LARG Monthly Meeting
August 18, 2012

The meeting was called to order by President Bryan Stephens, KG4UPR, at 8:30 am, Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Leesburg Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 605 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

New Members: None

Elected Officers Present:

President, Bryan Stephens, KG4UPR
Vice President, Henry Weidman, K2BFY
Treasurer, Denny Boehler, KF4TJI


Bryan Stephens, KG4UPR
Jay Ives, KI4TXP
Merc Skaggs, N4TGA
Dodson Brown, AJ4EY
Marcy Brown, KI4GYH
Bill Robbins, KJ4VTH
Don Baucom, K4YND
Dwight Dopilka, N2ALA
Chris Painter, KB3RUR
Luther Guise, K5NOB
Dave Putman, KE4S
Ken Sullivan, KJ4GYL
Eric Carlson, AJ4LN
Frank Gentges, K0BRA
Bob Rodriguez, KJ4NXG
Jay Greeley, KI4UTB
Chris Fristad, KT9N
Bill Buchholz, K8SYH
Gene May, WB8WKU
Dick Maylott, W2YE
Henry Weidman, K2BFY
Gene Harrison, N3EV
Rick Miller, AI1V
Carol Boehler, KF4TJJ
Denny Boehler, KF4TJI


July Secretary's Report. The minutes for the July Monthly Meeting were written and posted to the K4LRG.ORG Internet Site by Norm Styer - AI2C. The minutes were accepted by voice vote.

August Treasurer's Report. Denny Boehler - KF4TJI reported the status of the treasury. See Treasurer's Reports at Members Only at K4LRG.ORG. A motion to approve the Treasurer's Report was passed by voice vote.


Public Service Committee. Jay Ives (KI4TXP) reported that LARG will be participating in the Leesburg Air Show on September 29th. Operators are needed. John (WB5ODJ) is organizing LARG members to help out at the Lovettsville Octoberfest also on September 29. Volunteers are needed.

FIELD DAY Committee. Seeking a volunteer to Chair the 2013 Field Day Committee. Those interested should contact Gary (NC4S).

Balloon Committee. No report.

Training Committee. Jay (KI4UTB) reported that the committee is working to select a time and place for the next training session.

Contest Committee. No report.

YL Committee. No report.

Emergency Service Committee. The chairman for this committee is open.

Program Committee. Henry (K2BFY) reported that the program today is Practical Tactical Propagation Prediction presented by Gene Harrison (N3EV). Future programs planned are amateur radio satelling operation and spread spectrum modulation.


Sunday Night FM Net
. Bryan (KG4UPR) reported good parti cia ti on with approximately 15 stations joining most Sunday nights. The net will be using the WA4TXE repeater on 146.70 MHz due to the lengthy squelch tail on the W4DLS repeater.

Sunday Digital Watering Hole
. Bryan (KG4UPR) reported a recent lull in activity for the digital net.

Tuesday Night CW Net. Bill (K8SYH) reported activity for the 80 meter CW net. He urged beginning CW operators to get on the net and not to be intimidated by the higher code speed; the net will slow down to the slowest speed anyone checks in.

Thursday Night HF SSB Net. Participation is good for both 75 and 10 meter sessions.


W4DLS Repeater. Rick Miller (AI1V) advised that corrective maintenance to address the prolonged squelch tail on the 145.31 repeater is under consideration.

WA4TXE Repeater
. No report.


The ongoing initiatives toward recruitment of new members, Elmering, and improving LARG visibility were discussed.



August 2012 PROGRAM
: Practical Tactical Propagation Prediction presented by Gene Harrison (N3EV)

The meeting adjourned at approximately 09:45 am

Respectfully Submitted,

Bryan Stephens (KG4UPR)
on behalf of Norm Styer (AI2C)

[Prepared: 2012 10 18 by Bryan - KG4UPR. Posted to K4LRG.ORG: 2012 10 19]


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.