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WINTER FIELD DAY 2017

2:00 pm EST Saturday January 28th thru 2:00 pm EST Sunday January 29th

Location: Camp OZANAM, 7303 Walker Rd, Carsonville, MI.

The 2017 Winter Field Day contest runs from 1900 UTC (02:00 pm EST) Saturday January 28, 2017 through 1900 UTC (2:00 pm EST) Sunday January 29, 2017. For USECAns, setup at Camp Ozanam begins at 8:00 am EST on Saturday January 28, 2017. The object of the event should be familiar to most of you; set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode or distance. For the 2017 WFD RULES go to WFD INFO. The rules and exchange have changed, so be sure to look them over.

For those overnighting at camp Ozanam for Winter Field Day there is a donation of $20.00 required, or $10.00 if you're just coming for the day. All monies collected are donated to the camp to help support their summer kids camp program. If you plan on eating with us, PLEASE bring a dish to pass... it doesn't need to feed 30, but be creative, your dish may be a big hit! See the January Express for dish suggestions or contact myslef (N8KC) or Linda (KD8SAI).

If you are staying the night, bring your own pillow and blanket or whatever you need to make your overnight stay comfortable. For WFD information, questions, or to chair a station not already spoken for, contact Ken at n8kc@arrl.

Camp OZANAM is located on the shores of Lake Huron approximately 85 miles northeast of Detroit.Directions from the Metropolitan Detroit area: I-94 east to Pt. Huron, follow M-25 toward Lexington north along the lake. Camp Stapleton is three miles north of Lexington and Camp Ozanam is 5 miles north of Camp Stapleton. If you arrive in downtown Port Sanilac, you've gone a mile or two too far. Hope to see you all there!!




December 10, 2016, (Saturday) 6:30pm 30th Annual C h r i s t m a s Party
Loacation: HIBACHI BUFFET next to Walmart at 14-mile at 33431 VanDyke in Sterling Hts., Mi.
Arrival starting at 6:30pm
Please bring a wrapped item for the "White Elephant Gift Exchange" to be directed by Beth & Jim (K8LFE).
No Prepay, you are responsible for paying for your own meal (about $16).
We will hold our traditional “White Elephant Gift Exchange” which could be a useful item you no longer need or want –
or a new item, if you prefer, with a value up to $20.00. (Optional participation)

MENU INFO
Asian & American Entrees
Sushi & Mongolian Grill
For complete info see: hibachibuffets.com

So Come Celebrate Good Food Good Friends and Good Fellowship!
Hope To See Everyone At The USECA Christmas Party!


October 30 2016 31st Annual Hamfest
Doors open from 8:00AM to 2:00PM
Hamfest commitee Contact: Rob Lifton NY8W
email Rob Lifton at NY8W@arrl.net or
call Rob Lifton at 248-716-8042

USECA SWAP OCTOBER 30, 2016

For location and times please view the flyer and/or the vendor registration forms using the links below.

Download the flyer PDF here.

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SUMMER FIELD DAY 2014


June 28-29, 2014 Field Day 2014
N8MCD Farm, 65270 Powell Rd., Washington, MI. 48095
USECA is nearing its final preparations for Field Day 2014. For those that know the drill, we will again be operating QRP-Battery. For noobs to the hobby or those unfamiliar with ham radio, here is a rough guide to USECA's FD. Bill N8SA will be chairing the event this year, and Jim N8MCD will once again open up his farm to host the event.

Field day logging software availiable here.

AA8GK guide to field day available here.

March of Dimes/March for Babies April 27th 2014

Location: Lake Saint Clair (Metro Beach) Metro Park
- Check In 8:00
- It will last till 1:00?
- Need to stay till the last walkers are through
- Walk starts at 10am (6 miles)
- It's a "Lark in the Park." Bring your other HF rigs as well!
- Free admission to park, Free food
- Looking for a special event station as well!

Contact KY8S at chriskcochran@aol.com or (586) 932-8270


USECA Club Elections Monday December 9 2013
Nominees:
President:    N8KC KEN                                                                             Board Members:
Vice President:    AA8GK PETE AC8XI Penn    WB8E Walt
Membership Secretary:    K8RDJ RAY KD8NCN Paul    N8WTT Gary
Recording Secretary:    NY8W ROB K8LFE Jim    N8ZA Chuck
Treasurer:    WA8FEA GARY or KY8S CHRIS N8KAN John    KC8UHK Randy

July 17 2011 TRUNK SWAP
$5 gets you and a carload of your friends in.
The location is 179 Main Street in Mt. Clemens. 8-noon.
Vendors pay $5 to sell their goodies.

