July Activities

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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Field Day 2019

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Stealthy Antenna

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

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April Meeting Presentation – Allstar Node

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

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Mortty Review in April 2019 QST

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

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March Club Meeting


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

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Presidents Message and Dinner Announcement

Year in Review

Winter Field Day

We had a great outing last January, getting three stations on the air, some satellite work, and a visit from a Scout troop.


Parks on the Air

We activation Island Lake Recreation Area so many times, we received an award…over 1000 QSO’s!

Summer Field Day

We ran with four stations, two voice, one digital and one mixed CW and digital.


Astronomy at the Beach

We set-up a station at the Astronomy at the Beach event and indroduced our club to many STEM interested attendees

First visitor

….and our Favorite Activity

Coffee, food and taking.

Meeting time

Thank You

I greatly appreciate all the wonder experiences and support received during my two years as President. I look forward to supporting Mike W8XH as President and a Big Thanks to Craig W8ELD for all his great work as Treasurer.

Dinner Time

When: 06:30 PM, Sunday, December 9th

Where: Zukey Lake Tavern




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2019 Officers Elected during November Meeting

Election Results

Please join me in congratulating the following club members in their election to the Board of Directors


  • President – Mike Sharpe W8XH
  • Vice President – John Haworth NU8M
  • Secretary – Harvey Carter AC8NO
  • Treasurer – Jerry Grimes K8GNG
  • Member at Large – Elaine Atallah W8ELA

Officers and Committees 

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November Club Presentation – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

ARISS Webinar


ARISS Suggested Equipment Set-Up





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November President’s Newsletter and Meeting Notice

Perfect Weather for Antenna Work

The weather is turning and that means time for all the antenna work that was not done during the Summer. Current forecast is for wind and rain with potential for snow at the end of the week. We all know that antennas perform the best when snow is falling during their installation.


The Salem-South Lyon Library and South Lyon East High School are working on the ARISS proposal for the second half of 2019. SLAARC’s role will be minimal until the educational and community package has be put together.

Updates to SLAARC Constitution and Bylaws

We are updating the two documents to reflect the wishes of club members to focus club meetings on presentations, projects, show-and-tell and Elmer’ing new members. Please review the two documents sent-out by our Vice-President Mike W8XH.

Election of Club Officers for 2019

We will nominate and elect club officers for 2019. We have individuals interested in serving all positions, however, if you have an interest in a particular position, please contact any of the current officers to ask about expectations for the office. These positions are open to all members in good standing.

Meeting Announcement

When: Sunday November 11th, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT

Where: Witch’s Hat Depot – Freight House


  • ARISS: Information and Status of Application

Attendance Sheet

  • Verify Quorum

No Meeting Minutes – no Quorum during October meeting

Old Business

New Business

  • New Constitution and By Laws
  • Election of Club Officers – Directors of SLAARC
  • Repeater Committee

Meeting Adjournment

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