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The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
K 4 L R G   -  5A VA
June 24 - 25 - 26, 2005


Operating From Banshee Reeks, Loudoun County, Virginia

Banshee Reeks Visitors Center - The Mansion. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services


     Boyd Garrett - N5TCI LARG 2005 FD CMTE Chairman. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.

Boyd Garrett - N5CTI
Chairman, LARG's 2005 ARRL FD Cmte

        Returning to Banshee Reeks for our 2005 ARRL Field Day operation was a real treat. There were many interesting and very important duties. We have all grown from this operation.

        This exercise has made us better. We know each other better; we know what to do; we know what each can do; we know we can do it and those who may need us should know they can "Count On Us !!!"  We are better prepared to aid our Loudoun County communities with emergency communications if we are called upon.

        We especially wish to thank the Preserve's Ranger for hosting us and making our operation very successful.

        Thirty-plus members of the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group established six emergency portable radio stations that operated for 24-hours on voice, Morse code and digital modes to train and test their capabilities to aid if a disaster strikes. The Group made some 3000 radio contacts throughout North America.

           Our story of this operation is contained in the several Internet links listed in the Site Guide below.

This report is written, edited and posted to the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group's K4LRG.ORG Internet Site by Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap, Virginia. For photographic credit, place your cursor over a photograph. Non-profit use of this material is granted if the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group of Northern Virginia, it's internet writers, photographers and publishers are credited. See you all next year es best regards, Norm Styer - AI2C.


The 2005 LARG ARRL Field Day Committee
                   Meeting At The Purcellville Library on May 11, 2005

The 2005 LARG Field Day CMTE Meeting, May 11, 2005 in Purcellville Library. Photo by Norm Styer -AI2C de Clarkes Gap, Virginia.

Clockwise from bottom center left:  Randy Sly - W4SRA de Potomac Falls,   Charlie Preston - K4LJH de Hamilton,   John Unger - W4AU de Hamilton, Tina Jones - K8TMJ de Harpers Ferry, WV,    Don Jones - K8DSJ de Harpers Ferry, WV,   Boyd Garrett - N5CTI de Sterling,    Paul Dluehosh - N4PD de Leesburg,    David Mullins - K4ARP de Aldie,   Carol Boehler - KF4TJJ de Leesburg,    Kurt Reber - KI4FWB de Lovettsville,    Tom Garasic - NA4MA de Haymarket   and  Gary Quinn - NC4S es K4LRG de Lovettsville. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap.

        A Site Guide for The LARG - K4LRG Field Day 2005 Report

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