Windmills On The Air

“Windmills On The Air” is now planned for MAY 13th thru May 14th 2017 !   Jeff, KB8QAP and Phil, K8PVH will be portable on WINDMILL ISLAND GARDENS during Tulip Time located in Holland, Michigan USA to activate the windmill ” DE ZWAAN”  on May 14th using various HF bands  and digital modes. On 20 meters look for us  with CW on 14.018, Phone on 14.255, and PSK31 on 14.070. Our windmill callsign will be K8DAA. Thanks Holland ARC!  A handsome QSL card is ready for any stations who can contact us at the windmill directly on that day. Jeff-KB8QAP and Phil-K8PVH are heading up the HF site operations on the Island. So please mark your calendars and tune in for the Windmills on the air 2017! 

Didn’t hear us on HF ? Try calling the K8DAA De Zwaan mill on May 14th using IRLP node 4373 

Good Luck!  73 K8PVH Learn more about “Windmills On The Air” at:


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Next E.A.T. meeting is Monday, April 24, at 7 PM

The next E.A.T. meeting (education and training) will be April 24, 2017  at 7 pm at the Victory Point 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.

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Ham License in a Day, Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017  “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:  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.

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Meeting Location

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.

The building is located on Ransom, which is just east of 120th Ave, between New Holland St and Quincy St.

Many thanks to Art, K0TWB for the hospitality.

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Need a license? Wish to upgrade? Fee Free!

Want to test for the technician license? Or do you wish to Upgrade Your License?

The next license testing session will be held on April 8, 2017 . Testing will start at 6 PM at the Red Cross Building.

What to bring with you:  If available, bring a legal photo ID such as a drivers 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.)

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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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HARC on Facebook

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:

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K8DAA 2 meter repeater audio now online…

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

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NWS Spotter Training Online now available

The National Weather Service has put an online study course in place. This is a great start.

Take a look at:

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Membership can now be paid using PayPal

If you desire, you can pay for a regular or family membership using Paypal. Even if you don’t have a Paypal account, you can pay online using your credit card. Details are on the membership page:

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