The following slate of officers were elected at the November Meeting

President: Mike Sharpe W8XH

Vice President: Mike Case W8MSC

Secretary: Harvey Carter AC8NO

Treasurer: Jerry Grimes K8GNG

Board at Large: Elaine Atallah W8ELA

Congratulations and Thanks for Serving

The Annual SLAARC Club Membership Meeting will take place: 

Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Witch’s Hat Depot – Freight House.


6:30 – 6:40 p.m.        Meet and Greet.  Pass around the Sign In sheet.

6:40 – 6:45 p.m.        Everyone introduces themselves.

6:45 – 7:00 p.m.        Q & A, Swap and Shop, Net Control Operator Assignments

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.        Nomination and voting for next year’s SLAARC Board of Directors

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.        Gary Rogerson will present the second half of his presentation on Radio Direction Finding and Fox Hunts

Please find a copy of the presentation presented by Gary N8RDF

Added info from November meeting

SLAARC will be at the annual Astronomy at the Beach event, Friday September 13th and Friday September 14th. The Astronomy event begins at 6:00 PM both days. However, SLAARC will operate outside of this schedule. Our tentative location is between the structure and the parking lot, as it was in 2017.

N8SL at the 2017 AATB

The SLAARC Agenda

Friday, September 13

Set-up demo table ~5:00 PM

Operate until Sundown – may go longer if crowds and weather are good

Saturday, September

Activate Island Lake Rec Area ~2:00 PM

Set-up demo table ~5:00 PM

Operate until Sundown – may go longer if crowds and weather are good

Hints for Attending the Event

  • If the weather is poor, we will probably not operate, however, the astonomy presentations will still take place. Will monitor the N8SL repeater.
  • Lots of kids attend, need to ensure safety of equipment set-up
  • As darkness approaches, the telescope observation area’s become sensitive to light. Bring red lights if planning to be there for observing.
  • Island Lake is a park, make 10 QSO’s and you have successfully activated the park. It still counts for personal call signs when using the club call.

Membership Meeting

Our July membership meeting will occur Sunday, July 14, 6:30 PM at the Witch’s Hat Depot in South Lyon Michigan. Our topic will be a review of the Field Day results.

Parks on the Air – Support you Parks

POTA is holding a Support your Parks event. It runs July 20 and 21st with plaques awarded for certain categories.

SLAARC will have a Parks Get on the Air event, Sunday July 21, like a POTA-GOTA. Hams are invited to come and get on the air with their own callsign. All it takes is 10 QSO’s.

We will be at Pine Shelter.

Please contact someone on the event committee, or email me at to request a time to meet to get on the air.

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During our April meeting, Craig W8ELD mentioned two items he recently came across with good information about stealthy antennas.

The first was a recent edition of Ham Nation

The second was a set of presentation slides from Carl Foster KB7AZ

Hello All,

Gary KG8MM has provided a detailed set-up guide for those interested in an Allstar node.

It is located in our Technical page as well as the Meeting Programs page

Steve N8AR and Larry K8UT have some new bragging rights. Their home-brew activity Mortty, has a review in the latest copy of QST.

Check it out in the Product Review portion of QST. It is on page 58, entitled Mortty Morse Code and RTTY Keying Interface Kit


Because of the cancelation of February’s meeting due to the Weather, this month’s informational meeting will have last month’s agenda.  Also, DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD AN HOUR ON SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH.

Meeting Announcement

When: Sunday March 10th, 2019, 6:30 PM EDST

Where: Witch’s Hat Depot – Freight House


6:30 – 6:43 p.m.        Meet and greet. – Pass around Sign in sheet

6:43 – 6:45 p.m.        Everyone introduces themselves.

6:45 – 7:00 p.m.        Q & A.  Does anyone have a question about amateur radio, the South Lyon Club,

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Informational Presentation.  Presenter will be Steve Smith – N8AR, and he will

Mike W8XH
President SLAARC