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!

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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!

Field Day 2023

As we all know, ARRL Field Day is fast approaching, and we will be participating this year as usual. This year, we have changed venues. We will be set up at Camp Agawam in Orion Twp., MI and operating on the air between 2 PM EDT on Saturday, June 24 and 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!

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April 2023 Meeting and Newsletter

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM ET at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. Our February meeting will include a presentation by Bob Heil, K9EID, about audio mixers. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Bob is a well-known sound engineer, and the founder of Heil Sound (which designed sound systems for several famous musicians).

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 April 2023 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

Lastly, just a word about club officer nominations – if you haven’t sent yours in yet, please do so to hparcelections at gmail dot com!

Election 2023 – Nominations

It’s that time of year again! We have begun to seek nominations for club officers. Members should have received an email from hparcelections at gmail dot com with instructions on how to nominate members for office, as well as the guidelines for nomination.

Just an FYI – we’ve relaxed the membership requirements for some of the offices. You can now nominate members with only 6 months of membership behind them for the positions of Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Director. The board approved this plan so that we can get some more participation from our newer members who might have some good ideas for our club.

If you did not receive the email, please check your spam filter, or send an email to hparcelections at gmail dot com. We look forward to hearing from the membership – remember, whoever you nominate will potentially be leading your club for the next year!

February 2023 Meeting and Newsletter

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 PM at the Hazel Park Library and on Zoom. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. Our February meeting will include a presentation by Paul Reinhardt, KC8BDK, about the Central Michigan Emergency Network.

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 February 2023 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

January 2023 Meeting and Newsletter

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held Wednesday, January 11th at 7:30 PM at the Hazel Park Library and on Zoom. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. Our January meeting will include a presentation by Jay Schwartz WB8SBI about the OSCAR 5 Satellite that was designed, built, and launched in the late 1960s.

There will also be an amendment to the bylaws from the bylaws committee to be voted on by the membership at the 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 January 2023 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

November 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM at the Hazel Park Library and on Zoom. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. Our November meeting will include a presentation by Reuven Gevaryahu KB3EHW on how digital voice works.

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 November 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

Davis Aerospace HS & ISS Contact Information

After a long time of planning, setup, testing, and coordination, we are finally ready for the contact between the students of the B. O. Davis Aerospace Technical High School in Detroit and the International Space Station.

The contact will happen on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at around 1:30 PM EDT, and it will be streamed LIVE via the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s YouTube channel. There will be some presentations and other informational content happening before then, so please feel free to load up that link a bit earlier than 1:30 PM on Tuesday if you would like.

Due to space and security concerns, we ask that you please not attempt to visit the school where the contact is taking place – you can instead use the YouTube streaming link provided above.

Lastly, the standard ISS FM voice downlink frequency will be used for this contact. Tune your VHF radio(s) to 145.800 MHz and see if you can catch the astronaut’s responses! (You won’t hear the student’s questions on this frequency – again, you can use the YouTube link if you want to hear both the questions and the answers.)

This has been a long time coming, and we are very excited!

October 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

The next meeting of the Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will be held Wednesday, October 12th at 7:30 PM at the Hazel Park Library and on Zoom. Socializing starts around 7:00 PM. Our October meeting will include a recorded presentation on AREDN networks and related topics by Andreas Spiess, HB9BLA.

The Hazel Park library is located at 123 E 9 Mile Rd – at the corner of 9 Mile road and John R street. 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 October 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!