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)


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


Last Business Meeting Minutes

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About John Haworth

John T. Haworth, SLAARC

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