Officers

After our November meeting, we have elected in a few new officers. Most of them have been around for a while and have served as an officer before. We are thankful that they chose to step into the position and are ready to make this next year a good one.

Also thanks to those that are continuing their positions. Everything we did last year couldn’t have happened without them. They put in a lot of work and I’m glad to be with them for another year.

Our officers for the next year, the new ones are in bold.

President: Greg Stoike (N8HR)

Vice President: Steven Haueisen (KD8MEY)

Secretary: David Britten (KD8DB)

Treasurer: Dave De Vos (KF8QL)

Director at Large: Lisa Britten (W8LSA)

Liaison Director: Jim Hessler (K8JH)

Off Air Director: Rich Ranta (K8JX)

On Air Director: Chris Longcore (KE8LQH)

Technical Director: Stephen Provost (AC8QE)

Trustee: Tom Hansen (N8DGD)

November 4th Monthly Meeting at GVSU

Our monthly meeting will be held on Friday November 4, 2022 at the GVSU Kennedy Hall of Engineering (301 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI), Room 124.

Come early and talk with your fellow hams before we start the meeting. Socializing will start at 6:30pm and our meeting will start at 7pm.

We will have officer elections this meeting. If you are interested in being an officer please let us know. If you have any questions about any of the positions, most of them are outlined in our constitution and bylaws which can be found here. You could also email me or the officers for more information.

Wednesday Radio Room

We are bringing back the Wednesday radio room!

After the pandemic and then construction, we’ve been without our radio room for a long time. Thankfully we now have it back. It needs a lot of work as it was emptied for construction, so that will be the main focus for a while.

The room will be open around 4pm and will be open until things slow down for the night. This will be sometime after 7pm. Stop by whenever you can.

You can find it at 1050 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. There is a stairwell on the north side right next to our antenna tower, that is the entrance we use for the building.

October 7th Monthly Meeting at GVSU

Our monthly meeting will be held on Friday October 7, 2022 at the GVSU Kennedy Hall of Engineering (301 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI), Room 124.

Come early and talk with your fellow hams before we start the meeting. Socializing will start at 6:30pm and our meeting will start at 7pm.

We will have a Show and Tell segment at our meeting, so bring your projects! They don’t have to be completed projects, just bring anything you’re working on and anything you think others would be interested in. If you would like to give a more formal presentation on your project, we will dedicate a very short time limit for those. Afterwards, people can walk from table to table checking out all the other projects.

Grand Rapids Area Hamfest

It’s that time of year again! Our hamfest is only a few weeks away, get your tables reserved!

Saturday September 10, 2022 at 8am. Get there early!

Admission: $8, K-12 students free with student ID

The Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame, SW, Wyoming MI 49509 (map)

We will have license testing at 10pm!

Jim Leys K8CAN SK

There will be a celebration of life get together on Friday, August 12 at Ofields Funeral Home, 4500 Kalamazoo Avenue SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508

It will be an open house style so stop in anytime between 6 and 8 pm.

License Testing

We have license testing each second Friday of the month. Our license testing is at Grand Valley State University at the Kennedy Hall of Engineering in room 124 (map).

Please see our License Testing page for everything you need to do before coming and taking the test.

Field Day

Field Day will be located on the GVSU Allendale Campus at the Ravine Center located Ravine Center, 4310 W Ravine Center Dr, Allendale, MI 49401 (map).

We’re going to have several stations for you to come and use. Come out and join us!

Saturday June 25th

8:30am– Breakfast at Murphy’s Family Restaurant 4963 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale Charter Twp, MI 49401 (map)

10:00am– Setup begins at GVSU Ravine Center,  4310 W Ravine Center Dr, Allendale, MI 49401 (map)

2:00pm- Field day 2022 officially starts! 

6:00pm- Potluck dinner, GRARA is providing Hamburgers and Hotdogs, please bring a dish to pass

Sunday June 26th

12:00am- First annual steak cookout! Bring a steak to cook at midnight! Leftovers from dinner will be available as sides. 

10:00am- Breakfast burritos, GRARA is providing Eggs, Sausage, and Burrito shells, bring any salsa or toppings that you might enjoy. Potluck style.

2:00pm- Field day 2022 officially ends