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.
LARC Repeater System
WA2PNU EastNet FlexNet Network
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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Peter, AA2VG has been busy activating many sites this year. It seems that portable ops are becoming the thing to do! Peter has activated many sites in the last few weeks. There’s nothing like getting outdoors to chase QSO’s. Join the fun!
Where will you be operating this year?
A number of responses from the email question about an info net resulted in a new net for the club. This is certainly the time to try some new activities... We now have a well functioning repeater system and the beginnings of a well functioning EchoLink set-up.
The new Info Net will be at 8 PM 2000 local on Tuesdays. Net control ops will rotate, if you'd like to give it a go, send Peter, AA2VG and email. You can check in via 2 meters 147.210 or even try EchoLink (WR2ABA-R). Check-in will be on 2 meters first and then explain how we will do it on Echolink. I like the saying that people vote with their feet. In this case we will call it voting with the mic or Echolink. Let's give it a try.
It's been a long, long, long time since the 145.430 repeater has seen any upgrades. Rumor has it that it's running on a DOS system, so that will give you an idea of how old the equipment is. Steve N2PQJ, Pat WB2CMF and Bob AC2AZ have been developing plans for upgrading the 145.430 repeaters.
The new repeater would be the same type of equipment used to upgrade .210. We all know how well 210 is working now, so having 430 run just as well would be a welcome change. Stay tuned...
At the last club meeting, the question was asked "What have you been doing in radio in the last month". The answers that came back were astounding! There's a lot of good radio going on in LARC, and it's time to spread the knowledge. Topics from aircraft scanning to Rasberry Pi projects were mentioned. How about you voulunteer to speak for 15 minutes and show the club what you've been up to?
A slice of Pi, anyone???