"Serving Lapeer County & Surrounding Communities in Michigan"
Club Officers (2012-13):
|President: Kevin Boxey KB8TAR|
|Vice-President: Tom Oliver KD8EBY|
|Secretary: Flo Haack KC8CAB|
|Treasurer: Bill Miller KD8VP|
|Club Historian/PIO: Charlie Whipp KC8JBK||Skywarn Coordinator: Tom Oliver KD8EBY|
2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM, in the Lapeer County (911 Dispatch) E.O.C. Basement, 2332 West Genesee Street. Look for the 300 foot tower. Press buzzer on door on west side, go down the stairs. All are welcome.
"Tea and Crumpets":
3rd Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM. At McDonalds West on M-24. If you need more information on the location, go to the repeater:
Emergency & Skywarn Coordinator: Tom Oliver KD8EBY
Tuesday at 8:00 PM local time on 146.620- 100hz PL
Editor: Kevin Boxey
The Waveguide is the official monthly newsletter of the Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association. The Waveguide can be viewed online in pdf format using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Paper copies mailed to LCARA members upon request.
The Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association is as diverse as its nearly 60 members. We are involved with a number of community service activities which include SkyWarn in conjunction with the National Weather Service and local officials to provide an early warning system in the event of threatening weather. We also provide a system for back up communications for our county in the event that a natural or other disaster should occur.
On the three major holidays each summer LCARA provides a service to weary travelers. At Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), we provide free refreshments to travelers at our local rest area in conjunction with the Michigan State Police, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), and AAA Insurance Company.
In June we participate in the annual Field Day exercise. During Field Day we set up and operate amateur stations under emergency power simulating a national disaster. This event takes place over a 24 hour period giving new and prospective amateurs a chance to work a number of stations under the direction of one of our seasoned veterans. Although Field Day has developed into a major contest for many, it is still a great opportunity to test yourself and your equipment. Join us each year for a fun event. LCARA also participates in the annual Simulated Emergency Test where we provide emergency communications for local fire, EMS, emergency management and public safety personnel.
In August, the City of Lapeer holds its annual Lapeer Days festival. We have space on the porch of the oldest courthouse in Michigan for a special event station. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate our hobby to the public.
Lapeer Regional Hospital hosts a heart run/walk each summer. LCARA provides communications along the route for the safety of participants.
Join us for a fun time promoting our great hobby.