Sunday, April 14th, setup starting at 9:00 AM
2013 is the 100th anniversary of Amateur Radio at the University of Michigan! We're celebrating by setting up a special event station on the central campus Diag of the University of Michigan.
You can find a more detailed history of our club here.
On Sunday, April 14th, the club will set up a temporary station covering everything from HF all the way to VHF. Setup will begin at 9:00 AM [1300Z], and we'll operate throughout the day.
Club members and operators from the community will be present at the booths to talk about Amateur Radio, its history at the University of Michigan, and its involvement in the community.
The club's repeater [W8UM/R 145.23 MHz, -600kHz shift, 100Hz PL] covers most of southeastern lower Michigan and occasionally the Windsor, Ontario area. The repeater also is connected to the Echolink network as Node #301138. We'll be monitoring the repeater all day long for contacts as well.
QSL direct, by sending a SASE, $1, or current IRC with your QSL card to:
U-M Amateur Radio Club 3411 EECS Building 1301 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122 USA
Visiting the station:
The general public is welcome to join us in celebrating the centennial. If you don't have an Amateur Radio license, or if you don't know much about Ham radio and are interested in learning more, stop by and we can get you on the air!
You can also be one of our 'official' operators for the day, if you're licensed and a local ham. To get some more information from you, fill out this survey, and we'll contact you with more details.
We'll be setting up just north of the brass 'M' on the Diag. Here's a map of the area. Street parking in Ann Arbor is free for the day. Due to limited resources we can't find parking spots for visitors, but finding something nearby the Diag should be easy enough.
This info was updated on April 1st. Check back for new information as it becomes available.