GLARA Founding Member Club Gathering @ MIS

Hello All,

Please find a message from Larry WB8R about an upcoming gathering for the founding clubs for the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association.


Good morning,

As a founding member club of the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association, you are invited to an event at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The purpose of this visit is to familiarize our members with the facility and to explain more in depth what the plans are for the GLHamCon in October. As you will see on the attached PDF, we have provided a listing of various tasks and committees at the event that need volunteers to be assigned to.

I will have detailed track access information available soon and will forward that when I have it. In the meantime, please pass this information along to your club members. It is important that each club have at least a couple of people in attendance (the more the better) so the information can be take back home to your club members.

Please feel free to ask questions at info@glhamcon.org.

We are looking forward to seeing you at MIS on July 15!

73,

Larry, WB8R

Larry Camp, WB8R

Great Lakes HamCon

(C) 517.617.4883

(H) 517.278.0406

wb8r@glhamcon.org

GLHamCon Club MIS Meeting Jul 15

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Club Hosts ARRL Field Day, June 24 to 25

The South Lyon Area Amateur Radio Club invites visitors to try their hand at operating an amateur radio.
The club participates in the annual American Radio Relay League Field Day, running from 2 p.m. Sat., June 24 until 2 p.m. Sun. June 25, 2017.
The free event will be at the east end of the James F. Atchison Park, 58000 Grand River Ave., west of Milford Rd, in New Hudson.  Club members will be on hand to answer your questions about amateur radio.
For event details, please go to the South Lyon Area ARC Field Day event posting on our Facebook page.
Posted in SLAARC News

Presidents Newsletter and Meeting Announcement – June

Dear SLAARC member:

I cannot believe it is already June.

During our May meeting, we discussed the Great Lakes HamCon, the up-coming siren tests for Oakland county, and some short discussions about Field Day.

The meeting presentation, Bob WD8AQX gave a great overview of solar power and it’s potential.  It was especially interesting to learn about the way Bob had incorporated Solar into his shack.

We had another very good turnout at our May VE exam session, a family of hams were included, with two of them obtaining the Amateur Extra!   I hope to see some of the new hams at breakfast or our next meeting.

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Discuss potential club activities through the year
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

All this fun at one meeting. But wait, that’s not all.

Presentation

Field Day with potential future events from the FD Committee

Meeting Date:  June 11, 2017

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

New banner from Chris KE8FDB

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Jun-2017

 

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How to Volunteer for Great Lakes HamCon

During our last meeting, volunteering for the Great Lakes HamCon was mentioned.  The following is from Larry WB8R:

There are lots of opportunities for volunteers. The committees and
their tasks are just now being determined. Don't be concerned if it takes a
few more weeks for our task list to be assembled. Things are extremely busy,
particularly after Dayton/Xenia as we are occupied chasing commercial
vendors.

If the volunteers would send a note to volunteer@glhamcon.org and indicate
any particular area of interest or skill, that would help us to match
individuals with tasks. 

It would be a good idea for our potential volunteers to sign up to receive
updates on the www.glhamcon.org website. This is a good way to learn as
things happen.

HamCon

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Great Lakes HamCon Newsletter

Main points in May newsletter

  • Event tickets available via MIS website
  • Flea Market spaces available ($2/sq foot for Founding Member Clubs
  • ARRL President Rick Roderick will be keynote speaker

Please find more details in the newsletter

http://glhamcon.org/GLARANewsSummaryMay2017.pdf

HamCon

73’s de NU8M

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May’s President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Dear SLAARC member:

Hello May flowers and showers – with Thunder and Lightning.

During our April meeting, we discussed the Great Lakes HamCon, the up-coming siren tests for Oakland county, and the potential to support the Astronomy on the Beach event in September.

Astronomy on the Beach 2013

The presentation during the April Meeting, Mike and Eric reviewed the Winter Field Day event and discussed what went well.  This led to a discussion about Summer Field Day and the potential to use Island Lake as a back-up site.

