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DXepedition program set for June General Meeting

Have you ever considered going to a far-off island or country and have tens of thousands of hams try to contact you?  Some people do, and it is called a Dxpedition.  This month we look at dxpeditions, how to contact them, and what it is like to be involved in the effort.  Come join us and take a trip around the world!

Thursday Night Net Script has been revised

Thursday Night Net Script has been revised as of 5/29/2018

You should print off an updated copy before operating the net as NCS.

Check it out by clicking on the Thursday Night Net in the left side navigation pane.


Technician License Class Starts Monday, June 4th

Our next Technician License Preparation Class begins on Monday, June 4th, at the Niwot Fire Station.  This class will be held on Mondays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and on two Saturdays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, and will finish in time for the June 23rd VE Exam.  To learn more and/or to register for this class, click on the Education link on the left.  This is the last class and exam that uses the current 2014-2018 test question pool, as the new test questions are being implemented as of July 1st.

General Meeting - Wednesday May 16

This month we will present the summary results of the new repeater location testing.Then our main presentation will be on Fox Hunting.  In a Fox Hunt participants use radio direction finding techniques to locate one or more radio transmitters hidden within a search area.  The club is considering making this an ongoing social activity where you can make your own directional antenna and ‘hunt' for the hidden transmitter (possibly with prizes).  Come join the fun!


Triple 'C' Bicycle Ride - May 12 - Volunteers Wanted

Triple 'C' Bicycle Ride

Here is an opportunity to participate in a fun event as an Amateur Radio Volunteer to assist with Safety and Situational Awareness for a worthy cause.

Checkout the attached file for details on how to volunteer.

LARC General Meeting - Wed April 18th

Disconnecting from the Grid - Practical Examples

This month Ron will present a practical step-by-step process to move your radio operation off the grid.  Specific products will be highlighted, offering a proven configuration for when the lights go out.  In addition, a working portable ‘Go-Box’ powered from house power, solar, or battery power will be demonstrated.  Finally the highly reviewed Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver will be shown.  The IC-7300 is a great mid-level HF radio fully capable of working the world.  Join us and get hands-on experience with some great products.

LARC General Meeting - Feb 2018 - Kit Building

We are pleased to have Frank Harris present to LARC in February on the topic of kit building.  Frank is a published author and has decades of experience in Ham kit building; from simple crystal sets and basic QRP, to all-band receivers and transmitters.  This will be a hands-on meeting with lots of practical examples and discussion.  See what Hams can do without purchasing radios from the big manufacturers...


New Technician Class Starting Monday, February 5th

A new Technician License Preparation class starts on Monday, February 5th, at the Niwot Fire Station.This class will run on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for three weeks, ending with the VE Exam Session on Saturday, February 24th.  For more information or to register, go to or click on the Education link on the left and go to the Technician class link.

January General Meeting - SWPC presentation - 17 Jan

This month we are pleased to have the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) present to our club.  The SWPC is THE solar forecasting organization for the government, the military, commercial infrastructure (like the power grid) and amateur radio.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the solar sunspot cycle, solar flares, and radio propagation.  Do not miss this presentation.

Edge of Space Science (EOSS) - Presentation @ Nov Gen Meeting


We are pleased to announce that EOSS will be presenting at our November General Meeting.  Edge of Space Sciences (EOSS) is a Denver, Colorado based non-profit that explores science using amateur radio positioned on high altitude balloons.  EOSS flew balloons carrying radios during the recent solar eclipse.  This should be an interesting conversation from a number of perspectives.


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