Blossomland Amateur Radio Association
Public Service and Activities



Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk

Contact Dan, KF8Z for more information

The CROP walk is an anual fundraising event where we provide communication for water stations and roving assistance vans. This event is a great time to use your radio to support a charitable event. The time committment is usually about 4 hours. Check back later for the 2017 date.
May ??, 2017

Crop Walk 2007

Apple Cider Century Bicycle Ride

Contact Dan, KF8Z for more information

Each year we provide communication from remote location along the bike routes in order to connect riders to the ride operations center. It's a fun day of community service. Mark your calendar for the next ride!
September 24, 2017

ACC 2008


Field Day

Field Day is an annual event when hams get to test their emergency preparedness.  Operating for 24 hours on emergency power can be both a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for hams of all ages.

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day is an annual event when hams get to test their emergency preparedness in the cold!  Operating for 24 hours on emergency power in the cold can be both a challenging, yet enjoyable experience for hams of all ages in the cold.
January 28-29, 2017

Michigan QSO Party

Each year members participate in the Michigan QSO Party and report their contacts, contributing to the club score. Whether participating from home or at the multi-multi environment, the event is a good time and a great way to get on the air. Just remember to affiliate your points with Blossomland Amateur Radio Association!
April 15, 2017

BARA High-Altitude Balloon

In August 2008, BARA launched it's first High Altitude Balloon from Eau Claire, Michigan.  It is estimated that the balloon reached a maximum altitude of 80,000 feet.  

Oct 17, 2009, BARA launched it's second High Altitude Balloon from Eau Claire.  It reached 80,709 feet.   Here's more information.

For General Information, including recent and future flights visit ARHAB


High Altititude Balloon


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