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”
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.
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.
Vote to accept Secretary’s report from last meeting
- Event/Field Day
- Proposed changes to Business Meeting – Update