The general membership meeting for April 13 will be a tour of Ottawa County Central Dispatch. Unfortunately, due to space and liability issues, only club members will be allowed to participate.
The two forms below must be filled out by you and turned into the club by the March 9th meeting if you wish to tour the facilities of Central Dispatch.
OCCDA Background Check Form
Ottawa County CERT training will be available once again to Ottawa County residents. There are 8 nights of training, starting Feb 2.
More information is here:
2015 Spring CERT Night Training Flyer
The Skywarn training session for Ottawa/Kent County is now accepting reservations.
The date is Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
The location will be the Jenison Public High School Fine arts Auditorium.
There is no cost.
Registration is open for Skywarn training via Facebook:
Or the registration site direct:
You do not need to be a member of any amateur radio club to go to the training session. nor do you need to be an amateur radio operator.
April 11, 2015 “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: http://tinyurl.com/harchiad . Also, anyone holding current technician and general licenses may arrive at 6:00 and take the tests to upgrade.
A quick look at the the Holland ARC Field Day this year, with a special thank you to Phil, K8PVH for the pictures.
Holland ARC Field Day 2014
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 ?
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