December 2017 – Waveguide and Holiday Party

The December Waveguide is available here, and should be available without logging into the site.

There is no club meeting in December.  Instead, we have our annual Holiday Party, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Ted’s Sports Pub, 700 West Street, Lapeer MI, 48446.  We reserve the room for camaraderie, you order and pay for your own dinner and drinks.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Gerret, KD8YUK

November Waveguide and Meeting 11/14/2017

Hello LCARA supporters!  Due to technical difficulties (and some timing), the November Waveguide is a double-issue, including October’s content.

2017-10+11 Oct Nov Waveguide

Tonight is also the November meeting. Several of our members are already heading to the woods for the opening of hunting season.  Tonight’s presentation is a video overview of the ham radio mesh network technology, AREDN.  The video runs approximately 45 minutes.

June 2017 Meeting and Waveguide

The June club meeting is June 13, 7:30pm at the Lapeer County Emergency Operations / Dispatch Center.

June is Field Day, and we will be doing a working meeting to plan Field Day’s activities.  All are welcome and invited to come and be part of the club’s ‘vacation style’ operating for Field Day.   See the Waveguide for more information about Field Day.

Download the June 2017 Waveguide: 2017-06JuneWaveguide

May 2017 Meeting and Waveguide

The May Meeting is on Tuesday, May 9th, 7:30 pm at the Lapeer County Dispatch/EOC.

The evening’s presentation will be a photo tour of the State Emergency Operations Center from the trip made by members of the ARES team in January.  (It’s a marvel of engineering, with special consideration for Amateur Radio – don’t miss it!)

Also available is the May Waveguide, downloadable here, including photographs from the recent Simulated Emergency Test (SET) held in Lapeer County.

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 ( 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 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