Amateur Radio From Loudoun County VA

September 2002

The LARG Radio News - DE K4LRG

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

President Mark Gillam N3GMW (540) 822-5690
Vice-Pres. Larry McCaig KC1YC (703) 443-2397
Secretary Carol Boehler KF4TJJ (703) 777-9427
Treasurer Tom Garasic NA4MA (703) 753-0568
Editor John Unger W4AU (540) 338-4620
Training Bill Buchholz K8SYH (540) 338-6928

The September 21, 2002, LARG Meeting will be at 8:30 in the Leesburg Holy Trinity Lutheran church at 605 West Market Street. The church is located at the intersection of Market Street and Catoctin Circle on the west side of town. It is just east of the bypass. From the Bypass, take the Leesburg exit at the west end of town and the church is on the right just past the stoplight. Please enter through the door on the east side of the building. There are both steps and a ramp by the door. You can join other LARG members for breakfast (~7:30) before the meeting at the International House of Pancakes located in the Shopping Center with Walmart, just off of Rt. 15, north of Leesburg.

September Club Meeting Plans - Julie, KG4RKI, will review our successful participation as the providers for communications during the American Red Cross - Reston Bike Club Century Bike Ride Across Loudoun County. This event was a major enterprise for the club and involved many of our members as well as hams from other clubs in the area. Congratulations to Julie for leading LARG's efforts in this event. Tom, WB3AKD, will bring us up to speed on the balloon launch planned for October 5, 2002. Norm, AI2C, will tell us about his Flying Circus Boy Scout operations earlier this month; it looks like those Scouts really had a good time. We will also get a report on our newly acquired LARG Repeater and how the club did selling some of the recently donated equipment at recent hamfests.

Club News - Big signals soon to be heard from Leesburg now that Paul, N4PD, has gotten his permit from the town to erect a tower on his property. Charlie, K4LJH , is vacationing in Maine and can be found this week on 7015 kHz at 8:00 p.m. local time. He should have a pretty good signal from Maine in the evenings.

News, News News ... - As you can see from the brevity of the newsletter this month, your editor needs some help! Please send articles, ideas for articles, and other information to me, and I'll see that they get into print!

Calendar of Events:

Every Third Saturday 8:30 a.m. Club Meeting - 21 September 2002
Leesburg Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Weekday Mornings and Evenings Commuter Net, 147.480 MHz Simplex
Every Sunday 8:00 p.m. Club Radio Net, 145.310 MHz down 600 KHz
Every Tuesday 8:00 p.m. LARG Slow Speed CW Net - 28.150 MHz