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Dates listed are generally UTC

December 7, 2018 December 2018 Board Munutes posted on HOME page.

December 6, 2018 November General Meeting Minutes posted on HOME page.

December 4, 2018 A Southward Storm Launch Brings New Hope: Solar Storm Shortie 12-04-2018 has been posted.

November 29, 2018 Dancing with Our Star: Solar Storm Forecast 11-29-2018 has been posted.

November 23, 2018 Thanksgiving Day Reprieve: Solar Storm Shortie 11-22-2018 has been posted.

November 18, 2018 Back to Back Peeks at the New Cycle: Solar Storm Forecast 11-18-2018 has been posted.

November 10, 2018 The 2019 GRARA Survey PDF file has been uploaded to the website.

November 8, 2018 One Storm Wanes as Another Comes: Solar Storm Forecast 11-08-2018 has been posted.

November 3, 2018 An Old Friend Returns: Solar Storm Forecast 11-04-2018 has been posted.

October 25, 2018 A Fizzle and a Spotless Sun: Solar Storm Shortie 10-24-2018 has been posted.

October 18, 2018 A Northern Coronal Hole Returns: Solar Storm Forecast 10-18-2018 has been posted.

October 13, 2018 Hurricane Michael Leaves but Much Remains Unsettled: Solar Storm Forecast Shortie 10-12-2018 has been posted.

October 8, 2018 October 2018 Meeting Minutes have been posted.

October 6, 2018 GRARA Odfficer Nomination Document posted.

October 4, 2018 Multiple Holes on the Sun Bring Aurora: Solar Storm Forecast 10-04-2018 posted.

October 4, 2018 October 2018 Board Minutes posted.

October 4, 2018 "if you think the bands are dead...watch this! video posted.

October 1, 2018 How to Properly Adjust and Use a Vibroplex Bug posted.

September 28, 2018 Spotless but Unsettled: Solar Storm Shortie 09-27-2018 posted.

September 25, 2018 Getting Started Learning Morse Code posted to HOME page

September 18, 2018 A Break for Hurricane Florence First-Responders: Solar Storm Forecast 09-18-2018 posted.

September 12, 2018 Solar Storm in Time For Hurricane Florence: Solar Storm Shortie 09-11-2018 posted.

September 9, 2018 Ham Radio for Beginners added to LINKS page.

September 8, 2018 September 2018 Board Munutes link posted in INDEX and also posted to MEETINGS.

September 8, 2018 August 2018 Board Meeting Minutes posted to MEETINGS.

September 7, 2018 Aurora Frontside, Backside Spots: Solar Storm Forecast 09-07-2018 posted.

September 5, 2018 A Coronal Hole Sandwich with a Side of Aurora: Solar Storm Shortie 09-04-2018 posted.

August 31, 2018 Aftermath of Hurricane Lane & A New Cycle Begins: Solar Storm Forecast 08-30-2018 posted.

August 23, 2018 Hurricane Lane & Solar Storm Alley: Solar Storm Shortie 08-23-2018 posted.

August 10, 2018 New Chance for Aurora Even as Brightness Dims: Solar Storm Forecast 08-09-2018 posted.

August 6, 2018 August 2018 Meeting Minutes posted.

August 6, 2018 A Bright and Bumpy Ride: Solar Storm Shortie 08-05-2018 posted.

August 5, 2018 QRM Summer Newsletter posted.

August 4, 2018 August 2018 Board Minutes added.

August 4, 2018 Approved By-Law change in Section 7 has been added to Club By-Law Document.

August 1, 2018 Special Report from Belgium: Solar Storm Forecast 08-01-2018 aded to HOME page

July 26, 2018 Added LINK to Links page: All About Circuits.

July 26, 2018 A Spotless Sun Brings Aurora: Solar Storm Forecast 07-25-2018 added to HOME page

July 19, 2018A Coronal Hole in the Earth-Strike Zone: Solar Storm Forecast 07-19-2018 added to home page.

