News for Amateur Radio Operators In and Around Hillsdale County
The Club Potluck Picnic will be held on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm at
Owens Memorial Park on Baw Beese Lake (map).
All area Hams and their guests are invited. The club will provide
burgers and dogs. Attendees are asked to to bring a passing dish,
drinks and table service. More details and an online signup will be
next ham breakfast will be Saturday, August 11 at 8am at Reading Inn,
137 S Main in Reading (map).
Please come join us.
next club meeting will be September 20th.
Got Olympic Fever yet? Two special event call signs are
active to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games:
2O12L from London, England and 2O12W from Barry, Wales. Both stations will
be on the air for the duration of the Games -- July 25-August 12 -- and
continuing through September 9. (story)
The state primary election will be held on Tuesday,
August 7th. This is an important election, especially at the county
level. Many county offices only have candidates from one party running
so the winner of the primary will run unopposed in the November general
election. There are also three county-wide proposals on the ballot,
with additional proposals in some precincts. Registered voters can go
to view and print a sample ballot that is tailored to the voters precinct as
well as find out where to vote. Take a few minutes to review your
ballot ahead of time and be an informed voter.
Heathkit Education Systems has officially filed for
bankruptcy and liquidated it's remaining assets. .
An online auction was held on July 24 to liquidate the remaining assets of
the company. (ARRL
the last installment of HCARC Happenings I erroneously reported the wrong
frequency for the new Osseo repeater. The correct frequency is
Freq: 444.750+ with a PL of 103.5. The repeater is broadcasting at 11
watts, soon to be 50.
The cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will
increase 80 cents, from $14.20 to $15 starting September 4. The vanity
call sign fee is payable when applying for a new vanity call sign and when
renewing a vanity call sign for a new 10 year term.
An unmanned Japanese cargo vessel headed for the International
Space Station is carrying some tiny, cube-shaped satellites that, when
deployed, will write Morse code messages visible in the night sky.
One of the mini satellites will use LEDs to first twinkle like an artificial
star and eventually blink in Morse Code. (story)
Amateur Radio licensee Ivica Dačić, YU1YU, was
elected as Serbia's newest Prime Minister on July 27. He is a
member of the Amateur Radio Union of Serbia (SRS), Serbia’s IARU
Member-Society and is said to be a member of his local club, YU1AAV. (story)
House Bill 5027, aka PRB-1, is still in committee. The bill
would put state law in sync with FCC regulations with respect to
encumbrances to antenna structures. A similar bill was signed into law
in Illinois on June 30 (story).
to follow the progress of House Bill 5027.
forget to check in to the Monday night net, held weekly at 7pm on the
147.06 repeater. Participation has been a little light the last few
The next board meeting will be Thursday, September 6 at
7pm at McDonald's in Hillsdale (map).
Board meetings are open to all club members.
August 11 - Ham Breakfast at Reading Inn (map)
August 16 - Potluck Picnic
September 6 - Board Meeting
September 8 - Ham Breakfast
September 9 - Findlay Hamfest (info
September 16 - Adrian Hamfest (info
September 20 - Club Meeting
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