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, December 3, 2018

Mike Beachy N8ECR SK 9-9-1961 to 12-1-2018

Michael Eldon Beachy, 57, of Caseville, died at home unexpectedly Saturday, December 1, 2018 from natural causes.

Mike was born September 9, 1961 in Pigeon to Eldon and Joanne (Caister) Beachy.  In 1980 he graduated from Laker High School.  He worked for several of his family’s businesses, including Beachy Poultry Farms, Pigeon Printing and Lefty’s Diner and Drive In.  He used his gift for electronics by collecting, selling and operating amateur radio.  He was widely known and respected as a licensed amateur radio operator under the call sign “N8ECR,” hosting a weekly discussion network which went all across the US.  He was a self taught guitar player and devoted dog lover.

He is survived by his parents Eldon “Al” and Joanne Beachy of Caseville; siblings Brenda Kosenko (Michael Smukala) of Caseville, Murray (Robin) of Pigeon, Tim of Pigeon and Bethanne Beachy (Curt Rasmussen); and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jody Beachy.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday at the Michigan Ave. Mennonite Church with Rev. Scot Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-8 Wednesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be shared at www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

“CQ CQ N8ECR signing off.”
Funeral Service Thursday, December 06, 2018
11:00 AM

Michigan Ave Mennonite Church
7004 East Michigan Ave
Pigeon, MI 48755
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Dale Bowens W8SHR

Dale R. Bowen, 75, of Southington, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

He was a 1961 graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and earned his degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University.

Dale retired from Peerless-Winsmith in Warren, where he was Chief Electrical Engineer. During his career, he developed the motor for the Navy rescue submarine and components for the F-16 fighter jet and GE locomotive.

He was an avid amateur radio operator, with the call sign W8SHR. He participated in the meetings of the Boat Anchor Amateur Radio Group.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mark AC8CL's Military Radio Van

Mark, AC8CL sent me some pictures of his military communications van.  His van was used with these radio's at this years (2017) field day site.

(Courtesy of Mark WB0IQK)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Boatanchor October 28th 2017 Meeting

The meeting today was exceptional! It was cold and wet outside but inside there was food, friends and plenty of equipment that needed "repurposing". It was a feeding frenzy of all sorts. Bill K8DBN met up with Bob W8NNC ... unusual because they haven't seen each other in 58 years! Ken brought transformers, meters and variable caps from John W8TPH that found homes and uses in shacks all over this area. Mike N8ECR from the DX60 net was there representing Michigan and had the distinction of travelling the farthest for todays meeting. It was good seeing Mike there! Buddly WD8BIL "Bud in Stow" was there too! Below are a couple of pictures from today and at the bottom click on the link to an album of all of the pictures that I took today. You find good old boatanchor gear and lots of smiling faces, some you may recognize!

Bill K8DBN and Bob W8NNC
Buddly WD8BIL

Feeding Frenzy

Mr DX60 Net ... Mike N8ECR

-- Larry W8ER