LEBoatanchor Group Feb 22 2014

LEBoatanchor Group Feb 22 2014

Lake Erie Boatanchors Group

The Lake Erie Boatanchor group is a bunch of ham radio enthusiasts that have a huge appreciation for old ham radio equipment. There is no organization and no membership.

The meetings that we have are NOT hamfests! I wish to emphasize that. The meeting is a place to see friends and bring any old ham radio equipment that you wish to see passed on for use by someone else. All equipment exchanged at our meetings is done without regard to what the equipment may be worth on an internet auction site. We simply expect that you will personally use any equipment that you acquire at our meetings. Reselling any of this equipment and profiting from our generosity is strongly frowned upon and asking Ebay prices for equipment that you bring will not be welcomed.

-- L E B Group

Monday, August 14, 2017

New Meeting **Lake Erie Boatanchor Group October 28th Meeting 10:00 AM Clague Park Cabin

WHEN:     Saturday,  October 28th, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

WHERE:    Clague Park Cabin –  Where the meetings have been held for many years.
  Maps and pictures are below

Clague Park is about ¾ mile south of I-90 and about 3 miles north of I-480, in Westlake, OH 44145 – at the corner of Clague Rd. and Hilliard Rd.  Westlake is about 10 miles west of downtown Cleveland.  If navigating by GPS, the park entrance is across from the residence at 1581 Clague Road, Westlake, OH  44145 (just a few feet north)

If you are arriving from the south, using I-480, and depending on your route, you may pass a small park on the west side of Clague Road that is also called Clague Park, but located in North Olmsted, OH.  It is about 1 ½ miles north of I-480, and is NOT the correct park.  The sign is small, and this park is not visible from the road -- Keep going north about a mile.

The cabin is in a city park with a 2,500 sq ft open area, including a kitchen and sufficient tables for swap or sale items.  Parking is available immediately adjacent to the cabin.  The place is large enough to accommodate 150 people with Plenty of parking.

The rules of the city state that the keys cannot be picked up until 9:30 AM, so the building will not be open until about 9:45.  However, there will be a few of us in the parking lot and ready to open the doors for an on time start.  There will be two coffee urns there, but the coffee may not be ready until 10:15 AM – or close to it.  As in the last few get together, there also will be trays of small sandwiches, and a number of bagels, pastries and donuts.  We can do this since most attendees are willing to put a few bucks in the donation can…….Thank you all.
By now, everybody is aware these gatherings are VERY informal, with lots of good talk and another chance to meet face to face with the guys we talk with on the AM windows.  Of course, there is no charge for this activity; however, there will be a “Donation Can” for anybody who is willing to donate a few bucks to help defray the cost of cabin rent, coffee, sandwiches,  printing and postage (for those with no e-mail address), etc., etc.
If you know anyone interested in vintage radio – Amateur or SWL – please pass the word along.
However as stated before, we would like to make it PERFECTLY CLEAR, dealers and profiteers are NOT welcome and will be turned away  This is not a typical “Pay to Enter” HamFest, it is a gathering of  Hams & SWL’s who enjoy and use vintage radios.  People who come with the intent ONLY to sit behind tables and sell items are not welcome.

If you would like more information, please call:     Ron (W8KYD)   440-888-1904
                                                                                Bill  (K8DBN)    440-333-6644

NOTE:  While the Boatanchor web site --leboatanchors.com – remains the same, it does not accept postings or questions.  The new e-mail address is now  leboatanchors@aol.com..  During the switch-over to the AOL server a few e-mail addresses were lost. So, it is possible a very few regular attendees did not receive this notification.  If you hear of that, please let them know it was unintentional -- and have them notify us at the new e-mail address.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Passing of Rob KC8DDH

It is with real sadness to report the passing of Rob West (KC8DDH) who was an original member of the Lake Erie Boatanchors Group.  Rob valiantly fought Lew Gehrig's Disease (ALS) for over a year, and passed on the 12th.

Rob was a good of mine and to many others who knew him over the past many years........ A "Genuine Person" and one of the very best !!

A very sad day, indeed.

Bill / K8DBN

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April LEBA Meeting 2017

 Another in the great LEBA meetings was had on April Fool's Day 2017. 

You've reached your destination. This is the entrance to Clague Park cabin in Westlake where the Lake Erie Boatanchor meetings are held.

Ron W8KYD verified that 60+ hams and even a couple of YL's gathered on Saturday to share some old but good hardware and tales.

There was nothing foolish about this one! Some of the items pictured were brought to the meeting to find new homes and there were treasures .. like an HQ-180, a Johnson Viking II and an SB-104. There was even a stack of old Radio and Television News magazines from the 50's. Think about it .. electronics magazines from 64 years ago!

Here is one of the items that we all had a chance to hear first hand and get a better idea about where the hobby came from. Pictured is a Hallicrafters SX-115 and it was fully operational.

It was good to see Jim N8ULN there. He hasn't been on the air recently and some of the 80 meter crowd had been asking about him. Well .... here he is, in the flesh!

 Dan W8CAR is in a much better mood since his shack is back in business following a bad lightning hit. Dan said he never saw a K3 light up like that!
 Ed K8EWM went to the kitchen for a cup of coffee and was surprised by the beautiful 20 year old that we hired as a server.
Ken K8TV was there. He bought up every Bud rack cabinet that he could find. He needed the chrome trim from the front to finish up his receiver cabinet.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pictures from October 2016 BA Meeting from Ed K8EWM

Good pictures Ed. Must have been taken with an Samsung 7 phone. Three exploded before I could post them! Tony looks ready to kill and do you know what Paul was asking for the Cocker Spaniel! I would have taken him home in a heartbeat. Thank Ed!!  -- Larry