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Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society

Battle Creek,Michigan

New Location for the Crossroads Hamfest

The 2015 Crossroads Hamfest will be held a new location: The Wings Stadium Complex. This location has several advantages. Among these are 2000 PAVED and Plowed (if required) PARKING SPACES and more selling space. Please click on the Hamfest button on the left for details. The flyer for the 2015 Hamfest is now online. To view it, click here. There will be a VE testing session starting at 10:00 am on the upper level of the annex. Purchase of a ticket to the hamfest is not required to enter the VE test session.


Update: As of 2/12/2015 we still have tables left, but don't wait too long, as we have sold out the last 3 years and expect to do so again this year.

Meeting Information

The SMARS club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Maple United Methodist Church at 342 Capital Ave NE. Meetings begin at 7pm and usually last less than 2 hours. If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio Operator please feel free to come by. We can help you pass your test to get you started in the amazing world of Ham Radio.

Location for the 1st half of 2015 (and likely the 2nd half as well)
Maple United Methodist Church
Map to Maple United Methodist Church

In addition to the official monthly meeting, many members meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month for the SMARS club breakfest (8:30AM). This meeting is held at the Coney Island on NE Capital Avenue (North of Fog Motors and south of Bailey Park). The BLB (Before Lunch Bunch) meets on the 2nd thursday of the month at 11:30 AM at the same location. Finally, the on the 1st Saturday of the month immediately after the siren test, all interrested parties meet at the Coney Island for "coffee".

Next VE Session:

April 23, 2015 @ 7 pm.
Maple United Methodist Church
Map to Maple United Methodist Church
Walk ins welcome!


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