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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

They will be posting updates on the above URL, so check there for more info.

If you don't have an HF radio, you can always try listening on one of the free web-based SDRs!  Check out and for receivers located around the world.

You can also just try reaching out on the LARC repeaters (including via Echolink), to see if anyone's around.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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.

This meeting is held at the Clover Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont.  Please refer to the map listed in the September meeting post.

The topics include a final quick update from Ron Schwartz (K2RAS), and a SOTA (Summits on the Air) presentation by James Cizek, (KI0KN).

Hope to see everyone at the meeting!


LARC General Meeting, Weds., 9/18, at 7:00 pm

Our September General Meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 pm.It is held at the Clover Building of the Boulder County Fairgrounds at 9595 Neson Road, Longmont, 80501.  At this meeting, we will hold quick election for officers for 2020, and then we will hear about the new microwave updgrades/enhancements that have been completed on our repeater.Please join us whether you are a member or not -- we'd love to have you!

September Splatter is Up!

To see the September Splatter newsletter, go to the Splatter Newsletters link on the lower left or click here.

Amateur Extra Class is FULL! Starts Monday, Aug. 12

Our first Amateur Extra Class preparation & training course is slated to start on Monday, August 12th at the Niwot Fire Station at 6:00 pm. 

This class runs on Monday & Thursday nights from 6-9 pm and also on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  (There are no classes on the Saturday & Monday of Labor Day weekend.)  The class ends on Saturday morning, September 28th, with the exam being held at 1:00 pm.

The tuition for this class is $50, which is a fundraiser for LARC.  You can purchase the spiral-bound ARRL Amateur Extra class manual with our instructor-discounted price for $25 on the first day of class.

If you want to take this class, please register at or just click on the Education link on the left.  Seats are limited, so be sure to register as soon as you can!       Kat W0UM


July Splatter Poll

Did you already vote in this month's Field Day Poll that was in the July edition of the Splatter?  If not, be sure to vote here by 7/31:

ARCS - Reply Comments

I just filed my Reply Comments in RM-11829... they ARCS Initiative and Tyro License.

I have attached a copy hoping we can get it on our website in a prominent place.  When I get back from Iceland, I will put the LARC  and Ron Collins comments (and some others) in a package so we can get the on the website too.

All the comments for this proceeding can be viewed and downloaded on the FCC website.  An easy way to find them is to Google:  FCC RM-11829   they should appear.

gah, AD0WU

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