Here’s quick look at what’s happening at MSUARC this fall. Bookmark our Calendar for real time updates.
To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday (2:00pm EDT)and running through 2059 UTC Sunday (4:59pm EDT). Field Day 2017 is June 24-25.
Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.
To view logs received see Field Day 2017 Results
– Entrants agree to be bound by the regulations of their national licensing authority.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.
– All entries become the property of the ARRL.
For Field Day information contact ARRL: firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 594-0232.
Field Day is not a contest; no certificates are awarded.
CMARC Field Day location is the back end of Rayner Park, 622 E. Ash, Mason, Mi. Rayner Park is located next to the Ingham County Fairgrounds, right across from Dairy Hill. Drive into the park, past the playground, pavillion, and volleyball field, and turn right on the gravel road leading to the back of the park.
Dr. Ed Liebler, W8RNE is a legend at Michigan State. A veterinarian by training, Ed became a lawyer when he was looking to expand his knowledge, and spent much of his professional life as a building contractor, constructing post offices across the state. Ed’s passion for finding things out naturally lead him to amateur radio, an “essential avocation” with many dimensions that fascinated. He was an avid contester, a DX Century Club member, a kit builder, and a regular participant in MSUARC activities.
So it was natural for Ed to want to create a legacy that would inspire the curiosity and creativity of future generations. When he decided to disassemble his elite contesting station setup, the club became his beneficiary.
On June 13 a crew of MSUARC members gathered at Ed’s QTH. A crane was hired to do the high altitude work, and piece by piece, we gently pulled apart the puzzle pieces of W8NRE’s tower and antenna system, for re-deployment at W8SH. In addition, Ed generously donated his pristine TenTec Omni and Centurion amplifier to the club, along with a dozen peripherals, all state of the art and all with low time on the components.
It is said that if we find our way to greatness, it is because we stand on the shoulders of giants. Few Michigan State alumni have had stronger shoulders than Dr. Ed Liebler. And the MSU Amateur Radio Club will be forever grateful for his generosity and friendship.
Club President, Reece Cole, KD8VNY, gave us an overview of modes and methods of transmitting ATV pictures on the shack’s big screen.
To join our club mailing list, or for more information about MSUARC, write to info(at)msuarc.com.
The Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club (MSUARC) Radiosport team turned in a record performance as the highest scoring college radio club in the 2017 Michigan QSO Party (MIQP).
With nearly 600 contacts and over 101,000 points, after multipliers, the 7 operators, comprising both students and alumni navigated poor band conditions and stayed the course for the 12 hour contest time frame.
Best of all, “The Ole Log” trophy remains in East Lansing for another year. W8SH outpaced our University of Michigan friends at W8UM, earning the top score for an official College Amateur Radio Club the annual competition.
Thanks to everyone who contacted us from 33 counties, 60 cities and 12 DX entities.
The MIQP is an annual Radiosport event, held every Spring, where radio amateurs are challenged to contact stations located in the State of Michigan. Ham radio enthusiasts regularly participate in contests as a way to practice emergency communications skills and prepare to support local government and public safety organizations in cases where commercial communications infrastructure may fail.
W8SH is the Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club Station, located at 2121 Engineering building on the MSU campus. It boasts state of the art communication equipment and is available to students, staff and alumni. The club is sponsored by MSU’s College of Engineering and was founded in 1919.
It’s the most important radiosport competition of our year. The Michigan QSO Party happens April 15-16. It’s our annual competition with our friends in Ann Arbor to see who can generate the highest overall score.
Come join us as we compete to keep the “ole log” here in East Lansing. 2121 EGR Saturday April 15 from Noon to Midnight.
The magical aroma of solder was in the air as 12 club members constructed a capacitance meter (right). The device reads out the values on the 4 element LED display and can also feed data through an interface in real time to a laptop computer.
The club treasury provided funds for the kits and our group was able to take advantage of the full resources of the Maker Space for soldering irons and other tools.
Special thanks to Gregg, WB8LZG for making the arrangements and to Dennis, KB8ZQZ for watching over us as we tried to read resistor values and place the components into the right spots on the PC board.
Joe was first licensed in Connecticut in 1958 as K1GMR, earning his MSU undergrad degree in Music. He was one of the leading Michigan based chasers in last years National Parks On The Air contest and has a long history of dedicated support for MSUARC. He spoke at the March meeting about the tools he uses to snag the rare ones.
Here’s a link to Joe’s resources.
Watch his presentation on demand, below..
Once upon a time, it was the province of science fiction, but creating three dimensional objects with a printer is now a common activity and the device can be found in a number of student residence hall rooms across campus. We learned the ins and outs of 3D printing from Michigan State University engineering freshman, Jacob Bruner KW4EV at the February club meeting. Did you miss it. Watch the Facebook Live Replay, below.