Welcome To Amateur Radio From Loudoun & The Adventures of K4LRG

The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group of Loudoun County in Northern Virginia, founded in July 1993, is a family oriented club with a wide variety of activities and interests including public service, emergency communications support, high altitude balloon radio, camera and video flights, fox hunts, contesting and DX-ing. Our premier events are the annual K4LRG operation in the June ARRL Field Day,  the Reston Century Ride Operation in August, and the Lovettsville Oktoberfest in September.
We are an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League and many of our members support the Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Loudoun County. We encourage advancement in the art of amateur radio communications and offer several training courses each year.
LARG members regularly participate in domestic and international radio contests and are among the best, having won many club and individual awards, including Commonwealth high scores in the Virginia QSO Party.

Upcoming Club Meetings / Events for 2015   

Weekly Luncheons - Mondays at noon, Leesburg Wegmans (upstairs)

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, April 18 at 0830 hours
Topic - Dulles Drill and other Emergency Communications

Technician (entry level) Training - Sat-Sun, Apr 25-26
register at 0800 hours Sat Apr 25
Leesburg VFW
401 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA
Lunch will be provided for a donation of $5.00 per day
Exam Session at 1200 hours Sun, $15 ARRL exam fee

Dulles Airport Emergency Drill - Sat May 2

DAYTON Hamvention- Friday - Sunday, May 15 - 17

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, May 16 at 0830 hours
topic- show and tell, bring something to show off

New Operator / Baofeng Radio Class - Saturday, MAY 30 from 0900 - 1200
at the Leesburg VFW
401 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176

Mannasas Hamfest - Sunday, June 14

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, June 20 at 0830 hours
MESH presentation, part 2

ARRL K4LRG Field Day - Friday - Saturday - Sunday, June 26, 27 28
follow for 2015 big board and setup info

Saturday 1pm - Radio Merit Badge Clinic
Located at 38668 Sierra Lane, Lovettsville, VA 20180

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, July 18 at 0830 hours
N1RM discussing signal reports, esp FM and repeaters

Berryville Hamfest - Sunday, August 2
gates open 6am, inside vendors at 8am, testing at 12pm

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, August 15 at 0830 hours
Directional signal finding and "fox" hunt

Reston Century (Support)- Sunday, August 23 at 0600 hours
see LARG reflector for more info or sign up sheet

LARG Monthly Meeting plus Fox Hunt - Saturday, September 19 at 0830 hours

Lovetsville Oktoberfest - Sat, September 26
(operation plan on reflector)

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, October 17 at 0830 hours
meeting at Loudoun EOC
801 Sycolin Rd. SE Suite 100 Leesburg, VA 20175

LARG Monthly Meeting - Saturday, November 21 at 0830 hours
presentation on satellite operation

Holiday Dinner- Saturday Dec 5 at 1800 hours
By reservation (rsvp to K2BFY)

Monthly Meetings held at
Leesburg Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
at 605 West Market Street, Leesburg
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Regular Radio Nets

(times in local Eastern Time)
Sunday 7:30 PM LARG Digital Watering Hole   7073.25 kHz in Olivia 500 / 8
Sunday 8:30 PM

LARG 2-Meter FM Radio Net:
W4DLS Repeater
- 145.310 MHz (PL 77) 

-146.700 MHz ( no PL)

- Simplex - 147.480 MHz

Monday 8:00 PM
LARG 220 Experiment - 
K3MAD Frederick MD Repeater on a frequency of 224.200 with a 123 Hz PL tone
Tuesday 8:00 PM LARG Slow Speed CW Net - 3545.00 kHz
Wednesday, 8:00 PM LARG 6M SSB Net  - 50.125 MHz
Thursday 8:00 PM

LARG 75m SSB Net - 3675.0 kHz

Thursday around 8:45 PM
(right after 75m net)

LARG 10m SSB Net - 28405.00 kHz

Commuter Net
(Mon - Fri)
147.480 MHz Simplex, W4DLS/R Repeater on 145.310 MHz (PL 77) or
WA4TXE Repeater on 146.700 MHz from 6:30 to 8:00 AM and again at 4:30 to 6:30 PM.


The Reston Century Ride

First Class Training

Since August of 2000, the LARG has deployed portable emergency communications stations throughout Loudoun County to support this 1000-plus bicycle ride. Rest stops and SAG Shot Guns are supported from well before dawn.   Read More

Since the mid-1990's, the LARG has offered free amateur radio license training. Many have progressed through the ranks to an FCC Extra Class Amateur Radio license. Our current efforts are focused on providing technical skills for the beginner.    Visit Ham Training

You will find many more of our public service and emergency communications event
at the "Emergencies, Public Service and Relations" link tabs above.

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