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LHARG Monthly News – January, 2022

CQ, CQ, CQ this is KN6DRN calling all fellow Ham Operators. Why not dust off your radios and take a new look at our Club this year. Several less active members have rejoined us and are checking into our weekly net. Senior members are happy to hear their voices on the air once again. We welcomed new member Gerry, KG6OQE who has rediscovered his interest in the hobby and has added his call sign into our Net Rotation as a Net Control Operator. Meetings are held at the South Tower every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – December, 2021

We are pleased that the Board approved our request for a new Repeater. The support from the Properties & Finance Committees is greatly appreciated. Better coverage and a more reliable and modern Repeater will better serve the Community. As always, thanks to John, NQ6Q and LC, N7VQC for all their research and expertise. The equipment, owned by the Association, will be maintained by the Club. The month of January brings with it the North America QSO Party. Hams will be trying to make as many contacts as possible, on January 22nd from 10:00 AM (1800 UTC) until 10:00PM (0600 UTC). The following weekend of January 29th thru the 30th is the Annual Winter Field Day event. Starting Saturday at 11:00 AM (1900 UTC) ending Sunday, at 11:00AM (1900 UTC). Points are awarded for number of contacts as well as bonus points for portable power and setting up away from home base stations. The Group has a goal of making more contacts than last year. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – November, 2021

We are pleased to announce that our Club is now an ARRL Affiliated Club. Applying for Affiliation included establishing a Constitution and By-Laws. Other requirements included at least 51% of our membership must be members of the ARRL. There are many benefits to being affiliated. Among them are mailing list access, Club Commission Program, Club Liability Insurance, Ham Radio Equipment Insurance Plan etc. On October 30th, the LHARG helped provide communications and tactical support for the Tour de Lincoln bicycle event. Some members drive the various routes, watching out for riders who may need help. Others man the rest stop areas and communicate any needs the riders may have to a central Net Control Operator. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us

LHARG Monthly News – October, 2021

The first weekend in October is the annual California QSO Party. Hams from all over the country and international stations reach out to California stations to make as many contacts as they can. California stations also compete to make contacts. The bands were very active and it was fun to hear all the requests for contacts. The Club completed 50 QSO’s, which included 17 states and 2 Canadian Provinces over 4 different Bands. Dan, KN6DRN earned his “Arizona Agave” POTA award – 100 QSO’s. We will now have our meetings at our Headquarters, the South Tower. Meetings are every Monday night at 6:30 PM. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – September, 2021

Group meetings have been covering a variety of topics. Band conditions have been poor, but we did record higher sunspots of 73 and 77 on August 28th and 29th. Dan, KN6DRN, earned his “Diamond Award” from POTA, contacting 50 separate Parks, good job! DX contacts have been made successfully using the digital mode FT8 and include Fiji, Japan and New Zealand. We have completed the research on the Repeater and have submitted paperwork to NARCC for authorization for the frequency pair of 147.030 and 147.630, with a PL Tone of 167.9. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL. For more LHARG information visit our Website, the URL is: lharg.us or email dlehrer72@gmail.com

LHARG Monthly News – August, 2021

August meetings were hot but fun as we continued to discuss our latest Ham radio experiences. Several members have made digital contacts known as DX contacts as far away as Australia, Fiji, Poland and Romania. Dan, KN6DRN has enrolled in Parks On The Air (POTA). The main idea behind this is to take your radio and go out to State or Federal Parks and make as many contacts as possible. If an operator makes 10 successful contacts (QSO’s) then that Park is “activated.” It’s a great way to combine Nature and technology. Dan was able to activate Auburn State Recreation Area and enjoy Lake Clementine with his wife, Anita. If you are looking for a way to engage in the community and have an interest in Amateur Radio, please check out the LHARG. Our club conducts a weekly radio network at 7:00 PM every Monday on the W6LHR Repeater at 147.030 MHz, 167.9 PL.

Field Day 2020 Results

This year’s Field Day was quite different than all past Field Days. Like most Clubs and Groups across the Country, we chose to participate from our homes due to Covid-19 health concerns. Despite the lack of camaraderie and pizza, it was fun and productive. Five of our members made contacts from their home base. A variety of modes, bands and power sources were employed. CW and phone were the main modes and Commercial and Battery power were utilized.

We recorded 143 contacts in 15 different States and 25 different Sections. Two rookie members, Paul KN6DRM and Dan KN6DRN, participating in their first Field Day, recorded a combined contact list of 69 stations. Well done! This was a Field Day to remember with unique circumstances. We look forward to a more traditional event next year when we can all be together.

Field Day 2020 Update

After recently learning the the Association has not approved the Sports Pavilion area open for Club activities, we have decided to participate in Field Day from our individual homes. The ARRL has approved this manner of logging contacts and submitting them under the Club’s name for aggregate credit. We hope everyone stays safe and has fun making as many contacts as possible. Further information can be found by clicking on the below link.