October Club Meeting

The October club meeting is October 9 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.

An Introduction to Digital Modes

Mike Walsh’s, KBØQH, program will cover the following questions: What are Digital modes; what are the most popular modes, and why should you use them; what do I need to get started in digital, including some hints and tips; and where can I go to get more information?

LARC president, Ed Holloway, KØRPT, will give a brief overview of the upcoming SETE emergency operations exercise.

Fall Technician Class

The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club is offering a FREE Technician license instruction course. The course will run for seven weeks with six three-hour class sessions and the VE exam on the seventh week.

The class begins on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 pm in Room 123 of the Krueger Center at Union College. Registration is not required.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/F9gWQDanGAZLpfuV9

We highly recommend buying the ARRL’s Technician Class License Manual *FOURTH* Edition. It is available from the ARRL at https://www.arrl.org/…/ARRL-Ham-Radio-License-Manual-4th-Ed… it can also be found on Amazon.

There is parking to the north of the building.  Enter through the lower doors nearest the parking lot.

September Club Meeting

The September club meeting is September 11 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.

Radiosport

Contesting, called Radiosport in ham radio, has many devoted followers, but it also has its detractors. At the September LARC meeting, Gregory Brown, KTØK, will present the pros and cons of each stance and provide a basic introduction to contesting, including ways advocates and adversaries can coexist on the bands. Join us and learn all you need to know to get started!

August Club Meeting: The Magykal Art of Throwing One’s Voice Around the World (The Æther Whisper)

Propagation Prognosticator and Space Weather Wizard, Tomas Hood (NW7US), will reveal esoterica about the Sun-Earth connection, the ionosphere, and the propagation of short radio waves around the world. Whether you are a seasoned HF radio DXer or SWLer, or you are just starting on your life-long love affair with all things radio, this talk may inspire you to begin new adventures on shortwave radio frequencies.

Tomas will touch on Sun science and space weather and may even reveal what to expect in the next 11 years of ham radio on the high frequencies.

NW7US is the current propagation columnist for CQ Amateur Radio and The Spectrum Monitor magazines.

— Tomas Hood, NW7US

July Club Meeting

The July club meeting is July 10 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.

Hamvention Update

It’s an annual tradition — including great music and drool-worthy equipment photos. If you guessed Joe Eisenberg’s (KØNEB) Dayton Hamvention update, you’re right! Joe will also share Hamvention history and a bit about other major hamfests, including why they’re so popular and why you should go to hamfests.