From your club President:
Hello fellow Hams,
Well you all probably know that Field Day is this weekend – one of the most if not THE most exciting events of the Ham Radio year!
We will be at Flesher Field on 9th Street in Oshtemo again this year.
Looks like we will have stations on 40 meter phone, 40 meter CW, 20 Meter Phone, 20 meter CW, 15 meter Phone and 75 meter Phone. We will also have a VHF/UHF station and possibly a Get on the Air (GOTA) station.
There is still plenty of room for folks that want to help during all or part of the weekend. We especially need some more folks to operate 75 meters during the night time hours and some CW operators at any time seemed like the biggest operating needs.
Saturday dinner will be a cookout with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and corn on the cob. Bringing some side dishes to pass would be great. This is also a good time for families or guests to join us.
Hope to see everyone make it out to Field Day whether for just a few minutes, a few hours or for the duration!
2016 KARC President
President [at] W8VY [dot] Org
See previous posts for links to map and further information!
Dear fellow amateur radio operator/Midwest ham club contact:
It’s our hope that you might help us spread the word about the 64th annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet on Sept. 16-17, 2016, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Please consider sharing the following information with your members via e-mail, website or word of mouth.
Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, the event is the premier DX gathering in the region and is an ARRL-approved operating specialty convention. Contest University and DX University programs will be held Friday, with presentations for new and veteran DXers and contest operators. Saturday’s daylong session will feature speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking, a CW pileup contest and many prizes, including a Yaesu FT DX 3000.
The evening banquet is a time to relax with keynote speaker Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, the new ARRL CEO. For family members, Woodfield Mall, which offers a wide array of shopping, is one traffic light south of the convention site at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road.
Main Convention – Saturday (as of now, with more being added)
- VP8STI/SGI Sandwich Island/South Georgia Island by K3LP
- VK0EK Heard Island by KK6EK
- K5P Palmyra Island by K9CT
- Cycle 24 Update by K9LA
- DX’ing During Declining Conditions by K9ZO
- Flex 6000 for Contesting & DX’ing by N5AC
Registration: Go to http://w9dxcc.com/ for more information and registration.
Updates: http://w9dxcc.com/ for new developments.
For more information: John McCormick, N0FCD [at] yahoo [dot] com
THE 2016 IRA HAMFEST WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4 FROM 8 AM UNTIL NOON AT THE HUDSONVILLE FAIRGROUNDS.
See flyer attached or go to the Independent Repeater Association web site at http://w8ira.org/
Download (2016flyer.pdf, PDF, 239KB)