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!

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!

September 2022 Meeting and Newsletter

Our September meeting will include a presentation from Joe Raznik, WB8ADX, which will give us a substantial update on the ISS contact project with Davis Aerospace Technical High School. Even though Joe has opted to step away from the board for this term, he is still very instrumental in furthering our STEM/ASTEM initiatives, and this is a big one for us. He will be speaking about what has happened so far, and what is still to come before the contact in October. (Side note: The Detroit Public Schools Community District has issued a press release about this contact as well on their website.)

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 14th 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 September 2022 issue is available there, as are many past issues!

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!

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!

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!

November 2021 Meeting and Newsletter

The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club is proud to be able to continue in-person monthly meetings. Our November meeting will include a presentation from Dan Romanchik, KB6NU, who is currently the Assistant Section Manager (Training) of the ARRL Michigan Section. He will be talking to us about the importance of elmering.

The meeting will take place at the Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Rd., Hazel Park, MI 48030 on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:30 PM EST. You are welcome to arrive early to socialize.

We will continue to offer the meetings online via Zoom as well. An email was sent out to the membership this past week with details. If you are not a member and would like to attend via Zoom, please email one of the board members for further information. We look forward to seeing you!

Also, if you haven’t checked out our Zero Beat Newsletter recently, have a look at the Newsletter page. The November 2021 issue is available there, as are many past issues!