Inclement Weather Planning for January Meeting

Our annual meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday. There is a threat of bad weather; our policy is that if there is an inch of snow (approximately) we should cancel the meeting. This is to allow the church easier clearing of the parking lot.

At the time of this notice, our plan in the event of inclement weather is to hold our meeting on the following Saturday, Jan 25 at the usual time. We do not have a formal alerting system if the meeting is canceled. Since the forecast is “iffy” at this time, I suggest you keep a check on the town of Leesburg closings and an ear open on 146.700 to determine if we will be meeting.

With this warning in mind, I look forward to seeing everyone show up for our election of new officers, whenever that happens. Remember, the members present will constitute a quorum, so please plan on being counted.

Happy 2020 de Dave KE4S

Tuesday Slow CW Net Report: 7 Jan 2020

We had three check-ins tonight: Jeff KoZR, Chris KT9N, and Dave KE4S. After a brief chat, we closed at 2015L, and as I was closing, I received a call from KE4I Dennis, in GA. Very confusing for a minute, because the I is only one dit short of my own call!. Turns out he is working on a certificate for the CWOPS 10th Anniversary event running this month, and I was happy to help him work toward 25 CWOps members.

Please join us levery Tuesday evening at 8PM EST for some slow CW practice. 73 de Dave KE4S

January Officer Elections

The annual election of officers of the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group, Inc. is coming at our January meeting. All members present may vote, so please be prepared to pay your dues prior to the start of the meeting if you have not already done so, and you must be present in order to vote. Remember, too, that the dues for the 2020 calendar year are (generally) $25.00.

As our Constitution and Bylaws require, the Board of Directors of LARG met in November to identify and recommend a slate of Officer candidates for the election coming at our January meeting. Following our established practice, we will open nominations from the floor to permit write-in candidates in addition to the nominations offered by the Board. We will use written ballots, to be distributed at the meeting. As in the past, immediately upon completion of balloting and counting, we will announce the results.

It is my pleasure to announce the candidates nominated by the Directors.
President – Doug Coulter, K4AIU
Vice-President – Mike White, N4PDY
Treasurer – Steve Edwards, KN4HOZ*
Secretary = Jim Babcock, N4FAF*
* incumbent

We have accomplished many good things during the concluding year. I look forward to many more in 2020. To all of our members, families, and friends I bid you a joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year.

For the Board of Directors,
Dave Putman, KE4S

Thursday SSB Net Report Dec 12, 2019

80m – 3675 KHz on 13 DEC 2019 Open 0100Z
Listening 3810 KHz for General class ops to check-in

KoZR Jeff
WoMPM John
K8SYH Bill
N4PD Paul
K3WD Bill
KE4S Dave, net control

Closed 0121Z

10m – on 28.405 MHz
No net tonight
KE4S Dave, ncs

Tuesday Slow CW Net Report Dec 3 2019

Net convened on 3544.5 KHz at scheduled time. We were down from the normal frequency to avoid traffic on 3545. Only two of us tonight – Bill K3WD and Dave KE4S. Had a nice chat about our equipment before closing at 8:20PM. Please join us next Tuesday at 8:00PM. 73 de Dave KE4S

Sorry I was unable to join in tonight. I’m out of town again. Looking forward to seeing you as well as others at our upcoming party event this Saturday night. K0ZR

Thursday SSB Net Report 21Nov 2019

80m – 3675 KHz on 22 NOV 2019 Open 0100Z
Listening 3808 KHz for General class ops to check-in

  • K3WD Bill
  • W5ODJ John
  • N0JSD John
  • W0MPM John
  • KE4S Dave, net control

We discussed the ISS contact evolution in which NoJSD participated with the Farmwell Middle School.
Closed 0120Z

10m – on 28.405 MHz open 0121Z

  • W0MPM John
  • N0JSD John
  • W5ODJ John
  • KE4S Dave, NCS

Closed 0128Z

Please join us next Thursday (or any other Thursday!) 73 de Dave KE4S

Net Report: Tuesday Slow CW Net, Nov 12, 2019

Called the net schedule at 8:00PM with KT9N, W5ODJ, and KE4S in the conversation. Good signals from all, and I was happy to report I have put my SteppIR back in service after 6 months of making repairs and upgrades. Now I need to start work on my 160/80 meter inverted L – it still is giving problems, but at least I can get on the air on 80 with a G5RV. Chris reported some heavy QRM in northern Leesburg, but John and I had good copy on him. Thanks for checking in – others are welcome to join us each Tuesday evening, and we operate at the speed of the slowest participant. 73 de Dave KE4S

Tuesday CW Net Report Nov 5 2019

Called the net at 8:00PM with K3WD checking in. His signal was barely readable, so with no further checkins, I closed the net. Please join us next week on our normal schedule. 73 de Dave KE4S

Thursday SSB Net Report Oct 17 2019

80m – 3675 KHz on 18 OCT 2019 Open 0000Z
Listening 3813 KHz for General class ops to check-in
W0MPM John
W5ODJ John
KE4S Dave, net control
We discussed our current progress on antenna projects, software upgrades, and vagaries of telecom company provisioning and billing. We closed at 0032Z.

Please join us next week or any Thursday at 8:00PM.
73 de Dave KE4S

Thursday SSB Net Report 10 OCT 2019

80m – 3670 KHz on 11 OCT 2019 Open 0000Z
Listening 3815 KHz for General class ops to check-in
K3WD Bill
KE4S Dave, net control

Called the net on 3670 to be clear of traffic just above our normal frequency. Signals good, but some QRN as background at S7. We talked a bit about the weather in the west, and about our antenna work. My tower is likely to be back in service in the next couple of days, so I should have it ready before winter storms arrive. This net is open for anyone to check in – please join us every Thursday at 8:00PM.
Closed 0015Z

10m – on 28.405 MHz
No net tonight. My wire antennas do not tune 10 meters, and nobody picked it up.
73 de Dave KE4S