LARC in the ParkLARC in the Park is a monthly field operating event held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. From May through October, we meet at Bien Park, which is a Livonia City park located south of 5 Mile Road and east of I-275. A map to Bien Park is here:
You don't need to be a LARC member or RSVP to attend LARC in the Park at Bien Park.
From November through April, we meet at the City of Livonia Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located in the Livonia Police Department at 5 Mile and Farmington Roads. You DO need to be a LARC member to attend LARC in the Park at the EOC, as they keep track of who is going in and out of the building. They've given the club a great deal of free reign once in the building, but you must be on our club roster to gain access, you must sign up for each month that you plan on attending, and you MUST do so by emailing our LPD/EOC coordinator Bill KD8KTF before noon on the Friday preceding LARC in the Park.
We meet around 9:30 AM after the club breakfast (which is held weekly on Saturday at 8:00 AM) at Senate Coney Island on Plymouth Road just east of Stark.
Michigan QSO Party - April 15-16, 2017
This month's LARC in the Park will be combined with the annual Michigan QSO Party. The Michigan QSO Party (MiQP) is an operating event held annually with Michigan as the center of attention.
The MiQP is a contest where amateurs inside the target area (in this case Michigan) earn points towards their QSO party score for making contacts with other amateurs located anywhere, while amateurs outside of the target area get QSO party points only for contacting amateurs inside the target area. For the past three years, the Livonia Amateur Radio Club has been 1st place in the Emergency Operations Center category.
We are still looking for help for setup and teardown. Please contact Mike Rudzki, N8MR or Bill Allen, KD8KTF, if you are able to help with setup or teardown. Also, we are in need of operators throughout the day
This event will take place in the Livonia PD EOC, which means that only current club members will be allowed. Please make sure you sign up ahead of time by e-mailing our LPD/EOC Coordinator Bill Allen (KD8KTF) before noon Friday, April 14th.