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Welcome to W8DC.org
home of the
Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association.
We meet at the Red Cross Building at 1050 Fuller NE, and we maintain an active club station at that location. If you'd like to see our station, or attend a club meeting, please stop by and visit. All Visitors are welcome! Map to Red Cross HERE.
You can stop by the Red Cross the first Friday of every month for our club business and technical meeting. OR - Every Wednesday night is open radio room night.
If you want to see a REAL amateur radio station being operated, want to talk over a technical problem, or find out more about Amateur Radio testing and licensing stop by!
January 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes
Volume 2 of the club newsletter, QRM, is available Here
Starting January 3, 2018
Extra Class Upgrade Class
If you are a general and would like to upgrade to the extra class, you might consider this extra license class this winter, presented as a cooperative effort by the Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association and the Holland Amateur Radio Club.
The classes will meet at 7:00 PM on Wednesday nights in the basement of the Red Cross building, 1030 Fuller, Grand Rapids, starting on January 3, 2018, and will run for 10 weeks. The cost is $20.
Info and Registration Here.
Contact the instructor, Tom Bosscher, K8TB at 616-662-1080 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
January 5, 2018
Annual GRARA Holiday Party
Bring a dish to pass and join us for a fun time. Contact Tom N8DGD for more details.
February 3, 2018
2018 WM Get Outta The Cabin Dinner
sponsored by GRARA, MARA, HARC, and LARC. Hosted by Pizza Ranch in Kentwood
Flyer, with all the details, can be found here.
September 8, 2018
Home School Building
5625 Burlingame SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Doors open at 8am
2018 Hamfest Flyer Here
Check-Out the GRARA Yahoo Group
What is the GRARA Yahoo Group, you ask?
It's a bulletin board specifically made to keep members and friends up to date on club activities, treasures for sale, questions and comments on a daily basis. You can keep track of "what's happening" in any of three ways.
The first way is to go to the Yahoo site by clicking the link below. If you join the free group, you will also be able to select getting an email every time someone posts a message, once a day in a digest or only if a moderator sends out a special message. (Most members get a single daily digest, some choose not get any email at all.) You can also return to the site and search for whatever "tickles your fancy."
Click here to visit the GRARA Yahoo Group.
You may have to login to Yahoo Groups to access our Club Group.
GRARA Club Mail List
It's a mail list specifically made to keep members up to date on club activities, items for sale, questions and comments on a frequent basis. You can keep track of "what's happening". This list is separate from the GRARA Yahoo Group in that this list is private in nature. Your name and callsign must appear on our current 2017 club roster to be eligible for membership to the list.
You can subscribe to this list by sending a blank email (no subject or body) to Subscribe
Once you are verified to be a club member, in good standing, your application will be approved. Thanks.
147.260+ 94.8 -- 146.76- 94.8 A/D -- 444.400+ 94.8
A handy guide on how to use repeaters can be found here.
W8DC Club Nets
Tuesday -- 7pm 146.76- 94.8 Analog and possibly Digital (C4FM Fusion)
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