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Join Us for our May Club Meeting Wed. 5/20 at 6:30 pm

Please join us as we do our May 20th Virtual General Meeting. The topic will be “Using the FT8 Mode,” presented by Don Lewis, KE0EE.  Hope you can join us!

 Some requests when you join:

· When you fill out your name, please add your call sign after your last name. (Example: Chuck Poch (K0ITP))  If you don’t have a call sign yet, just put “no call.”

You will be automatically muted.

You can join in one of three ways:

1. TO JOIN OUR WEBEX MEETING online, click on the link below:  Enter Meeting Number (access code): 624 147 134 Enter Meeting password:  HamRadio2020! 

2. JOIN BY PHONE:  +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Use access code:   624 147 134

3. JOIN FROM A VIDEO SYSTEM OR APPLICATION Dial: You can also dial and enter the meeting number listed in step 1.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that this Webex service allows audio and other information sent during the session to be recorded, which may be discoverable in a legal matter.  By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session.




The Future of Amateur Radio

A very interesting presentation at the Radio Society of Great Britain 2019 Convention.

John Kennedy (KDØJPE) brought this item of inerest to my attention recently..... 

Schedule some time to view.... it is 46 minutes long............

May Edition of the Splatter has been Published!

You can read the May edition of the LARC Splatter Newsletter either at the following link or on the bottom of the menu bar to the left.  Be sure to vote in the poll on page 5!

Last Chance to Vote in April's Poll!

Since the May Splatter newsletter is currently in production, this is your last chance to vote in April's Poll about amateur radio beacons!  Place your vote and/or comments by 12:00 pm (noon) on May 10th at:

Colorado Air National Guard Flyover Wednesday, May 6

The Colorado ANG will be flying F-16 Falcons over various Colorado cities and towns on Wednesday, May 5th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm to salute those fighting on the front lines against COVID-19.

For details, see the CNG web page at: (see the "Related Documents" link on the lower right for detailed times and flyover locations.  See attachment to this article for flight plan.

If you have an AM-capable receiver, you might try to listen in on their transmissions.  I've not seen the exact frequencies listed, unfortunately, but during the recent Thunderbird flyover, there was discussion on the RMHAM and Colorado Connection repeaters giving out the frequencies, so that might be a good place to look (or listen).

Please feel free to add comments with frequencies if you are aware of them!

Corrected Link to the April Gen Meeting - Virtual Edition - 15 April

Here is the correct link to join the Wednesday April 15,2020 LARC Virtual General Meeting.  To join the meeting just click on the link below.
Once you join I do ask that when you fill out your name, after your last name you put your call sign in (). EX. Chuck Poch (K0ITP). If you are a visitor with no call sign just put (no call). 
You can join via computer (web browser / app), Cell phone(audio only), Smart Phone(app),  telephone (audio only) or tablet (app). To add the app to your phone, tablet or desktop see below. Need help installing contact me at
Mobile App

Download the free Cisco Webex Meetings mobile app to meet anywhere from your smartphone or tablet.

To add the desktop app see below.  

  Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App

The Webex Meetings desktop app allows you to start and join meetings quickly and easily. You can start and join meetings from desktop app or click a button to schedule a meeting from your calendar application.

Starting with version 39.10, the Webex Meetings desktop app no longer includes integrations with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, IBM Lotus Notes, or other applications. When you install the latest version of the Webex Meetings desktop app, any previous versions of those integrations will be uninstalled. To install those integrations, download Cisco Webex Productivity Tools.

April LARC General Meeting / Presentation

Hosted by LARC Host

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 6:30 pm | 2 hours 30 minutes | (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 623 146 284
Password: AprilMeet2020!
Agenda: Ham Shack?

Join by video system
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 623 146 284

Thanks and 73,
Chuck Poch - K0ITP 
LARC- Longmont Amateur Radio Club
Board President

New 6 Meter Group forming


Item of interest for our club. Please read the email below I received on a new group for 6 meters!!!

I would like to share with the LARC club a new forum that Paul NO0T and I have started that focuses on 6 Meter operation.  With the upcoming Sporadic E season, there should be a lot of fun on the band this summer.

The group is located at and membership is open to anyone who is interested.  While it includes an email reflector, we expect it to be much more…   your one stop for learning about 6 Meter operations and connecting with like minded hams in the area. 

We opened the site on Monday, and sent out a blast email to folks in the area that we have worked on 6 meters.  We already have 55 members and growing…  with 55 messages reflected back to the group.

Please share this information on the bulletin board, nets, monthly newsletter, etc.


Get FREE Issues of CQ Magazine!

CQ Magazine offers free issues -- On March 19th, CQ Magazine announced the following:In view of the "stay at home and flatten the curve" recommendations from the health experts during this worldwide pandemic, CQ would like to give everyone the opportunity to escape the news alerts for a brief period and enjoy the hobby they love through the pages of CQ!View the March and April issues of CQ magazine at no charge! It's easy, simply send an E-mail to and we'll send you the March issue now and the April issue on April 1st!Take advantage of this opportunity to read CQ - free of charge - and keep connected with the latest trends and activities in amateur radio!Stay home . . stay well!

Vote In the Splatter's March Poll!

Go to to vote before March 30th!


April 4th VE Exam Session Cancelled

The VE Exam Session associated with our LARCFest on April 4th has been CANCELLED.


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