Events we support:
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FIELD DAY June 24, 25 2017
Purpose: Field Day is an opportunity to learn how to set up and operate ham radio equipment under simulated emergency conditions - we take the equipment to an unprepared location, set it up and operate it. You can also operate as if it's a contest where you make as many contacts as possible in the allowed time but that's really optional.
LARK also has a family member BBQ on Saturday night where we meet and catch up with friends.
The sunspot cycle is at its minimum, long distance contacts will be hard on the higher frequency bands but that depends. We'll try all frequencies available and see what happens. Last year I made 30-40 contacts...
Location: Livermore Airport off Airport Rd at Hwy 580
We're using the grassy field on the north side of the parking area opposite the old and new terminal buildings toward the freeway side
Contact Ron AD6KV for more information
Cycling 4 Veterans Saturday, October 7, 2017
Hosted by Veterans First Program at Las Positas College and the C4V volunteer group organizers. As a veterans and military supported event, C4V is leading the way in Northern California, and this year they are featuring three epic rides for 30 miles, 55 miles and 115 miles!
This is a new event for LARK to support. Due to the routes, we have also enlisted the help of Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association. Radio communications along the route should be an interesting challenge.
Amateur Radio coordinator: Chris Quirk, W6CJQ
Sign Up online here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AEAD28A6FA7-cycling
Alameda County Wheels for Meals Bike Event Saturday, October 21, 2017
This bicycle event will consist of 3 routes, that are yet to be selected, of 65, 30 and 15 miles in the Livermore Wine Country. www.wheelsformealsride.com
Amateur Radio Coordinator: George Moorehead, KG6WIU
Sign Up online here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AEAD28A6FA7-alameda
Race to the Flagpole Saturday, November 11, 2017
This morning event includes a 5k run/walk, a 10k run, and a half-marathon. All events start at Livermore's Independence Park and use the Livermore bike paths. This event is HT compatible, and only one or two mobile rigs or pole mounted antennas are needed. The Livermore-Granada Boosters Club sponsors this event to raise funds for scholarships for high school athletes in Livermore
Amateur Radio Coordinator: John Street, WB6ETY
Sign Up online here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548aaa922a57-race
How to have Amateur Radio support for your event
If you would like Amateur Radio Communications support for your event and for assistance in planning for better communications and safety concerns and event coordination, we can help. LARK can provide communications support for all areas where the event is taking place as well as in areas where cell phones do not work. We also can provide communications for the SAG/Sweep Vehicles, Rest Stops, Water Stations, etc. Please contact the LARK Events Coordinator listed on the Contacts Page for assistance.