New Ham Radio Startup Workshop – Oct 17 1:00 pm

Discuss how to get your radio set-up. Learn and practice what and how to say things on the air, and have a chance to make some transmissions within the group. This workshop is ideal for newly licensed hams, hams who have just not been on the air or for people taking their license exams in the near future. All are welcome- It’s free and it will be safely distanced – outdoors.

You can do this!

Civic Center Pavilion in Traverse City – 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Bring your radio if you have one, if not, come anyway.

Ham Radio VE Exam Date October 24

The next VE test session will be taking place October 24 at 1:00 pm at New Approaches Center, 5123 N Royal Dr Traverse City, MI. 

The library is currently not allowing group meetings, so I had to change the location.  Please bring with you 3 pieces of I.D. (driver’s license and any other cards with your name on them).  The test fee is $15.  Any questions, feel free to contact Hope Francisco  AA8SN aa8sn@arrl.net

Special Announcement Cherry Juice Published

September 2020 Special Edition

Click here to download the Special Edition Cherry Juice.  This edition contains a Special Notice of proposed change to Club By-Laws regarding attending and voting to continue Club business during times when meeting in-person may not be possible.     Please read and be prepared to vote during the September and October General Membership Meetings which will be held in-person.   September 22 Meeting will be announced the final location.  We have an outside venue, but are working to find a suitable indoor site.  Watch your email for location announcement.  Thank you.

Club Activities Update for August

CARC is active on the air with NETS beginning Sunday Morning Amateur Social Hour net at 9:00 am on 3.935 MHz.  Monday evening it’s the TBARG ARES/RACES Emergency Preparedness Net at 8:00 pm, followed immediatly by the CARC Monday Evening Social Hour Net. Both Monday nets are on the 146.86 MHz repeater W8TCM, in Traverse City.    

Tuesday evening is Project Night.   We started in March, holding Project Night talks and times together by ZOOM instead of getting together at the Club station.   Here we are as August is ending, still meeting weekly by ZOOM.   Meeting in person, we typically had 4-6 people in a small room.  Now, we run between 8 – 15, depending on the subject.     Starting in May, we ran a series of presentations each week that added a new dimension to the discussions.     Examples of  these presentations include:

The September schedule has not been released at this time, but be sure to save the date for October 27, when we have a presentation booked by Clint Bradford, K6LCS on “How to Work Satellites with your Handheld.”

Join the Gang at Cherryland Amateur Radio Club  Project Night on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm.  You do not need to be a member of the Club to join the meetings.  The Zoom Meeting number is: 271957716.   

Sunday, August 23 is the annual Fox Hunt – Radio Direction Finding  event.  Meet at the Salvation Army at 1:30pm – Hunt begins at 2:00 pm  You do not have to be licensed, or do it yourself.  Form a team, join a team, and have a fun.   Post-Hunt celebration at Sleders.

To be alerted to up-to-date information and topics to be presented,  find on this site the Communication Tab, Email List sign-up page to get on the mailing list.    If you wish to join this active club, this tab will give you that information as well.