We had another very good turnout at our April VE exam session, including a visiting Japanese Ham JA1AGG that obtained his Amateur Extra…and handed out some nice QSL cards.

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Discuss potential club activities through the year
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

All this fun at one meeting. But wait, that’s not all.

Presentation

Solar Power Talk by Bob WD8AQX

Meeting Date:  May 21st, 2017

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

John NU8M SLAARC President

Attachments

SLAARC_April_2017_Meeting_Minutes

73’s…de NU8M

 

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April’s President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Dear SLAARC member:

Hello April showers.

During our March meeting, we voted to join the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association to support the Great Lakes HamCon this fall at MIS.  They are calling for volunteers to support the preparation for this event.  Please find more information on our website here.

The presentation during the March Meeting was “Public Service – The face of amateur radio in our communities” given by Jim Kvochick K8JK, President of the Livingston Amateur Radio Klub  (LARK).  He gave an impressive list of activities his club in involved with, along with a great message on how Ham Radio provides a community service unlike any other group.  The best part is that any ham is able to contribute!

We had another very good turnout at our March VE exam session.  The candidates were well prepared and either received their fist license, or upgraded.

In local ham community events, the IEEE Southeastern Michigan will have a presentation the ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, has promised to give us the real “inside” information about what goes on in the ARRL Lab.  More information may be found on our website here.

For Dayton, the ARROW Bus to Hamvention is filling up fast! As of Tuesday (4-4), they “have 22 (twenty-two) seats left, so, please, sign up as soon as possible! The date is Saturday, May 20, 2017.

As of this year, there is a new location for the world’s largest Ham Radio Convention this year. This is at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The rumors have it that there will be up to 30,000 attendees this year!

Remember, we leave the Ann Arbor Transit Park-and-Ride near Pioneer High School a half-hour earlier this year due to the extra distance to Xenia.

Please Note: The departure time is 4:00 am this year because Xenia is one-half hour farther.”

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Discuss potential club activities through the year
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

All this fun at one meeting. But wait, that’s not all.

Presentation

Mike W8MSC and Eric K8ERS will present “N8SL Winter Field Day (WFD) Recap”.  They will discuss what WFD is, why N8SL did participate, and how it was to operate at Island Lake Rec. Area.  We will also cover how it differs from Summer FD and discuss some options for future events of this nature.

Meeting Date:  April 9th, 2017

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

73’s…de NU8M

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IEEE: THE ARRL LAB: TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS AND (TALL?) TALES

Hello All,

Please find an announcement that Louis AB8RI forwarded….John NU8M


THE ARRL LAB: TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS AND (TALL?) TALES

IEEE Southeastern Michigan: Chapter VIII (EMC)

Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting.

*** Note the Meeting Location:  Al Ameer Restaurant – Canton

Sponsors:  NoiseKen & Measurement Instruments

  • 2100 N. Haggerty
  • Canton, Michigan
  • United States 48187
  • Building: Al Ameer Restaurant
  • No Admission Charge
  • All times are US/Michigan
  • Menu: Regular, Vegetarian

  SPEAKER

Ed Hare of A2LA

 

Topic:

The ARRL Lab: Trials, Tribulations and (Tall?) Tales

ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, has promised to give us the real “inside” information about what goes on in the ARRL Lab.  He has a presentation that is chock full of information about the day-to-day things that happen in Lab when nobody is looking. Ed claims that every word is true, even the tall tales, but some of them involve fishing, so we suspect that a few of them may be a bit, um… well… exaggerated. Ed tell us, however, that will tell a few tales that you will never read about in the pages of QST!  Much of the work of the Lab has lately been related to EMC and interference problems, so Ed will give us the insider view on the problems facing Amateur Radio and what is being done to try to address them.

