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New Shortened Technician Class Starts Thursday, Nov. 2!

Our last Technician License Preparation Class for 2017 begins on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:00 pm at the Niwot Fire Station.  If you or anyone you know might be interested in getting your beginner-level Amateur Radio License before the holidays, this is the class for you!  This class offers the same material as our other Technician classes, with 24 hours of training.  However, it will be condensed over a 9-day period using weeknights and two Saturdays, so you can get licensed without as much time committment as our usual month-long classes.  We will cover exactly the same things that our normal class offers.  Get more information and/or register today by clicking on the Education link on the left to reserve one of the seven seats left!

JOTA - Jamboree on the Air - this weekend

JOTA - Jamboree on the Air - this weekend

Check it out with this link

Announcing the 2017 Fall TechFest

Oct Meeting - Workshop to test HT Antennas

In October we will have a workshop to test the performance of our HT antennas using an antenna analyzer and forward/reverse watt meter.  

So, please bring your HT and get tested!

General License Prep Course Starts Mon, 9/18

If you are a Technician Class operator and would like to upgrade your license to a General Class, register for our training class that will cover everything you need to know for the General License exam. Once you pass this test, you can use HF to talk all over the world! To get more info and/or to register, click on the Education link on the left, scroll down to the General Class, and click on that (or click HERE). The class is already half-full, so grab your seat today!  W0UM

September General Meeting - Live night of HF activity

This month Ron Schwartz (K2RAS) will provide the group a LIVE night of HF activity using a Flex 6500 SDR radio.  The SDR will provide visual examples of different digital, CW, and voice transmission modes on different bands.  Examples of real-time effects of filters, and noise mitigation will also be covered.  Members will be able to try HF contacts around the world, conditions permitting.  Don't miss this exciting evening.

BARCfest Hamfest -- Sunday, October 8, 2017

Before the FCC, Tyro Petition

On August 14, 2017, one of our members, AD0WU, petitioned the Commission to add an entry level license to Amateur Radio. Further, the Petition adds some structure to virtually vacant spectrum in our 70cm band for a nationwide FM repeater system built and run by Amateur Radio in partnership with FEMA's CERT program.  See the Tyro Petition at:

Permanent Antenna is installed

The permanent VHF antenna has been installed again at the Justice Center.  Please get the word out to test the repeater.

Jerry (N0OUW)

Special Event Station - Sat August 5th - Thompson Park

On the Thursday Nite Net tonite, Doug (KE0SI) reminded us about the Special Event Station that LARC is sponsoring this Saturday August 5th starting at 10:00 AM at Thompson Park, here in Longmont. The event is commemorating the Boulder County Fair and is expected to run from 10 until 5 or 6. All are welcome to join in on the fun of making some HF contacts.

Please contact Doug (KE0SI) for more details.....303-883-2782  or click on his name on the 'ABOUT LARC' page to send him an e-mail....


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