Dayton Hamvention 2017 Bus Trip

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2017 Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale!!!

Please consider joining us for the one-day excursion to the Dayton Hamvention on Saturday, May 20th at the lovely time of 4:00 AM! We will arrive in Dayton at 8:00 AM, depart for Ann Arbor at 5:30 PM, and be home by 8:30 PM or 9:00 PM.

Who could ask for more? Breakfast. Door prizes . You have the dealers and forums inside and the monster flea market outside.

Please join us! Tickets are $55 (Before April 1) and $65 (After April 1). Please note that this does not include the Hamvention ticket.

For more info and to buy the tickets online please visit: http://www.w8pgw.org/activities/dayton-bus-trip/

February 2017 General Meeting

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Date/Time: Wednesday, February 08th at 7:30pm

Location: Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Room BE-171 or BE-172

The next General Membership Meeting will be held this Wednesday, February 08th in room BE-172 (or BE-171, whichever is available) on the WCC campus. Doors open at 7pm for eyeball QSOs, with the business meeting starting at 7:30pm followed by the presentation.

This month’s presentation topic is “Amateur Radio Enabled Weather station with Inexpensive Components” by Don Winsor, AC8TO. Don will present on his experiences integrating a Raspberry Pi single board computer, a Baofeng UV-5R transceiver, and an assortment of weather sensors to create a fairly low cost weather sensing system that can report its data remotely using amateur radio.

ARROW Holiday Brunch – Sunday, Nov 20

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The Annual ARROW Holiday Brunch is on Sunday, November 20, 2016 Quarter Bistro Logoat The Quarter Bistro and Tavern, 300 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

 

Cost (with 20% gratuity and 6% sales tax and rounded up to the nearest dollar):
Adults and Seniors: $27.00
Children 12 and Under: $12.00
Children 5 and Under: $8.00

Click here for a sample menu in PDF. Note that everything with a check mark to the right is “For Sure!”. The Fresh Vegetable Medley and Wild Rice Pilaf will change from week to week. Also, the last four entrees (listed just before “Drink Specials”) will change from week to week, also. I will call the Monday before to find out what these will be, if they know in advance.

The cost of the Brunch includes either coffee or soda with free refills. For those of you who might want to add them, there are “Drink Specials” that you can add to your bill, if you like.

We will be meeting in the RED ROOM. This will seat up to 35. Family (including children), Relatives and Friends are all welcome! We will seat in tables of 6, so there will be room to mingle around with all of your buddies! Lots of eyeball QSO’s!

Let’s make this the BIGGEST HOLIDAY BRUNCH in ARROW Communication Association history!

Hope to see you all there!

73
John F. Wasciuk
WA8TON / VO1TON

November General Meeting

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The November 2016 ARROW general meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 09 at 7:30 PM in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering for eyeball QSOs at 7:00 PM. The business meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

Our ARRL MI Section Manager, Larry Camp, WB8R will be visiting us to talk about the new and upcoming hamfest at the Michigan International Speedway in Fall 2017. Larry is visiting Clubs around the area to assemble a consortium of clubs to help make the event a success. More info is available here: http://www.mi-arrl.org/index.php/2016/10/17/michigan-section-news

Following Larry’s presentation we have our Technical Coordinator, Jay Nugent, WB8TKL talking to us about emergency preparedness and freeze dried food supplies for long term storage. Jay will be bringing along samples for everyone to taste.

All are welcome to attend. After the meeting, many of us meet for a late dinner at Red Robin on Carpenter Road.

I hope to see you there.

73,
Dinesh Cyanam, AB3DC
ARROW President

October General Meeting

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The October 2016 ARROW general meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 PM in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering for eyeball QSOs at 7:00 PM. The business meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

This month’s presentation topic is Experiments with 9:1 ununs and random wire antennas by Dan Romanchik, KB6NU and Rick Barnich, KA8BMA.

All are welcome to attend, whether you are a member or not. After the meeting, many of us meet for a late dinner at Red Robin on Carpenter Road.

I hope to see you there.

73,
Dinesh Cyanam, AB3DC
ARROW President

September General Meeting

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The September ARROW general meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 PM in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering for eyeball QSOs at 7:00 PM. The business meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

This month’s presentation topic is Obtaining Homeowners/Condo Board Approval for an Outside Antenna: A Success Story by Gary Ilker, W9CLQ. Gary will go through the process he used with his Condo Board for their approval: his approach, strategy, process, presentation, installation, and follow up of a resident’s complaint.

Jay, WB8TKL will bring in some boxes filled with ARROW stuff that will be up for grabs.

Dan, KB6NU would like to meet with anyone who is interested in the Boy Scouts Radio Merit Badge program before the General meeting at 6:30 PM to go over the material and fill in the counselor applications.

All are welcome to attend, whether you are a member or not. After the meeting, many of us meet for a late dinner at Red Robin on Carpenter Road.

I hope to see you there.

73,
Dinesh Cyanam, AB3DC
ARROW President

ARRL Field Day 2016

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2016 Field Day Logo

The combined ARROW/UofM Field Day will take place, Saturday & Sunday June 25th and 26th on the soccer fields on the North side of the Ann Arbor Airport (intersection of State St. & Ellsworth). Setup begins Friday afternoon around 2pm and operations begin at 2pm Saturday and runs through 2pm Sunday afternoon.

Public Are Welcome!!!

A “Get On The Air (GOTA)” station will be available for non-hams to try their hand at operating an Amateur Radio Station with help from a coach. The Information Tent will have handouts, general information, demonstrations, and educational activities to assist the public in learning what Amateur Radio is all about.

More information about Field Day can be found here: http://www.arrl.org/field-day

Missed the ARROW bus? Here is another chance

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If you missed getting on the ARROW “Prize” Bus to Dayton our good friends at the USECA Amateur Radio Club have about 15 seats left on their bus for 2016. Below is the message from Ken, N8KC USECA President:

USECA ARC is doing a bus trip to Dayton as well (mostly club members) and have about 15 seats remaining.We aren’t doing prizes or a sell table, just some light snacks on the way down. Price is $50. Our bus will be leaving from Warren (14 Mile and VanDyke) at 4 am, Sat the 21st. If someone is interested, have them contact me, Ken N8KC@arrl.net or Jerry N8KLX@arrl.net directly and ASAP for details and to work out payment up front. There may be seats available on departure morning and those will be sold 1st come 1st served prior to 4 am.