ARROW Communication Association

Serving Radio Amateurs in Michigan's Washtenaw & Wayne Counties

ARROW Communication Association

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Next ARROW Meeting, Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Greetings fellow ARROWheads (et al),
ARROW General meetings are always scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 7pm for eyeball QSOs with a brief business meeting starting at 7:30pm. A radio related presentation then follows at roughly 8pm. Meetings are open to members and non-members alike – all are welcome to attend.

Date/Time: Wednesday May 13th 7:00pm – 9pm-ish

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

Presentation: “Wireless Ypsilanti” and OLSR Mesh networking [ ]

Steve Pierce (K5HDL) from Wireless Ypsilanti will show us how inexpensive WiFi Access Points using special built-in software are being deployed by volunteers all over a large geographic area providing a free high-speed Internet access network. This is a form of OLSR “Mesh” networking that has taken off in popularity in the last several years as an easy plug-and-play wireless network topology. Simply deploy a number of nodes within RF range of their neighbor(s) and the network will *automatically* configure itself and route traffic around any outages. This is similar to the Amateur Radio “HSMM-Mesh” technology.

If you have an HSMM-Mesh node or a Meraki MR-18 AP, feel free to bring it along. Perhaps we can set up an ad-hoc network (time permitting).


It’s not too late to reserve a seat on the ARROW bus to the Dayton Hamvention!

Dear Ham Radio Friends of Arrow,

There is still room on the bus! Please consider joining us for the one-day excursion to the Dayton Hamvention on May 16 at the lovely time of 4:30 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 (from Ham Radio Outlet, Elecraft, Heil Sound and others!). You have the dealers and forums inside and the monster flea market outside.

Please join us! Tickets are $55 for ARROW members and $65 for non-members.
Here is the link to pay by Paypal:

Hope to see you all on the bus!

John Wasciuk
Activities Coordinator, Arrow Communication Association

Monthly Egg Chew, Saturday, April 18, 9:00 AM

The monthly ARROW breakfast will take place on Saturday, April 18, 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. I hope to see you there.

Mary Anne, W8VWY
ARROW Secretary

One-Day Technician License Class, May 2, 2015

My next one-day Tech Class will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in downtown Ann Arbor. The class will start at 9 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the license exam will be given.

There is a $10 fee for the class, except for students under the age of 18, who can attend free. I use this money to pay for expenses at our station, WA2HOM, at the museum. Also, I ask that you register beforehand. I like to limit the number of students to about 20, so that each student gets enough attention, and so that the volunteer examiners can administer the test expeditiously.

To register for the Saturday, May 2 class, send $10 to via PayPal or send a check for $10 to:

Dan Romanchik
1325 Orkney Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

When I get your registration, I will put you on another e-mail list and send you more details a week or two before the class. After you register, download my study guide from The PDF version is free.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

73! <--ham lingo for "best regards" Dan KB6NU

Dayton Hamvention Ticket Winners!

At the ARROW monthly meeting on April 8, 2015, two names were drawn from all who had already purchased 2015 Dayton Bus Trip tickets. Congratulations to the following people who have each won a ticket to the Dayton Hamvention:
Timothy Eldridge, KD8LW
Michael Evosevich, AC8ER
They both will be contacted by our Treasurer, Harvey, KB8MUP.

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