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.
WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network
ARES / RACES Net
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.
Can be downloaded from the LARC Yahoo Group files section
Join The LARC Yahoo Group and Facebook Page!
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:
If you do not have a Yahoo profile, go to www.yahoo.com, create a profile, and then click the link above to request to join the LARC group.
To join the LARC Facebook page, go to facebook.com and search for "Larkfield Amateur Radio Club", and "like" the page.
Watch on YouTube.
Go here to check out Wes Hayward, W7ZOI's web page
Peter - AA2VG reports that he is waiting for a big box coming from Big Brown. See if you can pry out of him what's on the way...
LARC Holiday Party! Come join the fun on December 14, 2017.
The annual LARC Holiday Party is here! (Where did 2017 go???) Come to the club meeting where there will be a little bit of club business, followed by a lotta bit of food and good conversation about all things radio and beyond.
$5.00 donation for the food,
the conversation is free!
You may not know this, but your station is in a Maidenhead grid square. The entire world is divided into thousands of these 1° latitude × 2° longitude squares, each one with a unique designation. They're all part of a geographic location system adopted in the 1980s at a meeting of the VHF Working Group in Maidenhead, England.
Unless you are a VHF enthusiast, this nugget of information may not mean much. But at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2018, the global Amateur Radio community will be very interested in grid squares.
For more information on grid squares see http://www.arrl.org/grid-squares
Get in the Chase
The objective of the ARRL International Grid Chase is simple: Work stations in as many grid squares as possible and upload your log data to ARRL's Logbook of The World. If you are not currently registered with Logbook of The World, this is a good reason to get started. Go to https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/getting-started/. Registration and uploading are free.
Every new grid square contact confirmed through Logbook of The World counts toward your monthly total, so you have an incentive to start the chase as soon as you ring in the New Year.
Just turn on your radio and start calling "CQ Grid Chase," or listen for others doing the same. Make the contact, enter it into your log, and you're on to the next (see the sidebar, "Tips for the Chase").
At the end of each month, your totals on the Grid Chase leader board will reset to zero. Fear not, though. The online scoring system will maintain your monthly totals for a grand total at the end of the year, when an annual summary will be released and awards given to top finishers in various categories.
The ARRL International Grid Chase is open to all amateurs, regardless of location or license class. Any operating mode is eligible as well as every band, except 60 meters. You'll find the complete rules at www.arrl.org/aigc2018.