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Buddy Breakfast is Moving

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Effective immediately, the Saturday “Buddy Breakfast” is moving to Star Family Dining in Madison Heights. Jimi’s of Royal Oak, our long-time venue, has become the Royal Oak Taphouse. It no longer has the proper facilities or inexpensive menu to cater to our group.

The breakfast still starts around 9 AM. Star Family Dining is located at 26623 John R Rd, Madison Heights, one block south of 11 Mile Rd. It’s a white building with red roof and green metal trim on the southbound side of the street. The Star has a large parking lot, so worry no more about feeding the meter. The menu is large, featuring homestyle cooking.

To get there, take I-75 to 11 Mile, then go east to John R, then turn right. Or simply take surface roads to 11 Mile and John R.
Come join Hazel Park club members for breakfast, coffee and conversation at this new spot.

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!