This May's LARA Meeting 5/29/2024 is our last meeting for the year. The May meeting is also our LARA Officer and Director elections so it is very important that as many club members attend the meeting to cast their votes.


LARA Meeting will be held 5/29/2024 time at 6:30 PM at Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd (Rt. 425) Lockport, NY 14094

LARA will be holding a VE testing session at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd (Rt. 425) Lockport, NY 14094

LARA will be holding a VE testing session  at 7 pm at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd (Rt. 425) Lockport, NY 14094


Dear Friend and Member  of LARA pass a way on May 6th, 2024. Donald Wiltse Obituary Details Below:


Donald Richard Wiltse passed away peacefully on Monday May 6th, 2024 at Northgate Health Care in Wheatfield, New York at the age of 93. 

Donald was a long time member of Exley United Methodist church where he served on the Board of Trustees, acted as lay leader and was frequently an usher. And like many others in the church, he was a diehard-yet-frustrated Buffalo Bills fan. 

Donald was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne (Johnstone), with whom he had three surviving sons: Merle & wife Amy, Mark & wife Karen and Richard & wife Vicki. He is survived by his second wife, Betty (Szantor), and her two children: Kirsten Szantor and Allison (Szantor) Kai. Donald is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several grand & great grand dogs.

A celebration of Donald's life will be held at Exley Community Church in Wilson on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at 11:30am. The family will be available at the church beginning at 10:00am and a lunch will be served at the Wilson Fire Hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company #1, 250 Young St., Wilson, NY 14172 or Exley Community Church, 338 Lake Street, Wilson, NY 14172.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Donald, please visit our Tree Store. 

HELP TO ONE OF OUR MEMBERS: KD2LWB 

Hello to all members;

I have recently learned that one of our members needs our help. 

There was a house fire in Lockport on Sunday and it turned out to be a member of L.A.R.A. 

In the past, Mark Barbaro, KD2LWB, has volunteered to help out with our field days, offering us anything we needed. He even offered to help our members during COVID. 

In return, I am asking everyone in our membership to help out Mark in any way they can, whether monetarily or just supplies or food. His house 

We have also opened a Paypal account using the LARA email. We are using this account to raise money for our member, Mark Barbaro KD2LWB. He had a fire in his residence and lost everything earlier this month. If you need more information on this, please call me and I will help out the best I can.(716-622-8616: evenings) I have also attached a link for the Gofundme Page for Mark, set up by his family.


https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-to-barbaro-family?qid=741e512e1d72192b90dab9d6f34594c5 



For those who do not know yet the W2RUI Repeater HAS MOVED!

A lot has changed this year with The Lockport Amateur Radio Association. Our repeater has moved to a new location on Upper Mountain Road near Mt View Dr. We are now at the top of a 250ft tower, which gives us twice the coverage of our old site. That site was only 80ft. We can be heard as far south as Cuba, NY, and as far north as Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Our repeater is a Yaesu DR-2X which accepts both analog and Fusion on the input. Don’t forget, we have a CTCSS tone of 107.2 when programming your radios! All are welcome to key up and say hello. Someone is always listening! Last but not least, we have added Allstar to our repeater with a remote node. Our node# is 60050. If you are interested, try it out and have some fun!

Enjoy

Mike KB2TRU President

Here are some photographs of the new site.

Thank You Another Great ARRL Field Day this Year !!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped set up and participated in this year's 2023 ARRL Field Day.  This year LARA  operated 4 radios.  4A WNY W3RUI    was the identification used when making contact on CW, Phone, and Digital modes. 

LARA at the Niagara County Fair August  7th 2022

*****Special thanks to Mantelli Trailer for the use of the trailer and tent.*****

LARA Meeting will be held 5/29/2024 time at 6:30 PM at Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd (Rt. 425) Lockport, NY 14094

LARA will be holding a VE testing session at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd (Rt. 425) Lockport, NY 14094

LARA will be holding a VE testing session  at 7 pm at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc 4631 Cambria-Wilson Rd (Rt. 425) Lockport, NY 14094