Vol. 50, No. 09 ......................... September 2023
* Club Meeting *

Tuesday September 12, 2023 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Location: Amite Emergency Operations Center
114 N Laurel St, Amite LA 70422

September Meet & Greet (5 PM to 7 PM)
La Carreta in Amite, LA
122 SW Central Ave, Amite LA 70422


If you would like to become a member of SELARC, please print out and complete the application/renewal form and return it with your check to: P.O. Box 1324, Hammond LA 70404. Thanks!

Events and VE Sessions

Florida Parishes VE Group - Testing sessions are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month [with the exception of holiday conflicts] at AmVets Post #68; 26890 Hwy 42 (jct. of Hwys 42 and 43) - Springfield, La. 70462 (approximately 3 miles south of I-12 at exit 32) at 2pm with $15 testing fee. Bring photo ID and any appropriate CSCE. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Find an Amateur Radio License Exam in Your Area.

Happy Birthday

Birthday Wishes for September go out to Brenda Ricks KG5KBS, David Oehler K4BHY, Sue Muller WD5BVC
If we missed your birthday, then please let us know.

Minutes of the General Meeting, August 2023

SELARC Meeting Minutes

(Meeting Type: In-Person)

(Ponchatoula Community Center)

August 8th, 2023

Call to order: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD) at 7:00 pm

Pledge of Allegiance: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

Introductions: Done

Minutes of previous meetings: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

  • 1st motion to accept meeting minutes as posted by Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • 2nd motion by Ralph Shaw (K5CAV)
  • All Approved

Members present: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD), Mike Jackson (KI5GGP), William Harris (KF5YBY), Ralph Shaw (K5CAV), Robert Jaeger (KI5TYD), Mark Lacey (WX5RN), Terry Williams (N5TDW), Ernie Bush (N5NIB), Tyrone Burns (N5XES), Ed Mason (KE5GMN), Pat Mason (KE5KMN), Bob Spahn (WD5BJW), Scott Hernandez (KD5BJW)

Guest present: N/A

Treasurers’ report: Mike Jackson (KI5GGP)

  • The Checking and Savings accounts have been moved over to Hancock Whitney.
  • 1st motion to accept the treasurer's Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • 2nd motion by Ed Mason (KE5GMN)
  • All Approved

Bills / Correspondence:

  • Insurance in September.
  • Secretary of State

New member applications / renewals: Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

  • 1st motion to accept by N/A
  • 2nd motion to accept by N/A
  • All Approved.

Health and Welfare:

  • Mark Lukinovich KW1O has become a SK. His daughter Kat will be moving back to Thailand with her mother.

ARES report: Pat Mason (KE5KMM)

  • Nets have been getting 21-28 and a low of 15. Around 21 average.

Hamfest Committee: Tyrone Burns (N5XES)

  • Ponchatoula Community Center
    • Confirmed
  • Confirmed Vendors
    • The SignMan on 7/10
  • Prizes
    • $3K approved in June towards prizes.
    • Need to look into ICOM discounts
    • Flex Radio
      • Some “SWAG” for door prizes. (T-Shirts, Caps, Decals, and Flyers)
    • Wireman
      • Sent some gift certificates
  • Prize Thoughts
    • FTM-500 VHF / UHF C4FM
    • Analyzer Nano VNA
    • Tiny SA
    • ICOM 7300 HF
  • Tickets
    • 2000 tickets were ordered last year.
  • Food Vendor
    • Boss Hog is confirmed. Same as last year. Tyrone to see if he will do coffee?

Repeater Committee: Tyrone Burns (N5XES) & Russ Plyler (WI5ARD)

  • Tickfaw
    • Waiting to see when the grounding is down at the tower.
    • Next Steps
      • Insulation is on location and needs to be installed on the ceiling.
      • Wall outlets have exposed wiring and burnt plugs that need to be corrected.
      • Power distribution in the cabinet.
      • End of July for 110 power within the building.
  • Hammond
    • Tyrone programmed the 6 meter repeater of Pete’s. Waiting to see when to install. Still a question on the repeater controller needed.
    • Next Steps
      • Power distribution in the cabinet.

Old Business:

  • N/A

Field Day: Mark Lacey (WX5RN)

  • Date: June 24th and 25th, 2023
  • Mark will submit our contacts. We had a total of 24 points.


  • Ryan Dellucky (KI5NMJ) on POTA - September Meeting
  • EMP Protection / Dave with OZONE on LRS (Lightning Rig Saver) Russ WI5ARD to contact Dave.

New Business:

  • Congratulations to the new upgrade from the VE Session of the Florida Parishes VE Group.
    • Technician
      • Louis P. Bartus - Loranger, La. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • General
      • Leon A. Puissegur Jr. - Bogalusa, La. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • Extra
      • N/A
  • Facebook
    • Post should not be of an adult nature.
  • September Meet & Greet (5 PM to 7 PM)
    • La Caretta’s in Amite
      • 122 SW Central Ave, Amite City, LA 70422
        • September Meeting (7 PM to 8:30)
          • Amite EOC
            • 114 N. Laurel St., Amite LA 70422

Upcoming events / Hamfest / Cancellations:

  • Club Elections for 2023 - Nominations
    • Completed
  • Huntsville
    • August 19 & 20, 2023
  • Shreveport Hamfest
    • August 12th, 2023 7-2
  • Jackson County MS Hamfest
    • September 16, 2023
    • St. Martin Community Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530 http://JM Sara.org/hamfest
  • OZONE (Slidell, LA)
    • October 6th & 7th
    • Who in SELARC wants to help sell old club equipment during this hamfest?

General discussion, presentation, or training:

  • Ed Hautman K5AH has radio equipment for sale. Boat Anchors…

Motion to adjourn:

  • 1st motion to adjourn meeting by Tyrone Burns (N5XES)
  • 2nd motion by Pat Mason (KE5KMN)
  • All Approved.
For Sale
AARA - Ham Operators Equipment for sale -
Powerwerk SS30DV power supply ($100)
Isobar Tripp.lite bar 4-GS ($40)
ARRL antenna Book (2021 copyright $30)
MFJ 260-c (N connection) 300 watt dummy Load ($60)
Unknown manufacturer miniature key ($25)
News from The ARRL Letter


--The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League



Stay Radio active -- Hope to see you at the next meeting. Be sure to monitor your weekly nets, e-mail, and the SELARC website at https://www.selarc.org for any updates.