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.

Monthly Egg Chew, Saturday, January 17, 2015

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The ARROW Monthly Egg Chew (breakfast) will take place on Saturday, January 17 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.

January General Meeting, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Please join us on Wednesday, January 14 for the ARROW General Meeting in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering at 7 PM and the meeting actually starts at 7:30. Here’s a note from our President about the meeting:

The program for the first meeting this year needs your help to prevent me from doing all the talking. If you have something new in your shack or an item that you find makes operation more fun or easier, bring it and show the rest of us what we are missing. For the second part of the program, I have had several people ask me to bring in some of my HT collection. It will be an informal presentation and I will adjust my comments to go with what the group has to offer with their items.

Jack
N8PMG

Monthly breakfast one week later than usual, now on December 27

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PLEASE NOTE: The ARROW breakfast (aka Monthly Egg Chew) will be delayed one week this month, taking place on Saturday, December 27th at 9:00 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor. We have again been preempted by that jolly old elf, Santa Claus, who will be having breakfast with kids on our usual date.

Election of Board of Directors

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At the general meeting on December 10, 2014, the following people were elected to the ARROW Board of Directors:
President: Jack Spence, N8PMG
Secretary: Mary Anne Nugent, W8VWY
Treasurer: Harvey Bauss, KB8MUP
Technical Coordinator: Jay Nugent, WB8TKL
Public Service Officer: Jim Lommel, WD8RWI
Activities Coordinator: John Wasciuk, WA8TON

Yes, those are some familiar sounding names, as all were in these same positions last year.

In addition, we have a new Trustee for the W8PGW callsign, as Sam Spiteri, K8NOS, stepped forward to take on this task. Sam and our other two Trustees, Jeff, W8SGZ, and Dan, KB6NU, will need to determine who will serve as the Trustee Delegate.

Thanks to all members who have already paid their 2015 dues. For those who have not yet done so, please send a check for $20 to Harvey at 3322 Yellowstone, Ann Arbor, 48105, or pay via PayPal.

We ended the December meeting with our annual White Elephant Swap, which is always fun.

December General Meeting, Wednesday, December 10

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The December general meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering at 7 PM, and the business meeting starts at 7:30. This month’s meeting will be elections of the Board of Directors, followed by a white elephant swap.

Participation in the white elephant swap is optional. Do you have an item in your shack that you no longer want but that others might find useful? Gift wrap it and bring it along. Each person who brings in an item will get to choose from the other wrapped items.

Though all current elected officers have said they are willing to run again, all are open to others who may wish to serve. There will be a call for nominations at the meeting. We will also be looking for a more local trustee for the W8PGW callsign, because Ken, KD8IPN, now lives out of state.

ARROW Annual Holiday Brunch, November 23

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Dear Arrow Members,

Sunday, November 23, 2014 is the date for the annual ARROW HOLIDAY BRUNCH. This is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Feel free to bring everyone in the family.

Coffee starts at 10:00 am and the brunch itself is served from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm. The brunch will be at:

Sheraton Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 996-0600

We will be meeting in the Garden Room. The room is available to us from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Of course, there will be both breakfast and lunch foods served: made-to-order omelets, prime rib, peel and eat shrimp, salad, fruit, chicken, fish and much more.

The prices (with gratuity and tax) have been rounded up to the nearest dollar and are as follows:

Adults 21.00
Seniors 65+ 18.00
Children 4-12 16.00

Children under 4 eat free.

Because we will be getting only one bill from the hotel, please be prepared to pay in CASH. I’m sorry if this is inconvenient, but it is the way we need to do it again this year.

Come join your ham radio friends and families for this wonderful holiday outing.

73,

John Wasciuk
WA8TON
Activities Coordinator, Arrow Communication Association