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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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LARC 2018 Meeting Dates

Unless shown otherwise, club meetings are the second Thursday of each month.

October 11

November 8

December 13

LARC Repeater System

WR2ABA Huntington

147.210 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Hauppauge

145.430 MHz, 136.5 PL

W2LRC Huntington APRS

144.390 MHz out/in

WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network

(0-15) Nodes, 145.070 MHz

(-4) Node, 145.070 MHz BBs

ARES / RACES Net
huntingtonnyaresraces.org

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 2017 VE Sessions

LARC VE Examiners hold VE sessions on the second Saturday of every even month.

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 LARC Member Roster

Can be downloaded from the LARC Yahoo Group files section

 

LARC QSX Newsletter

March 2018 QSX

April 2018 QSX

May 2018 QSX

June 2018 QSX

September 2018 QSX

October 2018 QSX

November 2018 QSX

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Join The LARC Groups IO and Facebook Page!

LARC has it's own Facebook and Groups IO page. In order to join the group, you must have a Groups IO and Facebook profile. Club members with a Groups IO account can go to

https://groups.io/g/larkfieldarc and request to join the group.

To join the LARC Facebook page, go to facebook.com and search for "Larkfield Amateur Radio Club", and "like" the page.

To join the LARC Facebook page, go to facebook.comand search for "Larkfield Amateur Radio Club", and "like" the page.

This Commercial from Africa May Be The Best Promotion for Amateur Radio That Was Ever Made.

Watch on YouTube.

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Every year I try to give myself a new goal with my radio hobby. One year it was to learn CW (still rusty, but can do it). One year iot was to get up to speed on digital modes. This year it was to learn and use APRS position and messaging, which included sending an SMS message with my HT to a cell phone.

I also added to the 2018 goal solar power. I'm still working on it, but I'm getting the components for a solar power system pulled together. I really wanted to be able to operate HF on battery power with the ability to recharge my system off a solar panel. The push for this was the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico, and most recently Florida. We live on an island, how long can our good fortune last of not getting hit by something bad?

I noticed this call for help for hurricane ravaged Florida in the ARRL weekly newsletter. Here's what they requested:

"Operators need to be self-sufficient for 7 days (food, water, place to sleep, power, radio, etc.). HF is highly recommended.

Volunteers must have been vetted by their local county emergency management agency, have radio equipment and antennas for VHF/UHF (SARnet), HF, and, if possible, HF Winlink capability, and their own shelter. Alternate power sources would be needed as well -- including solar, wind, or generator, as well as food and water for 7 days."

My question to you is, not would you volunteer and go, but could you fulfill the requirements if needed?

At this point in time, I'd have to say no. I have everything I need except for sustained power. Generators are out unless you can bring a week's worth of gas to the party. And the generator I own is huge, it would barely fit in my Jeep.

Food for thought...

Scott - AC2FV

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Hope for the Warriors Run Needs Radio Operators

The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) really needs radio operators for the Hope for the Warriors Run, which is November 10, 2018. If you can be involved, contact W2HCB at "W2HCB@ARRL.NET " to volunteer.

LARC Makes the ARRL Homepage!

LARC was mentioned in an article relating to the Cow Harbor Race. Look for it also in the ARRL E-News later this month.

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