LARG Monthly Meeting
August 20, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 A.M. by LARG President Luther Guise, K5NOB. There were 41 attendees present.

Minutes from the July 2011 meeting were approved without change.

Jeff KE5APC, presented the posed treasures report. The Treasurer's report was approved as presented/posted.

The following new guests/new members were present:

Visitor: Chris Williams

General Information:

The LARG Patches are in! 1 for $5, 2 for $8, or 4 for $l0.

Judy announced the 32nd Steeplechase at Morven Park and theriputic riding with veterans.

Bill Robbins KJ4VTH, passed extra. Way to go Bill!

Committee Reports

Public Service:

Jay Ives no word from air show folks. Probably will not need us this year.


Jay Greeley Tech training class at Kellar Reality in Leesburg, 28+. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Sept 16-18, 8am to 4pm. Instructors needed. Scouts will be getting Radio Merit badges.

Judith Wodyuski offered a room at Morven Park for future training, hold 150+.


Quarterly report on website.


No report.


Carol thanks for everyone that purchased raffle tickets. Carol, Denny, Paul and Nancy attended YL convention in Boston in July. Visited the Marconi Museum on Sunday.


HAARP in September

Field Day in future.

Norm AI2C, doing a program on Contesting after today's meeting.

Loudoun Hospital

Bill, Henry, and Frank installing 2m antenna on roof of the hospital. This has been an 8 year effort! Stations are being built, testing was done to communicate with Loudoun EOC and Faifax Hospital.

Net Reports:

2m : Good activity

Digital: Slow, regional nets posted on reflector.

: Still going strong on 3545.

: Going well, 10m net control operators needed.

YL: Nancy, every Tuesday night and Henry too!


NA QSO SSB 12hrs, exchange name/state.

Y.O Romania next weekend.

Ohio QSO party next weekend.


Net control and desk ops training coming soon.

Bluemont repeat is being simalcast on the internet. Bike Ride:

Reston Century:

New rest stop in Lovettsville, rain or shine, 6:30am to 4pm. 147.48 100Hz tone, simplex.

September 18 is the Clark County bike ride.

Gary NC4S, brought misc items, free to good home. Help yourself.


Frank: 310 repeater in good shape.

Dave: 700 repeater is loud! A Kenwood repeater is now in use. 145.17 rx in Charlestown. Tower party, date TBA.


No report.

Next month we meet in the room next door.

Meeding Adjorned: 9:46

Doug Johnson, KJ4BRN
LARG Secretary


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.