Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club - W8HP / W8JXU

HPARC in the Park

On Saturday May 13th, HPARC will be having a “Lark in the Park”.  We’ll be setting up an outdoor radio event at Green Acres Park in Hazel Park, MI.  The “Lark” will begin around 12:00 Noon in shelter #2.  We have access to commercial power and restrooms as part of the shelter rental.  We have access to the shelter until 5:00 PM.

If you have a station you can bring out and set up, please feel free to do so.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Field Day 2017 is Only 2 Months Away

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Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.1

The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club has participated in this annual event since 1967.  Come spend Field Day with us on June 24 & 25, 2017 at Scout Park, in Hazel Park, Michigan (just north of Detroit).

We’re ON THE AIR around the clock, 2PM Saturday to 2PM Sunday!

ALL Hams Welcome! No experience necessary! Come out and make some contacts!

Meet for breakfast: 8AM Saturday, June 24 at Jimi’s in Royal Oak.
Set up: 9AM June 24 at Scout Park, Hazel Park
Tear down: 2PM, June 25 at Scout Park, Hazel Park

 

 

References

1. 2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25

hparc.org is Getting a Facelift

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Pardon our dust…

We’ve been working hard on updating the HPARC website.  There have been many changes made already, and some more to come.  We’ve upgraded the software that runs the site, we’ve changed the overall look of the site.  The site is now mobile friendly, so it is readable on mobile devices and tablets.

We’ve cleaned up the front page to consolidate duplicate information.  All of the external links and DX tools that used to be in the side columns, now have their own page.  You can find them by clicking on the Links and Tools menu at the top of every page.  The news feed and contest calendar have also been moved to sub-items on the Links and Tools menu.

We’ve eliminated much of the outdated information on the website.  As updates become available, they will be posted and announced.

The structure of the website was altered slightly. Now new information is posted at the top of the main page.  As new posts are made, older ones will “drop off” the bottom of the page.  This doesn’t mean the posts are gone.  They are all still available by clicking on the page number buttons at the bottom of the page.

A lot of things have changed, we certainly hope the changes make the site more usable.  We’ll continue making improvements to the site and strive toward keeping it as up-to-date as possible.

Stay tuned and 73!

Summer Technician Licensing Course

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The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will host a Technician Class Amateur License Course

WHEN: Mondays, from May 15, 2017  to July 24, 2017 (excluding Memorial Day and July 4 holiday Mondays)

TIME: 7 PM to 9 PM

WHERE:

Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI  48075

Maps to the classroom will be supplied when you register.

INSTRUCTORS:  Joe Raznik, WB2ADX, and Doug Robotham, N8NX

COST: FREE Instruction.

License Manual ($25–cash) available from instructor at first session.

FCC License Exam on Monday, July 24, 2015 ($15 fee)

Pre-registration is Necessary

Registration/Information: Contact Jerry W9NPI@arrl.net

Michigan QSO Party

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Coming up soon is the Michigan QSO Party contest. It runs from noon to midnight EDT on Saturday, April 15, 80 to 10 meters phone and CW. This is a fun contest where, unlike other contests, everyone wants to call you. The rules are pretty simple. For every contact, you give a serial number and your Michigan county. The other station gives you the same, or his state or province if not in Michigan. You can contact a station once on each band and mode. Best bands are 20 and 40 meters in daylight, then 40 and 80 meters after dark. More information, including full rules and a list of Michigan counties, can be found at http://www.miqp.org/