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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.

Special meeting, Wednesday, September 30 – ARRL Great Lakes Division Vice Director candidates

On Wednesday, September 30, we will hold a special Zoom meeting. Speaking to us on Wednesday evening will be the three candidates for vice director of the Great Lakes Division. The are: Jim Hessler, K8JH, vice president of the Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association Scott Yonally, N8SY, current Ohio Section Manager Frank Piper, KI8GW, previous Ohio Section Manager The meeting… Read more »

Corwin Moore, WB8UPM (SK)

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Corwin D. Moore, Jr. WB8UPM (age 77), one of the founders of the “Amateur Radio Repeaters Of Washtenaw” (ARROW), a spin-off of the HVARA (Huron Valley Amateur Radio Assn.), passed away Sunday, September 6th, according to his wife Kathy. Corwin was a cornerstone of the ARROW for many decades, and held a Life Membership in the organization. He supported many… Read more »

ARROW Meeting, Wednesday, September 9 – Michael Kalter, W8CI, candidate for the ARRL Board of Directors

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Michael Kalter, W8CI, spoke to ARROW via Zoom. He spoke about why he’s running for the ARRL Board of Directors and his vision for the ARRL. Here’s the video: I also invited Dale Williams, WA8EFK, the incumbent, but he was unable to join us.

Poor band conditions not a problem for our Winter Field Day team

Tucked away in a small cabin (right) at the Brighton Recreation Area, our Winter Field Day team battled poor band conditions, but still managed more QSOs than last year, reports Thom, W8TAM. Despite an urgent call for operators early Sunday morning, Thom, Dinesh AB3DC, and John WA8TON bested our 2019 by 2 contacts. Thom said, “253 QSOs after dupe checking…. Read more »

WB8TKL Addresses TAPR Conference

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At this fall’s TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), held here in the Detroit area, our own Jay Nugent, WB8TKL, talked about packet radio. His talk was titled “The Homogenous AMPRnet Data Network.”     Jason, KC5HWB, of Ham Radio 2.0, has taken over the video taping of the TAPR DCCs. Click here to see all of the videos he recorded… Read more »

SK Estate Sale

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A ham friend of Rick, K8BMA passed recently, and his family has asked us to assist them in selling  his equipment. In return, they have graciously agreed to donate 1/3 of the proceeds to our scholarship fund. Below are photos of the equipment. Not pictured are a three-element Steppir yagi (which needs some work) and a Flex 5000 transceiver (it… Read more »