LARG Monthly Meeting
September 19, 2009

The meeting was called to order at 8:40 AM by President Rick Miller, AI1V.

New member: Bob Rodriguez, KJ4NXG

Minutes for August meeting were approved as posted.

Treasurer's report for August was approved as posted.

Committee Reports

Public Service:

Lovettsville Oktoberfest: John WB5ODJ is looking for volunteers to help out.

Reston Bike Ride: Rick AI1V thanked all that took part in the event.

Fox Hunt: Dennis KF4TJI reported that the fox is in Western Loudoun County. Communication will be on 147.480, Fox is on 145.650 with a 3rd harmonic of 436.950. The ID is K4LRG for 30 sec each minute.

Training: Steve KW4H reported that there is no pre registration for the up coming class. He is looking for Elmers and a person for a Special Presentation on Sunday. Also need a volunteer to set up a radio display. Also need anyone that can help out for all or part of the sessions. There will be a meeting on Wed Sept 23 at 7:30PM VFW Hall.

Interference: None

Contesting: John W4AU mentioned the State QSO Parties coming up this Fall. With the Texas QSO Party which has 256 counties for county hunters next weekend.

Field Day: Jeff - KE5APC handed out several more certificates.

Web: No report.

Public Relations: no report

Programs: Jay KI4TXP next month will be Rick AI1V on APRS, Nov. will be Gary AI4IN on digital use .Riley Hollinsworth 2010 meeting. Details will follow.

Old Business

Frank K0BRA reported that 145.310 is back up and running with a new repeater. He also reported that he gave some folks from CTI a presentation about LARG and the repeater. They might be joining us.

New Business

Holiday get together will be at the Hamilton Hall on Dec 11,2009 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM The cost is $75. per hour and $150 clean up. There will be a $10. per person charge to help off set the cost. It will be pot luck.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:22 AM

Respectfully submitted, Jay Ives - KI4TXP


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.