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Welcome to S.M.A.R.S. W8DF Club website

Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society

Battle Creek,Michigan

Radio Found

A vendor at the 2015 has found a radio that was left on his tables. If you lost a radio, please contact wr8g@arrl.net and be prepared to describe it. I'd like to see this get back to its proper owner.

The 2015 Crossroads Hamfest has come and gone

The 2015 Crossroads Hamfest was held at the Wings Stadium Annex. Attendence was up from 2014 and most comments that we heard were positive. As for the few negative comments, there will be better signs directing you to the hamfest next year. The flyer for the 2016 Hamfest is now online, but is subject to change. To view it, click here.

2015 Crossroads Hamfest. Photo by Jay, WB8SQJ

Technician Class

What: Amateur Radio Technician Class
When: Starts Monday March 16th at 6:00pm
Where: Columbia Square Building, 131 E. Columbia Ave. - lower level. Offices of CRT, Inc.
Cost: Class Free. Can purchase study book for $22.00.
For more information and to reserve you seat, please e-mail or call the following:
E-mail: W8DF.DStar@gmail.com
Mike Russell, KQ8N 269-209-6621
Terry Tassos, N8LN 269-209-1681

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 breakfast (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 interested 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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