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The next E.A.T. meeting (Education And Training) will be March 26, 2018 at 7 pm at the VictoryPoint Ministries Youth Building. The club has purchased a series of instructional electronics videos which are around 30 minutes long. This will be followed by discussion and/or demonstration.
HARC E.A.T. sessions are open to the public and you do not need to be a HARC member or have an amateur radio license to attend. If you have questions about amateur radio equipment, operating practices, licensing, test and measurement, or anything remotely related to amateur radio, this is the place to be.
Road trip! Well, a very short one. Tonight the club will be meeting at and touring the new Holland BPW Energy Park, located at 1 Energy Park Way (west off Chicago Drive between Highland Avenue and East 8th Street). Special Notes: This will begin at 6:30 pm rather than our usual meeting time. Names and addresses for all attendees must be submitted at least two days prior to the tour. Contact Phil K8PVH to sign-up.
“Ham in a Day” Held at VictoryPoint Ministries Youth Building, 11530 Ransom St., Holland. 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: http://tinyurl.com/holo-hiad-ve. Cost for the Ham in a Day study session is $25. Also, anyone holding a current technician or general licenses may arrive at 6:00 and take the test to upgrade at no cost. Anyone whose license is within 90 days of expiring can also renew their license between 6:00 and the end of testing at no charge.
Starting in May 2018, the Holland Amateur Radio Club will be meeting on a NEW DAY in a NEW LOCATION. For the foreseeable future, the club will hold general meetings on the second Tuesday of the month and E.A.T. meetings will be held on fourth Tuesday of the month, both at 7pm. Our new location will be the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s Club, located at 9279 E Ottogan Street (just west of Winding Creek).
The Chick-Owa club is graciously allowing us to utilize their building for our club activities. These facilities give us room to grow, with tables and seating for 100+, as well as a full kitchen available for our use. Both our monthly general meetings and our E.A.T. meetings will be held there, as well as “Ham in a Day” and VE sessions held after May. To recap:
E.A.T. meeting Monday, Mar. 26 VictoryPoint
General meeting Monday, Apr. 9 Holland BPW Tour
Ham in a Day Saturday, Apr. 14 VictoryPoint
E.A.T. meeting Monday, Apr. 23 VictoryPoint
May & Beyond:
All General meetings 2nd Tuesday of month Chick-Owa
All E.A.T. meetings 4th Tuesday of month Chick-Owa
Ham in a Day Various Saturdays Chick-Owa
The second week of May is Tulip Time in Holland and that means flowers and parades. The Holland Amateur Radio Club, along with other area amateur radio operators, support the event while having a lot of fun! There’s a variety of positions for volunteers, but most operators are paired with Red Cross medical personnel to provide communication for them as the teams each cover a block or so of the parade route.
No medical or parade experience is necessary – a 2-meter handheld transceiver, headphones, and some extra batteries are all you need. The Red Cross supplies transport for volunteers to and from downtown from an offsite location, a box lunch, beverages, safety vests, and instructions. If you’d like to join in the fun while providing a community service, please contact Tom, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are 14 of the folks who helped out with the Tulip Time Parade medical communications on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. When all else fails, there is amateur radio.
Here is a short pictorial on this year’s Field Day. Thank you to all who participated.
Now you can subscribe to either calendar and get an alert on your computer or phone 5 minutes before a net starts. Both versions are the exact same so it doesn’t matter which calendar (Apple or Google) you subscribe to.
For the Apple people who use the Calendar / iCal app on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, use this link:
For you Android and Google Calendar guys, use this one:
Please enjoy & 73s!
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: