LARG 2M Net 4-5-2020

The net commenced at 8:30 PM local.

  • N4PDY Mike
  • WB2UNA John
  • KI4FWB Kurt
  • K0ZR Jeff
  • AB3KC Collins
  • K4ZNK Bob
  • K4AIU Doug
  • W5ODJ John
  • AB3KC Collins
  • K3WD Bill
  • K2BFY Henry Net Manager & Net Control
  • KQ4CI Evan Alternate Net Control & Repeater Control Operator

Discussions included Zoom for the next LARG meeting, and the fact that masks are illegal in VA. The net was closed at 9:03 local. Thanks again to K2BFY for taking the net and taking on 2M net manager. Don’t forget the 220 net tomorrow. 73 KQ4CI

Thursday SSB Net Report 2 Apr 2020

80m – 3675 KHz on 03APR 2020 Open 0000Z
Listening 3835 KHz for General class ops to check-in
KG4UPR/M Bryan in DE S9
W3IP Mike +20
K8SYH Bill +5-10
W2YE Dick +10-15
AB3KC Collins S8
KoZR Jeff +15
W5ODJ John +10
KS1G Steve +15
K3WD Bill +10
N4PD Paul +20
KI2H Harry Purcellville S8
NC4S Gary NC +5
KJ4NXG Bob +10-15
AJ4TW Cameron in Greensboro NC
KE4S Dave, net control
Lots of participation tonight, filled with good comments and pleasant conversation. Great to hear the familiar voices as well as some new ones. Please join us next Thursday evening for another round.

Closed 0150Z for John to pick up on 10 meters.

April Virtual Meeting Date & Time

Just for clarification the meeting will be held on our normally scheduled meeting date at our normal meeting time.  I will try to open the virtual meeting approximately 15 minutes early (0815) so that folks can get settled in and comfortable with Zoom if they choose.
Date :   April 18th, 2020Time :   0830
Have a good night,
Doug, K4AIU 

April 18, 2020 LARG Meeting will be Virtual Only

Hi All,

First I hope that this email finds you well.

Due to the continued public health concerns, the Governors Stay at Home order and with our meeting venue unavailable we will not be able to meet in person.

With that said we will attempt to hold a virtual meeting via zoom. It is really simple to use. You may utilize a computer or simply call in via telephone using the number provided.

For Zoom conference information please check an e-mail from W5ODJ with the details on how to get into the conference.

Here is a short video on how to utilize zoom:

If it is your first time with Zoom, I recommend joining a few minutes early.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Doug Coulter – K4AIU
Loudoun Amateur Radio Group

LARG Sun Night 2M Net Report 3-29-2020

  • 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

March Meeting 03/14/2020 – Cancelled

Good Afternoon,

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.


Doug K4AIU

March 12 2020 HF Net

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

Net Report: Thursday SSB Net Mar 4, 2020

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.
Closed 0123Z

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

LARG is looking for your help

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

2 Meter net report

We held the 2 meter net tonight (February 16, 2020). There were 6 check-ins:

  • W5ODJ, NCS
  • N4PDY
  • KD4NYX
  • KD4HAX
  • WA4TXE
  • KK4TNO

Mike let us know there are going to be 11 students in this next Extra class training. He let us know that N1RM is mostly organizing this training and that it has gone very well.

Remember that tomorrow is when we meet at Wegmans for lunch. If you are free you might consider joining us.

Thank so all who took the time to test their radio gear. Everyone have a great week.