WINTER FIELD DAY on Jan 27 and Jan 28 at Island Lake Recreation Area

The South Lyon Area Amateur Radio club will be participating in WINTER FIELD DAY on Jan 27 and Jan 28 at Island Lake Recreation Area.

N8SL will be on the air beginning at 2pm.  Operations will continue into the evening as long as the bands and club members can go!  Operations will resume Sunday early AM.     The SLAARC repeater will be monitored while operating:     147.040 MHz, +600 kHz, PL 110.9

Members and visitors are encouraged to check in on the Facebook page for photos and updates:

www.facebook.com/slaarc

Please dress appropriately.  This is a minimalist affair, so BYO food and snacks!

For more information, please open the flyer:

WFD2018-InfoFlyer

Posted in SLAARC News, Special Event Station

Presidents December Newsletter and January Meeting Announcement

It’s that time of the year again.  We have the dark-cold nights, sometimes with snow. Perfect antenna weather!

It seems like just yesterday we were contemplating our first Winter Field Day and K8MIS Special Event station. We kept the N8SL club call active with three separate events.

Now we are beginning to look at 2018 repeating many of the events and hoping to pick up a few more.

Let’s review some of the highlights for 2017:

Winter Field Day

We were active, for the first time, in winter field day. It was a perfect winter day at Island Lake Rec Area. We will be doing this again for 2018.

Great Lakes Ham Radio Convention

This was the inaugural event establishing a new regional convention. Our club was very active in both attending and participating. We will be doing this again for 2018.

Field Day 2017

 

This long-standing club event had another great year. We put up various antennas, had good weather for most of it, with a few good gusts of wind, great food, great company and plenty of visitors.

Astronomy on the Beach

This was the first time we participated in the long-standing event organized by several area astronomy clubs. We also activated Island Lake Rec area with N8SL.

K8MIS

We had a great time at GL HamCon running the K8MIS special event station.

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Pay Dues

Presentation

Larry K8UT will Present FT8

“FT8: Digital DXing on Dead Bands.”
The presentation will include an introduction to this popular new digital mode, “live” videos of FT8 communications, and hints for successful operation.

Meeting Date:  Jan 14, 2019

Meeting Time:  18:30-Social, 18:45-Presentation Start

John NU8M SLAARC President

Posted in SLAARC News

Officers Elected for 2018

Hello All,

The results of the election have been released. It took a whopping 3 minutes to nominate and vote on the officers for 2018.

2018 Officers

President: John NU8M

Vice-President: Mike W8XH

Treasurer: Craig W8ELD

Secretary: Harvey AC8NO

Congratulations to the officers for 2018!

SLAARC_November_2017_Special_Meeting_Minutes

Posted in SLAARC News

Special Meeting Announcement for Officer Elections – Nov-18-2017

Hello All,

We did no reach a quorum in the last regular meeting. Since we must elect officers for 2018, a special meeting must be called during our next club breakfast.

Day:  Saturday

Time:  8:00 AM EST

Place: Senate Coney Island, 25900 West Pontiac Trail, South Lyon MI, 48178

Room:  Back room

Opening Call to order
When quorum is reached after 8:00 AM

New Business
Officer Elections
–       Call for Nominations; President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer
–       Vote for nominated officers

Meeting Adjournment

Please note the current officers are willing to serve again for 2018.

73…de NU8M

SLAARC Special Meeting Agenda Nov-18-2017

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November President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Hard to believe it’s already November.  We have the dark-cold nights with snow soon to follow. Perfect antenna weather!

It seems like just yesterday we were at the K8MIS special event station. Now we are preparing for Thanksgiving coming up around the corner.

Several Ideas were discussed at the GL HamCon about potential improvements for clubs. We are already doing many, however, two of the areas mentioned were to focus whole-club meetings on interesting subjects, not business, and improving the communication to the membership with publication of annual club schedules.

At the next meeting, we will present a draft list of topics, presentations and activities for 2018.

For example, the events committee has discussed the following draft Radio Activities:

Activity Start Date Radio Activities (Events Committee)
1/27/18 Winter Field Day
4/21/18 Michigan QSO Party
6/23/18 Field Day
10/6/18 K8MIS
TBD Park Activation

Calling all Presenters

Have something to present to the club in 2018?  We have openings during our 2018 meetings for presentations or programs. It does not need to be a written presentation, it can be a show-and-tell, general discussion, or a group activity.

