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The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
de Loudoun County,  Northern Virginia
K 4 L R G   -  5A VA
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2006 LARG - K4LRG ARRL Field Day - July 2006. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, Virginia.
LARG - K4LRG 2006 ARRL Field Day. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap, Virginia.

It's Always A Lot Of Fun !!!
Paul Dluehosh - N4PD of Leesburg and Bill McCourt - WF1L of  Reston
'Ham It Up' on 40-Meters Charlie Whiskey

        Our return to Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve of Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services for our 2006 ARRL Field Day was a great success. Most importantly,  Charlie and Mary Preston - K4LJH of Hamilton "kept us fed." And Angi Garasic - KG4AVR's Sunday morning sunrise pancakes made it all worthwhile for the night shift.  We had 40 operators and support personnel - a great turnout !!! We really appreciate all the first-timer; they learned a lot from the ole-timers and even some of the old dogs learned a trick or two. This was a good "Count On Us" Exercise.

          Jeff Slusher - KE5APC of Leesburg, our 2006 Field Day Committee Chairman, declared the operation a great success. Numbers count and they should be pretty good this year but it's the way we get along together and the way we always seem to 'pull it off.' The score will speak for itself. And it isn't bad considering the thunderstorm delay that happen during the second and third hours of Saturday afternoon. It was great to see many new faces helping and learning the operation. We hope many will try this at home and we hope to see them all next year. The 2007 Edition of The LARG Field Day Committee will form in early January 2007; try to join in.

     Please use the Site Guide at the bottom of this and each of the other sections of this report to read about our operation. If you built or operated a station than study the Rate Charts - all 36 of them.

     Hope to see you all next year. Mark your calendars now: July 27, 28 and 29, 2007.

          Best Regards, The 2006 LARG - K4LRG ARRL Field Day Committee

LARG - K4LRG 2006 ARRL Field Day. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap, Virginia.

Jeff Slusher - KE5APC
2006 LARG Field Day Committee Chairman


         At our July monthly meeting, our FD Chairman, Jeff Slusher - KE5APC, and LARG President, Boyd Garrett - N5CTI,
recognized the following as noted:

  Tom Dawson - WB3AKD In grateful appreciation for working diligently to log those “hardest to chase, weakest and most elusive signals”
  Angi Garasic - KG4AVR In grateful appreciation for getting up before dawn and preparing a wonderful pancake breakfast
  Tom Garasic - NA4MA Greatest team player – Signs, Antennas, Operator, Set-up, Tear-down
  Paul Dluehosh - N4PD Multi-tasking award -- for managing the logging function, managing station 3, copying the W1AW
message, and being among the last to leave
  Kurt Reber - KI4FWB Best recruiter
  Charlie Preston - K4LJH Best long range planning and superb execution as Food Captain
  Mary Preston Most indispensable Field Day team member
  Gary Quinn - NC4S “Mr. Multi-tasker” – Antennas, CW operation, support of all facets of Field Day
  Randy Sly - W4XJ For outstanding contributions as publicity captain, public information, and for bringing a Virginia
State Senator to the field day site
  Norm Styer - AI2C For significant contributions to the success of Field Day 2006 including special antenna design,
management of 80M/15M CW station, supporting all other operators, & being “the first to arrive
and the last to leave”


Homestead at Banshee Reeks - May 20, 2006. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, Virginia.

The Homestead At Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Banshee Reeks is an outstanding location with great facilities for a Field Day. There is plenty of space and all the comforts of home. The mansion served as our base of operation and housed our kitchen operation, the APRS station and a place to get cool and dry. The 40 and 80-Meter Phone Station was set up on the front porch.


LARG - K4LRG 2006 ARRL Field Day. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap, Virginia.

The 2006 LARG - K4LRG ARRL Field Day Committee
Chairman: Jeff Slusher - KE5APC of Leesburg

Members (CW from left): John Unger - W4AU de Hamilton, Paul Dluehosh - N4PD de Leesburg, Randy Sly - W4XJ de Potomac Falls, Stevens Miller - WA4LDA de Leesburg, Kurt Reber - KI4FWB de Lovettsville, Jeff Slusher - KE5APC de Leesburg, Dave Putman - KE4S de Leesburg, Boyd Garrett - N5CTI de Sterling,  Carol Boehler - KF4TJJ de Leesburg, Denis Boehler - KF4TJI de Leesburg, Gary Quinn - NC4S de Lovettsville. Not Shown: Tom Dawson - WB3AKD de Round Hill, Charlie Preston - K4LJH de Hamilton, Bill Buchholz - K8SYH de Potomac Falls, and Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap. Our Captains and Other Key Personnel are listed in the Org Chart and our Operators are listed in the Op Schedule

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. Photographs were by Denny Boehler - KF4TJI of Leesburg, Paul Dluehosh - N4PD of Leesburg, and Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap, VA. 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, its internet writers, photographers and publishers are credited. Best regards, Norm Styer - AI2C.

        A Site Guide for The LARG - K4LRG Field Day 2006 Report

Op Schedule

Org Chart

The Score

The Rates

Friday Night Setup

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Station VHF - UHF

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Support Operations

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