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VE EXAM SESSION SUNDAY, 3/21 at 12 Noon

We are holding a FREE LARC/PVET VE Exam Session this SUNDAY, 3/21, at 12:00 noon at the Professional Building, 350 Terry Street, Longmont, 80501.  

This test is an IN-PERSON online exam.  Bring your laptop or tablet, or you can also take it with a paper exam.

You MUST pre-register for this at https://hamstudy.org/sessions/w0pct.  

If this exam session fills up, we'll add another one after it.  The 9am & 10:30am sessions are already full.

Fox Hunt March 27, 2021 Mark your calendars!!

DISCLAIMER AND WAIVER: When signing up for this LARC Event, I understand that some participation activities are potentially hazardous. If I am injured or killed while participating in a LARC activity, I and my heirs agree that LARC officers, directors and members are not responsible.

 

  Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC)

Presents a Free FOX Hunt

 

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 March 27, 2021 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. 

 

 

 

Weekly Ham Net Thursday @ 8pm

Please join us for our weekly LARC Net Thursday, 3/18, at 8:00 pm.  Our repeaters are listed on the left. You can use VHF, UHF, or get on through Echolink on your computer.  Hope to hear you on the air!

LARC General Meeting Tonight at 6:30 pm!

Our next General Meeting is on Wednesday, TONIGHT, March 17th, at 6:30 pm.

The presenter this month is Dr. Bob Heil(K9EID), the founder of Heil Sound. Look him up on QRZ.com. Check out his YouTube site for amateur radio at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLaMIGaaxOE_Pcki-Gbvenw.

Some requests for when you join our meeting:

· When you fill out your name, please add your call sign after your 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/98191543924?pwd=QTN5bUtqNXVxVHl2R2NTTTkwb21Ldz09

Enter Meeting Number ID:   981 9154 3924  

Passcode:  770177

 

Join Us for our Hamlet (newbie) Net Tonight at 7pm

Please join us for our Hamlet Net this evening at 7:00 pm.  

To join, set your repeater frequency at 147.270.  This is what the repeater will transmit on.  Your radio will be receiving on that, and transmitting on the 147.870 MHz.  The CTCSS is +100 Hz for this repeater.

If this doesn't come in well for you, you can also get on our 70cm repeater (they're linked, but sometimes one works better for some areas than another) at 448.800 with an offset of- 88.5 Hz.  The newer radios will most likely automatically set the offset for you.  

If these don't work out for you, you can also get on via EchoLink with node/site # 8305, or w0eno-R.

Monthly POTA (Parks On The Air) Activation Starting 3/20

Come join us!

LARC will be holding a monthly POTA event to help current and prospective members get comfortable and proficient with using ham radio equipment. We will use this time to also train and certify club members on the Club’s Go-Box and antenna system. It is encouraged to bring your own gear if you have it, but the club will provide an HF and VHF/UHF radios (the Go-Box) for use during these events.

Times will be assigned for the go-box usage in 1hr time slots that you will need to sign up for. Dates and time are subject to change. Feel free to come early or stay late depending on your comfort level. 

All events will start at 9am MST.

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

For specific info on Parks On The Air go to: https://parksontheair.com/

This is an outdoor event please plan accordingly knowing that Colorado weather can change quickly and often.

For more information please email w0kki@w0eno.org

Some of the locations that we will be visiting are:

  • Boyd Lake State Park
  • Rocky Flats Nation Wildlife Refuge
  • Barr Lake State Park
  • Eldorado Canyon State PArk
  • Cherry Creek State Park
  • Golden Gate State Park
  • Pawnee National Grassland
  • Rocky Mtn National Park

Download the current flyer with planned outings subject to change.

Hamlet Net Tonight, Tuesday, at 7pm!

Please join us for our weekly Hamlet Net this evening at 7 pm for new(er) ham radio operators.  You can find our repeater information at the left.

LARC General Meeting TONIGHT, 02/17!

February 2021 LARC General MeetingWhenWed Feb 17, 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm Mountain Time - DenverWherehttps://zoom.us/j/91622515964?pwd=dGI1L01FSmFuMDZZdWRHdlF5Mm1kZz09 (map)Calendarw0um.kat@gmail.com  more details »  LARC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meetingGuest speaker -  Jason - km4ack    

https://www.youtube.com/user/jasonoleham

 

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Doors will open for socializing, ask an Elmer, meet a board member, general questions, and show-n-tell.7:00pm - 7:15pm - General club business and introductions. 7:15pm - 8:00pm - Presentation - Jason - km4ack    8:00pm - 9:00pm - open for socializing, ask an Elmer, meet a board member, general questions, and show-n-tell.  W0ENO Zoom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: February General MeetingTime: Feb 17, 2021 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/91622515964?pwd=dGI1L01FSmFuMDZZdWRHdlF5Mm1kZz09Meeting ID: 916 2251 5964Passcode: 246549One tap mobile+13462487799,,91622515964#,,,,*246549# US (Houston)+16699006833,,91622515964#,,,,*246549# US (San Jose)Dial by your location        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)Meeting ID: 916 2251 5964Passcode: 246549Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acP3kxXghP

Join us for our Hamlet (newbie) Net Tonight at 7pm

You are invited to join us this evening on our weekly  Hamlet Net (for new(er)) Hams this evening (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm on our repeaters listed at the left.Hope to hear you on the air with us!

K0ITP is at it again!!

Has anyone ever found a place to get a list of Satellites that go overhead here in Colorado? I haven't!

So what I have done is created a list for you and me to use to track Satellites. If you see any errors or additions please contact me at K0ITP@w0eno.org

Check back ever so often for updaes to the list. 

Enjoy. 

 

Available here for Download in PDF fromat. 

If you would like a copy in XLS or other format please contact me.

 

Thanks and Enjoy,

73

Chuck Poch - K0ITP

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