The Touch-a-Truck was held on May 7th, 2016 at the Ypsilanti High School and it went extremely well. The following hams helped out during the event: Joe Glandorf AC8ES, Jeff Zupan W8SGZ, Dinesh Cyanam AB3DC, Ed Thierbach AB8OJ, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Thomas Martin W8TAM
Ed, W8EMV and Dan, KB6NU are going to be holding an antenna-building session next week at the not so “Secret Lab” at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor. Here are some of the particulars:
What: Antenna build night!
Where: Ann Arbor District Library downtown “Secret Lab”, basement
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Who are you: Amateur radio operator, shortwave listener, or curious about how radio works
Who are we: Workshop led by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, author, “No-Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides,” and Ed Vielmetti, W8EMV, noted man about town and avid amateur radio enthusiast.
What we will do: Build and test a 2m J-pole antenna made from 450 ohm ladder line (http://www.caarert.org/
Why: Because you can never have too many antennas.
Why: A good antenna gives you better reception and transmission.
Why: Get introduced to the Secret Lab at the Ann Arbor District Library.
Why: Help us plan future build nights!
What to bring: Your handheld radio if you have one
What we’ll bring: Antenna wire, connectors for your radio, crimping tools – everything you need!
How much: Approximately $12 – $15 for the materials.
We’re buying enough parts to build 20 antennas, so the first 20 that contact Dan will get first dibs. This is the first of what we hope will be several build nights, though, and we can certainly make more antennas in the future. We also expect to tackle other, perhaps more complex projects.
The ARROW Monthly Egg Chew (breakfast) will take place on Saturday, January 16 from 9-11 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor.
Please join us for some good food and good conversations. Everyone is welcome, including friends and family members.
The monthly ARROW breakfast will take place a week later than usual on Saturday, December 26, 9-11 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Anyone interested in ham radio (or eating breakfast, for that matter) is welcome to join us. Family members and friends are also welcome.
My next one-day Tech class will be held on Saturday, January 30. For more information, go to http://www.kb6nu.com/next-one-day-tech-class/.
The December ARROW general membership meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM in or near BE-172 on the Washtenaw Community College campus. We will have PIZZA and SOFT DRINKS at the meeting! We start gathering for eyeball QSOs (social time) at 7 PM.
This will be our annual election of officers, as well as our traditional White Elephant Swap. Participation in the White Elephant Swap is optional, but it’s usually entertaining. Just find something in your ham shack that you no longer want or will never get around to using, wrap it in festive paper, and bring it along. If you bring an item, you get to take an item from those collected. It’s as simple as that.
As always, guests are welcome!
I suspect there will also be some who will go to Red Robin for the usual after-meeting gathering despite having pizza. As K8GEO says, at Red Robin it’s Dutch treat.
I hope to see you there!
Mary Anne, W8VWY
ARROW Secretary (for one more week)
In advance of most of the snow, the monthly ARROW breakfast will take place on Saturday, November 21, 9-11 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Anyone interested in ham radio (or eating breakfast, for that matter) is welcome to join us. Family members and friends are also welcome.
All is arranged for the annual Arrow Holiday Brunch!
It will be at:
The Quarter Bistro
300 S Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
It will be between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 22. That’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving. There is plenty of parking.
The prices are as follow:
Adults and Seniors: $27.00
Children 6 thru 12: $13.00
Children <= 5: $4.00 As at last year's event, this can only be paid in CASH ONLY. We have to present ONE payment to the restaurant. We are sorry that there is not a senior rate this year. This brunch includes almost any breakfast item you can ask for plus several salads, a chicken dish, a fish dish and roast beef.
Meeting Announcement for the ARROW Amateur Radio Club General Membership Meeting
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30pm
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, November 11th 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 at about 8pm.
This month’s presentation will be given by our Technical Coordinator, Jay Nugent WB8TKL. The TC’s primary duty is to maintain the club’s three repeaters on 146.96, 224.38, and 443.5 MHz. There have been recent updates and improvements made to these repeaters and Jay will be giving us a photo tour of the repeater site and discussing how these repeaters work as well as a report on their current operational status.
Visitors are always welcome. We hope to see you there.
The monthly ARROW breakfast will take place on Saturday, October 17, 9-11 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Anyone interested in ham radio (or eating breakfast, for that matter) is welcome to join us. Family members and friends are also welcome.
There are also two swaps this weekend. The first one is the Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest on Saturday, October 17 at the Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon. It runs from 8 AM to noon and admission is $6.
The second swap is the Kalamazoo HamFest on Sunday, October 18, 8 AM to noon. Location is the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo. $5 entry.
Mary Anne, W8VWY