Field Day: Thank You!

Another ARRL Field Day is now in the books. Thanks to all of you who came out to help us set up and tear down (there were a LOT of people helping this year!); to all of you who helped with the food acquisition and preparation, as well as the tents, park permits, and all of the other things that we need to secure to have this event every year; to all of you who operated stations and got contacts for our W8HP club callsign; to all of you who took part in our GOTA (Get on the Air) station (using our W8JXU callsign); to all of you who visited, even if only for a short while; and to all of you who we may have forgotten. You made it yet another HPARC event to remember!

Reminder #1: Our club picnic is right around the corner. It will be at Green Acres Park in Hazel Park on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. We will have food and it will be a fun time!

Reminder #2: Our monthly membership meetings begin again in September. Our next one will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Details to come!

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No June Meeting, But Field Day is Coming

To dispel any confusion: There will be no June meeting. This is due to a few circumstances, some of which are beyond our control.

However, as we all know, ARRL Field Day is fast approaching, and we will be participating this year as usual. The club will have some stations set up at Scout Park in Hazel Park, MI, and we will be on the air operating between 2 PM EDT on Saturday, June 25 until 2 PM EDT on Sunday, June 26. 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 6/25. We will have plenty for you to do. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Field Day 2021

May 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our May meeting will include a presentation from Steve Bible, N7HPR. Steve has a long history of being a technical innovator and proponent in Amateur Radio, and he will be speaking to our club about the nanoVNA and tinySA SDR-based testing tools, and how they use SDR technology to work.

We will also be announcing the official results of the 2022 Club Officer elections at this meeting!

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30 PM EDT at the Hazel Park District Library. 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 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

Election 2022 – Update

We are now in the actual election phase of this year’s club officer elections. You should have received a ballot via email by now. If you did not, please contact hparcelections77 -at- gmail -dot- com to get yours.

April 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our April meeting will include a presentation from Jim Wilson, AC8NT. Jim will be speaking about various microcontrollers (including the ESP32 and Teensy), and what role they can play in your Amateur Radio projects.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30 PM EDT at the Hazel Park District Library. 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 April 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

Election 2022 – Nominations

It’s that time of year again! We have begun to seek nominations for club officers. Members should have received an email from hparcelections77 at gmail dot com with instructions on how to nominate members for office, as well as the guidelines for nomination. If you did not receive that email, please check your spam filter, or send an email to that address. We look forward to hearing from the membership – remember, whoever you nominate will potentially be leading your club for the next year!

March 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our March meeting will include a presentation from Barry Hansen, K7BWH, who will be speaking about meteor scatter communications on the VHF bands. This will be a fun and informative presentation about how relatively easy it is to make contacts at distances of several hundred miles or more, even if 6 meters and 2 meters are “dead”!

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 PM EST. As far as we know, the Hazel Park District Library will be hosting us, and of course, 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 March 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

February 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our February meeting will include a presentation from Bob Witte, K0NR, who will be speaking to us about Parks on the Air (POTA) and Summits on the Air (SOTA). We also encourage you to visit Bob’s website, as he has a lot of good information on it, especially if you are into VHF+ operation.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 9th at 7:30 PM EST. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 in Michigan, the Hazel Park Memorial Library has suspended all in-person gatherings, so this meeting will be taking place online only via Zoom. An email will be sent out to the membership later this week with the Zoom meeting details. 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 February 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

January 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our January meeting will include a presentation from Hazel Park ARC President Joe Raznik, WB8ADX, who will be talking about Amateur Radio satellite technology and operations for beginners. Because Joe is presenting, HPARC 2nd Vice President Mike Phipps, K8WU, will be running the meeting.

The meeting will take place at the Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Rd., Hazel Park, MI 48030 on Wednesday, January 12th at 7:30 PM EST. You are welcome to arrive early to socialize. The meeting will be taking place online via Zoom. An email will be sent out to the membership later this week with the Zoom meeting details. 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 January 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

Holiday Party and Newsletter

The traditional HPARC Holiday Party will be held on the second Wednesday of December (the 8th) at 7:30 PM at the Hazel Park District Library. If there will be a business meeting, it will be very brief.

The main entrée (chicken and potatoes) and the beverages (bottled water and soft drinks) will be provided by the HPARC Board. Those attending the Holiday Party may bring their favorite dish to pass. Please attend the HPARC Holiday Party and share the Holiday spirit and eye ball QSOs with your fellow hams and family members.

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Hazel Park, just east of John R. You are welcome to arrive early to socialize. Those not vaccinated are asked to attend via Zoom.

Additionally, the December 2021 Zero Beat newsletter is now available on the Newsletters page!