LARG Monthly Meeting
July 19, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Henry Weidman, K2BFY, at 8:40 am, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Leesburg Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 605 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag to the United States Of America was recited.


1 AI2C Norm Styer
2 AJ4EY Dodson
3 AJ4LN Eric Carlson
4 K0BRA Frank Gentges
5 K2BFY Henry Weidman
6 K3SEN Dale Gray
7 K5NOB Luther Guise
8 KE4S Dave Putman
9 KF4TJI Dennis Boehler
10 KF4TJJ Carol Boehler
11 KI4NHV Eric Paul
12 KI4UTB Jay Greeley
13 KJ4BXA Lloyd Harding
14 KJ4GYH Marcy Brown
15 KJ4GYL Ken Sullivan
16 KJ4NKG Bob Rodrigues
17 KJ4VTH Bill Robbins
18 KK4MBK Todd Peppe
19 KK4NMR Shannon Klee
20 KT9N Chris Fristed
21 N3FQ Ben Packard
22 N4TGA Merc Skaggs
23 NC4S Gary Quinn
24 W2YE Dick Maylott
25 W3CUM Chris Patton
26 W4AU John Unger
27 WA9FM John Christensen
28 Dave Westcel
29 Nycole Klein
30 Kevin Foster

New People. WA9FM, John Christensen, Leesburg, VA.

Gift Certificate. Henry Weidman, K2BFY, presented Nycole Claim a gift certificate to Clyde Willowcreek for her outstanding Field Day meals.

Contesting. John Unger, W4AU, briefed on the schedules and operating in the NA QSO Parties - RTTY - CW - SSB. You use max of 100-watts and 12-hours on the air. More information here.

Norm Styer, AI2C, read the June 2014 published results of the 2013 CQ DX Marathon Contest:

Formula Class - 10W Option
Bill Robbins, KJ4VTH 119 DXCC Entities and 24 CQ Zones for total of 143

Unlimited Class
Dick Maylott, W2YE - 201 DXCC Entities and 39 CQ Zones for total of 240
Norm Styer, AI2C - 276 DXCC Entities and 40 CQ Zones for total of 316

Drawing: Dale Gray - K3SEN won the Heathkit 1KW Antenna Tuner.

Program by Chris Patton, W3CUM briefed group on the Skywarn Program.

National Weather Service mission
Ham Radio Role when all else fails
Sterling NWS Office Area of Operation
What weather to report - don't let laughed at
Method of reporting severe weather
Use 1-800-253-7091 or 1-703-996-2200
Main Repeater 147.300 MHz and alts at 145.21 (PL of 141.3) and 146.955 MHz
Every report matters
Report short and concise information
Classes scheduled throughout year to earn your Skywarn Spatter ID Number; visit Sterling NWS or 47.300 Internet Sites
Scouts and youths are welcomed
Note: Chris's presentation arranged by Ken Sullivan, KJ4GYL

Reston Bike Ride Across Loudoun Communication Support Gary Quinn, NC4S, briefed on arrangements for supporting the Reston Century. He will manage the route sites and John Westerman, W5ODJ, will manage the NCS operation. Site personnel are requested to be set up and on the air by NLT 0630 hours. So far, Paul Dluehosh, N4PD, has volunteered for the Hamilton site. Look for more email on this operation. Sites will include Reston Town Center, Ashburn, Hamilton, and Lovettsville. See K4LRG.ORG reports of past operations here.

Field Day Score. Gary Quinn, NC4S, reported scoring results for our 2014 K4LRG Field Day operation. Our total score was 19,028 points. (More will be posted to K4LRG.ORG as it becomes available.

1. August 9 - Field Day Meeting
2. August 24, Reston Century Support
3. Sept 20, Fox Hunt
4. Sept 27 Lovettsville Oktoberfest
5. Dec 6, Holiday Dinner at Hamilton Safety Center

YLRL: Carol Boehler, KF4TJJ, reported on their planned trip to the YLRL Convention in Washington state next month.

Meeting adjourned July 21, 2014 at 1015 hours.

Respectfully Submitted For LARG Secretary, John Westerman, W5ODJ

Norm Styer, AI2C

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.