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Wednesday March 9 meeting

Our Arrow general membership meeting will be this Wednesday, March 9.  We will continue with our virtual meeting format on Zoom.

Zoom details for the Arrow meeting:
Wednesday March 9, 2022, 6:30 pm US/Eastern standard time
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92284436755?pwd=cG1uSlFCbU9xUDJIVjNHZ21YZE1Qdz09
Meeting ID: 922 8443 6755
Passcode (all lowercase): arrow

To start the meeting we will talk about some of the current and future club activities.
Then Loren Anderson KE0HZ from Colorado Springs, CO will be joining our zoom meeting to give a presentation about the FCC Report and Order Governing RF Exposure.

Wednesday February 9 meeting

Our Arrow general membership meeting will be this Wednesday, February 9.  We will continue with our virtual meeting format on Zoom.  We will keep our usual timing; informal gathering starting at 6:30 pm, and our program will start at 7:00 pm.

Zoom details for the Arrow meeting:
Wednesday February 9, 2022, 6:30 pm US/Eastern standard time
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92284436755?pwd=cG1uSlFCbU9xUDJIVjNHZ21YZE1Qdz09
Meeting ID: 922 8443 6755
Passcode (all lowercase): arrow

This month, our featured presenter will be our own Jay Nugent, WB8TKL.

Jay’s title and description:

“Providing the Power needed to run Emergency Communications”
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“When All Else Fails…Or at least until your battery dies”

This presentation will cover station power needs for long-term communication deployments (or Grid down), determining your Power Budget, various battery chemistries, discharge curves, charging profiles, generator backup, and we go in depth into Solar Power, PWM-v-MPPT, PV technology, the myth of “Excess Energy”, how to ‘Rack Up’ some PV, and how to do 12VDC on a more massive scale.

This presentation is being produced for the upcoming DHS/FEMA/MSP Interoperability Conference scheduled for early March, in Traverse City.  You fine folks will be my first victims..err…audience to see this presentation. Your feedback will be used to polish up any rough spots.

W0YK Talks RTTY

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Ed Muns, W0YK, a noted RTTY contester, gave a great presentation via Zoom to ARROW. Below are just the three first slides, which Ed used to give us a feel for the history of RTTY and its current place in ham radio. He went on to explain how RTTY works, how to set your station up to run RTTY, and how to operate RTTY in contests. For more information, download the entire presentation.

Who knew that teletypes were in use before 1850?

Although the popularity of FT8 continues to increase, RTTY continues to hold its own, especially among contesters.

Looking for an exam session?

Unfortunately, ARROW will not be holding in-person exam sessions for the foreseeable future. Don’t despair, though, you can take the test online. To schedule an online, amateur radio exam go to https://hamstudy.org/sessions.

ARROW Event Cancellations for March & April 2020

We would like to inform you know that the following ARROW Events and Meetings have been canceled due to COVID-19.

ARROW VE Session – March 14 & April 11

ARROW Egg Chew – March 21 & April 18

ARROW Monthly General Meeting – April 8

ARROW Hamvention Bus Trip – May 16

We are currently evaluating the Hamvention Bus Trip and are waiting to hear from the Hamvention organizers. Hamvention has been canceled. We will work on issuing a refund to all our registered bus riders ASAP. We have processed all Hamvention bus trip refunds as of March 16, 2020 if you paid using PayPal. Checks will be in the mail soon.

The ARROW Board meeting will be held via a conference call in April at which time we will decide the future of the meetings.

73, ARROW Board

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