December Club Meeting

LARC Annual Business Meeting & Board Elections

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: No Zoom option this month. All members must be present to vote.
DHM: Per the Lancaster County Directed Health Measure (DHM), all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask. Thank you in advance!

It is time to elect club members to the LARC Board. It is critical for all members to come and vote.

See the December LOG short write-ups from each candidate and details on how this year’s election will be handled. Come to the club meeting and vote for the candidates you want to see on your LARC Board of Directors.

November Club Meeting

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
DHM: Per the Lancaster County Directed Health Measure (DHM), all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask. Thank you in advance!

Following the Board nominations, Jim Nelson, WØJRN, will give a presentation on propagation, and antenna and grounding basics. A question and answer session will follow this presentation.

December: Elections will be held at the December Club Meeting. Members must be present to vote.

October Club Meeting

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
DHM: Per the Lancaster County Directed Health Measure (DHM), all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask. Thank you in advance!

John Haxby, KDØHYP

John Haxby, KDØHYP, is an award-winning photojournalist who will present a sample of his storm-chasing photos and describe why he loves his “job.” Through strong ethics, street smarts, and grit, John has achieved success in capturing stories and projects with professionalism and integrity.

John also believes in giving back through work and his private life. For over 20 years, he’s managed “Haxby’s Bears,” a project that has provided more than 34,000 stuffed animals to local and international groups and agencies for children in need.

September Club Meeting

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
DHM: Per the Lancaster County Directed Health Measure (DHM), all in-person attendees are required to wear a mask. Thank you in advance!

Presentation by Bob Heil, K9EID

Bob Heil, K9EID, founder of Heil Sound, understood very early in his career as a microphone designer that voice articulation is key to ham radio, both for emergency use and the hobbyist. His ham radio products are a result of that level of concern for the voice. Bob is an Amateur Radio legend, an author, and an in-demand speaker at ham events around the world.

Aug. Public Service – Volunteers Needed

The month of August is HEATING UP! We have two events and they involve bikes! The first event is brand new, the Gravel Worlds 2021. It is similar to the Gravel Grinder, a Cornhusker State Games. This event is much larger, however! I have been informed this sold-out ride has approximately 1,700 participants. It is on Saturday, August 21, starting and finishing at SchillingBridge Cork and Tap House, located in the Fallbrook neighborhood, just minutes from downtown Lincoln.

The sponsor of this event, Pirate Cycling League (PCL), heard of us through people who know us and informed the PCL team how well we work with events such as these. In their email to me, the event organizers were very excited for us to help, so much so they are going to feed each Ham volunteer at SchillingBridge. Also, they are going to make a donation to LARC in appreciation of our event support. So please keep this date open. With this many participants, I need all hands on deck! Arr! I will have more information at the club meeting, but please, if you are willing to help, contact me ASAP at k0shc13@yahoo.com.

The second event, the Heatstroke 100 bike ride, is just a week later on Sunday, August 29. Yep, the folks at Great Plains Bicycling Club again have asked for our help with their day-long event. The participants start and finish at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, on Hwy 66 just off of I-80. Our job is to keep riders safe and possibly SAG them or call for a SAG to come get them.  As is in the past, the Great Plains Bicycling Club has made a generous donation for our time and efforts supporting their event. They also feed us brats!

I will have more information about both of these great events at the club meeting. If you are willing to help, contact me ASAP at k0shc13@yahoo.com.

Keep in mind we have some events coming up for the months of September and October, and more information will come in next month’s LOG. Hope to see many of you out there doing what we do best — communicate and keep people safe for the fun of it!

— Mike Long, KØSHC
Public Service Chair