HARC uBITX Build Event / Radio Night – Dec. 18 at the Library!

Pete Hoffswell of the Lakeshore Makers group has invited the HARC to participate in the Maker Labs program.  The first event is Tuesday, December 18, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Herrick District Library in downtown Holland.  Of particular interest are projects that match upcoming events such as 3D Printing, Amateur Radio, Circuits and Soldering and Arduino Microcontrollers.  This invitation to participate with the Lakeshore Makers group event fits perfectly with our uBITX build – radio night projects.

Our next uBITX build / radio night event scheduled for Tuesday, December 18 will be at the Main Floor Meeting Room of Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Both off street and on street parking are available.  For more information about events at the Herrick District Library please visit https://libcal.herrickdl.org/ or https://herrickdl.org/.

The above information has been provided courtesy of Jeff, KD8THX.

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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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2019 Temporary Change of Meeting Nights

Due to conflicts with the use of the clubhouse, our meeting days will change from Tuesday to Friday in January, February, and March, 2019.    The plan at this time is to change back to our regular Tuesday dates from April forward.  Thus:

General HARC meetings will be held on Fridays – January 11, February 8, and March 8.

Education and Training meetings will be held on Fridays – January 25, February 22, and March 22.

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2018 Field Day photos and a video link

There is a PDF uploaded that has pictures of the 2018 field day.

Holland ARC Field Day 2018

And Zach, KE8BSM has uploaded a great video to Youtube:

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New Email List Server for the Holland ARC

After years of being with the Yahoo Groups, and after much heartache, the Holland ARC has moved over to the groups.io email list server. Superior service is here.

If you did not get the email on how to sign up, please go to:


From there you will see “apply for membership” icon. Click on that and follow the instructions and we should be good to go.

The archives are available at any time to be read without logging in.  Todd, W8YHF ported over thousands of emails from the Yahoo Group.

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HARC has MOVED! Spread the Word!

The Holland Amateur Radio Club is now 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 are being held there, as well as “Ham in a Day” and VE sessions.  To recap,

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

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You have a parade? Need communications? We’ve got your back.

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.

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Holland 2017 Field Day Pictures

Here is a short pictorial on this year’s Field Day. Thank you to all who participated.

Holland Amateur Radio Club Field Day 2017

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Online West Michigan Net List

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!
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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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