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

One-Day Technician License Class, May 2, 2015

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My next one-day Tech Class will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in downtown Ann Arbor. The class will start at 9 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the license exam will be given.

There is a $10 fee for the class, except for students under the age of 18, who can attend free. I use this money to pay for expenses at our station, WA2HOM, at the museum. Also, I ask that you register beforehand. I like to limit the number of students to about 20, so that each student gets enough attention, and so that the volunteer examiners can administer the test expeditiously.

To register for the Saturday, May 2 class, send $10 to cwgeek@kb6nu.com via PayPal or send a check for $10 to:

Dan Romanchik
1325 Orkney Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

When I get your registration, I will put you on another e-mail list and send you more details a week or two before the class. After you register, download my study guide from http://www.kb6nu.com/tech-manual. The PDF version is free.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

73! <--ham lingo for "best regards" Dan KB6NU

Dayton Hamvention Ticket Winners!

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At the ARROW monthly meeting on April 8, 2015, two names were drawn from all who had already purchased 2015 Dayton Bus Trip tickets. Congratulations to the following people who have each won a ticket to the Dayton Hamvention:
Timothy Eldridge, KD8LW
Michael Evosevich, AC8ER
They both will be contacted by our Treasurer, Harvey, KB8MUP.

April General Meeting, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 PM

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The next General Meeting will take place in our usual venue: in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We will start gathering at 7 PM, the business meeting starts at 7:30, followed by this month’s presentation by Jameson, KD8PIJ. Jameson also happens to be the President of the U-M Amateur Radio Club. You do not need to be a member to attend, guests are always welcome!

Following the meeting, many of us gather again at Red Robin on Carpenter Road for a late dinner. We hope to see you there.

Monthly Egg Chew, Saturday, March 21, 9:00 AM

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The ARROW Monthly Egg Chew (breakfast) will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 9-11 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Come for good food and good conversation. Everyone welcome, including friends and family members.

March ARROW General Meeting, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

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The next General Meeting will take place in our usual venue: in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We will start gathering at 7 PM, the business meeting starts at 7:30, followed by this month’s presentation.

N1MM is the logging program we use at Field Day. It is also used for other contests and even for general station logging purposes. It interfaces with your radio and automatically logs the frequency and mode of the contact. It is capable of linking with other N1MM loggers via WiFi to share/duplicate the logs and it links with various DX Spotter networks. Plus many many other really cool features!

N1MM+ is a “new and improved” version that Dave N8SBE will be demonstrating. I don’t know what the new ‘features’ are, so I look
forward to Dave’s presentation.

— Jay WB8TKL

Monthly Egg Chew, 2/21/15

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The ARROW Monthly Egg Chew (breakfast) will take place on Saturday, February 21 from 9-11 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Come for good food and good conversation. Everyone welcome, including friends and family members.

February ARROW Meeting Presentation, Wednesday, 2/11/15

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Solar Talk at ARROW Amateur Radio Club
Who: Open to the public, anyone interested in solar power.

What: SolarYpsi founder Dave Strenski will be speaking at the monthly ARROW amateur radio club about solar power. The presentation will cover the basics about how solar power works, the economics of solar power, and how to install and maintain a solar power.

When: Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm to 9:00pm.

Where: Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Room BE-172

Not able to make the presentation? Then take a virtual tour created by Cameron Getto on the SolarYpsi YouTube channel (YouTube.com/SolarYpsi). You can also learn about solar power in Ypsilanti by watching this TEDx talk.