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Meeting Dates and Rooms Announcement September 2018 through December 2018!

umarc meeting map 2018

The 2018-2019 meeting dates are partially set, and rooms have been assigned to us. We meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month. Join us for presentation on interesting topics related to amateur radio. Everyone is welcome to pop in to any of our meetings! We also schedule some events during the year. Come to the meetings to find out more!

— 2018 – 2019 Schedule —

Informational mass meeting  – Thursday September 13, 2018, 6pm-7pm, 1014 Dow
First club meeting – Thursday September 20, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 1303 EECS
KB6NU Technician License Class + VE Test Session – Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:30am-5:30pm, 1311 EECS
Second club meeting – Thursday October 18, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 1303 EECS
Third club meeting – November 15, 2018, 6:30m-8:30pm, 1311 EECS
(no meeting December – winter break)
Fourth club meeting – Thursday January 17, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm, room TBD
Fifth club meeting – Thursday February 21, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm, room TBD
Sixth club meeting – Thursday March 21, 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm, room TBD
(April meeting sometimes wanted, decided on later)
See Parking information below.

Above: Joel Thurtell, K8PSV demonstrating the Zenith 100-R for the club after his presentation. Jan 2018.

Parking Info

​For those driving to North Campus, I’m sorry to say that parking has gotten a bit more challenging.  UM has increased the hours of enforcement of parking permits on a couple of lots.  Both the NC27 lot (by the Walgreen Drama center) and the NC60 lot (by the Lurie Engineering Center) are now enforced until 8 pm, so you could get a ticket if you park in them without a UM “blue” or “gold” permit.  Fortunately there are still two other good options.  Lot NC48, on Hayward near Murfin is probably the best choice.  It is free after 5 pm and almost always has plenty of space in the evenings.  The best route is to go down the steps out of the east side of the parking lot, pass the Beyster building on the right, and then take the outdoor stairway underneath the Beyster building down to the diag area.  Turn left and go to the west entrance of EECS.  The left green line drawn on the attached parking map shows this route.  Another possibility is to park in lot NC28 behind the Space Research Building; that lot is also free after 5 pm.  From there, exit the parking lot to the west, come down the hill to the corner Hayward and Beal, then cross Hayward and follow Beal down to the east entrance of EECS.  The right green line drawn on the map shows this route.
Don – AC8TO

Learn about Ham Radio, Join the Club!

Communicate with other site stations around the world using U-M’s amateur radio station W8UM, obtain your own FCC Amateur Radio License, and get involved in an exciting hobby that you’ll enjoy for a lifetime.

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