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LARC General Meeting - Wednesday July 19

 

The presentationscheduled for this meeting is about Mesh networking and the CARBBN system in Colorado.

New Technician Class Begins July 31st

LARC is sponsoring a new Amateur Radio Technician class (beginner level) that starts on Monday, July 31st, at 6:00 p.m. at the Niwot Fire Station at 8500 Niwot Road, Longmont, 80503.  This class ends on August 24th, in time for the August 26th Exam Session.  You can register on the Technician Class link on the Education page on the left, and will be sent directions on how to pay to reserve your seat in this popular class. The class tuition is a bargain at only $10, and the ARRL Amateur Radio License Manual (spiral-bound) is only $25 with the instructor-discounted price.  For more information about this class, refer to the Technician Class link on the Education page.

Tell all your friends to take this class and to get their ham radio operator licenses now!

LARC ARRL Field Day 2017

LARC ARRL Field Day 2017

Saturday June 24th AND Sunday June 25th – we need you

 

If you want to see what HF operation is like, we encourage you to come and have some FUN. Everyone is welcome whether or not you have a license or what your license class is. If you are an experienced HFer, then sit down at a radio and see what you can do. CW operators are also needed.

 

Location is Izaak Walton Park, same as last year, located down the hill from 3rd avenue on Sunset, next to the river in Longmont.  We have the whole park including the pavilion and the air conditioned meeting room.  We plan on setting up our radios in the meeting room.  The building has a bathroom.

 
 
For details read the attached PDF file.  
 
Come join us for a great time.  If you have never done this before, we can help you. Food will be served at appropriate times. 
 
This email from Doug, KE0SI, LARC Event Planner, and assisted by several others. dadouga321@gmail.com

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Longmont Amateur Radio Club
President - Starr Aldrich, N0AES
LARC Website - -> http://wØeno.org/
E-Mail sealdrich@comcast.net
Informal Net each Thursday @ 8:00 PM
147.270+ and 448.800-

Repeater Now Operational at the Justice Center Location

The LARC VHF and UHF repeaters are now operational at their new Justice Center location.  The move took three days to dissassemble, erect new antennas, and re-assemble the repeaters at the new location.  At this time the same components are in use, but a number of items including the controllers will be upgraded over the next few months.  In addition, we hope that some final tuning should further improve performance.  Please give the repeaters a workout and report any problems.

Still Time to Register for the Technician License Prep Class!

There are still six seats available in the beginning Ham Radio Technician License Preparation Class which begins Tuesday, May 30th!  Register for this class NOW, so you have your license for your summer fun!

This class starts on Tuesday, 5/30, at 6:00 p.m. at the Niwot Fire Station at 8500 Niwot Road, Longmont, 80503.  You can register at the Education link on the left under the Technician Class, or just show up at 6:00 pm Tuesday evening.   The class tuition is $10, and the ARRL Amateur Radio License Manual (spiral-bound) is $25 with the instructor-discounted price.  For more information about this class, refer to the Technician Class link on the Education page.

Tell all your friends to get their ham radio operator licenses now!

LARC Repeater Operational at New Location

The LARC VHF and UHF repeaters are now operational at their new Justice Center location.  The move took three days to dissassemble, erect new antennas, and re-assemble the repeaters at the new location.  At this time the same components are in use, but a number of items including the controllers will be upgraded over the next few months.  In addition, we hope that some final tuning should further improve performance.  Please give the repeaters a workout and report any problems.

New Technician License Class Begins Tuesday, May 30th!

A new Technician License Preparation Class begins on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  This class runs on Mondays and Thursdays through June 22, with the test following on June 24th.  (It starts on a Tuesday for the first week because Monday is a holiday.)    To register, click on the Education link on the left.

This beginner-level Technician License class is held at the Niwot Fire Station at 8500 Niwot Road, Niwot, CO, 80503 (just south of Longmont).  The hours are from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and the tuition for this class is $10.  Any student under 16 is welcome without tuition per paying parent.  The cost of the ARRL spiral-bound License Manual is $25 with the instructor discount, which can be purchased in advance or on the first day of class from the instructors, Kat (W0UM) and Bryan (AF0W) Gonderinger.     

To get more information or to register for this class, click here.

LARC Repeater is on the move

Since I am unable to ker-chunk the repeater today, that tells me that the plan for removing the antennas from the Fire Station has occured as planned. 

The current plan is to now move the repeater(s) to the Justice Center and the target for completion is by End of Day tomorrow.

I will posat any further progess update here as I get them..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jerry 

 

 

VE Exam Session Sat. May 20

LARC is having a VE Exam Session on Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 am at the Niwot Fire Station at 8500 Niwot Road, Niwot, CO  80503.  It is associated with the General License Preparation Course that is completing on Thursday, May 18th, but it is open for walk-ins from the general public.  To register for this session, please click here.

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

Following Joey’s great presentation on DMR, some questions were raised regarding our local variety of DMR networks, talk groups, color codes, time slots, and codeplugs.  Is there a ‘local’ DMR repeater or do we always transmit all over Colorado.  Can we run simplex on DMR?  Can we use our DMR HT to talk around the world.  When contacting others on DMR, why do we have to announce our talk group?  And how do we program all this into the radio.

So this month we present ‘Explaining your DMR Radio; or how to setup and talk on DMR 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.

The Emergency Preparedness presentation, originally planned for this date, by Ray,  will be postponed to a future General Meeting

 

 

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