Allegan Fox Hunt

From Allegan ARC:

“Just a reminder guys and gals, the Allegan Fox Hunt is coming up this Sunday.  Everyone is welcome and invited.

Sunday, April 24th at 1:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Allegan ARC, Wes Miller, Chairman

Location:  Allegan High School
1560 M-40, Allegan MI, 49010
(Visitor and faculty Parking lot out by the road)

Please come a little early so that we can get you added to the list of hunters and record your odometer reading.
(see K8CAN, Jim, to sign-in)

The fox will be transmitting on 145,530 MHz, and will be located within 7 miles of the High School.  The fox transmissions have been tested to be readable in the High School parking lot.

The winning team will be in the car that has the lowest trip odometer reading and finds the fox within the two hour deadline.  In the case of a tied trip odometer reading, the team that found the fox first will be the winner.

Let’s have a safe hunt!”

Info from Allegan ARC, Wes Miller, KD8VQH, hunt chairman.

Field Day Site Opinions

The options have narrowed to two sites, the board is looking for additional comments.  Selection will be finalized at the May board meeting Tuesday evening.  

  • Flesher Field Site:

Same site as last year, with the same restroom facilities and restrictions on parking of vehicles.

Map of Flesher Field Site

  • 6th Street Site:

New site in Texas Township.  This site would need a portable restroom, does not have the parking restrictions and has more tree options for antenna supports.

Map of 6th St site

Photos of both sites

7.060 MHz for Ecuador Earthquake Emergency Traffic

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB014
ARLB014 Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep 7.060 MHz Clear for Ecuador
Earthquake Emergency Traffic

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ARRL Bulletin 14  ARLB014
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 19, 2016
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB014
ARLB014 Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep 7.060 MHz Clear for Ecuador
Earthquake Emergency Traffic

In the wake of the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, the Amateur Radio
community is being asked to keep 7.060 MHz clear for “Cadena HC”
emergency traffic. DXpeditions operating RTTY on 40 meters are
requested to keep pileups below 7.060 MHz. The 7.8 magnitude
earthquake has resulted in dozens of deaths and many more injuries.

Most earthquake damage has occurred in the Guayaquil (HC2) and
Portoviejo/Manta (HC4) areas of Ecuador. Well-known DXer Lilian de
Ayala, HC4L, in Portoviejo – the capital of Manabi province – is
safe, but some structures in Portoviejo and Manta suffered severe
damage, with many victims reported to have been buried in the rubble
of collapsed buildings and homes. Electrical power and commercial
telecommunication systems have been either destroyed or knocked out
in the affected area, and hams in the HC4 district have been
operating by using mobile stations or battery power. Many roads have
been rendered impassable because of earthquake rubble.

The Cadena HC emergency frequency is now active and running 24 hours
per day on 7.060 LSB. Hams in Ecuador have been reported very busy
coordinating search-and-rescue activities.
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/EX

HamFest 2016 Workgroup Meeting – May

From the HamFest 2016 Workgroup:

The next HamFest Workgroup meeting will be held at the American Red Cross building in Kalamazoo on May 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM. These meetings are open to all members of the sponsoring clubs, the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team. Any/all constructive input is welcomed! Questions may be directed to Ed at KD8WAV [at] W8VY [dot] Org. Hope to see you there!

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HamFest 2016 Workgroup Meeting - March

From Ed Halcomb – KD8WAV, HamFest 2016 Chair:

The next HamFest Workgroup meeting will be held at the American Red Cross building in Kalamazoo on March 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM. These meetings are open to all members of the sponsoring clubs, the Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team. Any/all constructive input is welcomed! Questions may be directed to Ed at KD8WAV [at] W8VY [dot] Org. Hope to see you there!

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