LARG Monthly Meeting
August 18, 2007

The meeting was called to order by President Dave Putman, KE4S, at 8:44. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


New members, those who have been away for awhile, and visitors were recognized, including: Lisa Marvil, KI4YAB; Nicholas Koopalethes, KI4YCT; Steve Hood, KB4WKK (the speaker for today's program); and Thomas Johnson, KB3LLZ.


The Treasurer's report was received and accepted.


Committee Reports


Training - No report


Interference - No report


Contests - No report


Emergency/Public Service and Balloon Committees - Tom Dawson, WB3AKD


1.      Reston Bike Ride - plans for the ride are unfolding and will be placed on the reflector for viewing. Look for additional information forthcoming.

2.      Ed Krom, WD4KHP, has requested help from LARG for the Clarke County Bike Ride on September 16. Please email him at to volunteer.

3.      Fox Hunt - a good time was had by all. Two "foxes" were hidden this time just to make it interesting.

4.      Balloon - Working on software for the balloon at this time. No launches in the near future.



New Business


The club was informed that the DARG repeater on 145.310 is temporarily down and will not be operational until Frank, K0BRA is back in town and can fix it. The Sunday night net will meet on the WA4TXE Leesburg repeater, 146.700, until the other repeater is back on the air.


Jay, KI4UTB, thanked Tom Dawson, WB3AKD, for his training of 50 soldiers in communications.


Steve, WB4EZM, reminded the club that he is holding a Technician class in his home on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30pm.


Carol, KF4TJI, reported on the use of the church facility. We need to consider making a donation to the church.


President Dave Putman, KE4S, reported that NOVA Magazine is doing a profile on the club.


Dennis, KF4TJJ, promoted calendar sales.


A question was brought up on the status of DARG and the DARG repeater. It was suggested that Bill, W3EMH, who was not present, would have the answer.





The May program was presented by Steve Hood, Loudoun County Health Department, who talked about on avian flue, pandemics, and emergency preparedness. More information can be found at:


The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.



Respectfully submitted,


Randy Sly