LARG Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Henry Weidman, K2BFY, at 8:35 am, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 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.

New Members - Visitors: All interested in Amateur Radio are welcome to attend our meetings, activities and on-the-air radio nets. Please feel free to contact any of our members for more information or visit our Announcements at K4LRG.ORG. You may wish to join via this eMail message our Yahoo eMail QST de K4LRG eReflector and stay abreast of amateur radio happenings in Northern Virginia. Our membership application is at:

New Members - Visitors:

N5YDV, Brian Lewis of Chantilly, VA.
KE7WKC , Brandelyne Johnson (Durrant) of Idaho Falls, ID.

Elected Officers Present:

President, Henry Weidman, K2BFY
Treasurer, Jay Ives, KI4TXP
Secretary, Norm Styer, AI2C

29 Attendees:

Carol Boehler, KF4TJJ
Denny Boehler, KF4TJI
David Boltson, WA4TXE
Bill Buchholz, K8SYH
Eric Carlson, AJ4LN
Jeff Crawford, K0ZR
Rick Denney, KR9D
Chris Fristad, KT9N
Gene Harrison, N3EV
Jonathan Heinlein, N4ERD
Chris Hushak,WA1ZXX
Deanna Hushak, N4XLI
Brandelyne John, KE7WKC
Doug Johnson, KJ4BRN
Nycole Klein
Brian Lewis, N5YDV
Rick Miller, AI1V
Ben Packard, N3FQ
Chris Patton, W3CUM
Dave Putman, KE4S
Gary Quinn, NC4S
Bill Robbins, KJ4VTH
John Shell, K3US
Merc Skaggs, N4TGA
Norm Styer, AI2C
Bryan Stephens, KG4UPR
Ken Sullivan, KJ4GYL
John Unger, W4AU
Henry Weidman, K2BFY

FD Power Outlet Strips. Denny Boehler, KF4TJI, offered used in good condition power outlet strips. He suggested they would be good for field day or emergency station operations.

YLRL. Carol Boehler, KF4TJJ, announced that the August 2014 Young Ladies Radio League National Convention will be held in Washington state. There is an optional Alaska Tour before or after the convention. Visit the YLRL Internet Site at:

John Unger, W4AU, presented a nice briefing the ARRL's Log Book of the World
. John has confirmed 5-Band Work All States via LOTW without sending or receiving a single QSL card. He has over 80-thousand QSO entries in LOTW with about 25-thousand confirmed by the other stations.

David Boltson, WA4TXE, presented a briefing on his participation on the FEMA Hurricane Sandy survey work on the New Jersey shore. He had many original photographs and detailed ways to deal with emergency conditions and aid to disaster conditions and recovery plans. It was quite interesting to learn how much infrastructure communications was destroyed.

FD Committee Report
, Chris, W3CUM announced that:

O June 16, Father's Day, will be the day to move via trailers the equipment at NC4S's barn to the FD site for storage until set up later in the week. All truck - trailer combinations and man-power are encouraged to assist.

O We will using N1MM Version 13.3.1 unless there is a later version; stay tuned.

O Nycole Klein, Nancy Dluehosh, N1NCY, and Jay Ives, KI4TXP, will manage the food and meals support operations. They are currently planning for Thursday Night, Friday Breakfast, Friday No Lunch, Friday Evening, Saturday Lunch and Saturday Night Family Pot Luck. This is a big operation. All was asked to assist where possible.

O Public Relations are important. Please encourage your friend and family to visit out site.

O To keep operations moving call on the 2-Meter Net for an Ambassador to come brief unescorted visitors approaching or at your station. You can keep operating and we can welcome our visitors. The Ambassadors will brief on the operation of the station.

O Lastly, remember the GOTA station is for all new operators, recently licensed operators, visitors and family members who are not licensed but coached by our GOTA Coaches and not lastly, our older folks.

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The meeting adjourned at approximately 0945 hours.

Respectfully Submitted, Norm Styer, AI2C, 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.