Weekend Events: October 17-18, 2015

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The monthly ARROW breakfast will take place on Saturday, October 17, 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.

There are also two swaps this weekend. The first one is the Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest on Saturday, October 17 at the Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon. It runs from 8 AM to noon and admission is $6.

The second swap is the Kalamazoo HamFest on Sunday, October 18, 8 AM to noon. Location is the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo. $5 entry.

Mary Anne, W8VWY
ARROW Secretary

Weekend Events: September 19-20, 2015

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The monthly ARROW breakfast will take place on Saturday, September 19, 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.

There are also two swaps this weekend. The first one is the GMARC Trunk Swap on Saturday, September 19 at the Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp. There are no hours listed for this swap, but it probably runs from around 8 AM to 11 or noon.

The second swap is the Adrian Hamfest on Sunday, September 20, 8 AM to 1 PM. Location is the Lenawee County Fairgrounds, 602 N. Dean Street, Adrian. $5 entry.

Mary Anne, W8VWY
ARROW Secretary

August Meeting

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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 August 12th 7:00pm – 9pm-ish
Location: Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Room BE-171 or 172

Presentation: A video tour of the ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT.
Sit back, relax, see and learn about the various departments within the ARRL and how each of them function. Meet the people who get things done, and put faces on those voices you have spoken to over the phone (or on the air).

Jay, WB8TKL

Upcoming Events

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July 18, 9-11:00 AM
ARROW Monthly Egg Chew
4389 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor
Everyone is invited to join us at our monthly breakfast: members, non-members, anyone interested in ham radio, family members and friends.

July 18
GM ARC Trunk Swap
Packard Proving Grounds
49965 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Twp

July 25, 8 AM – 1 PM
CMARC Outdoor Hamfest
Holt Christian Church
2424 S Washington Rd
Lansing

August 1
UP Hamfest
Bay de Noc Community College
2001 N Lincoln Rd
Escanaba

August 4, 7:30 PM
ARROW Board of Directors Meeting
American Red Cross
Packard Rd between Golfside and Carpenter
Ann Arbor
All interested members are invited to attend.

ARROW Amateur Radio Club General Membership Meeting

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Date/Time: Wednesday July 8th at 7:30pm

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

Topic: “HF Digital Modes”
By: Steven Smith WA8LMF

Steven roams around the state providing quality
presentations on the topic of “HF Digital Modes” for the
ARRL Michigan Section. Tonight, Steven will grace us
with his presentation, covering what are the ‘digital’
modes, how are each used, what hardware and software is
needed to operate these modes, and where such hardware
and software can be aquired. You will likely learn more
about such modes as PSK31, Olivia, MFSK, MT63, QPSK, and
others, including software such as FLDIGI, that you ever
knew existed!

Monthly Breakfast, Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.

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The monthly ARROW breakfast will take place on Saturday, June 20, 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

June General Meeting

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The June ARROW general meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 PM in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering for eyeball QSOs at 7:00 PM. The business meeting starts at 7:30. Discussion will center on preparations for Field Day. All are welcome to attend, whether you are a member or not.

After the meeting, many of us meet for a late dinner at Red Robin on Carpenter Road.

I hope to see you there.

73,
Mary Anne, W8VWY
ARROW Secretary

Next ARROW Meeting, Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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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 [ www.wirelessypsi.com ]

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).

Jay, WB8TKL

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

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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: www.w8pgw.org/activities/dayton-bus-trip/

Hope to see you all on the bus!

73,
John Wasciuk
Activities Coordinator, Arrow Communication Association

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

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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