Minutes Of September 2015 Meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 12:22 PM
About 6:45pm. The business meeting kicked off with John Sundstrom presiding.

The clubs new repeater is up and running. Saturday's club participation in
the Old Boys Run Saturday the 26th, found the sound to be very clear in
response to Don Meyer's net control.

October 3 is GRAHA Hamfest at Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame
Southwest Wyoming, Michigan. Our club has three tables. Open at 8 AM.

We're back to a Thursday meeting in October, on the 29th. Roger Cox will
demonstrate antenna modeling and their effects.

Our club is one of very few that tries to assist Boy Scouts with jamboree on
the air. The scouts have arranged for a cabin on October 17 at Kirk Park,
off Lake Shore Drive. Any help would be appreciated.

Our program this evening at the spring Lake Public Library, was presented
by Alan Groenleer. The subject, Windows 10. Alan introduced us to the
program and was open to questions. It was very well done. Thank you, Alan.

Treats, coffee and gab. led to a closing time, thus the meeting was

Respectfully submitted: Phyllis and Roger Simmons

New Repeater On-Air
Posted by N8FQ on Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 6:44 PM
We just finished installing our new Yaesu System Fusion repeater this afternoon, replacing our old 2 meter machine. Frequency and PL are unchanged. The repeater is configured to accept analog or digital input, with analog output regardless.

At present, the repeater is running at "medium" power - approximately 25 watts.

September meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 11:20 PM
Our next club meeting will be on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 PM, in the program room at the Spring Lake District Library.

QRP In The Park - August 27
Posted by N8FQ on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 4:03 PM
This is our annual outing to William Ferry Park in Ferrysburg. Bring a portable rig and get on the air, or just enjoy the sights and/or snacks.

To get there, take the Ferrysburg exit from US-31, go east on Third, then turn right on Pine. The park entrance is directly across the street from the Mobil gas station.

June meeting and Field Day 2015
Posted by N8FQ on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 3:14 PM
NOARC's Field Day this year will be at Coast Guard Park in Ferrysburg.

From US-31, take the Ferrysburg exit, then go west on Third, which becomes 174th Ave after the curve. Go west on North Shore (at the fire barn), and look for the buoy on your right.

The June club meeting will be held at the park on Thursday, June 25 at 6 PM. Setup will begin on Saturday, June 27 at 8 AM, with operation beginning at noon.

May club meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 5:39 PM
Our monthly club meeting will be held once again on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 PM, in the conference room in front of the Spring Lake Library.

April club meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 10:59 PM
The April club meeting will be held on April 30 at 6:30 PM at the Spring Lake District Library.

March Club Meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 4:05 PM
The next NOARC monthly club meeting will be on Thursday, March 26 at the Spring Lake District Library at 6:30 PM. The program will be another presentation by Paul, W8IQE.

Minutes of January 2015 monthly meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 8:09 PM
January 15, 2015, brought our first NOARC meeting of the year to order with
roll call introductions of the nine attending members. President John
Fischer officiating.

Our program for the evening: " simple get on the air devices" , was
presented by Paul Zeller. Paul's curiosity led him" tinkering " with
radio innards (1949 ) , then winding his own coils; crystal sets,
etc.. In 1955 he wrote to FCC , inquiring about the novice license he
had heard about . Voila! An exam appears in the mail. He recruited a
Grand Haven police Sgt. to give him his 5 w.p.m. code test ( door-bell
keyer ). He got his technician license in 1956. A few old radios
.and TV sets. (power supply) served Paul well through the years. .Quoting
Paul.". Don't be afraid to try.".. Thank you, Paul, for an interesting and
entertaining presentation.

In house was our new base digital repeater, to be installed in the
spring . Don Meyer and John Fischer explained the many options our new
purchase offers.

. Coffee and brownies consumed, the meeting adjourned . Please note:
February 26 and March 26 are our next meetings .

Respectfully submitted ;, Phyllis Simmons , Secretary

January Meeting
Posted by N8FQ on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 11:11 PM
Our next meeting will be held on January 15 at the Spring Lake District Library. The program will be a presentation by Paul Zellar, W8IQE.

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