Announcing the 48th Annual 2022 Swap-N-Shop, Feb 12th!

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Cherryland Amateur Radio Club’s

48th annual Swap-N-Shop!
Feb. 12th, 2022

St. Francis High School Gymnasium
123 E. 11th St.
Traverse City, MI 49684


TALK-IN FREQUENCY: 146.86 (-) (PL 114.8)

For general information contact:
Joe Erlewein N8CN – 231.668.4223

for information on VE EXAMS contact Hope Francisco AA8SN
– or 231.218.0622

Admission is still only $5,
a table reservation is still only $8 – Click Here to Reserve Online!

( CARC: Fighting Inflation since 1995! ) 

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Salvation Army Giving 2021

Greetings, Cherryland ARC!

It’s time to help our friends at the Salvation Army again this Christmas!
As you know, the Salvation Army has been a huge supporter of ours. They let us use one room in the building for our club/project room. They also let us use the downstairs meeting room for our board and club meetings. Where would we be without their support?
Well folks, its time for us to support them by signing up to ring the kettle bell again this year.

There are two ways you can contribute!
Way 1:

Our sign-up sheet for ringing the bell “in person” for Red Kettle donations currently has all slots filled – but it is a lot of fun to Partner-Up with someone, or even just relieve them for a short period, especially where people have more than one shift.
The roster for December 4th is:

You’ll notice we have a space for a 2nd person for all of the shifts – Don’t be shy! Sign up today!
Here is the Sign-Up Sheet
Way 2:

The other way you can contribute this year is to donate via the Cherryland ARC’s very own donation portal for the Virtual Red Kettle Campaign

Thanks; I know I can count on you to help!

Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Ernie, K8RCT
President, Cherryland Amateur Radio Club

Activities This Week in CARC

This Week in Traverse Area Radio.

Monday  TBARG Net at 8:00 pm is On-The-Air.  Please join us Monday evening.   

The Monday Evening Social Hour Net will follow TBARG Net as usual, at approximately 8:15 pm.  Both Nets are on the W8TCM repeater in Traverse City.  146.860 mHz (-) with PL 114.8Hz and on Echolink,  W8TCM-R. 

Tuesday  Project Night –  Meet at Salvation Army Radio Room 7:30 pm.  All members welcome to attend. Activities TBD, or just casually visit.  Please Note New Time – 7:30pm  

Sunday is our best day!   As we conclude the week past and welcome the week ahead with the SMASH net on Sunday morning.  Join in the conversation on 80 Meters, 3.935 MHz.  The Sunday Morning Amateur Social Hour net has operated consistently for decades and is frequented by regulars and new folks from the East, Midwest and Canada.  Grab a cup of coffee, tune your radio to 3.935 mHz, check-in and say hello.   

Feel free to invite hams or non-hams that you think would be interested.  All are welcome!  

A Note regarding Meeting Time

All Meeting Times Now 7:30

The Salvation Army Traverse City has been an extremely generous organization with their allowance of the Cherryland ARC to use their resources and facilities on a more-than-weekly basis for several years. In turn, the Cherryland ARC has been a sustaining supporter of the organization and continues to do so. 

The Salvation Army’s slogan is “Doing the Most Good.” Their resources and facilities exist first and foremost to accomplish their mission of service to others. 

One of these services is engaging with active community groups, which often involves the use of their facility and other resources. The new schedule changes (as of the new school year) require us to alter the Cherryland ARC gathering times slightly, so that they do not cause overlap and potentially interfere with ongoing activities as the SA-TC provides service to other groups in the community. 

Adjustment of the Cherryland ARC meeting times to 7:30pm will ensure that other groups receiving services will receive the full focus of the Salvation Army and not be distracted by the logistics of resource management. 

We support the Salvation Army and we thank you as Club Members and Supports for your understanding and continued support.

Club Hosts Remembrance Dinner to honor W8TVT & W8SGR

The Club will hold a remembrance dinner for Chuck, W8SGR and Joe, K8TVT? It will be a time to share some stories about these two stalwarts of the CARC who have been pillars of the club for decades. I know there are a lot of folks, both active and inactive members, that have fond memories to share about these two great hams. 

We will meet at the Elks club next Wednesday evening (October 6th)  at about 6:00 PM.  Dinner will be off the menu so you can order anything you want.

If someone has pictures to display that would be great.

We would appreciate if you can RSVP.  Please Reply by Email to:   Let me know who and how many people will attend.

September Cherry Juice Newsletter is here.

The September 2021 Issue of Cherry Juice is published.  Click here for your copy. 

Inside this issue- CARC Annual Fox Hunt, and all that went into making this year’s hunt so special.  Plus: details to build your own 3 element 2 meter Yagi antenna. 

A special SKYWARN update is inside.  All free and waiting for you to join in. See page 15 for News you can use covering Super Saturday the 18th of September, the monthly Calendar and more.   Get your copy today. Pass it on to a friend!

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