New Meeting Location

Due to the Red Cross Building being up for sale, we have found a new home.

Starting with the October 10th general meeting, we will meet at the youth building of VictoryPoint Ministries, located at 11530 Ransom St, Holland, MI 49424.

The building is located on Ransom, which is just west of 120th Ave, between New Holland St and Quincy St.

Many thanks to Art, K0TWB for the hospitality.

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HARC on Facebook

There are two pages for the Holland ARC on Facebook.

A little used full group page for the club is at

And John Hanse (AC8HZ) added a page for this years field day:

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Next E.A.T. meeting is September 26, Monday at 7 PM

The next E.A.T. meeting (education and training) will be September 26  at 7 pm at the Red Cross. The club has bought a series of instructional electronics videos which are 30 minutes.  Right now, we are viewing one of these videos, and then Jeff, KD8THX is showing us more advanced technology.

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Ham License in a Day, December 10, 2016, Saturday.

December 10, 2016  “Ham in a Day.”  This is an opportunity for anyone wishing to get their amateur radio technician license to study and take the exam all in one afternoon.  Directed study starts at 1:00 and continues till 6:00, when the test will be given.  For registration and more information, go to: .  Also, anyone holding current technician and general licenses may arrive at 6:00 and take the tests to upgrade. .. ..

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Need a license? Wish to upgrade?

Want to test for the technician license? Or do you wish to Upgrade Your License?

The next license testing session will be held on December 10, 2016 . Testing will start at 6 PM at the Red Cross Building.

What to bring with you:  If available, bring a legal photo ID such as a drivers license or passport.  If no legal photo ID is available, then bring 2 pieces of Legal ID.  Anyone 16 years old or younger must have a parent or legal guardian present for the entire testing session.  The ARRL license testing fee is $15.  IMPORTANT… If you currently hold a ham radio license, bring the license and a copy of the license to the test session.  (Copy will be sent in with the testing results.)

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So you would like to get your amateur radio license?

Presented here is a simple PDF with several online links that can help you study for your first technician license, and upgrade to the general and extra class:

So you want to get your license ?

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K8DAA 2 meter repeater audio now online…

You can now listen to the Holland ARC’s 147.060 repeater audio on the Internet.

The direct link is:

This is found on the Radio Reference page for Ottawa County:

Keep in mind that with steaming audio there is a 25-30 second delay in the audio.

This feed makes it handy for many of us to monitor the repeater from our work environment, especially during severe weather.

There is no cost to you or the club for this service.

Tom Bosscher K8TB

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NWS Spotter Training Online now available

The NWs has put an online study course in place. This is a great start.

Take a look at:

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Membership can now be paid using PayPal

If you desire, you can pay for a regular or family membership using Paypal. Even if you don’t have a Paypal account, you can pay online using your credit card. Details are on the membership page:

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