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.

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 »


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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 »

Clay Mitchell, W8JNZ, SK

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From Claybourne (Clay) Mitchell, Jr., physicist, inventor, and avid amateur radio operator (W8JNZ), died December 8, 2017, in Reston, VA from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 94 years old and formerly a longtime resident of Ann Arbor, MI. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Clay was the son of Ethel and Claybourne Mitchell, Sr. He attended Flint Central High School, Flint Junior… Read more »

2017 ARROW Field Day the Best Ever

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Field Day 2017, was without a doubt one of ARROW’s best Field Days ever. The fun got started Friday evening, when more than 25 people showed up to set up the antenna masts. My Field Day got started at 8am Saturday morning at Mark’s Midtown Coney Island. (I feel a little bad about not getting out to the Field Day… Read more »