LARG Monthly Meeting
September 17, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 8:34 A.M. EDT by LARG President Luther Guise, K4NOB. There were 29 people present.

Minutes from the August 2011 meeting were approved. Jeff KE5APC, presented the posted treasurers report. We have a balance of $1493, $363 in the Emergency Fund and $35 in the balloon fund. The report was accepted.

Visitors: Steve Floyd W4YHD (today's speaker)


Air show: More operators needed, 8-10 total, see Jay Ives.

Lovettsville Octoberfest Sept 24, see John Westerman.

Oct 22 and 23 Balls Bluff Reenactment. A march will take place between Morven Park and Balls Bluff, LARG asked to help with communications.

Balloon: No Report

Training: Training for the scouts started Friday (9/15)and will continue Saturday and Sunday. Exam 9/24, $15 fee going to the Red Cross.

Contests: John W4AU, This weekend Conn., South Carolina, Washington state QSO parties.

Tonight 9/16, North America Phone Sprint, 20, 40, 80 meters can work someone once on a frequency.

Next weekend, Texas QSO party, CQ Worldwide RTTY contest.

Awards: Norm, will have a report next quarter.

Legislation: Rick, AI1V, Lightsquare, FCC requiring more testing. FAA, DOD are against new 4G/LTE service. 3 Billion dollars invested in service so far.

YL: Nancy N1NCY, no report.

Programs: Steve Floyd W4YDH, will give a presentation today on HAARP.
October, maybe a presentation on digital.
November the WA4TXE repeater.
December, no program, Christmas party.

Paul Bock, WCRW tour possibly next year.
Chris Painter, possible flight 800 tour.

Net Reports: 2m: 55 Checkings, 24 unique calls.
Digital: On and off (binary?)
CW: Bill and Rick were on this week.
HF: 10-12 checkins 80/10m
10m looking for a netcontrol. 10m has been open.
YL: 6 checkins.

Repeaters: 310: OK, Antenna mount and LNA work to be done.
700: Charlestown: New freq. pair 145.17 -> 146.85
2nd remote at Purcellville
The Sterling remote is up.

Bike Ride: Gary (not present), no report.

Holiday Party: Nancy is organizing and is looking for a location.

Air and Space:Frank, K0BRA, reports that the KH9 satellite is at museum today only if you want to see it.

Propagation: John, W4AU reports the the sunspots are back, DX is good on both high and low bands.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:12


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.