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                      HARC 2017 Calendar of Events

 

Repeating Events:

Mondays:                 2m Net    7:30 pm    147.06

Second Monday:   HARC Member Meetings  are held at 7:00 pm in the youth building of VictoryPoint Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, MI.  (The youth building is located behind the church.)

 

Upcoming Events:

July 24     An Education and Training (EAT) meeting of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will be held in the youth building behind Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, beginning at 7:00pm.  We will have instructional videos, as well as answer any questions and especially help newcomers to the hobby get started.  Everyone is welcome to come and find out about ham radio, help someone else, or just socialize.  No matter how long you’ve been involved in the hobby, there’s always more to learn!

July 24       The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.   Your net control for the evening will be Ed, KF8EV.

July 31       The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion. 

Aug. 7       The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net and participate in or just listen to the popular “Jack and Zach show”, where Jack KE8CIO and Zach KE8BSM will delve into a facet of amateur radio.  Please check in and join the fun!  

Aug. 12    “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.  The session will be held in the youth building of Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland.  Please note that the youth building is located behind the church.  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 .   Prior registration is helpful, but not required.  The 6:00 exam session is also open to walk-ins and anyone wishing to upgrade their current license.  The cost for the Ham in a Day study session is $25.00; 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.

Aug. 14    The Holland Amateur Radio Club will hold its regular monthly meeting in the youth building behind Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, starting at 7pm.   This is not for members only, and all those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.  There will be a presentation following the business meeting.  

Aug. 19   The 4th annual “Spark in the Park” will be held at the Homeschool Building gym (5625 Burlingame SW in Wyoming) from 9am to 1pm.  (Note that the time is earlier this year so as not to conflict with plans anyone may have later in the day.)  Spark in the Park is not a hamfest.  “Spark” is more like a science fair for amateur radio enthusiasts and for those who would like to learn more about the many facets of amateur radio.  Admission is FREE to all and tables to show off your ham radio related projects and activities are also FREE.  Everyone is invited to bring their favorite project.  What may seem commonplace to you may open up a whole new world of amateur radio for others.  “Spark” is sponsored by ten local radio clubs and promises to be bigger and better than ever!  More information and  pictures from previous “Sparks” can be found at http://www.k8tb.org/sitp.htm.  Come one, come all!

Aug. 21     The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.    

Aug. 28    An Education and Training (EAT) meeting of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will be held in the youth building behind Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, beginning at 7:00pm.  We will have instructional videos, as well as answer any questions and especially help newcomers to the hobby get started.  Everyone is welcome to come and find out about ham radio, help someone else, or just socialize.  No matter how long you’ve been involved in the hobby, there’s always more to learn!

Aug. 28    The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion. 

Sept. 4    The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net and participate in or just listen to the popular “Jack and Zach show”, where Jack KE8CIO and Zach KE8BSM will explore a facet of amateur radio.  Please check in and join the fun!  

Sept. 11    The Holland Amateur Radio Club will hold its regular monthly meeting in the youth building behind Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, starting at 7pm.   This is not for members only, and all those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.  There will be a presentation following the business meeting.  

Sept. 11     The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.   Net control is needed for this evening.  If you’d like to try your hand at it, please contact Ed, KF8EV.

Sept. 18      The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.   Net control is needed for this evening.  If you’d like to try your hand at it, please contact Ed, KF8EV.

Sept. 25    An Education and Training (EAT) meeting of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will be held in the youth building behind Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, beginning at 7:00pm.  We will have instructional videos, as well as answer any questions and especially help newcomers to the hobby get started.  Everyone is welcome to come and find out about ham radio, help someone else, or just socialize.  No matter how long you’ve been involved in the hobby, there’s always more to learn!

Sept. 25      The 2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will begin at 7:30pm at 147.06.  All amateur radio enthusiasts are welcome to join the net.  Please check in and join the fun!  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.   Net control is needed for this evening.  If you’d like to try your hand at it, please contact Ed, KF8EV.

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Aug. 12    “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.  The session will be held in the youth building of Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland.  Please note that the youth building is located behind the church.  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 .   Prior registration is helpful, but not required.  The 6:00 exam session is also open to walk-ins and anyone wishing to upgrade their current license.  The cost for the Ham in a Day study session is $25.00; 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.

Aug. 19   The 4th annual “Spark in the Park” will be held at the Homeschool Building gym (5625 Burlingame SW in Wyoming) from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, August 19.  (Note that the time is earlier this year so as not to conflict with plans anyone may have later in the day.)  Spark in the Park is not a hamfest.  “Spark” is more like a science fair for amateur radio enthusiasts and for those who would like to learn more about the many facets of amateur radio.  Admission is FREE to all and tables to show off your ham radio related projects and activities are also FREE.  Everyone is invited to bring their favorite project.  What may seem commonplace to you may open up a whole new world of amateur radio for others.  More information and some pictures from the first “Spark” can be found at http://www.k8tb.org/sitp.htm.  Come one, come all!

Sept. 9    GRAHamfest.  The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association will hold their annual hamfest.  Details will be published when available.

Oct. 7-8   The inaugural Great Lakes HamCon will take place this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn, MI.  This world class event will feature commercial vendors, outdoor flea markets, indoor booth space, meetings, get-togethers, and forums.  Information is available at www.glhamcon.org. You may also contact the organizers at info(at)glhamcon.org with any questions, comments or ideas you may have.

Oct. 21    Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest.

Oct. 22    Kalamazoo Hamfest and Amateur Radio Swap and Shop.

 

 

 

The Holland Amateur Radio Club holds licensing exams for anyone wishing to get or upgrade their amateur radio license.  The testing will be held in the youth building of Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland.  Please note that the youth building is located behind the church.  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.

If you have questions, comments, corrections or other events you would like to see on this calendar, please contact Tom, K8TB k8tb@arrl.net

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