ARRL Nebraska State Convention

The ARRL Nebraska State Convention will be Saturday, May 14, at the Lancaster County Event Center (map). Check out to stay in the know regarding Hamfest, and invite your friends to join you at the convention.

Volunteers needed

We’ll be setting up the room on Friday, May 13, from noon to 5:00 pm. Volunteers are needed Friday and Saturday to assist with setting up tables, escorting flea market and exhibitor participants to their designated areas, raffle ticket sales, and more. If you are available to help on one or both of those days, please get in touch with me at

We look forward to having a great convention and hope to see you there!

May Club Meeting

In-person only. Zoom has been discontinued pending that COVID counts remain low in Lancaster County.

HF Basics

Upgrading from the Technician class to the General class may begin and end with a test, but the challenges of becoming a good HF operator are just beginning! Learning new modes, equipment, and operating procedures can seem overwhelming.

Greg Brown, KTØK, will present a basic introduction to setting up your first station, the proper adjustment and use of HF equipment, and operating procedures to make your transition more enjoyable. There will also be a few tips to help long-time HF operators hone their skills.

Lancaster County Storm Spotter Make-up Session

Lancaster County Spotter Training Make-Up Session will be Saturday, May 7th at the LARC Clubhouse. Registration begins at 9:30 AM. Brian Smith will start his presentation at 11:00 AM. The credentialing exam will follow and Ed’s, KØRPT, presentation will follow the exam.
  • 09:30 AM Registration
  • 11:00 AM Brian Smith.
  • 12:30 PM Exam
  • 1:00 PM Ed, KØRPT, Presentation
Please contact Ed, KØRPT, at and let him know you’ll be there.

April Club Meeting

Soldering Revisited

In-person: LARC Clubhouse (NEW ADDRESS: 4420 NW 41st St., Lincoln).
Zoom: (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).

We will continue learning the basics of soldering. It is common for Amateur Radio operators to work with “breadboards” and do a type of soldering called “through-hole.” This is a fundamental skill that every Ham should have.

LARC will provide switches, resistors, LEDs, breadboards, battery connectors, wire, and soldering stations. You get to put it all together into a finished product that will display your new skills. Please bring a 9-volt battery or $1.00 to purchase one from the club. This is a fun project that should not take long to complete.