Photographed With Nikon AW110 by Norm Styer - AI2C.   Reported by Norm Styer, AI2C.
Loudoun ARG, Purcellville, Virginia,   published @ K4LRG.ORG  on  January 22, 2014

A Very Special Thanks to Henry Weidman - K2BFY, Jay Greeley - KI4UTB
and others for arranging this outstanding event !


The Dominion 4 Quartet from the Chorus of the Old Dominion, Loudoun County's
a cappella chorus for men and a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society

         Some thirty members and guests of the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group met for it's sixteenth annual Holiday Dinner at the Arlington Army Navy County Club. They were entertained with seasonal songs by the Chorus of the Old Dominion. We thank Bob Rodriguez, KJ4NXG, on the left in above photograph, for arranging this appearance. Of course, special thanks goes to Henry Weidman, K2BFY, Jay Greeley, KJ4UTB and others for arranging this great event.

        Again this year, we did something very special by capturing First Place in 5A in the 2013 ARRL Field Day. Seldom does a radio club do a repeat. Congrads to all. Gary Quinn, NC4S, thanked all who supported Filed Day 2013.

        Awards were also presented by Gary Quinn, NC4S, for the LARG's DX Marathon. Some great records were set. We had seven participants; hopefully more will try in 2014.

         Henry Weidman, K2BFY, had some nice door prizes including several nice small 2/440 handheld transceivers. And, he had checked them all and programmed them with all the local repeater frequencies. Thanks Henry.

         Finally, Henry Weidman, K2BFY, of Sterling, Virginia, was awarded the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group's Outstanding Member for 2.013. Thanks for a great year.

         All thirty-plus of us will remember this one. Thanks to all who pulled this one off !!!

Plenty Of  Fine Desserts

Great Old Friends

Dave Wendland - KE4OKY, Mrs. Wendland, Frank Gentges - K0BRA, Margaret - AI4UX,
Mrs. Skaggs, Mert Skaggs - N4TGA, Sven Duhme - DF9MV, Mrs. Duhme and Son

A Formal Event

Army Navy Country Club
Arlington, Virginia

Back Five: Mrs. Guise - K4NOB, Luther Guise - K5NOB, Gary Quinn- NC4S,
Mrs. Patty Quinn, Dave Putman - Ke4S

Sven Duhme - DF9MV



Mrs. Marcia Brown - KJ4GYH, Mrs. Nancy Dluehosh - N1NCY,
Mrs. Joan Westerman, John Westerman - W5ODJ
A Half-A-Dozen Baofengs Were Won By The Deserving
                      Direct From Baofeng Country, China

Baofeng UV-5R

25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz
128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby

K4LRG 5A VA #1 In USA & Canada In 2013
Gary Quinn, NC4S, our Advisor & Pilot for 2013 Field Day Chairmen, recognized our outstanding national first place in 5A again this year. He especially thanked our two great 2013 Field Day Committee Chairman: Dave - KE4OKY and Chris - W3CUM. A special word of thanks went to all the station captains and all the support personnel. Norm, AI2C, noted that these Field Day exercises are more than just a contest and ask that we remember this is how we would be called upon to support our local communities in times of an emergency. Let us hope we can do it again in 2014.

LARG 2013 Marathon Award Winners

Originated and Managed By Gary Quinn - NC4S
The 2013 Marathon Announcement

Unlimited Mixed Mode High Score: Norm Styer, AI2C

Unlimited CW Only High Score: John Unger, W4AU

Formula 2 Mixed Mode High Score: Ben Pearson, KD7UIY

Formula 2 Digital Only High Score: Steve Greene, KS1G


Unlimited Digital Only High Score
: Dave Putman, KE4S

Formula 1 Mixed Mode High Score: Bill Robbins, KJ4VTH

The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
Outstanding Member For 2013

Awarded Annually for Individual Dedication, Singularly Valuable and Innovative Contributions to the Furtherance of the Goals and Ideals of the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group of Virginia.

"The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group hereby recognizes the outstanding contributions of Henry Weidman - K2BFY of Sterling, Virginia, for his outstanding support, attention to detail, invaluable dedication and excellent stewardship of the LARG. Henry has participated in almost every event that LARG is active in, assisting with LARG training classes, helping new hams program their new handheld radios, started the weekly lunch at Wegmans and the 220 MHz Net, helped with the GOTA station and other Field Day operations, and put together a Field Day scavenger hunt for younger participants, with face painting. He set up the 2013 Fox Hunt. Each club meeting now has a new format that has drawn larger crowds at each meeting where the presentation is given first. He provided a door prize drawing at each club meeting, provided support for the Reston Century Ride, and has been an outstanding president for LARG. "

Signed:    LARG Outstanding Members Committee            December 7, 2013

Henry Weidman - K2BFY
Outstanding Member for 2013
Presented By OM Committee Spokesman, Gary Quinn, NC4S

Selected By The Outstanding Members Committee
The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
December7, 2013

Paul Dluehosh, N4PD - Outstanding Member for 1998
Gary Quinn, NC4S - Outstanding Member for 1999
Tom Dawson, WB3AKD - Outstanding Member for 2000
Norm Styer, AI2C - Outstanding Member for 2001
John Unger, W4AU - Outstanding Member for 2002
Carol Boehler, KF4TJJ - Outstanding Member for 2003
Tom Garasic, NA4MA - Outstanding Member for 2004
Dennis Boehler, KF4TJI - Outstanding Member for 2005
Charles Preston, K4LJH - Outstanding Member for 2006
Jeff Slusher, KE5APC - Co-Outstanding Member for 2007
Dave Putman, KE4S - Co-Outstanding Member for 2007
Jay Ives, KI4TXP - Outstanding Member for 2008
Rick Miller, AI1V - Outstanding Member for 2009
Jay Greeley, KI4UTB - Outstanding Member for 2010
Luther P. Guise - K5NOB - Outstanding Member for 2011
John Westerman - W5ODJ - Outstanding Member for 2012.

Thanks For A Great Ride In 2013
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all !!!
Best Regards, Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, Virginia

Five Star Edition: January 21, 2014