Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club - W8HP / W8JXU

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We’ve eliminated much of the outdated information on the website.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


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/

Fall Extra Class License Course Anouncement

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HPARC’s Education Chairman, Jerry Begel W9NPI, is pleased to announce that the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will once again be offering a course of study for the Amateur Extra Class license exam. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM beginning on September 6 through December 13, 2016 at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield (map). Campus and building maps will be supplied upon registration. The prerequisite for the course is a General Class Amateur Radio License or a Certifiate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) showing Element 3 exam credit. Pre-registration is required.

Ron Miotke WD8MNX will once again be the instructor and will use the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual as the textbook. There is no charge for the class, and the manual will be available from the instructor for $25 (sorry — cash only) at the first session. There will also be a $15 fee for the license exam at the last session.

To register or to receive further information, email w9npi@arrl.net.