April 2017 Meeting and Waveguide

The April 2017 Waveguide is available below!

Also, the April club meeting is April 11, 7:30pm at the Lapeer County EOC.  We’ll be watching an encore presentation of an excellent overview of the various digital ham technologies in the market today, including Fusion, DSTAR, and DMR.

Our thanks to the Toledo Mobile Radio Association (http://www.tmrahamradio.org/) and especially to presenter Zack Burns who graciously allow us to present his presentation.  As a side note, they put on a great hamfest!


January 2017 Club Meeting – Show and Tell

The next club meeting is on Tuesday, January 10th at the Lapeer EOC, and we want to see your new gadgets!  Bring your latest acquisition (or if it’s too big, bring a picture!), and share the new year cheer with your fellow hams.

We’ll also be hosting Ask Elmer, so bring those ham radio questions, too.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

Gerret, KD8YUK

January 2017 Waveguide Now Available

Click the icon to download the PDF version of the latest Waveguide.

Contents for this month’s edition:

  • Editorials 2
    • The President’s Corner 2
    • Notes From the Desk of the Secretary 4
    • Treasurer’s Report 4
    • Repeater Trustee’s Report 5
    • Emergency Coordinator Report 6
  • Club Items 7
    • LCARA Member Survey (Reminder) 7
    • Wanted: Newsletter Editor 7
  • Calendar of Events 8
    • Upcoming Hamfests 9
  • Heard on the Wire 9
  • For Sale and Wanted 10
  • L.C.A.R.A. Membership Application 11

October – Dues are Due

pinHello LCARA Members!

It is October, and annual dues are now due.  You can pay the Treasurer in person at the October meeting, or complete the membership form on the last page of the Waveguide and mail payment.

Thank you for your support of the Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association!

LCARA Elects Slate of Officers for 2016-2017

pinAt the September 14, 2016 meeting, members of the Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association elected a new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year.

As previously communicated, Gordon Miller, KD8TXW stepped down as President, largely due to personal commitments.  Gordon served as the Association President for the 2015-2016 year, and introduced a variety of presenters and format changes to the meetings.  Gordon’s quiet leadership will be missed.

The elected slate of officers is as follows, and takes effect on October 1, 2016, running through September 30, 2017.

President: Gerret Peters, KD8YUK

Vice President: Kevin Boxey, KB8TAR

Treasurer: William (Bill) Miller, KD8VP

Secretary: Lee Dziekan, N8LJ

Repeater Trustee: Mike Zedan, KN8Z

Waveguide Editor: OPEN POSITION*

*  As a condition of accepting the nomination to President, Gerret Peters, KD8YUK, is resigning as Waveguide Editor.  The Waveguide Editor is in a unique and advantaged position within the Association, having an opportunity to share and shape public opinion of the club.  Interested members should contact Gerret directly at (kd8yuk@kd8yuk.org