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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, Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland, MI.  (The youth building is located behind the church.)

 

Upcoming Events:

Mar. 27    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!

Mar. 27    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!  Net control for this week will be Tom, KD8DEG.  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.

Mar. 28     Plan to be on 2 Meter Simplex at 146.530 Mhz at 7:30 this evening.  This popular new net is headed up by Aaron Folkert, KD8VUN.  If you would like to act as net control or have any ideas for improving the net, please contact Aaron.  Hope to hear you on the air!

Apr. 1    The Allegan County Amateur Radio Club is holding an indoor “Mini Swap” at the Salem Township office, 3003  142nd Ave., Dorr, from 8am to noon.  The building is located in Burnips at the corner of 30th and 142nd, 9 miles west of the Dorr exit off US 131 and 13 miles north of Allegan.  More information is available at http://ac8rc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Trunk-Sale-Flyer.pdf.  Admission is $5 for buying or selling.

Apr. 3    It’s 7:30pm on the first Monday of the month.  That means it’s time for the “Jack & Zach Show”, (2m net of the Holland Amateur Radio Club on 147.06).  All amateur radio enthusiasts are invited to check in and join the fun!  Jack, KE8CIO, and Zach, KE8BSM, share net control for an exciting range of topics.

Apr. 4     Plan to be on 2 Meter Simplex at 146.530 Mhz at 7:30 this evening.  This popular new net is headed up by Aaron Folkert, KD8VUN.  If you would like to act as net control or have any ideas for improving the net, please contact Aaron.  Hope to hear you on the air!

Apr. 8    “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.

Apr. 10    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. 

Apr. 10    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!  Net control for this week will be Tom, KD8DEG.  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.

Apr. 11     Plan to be on 2 Meter Simplex at 146.530 Mhz at 7:30 this evening.  This popular new net is headed up by Aaron Folkert, KD8VUN.  If you would like to act as net control or have any ideas for improving the net, please contact Aaron.  Hope to hear you on the air!

Apr. 17    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!  If you would like to be net control for this week, contact Ed, KF8EV.  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.

Apr. 18     Plan to be on 2 Meter Simplex at 146.530 Mhz at 7:30 this evening.  This popular new net is headed up by Aaron Folkert, KD8VUN.  If you would like to act as net control or have any ideas for improving the net, please contact Aaron.  Hope to hear you on the air!

Apr. 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!

Apr. 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!  Net control for this week will be Tom, KD8DEG.  A subject may be provided or a question posed, but you are invited to chime in with your own topic of discussion.

Apr. 25     Plan to be on 2 Meter Simplex at 146.530 Mhz at 7:30 this evening.  This popular new net is headed up by Aaron Folkert, KD8VUN.  If you would like to act as net control or have any ideas for improving the net, please contact Aaron.  Hope to hear you on the air!

 

Mark Your Calendar!

May 6    Wexaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold their 55th annual Cadillac Amateur Radio and Computer Swap from 8:00 to noon at the Cadillac Junior High School, 500 Chestnut Street.  This hamfest will feature many vendors, giveaways, a VE testing session, as well as an ARRL card checker.   More information is available at:  http://www.wexaukeearc.org/documents/Amateur%20Radio%20and%20Computer%20Swap%20%202017.pdf

June 3    The IRA (Independent Repeater Association) hamfest will be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville from 8am to noon.

July 8    The Holland Amateur Radio Club will hold exams for anyone wishing to obtain or upgrade their amateur radio license starting at 6pm. in the youth building behind Victory Point Ministries, 11530 Ransom, Holland.  There is no charge for the testing.  In addition, if your license is within 90 days of expiration, it can quickly be renewed at no charge.

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!

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.  More information will be available at  www.glhamcon.org as details are finalized.  In the meantime, you can 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.

 

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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