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

Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society

Battle Creek,Michigan


Card Checker

We have confirmed that Les Butler, W8MSP will once again be checking cards at the 2019 Crossroads Hamfest. While he will be accepting walk-ins, you can also contact him by email to make arrangements at: chassis fitter We strongly suggest that you either make advance arrangements or arrive early.

Crossroads hamfest is just 18 days away

Yes, the 2019 Crossroads hamfest is just 18 days away. This year we expect to sell out all of tables, so be sure to get yours early. As always, we will have door prize drawings. The Grand prize will be a TenTec 586HF along with a power supply.

As always, the doors will open to the public at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 16th. Vendor setup will be 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday night and again from 6:00 to 8:00 am Saturday morning.

Program Ideas needed

In order to have great meetings, we are in need of your suggestions for program content for the meetings. These ideas do not have to be amateur radio related, but should have appeal to amateur radio operators. Please contact the club VP, Tom, WR8G with your ideas.

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 2019. 6516006945

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 1st 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(s):

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7PM Maple United Methodist
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 10AM Wings Event Center (Hamfest)
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 7PM Maple United Methodist
Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 7PM Maple United Methodist
Map to Maple United Methodist Church
Walk ins welcome!

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