Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club - W8HP / W8JXU

Field Day Breakfast & Preparations

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We usually arrive at the field day site around 11 am -11:30 am Saturday morning.  The people that want to have breakfast before hand should meet at the Big Boy at the Baldwin Rd. exit of I-75 between 8:00 and 8:30 am . 

Bring some folding chairs if you want something to sit upon and bedding if you want to sleep over on the bunk bed (otherwise it has no covers or sheets and no pillows).  Bring shower stuff if you want to shower there.  Bring your own pop this year as we are only providing water.  If you want a fan to cool you off bring one.  There are tables in the rooms that we use for operating or if you like you can bring you own folding table.  Bring a flashlight and bug spray and since we might have rain I suggest bringing rain gear.

John AA8UU, Field Day CoChair

Field Day

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Field Day is the last full weekend in June. We will be on the air for 24 hours and need operators for the entire 24 hour period (even in the middle of the night).

This is a contest to test our ability to operate in the field on emergency power and with portable antennas. We rely on the generosity of our members who donate their time and equipment for the weekend.  In the past we thank Mike WD8S, Gerry K8GT, Dee N8UZE and Carl N8AE for lending their radio equipment. And Bob WB8ATZ for making sure that our other equipment is all working and up to snuff and bringing them out to the Field Day site.

Wel have something for everyone. No matter if you are heavy into contesting or just want to operate and make some Q’s. Experience not required—just that you want to give it the old college try.

We also will have the GOTA station. Anyone who has gotten their license in the past year or does not have a license can work the GOTA station. There will be a control operator on duty at all times. Bring your kids to introduce them to ham radio. We get extra points for them and see if they can get 20 QSO’s so their score willl count.  Remember with the GOTA station 20 is the magic number.  Each operator must make at least 20 QSO’s for them to count.


HPARC Dayton Hamvention Plans

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Dayton Hamvention is Friday, May 16 Sunday, May 18
HPARC has rooms reserved for Thursday-Saturday nights at the usual location:
Hampton Inn
45 Troy Town Dr
Troy, OH 45373
This is located next to I-75 at exit 74.
All rooms have 2 double beds. 8 are non-smoking, while 2 are smoking.
Rooms are available for any combination of the above nights.
HPARC Room rates, already including tax, are $95/night.
Please print, complete, and include the attached form with your payment. Payments are due no-later then Wednesday, April 9.

HPARC is planning to have a tent and cooler with soft drinks in the flea market area for your comfort.
The HPARC Junkology Van may be able to haul out that rare 1943 Kugel gizmometer you may find. Items hauled out of Hamvention for HPARC members must be picked-up at the Hampton Inn the same night. I will not be able to haul anything back to MI or deliver to your hotel. Haul-out space will be very limited Saturday evening. I reserve the right to refuse any items when the van is full or items with dirt, liquid, chemicals, insects, rodents, forest animals, or nuclear waste.

Contact Steve Gladstein, N8FH, for additional info. Please print out and give to Steve the Hamvention form.

Go to the official Hamvention 2008 web site for up-to-date information.