HOA issues. I'll be glad to help in any way I can. I monitor all our DRC UHF repeaters including our DMR (TG 310804) and our Fusion systems.   w6oav@arrl.net

Thanks and 73

Steve KF0AGY

 

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