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.

Club Meeting Start Time Survey

From time-to-time, members have asked me whether the club has considered changing the monthly meeting start time from 7:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At the February Board meeting, the topic was raised for discussion. The consensus was that we need to know what the membership thinks and if moving up the club meeting time a half-hour makes sense. So, please take a moment and fill out the form at and share your thoughts, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Aaron Rogge, NØADR
LARC President

March Club Meeting

Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)

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

In early February, a solar storm destroyed 40 of 49 recently launched Starlink satellites. On February 15, a huge Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was observed on the backside of the sun. Fortunately for us, it was not Earth-directed, as some scientists have stated that it would have been comparable to the Carrington Event, which is regarded as the largest solar storm in modern history.

For the March club meeting, we will be viewing videos about the Carrington Event, which occurred on September 1-2, 1859, and the storm of March 13, 1989, which blacked out the entire province of Quebec, Canada, leaving more than 6 million people without power.