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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 »

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 »

Clay Mitchell, W8JNZ, SK

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From mlive.com: 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 »

September 2017 General Meeting: Connectors

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Date/Time: Wednesday, September 13th at 6:45 pm. Location: Rm #2424, Space Research Building University of Michigan 2455 Hayward St Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Please note the change in location effective from March 2017. The doors automatically close at 7:00 pm. So please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early. If you are locked out please give a call on the 146.96… Read more »

Amateur Radio Volunteers Support Michigan’s “One Helluva Ride” Bicycle Tour

From the ARRL News Desk: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-radio-volunteers-support-michigans-one-helluva-ride-bicycle-tour 07/12/2017 Some two dozen Amateur Radio volunteers supported communication for the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society’s (AABTS) 41st running of the One Helluva Ride (OHR) bicycle tour on July 8 in Michigan. The race derives its moniker from the fact that the longer route options pass through the town of Hell. The annual loop… Read more »

July 2017 General Meeting: Summits On The Air

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 12th at 6:45 pm.  Location: Rm #2424 Space Research Building University of Michigan 2455 Hayward St Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Please note the change in location. The doors automatically close at 7:00 pm. So please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early. If you are locked out please give a call on the 146.96 (-ve) repeater frequency. Maps… Read more »

ARRL Field Day 2017: June 24 – 25

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    The University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club and the ARROW Radio Club invite you to attend the National Amateur Radio Field Day this weekend at the Ann Arbor Airport. When: June 24, 2 p.m. to June 25, 2 p.m. (24 hours) Where: Ann Arbor Airport Soccer Field, 801 Airport Dr, Ann Arbor, MI (W. Ellsworth and Airport Blvd.;… Read more »

April 2017 General Meeting at UM Space Research Building

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Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm.  Location: Rm #2424 Space Research Building University of Michigan 2455 Hayward St Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Please note the change in location and also that the doors automatically close at 7:00 pm. So please plan to arrive early 5-10 minutes early. If you are locked out please give a call on the 146.96… Read more »

Change in General Meeting Location for March 2017

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Hello ARROW colleagues, I want to get the word out that we will have a new location for the March 8 ARROW General Meeting. Instead of a classroom at Washtenaw Community College, we will be using a classroom at the University of Michigan. The new location is: Rm #2424 Space Research Building University of Michigan 2455 Hayward St Ann Arbor,… Read more »

ARROW DMR Repeater Info

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We have created a new page called DMR Repeater which is visible on the main website header above. This page has more information about the ARROW DMR Repeater and how to program it. Please see: https://w8rp.org/dmr-repeater