Lake County
Ham Radio Journal

The Lake County Ham Radio Journal is

the Official Newsletter for

WeLCARS and the Stoned Monkey VHF ARC

This Month's Issue

In this issue (click on the cover to download):

  • Field Day Plans
  • June VHF Contest Plans
  • K9TMS Trailer Tower
  • Tech Fest V: The Mother of All Tech Fests

Previous Issues:

April/May 2010 - January VHF Results / Greenhouse Gas Propagation
January 2010 - Sweeps Results / CW Keyer Reviews / Annual Awards
November 2009 - Sept VHF Contest / November Sweeps Plans
October 2009 - Mobile Antennas / Mag Mount Ground Plane
Summer 2009 - Field Day / June VHF / IKEA Project Box
May 2009 - 432 Sprints / Field Day and June Contest Plans
April 2009 - WeLCARS Turns Pro!
March 2009 - History of Ten-Tec / TechFest IV / AT&T Review
Jan/Feb 2009 - January VHF Contest / Elecraft Transverters
December 2008 - Holiday Issue
November 2008 - Fall UHF Sweeps
October 2008 - September VHF Contest
September 2008 - TechFest III: Revenge of TechFest
July/August 2008 - Field Day / June VHF Contest / Cheap Yagis Pt 2
June 2008 - June Contest Plans
May 2008 - Merit Badge Electronics Classes
April 2008 - The Cheap Yagi Antenna Project, Pt 1
March 2008 - January VHF Contest / TechFest II: Return of TechFest

About the Journal

The Lake County Ham Radio Journal is published bi-monthly near the beginning of the month in PDF format. You don't have to live in Lake County or be a member of either club to download and enjoy the Journal. Each issue contains information about local ham radio events as well as articles of general interest to the ham radio community at large, such as product reviews, projects, and information about an aspect of ham radio you may not have tried, like a new band or mode. Our editoral tone isn't overly technical and we try to inject a little humor. Give us a try and you'll see what we mean.

Writing for us

We're always looking for new articles or content. You don't have to live in Lake County to contribute, and we welcome articles that you might have submitted to other publications, like your local club newsletter. Our only caveat is the article has to be associated with ham radio somehow, but it can be a pretty loose association. We can accept contributions in a variety of formats: Word (.doc or .docx), OpenOffice (.odt), Rich Text (.rtf), HTML (.htm or .html), PDF (.pdf), and plain text (.txt) are a few that come to mind. If you've got an idea or a story e-mail us at - we'd love to hear from you!

How do I get it?

We'll have a subscription list to send out notices when a new issue is ready for download soon. In the meantime, check near the second week of the month for a new issue. Click on the cover above to download the current issue. Previous issues are also listed above. You will need Adobe Reader or a similar program for reading PDFs. You can download Adobe Reader by clicking the link below or visiting

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