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Next E.A.T. meeting is Monday, February 26, 7 PM

The next E.A.T. meeting (Education And Training) will be February 26, 2018 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.  Tonight Jeff, KD8THX will be showing off a prototype soundcard that you can build for around $20.

HARC E.A.T. sessions are open to the public and you do not need to be a HARC member or have an amateur radio license to attend.  If you have questions about amateur radio equipment, operating practices, licensing, test and measurement, or anything remotely related to amateur radio, this is the place to be.

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Obtain, Upgrade, or Renew Your License March 10, 2018

The Holland Amateur Radio Club will be holding licensing exams for anyone wishing to get or upgrade their amateur radio license.  The testing will be held in the youth building located behind VictoryPoint Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland.  The testing session will begin at 6:00 p.m.  There is no charge for any testing.  No Morse code is required for any grade license.  In addition, if your license is within 90 days of expiration, it can quickly be renewed at no charge between 6:00 and the end of testing.

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.  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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FT8 Digital Mode Demonstration at March 12 HARC Meeting

The next meeting of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will be held on Monday, March 12 at the youth building behind VictoryPoint church, located at 11530 Ransom Street, Holland.  Following a brief business meeting, Tom Bosscher K8TB will demonstrate the new FT8 digital mode by operating his home station by remote control.  Everyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome to attend.

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HARC on the Road, April 9, 2018

Road trip!  Well, a very short one.  Tonight the club will be meeting at and touring the new Holland BPW Energy Park, located at 1 Energy Park Way (west off Chicago Drive between Highland Avenue and East 8th Street).  Special Notes:  This will begin at 6:30 pm rather than our usual meeting time.  Names and addresses for all attendees must be submitted at least two days prior to the tour.  Phil K8PVH will bring a sign-up sheet to the HARC meeting on March 12.

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Ham License in a Day, Saturday, April 14, 2018

“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.  Cost for the Ham in a Day study session is $25.  Also, anyone holding a current technician or general licenses may arrive at 6:00 and take the test to upgrade at no cost.  Anyone whose license is within 90 days of expiring can also renew their license between 6:00 and the end of testing at no charge.

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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!
Zach
KE8BSM
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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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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.  This location is just east of 120th Avenue, between New Holland and Quincy streets.

Many thanks to Art, K0TWB for the hospitality.

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