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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 evening (6pm) and Sunday (1 to 4:30pm) is Open Radio Room.

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!

BREAKING NEWS

Change of Plans

June Board and Business Meetings

The Meetings scheduled for the last week of May have been cancelled. There will be a get together at the IRA swap on Friday

May 31 for the Road Kill Chili event then maybe a small meeting (no business conducted) afterwards.

The regulary scheduled Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:45pm at the Red Cross Building.

The General Meeting will be held Friday, June 7 at 7pm at the Red Cross Building

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Our new Facebook Home has been created by Jack NY8D. Thanks Jack.

Click this to go to our new Facebook Page

Please join us.

2019 GRARA Hamfest Flyer

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NEW LINKS

May 2019 Meeting Minutes

May 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

QRM Spring 2019 Newsletter

West Michigan Fusion (C4FM) Repeater List

Upcoming Events

ONGOING EVENTS:

WEST MICHIGAN HAM NETS

Net List

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Every Friday

Lunch Bunch at Noble Restaurant in Wyoming. Website Here

Gather in the back room starting about 11:30. This gathering of hams is sponsored by NOBODY!

It's just hams that get together for lunch on Fridays, and there is always room for you.

Holland Amateur Radio Club (HARC)

Monthly meeting, second Tuesday of each month at the Chick-Owa Sportsmanís Club, 9279 E Ottogan Street Holland, MI 49423 . The clubhouse is located south of Zeeland, just west of Winding Creek Golf Course. This meeting is open to, and all those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.

Talk-in K8DAA 147.06+(94.8Hz) Website Here. Directions: HERE

Michigan Amateur Radio Alliance

Monthly meeting, second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM, at Plainfield Township Fire Department Training Center, SW corner of 5 Mile Rd and Plainfield Ave. Talk-in W8USA 145.23-(94.8Hz) Meetings

Lowell Amateur Radio Club

Monthly meeting, third Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM social, 7PM meeting. All are welcome. Pizza provided. Talk-in W8LRC 145.27-(94.8Hz) Website

Directions: HERE _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

New Events

ARRL Hamfest and Convention Database 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 2018 - 2019 club roster to be eligible for membership to the list.

You can subscribe to this list by sending a email and please include your name and callsign in the body of the email. to grara-subscribe@w8dc.org

Once you are verified to be a club member, in good standing, your application will be approved. Thanks.

W8DC

Repeaters

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 2 Meter Net

Tuesdays -- 7pm 147.26+ 94.8

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