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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President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Dear SLAARC member:

Wow, has the summer been going by quickly! Since Field Day, we have been supporting the next major club events occurring in August and October, K8MIS.

The preparations for K8MIS is in full swing for the next major NASCAR event at Michigan International Speedway, August 11th to 13th.  We will have two separate activities; a Meet-and-Greet table in the Fan Zone to introduce visitors to the hobby and our operating station in the Graves Farm RV Park adjacent to the race track.

We are also looking forward to the Great Lakes Ham Con with the special event located between the garages with vendor tables and the conference rooms that hold the talks and classes, from the radio-rooms found next to G1 (and next to the rest rooms in B54!).

For both, we invite any in our membership that will be willing to volunteer their time and talents.

For more information, please go to our web page: http://www.slaarc.com/2017/08/k8mis-special-event-station-at-august-race/

Calling all Presenters

Have something to present to the club?  We have openings for our September, 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:

  • K8MIS
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)


K8MIS – August edition and update

Meeting Date:  August 13, 2017

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

John NU8M SLAARC President



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K8MIS Special Event Station at August Race

Our club will be participating in the Special Event station at MIS.
Those interesting in coming out, may sign-up on the August Race Volunteer Form
We have two locations, a Meet-and-Greet table in the Fan Zone by the race and the special event station at the Graves Family RV park adjacent to the MIS race track. The Facebook page is a great way to ask questions:
See you there!
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President’s Newsletter and July Meeting Announcement

Hello All,

We have made it through the major activity for our club, and it was a great one.  It was a fun field day, with lots of visitors, great food and great band conditions.  Even the weather cooperated, with some well placed gusts of wind.

I added some more detail in my Newsletter

SLAARC Presidents Newsletter July-2017

For our meeting starting at 6:30 PM on  July 9th, we will discuss our Field Day results and contemplate what we may like to do next time around.

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Jul-2017

For a review of what was discussed in June’s meeting, you may review our Meeting Minutes.


73’s  NU8M

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Michigan Section Family Outing July 7 & 8


Larry WB8R wanted our club to know about the following event, as mentioned in the June Michigan Section News

The 19th annual Michigan Section Family Outing will once again be held at the Woodlands Conference Center and Campground in the woods near Hale, Michigan. This facility has 420 acres of beautiful Northern Michigan woods and most likely we will have it all to ourselves. In addition to being a family friendly event (plenty of things for kids to do), this will be the location for the Michigan Section Statewide Emergency Coordinator’s annual meeting and training session. We have a large indoor facility that works very well for presentations and discussions.

John McDonough and his crew have assembled a great program that will begin on Friday afternoon and will run all day on Saturday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday, but you are free to bring your own. The entire outing is powered by donations.
See our website located at www.sectionouting.info for complete details.

There is plenty of room for campers in anything from a pup tent to a motorhome and a fifth wheel. Electrical hookup is available as well and permanent restrooms with showers are close by. Antennas are not a problem, so there are good opportunities to operate portable from there. Campers are welcome to come early and enjoy the peace and quiet.

This is a fun event coupled with a great place to network with others and share experiences. I guarantee that you will go home with more knowledge that you came with!

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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!


Larry, WB8R

Larry Camp, WB8R

Great Lakes HamCon

(C) 517.617.4883

(H) 517.278.0406


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.


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

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.


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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



73’s de NU8M

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