February 2024 Membership Meeting

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. The meeting will include a presentation by current HPARC 1st Vice President Joe Raznik, WB8ADX, on the status of the repeater system and other related matters.

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E 9 Mile Rd – at the corner of 9 Mile and John R Rds: https://goo.gl/maps/CYvGU58SsCLT7Kof9 on Google Maps.

Please also check out our Newsletter page – the February 2024 issue is now live!

January 2024 Membership Meeting

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, January 10th at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. The meeting will include a presentation by current HPARC 1st Vice President Joe Raznik, WB8ADX, on Amateur Radio in space.

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E 9 Mile Rd – at the corner of 9 Mile and John R Rds: https://goo.gl/maps/CYvGU58SsCLT7Kof9 on Google Maps.

Annual HPARC Holiday Party

We are having our annual Holiday Party again this year. It will be in the community room – same one where we hold our monthly membership meetings – on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Hazel Park Memorial Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Rd., Hazel Park, Michigan. Chicken and potatoes will be provided by the club, and of course, you are free to bring a dish to pass – whatever you’d like. If you have a spouse, another family member, or a friend, bring them, too!

The Holiday Party begins at 7:00 PM ET and runs until about 9:00 PM ET. We hope to see you there!

Additionally, we now have the December 2023 issue of the Zero Beat Newsletter available for download on the Newsletters page. Feel free to check it out!

November 2023 Membership Meeting

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. The meeting will include a presentation by Dr. Nathaniel Fressell, W2NAF.

Dr. Fressell is the founder and leader of the Ham Radio Science project, which does space weather research and sponsors the Solar Eclipse QSO party. He will be speaking from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA, via Zoom.

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E 9 Mile Rd – at the corner of 9 Mile and John R Rds: https://goo.gl/maps/CYvGU58SsCLT7Kof9 on Google Maps.

October 2023 Meeting

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. The meeting will include a presentation by Michael Fluegemann, KE8AQW on Radio in Scouting.

In his own words: “Over the past couple years, I’ve had the opportunity to share ham radio with multiple Scouts in the BSA program through SOTA activations on a high adventure trip, offering the radio merit badge, and most recently volunteering with K2BSA at the National Jamboree in West Virginia earlier in July. I’d like to share with the club photos from these activities and let them know about other opportunities to mentor youth and how their radio hobby intersects with scouting. One such opportunity is an event called Jamboree on the Air. This is the largest annual international scouting event with scouts communicating with other scouts and ham operators all over the world. This year the event takes place October 21-22. I will be hosting a JOTA activation at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora, MI and am looking for volunteers to assist.” Michael is the president of the Ford Amateur Radio League and an avid BSA volunteer.”

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E 9 Mile Rd – at the corner of 9 Mile and John R Rds: https://goo.gl/maps/CYvGU58SsCLT7Kof9 on Google Maps.

Please also check out our new Zero Beat Newsletter by heading over to the Newsletter page!

September 2023 Meeting

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. The meeting will include an in-person presentation by Michael Kalter, W8CI, about the ARRL and his candidacy for the position of Great Lakes Division Director. We anticipate that it will be an informative talk.

The Hazel Park Memorial Library is located at 123 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Hazel Park – at the corner of 9 Mile Rd and John R Rd. https://goo.gl/maps/CYvGU58SsCLT7Kof9 on Google Maps.

We’ll also have Zoom up and running for those who can’t make it. If you are not a member and would like to attend via Zoom, please email one of the board members for further information.

Also, if you haven’t checked out our Zero Beat Newsletter recently, have a look at the Newsletter page. The September 2023 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

Annual Picnic: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Here’s a quick reminder that our club picnic is coming soon. It will be at Green Acres Park in Hazel Park (same place as last year) on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Food will be provided, but please bring a dish to pass if you want. If it’s anything like last year, it will be a fun time!

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Field Day 2023: Thank You!

We now have another ARRL Field Day behind us. This one was important for us because it was the first one at a new venue with different accommodations than we have had in recent years. It did present some unexpected challenges, but we dealt with everything that came our way, and the event was still seen as an overall success.

Thanks to everyone who helped at any point during the event: Setup; food preparation; meeting and greeting with people (we had quite a number of new and prospective Amateur Radio operators visiting during the event); running the HF, VHF, and GOTA (Get on the Air) stations; and especially, with the quick teardown at the end.

Last but not least: We got local media coverage for the event! WWJ-AM 950 interviewed HPARC President Mike Phipps, K8WU on Saturday, June 24 at just after 10:45 AM EDT. Mike spoke about Field Day and Amateur Radio in general, which resulted in good publicity for what we were doing.

It takes a few dozen dedicated volunteers to make this event happen every year, and we are grateful for your service. Let’s do it again next year!

Pictures and media relating to the event are available here.

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Reminder: Field Day 2023

Here’s a reminder that ARRL Field Day is coming up in a couple of short weeks. This year, we’ll be at our new location: Camp Agawam in Orion Twp., MI! The event runs from 2 PM EDT on Saturday, June 24 to 2 PM EDT on Sunday, June 25. As is tradition for Field Day, food will be provided by Bill N8QVS.

If you would like to volunteer for setup, please be at the park no later than 9 AM EDT on Saturday 6/24. We will have plenty for you to do. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Flyer for HPARC Field Day 2023, Camp Agawam, Orion Township, Michigan, June 24 through 25
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May 2023 Meeting and Newsletter

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. The meeting will include a presentation by Anthony Luscre, K8ZT about contest logging software. This includes N1MM Logger+, which we use at Field Day, so make sure you attend if you want to know more about it.

We will also announce the results of the 2023 club officer elections at this meeting!

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E 9 Mile Rd – at the corner of 9 Mile Rd and John R Rd. https://goo.gl/maps/CYvGU58SsCLT7Kof9 on Google maps.

We’ll also have Zoom up and running for those who can’t make it. If you are not a member and would like to attend via Zoom, please email one of the board members for further information.

Also, if you haven’t checked out our Zero Beat Newsletter recently, have a look at the Newsletter page. The May 2023 issue is available there, as are many past issues!