The next E.A.T. meeting (Education And Training) will be September 25, 2017 at 7 pm at the VictoryPoint Ministries Youth Building. The club has bought a series of instructional electronics videos which are around 30 minutes long. Right now, we are viewing one of these videos, and then Jeff, KD8THX is showing us more advanced technology.
December 9, 2017 “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 Also, anyone holding current technician and general licenses may arrive at 6:00 and take the tests to upgrade. Please note that the Lowell ARC holds the Ham in a Day study session three times a year in cooperation with the Holland club. There is a Ham in a Day study session every two months between the two clubs.
Here is a short pictorial on this year’s Field Day. Thank you to all who participated.
Want to test for the technician license? Or do you wish to upgrade your license?
The next license testing session will be held on August 12, 2017 . Testing will start at 6 PM at the youth building behind VictoryPoint Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland.
What to bring with you: If available, bring a legal photo ID such as a driver’s 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 Holland ARC is now a member of the Laurel VE system, and there is no fee for testing. 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.)
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!
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.
Due to the sale of the Red Cross building, we have had to find a new home for the club.
We now meet at the youth building of VictoryPoint Ministries, located behind the church at 11530 Ransom St, Holland, MI 49424. This location is just east of 120th Avenue, between New Holland and Quincy streets.
Many thanks to Art, K0TWB for the hospitality.
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:
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:
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