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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We’ve eliminated much of the outdated information on the website.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!

HPARC Meetings Are Moving!

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After years of meeting at Hoover Elementary School in Hazel Park, HPARC meetings will be moving to a new location. Beginning with the October 14, 2015 meeting, the UFCW Hall at 876 Horace Brown Dr in Madison Heights will host not only the monthly meetings, but also our annual hamfest in January. The meeting room is equipped with a projection screen and audio system, and should provide a nicer environment for viewing presentations and for conducting business, and ample parking is available. The hall is located east of I-75 and south of 13 Mile Rd. Consult the map for detailed location.

MARCH 14 ARISS CONTACT A SUCCESS!

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Despite having to be at the school early in the morning after working late the night before on last minute preparation, the team pulled off a nearly perfect contact with the International Space Station. With strong signals until just before our anticipated loss of signal time at the horizon, all 22 students who had prepared questions for Commander Koichi Wakata were able to ask their questions and hear the answers. Even Dr. Catherine Neuhoff, the principal of MMSTC, got to ask an impromptu question before the assembled crowd gave a big cheer and we signed off with NA1SS.

You can see a video of the contact as well as the report by TV Warren News on the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center website.

WAS Award for W8HP

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The club recently received the ARRL’s Worked All States Award for contacts made with the club call, W8HP. Thanks to Murray KE8UM, who maintains our Logbook of the World account.