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, 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



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.