Argus Eyes article about the HVARA

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December, 1952, from the Argus Eyes newsletter. The Huron Valley Amateur Radio Association (HVARA), with its 55 club members shows off its converted bus as a mobile communications command vehicle.

The HVARA is the organization that gave birth to the ARROW (then called “Amatuer Radio Repeaters Of Washtenaw) when repeaters first became popular.

Click here for the Argus Eyes article

Congratulations to our Dayton Hamvention ticket winners!

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On April 10 at the ARROW general meeting, we had a drawing to give away a Dayton Hamvention ticket to two people who had already purchased tickets for our Hamvention bus trip. Our lucky winners were Peter Lee, K8ACS, and Richard Zarczynski, AC8FJ. Congratulations to both!

Events This Weekend

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The monthly Egg Chew (breakfast) that we share with the Michigan QRP group will take place at the Classic Cup Cafe on Jackson Road between Zeeb and Wagner on Saturday, April 20 from 9 to 11 a.m.

If you’re more in the mood to buy components or other interesting things, the Milford Hamfest is also on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. The location is Milford High School, 2380 South Milford Rd., Highland, MI.

Bus Trip Update

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Dayton is this weekend! Only a few Days left to sign up!!!

Dayton is approaching, and with it the Dayton Bus Trip…

Tickets are selling for our Dayton Bus Trip. The early sale discount has expired as of April 1st, but this doesn’t mean we are done with the deals.

The drawing for the free Dayton ticket is to be done at the next General meeting on April 10th. Any seat reservations with payments received by the time of the drawing will be eligible.

Don’t forget to get your seat before the 10th so you are eligible for the drawing. Click here to sign up for the trip.

ARROW election results 12/9/2009

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Hello Arrow members,

At last nights meeting 12/9/09 the election of officers was held and the results are:

President – Bruce Graham KD8APB
Secretary – Mark Goodwin W8FSA
Treasurer – Sam Proud KC8QCZ
Activities Coordinator – Michelle Roderick KD8GWX
Technical Coordinator – Jay Nugent WB8TKL
Public Service Officer – James French W8ISS

Congratulations and 73!

Jim Eller K8ELR

New Receive Antenna and Headset/Microphone Work Great in Sweepstakes SSB

After long being tired of the poor performance of my HF9v with 18 radials, I finally sold it off to a fellow ARROW club member for what I had invested (not a lot) and was left with the radial field in the woods (now mostly buried after 3 years). I let it sit for a while, wandering out there every few weeks to prune a few branches and stare at the mast and wires sticking out of the berm between my yard and the freeway. I went by it when I was re-working the big horizontal loop, which broke around Labor Day, and kept thinking of what to do … pull up the radials? That seemed like a shame. Or put them to use them somehow else?

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Eleven newly minted hams

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Congratulations to all the new hams from the Hands on Museum class of 7 November 2009

KD8MJU    Adam R. Carpus
KD8MJV    Ari D. Morris
KD8MJW    Brian M. Retzlaff
KD8MJX    Steve R. Peterman
KD8MJY    Elizabeth C. Gilday
KD8MJZ    Dawn Chambers
KD8MKA    Nandan Sawkar
KD8MKB    Karin K. Riske, no email address
KD8MKC    Daniela Gomez, no email address
KD8MKD    Sally A. Carpinella
KD8MKE    John I. Hritz, Jr.

Hope to see you all at the next Arrow club meeting on Dec 9th at the Red Cross chapter 4624 Packard Rd.