Mike Walsh – KB0QH | President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I moved to Lincoln from the St. Louis, MO, area in 1980 to work at what is now Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. I retired after 28 years of working in the areas of manufacturing, quality control/quality assurance, Information Technology and corporate security.
I was first licensed in 1979 as a Novice, KAØFNS, upgraded to Advanced (became KBØQH) in 1980 and finally upgraded to Extra in May, 2011. My main interests in Amateur Radio are HF, DXing, digital modes, contesting, electronic projects, and Public Service.
I first joined LARC in the early 1980s and was a member for many years until family and work issues forced me to put Amateur Radio and LARC on the back burner for about ten years. When I retired, I jumped back in with both feet. I have enjoyed my time as an LARC member and look forward to each monthly meeting and the Club activities. I have been on the Convention and Field Day committees and I am the current chairman of the Technology committee. I have also participated in the Club auction, the Lancaster County Fair, and other Public Service events.
I will do my best to help maintain what the Club does best and strive to improve active support of as many Amateur Radio interest areas as possible. I believe that mentoring newly licensed Hams in how to enjoy the diversity of Amateur Radio is a key way to grow the Club and retain current membership. I am a firm believer that we can always improve LARC and thus provide value to LARC’s customers, the area’s Radio Amateurs.
Warren Werner – N0XLT | Vice President (email@example.com)
My name is Warren Werner, callsign N0XLT. I have been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1994, starting with a Technician Plus license. I have since upgraded to Amateur Extra, holding that level of license since 2006.
My activities within the club have included homebrew/kit building, volunteer activities, transmitter hunting and storm spotting. I am also an ARRL-accredited Volunteer Examiner, and am involved in VE Exams for the club.
Connie Zehr – N0GMA | Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marlene McLaughlin – KD0HYM | Treasurer (email@example.com)
My name is Marlene McLaughlin, KDØHYM. I have been married to Rick, KDØDBO, for 18 years, and we have two children, Justin and Ricky. I have been licensed since May 2009, and the prime reason I wanted to get my Technician license was to play Fox Hunt. Then I became more involved with Public Service events and being net control for several of those events.
My overall goal is to see our membership grow at least 10% next year and to have a new committee started so that our Elmers (mentors) can help our new Hams or any Ham operators. The Elmers could help assist with teaching them about radios, antennas, maybe have them ride with them on public service events, etc. Without my mentors I’m not sure if I would have been involved as much as I am now.
Last year I assisted with storm spotting (by spotting from our basement), Cornhusker State Games, Lancaster County Fair, Market to Market, and a few others. In addition to being a member of LARC, my hobbies are my family, geocaching, and just hanging out with our friends. I’m up for new experiences, and serving on the Board is one. I’m outgoing and will listen to any suggestions and see what we can do for the members of LARC. I would love to see a lot more of our members get active in the group.
Bruce Steyer – KB0KA | Board Member
Bryan Leavitt – W0BCL | Board Member
Darrell Best – WA0QUI | Board Member
In May 1962 I graduated from Milford with a degree in electronics and went to work for the Nebraska Safety Patrol, which became the State Patrol while I was there. I covered a big area—everything east of US-81, Kansas to South Dakota, and was on call for the rest of the state. Capt. Doil (my boss) was a Ham and talked me into getting my novice license, WNØQYI. About the time I was getting to enjoy CW (having QSOs without having to write things down), I passed my General in Omaha. I traded the key for a mike way too soon.
In 1966 I started my first radio shop, at 23rd and O Streets, as a part-time business. The next year I closed the shop in town and moved it out to my home south of Lincoln. While building the business I worked at Lincoln Tel & Tel as a toll terminal radio man, went on the Lincoln Fire Department and worked for KOLN-TV as an engineer. In 1975 I bought the NE corner of 33rd & O and operated Best Communications. I sold it in 1994 and retired for one year; the new owners asked me to come back and run it for them. I did this through July 1998 and then retired for good.
I still volunteer for the Southeast Rural Fire Department and for the State Patrol’s Motorist Assist program, along with Oris Smith, WDØDBN. Antennas have always been my favorite part of the hobby; I like to build and try weird antennas.
I would like to increase awareness in Lincoln as to what the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club is and does.
Mike Wasserstein – KB0DNP | Board Member
Though I am personally fairly new to Amateur Radio, I grew up with Amateur Radio. My Dad, KB0DNP, SK, was a Ham on and off for about 40 years. My mom, KB0GZX, received her Technician Plus in 2000 and my Uncle Paul, WA0UME, has been in Amateur Radio for many years.
I received my Technician ticket, KC0WPQ, in May of 2006. My Amateur Extra was granted on March 2, 2007. My current call sign, KB0DNP, was issued on March 26, 2007. My mom was very proud to see my dad’s call sign back on the air again.
I have been married to Lydia, KC0WWR, for 23 years. We have two children, Rebekah (19) and Sarah (16). My interests in Amateur Radio are very diverse. I have tried APRS (built a Tiny Tracker III), Packet, Foxhunting ( a few times), IRLP, public service events, Skywarn storm spotting, and my current favorite, HF and DXing.