July 8, 2018 Added WLAV Tower demolition video and updated the Holland Radio Club meeting info on the home page

July 3, 2018 QRM Newsletter #5 posted QRM Newsletter #5

June 21, 2018 Four Bright Active Regions for Field Day: Solar Storm Forecast 06-21-2018 and Field Day info added to HOME page.

June 14, 2018 A Pause in Storming : Solar Storm Forecast 06-14-2018 poated to HOME page

June 9, 2018 Our Sun Dials Down the Brightness: Solar Storm Forecast 06-09-2018 updated on HOME page.

June 4, 2018 June 2018 General Meeting Minutes and updated GRARA Hamfest Flyer posted to the website.

May 31, 2018 A Horse Gallops into the Earth-Strike Zone: Solar Storm Forecast 05-31-2018 added to HOME page.

May 31, 2018 June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes link added to HOME page.

May 24, 2018 Rise & Shine with Solar Flares: Solar Storm Forecast 05-24-2018 Added to HOME page.

May 20, 2018 Added a new video to our Favorite Videos page NPR's "Lost and Found Sound"

radio feature, "The Shortwave Numbers Mystery."

May 17, 2018 A New Chance for Storming: Solar Storm Forecast 05-17-2018 added to HOME page

May 10, 2018 May 2018 General Business Meeting Video now posted May 2018 Meeting video.

May 10, 2018 The Sun Celebrates Cinco de Mayo: Solar Storm Forecast 05-10-2018 added to HOME page

May 3, 2018 Stealthy Solar Storms On the Rise: Solar Storm Forecast 05-03-2018 added to HOME page

April 24, 2018 Added a link to SolarHam.net to the HOME Page.

April 22, 2018 Michigan QSO Party Contest band breakdown added to Breaking News on the HOME page.

April 19, 2018 Special Report From Switzerland: Solar Storm Forecast 04-18-2018 added on the HOME page.

April 12, 2018 A Peek into the New Cycle: Solar Storm Forecast 04-12-2018 added on the HOME page.

April 9, 2018 April 2018 General Meeting Minutes posted to Home and Meeting pages.

April 7, 2018 April 2018 Board Meeting Minutes posted to MEETINGS and HOME pages.

April 7, 2018 April 2018 General Meeting Video now posted April 2018 Meeting video.

April 5, 2018 A Bright Region Fizzles & A Dark Hole Looms: Solar Storm Forecast 04-05-2018 added to HOME page

April 5, 2018 QRM Newsletter #4 added QRM Newsletter Volume 1 Number 4

March 29, 2018 A New Active Region Brightens the Sun for Easter: Solar Storm Forecast 03-29-2018 added to HOME page

March 22, 2018 Huge Coronal Hole Darkens the Sun: Solar Storm Forecast 03-22-2018 added to HOME page

March 22, 2018 "Tune-Up In the Park" Fox Hunting exercise added to Events on the HOME page

March 15, 2018 Shining Through the Hype: Solar Storm Forecast 03-15-2018 added to HOME page

March 8, 2018 A Sunspot Fizzles While Storms Head to Earth: Solar Storm Forecast: 03-08-2018 added to HOME page

March 6, 2018 Added a Makers website to the LINKS page.

March 5, 2018 March 2018 Meeting Minutes posted Here

March 5, 2018 Added many events to Upcoming Events on the HOME page.

March 5, 2018 March 2018 Meeting Video now posted to March 2018 Meeting video.

March 1, 2018 Hope for Emergency Responders & Aurora takes a Break: Solar Storm Forecast 03-01-2018 added to HOME page.

February 15, 2018 Valentine's Day Aurora & A Bright Region Says Goodbye: Solar Storm Forecast 02-15-18 added to HOME page.

February 8, 2018 Rocket to the Red Planet & Region 2699: Solar Storm Forecast 02-08-2018 added to HOME page

February 4, 2018 February 2018 Meeting Minutes posted Here

February 4, 2018 February 2018 Meeting Video posted to February 2018 Meeting video.

