Field Day 2024: Thank You!

We have now had another successful Field Day operation at Camp Agawam. We dealt with some unexpected obstacles – the heat and the interference between antennas being the two biggest ones – but we pulled through and made it a productive event while still having some fun.

As usual, John AA8UU successfully managed the event from start to finish, but he gets some help making it all happen every year, and so we must thank the volunteers who gave their time and energy to help make this Field Day what it was. Bill N8QVS of course kept us well fed, which is not an easy thing to do these days due to prices and availability of food. Bob WB8ATZ brought the tower and the majority of the antennas, and thankfully, he had a lot of help putting those up and taking them down. Bob N8REL and Brad KE8WNV helped run the GOTA (Get on the Air) station to show new and prospective operators how this whole Amateur Radio thing works, at least on HF. There were several others who were onsite most or all of the weekend, so support was available if someone had a problem that needed fixing, technical or otherwise.

We are certainly looking forward to Field Day 2025, and when plans begin to crystallize for that event, they will be posted here. Thanks to all of you who helped, showed up to hang out and/or operate, or lent your support in any other way that you could.

Next up: We are having a picnic at Green Acres Park in Hazel Park, MI on Wednesday, August 14. Details coming soon!

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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Picnic: Thank You!

We had our annual club picnic this past Wednesday (August 10, 2022) at Green Acres Park in Hazel Park. The turnout was great, the weather was fantastic, and the food was delicious. What more could we have wanted?

Thanks to Jim W8DPM and Bill N8QVS for handling the food and other related items to ensure a smooth event, and thanks to all of you for showing up!

We’ll see you on Wednesday, September 14 at the Hazel Park Memorial Library for the first monthly membership meeting of the 2022-2023 term. It happens at 7:30 PM EDT with socializing beginning at 7 PM.

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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!