Amateur Radio From Loudoun County VA

October 1997

The LARG Radio News - DE K4LRG

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

President John Unger (W4AU) (540) 338-4620
Vice-Pres. Gary Quinn (NC4S) (540) 882-3017
Secretary Tom Dawson (WB3AKD) (540) 338-4905
Treasurer Dale Cabaniss (KD4LSL) (540) 338-3521

NOTE: Next Meeting is October 17, 8:30 at the El Rancho Plus

September Club Meeting Notes

We now have a new club PR person; Otto, W4QDP, has taken on the chores of getting information on club activities to the local media, so see Otto if you have any good information for the newpapers. The club decided to resurrect the Balloon Committee and to try to put our LARG balloon launch back on schedule. Subsequently, The committee met and will report on its progress at the October meeting.

The main event at the September meeting was a presentation by John, W4AU, who discussed some basics to understanding how HF propagation works. It was a timely talk, coming on the heels of Paul’s, K4MSG, discussion of VHF propagation at the August meeting. It’s always difficult keeping a group with the wide range of experience and knowledge represented by our club members interested, but at least no one fell asleep during John’s talk

October Club Meeting Notes

The Highlight of The October club meeting will be a foxhunt, which will follow our business meeting and breakfast. We will be using this foxhunt to hone our skills for an impending LARG balloon launch. For those of you who have never participated in a foxhunt, this occasion will be a good one to see how it’s done. Our “fox” will be broadcasting on 147.480 (simplex frequency) from a hidden location while the rest of us will try to locate him. You don’t have to have any special equipment to participate; you can team up with other club members who have radio direction finding antennas and join in the fun.

Club News

A number of LARG members journeyed over to the Howard County Hamfest on October 5. Some of us even sold a few things and all of us enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather and array of ham radio equipment. We hope that everyone is enjoying the unseasonably warm October weather and using it to advantage by getting up lots of new antennas to make use of all of those new sun spots!


Calendar of Events:

Every Third Saturday 8:30 a.m. Club Meeting, El Ranchero Plus Restaurant, Purcellville
Weekday Mornings and Evenings Commuter Net, 147.480 MHz Simplex
Every Sunday 8:00 p.m. Club Radio Net, 28.360 MHz USB