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- - Check out KI7MH's Catch

Murray sent me this picture June 4th. What a catch . . .270 lbs.

Murray's Halibut


Port Ludlow Tower

Well, the end of an era is approaching. As many of you know the Port Ludlow radio tower is coming down. The Club has been working with the EOC and the LMC trying to broker an arrangement where the tower could stay as a community resource. Time was not on our side. We were unsuccessful in our endeavor and we were given November 1 as a drop dead date where the Club's equipment must be off the tower. We were able to comply and accomplished the removal on Wed. October 15th.

To see some pictures of the Club's effort back in 1998 to remove the old Summit Cable junk and install the Club's repeater antenna click here.

UPDATE: 80 feet of the old tower is once again back in duty. After being inspected the tower is freestanding with over 9 cu yds of concrete holding it upright. Supporting the old Sheriff's antenna the tower now provides the 443.425 (103.5 tone) with a new home. Pretty awesome!

Here are a couple of pictures from its new home.

Why yes that is the original base.





--Arnold Samuels KH6COY

Arnold Samules

Arnold, a long time PLARC Member, speaks first hand about his life and his time as an American GI. His family escaped Nazi Germany in 1937, returned as an American GI and helped liberate the concentration camp at Dachau. At war’s end, he served in the Counter Intelligence Corps with another 22-year-old sergeant, Henry Kissinger, as the Allies set up a de-Nazified government and searched for war criminals.

Read More of Arnold Samuels' Story...

PLARC Estate and Other Equipment Disposal Policy

As a number of our members have become SK's It became clear to the Board that a uniform policy and procedure be in place inc ase surviving family members seek out the Club in an effort to liquidate or dispose of radio equipment. After much consideration and discussion a policy along with procedures and other documentation has been developed and approved by the Board. To view the Club's take, please click >>here<< for the complete policy and procedures.

2014 Tailgate'r a Success!

This June marked the sixth annual Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club old fashion tailgate 'r swap meet. Dan Withers WM7W coordination efforts did not go un-noticed. This year we had more sellers and more buyers coming from further away! Oregon? Yes!! He chose PLARC over the Wenatchee Ham Fest! All in all about 75 people attended and a fair number of items were exchanged.

WR7V took some pictures of the event. To see them click here.

Special Club Dates

Check our activity Calendar by clicking on the link below

Plarc Activity Calendar

Want to know about your favorite Jeff-Co Restaurant?

The Jefferson County Health Department maintains an online restaurant inspection database. Click here and enter Hadlock House or any other restaurant and check just how well they protect the food you eat there!