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LARC Operations for Winter Field Day 2020

We will be operational for Winter Field Day on January 25th, at the Clover Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.  We'll be setting up the antennas at 11:00 am.  There will be two-three radios there, including a Icom IC-7300 and an IC-7000, and we'll be making as many contacts as we can during that time on HF.  If you'd like to try your hand on the radio to see how many contacts you can get (with Elmers/mentors there to show you how), or if you'd like to hang out and visit (quietly) with other hams there, please join us!

ARRL "On the Air" Magazine for New Hams! First Edition!

The new ARRL On the Air Magazine is now online & available for ARRL members!  It is geared for new/newer hams, and more experienced hams can learn and enjoy it too!  Here is the link for it:

LARCFest Volunteers Wanted!

If you have ideas, sugggestions, and/or skills you would be willing to share with us, we need volunteers from the Club for different tasks.  Not necessarily all at the LARCFest -- even just helping get it all together in advance.  You can also pick time slots that you'd be willing to help at the event -- even a two-three hour time slot on Saturday, 4/4, would be very helpful for us to put on a successful hamfest.  What can you do?  Contact John Parsons (KE0DO) with what skills and/or time slots you can help with. Read on to see!  

New Technician Class Starts Monday, January 20th

LARC has a new Technician Class (beginner level) beginning on Monday, January 20th at the Niwot Fire Station.  This class will last three weeks, with classes on Monday & Thursdays from 6-9 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  The accompanying Licensing Exam will be on Saturday, February 8th, at 1:30 pm.  

For more information and/or to register, click on the Education link on the left, and then on the Technician Class. 

One More Day to Vote in the Nov. LARC Poll!

You have until 10 pm on Saturday, 11/30, to vote in our latest LARC Poll at   The results so far will show when you submit it, and then you can view ALL the answers in the December Splatter!  You don't need to be a member to place your vote.  Your vote is anyonymous, and you can add any comments you like, as well. Vote!

Turkey Day Net (HF)

Turkey with headphones

I came across information about a "Turkey Day Net" on (  If you want to get away from visiting relatives for a bit, perhaps try seeing if you can reach them!

Looks like they start at 1600 UTC (9am Mountain) and are on the following frequencies (+/- if already in use): 10m-28.450, 15m-21.310, 20m-14.245, 40m-7.200

LARC Membership web page updated with ARRL Information

The LARC Membership Application area, on the website, now includes ARRL Membership information, including benefits of joining and links to access the forms.

The Membership Application item on the Navigation Panel has been updated to include information and links to explain the benefits of ARRL membership as well as the benefit to LARC if you apply or renew your ARRL Membership thru the club. 

The updates include pdf files that can be downloaded, as well as links to view the pdf documents on screen. Click Here 

Come to Our Club Meeting on Wed., Nov. 20th!

Our next general Club Meeting is on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm on November 20th.  The presentation topic will be "Working Satelllites on the Cheap," by Chuck (K0ITP) and Bryan (AF0W).

Our meeting format is as follows:

 6:30 pm  Social Time  -- meet & greet, make friends, ask questions, share info

 7:00 pm  Meeting Starts with Introductions

 7:15 pm  Program

 8:15 pm  More Social Time

We've had great reviews about this new meeting format -- join us, make new friends, see old friends, and learn something new along the way!  See you then.

Two More Volunteers Needed for Turkey Trot Sat, 11/9!

We still need two more volunteers to help with our community outreach event early this Saturday morning, Nov. 9th!  It's for the Longmont Turkey Trot -- which is a footrace, and we need you to use the repeater to report activities at your tactical station point.You'll need to bring your HTs (pre-programmed to the LARC 2m repeater (147.270).  Contact Doug Altman (KE0SI) if you can help.

LARC General Meeting, Weds., 10/16/19, at 6:30 pm

Our October General Membership meeting is on Wednesday, October 16 (this week), at 6:30 pm.

As we are starting a new format for our meetings, from 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be a social part, where you can visit with other club members, get to meet the newly-elected officers, ask an Elmer, and visit with your friends.  The actual presentation will begin on the dot at 7:00 pm, and will last until 8:00 pm.  From 8 pm to 9 pm, there will be more socializing of members.


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