January 25, 2018 Solar Storm Fizzle Suddenly Strengthens: Solar Storm Forecast Shortie 01-25-2018 added to HOME page

January 21, 2018 Huge Coronal Hole Snakes Across Our Sun: Solar Storm Forecast 01-21-2018 added to HOME page.

January 13, 2018 Posted the January 2018 Meeting Miuntes...link on the HOME page.

January 7, 2018 Poor Conditions for Emergency Responders: Solar Storm Forecast 01-06-2018 added to HOME page

January 4, 2018 Updated the Copyright dates, Added QRM Newsletter #2 to MEETINGS page. Deleted all 2016 Meeting Minute PDF files and links to conserve server disk space.

December 23, 2017 The Sun Gives Gifts for the Holidays: Solar Storm Forecast 12-23-2017 added to HOME page.

December 15, 2017 Two Pair of Holes and Spots Boost Activity: Solar Storm Forecast 12-14-2017 added to HOME page.

December 8, 2017 Good News for Aurora Chasers & Radio Operators: Solar Storm Forecast 12-07-2017 added to HOME page.

December 5, 2017 Solar Storm Forecast 12-01-2016 videeo posted to HOME page.

December 4, 2017 The Meeting Minutes for our December Membership Meeting are posted Here

November 30, 2017 A Mini-Storm Launch & A Fast Wind Chaser: Solar Storm Forecast 11-29-2017 video posted to HOME page.

November 28, 2017 QRM volume 2 posted to HOME page.

November 16, 2017 Pockets of Aurora & Boost in Solar Flux: Solar Storm Forecast 11-16-2017 added to HOME page

November 10, 2017November Meeting Minutes added Here

November 5, 2017 Added new Extra Class, class and GRARA Holiday Party to HOME page, Upcoming Events.

November 4, 2017 Updated appropriate pages to reeflect election results.

November 1, 2017 Halloween Aurora Show: Solar Storm Forecast 10-31-2017 Added to HOME Page

October 19, 2017 Solar Flux Boost for Emergency Responders: Short Solar Forecast 10-19-2017 Added to HOME page

October 12, 2017 Fast Wind Returns Bringing Aurora: Solar Storm Forecast 10-12-2017 Added to HOME page.

October 9, 2017 October 2017 Meeting Minutes has been added Here

October 7, 2017 New 2018 GRARA Hamfest Announcement and link to new flyer added to HOME Page Upcoming Events section.

September 28, 2017 A Reprieve for Emergency Responders: Solar Storm Forecast 09-28-2017 added to Home Page

September 15, 2017 The Sun Gives Us a Break: Solar Storm Forecast 09-15-2017 added to Home page.

September 13, 2017 The new QRM Newsletter Volume 1 Number 1 is available Here

September 12, 2017 September 2017 Meeting Minutes added to Here

September 12, 2017 2017 GRARA Hamfest video added to Club Videos.

September 12, 2017 2017 Spark in the Park Event video added to Club Videos.

September 12, 2017 Additional Events added to EVENTS on the HOME PAGE

September 7, 2017 Big Solar Shakedown with X-Class Flares & Storms on the Way: Solar Storm Forecast 09-07-2017 added to Home page.

September 2, 2017 September 2017 Business Meeting video added to Club Videos.

August 31, 2017 No Post-Eclipse Rest for this Sun: Solar Storm Forecast 08-31-2017 added to Home page.

August 17, 2017 The Eclipse Brings Space Weather: Solar Storm Forecast 08-17-2016 added to HOME page

August 17, 2017August 2017 Business Meeting Minutes added to Here

August 9, 2017 August 2017 Business Meeting and Program video added to Club Videos.

August 9, 2017 Antenna Install on Club Tower video has been added to Club Videos.

