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Welcome to the Longmont Amateur Radio Club Website


Our club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7PM, in the Clover building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.The address is 9595 Nelson Rd and is near the intersection of Nelson and Hover Roads in Longmont. As you enter the Fairgrounds driving North from the South entrance off Nelson road, the Clover building is the building you will see directly in front of you. It is not the smaller building off to the right, which houses the current Fairground offices.

May 2017 General Meeting - Program Change Announced - How to DMR

Following Joey’s great presentation on DMR, some questions were raised regarding how to program and make properly make contacts using DMR radios on our local Colorado networks.  

So this month we present 'Running your DMR Radio in Colorado; or how to talk on DMR digital radio without annoying others and getting the DMR police on your tail…’  

Join us for some practical examples of how to setup, and what to do and not do with your new DMR $100 radio.

New General License Preparation Class Starts MONDAY, 4/17!

Upgrade your license from Technician to General by taking our General License Preparation Class. This class runs Monday, April 17th through Thursday, May 18th (on Mondays & Thursdays) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., with the exam to follow on May 20th.  It is a 30-hour course. The fee for this class is $20, and you can purchase the spiral-bound General Class manual for $25 from the instructors Kat (W0UM) & Bryan (AF0W) Gonderinger. These seats will fill up fast, so register now, and once paid, your seat in this class is guaranteed.

LARC Repeater Problems

After quite a period of reasonable usage of the LARC VHF repeater, the intermod problem has returned with a vengeance in the past few days.

As a result we were unable to participate in a county wide BCARES propogation test this past Monday and also were unable to hold our weekly net tonite.

We did conduct the net tonite on the UHF repeater.  Steps are in progress to get the VHF machine back on the air as soon as possible. Until then, use it if it's working and if not, switch to the UHF machine on 448.800 with a + offset and an 88.5 Hz tone.

April Club Meeting Presentation

This month's presentation will be a discussion of the RMHAM Colorado microwave linked DMR system by Joey Stanford (NV0N).

This months meeting is on April 19, always the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00PM in the Clover Building at the Boulder Country Fairgrounds in Longmont.  Come early to meet members and get a good seat.

March Club Meeting Presentation

This month's presentation will provide an overview of Digital Voice radio with an emphasis on the worldwide D-STAR system, particularly on using the system with a personal access point device (a.k.a., hotspot). We'll take a look at solutions that can be used in the shack and on the road.  This months meeting is on March 15, always the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00PM in the Clover Building at the Boulder Country Fairgrounds in Longmont.  Come early to meet members and get a good seat.

Register for the March Technician License Preparation Class!

Our next Technician License Preparation Class starts Monday, March 6th!  Click on the Education link on the left to register for this class.  Tell all your friends & relatives who aren't licensed yet that now is the time to jump into the hobby.  Register today and become a licensed ham operator! 

Announcing the LARC Mentoring Program

We are pleased to announce the release of the LARC Mentoring Program.  The program will assist members less familiar with radio operation to get on the air and build confidence in their radio abilities.  Mentors can also assist members on technical issues such as radio and equipment setup, and antenna configuration.  

LARC members interested in advancing their knowledge by learning new digital modes or moving from local VHF to HF and DX activities should take advantage of this learning opportunity.  Mentors will be matched based upon interests and knowledge level.

February Club Meeting Presentation

This month's club meeting will feature a presentation by James Cizek titled 'Repeaters 101'.  The presentation should be of interest to members, particularly considering our recent challenges with our 2M repeater.  This months meeting is on Feb 15, always the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00PM in the Clover Building at the Boulder Country Fairgrounds in Longmont.  Come early to meet members and get a good seat. 

Happy New Year from the President - Starr Aldrich (N0AES)

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

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