September 1996


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 Don Nicolson, KC1AT (540) 883-4718
Treasurer Dale Cabaniss, KD4LSL (540) 338-3521

Regular Meetings held the Third Saturday of each month, 8:30 AM at the El Rancho Plus Family Restaurant, located at 101C S. Maple Avenue in Purcellville VA. Talk-in on 147.480 simplex.


The summer doldrums seem to effect LARG just as they do everything else in the area. With vacations, yard work, etc., on people's minds, our August meeting was a rather low key affair. But, as always, there was a lot of good ham radio talk and fellowship, and Tony?s excellent breakfast fare to consume. The Club viewed the second half of the amateur balloon video filmed by the Colorado balloon group in Colorado Springs. The video was a good complement to the discussion of our club?s balloon committee report on the progress that has been made for our own launch, to be held sometime this fall.


In keeping with September being the beginning of the school year, we have decided to feature a "Show and Tell" at the September Club meeting. For example, this summer has seen many LARG members attending local hamfests. So bring along your favorite or most interesting hamfest purchase and spend 5 minutes showing it off the rest of the club. Or bring along an interesting QSL card; one that has some special meaning or story behind it. Use your imagination, but come with some ham-related item and tell the rest of us about it!!


LARG has once again been asked to provide communications for the Morvan Park Mountain Bike Race in Leesburg. Those who participated last year know what an interesting and challenging event this is, both for the participants and for those of us providing communications support. The date for this year?s race is October 27, and the time commitment is from 8:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m. It may be possible to break down the participation into shifts, if you don?t want to commit to the entire time period. We already have some repeat volunteers from last year, but need a few more names. Call John, W3GOI, 338-4620, if you are interested in helping out.

Calendar of Events:

Every Third Saturday 8:30 a.m. Club Meeting - December 7 - Purcellville
Weekday Mornings and Evenings Commuter Net, 147.480 MHz Simplex
Every Sunday 8:00 p.m. LARG 10M SSB net, 28.360 MHz