CARC continues to be
an active club on the air, online and in-person.
On the air
We kick off each week
with the 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 immediately by the Monday Evening Social Hour, (MESH) Net. Both
Monday nets are on the 146.86 MHz repeater W8TCM, in Traverse City.
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. Zoom allows us
to bring in people from around the country to present a topic of interest.
Examples of these presentations
Join the Gang at Cherryland
Amateur Radio Club Project Night on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month 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.
CARC Board meets on the First Tuesday of each month
The Club Member Meeting is the Third Tuesday of each month
In July we had our Club picnic
August 23 was our annual Fox Hunt – Radio Direction Finding
We hold VE Exams about every 10 weeks
Now we are starting regular New Ham Workshops
In January we hope to begin License Classes
Our in-person events
maintain appropriate adherence to state and local health guidelines to prevent
the spread of Covid-19. Our member
safety is paramount.
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 information.
We are still collecting media files (pictures, video and audio) from many sources and will present these to a future Cherryland ARC meeting and have them available online.
The Cherryland ARC is proud and honored to have assisted to provide the youth of the area a unique opportunity to engage in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and be introduced to cutting-edge technology and the intersecting STEM, Robotics, Mechelectronics, Computer, Biology, and other science-related topics intertwined into this experience. We hope this helps to direct, propel, and inspire our area youth to embrace a high-tech career path and to be fluent with the tools, technology, science, and terminology as we look to them to forge our future.
We wish to thank Dale Williams, Director of the Great Lakes Division of the ARRL for attending, our ARISS mentors Gordon Scannell and Larry Koziel, and the entire ARISS team who incidentally watched our content live while at their yearly face-to-face conference in Canada. We wish to thank NASA, CASIS, and the team at Houston watching the interaction. We wish to thank Astronaut Col. Greg Johnson for his involvement with the program. We wish to thank ALL of the support from the Cherryland ARC, namely financial support from Ernest and Jennifer Abel, David Wilcox, and the New Approaches Center in Traverse City. We also wish to thank the Traverse Area District Library for.. EVERYTHING! They invited us to facilitate contact when a Telebridge style contact (not direct ham radio, a contact via phone line) was a possibility being considered. We are happy that we were given the opportunity to participate in this and make it a success. The TADL team is AMAZING without question, and we thank them for their coordination of literally everything, and unending hospitality, and interest in our group and members.
Finally but most of all, we wish to thank our spouses for tolerating our absence and stress through this process. We intend to repay this debt gradually over time with many kind returns.
Stay tuned for a CJ article and club presentation on this marvelous experience. We hope you were able to tune in!