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Welcome to The Livonia Amateur Radio Club Website

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Club Meetings

When:  4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm (no meetings in July, August and December)

Where:  The Livonia Civic Center Library in the meeting rooms on the east wing off the foyer.

Club meetings follow a standard format and last about an hour and a half. Often a presentation is given by a club member on a current or relevant topic to amateur radio.

Refreshments are offered during a short break. As a courtesy to our members and speakers, we ask that you arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
 

Upcoming Events

  • General Club Meeting - You don't need to be a member to attend our General Club Meetings. The public is welcome to join us!

  • 2014 Field Day
    • We need volunteers and coordinators for this years field day event coming up in June.  Specifically, we're looking for folks to take on the food/drink/and snack responsibilities.  If you can help out in this regard, please contact Fred or Ryan and they will coordinate with you.
       
  • Michigan QSO Party
    • Will be at the Livonia Police Department EOC again this year.  The contest runs 1600Z, Apr 19 to 0400Z, Apr 20, 2014.  Note:  Beginning with the 2014 MiQP, the Log Submission Page will be the only method for submitting electronic MiQP logs.  As always, paper logs will continue to be accepted.  Visit http://www.miqp.org/ for more information.
       
  • LARC in the Park
    • LARC members gather on the second Saturday of each month to spend a bit of time outdoors enjoying various aspects of our hobby (with the exception of the winter months when we meet indoors).  Contact John Hopkins, K8YYZ jhopkins213@gmail.com for more information.
       
  • Skywarn Training date change
    • Note that the date for the LARC Skywarn session has been changed to April 23.  See the link on the right hand side of the page for more information.
       
  • LARC Slow speed CW net
    • We are pleased to announce the creation of a LARC sponsored slow speed CW net. The goals of this net are to:

      1. Allow ALL members who are learning CW to participate
      2. Minimize the stress of being on the air using CW
      3. Provide a gradual learning curve to CW operators of all skill levels
      4. Provide a positive on air experience for the participants

      The next date for the slow speed net will be April 17, 2014, immediately following the LARC 2m net.

      If you are interested in participating, it would be helpful if you could send an email to Peter Lee containing:

      1. Your call sign
      2. What bands you are able to transmit and receive CW on
      3. What your general level of proficiency in CW is (beginner, expert, 7-wpm, etc.)

      You can find all the details and information here in our forum!
       
  • High Altitude Balloon project
    • The launch of the the club sponsored high altitude balloon project has been pushed back to the June timeframe (we'll post an exact date as we get closer).  Project leads Ryan Marrs (K8RDM) and John Hopkins (K8YYZ) will be heading up the effort and can answer any questions you may have.  Here are a few of the technical details:
      • Launch System Details

        Project Aether 600g 20ft diameter latex balloon
        Rocketman 6.5′ parachute

        Payload Electronics

        Arduino Uno based Trackuino (APRS Tracker) – Using Modified Trackuino Code

        Arduino Uno MP3 Shield driving Icom 2AT (beacon) – Custom Arduino Code

        Arduino Uno w/ MT8870 DMTF Decoder fed by Icom 2AT (cut down) – Custom Arduino Code

        Icom 2AT using a voltage regulator to power via 12v battery source.

        UHF 1W FM ATV Transmitter / Camera

LARC 2-Meter Net

Every Thursday at 8:00pm local time on the Livonia repeater - K8UNS. 145.35, 100Hz PL Tone or via Echolink W8WQU-R. Members are encouraged to sign up for net control operator, contact John Hopkins, K8YYZ jhopkins213@gmail.com or sign up directly on the Calendar.
 

LARC 440 Mhz Repeater

We are proud to make available a second Livonia ARC repeater - operating at 444.875, 123Hz PL Tone.  Contact our repeater manager, Dan, K8PLW (k8plw@k8plw.net) for additional information or if you have any questions.