January 2000 Amateur Radio From Loudoun County VA

The LARG Radio News


The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group, P.O. Box 1004, Purcellville, VA 20134

President Norm Styer - AI2C (540)338-2584
Vice-President Ray Houff - K4AJA (540)338-7297
Secretary Nancy Dluehosh - KE4RTP (703)771-9284
Treasurer Dale Cabaniss -KD4LSL (540)338-3521
Editor John Unger -W4AU (540)338-4620
Training Paul Dluehosh -N4PD (703)771-9284

The next LARG Club meeting will be on January 15, 2000 in the Conference-Training Room at the Leesburg Police Station on Plaza Street at 8:30a.m. The facility is located on Plaza Street between East Market Street and Edwards Ferry Road. Talk-In is on 147.480 MHz. You can join other LARG members for breakfast (~7:30) before the meeting at the Bob Evans Restaurant located Leesburg Corner Shopping Center (new Outlet Mall).

November / December Meeting News

Thanks to Nancy, KE4RTP, and Norm, AI2C, for arranging our Second Annual LARG Christmas Dinner, held at the Laurel Brigade; it was a great success! The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 1999 LARG "Ham of the Year" award to Gary, NC4S. All of the 20+ members and guest who attended enjoyed the evening and fellowship.

At the November meeting Paul, N4PD, announced that he was stepping down as the Chairman of the Training Committee after his third successful class had matriculated. If you are interested in taking over this position, please contact Paul.

January LARG Meeting Plans

The major activity for this first meeting of the new millennium will be election of officers for the year 2000. Our nominating committee has come up with the following slate: President � Ray, K4AJA; Vice-President � Dennis KF4TJI; Secretary � Carol, KF4TJJ; Treasurer � Tom, NA4MA. We will have ballots at the club meeting and, as always, write-in candidates will be acceptable for all the offices.

Following the January club meeting, there will be a get together at the home of Dennis, KF4TJI, and Carol, KF4TJJ, for those who ordered attenuator kits to get started assembling them. Please bring a soldering iron, needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, if you have them. We will have at least one 1/4" punch and Dremmel tool to work on the brass strips. Please read paragraphs two and three of the directions and have them completed. Directions will be given at the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting and need directions or if you have any questions, give call Dennis or Carol at 777-9427.

Club News

Congratulations to our intrepid K4LRG 1999 Field Day crew! LARG really moved up in the 3A category standings this year. According to the results published in the December issue of QST, our club finished 28 out of 368 entries in that category; this puts us well into the top 10%. The Roanoke Amateur Radio Club squeezed us out of first place in the state of Virginia by only 10 points (that�s only 5 CW QSO�s�). The Balloon committee has been active during the winter months, and our next launch date is scheduled for late April. Stay tuned for details. Under the able and then disabled leadership of Paul, N4PD, LARG again turned out in force to provide communications for Leesburg First Night celebrations. Our Communication�s Center was manned by Tom, WB3AKD, and Paulson. Standing out in the cold were Nancy, KE4RTP; Mary, KF4UUY; Bob, KF4VBM; Tom, NA4MA; Angie, KG4AVR; Mark, N3GMW; Norm, AI2C; John, W4AU; Dennis, KF4TJI; and Carol, KF4TJJ. Many thanks for a job well done!


It is that time of year again; your modest membership fees for 2000 are due! We still only charge $12.00 per year (that's only $1.00 per month, or about $0.03 per day�) for membership in the finest amateur radio club in western Loudoun County. The fee for additional family members is $1.00 per year per person. You can bring this form to the January meeting or mail it to LARG, P. O. Box 1004, Purcellville, VA 20134. This form not only helps you to get your dues paid, but it also will let us update our membership data base so that we can provide you with a new membership list early in 2000. Our big expense is mailing out this newsletter and we need the $�s to keep it going!

2000 Loudoun Amateur Radio Club Membership and dues form. Please include fees for 2000 club dues.


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Calendar of Events:
Every Sunday 8:00PM Club Radio Net, 147.480 MHz simplex
Every Third Saturday 8:30AM

Club Meeting, 1/15//2000 - Leesburg Police Station

Weekday Mornings and Evenings Commuter Net, 147.480 MHz Simplex