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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Upcoming Spring Boatanchors Meeting April 7th!

WHEN:           Saturday,  April 7, 2018 @ 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 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 100 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 that should be up and hot by 10:20, and the best gourmet donuts from Giant Eagle. (Note; There will only be coffee & donuts at this meeting unless there is a cry for more exotic goodies.  In the past there has been a lot of the little sandwiches and cookies left over  ---  so for the few folks that liked the sandwiches this is just a heads-up.  We just hate to throw out what we can't give away at the end of the meeting.)

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, donuts, printing and postage (for those with no e-mail address).

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.

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

NOTE:  The Boatanchor web site is     http://leboatanchors.com/      However, it does not accept postings or questions.  The e-mail address is     leboatanchors@aol.com

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

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