LARG Monthly Meeting
October 15, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 8:35am by LARG President Luther Guise, K4NOB. There were 24 members present.

Visitors: Greg Wodynski, N2MFG, Heidi Foster.

Minutes from the September 2011 meeting were approved without change. The Treasures report was approved. The club had a starting balance of $1493.05 with a deposit of $100 for a balance of $1593.05.

Committee Reports:

Public Service: Jay Ives KI4TXP, reminds everyone of First Night, Jan 1.
Balloon: No report
Training: No report
Legislative: No report
YL: No report

Net Reports:

2m nets are active.
Digital has been quiet.
CW: Tuesdays, beginners welcome.
HF: Has been active, checkins welcome.


310: Working well.
700: New amplifier has been installed.
After the reenactment on Saturday, a new repeater pair will be added.
442: Working, we may use this repeater for the Balls Bluff Reenactment.

Old Business:

December 10 Holiday Party at the Hamilton Safety Center. Nancy, N1NCY reports the hall will cost $400 and the liquor license $50.

New Business:

Bob KJ4NXG thanks Henry, K2BFY and Jay KI4UTB for assistance with the last training class and would like to organize a Technician class in January, possibly at Morven Park.

VAQP CW High Power plaque, $50 approved.

Tom Dawson, WB3AKD will renew the PO Box.

Jeff KE5APC, to move $140 to emergency fund and $470 to balloon fund.

Balls Bluff: Routes, parking and start time to be emailed.
On air meeting 700 machine on Friday before event.
1000 reenactors and 2000 spectators expected.

Holiday Party: Door Prizes authorized to be no more than last year.
Organizers to find out amount from Jeff.

Balls Bluff: Civil war items on display all month.
Judy has free tickets available for anyone interested.
15 veterans are involved in the therapeutic riding program.

Loudoun Hospital at Landsdowne:

Bill W3EMH reports that 2 antennas have been installed at Inova Landsdowne with feedline, power supply with powerpole connectors but no radio. The hospital funded and installed all the equipment. Tom, Fairfax EC would like to conduct a test and may need operators. Frank K0BRA and Henry K2BFY worked with Bill on this project.

Meeting Adjourned: 9:37

Luther K4NOB gave a briefing of the Balls Bluff reenactment.


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.