Dan KB6NU will be teaching a General class here in Ann Arbor starting on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and would like to invite SLAARC members to attend. The class will run for eight to ten weeks, depending on how fast they can get through the material.

It’s going to be held at the All Hands Active (AHA) makerspace on 225 E Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor. It’s in the basement below the Afternoon Delight restaurant. The classes will start at 10 am and end at noon.

They will be using the KB6NU study guide, which will be available for only $10. In addition, Dan is asking for a donation of $25 to pass on to AHA for letting the group use their classroom.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Dan KB6NU

CW Geek, Ham Radio Instructor
Author of the "No Nonsense" amateur radio license study guides
Read my ham radio blog at http://www.kb6nu.com

The event is to introduce those to POTA! The equipment and the way to operate. No prior experience required! We plan to gather at the Hickory Shelter from 1 to 4 PM. Call out on the SLAARC repeater with any questions during the day of the event.


We have experienced a delay in processing the SLAARC October 26th VE session. Please contact us with questions……Thanks

Interested in activating a park, learning how to do it, or observe what it is? Come to Island Lake Rec area Saturday, November 23 between 1 and 4 PM to take part in the SLAARC park activation.


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 nu8m@arrl.net to request a time to meet to get on the air.

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