August 6, 2017 Ominous Region that Launched Super Storms Returns: Solar Storm Forecast 08-04-2017 added to home page.

July 24, 2017 July 2017 Meeting Minutes added to Meetings page Here

July 14, 2017 Deleted the Cancelled Bazooka Soapbox Challenge event and added the new Hamfest Flyer.

July 9, 2017 Added the Bazooka Soapbox Challenge to Upcoming Events.

July 8, 2017 July 2017 Club Business Meeting Video added to Club Videos.

July 8, 2017 A interesting video from KE0OG desscribing his vertical antenna system added to Club Videos.

July 8, 2017 Concensus dictated that the New Banner Logo was the best so it has been added to the website.

July 2, 2017 Xenia Hamvention Parts 5,6,7 videos added to Club Videos.

July 2. 2017 Fixed issue with License Testing being listed twice in Header Menus...thanks to John W8QZ for pointing that out.

July 1, 2017 Updated Club Membership Form added to site Here

June 22, 2017 Xenia Hamvention Part 4 video added to Club Videos.

June 22, 2017 Added new Solar Storm Forecast to Home Page. Field Day Forecast

June 16, 2017 Xenia Hamvention Part 3 video added to Club Videos.

June 15, 2017 Added new Solar Storm Forecast to Home Page.

June 6, 2017 Added Map to Field Day to Home page

June 5, 2017 Added May 2017 Meeting Minutes Here

June 4, 2017 Added Xenia Hamvention Part 2 Here.

June 4, 2017 Added June 2017 Busineess Meeting Here.

June 1, 2017 Added new Solar Storm Forecast to Home Page.

May 25, 2017 Uploaded new video: Xenia Hamvention Part 1 Here.

May 25, 2017 Added new Solar Storm Forecast to Home page.

May 20, 2017 Created new page called Items For Sale. Updated all Headers on all pages to include the new page.

May 11, 2017 added video Ham Radio - Build your own L network antenna tuner to FAVORITE VIDEOS page.

May 11, 2017 Added video Brienz Rothorn Bahn (Switzerland) - Drivers Eye View to FAVORITE VIDEOS page.

May 7, 2017 Added map to June Meeting to Breaking News on the home page. Updated the QRP page with new links.

May 6, 2017 Moved MSPOTA info to QRP Stuff

May 6, 2017 Added June Meeting notice to Home page.

May 6, 2017 Added May 2017 Meeting and Program to the CLUB VIDEO page.

May 5, 2017 Added the Latest Solar Storm Forcast video to Home Page.

May 5, 2017 Added a new video...A look at several Multi-Band Wire Antennas to Our Favorite Videos page.

May 4, 2017 Video Embeds are complete...enjoy!

May 4, 2017 Added new page - QRP Stuff. Realigned Header listings. Changing video links to embedded videos.

May 3, 2017 Added a link to a video entitled Broadband Over Powerlines. One Austrailian amateurs experience.

May 1, 2017 Added a link to a video entitled Learning Morse Code...the Right Way to LINKS/Fun Stuff.

April 25, 2017 Added information link on the Michigan State Parks on the Air program to the title page.

April 24, 2017 Added a link to K7FP products to LINKS - Ham Radio Dealers page.

April 19, 2017 Added the Solar-Terrestrial Data widget to all pages.

April 19, 2017 Added a link to "Morsum Magnificat - The Morse Magazine" to the LINKS page.

April 19, 2017 Added a new video..."Erecting a SOTAbeams HF Dipole" to MEDIA/FAVVIDEO page.

April 17, 2017 Added a link to a video from RSGB, "Amateur Radio for the 21st Century" to FAVVIDEO Page.

April 10, 2017 Added a link to AVvid Kenwood Repair to the LINKS page.

April 9, 2017 Added Meeting Minutes for April 2017 to Meetings page.

April 9, 2017 Added Meeting Minutes for August and December 2016 to MEETINGS Page.

