LARG Monthly Meeting
August 15, 2009

The Meeting was called to order at 8:37 AM by President Rick Miller AI1V.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

New Members and guest were introduced: WF1L Bill, KF4UUX Earl, K4NOB Sally, KG4YIQ Jay, Joey and Mathew Ashby.

The minutes for the July meeting were accepted as posted.

The Treasurers report was accepted as read.



A reminder: Sunday night meeting at 7:45 PM for the Reston Bike ride.

The tour of the Fairfax Communication Complex was mentioned asking for any interested people to email Gary NC4S of their interest.

The work at the Loudoun EOC will be on a weekend or two and those dates will be announced by Tom WB3AKD.

BALLOON: The Balloon launch is tentatively scheduled for the week end of Oct 24.

Dennis KF4TJI will be having a Fox Hunt after the Sept. Meeting. This is practice for the recovery of the Balloon payload.

TRAINING: Jay KI4UTB reported that the next class for the Tech license will be Oct 4 and 5 2009. There is a need for instructors and helpers for the two days please email Steve KW4H if you can be of any help. Jay also stated that there seems to be lots of interest in a General class. Again help will be needed.

INTERFERANCE: Paul N4PD - No Report.

CONTESTING: John W4AU reported that the North American QSO Party is this weekend. It is 12 hours long and you can only work 10 of the 12 hours. It is a good low pressure contest and loads of fun.

FIELD DAY: Jeff KE5APC presented Certificate to several members for the job they did working stations, setting up and tearing down. A Special Award went to Jay KI4UTB for working while sick and taking over the food operation at the last minute.

WEB SITE: Norm AI2C reported on the Web site. He stated that he was still working on the Field Day report as well as the many other things that LARG does. He mentioned that there were several useful links one being for the Membership Application.

: No report.


Rick AI1V reported that Randy W4XJ would not be able to be at the Meeting over the next several months and that we need a temporary Secretary to fill out the rest of the year. Please someone step forward.

Bill WF1L reported the Sterling Park Radio Club was having a Special Event Station commemorating the 150 years anniversary of the rail service in Sterling. The call will be K4H. They will be set up at the station.

Frank K0BRA report that the Dulles Repeater is back up and running. Its new call is W4DLS they are still using the PL 77.

Rick AI1V reported that there is still work being done on the Leesburg Repeater to get the UHF links up and running. He also suggested another good repeater at 443.00 with a PL 88.5.Its call is N2LEE.

SHOW AND TELL: John W4AU Showed the Medusa Research Power analyzer. He went into some detail of it's operation.


PROGRAM: Tom WB4AKD introduced our guest speaker Jeff Fletcher Deputy Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management for Loudoun County.

Respectively submitted, Jay Ives KI4TXP


A reminder to all about Holy Trinity's inclement weather policy: if Loudoun County Schools are closed (or would be if it were a school day), all activities at the church are cancelled – this includes outside groups. This policy allows for parking lot clearing so snow is not packed down; and it is also a safety issue.