November Club Meeting

LARC Clubhouse (4420 NW 41st St, Lincoln)

Presentation by: Ed Holloway, KØRPT

So, you’re new to ham radio and or you have not keyed your microphone and talked yet. Maybe, you are intimidated or, you’ve not been advised what to do and when. We’ll cover most of what you would want to know at the November club meeting. This presentation will cover many of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to talking on repeaters. It will be great for all the new ham’s and a great refresher for all of us older ham’s. I look forward to see you all on November 8th at the LARC Club House!

October Club Meeting

LARC Clubhouse (4420 NW 41st St, Lincoln)

Presentation by: Matthew N. Anderson – KAØBOJ

The Branched Oak Observatory has brought Amateur Radio in helping to bring the night sky down to earth. Designed by Doug Buhrman KØDSP, the 4 element cross polarized antenna array is situated on a commercial 25 foot tower custom designed for this installation. Utilizing an Icom-9700 and Beko amplifier we are able to provide maximum wattage to the surface of the moon. This installation is a unique one of a kind installation in the world at a public observatory. Come and enjoy the program and the journey that has made this project a reality.

August Club Meeting

Installing A Mobile Radio In Your Vehicle

LARC Clubhouse (4420 NW 41st St, Lincoln)

Presentation by: Shaun Munson, KØSMM; Bryan Leavitt, WØBCL

Ready to add or upgrade a mobile radio? Join us for tips, tricks, and areas of concern when installing your rig.

Power hookup, antenna install, detachable face plates, etc. Bring your questions. We have answers.

July Club Meeting

Climbing and Maintaining Antenna Towers

LARC Clubhouse (4420 NW 41st St, Lincoln)

Presentation by Eric Schoenleber, KØMTV

Summer is full of excitement and activities, and it tends to be the ideal time weather-wise for antenna work. When that work involves altitudes beyond what a ladder can practically reach, as in the case of a tower-based installation, it’s often necessary to climb to install, maintain, or decommission one or more antennas or the mounting equipment or associated cabling. For July’s club meeting, I’ll be giving a high-level view of what that entails, safety things to keep in mind, and tips and tricks.

I’m by no means the most experienced climber or tower technician who’ll even probably be in the room, but I did a tower for Future Technologies, which is now Nextlink, which provides internet access to the club building and 16,000 square miles of Nebraska. I’ve been in an IT-related field since 1996 and have installed, maintained, or decommissioned quite literally thousands of outdoor communication devices in that time.

It should be noted that this is not meant to ensure anyone is ready to climb and perform these tasks, nor is it meant to dissuade you from taking them on. It’s just a presentation of some ins and outs of what I’ve encountered and some generally good things to know.