Club Elections on Tuesday!

Club Elections – CARC General Meeting

CARC General Meeting
Tuesday, Jan 27, 7pm.



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Please join us at the next general meeting:
Tuesday, Jan 27 at 7pm.

Salvation Army building
1239 Barlow St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Club Elections:
The General Membership quorum will cast votes on positions carrying more than one nominee.

** Note that you may nominate yourself or anyone else for any position** 

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White Pine Stampede Volunteers Needed!

I’m looking for volunteers  for the 2015 White Pine Stampede coming up on Saturday February 7th.

The race starts in Mancelona and will end at Shanty Creek Ski Resort in Bellaire.

Although there are a few of assignments in “remote” locations (away from vehicle) most are close enough to be able to park your vehicle so you could stay warm.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact me.

We will plan to meet at Shirley’s in Mancelona and use the Mancelona K8WQK 2 meter repeater, 147.38 +600 (PL 107.2) for communications.

I will check with the White Pine staff to make sure the map we used last year is still OK to use.

Mike W8VPC
ph: 231-544-8181 (after 5:30pm weekdays – text messaging OK)

Ham Radio Questions of the Week 1 thru 5

If you have missed any of the Ham Radio Question Of The Week emails that have been sent to the CARC Email list – two things:

  1. Sign up for the email list here!
  2. Here are links to the previous questions of the week:
    1. Question Of The Week #1
    2. Question Of The Week #2
    3. Question Of The Week #3
    4. Question Of The Week #4
    5. Question Of The Week #5

See how many of the questions you can get correct!

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Streaming Audio from the Club Repeaters – Online Now!

Broadcastify - W8TCMIf you’re like me, sometimes your schedule is so busy that you just can’t get to the radio to check into the MESH Net, or maybe you are stuck in a basement or at work and wish you could listen to the repeater. Well – dread no more, I have a solution to your woes!

I was wondering what to do with some extra hardware that I was playing with after a repeater interfacing mock-up I was working on a couple of months ago. Without going into a lot of technical detail, I was able to reconfigure some older systems, repurpose a couple of scanning receivers that my wife will no longer allow me to set up in main rooms in our house, and configured it to stream audio from both repeaters live to the internet!

That’s right – if you have internet access, you can listen to the W8TCM Repeaters Live! Thanks to the folks at (in partnership with broadcastify) you can listen for free, and I can stream it to their servers for free. You can search for “W8TCM” right from the main page and find it, or you can use this link:

IOS app

IOS app

At the time of writing, from the webpage you are able to stream into Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, iTunes, or Winamp. There is also a Java player and a web-based player. There is an app called “Scanner Radio” in both the Android Google Play and IOS Apple App Stores

– for free!

So – enjoy the repeater audio, whether you’re stuck in a basement or miles away!

– 73 Joe N8CN