The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club (HPARC) is an ARRL Special Service Club open to all who are interested in the hobby of amateur radio communications. The club was formed in 1965 with the motto: Service Through Education. We have held entry level Technician class license classes each year ever since, helping hundreds of people become amateur radio operators. Additionally, we offer upgrade classes each year for both General and Amateur Extra class licenses.
The club goals are to bring together amateur radio operators to share experiences, exchange ideas and knowledge, along with helping mentor new enthusiasts who were interested in the hobby. To meet that goal we meet monthly with a presentation. Members receive a monthly newsletter and other benefits.
Our club has also expanded its services by helping out the community at public events, emergencies, disasters, and Skywarn spotting. On our VHF and UHF repeaters, we host the southeastern Oakland County subnet for testing outdoor sirens during tornado season. We successfully test all of the sirens at least twice each season.
Our club has conducted a 2 meter net every week continuously for over 50 years. The net started out on 2 meters (146.160 MHz, AM mode), and is currently held every Sunday evening at 9 PM ET on our FM-mode repeaters (VHF: 146.640 MHz, -600 kHz offset, 100.0 Hz PL; UHF: 443.225 MHz,+5 MHz offset, 107.2 Hz PL). You can also connect by Echolink using node #980938 (“W8HP-R”). All are welcome to join the net. Additionally, the HPARC also conducts a CW net on 28.025 MHz on Tuesday night at 8 PM ET. More information is available on the Nets page.
We have participated as a group in ARRL Field Day since 1967, and have done very well over the years. The first Field Day was held at Norm Raymond WA8ZPL’s QTH in Ferndale. We now hold Field Day at Scout Park in Hazel Park, Michigan. Everyone is welcome to operate with licensed operators during this special event. The club callsign W8JXU was acquired in memory of Al Hoffman who was a friend of all Hazel Park hams. We use that callsign for the GOTA station during Field Day. Our primary club callsign, W8HP, is used for our repeaters, and also during Field Day.
Read more in our handbook.
|Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club Officers|
|First Vice President:||Marvin||W5DT|
|Second Vice President:||Mike||K8WU|
|Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club Volunteers|
|Public Information Officer:||Rick||KB5OO|
|Field Day Chairman:||John||AA8UU|
|2-Meter Net Chairman:||Bob||N8REL|
|2-Meter Net Manager:||Lee||KD8TBC|
|2-Meter Net Manager:||John||W8TOY|
|2-Meter Net Manager:||Mike||K8WU|
|Siren Testing Subnet:||Marsha||N8FE|
|VUCC / WAS Card Checker:||Sean||K8KHZ|