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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

General License Preparation Course starts Monday, 9/18, at 6:00 pm at Niwot Fire Station, 8500 Niwot Road, 80503. Click HERE for more info & to register. Upgrade your license before the holidays!

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....

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.


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