Port Lavaca Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
SOON TO BE UPDATED -
Field Day 2014-June 28-29 at the Half-Moon Reef Lighthouse
PLARC operators continue to vault
ahead. Analysis of the December issue of QST indicates the following:
PLARC placed 2nd in South Texas for Class 2A. 701 contacts with
150 watts or less, totalling 3,012 points with 9 personnel.
The Secretary/Treasurer and web reporter has gotten behind!!!! I promise to do better and get this updated...right after repairing the Green Lake repeater! Just the same, somebody's gotta remind me to use that camera I'm carrying around.
2013 Monthly meetings....
Monthly Meetings and Field Day 2012
March 8, 2012 - Nine attendees. Mario, WO5O, showed off his newest loop antenna. More to follow.
February 9, 2012 - Eight attendees. More to follow.
January 12, 2012 - Nine attendees, including "winter Texans" WA9FFV and KC9TIW. More to follow.
November 10, 2011 - details to follow.
October 13, 2011 - details to follow
At the September
8 meeting, Ms. LaDonna Thigpen, Emergency
Management Coordinator for Calhoun County,
August 11 found attendees under Mario's
spell, as he dropped us all into the deep end of the digital
pool, with a HOW-TO on Winlink 2000 via Winmor. Ed, the photographer,
was so absorbed that he forgot to take pictures until the show
was winding down!
For those who would like something of a replay, the basis of the video presentation by Mario and Skip can be found at http://www.winlink.org/webfm_send/184 entitled "Getting Started with Winlink 2000". Our guys did a great job, capped by a live demonstration contacting an automated station a few hundred miles up the road with an almost undetectable signal. Having the computer screen replayed on the big-screen TV on the wall was really cool, too.
The entire Winlink2000 site at http://www.winlink.org is really professionally done and complete with an excellent history (http://www.winlink.org/node/1), technical specifications, how-to's and downloads. It is a far, far cry from the Airmail and Sailmail of a dozen years ago. THIS IS REALLY DOING COMMUNICATION WITH AMATEUR RADIO! Check it out, even if you are a died-in-the-wool phone dx'er.
July 14, 2011 Club Meeting at First National Bank
"SHOW AND TELL",
was a blast! The pictures
tell the story.
Tommy and his 1946 Vibroplex Original, the key formerly owned by the last telegrapher at the Port Lavaca Railroad Depot.
Field Day 2011, (WO5O photo)
June 9, 2011
Club Meeting at First National Bank
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