CARC Summer Picnic

Picnic is July 25th at Sayler Park

At last summer has finally come to Northern Michigan! I think we were the last place in the US to finally thaw out! One of the fun events for us in the Cherryland ARC is the annual summer picnic. The date is July 25th at Sayler Park (North of Acme).

We usually start arriving around 5:00 PM and get the grills going. Food is ready around 6:30 or 7:00 PM. As in the past, please bring a dish to share along with your table setting and beverage of choice.

The club will provide Brats, Dogs, and probably a few burgers too!  We also also bring the condiments.

YOUR JOB is to bring a dish to pass, table service, and beverages of your choosing.

Note that this would normally be a club meeting night so there is no regular club meeting this month. Also there is no project night on picnic night!
Come on over to the picnic instead!

I hope to see you there (with the family).

Joe N8CN

Cherryland ARC Lecture Series

Missed the monthly Cherryland ARC meeting?  Catch the monthly lectures:

  • County Hunters – May 2015 Lecture – click here.
  • Mike Flynn KC8GW – April 2015 Lecture on Yaesu SystemFusion – click here.
  • Mike Leger W8PQ – March 2015 Lecture on Antenna Modeling – click here.
  • Chris Parrish KD8MTT – February 2015 Lecture on J Pole Antennas – click here.
  • Warren Lange W8KAN – September 2015 written lecture notes – click here.
  • Scott Rought – January 2016 Lecture on QRP – click here.
  • Chris Parish – February 2016 Lecture on Solar Power – click here.
  • Greg Suma – May 2016 – Radio Contesting – click here.
  • Larry Camp – October 2016 – ARRL lecture – click here.

Got Radio? $39 to $53

Cherryland ARC has planned to keep a steady supply of Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF Ham radios available for purchase at our monthly meetings and events.  This is a great beginner/backup radio pre-programmed for repeaters from Muskegon to Mackinaw Bridge (75 repeaters).  For $39, you get the Baofeng UV-5R radio with a 3800 mAh battery.  For $53, get the radio, 3800 mAh battery, and 14.5 inch antenna (which greatly improves the radio).  We purchase them from Amazon, program and charge them, and sell them at cost plus a $3 donation to the Cherryland ARC.  If you are interested in Ham Radio (the club can help you to get your Technician license) or a “been-there-done-that” Ham operator, this is a great deal.  The radio package includes:

  • Our Version of a Quick Start Guide and Suggested Accessories
  • Printed List of 75 Local Repeaters Programmed into the Radio; 2 Simplex frequencies
  • The ability to scan local police and fire analog frequencies
  • Listen to broadcast FM stations
  • 7 NOAA Weather Stations; 2 Coast Guard frequencies (16 and 22) are also included

You can buy one at the monthly meetings or send an email to to reserve one for you.  You can pick it up at my office in Traverse City Monday thru Friday if you can’t make the Swap or monthly meetings.

If you have already bought one, bring it to the monthly meeting and I will load the “updated” list at no charge.

Glen K8SGZ