New! Open shack hours: 3:30-6:30 Wednesday and Thursday.

Steve Culp, K8QKY will be in the shack (4436 EECS) and would be happy to teach newcomers how to use the equipment. Once you get on the air, you can talk to other hams all over the world; doesn't free international calling sound nice?

Next meeting: TBA

Previous Meetings:

Steve Culp's DX expedition

On February 10, 2011, the W8UM Club meeting featured a report of the DX expedition to Ogasawara Island taken by Steve Culp (K8QKY) in March / April of 2010.

A Shack Primer:

Learn about Ham Radio, Join the Club!

On January 13 and 27th, William Becher (AA8RW) presented a technical overview of the W8UM radio shack 2-meter, EchoLink, HF and satellite stations and how their components are interconnected and operated, all of which served as a beginning user's Primer on how to get started using each of the stations efficiently and safely. Also included were some considerations of why, when and how to employ the stations effectively to make successful QSOs.

Communicate with other ham radio 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.

Check out this flyer (pdf) describing our club.

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