September 27th, 2008, 10AM - 9PM National Preparedness Month
At Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights
The Macomb County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a Family Emergency Preparedness event at the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights on Saturday, September 27, 2008. The purpose of this event will be to offer information that the citizen and business owner can use to develop emergency preparedness practices, both at home or in their place of business. Various county departments, along with police and fire department personnel from many of our local jurisdictions and other safety and health related organizations have signed up to participate in this day long event. Indoor and outdoor displays will reflect the theme of "Be Ready, Be Prepared", so grab the whole family and plan to spend the day at Lakeside Mall.

The Macomb County ARPSC (ARES/RACES) will be participating in this event and will be set up in the parking lot of Lakeside Mall. We will be demonstrating the role of amateur radio in the event of an emergency. We are planning to have operational VHF/UHF and HF stations. Volunteers are always needed. Please contact Val, N8OEF at N8OEF@arrl.net if you would like to participate.

April 27th, 2008, 7AM - 2PM WalkAmerica
At Metro Beach Metropark
Those hams that want to test antennas for Field Day come out and set up and try out the new equipment. We have the ability to cover 100% of the walk site with just your HT. Make sure that you have your batteries charged. Lunch will be provided for those who come out and give us a hand. Email Brian, KC8DIR for more info.
Or check Dennis, W8DFG's article in This month's Express.

September 21-23, 2007 USECA Algonac Camp Out
Algonac State Park
8372 River Road
Marine City, MI 48039
In the Riverfront Campground

Sites that already are reserved by our group are: 188, 186 and 185.
Sites still available forming a group area as of June 5, 2007 are; 183, 187, 158, 160, 178, 166, also 180, 181. Go to the website and follow the links to the interactive map and check them out. The green sites are still open, red are reserved. If you want to camp, don't delay!

It is easy to make your reservations online, or you can do it by phone.

Reservation information: 1-800-44-PARKS, or website:

www.midnrreservations.com/campgrounds

Or, you can go to www.michigan.gov/dnr and follow the links.

Camp Friday and Saturday nights, leave Sunday, or whenever. If you do not plan to camp, just show up as guests on Saturday and hang out for the day. Bring your own chair. There will be grills going, so you are welcome to bring your own meat and use a grill. Also, it would be nice to bring a dish to share, so we can enjoy a great feast.

We may have a fish boil, more information will be forthcoming on this, via nets and the website.

It goes without saying; bring your radio and antenna!

For more information contact Ann, KT8F or Dennis, W8DFG

May 12th, 2007 Pre-Field Day Picnic 2007
Date: Saturday, 5/12/07
Place: Gladeview A Picnic Area, Stony Creek Metro Park. (same as last year - the first picnic area on the right after you enter the park)
Time: 10 AM till ??? (Lunch served around 1 PM)
Once again it is time for our annual pre-field day picnic at Stony Creek. This is a a great day to meet and socialize with your friends, make new friends, play radio, and enjoy a feast.
You are encouraged to bring and set up your radio station. We have had as many as 7 or 8 stations at this event, more than many other clubs have at their actual Field Day. It is a good opportunity to tweak your station and antenna, get on the air, find any potential problems, check the SWR etc, and make contacts. . If you do not have a radio, you should certainly be able to do some operating and gain experience at someone else.s station.
We have a sheltered pavilion reserved at Gladeview A, so don.t be concerned if the weather is not optimal. You know.May in Michigan? Be advised, a request HAS been made for a warm, sunshiny day. In any case, we have had a lot of fun in years past in inclement weather and will, as usual, be prepared with a supply of Visqueen. Modern, clean restrooms are nearby.
Food will be set out in the afternoon. Leo, KW8J, our Grill Master Par Excellence, will commence to start grilling after 12 noon. The burgers and dogs, (provided by USECA) should be ready to start coming off the grills around 1 PM. We request that you bring a pass-a-dish of some sort, so that we will have the usual outstanding and varied feast to enjoy. Condiments, plates/forks etc. will be supplied. Please bring your own beverages.
Lawn chairs are a good idea, and you can also bring other toys such as kites, skates, volley balls, etc. You do not need to be a member of USECA, or even a ham, to attend. Friends and family are very welcome.
There will be foxhunts (on foot) for fun..Phil, W8IC will bring out a transmitter to be hidden, several hand-held DF set-ups, and show how to use them. It is a lot of fun to trek into the woods.or wherever.(not telling!)...and find the hidden transmitter!
We are hoping for a nice turnout and hope to see YOU there!!!