Author Archives: KB6NU

About KB6NU

Dan, KB6NU, is the chair of the ARROW Education Committee, a past ARROW president, and station manager for WA2HOM, the club station at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. He blogs about amateur radio at KB6NU.Com.

UMARC/ARROW rack up more than 2,000 Qs on Field Day 2019

Dave, N8SBE, our Field Day 2019 head honcho reports: The U-M Amateur Radio Club and ARROW joined again for Field Day 2019, operating class 4A (four transmitters, no commercial power) and one GOTA (Get On The Air) station. We operated again from the park just north of the Ann Arbor Airport. The radios included three Elecraft K3s, a Yaesu FTdx5000mp… Read more »

W8MP goes remote

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On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Mark, W8MP (above), gave a great presentation on Remote Ham Radio. Remote Ham Radio is a pay-for-play service that allows you to access some truly great “super stations” around the country. For example, here’s a video showing the antenna system at one of the stations in Eastport, ME, which Remote Ham Radio claims is the… Read more »

W8ZRF, SK

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I’m sorry to report that Roger, W8ZRF, has passed. Here’s the obituary that appeared in the Ann Arbor News: Age 98, [Roger] passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Roger was born in Schererville, IN on February 26, 1920. He married Merna Patrick of Dansville, MI on February 23, 1946 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic… Read more »

Amateur radio well-represented at Ann Arbor Maker Faire

By Garry, W8GMD Jerry Anderson, WB8FXY, and I manned a table at the Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo (formerly known as the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire) in the downtown library on Sunday May 20th while everyone else was basking in the warm sunshine in Xenia, OH 😉 .  We had a fair number of visitors with most of… Read more »

April General Meeting: RemoteHams

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This month, we’ll hear from Scott Bicknell, W1BIC on RemoteHams, a community of amateur radio operators that share their stations with one another over the Internet. These are not the expensive “super stations” that you sometime read about, but rather a grass-roots kind of effort by real hams for real hams. Date/Time: Wednesday, April 11 at 6:45 pm. Location: Rm #2424 Space… Read more »