Meeting Date Presentation Presenter Presenter Call
1/14/18 FT8 Larry Gauthier K8UT
2/11/18 Allstar Node Construction TBD
3/11/18 Grounding and Bonding Frank Maynard NF8M
4/8/18 Satellite Communications TBD
5/6/18 Flex Radio TBD
6/10/18 Field Day Prep Event Committee
7/8/18 Field Day Results Event Committee
8/12/18 Antenna Analyzer TBD
9/9/18 Great Lakes HamCon Prep Event Committee
10/7/18 School Radio Clubs TBD
11/11/18 CW TBD
12/9/18 Christmas Dinner Club

Please contact would like to present one of the open topics, or if you have another topic you would like to present, or other activities for consideration:

General Club Functions
LARK Breakfast Socialization
Chili Cookout – WFD
Build an Allstar Node
Build an Antenna Analyzer
New Ham Day
Build bitx
Build band-pass filter
CW Practice
Build J-poles
Saturday Morning Breakfasts

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Participate in our business meeting
  • Vote
  • Pay Dues
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

Presentation

Tips and tricks on using the N8BHT repeater and the Allstar Node

Meeting Date:  Nov 12, 2017

Meeting Time:  18:30-Social, 19:00-Meeting Start

 Presentation and Business Meeting 

John NU8M SLAARC President

Attachments

Last Business Meeting Minutes

Next Meeting Agenda

73…de NU8M

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Drafting 2018 Calendar of Events

Hello All,

We are creating the plan for 2018

.

For example, we have Winter Field Day Jan, Presentation on Grounding and Bonding in March and K8MIS special event station multiple times next year.

What are some of the topics or activities that would interest you for our club?

Posted in SLAARC News

Great Lakes HamCon and K8MIS – Inaugural Events

Great Lakes HamCon

The first-ever Great Lakes HamCon is just days away, occurring on Saturday Oct 7 and Sunday Oct 8. We are looking forward to meeting all the club members at the event! We are also looking forward to seeing all the other clubs and participating in great forums lined up.

We have two tables inside one of the garages. Look for us there.

K8MIS

SLAARC will be setting up the special event station on Friday, Oct 6th. We will be doing some light operating on Friday, with most during the event on Saturday and Sunday. The individuals in the RV camp may also activate K8MIS during the evening or early morning hours.

Posted in Conventions, SLAARC News

Meeting Announcement and President’s Newsletter – October

Hello All,

Welcome to Fall! We have our first meeting of Fall to discuss the major event for this time of year, the Great Lakes Ham Con. This includes our clubs support for the K8MIS special event station. Please find some more information in my newsletter.

SLAARC Presidents Newsletter Oct-2017

For our next meeting, we will keep the business brief and speak of what we need to do for K8MIS.

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Oct-2017

Posted in Conventions, Ham News, SLAARC News

President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement – September

A very special event occurred in August…..we had so many individuals at one of our Saturday breakfasts, we needed to form an “L” shape to fit everyone at the table!

There was also a spectacular event, the Great American Eclipse, which was the first total eclipse going through the continental US since 1979. This month’s program will present members stories of their experiences. I was stunned by the stories of the 15 hour traffic jam from Marion to Chicago, IL.

Please come to the next meeting with your stories, images and show-and-tell.  I will present some of my images and show my camera set-up.  Would be great for others to do the same!

Totality with Diamond Ring, Outside Dillard’s in Marion, IL

School is back in session and Fall is approaching. That means new activities for the our club for the Great Lakes Ham Con. For SLAARC, this means our plans are ramping up for our October special event, K8MIS.

Calling all Presenters

Have something to present to the club?  We have openings for our October and November meetings for presentations or programs. It does not need to be a written presentation, it can be a show-and-tell, general discussion, or a group activity.

Please contact me with a topic you would like to present.

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Participate in our business meeting
  • Provide input for K8MIS
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

Presentation

The Great American Eclipse – Member Experiences

Meeting Date:  Sep 10, 2017

Meeting Time:  18:30-Social, 19:00-Meeting Start

John NU8M SLAARC President

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Sep-2017

SLAARC Presidents Newsletter Sep-2017

Posted in SLAARC News

Special Meeting to authorize payment for Flea Market Space at GLHC

We will call a special meeting to authorize payment for Flea Market Space at the Great Lakes HamCon in October 7th and 8th.  It will occur on Saturday, August 26th, 8:00 AM, at the Senate Coney Island, 25900 West Pontiac Trail, South Lyon MI, 48178

SLAARC Special Meeting Agenda Aug-26-2017

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