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    The August issue of the <i><b>LARC</b></i> newsletter is now on
    line for viewing or printing <br>
    in PDF format at:<br>
    <a moz-do-not-send="true"
      href="http://www.w5ddl.org/LARC/2021%20LARC/LARCAUG21.pdf">http://www.w5ddl.org/LARC/2021%20LARC/LARCAUG21.pdf</a><br>
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      <font size="+1"><b>MESSAGE FROM AARA PRESIDENT </b></font><br>
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    <font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Over the years, our club
      has been fortunate to have the ability to come together on a
      monthly basis at various locations.  <br>
      Changes in the Lafayette government structure really hit our club
      hard from a venue standpoint whereas the Lafayette <br>
      Science Museum closed its doors leaving us without a meeting
      location.  For the next several months we were hosting <br>
      monthly meetings via radio due to Covid 19 restrictions.  Once
      restrictions were lifted, we were blessed again with a <br>
      meeting location at the SEOT Training building.  Last month, we
      were notified that the SEOT location had been on the <br>
      market and had been sold.  </font><br>
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    <font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">Some may think that we
      are steadily going homeless, but it is quite the contrary.  After
      some searching around, we were <br>
      able to secure a meeting location for the August meeting at the<b><i>
          Candyland Cottage</i></b> in Scott, LA.  It is located near
      the <br>
      roundabout in Scott and the address is: 109 Benoit Patin Rd.   (<a
        moz-do-not-send="true" href="https://candylandcottage.com/">https://candylandcottage.com/</a></font>). 
    See map below.<br>
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    <font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">They offer a great
      meeting location but unfortunately there is no secondary room to
      conduct testing.  The meeting will <br>
      begin at 7pm so we will be arriving around 6:30. While there, we
      will have some conversation with the owner to see if <br>
      there are other rooms available.   Normally, this room is rented
      at $50.00 per hour, but since we mange to have 20+ people <br>
      in attendance, they have waived the fee and  are looking forward
      to our patronage.  So, if you have a few dollars to spare, <br>
      please be sure to grab a cup of ice cream, a soft drink, or some
      candy to snack on.  </font><br>
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    <font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">For this month’s meeting
      we will be discussing a potential secondary venue that has
      recently become available thanks to <br>
      Mr. Danny Daigle.  </font><br>
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    <font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">We hope to see you there.</font>
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                <div dir="ltr">Chris Ancelet
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                  <div>337-591-8871<br>
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    <b>                     AARA AUGUST  2021 GENERAL MEETING</b><br>
    Thursday of August 5th, 2021 AARA General Meeting will be held at
    the <br>
    <b>Candyland Cottage & Ice Cream Shop<br>
    </b><a moz-do-not-send="true" href="https://candylandcottage.com/"> https://candylandcottage.com/</a><br>
    109 Benoit Patin Rd.<br>
    Scott, LA 70583<br>
    Time:  7:00 PM<br>
    VE Testing at 6:00 PM<br>
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    <div> <font size="+2"><b>International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
          - Southwest Reef Lighthouse Special Event<br>
          <font size="+1">                                                                          
            Berwick, Louisiana</font><br>
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      The<i><b> BEARS</b></i> (Bayou Emergency Amateur Radio Service) of
      Morgan City will be operating using the call <i><b>W5BMC</b></i>
      <br>
      on at 0001 UTC August 21 (actually Friday 7:00 PM Central Daylight
      Time) and work till the end 2400 UTC <br>
      August 22 from the <i>Southwest Reef Lighthouse</i> (US0176)
      operating on 40 & 20 meters 7.265 MHz and <br>
      14.265 MHz +/- QRM SSB.  EchoLink on W5BMC-R Node# 507010<br>
      <br>
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    <div>As you know, we send <i><b>EVERYONE </b></i>we contact to a
      QSL card, with a brochure from the St. Mary Tourist Association, </div>
    <div>and at least one informational piece on Berwick on the
      Southwest Reef Lighthouse.  I think you will find</div>
    <div>we are the <i><b>ONLY</b></i> special event station that
      automatically sends you a card and does not ask for a SASE or</div>
    <div>any stamps, etc.  This makes us unique.</div>
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    <div><b>QSL via:</b><br>
      Jackie Price KA5LMZ<br>
      708 Front St. <br>
      Morgan City, LA 70380<br>
      <br>
      Thanks,<br>
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    <div>Jackie KA5LMZ</div>
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    <a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://shreveporthamfest.k5sar.com/">http://shreveporthamfest.k5sar.com/</a><br>
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        <font size="+2"><b>Louisiana Traffic Net Meet & Greet  </b><font
            size="+1">(meets daily on 3910 KHz)</font></font></span></span>
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                oo9gr5id">     Our Louisiana Traffic Net Meet &
                Greet has been confirmed for <span><b>Saturday, October
                    23, 2021 at Pavilion Number 1</b></span>, at Chicot
                State Park <br>
                -just outside of Ville Platte, La. Directions will be
                forth coming from North and South on I 49. </span></div>
            <div class="bi6gxh9e"><span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz
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                oo9gr5id">     Tentatively, we will plan to meet at
                10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. under the Pavilion #1. The
                Pavilion is right next to the kids Water Park...which <br>
                <span><b>will be closed</b></span> at this time of the
                year. There are nice restrooms available within a short
                walk from the Pavilion. I do have a 24" fan to <br>
                bring along with an extension cord. Feel free to do the
                same, even it its a box fan. </span></div>
            <div class="bi6gxh9e"><span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz
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                oo9gr5id">     At this time, Entrance fees are separate
                from the Pavilion, which means some may have to pay a $3
                fee. I believe that over the age of <br>
                62.....and Disabled Veterans with proper identification
                are free. I will nail that down to a confirm next week.
              </span></div>
            <div class="bi6gxh9e"><span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz
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                oo9gr5id">     Bring an HT or your vehicle 2 meter to
                have a talk in if need be. But, I am not familiar with
                the area repeaters. </span></div>
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                  </b></span>     Jim will set up what we will need to
                bring. A grill or BBQ pit to cook on, along with
                charcoal will be needed. <span><b>Tina and I</b></span>
                will provide <br>
                two ice chests of ice for cold drinks to put in, along
                with an ice chest of clean ice to use for your soft
                drinks. Tina and I will also bring <br>
                Solo cups, napkins ( paper towels ) and utensils for
                everyone. to use. <br>
              </span></div>
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                oo9gr5id">     There are a couple picnic tables there,
                but plan to bring your chair with a back that will help
                make your stay for the day comfortable. <br>
                I just don't know what the weather will be...but hoping
                for Fall weather.<font size="+1"> <br>
                  This information may change as time gets closer.</font></span><span
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                Michael E Galler WD5JTZ<br>
                <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:mgaller30@gmail.com">mgaller30@gmail.com</a><br>
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