HARC Get On The Air QSO Contest Results!

The deadline for submitting logs for the HARC Get On The Air QSO Contest has passed.

I’d like to thank the participants of the QSO contest and having a lot of fun on the air, trying new things, keeping repeaters warm and active, etc. Thank you all! We had 7 people submit a log to me.

The results are in!

Congratulations to:

Adrian N8AJM

Adrian scored 431 points! WOW!  Congrats to you!  Adrian wins either a new Boefang radio OR a $50 Amazon giftcard. His choice. He’s also going to get bragging rights, a certificate emailed to him, and since he’s only been a ham since November last year he’s going to have his HARC Membership dues covered for 1 year. 

Here are the final scores:

Adrian N8AJM = 431 points

Jayda KE8PCX = 405 points

Jacob W8MTB = 326 points

Sabrina WS8EMT = 185 points

Jon W8REA = 100 points

Maria KE8QQI = 78 points

Eric KE8GRY = 30 points.

Thank you all for participating!

And I’d like to congratulate Jayda and Jacob. They have won 1 year of their HARC membership dues covered.

Thank you all for participating. And I hope to run this contest again in the future.


Zach KE8BSM, HARC President

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Congratulations are in order…

Congratulations to the folks who attended the HARC “Ham in a Day” class on Saturday, April 10, and became new amateur radio Technicians!

Sarah         KE8RTH     New Technician
Stephen     KE8RTI      New Technician

In addition, four hams came in for the VE session and went home with new licenses or upgrades!

Mike          K8NWN       Upgrade to Amateur Extra
Luke          KE8RTJ       New Technician
Joshua      KE8RTK      New Technician
Tyler          KE8RTL      New General

So whether you see them in person or hear them on the air, be sure to congratulate these hams on their achievement and invite them to a club event!

If you know of anyone who has recently gotten their license or has upgraded, please let the webmaster know so we can pass along congrats to them as well.

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Holland ARC Membership Meeting ~ May 11, 2021

We’re B-A-C-K!!  Put your mask on, cross your fingers and keep your distance!  If everyone minds their Ps and Qs and Covid cases decline, the Holland Amateur Radio Club’s next monthly general membership meeting will once again be held in person!   We hope to see you at 7pm on Tuesday night, May 11 at the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s club (address and map on the Welcome tab).  You don’t have to be a club member to attend – all hams and everyone interested in amateur radio are welcome to join us!

Reminder:  We realize that over the last year, you’ve become used to meeting over the air, doing Google Meets and Zooming, so please remember you must fully clothed for public gatherings.  (If it’s necessary for Covid restrictions to be put back in place, we will meet on the air as we’ve been doing the last several months and you can attend in your jammies.)

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Friday Night TGIF Net!

The hits just keep on coming!  Since the HARC “How Are You?” net was a big hit during our shelter in place phase, it’s been replaced with another Friday night net that is more permanent.

So, we’re having HARC “TGIF Nets” Fridays on the 06 repeater. We’ll have topics and maybe some trivia. This is a laid-back net to kick back, unwind, and hang out.  Take off your mask, pull your chair up close, and chillax.*

Please come join us for the next HARC TGIF net Friday at 7PM on the 06 repeater.

*Yes, “chillax” is a real word – a combination of “chill out” and “relax”, which can be found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  Use it to impress your kids and/or grandkids.

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Shopping on Amazon?


Support us when you shop on Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2136386 and Amazon will donate a percentage to Holland Amateur Radio Club.  This adds nothing to the cost of your purchase but benefits the club.  Thanks!

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Project Pictures # 1

Pictures and words from Jeff, KD8THX on the rebuild of the club’s DMR repeater.

DMR Repeater KD8THX Nov 2020

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HARC on Facebook

The Holland Amateur Radio club is on Facebook!  It’s where to go for the latest news, ideas, questions, and comments.


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We’re nothing without you…

If you haven’t already done so, please join the Holland Amateur Radio Club for another successful year by renewing your membership today.  This club is active and growing and we need your support to keep the ball rolling.  Where else can you have so much fun for so little cost?  (We’re talking about the cost of membership, not your radios!)  And how easy can it be to pay those dues?  Just bring your $25 (single) or $35 (family) dues to the next meeting, OR mail it to Holland Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 2104, Holland, MI 49422-2104 OR you can use Paypal.  Even if you don’t have a Paypal account, you can still pay online using your credit card. Details are on the membership page:  http://www.hollandarc.org/?page_id=2458.

The Holland Amateur Radio Club values your membership and your support.  Thank you!

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K8EMU Ivan “Ike” DeWitt

Ivan “Ike” DeWitt, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.  Ike, K8EMU, was a longtime member of the Holland Amateur Radio Club.  Ike was a past president of the Club and in 2010, was honored as “Ham of the Year” for his role as co-chairman of the annual hamfest.

Ike could always be counted on to lend a hand and pitch in wherever needed, whether it was making coffee for club meetings or working at Tulip Time parades.  Each year, for every parade, Ike requested to be stationed near the grandstands, where he assisted attendees up and down the dangerous steps of the old bleachers.  It’s hard to imagine those activities without him.

Please keep Ike’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

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WD8BWK John Seidelman, SK

John Seidelman passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 following a long period of declining health. For many years, John was a member of the Holland ARC and was instrumental in encouraging others to obtain their amateur radio licenses and in continuing to help them after they did.

There was a Last Call Net for WD8BWK, John Seidelman Tuesday night, April 28. Charlie, N8QEM, a close friend of John, hosted for this Last Call. Many stopped by the net to give John one last call.

John will be greatly missed by his many friends in the club. His wife Sue, KC8RQS, and her family are requesting privacy at this time, so please honor this while keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.

John’s obituary can be viewed at: http://langelandsterenberg.tributes.com/obituary/read/John-S.-Seidelman-108453202

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