Arrow’s premiere Public Service event, the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society’s One Helluva Ride is Sat. July 13. Volunteers are needed to provide communications and transportation throughout the over 400 sq. mile area covered by the Ride. A good mobile radio and antenna are the primary requirements. For those of you already on board, thank you very much. For the rest, here’s a list of who is NEEDED. Of course, any assistance over and above these few would be appreciated. To keep things in perspective, remember it’s not me who needs you, it’s the 1800 riders. More info at aabts.org/ohr
(1) One person from 8am to about 1pm.
(2) One person from 9am to about 2pm.
(3) One person from 10am to 1pm. (C’mon. Anybody can spare three hours!)
(4) Either one person 8am to 5pm OR one from 8am to 1pm and one from 1pm to 6pm. (or at least the 8-1 shift).
These would all require a decent mobile rig and antenna as well as carrying capability for two bicycles and their riders. Also recommended are some small basic tools and a decent tire pump (Presta valve required).
You may bring an “assistant” to help keep an eye on maps and riders (and other vehicles!)
If any of you are interested, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An event like this is some of the best training you can get. We actually DO something. It’s fun, and it’s a good feeling to help.
Thanks, and have a nice day.
The Arrow Communication Association and University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club will participate in ARRL Field Day on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at Signal Hill, next to the Domino’s Petting Farm on Earhart Road in Ann Arbor Township. Set up happens prior to going on the air at 2 PM EDT on Saturday. We will operate continuously until 2 PM Sunday. PUBLIC WELCOME! For more information on this national event, go to http://www.arrl.org/field-day
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, June 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. Friends and family members are welcome to join us. I hope to see you there!
Following breakfast, several members will travel to the Red Cross to retrieve items from the ARROW trailers in preparation for Field Day. Any interested parties are invited to join in the fun.
Questions? Call me at 734 649-2722.
Mary Anne, W8VWY
For those who aren’t making the trip to the Dayton Hamvention, 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, May 18 from 9 to 11 a.m.
ARROW General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 8th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
To be held at:
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
This months presentation will be on the subject of Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) services provide by the Washtenaw county “Amateur Radio Public Service Corps” (ARPSC) – a joint organization of the “Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the “Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service” (RACES). Other related organizations such as NTS, Skywarn, DHS/MSP, AUXCOMM, and Washtenaw county Emergency Management will be discussed.
If you are all interested in the EMCOMM services we as Hams provide to our communities nation wide, this is the presentation for you!
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
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!
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.
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.
The ARROW board will meet on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Washtenaw Chapter of the American Red Cross, 4624 Packard Rd. Any interested ARROW members are invited to attend.
Mary Anne, W8VWY