- WB2UNA John
- N4PDY Mike
- AB3KC Collins
- K2BFY Henry
- KN4ZVM Dave
- KN4PIZ Patrick
- W2NRM Nelson
- KN4RXT Seth
- KQ4CI Evan
Thanked Henry K2BFY for taking on LARG 2M Net Manager position. Congrats to KN4ZVM on new license. Recommended EFHW-8010-2K with heavy wire upgrade for unobtrusive HF antenna. 73 Evan KQ4CI
We had good attendance and many new voices on the net tonight. For the 75-meter net we were on 3.675 Mhz while also listening to 3.838Mhz for General class checkins.
Those checking in were:
- KG4UPR/M, Bryan (Delaware)
- K0ZR, Jeff
- K3WD, BIll
- KS1G, Steve
- AB3KC, Collins *
- W2YE, Dick
- N4PD, Paul *
- KQ4CI, Evan *
- KI2H, Harry *
- KJ4NXG, Bob
- W5ODJ, John * (NCS)
There were a variety of subject but most notable was the sheltering in place most of us are doing these days. Everyone’s signal was good and strong ranging from S9 to 40 over. The band was in great shape.
We meet every Thursday evening from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend with us. Once the 75-meter portion is over we move to 10 meters at 28.405 Mhz. Those with a * by their name also attended the 10 meter net.
The Net was convened at 2030 hours local. Check Ins:
- KG4TIH Paulson Sterling
- KI4FWB Kurt Lovettsville
- K4JB Jim Ashburn
- WB2UNA John Leesburg
- N4PDY Mike Sterling
- KS1G Steve Herndon
- KD4HAX Joe Leesburg
- AB3KC Collins Lovettsville
- KQ4CI Evan Ashburn
Discussed bringing the WiresX AmericaLink UHF repeater back up with Paulson. Mike passed on that the Dayton Hamvention had been cancelled. Depressing to think that the Covid-19 debacle will last until mid May. Joe covered the role of the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps in the Covid-19 war, and that there are now two strains, SARS-CoV-2 S which is the original zoogenic virus, and SARS-CoV-2 M, which has evolved to better match the human genome, and is thus more dangerous to us. Darwin wins. Emergency Response Teams are preparing for a 5 month activation. More up to date scientific information will be provided on the DMT Net, 145.31 77 Hz this Tuesday at 7 PM.
73 Evan KQ4CI
New information regarding the COVID-19 Virus and related closings, cancellations and recommendations has been rapidly evolving. I have also been contacted by several members who where either unable to attend or were concerned over the meeting tomorrow.
With that said, and out of an abundance of caution, I have decided to cancel tomorrows meeting. I do apologize for the late notice and for any inconvenience. Because this decision was reached so let please take a moment to ensure any fellow members that you have regular contact with are aware of the cancellation.
Sorry for the inconvenience but we want to look out for our members.
Good net was enjoyed by those who checked in Thursday evening. Check ins included:
Multiple threads of discussion included participation in the just completed ARRL SSB contest last weekend, CWTs of late, and some antenna comments.
Only stations on 10m included myself and N4PD.
Nets concluded at 0040.
NCS for this week, Jeff, K0ZR
Our Monthly LARG meeting will be held as scheduled this Saturday March 14, 2020. If you are not feeling well or are concerned about possible exposure we certainly understand.
We look forward to seeing those who can make it on Saturday.
In order to accommodate anyone who may not be able to make it, I will ATTEMPT to host a free conference call during the meeting.
Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6383
Access code: 623119#
Online meeting ID: dougscomms
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/dougscomms
Doug – K4AIU
Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
The LARG Sunday Night 2M net was convened at 8:30 PM Local.
- WB2UNA, John
- K4JB, Jim
- N4PDY, Mike
- W5ODJ, John
- KQ4CI , Evan
We discussed Spring Forward time, preparations for Spring, the LARG Extra Class exam, and possible site for the best Holiday event, the LARG Holiday party.
73 Evan KQ4CI
80m – 3675 KHz on 05MAR 2020 Open 0100Z
Listening 3822 KHz for General class ops to check-in
K3WD Bill +15
K8SYH Bill +15
WoMPM John +20
W5ODJ John +10
KE4S Dave, net control
We discussed our contact efforts with VP8PJ over the past few days. According to their plan, they went QRT as we opened our net.
John W5ODJ called the 10M net on 28.405 MHz with check-in from Chris W4PMP. I was able to join the conversation late, when I figured out a work-around for the poor performance of the G5RV on 10 meters.
Please join us next week at 8:00PM on Thursday. 73 de Dave KE4S
It was great seeing many of your at our January meeting. Please join me in thanking our 2019 Officers for their dedication and hard work!
The club is looking for your help. We have many talented members who bring to the club vast experience and unique skills.
Please consider getting involved in one of the below important roles that we are currently seeking members to become involved in. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of the officers.
Youth (STEM) outreach & LARG Public Information Officer
We are also looking for members who may be interested in coordinating these very important events.
• Field Day – Jun 27-28
• Reston Century – late August
• Oktoberfest – Sep 25-26
• Holiday Party – TBD: Dec 5 or 12
Thank you for your consideration and participation in the club.
Doug Coulter, K4AIU
LARG 2M Net Report for Sunday 3-1-2020
The net was convened at 8:30 PM local.
KD4PIZ Patrick Herndon Hand Held
KD4NYX Wendy Leesburg Yaesu FTM-400XT
Leesburg Yaesu FTM-400
KQ4CI Evan Ashburn Baofeng UV-5R III Hand Held
We had very interesting discussions of taxes, Beethoven sonata singing, cloud forensics, and SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus).
The net was secured at 8:27 PM local.
Wendy, Joe, and others, 145.31 is C4FM and analog auto dual mode, so after the
social portion of the net is closed next week, feel free to C4FM.
Best Regards Evan KQ4CI