Biography:

Ed Hare, W1RFI, is employed by ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio. After an industry career in product testing, he came to work at ARRL HQ in 1986. He started as ARRL’s “Product Review” test engineer, moved on to becoming ARRL’s “RFI guru” (notice his call!) and he now holds the position of Laboratory Manager. Over the years he has written quite a number of RFI articles, ranging from articles for QST and the “ARRL Handbook” to articles about the practical aspects of RFI that have appeared in professional trade journals. He is also one of the authors of the ARRL “RFI Book” and the author of the ARRL’s book on RF exposure, “RF Exposure and You.” He is very active holding a seat for Amateur Radio on various industry committees, serving as a voting membership on the IEEE EMC Society Standards Development and Education Committee, the ANSI accredited C63® EMC Committee as Chair of Subcommittee 5 on Immunity, and is the IEEE EMC Society Vice President of Standards, representing ARRL and the interests of Amateur Radio as industry standards are developed. He is a member of the IEEE Standards Association, the IEEE EMC Society and the Power Engineering Society. His personal operating interest is QRP CW, where Ed’s motto is, “Five Watts is a Lot of Power!”  He is presently doing work on HF using 10 milliwatts, reporting 30 states worked, all in the ARRL CW Sweepstakes.

Email: W1RFI@arrl.org

Address: ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, Connecticut, United States, 06111

Agenda

5:30 Shish and Shawarma Sandwiches, Rice, Bread, Hummus, Salad and water or Coke

6:00 Presentation

Chapter website: http://www.emcsociety.org

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SLAARC has Joined the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association

Hello All,

I am pleased to announce that SLAARC has officially become part of the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association!  As a member, we have opportunities to participate in the planning and support for the main event coming up in October, Great Lakes HamCon.

Please find a message below requesting volunteers.

One may also find the same on their Facebook page.

Great Lakes HamCon Facebook


Fellow hams,

The plans for the Great Lakes HamCon at Michigan International Speedway are moving forward.  The event has recently been approved as the site of the 2017 ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention.  Volunteer help is needed,   Event preparation has started and the pace will pick up as October grows closer.

Your skills and expertise are needed.  Marketing and promotion is just one area.  Do you have expertise in social media, website design, videography, graphic design or similar?  We will have a presence at Dayton and will need volunteers to assist there as well as many other hamfests over the summer.  A robust program of forums will be staged at the event.  Help will be needed staging the venue as well as setup and event day activities.  Do you have contacts or relationships in the commercial side of ham radio that can help ensure an exhibitor comes to the event?

The success of Great Lakes HamCon depends on the engagement of the area hams and their clubs.  Let us know how you can help.  Send an email to volunteer@GLHamCon.org.   Include where your interests lay and the skills and experiences you bring with you.  Don’t hold back, include those ideas that will make the event unique and special.   If you just want to help out in general, that’s fine, we need you.

Please forward this email to other hams.  Include this in your club newsletter.  Spread the word.

Thanks in advance for your help.

73,

Glen Ohlemacher – K8GO

President – Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association

The Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association, a consortium of clubs formed to host Great Lakes HamCon

volunteer@GLHamCon.org

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic class

The Following was forwarded by Jim Kvochick K8JK


Livingston County and Michigan Volunteer Defense Force will be having a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic class Friday, March 17,  Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2017

Livingston County and Michigan Volunteer Defense Force

Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Class

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic class is a program which educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT is sponsored nationally by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and through the Michigan Community Service Commission.

WHEN:

Friday, March 17,

Saturday, March 18

 Sunday, March 19, 2017

WHERE:

Livingston County Emergency Management Department

1911 Tooley Rd.

Howell, MI 48843

https://www.livgov.com/emergencymanagement

This course is offered free of charge and is open to the public. There is a limited amount of space. If you are interested in attending this class, don’t wait, register NOW.

For more information and to register, please go to:

http://bit.ly/2017CERT-Basic_LivCoMI

You may download this as a document here:

2017BasicCERTClassPostermod1

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