Loma Pioneer Repeater Club

Serving over 1/3 of California on VHF 146.640 and UHF WIN System 442.900

LPRC Breakfast

Posted by on Nov 6, 2023

After a forced hiatus of over 3 years, LPRC finally held its traditional “Winter Breakfast” 23 members participated at the new location the Cheff Che Cafe in Santa Clara. What a great opportunity to mingle and chat in person as the perfect follow-up to the summer BBQ festivities. Here are some pictures taken by...

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The 2023 Picnic and BBQ was a smashing success!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2023

Put the 2024 Picnic and BBQ in your agenda and join us next year! Here is a link to the excellent photographs taken by Craig – W6WL to incentivate to join us for the next year edition ❤️ 2023 Picnic and BBQ Photos More pictures From our members are also available in this...

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Join us at the LPRC Picnic and BBQ on August 20th 2023!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2023

Just a reminder to save the date for our LPRC ANNUAL LPRC PICNIC AND BBQ EXTRAVAGANZA at Mount Madonna Regional Park, Hilltop group picnic area on Sunday, August 20, 2023  – 10:00AM (or earlier to help set up – volunteers appreciated!) to 5:00-6:00PM or thereabouts.  BE THERE, ENJOY GOURMET BBQ AND SUPPORT THE LPRC!!   Free for members, $25 entry fee for guests (will work deals for younger kids) with T-Hunt, door prizes, etc.  BBQ Lunch served at around 1:15PM and after, with door prize drawings as lunch winds down, and activities after. We are planning for many attendees again this year, so please RSVP on the Tuesday 8PM net, via lomapioneer@groups.io reply, or e-mail me so we have a good count in advance –looking forward to seeing you all!! DON’T FORGET: THERE’S A $6 CASH PER-CAR ENTRANCE FEE FOR THE PARK.  No fee for handicap.If we have one, Grand Door Prize tickets are $10 each, and regular door prize tickets are given out free to members. CASH OR CHECKS accepted, and membership renewals or join-ups can be likewise paid for at the Picnic or via via PayPal (including credit cards) to my e-mail address or to lprc1@yahoo.com. [that’s lprc and the number one all strung together]  Your club officers and volunteers will be preparing a BBQ feast … steak (incl. beef filet), ribs, maybe tri-tip, also chicken, burgers, red hots, hot dogs, veggie burgers…possibly some surprise BBQ items like Tex-Mex Fajita’s prepared by yours truly!  Beverages and some sides are also provided by the Club.  Please bring a pot luck side, salad or dessert, and share with your friends and fellow hams on the mountain. Volunteers to help clean up after are much appreciated.  Please let us know in advance of special dietary needs. Again, we’re looking forward to seeing you all!  Additional information included below.  Again, please remember to bring $6 cash for park entry (handicap gets in free).   We will monitor our 146.640 repeater. SEE YOU THERE, AND STAY TUNED FOR PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS!  73, John H. W6UQZ, Pres. LPRC  DIRECTIONS:Mt. Madonna County Park is located at: 7850 Pole Line RdWatsonville, CA 95076Phone: (408) 842-2341/(408)355-2201  Info and maps can be found here: (Park map) (Google map for detailed directions)  The park is located on Highway 152 (Hecker Pass Highway), ten miles west of Gilroy. From the east, use Highway 101 and take the Highway 152 west exit. From the west, use Highway 1, and take the Highway 152 east exit. The entrance to the...

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2023

MAJOR WINTER STORM EXTENDED/PREVENTS TRAVEL We had previously rescheduled our WInter 2023 LPRC Breakfast for this Saturday, Feb 25, on expectations that this week’s winter storm activity would abate by tomorrow as predicted at that time.  However, things have now changed, and the weather folks are now warning of dangerous winter conditions over the Sierras with the worst of it from this evening through early Saturday morning as noted in the latest Winter Storm advisory pasted below.  There’s also news of additional atmospheric river winter storms affecting SoCal mountains and the Central Coast tomorrow through Saturday as well, so I expect folks in high places such as Loma in the Bay Area will see impact as well. Given the current dangers of traveling over the Sierra summit today or tomorrow, I need to cancel our Breakfast scheduled for Saturday Feb 25 at 10AM with plans to reschedule it for a more favorable date in March.  Stay tuned for possible dates for a rescheduled...

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