UPCOMING EVENTS

Our next general membership meeting will be October 19, 2021 at 7:00PM in the Veterans Memorial Building, 22 W. Broadway, Meridian


The American Legion Post 113 Amateur Radio Club are announcing some very interesting activities that we think you’ll be happy you attended. These programs will feature some very fun/interesting speakers and demonstrations in the coming months. We are inviting all hams to attend these live activities at: Veterans Memorial Building at 22W. Broadway Ave, Meridian, ID. Contact: rjdees@AOL.com/ 208-888-1343 or robwhit_6@msn.com We will start at 7:00 pm sharp. 


Testing for all classes of license will be on October 16, 2021.  Test starts at 10:00 AM.  Testers need and FRN. Location is Post 113, 22 W. Broadway Ave, Meridian.

 


Guest speakers at the meeting on October 27, 2021 are Ken Kaae and John Schutt.  They are going to talk about antenna gain among other things.

A second speaker will be Jim Voyles who will be discussing the NTS with us.


The ISRA will have a guest speakers at their October meeting from the Ada County Emergency Management office.  They will talk about emergency management and communications.  We will also discuss RACES and ARES.  The meeting is on October 28, 2021 at the Idaho Pizza on Glenwood in Garden City.  The meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Our CERT training will be in June.  Details to follow.


The antenna order from ED Fong has been made.  He is in the process of making the antennas.  We will notify you when they arrive. 


Our net is held every Thursday evening at 1900 (except holidays). The frequency is 146.940 for receive and 146.340 for transmit. PL is 100 Hz. All are welcome to check in. Volunteers are needed to be Net Control Stations. It is fun and easy. Rich W7BOI will provide the script and training. Please consider stepping up so he can have a rest once in a while.


FUN & GAMES

May 1, 2021: N7LGN hosted a “Now What?” event at the American Legion Post in Meridian. The event was designed for newly licensed ham operators and for older operators who had not talked on the radio. Different ham modes were discussed, everyone had the opportunity to talk on their radios, and they built three homemade antennas. Young and old all had a great time.

 

 

July 6, 2019: Members of N7LGN gathered for an antenna party to install the new VHF/UHF and HF antennas in the attic of the Veterans Memorial Building. N7LGN is on the air!

 

 

June 15, 2019: The Fox Hunt hosted by N7LN was once again a success and fun for all.

Hunters were from Lt-Rt, Thom WA7JUL, Steve, W7BJX, Matt (Fox) W7LGN, Rich (Fox) W7BOI, Mike W7RWJ, and Steve W7OSG. First place was won by the team of Steve and Mike. In a tight race (not really) Thom and Mike came in second. Matt and Rich did an outstanding job of being the fox. They had us all on the run.
 

April 20, 2019: N7LGN hosted its first fox hunt of the season. Four two-man teams participated. Thom WA7JUL hosted, along with Bill N7OCV and Mike WB7RWS playing fox. The group met at the Veterans Memorial Building in Meridian for doughnuts and coffee before the hunt, and pizza afterward. It was unanimous that all had a good time and it was lots of fun. Bill N7OCV did a great job of hiding and used just about every trick in the book to fool the hunters. The winners of the Fox Trophy  were the team of Steve N7BJX and Mike W7OSG. Second was the team of Rich W7BOI and Matt W7LGN, Third was Eric N1SRC and his co-pilot Bill. Fourth was Joel N0DNE and Judy NC0DNE.