President’s April Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Spring is Coming – Still

We continue to have tastes of Spring. March sort-of went, out like a Lamb, being chased by a Lion! As of this writing, we are having snow falling and melting upon hitting the ground. The still gives us all some time to do that important antenna project with snow showers. Like the saying goes;

“April Snow Showers, May Antenna Powers”

Siren Testing

The April siren testing in Oakland Country will occur during the weekday;

  • April 11 (Wednesday) at 1:00 PM; special test in recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Those interested my contact Mike W8XH for more information or to sign-up for the next Siren test event.


The Michigan QSO Party (MiQP) occurs on the Saturday of the third full weekend in April. For 2017, the contest will start on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The contest period runs from 1200 EDST to 2400 EDST (16Z Saturday until 04Z Sunday UTC). All stations may operate the full twelve hours. More information may be found here.

Meeting Announcement

When: Sunday, April 8, beginning at 6:30 EDT

Where: Witch’s Hat Depot – Freight House


Round of Introductions

Verify Order of Agenda

Show & Tell


“How to make sure that your antenna systems are working at their peak efficiency”

Starts approximately at 6:45 PM

Mike W8XH will discuss the very important topic of verifying antennas. Nothing brings your radio to a stop quicker than a bad antenna!

Business Meeting Call to order


Pass around the attendance sheet.

Standard Items

Vote to accept Secretary’s report from last meeting

Treasurer’s report

President’s Report

Vice-President’s Report

Committee Reports

  • Event/Field Day
  • Proposed changes to Business Meeting – Update

Old Business

New Business

Meeting Adjournment

About John Haworth

John T. Haworth, SLAARC

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