HARC 2018 Calendar of Events


Repeating Events:

Mondays:         2 meter Net                    7:30 pm    147.06 MHz
Tuesdays:         2 meter Simplex Net    8:30 pm    146.43 MHz

Second Tuesday of each month:  HARC General club meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s Club located at 9279 E. Ottogan Street (just west of Winding Creek).

Fourth Tuesday of each month:  HARC Education and Training (EAT) meetings are held at 7:00 pm at the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s Club located at 9279 E. Ottogan Street (just west of Winding Creek).


Upcoming Events:

Sept. 22    Park2Park 1/2 marathon and 5K run.  Both races start and finish at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds on Ottawa Beach Road.  For the fourth year, our club (although you certainly don’t need to be a member to participate) will be providing radio communications along the routes.  Plan on being at the fairgrounds by 7:30am and staying at your assigned location until about 12:30pm (unless you’ve make other arrangements with Todd.)  Volunteers should contact Todd Boss.  His email is Todd(at)W8HYF(dot)org.  It’s easy and it’s fun!   

Sept. 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.  If you’d like to be net control for this evening, please contact Kim, N8KAL at

Sept. 25   An Education and Training (EAT) meeting of the Holland Amateur Radio Club will be held at the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s Club, 9279 Ottogan St., 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 simplex net starts at 8:30pm every Tuesday evening on 146.430 MHz.  Aaron KD8VUN heads this net.  If you have any ideas for improving the net or if you’d like to take a turn as net control, please contact him.  Everyone’s invited to participate!

Oct. 9    The Holland Amateur Radio Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s Club, 9279 Ottogan St., Holland, starting at 7pm.   This is not for members only, and all those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend. 




Mark Your Calendar!  You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Sept. 22  Park2Park 1/2 Marathon and 5k.  Volunteers needed to handle radio communications along the route beginning and ending at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

Oct. 6-7  Great Lakes Hamcon has been CANCELED.  Find details on refunds here:

Oct. 20  Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest.  8am-noon at the Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon.  Find details here:

Oct. 21   Kalamazoo hamfest.  Details available on this pdf.

Nov. 17-18  Fort Wayne hamfest.  Details are available at this site:

Dec. 8   “Ham in a Day” will be held at the Chick-Owa Sportsman’s Club located at 9279 E. Ottogan Street (just west of Winding Creek Golf Club) in 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:  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.

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

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