Amateur Radio Licensing Classes 2016

A Technician Class (Entry Level) and a General Class will be offered concurrently on Tuesday nights at the American Red Cross at 5640 Venture Ct in Kalamazoo. First class will be September 20, 2016, and the last class will be December 6, 2016. (There will be no class November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.) Classes will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be a testing session at the Red Cross on December 6, 2016.

See W8UH.Net for information and registration, or contact John Tucker – WB8ZVV at (269) 324-9085 or WB8ZVV [at] GMail [dot] Com

Lowell Amateur Radio Youth Club Hamfest – 2016

Saturday, July 16th, 8 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
Hamfest Location:
Lowell High School
11700 Vergennes St.
Lowell, MI 49331
Admission: $5.00
Elementary, Middle, & High School – Free

Advance Table Sales:
Two 5′ Tables & Admission: $12
One 5′ Table & Admission: $9
At the Door Table Sales:
Two 5′ Tables & Admission: $15
One 5′ Table & Admission: $12

Friday, July 15th: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 16th: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
V.E. Exams at 10:00 a.m.:
Walk-ins welcome


Al Eckman
725 Bowes Rd Apt K6
Lowell, MI 49331
aeckman [at] lowellschools [dot] com
Refreshments sold
Drawing for a cash prize of $100
Tower Electronics
Sponsored by the Lowell Amateur Radio Youth Club: K8LHS


Be sure to mark Saturday, July 30th on your calendars for the Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club’s 2016 “OUTDOOR” HAMFEST!! It will be a great time for Ham Radio, Computer, and Electronic equipment enthusiasts and their families! Once again, it’s going to be held at the Holt Christian Church located at 2424 Washington Road in Lansing, Michigan from 8am-1pm (Vendor set-up at 6am). Admission is only $4.00 per person, with kids 15 years and under getting in FREE! There will be VE testing available (starting at 11am with walk-ins welcome), a forum on Digital Communications, and a GOTA station. They have a lot of great prizes this year, as well, with the Grand Prize being a Yaesu FT-2900R/E Mobile 2-Meter Radio! They’ll also have lots of good FOOD hot-off-the-grill and plenty of cold drinks! And don’t forget to stop by the ARRL table and visit with Larry Camp/WB8R, our Michigan Section Manager! Everyone please be sure to come out and visit the CMARC’s 2016 “OUTDOOR” HAMFEST!! “We have everything, but the ROOF!!”

For any questions about the Hamfest, please contact Clyde Tompkins at (517) 489-2014 or k8cpt [at] qsl [dot] net, or you can always visit CMARC’s Club website at to download a colorful outdoor hamfest flyer

Download (hamfest-1.pdf, PDF, 479KB)

2016 Field Day Archive

Here is a video with some stats and pictures from 2016 Field Day for those who could not make it or those who want to relive the fun.

Dustin Thomas, N8RMA

Field Day 2016 is Here!

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!