The Larkfield Amateur Radio Club is New York State Not-For-Profit 501c3 broad based ARRL club located in western Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. We support a host of amateur radio activities including multiple amateur radio repeaters, ARES/RACES, public service, weekly nets, monthly meetings and much more.
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Huntington – Monday Nights, 7:00 PM, 1900 local on 147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL
Smithtown – Monday Nights, 7:30 PM, 1930 local on 145.43 MHz, 136.5 PL
LARC VE Examiners hold VE sessions on the second Saturday of every even month.
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LARC has it's own Yahoo Group. In order to join the group, you must have a Yahoo Profile. Club members with a Yahoo profile can join the LARC Yahoo Group by sending an email to:
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Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club has invited Larkfield to assist in the installation of an amateur radio station at the Northport VA hospital. The station would be used by licensed hospital residents, and also act to encourage other residents to get their ham ticket. This project is in the beginning stages, and much has to be worked out between the two clubs to make the station a reality.
It's just another great example of 2 good ham clubs working together to provide the service our ham priveleges require.
LARC Supplies Race Comms for the Great Cow Harbor Race
Once again, members of LARC heard the cowbells and rose to the occasion! LARC supplied 18 operators to handle race communications for the Great Cow Harbor 10K/2K Run. The crack team of LARC ops did a superb job, and the race went off without a hitch.
LARC wishes to thank the operators from Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) and Islip ARES who lent a hand and contributed to making this event a succes. Thanks to John - K2ZI, Kevin - AB2ZI, Salli - K2RYD and Lou - NO2C.
Our own Course Runner, Steve - N2PQJ (pictured above), ran the course like a gazelle and finished the run in under 60 minutes, a personal best for him. Congrats, Steve!
We'll have a post-race hotwash at the next LARC meeting to review a couple of places that we need to improve upon. Don't miss the next meeting on October 13!
LARC is lending a hand to the Northwell Health Huntington Hospital group to get their amateur radio communication system up and running. Tests were made on the hospital's current VHF/UHF antenna and the results were positive. In looking at the system, the VHF/UHF antenna really needs replacing, and it is much too close to what appears to be the HF antenna.
The current vertical HF antenna needs replacing. A request has been made to take the HF antenna off the building for testing. Meanwhile, Ed - KD2ADC is in the process of constructing one of his famous KD2ADC Off Center Fed Dipoles to erect at the hospital. Hopefully we can get the hospital moving and on the air with HF before the snow begins to fly.
Peter - AA2VG reports that he is having a lot of fun with his new Icom 7300. He also reports the XYL got a new stove and oven. Not only is he going to be doing a lot of CW, he'll be well fed in the process.
Scott - AC2FV reports that he's installed an SCS DR-7400 Dragon P4 modem in his station. He's using the modem for faster transmissions with Winlink® email comms.
Bruno - KC2ESI reports that he's spotted some intermod at the site. He has tweeked the system to reduce or eliminate the issue.
Jack - K2JX reports that he has finely tuned the club packet system. Give the packet station a workout, guys!
New ham and club members John - KD2LKN and Chris - KD2LKA made their official ham debuts at the Cow Harbor race. Great job, guys!