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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spring 2019 Lake Erie Boatanchor Meeting --- Saturday April 13 10:00 AM

WHEN:           Saturday,  April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

WHERE:        Clague Park Cabin –  Where the meetings have been held for many years. 

 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 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 are always a few that arrive early and QSO the parking lot.   There will be two coffee urns that should be up and hot by 10:20, and the best gourmet donuts from Giant Eagle.

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.  In almost all of our meetings we have  had a donation can to help defray the cost of the cabin, donuts, coffee, etc.  The last meeting we did NOT ask for donations, and this meeting we will also NOT ASK FOR DONATIONS and there will be no donation can.  Ron (W8KYD), Dr. Mike (AC8PD), and myself decided to keep the treasury down to a workable level.  At the end of this meeting we should be around $170.00 --  Enough for the early expenses for the next meeting.

Larry (W8ER) maintains the web site and informs us that there may be an issue with keeping it up and running in the same format as previously.  However, if a map or expanded directions are needed, they may still be usable for the April meeting.

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” Ham Fest, 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.

Also, we have had some problems in the past with folks entering early and immediately picking up multiple items that are marked "FREE"  --  it seems just because they were free. That is not in keeping with the spirit of the Boatanchors group.  If you have a need or want for a specific item (or items) that is perfectly OK -- but not to pick up items just because they are free.  Near the end of the meeting if there are remaining free items, people are more than welcome to take what they want.

If you would like more information, please call: Ron (W8KYD)   440-888-1904
                                                                              Bill  (K8DBN)    440-333-6644
                                                                              Mike (AC8PD)   

NOTE:  The Boatanchor web site is     http://leboatanchors.com/     

The e-mail address is     leboatanchors@aol.com   Normally not monitored on a regular basis except prior to a meeting.

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
Get Directions on Google Maps

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)