April 9, 2017 To test new SD card...added a short 2 min video of a running 24 Hour Clock kit built by KI8W to MEDIA/W8DC VIDEOS page

April 9, 2017 Added Meeting Minutes for November 2016 link to MEETINGS Page

April 9, 2017 Added Meeting Minutes for October 2016 link to MEETINGS Page

April 9, 2017 Added Meeting Minutes for September 2016 link to MEETINGS Page

April 9, 2017 Added Meeting Minutes for March 2017 link to MEETINGS Page

April 8, 2017 Membership Info, now has it's own page. Header link has been added to all pages. The links were removed from the ABOUTUS page.

April 7, 2017 Added Adopt A Highway Event to INDEX page.

April 7, 2017 Added Storm Spotting website link to the LINKS Page.

April 6, 2017 Added a new video to MEDIA/FAVORITE VIDEOS page. A unusual RC model Airplane.

April 2, 2017 Added Antenna Antenna Ham Radio Antenna Humor Column to the LINKS page under Fun Stuff.

April 2, 2017 Added Ham Radio 2.0: Episode 83 - Comparison of Digital Modes for Amateur Radio video like to FAVVIDEO.

March 20, 2017 Added a new section and updated the CONTESTING page to bring it more in line with the format of the rest of the site.

March 18, 2017 Added a new video on The Mandelbrot Set to the MEDIA/FAVORITE VIDEOS page.

March 18, 2017 Added a new 5 part series on constructing a 1:1 Balun for a Dipole Antenna to the MEDIA/FAVORITE VIDEOS page.

March 16, 2017 Added exam team leader contact info and free exam study guide links to LICENSE TESTING page.

March 15, 2017 Added a new License testing Sign UP sheet to the LICENSE TESTING page.

March 14, 2017 Added new section to LINKS page and added a new link in that section.

March 14, 2017 Added new events to HOME page.

March 9, 2017 Added a new video link to Our Favorite Videos page.

March 5, 2017 Added a new video link to Our Favorite Videos page.

March 4, 2017 Added Upcoming Events to HOME Page.

March 4, 2017 The March 2017 Membership Meeting Video has been added to the MEDIA/W8DC Videos page

March 4, 2017 The January 2017 and February 2017 meeting minutes have been added to the MEETINGS page.

March 3, 2017 Added a NEW page...Our Favorites Videos to the MEDIA page.

February 21, 2017 Added Mad River Radio CLub to LINKS page.

February 16, 2017 Added Radio Room Closure notice to HOME page...Red Cross Asbestos abatement in the basement.

February 10, 2017 Added Lowell Amateur Radio Club to the LINKS page.

Edited the Mail List accouncement on HOME to clarify an issue about club membership.

February 9, 2017 Created new GRARA Club Mail List. Members only mail list. Subscribe at grara-subscribe at w8dc.org.

February 9, 2017 Added W8DC weekly 2 meter net info to home page.

February 4, 2017 Created a new Club Video page under MEDIA. Uploaded and linked last nights Business meeting video.

The presentation is not included. The file is in mp4 format and is 498Mb in size.

February 4, 2017 Changed Solar Conditions Banner on INDEX page. Now gives solar image.

February 4, 2017 Edited several pages to clean up layout. Archived old files, no longer used.

January 29, 2017 Removed and archived all meeting minutes prior to 2016.

January 29, 2017 Added GET OUTA THE CABIN DINNER announcement to HOME page.

New Logo.

January 21, 2017 Changed the club logo on all pages to the new one.

January 20, 2017 Added Red Cross Laison club email address to CONTACT US page.

January 19, 2017 Added a short list of W8DC repeaters to HOME page.

January 18, 2017 Added Off Air Directors club email address to the CONTACT US page

January 18, 2017 Added Amateur Radio Dealer links to the LINK page.

January 18, 2017 New page addded - What's New - with up to date changes listed here.

January 17, 2017 New website launched at w8dc.org, Fixed a couple broken links.

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