All Hands on Deck for Field Day! The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club is planning another awesome Field Day for 2019!
It takes a lot of ham-power to make this a successful event!
This means we need you to come out and give us a hand setting up, taking down and operating at Field Day!
This year we are expecting to have: – Dedicated 20M Phone station – Dedicated 40M Phone station – VHF/Solar station – 2 (yes two!) CW stations, multiple bands each. – FT8 / Digital station – GOTA (Get On The Air) station for people new to the hobby to try operating and make contacts!
To make all of this happen, we’ve got some work to do!
Here’s the rough schedule:
Tuesday, June 18th In lieu of Project Night we will meet at Don Parker’s farm, 4786 E Hoxie Rd, Cedar MI. We will pick up the club’s trailer with generators, necessary antennas, kits, feedline, tower sections, and other necessities. We will deliver these to the Field Day site at 10477 E Fort Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682. (no set up is allowed until 2pm Friday. Staging only)
Friday, June 21st at 2:00 PM. Major antenna and tower erection activities. This is when we start the heavy lifting for setting up the Field Day site. We really need your assistance!
Saturday morning, June 22nd. Finish setting up Field Day, install radios and get all the equipment operational.
Saturday afternoon, June 22nd – 2pm. Field Day begins with all stations operating. Come on out and operate or help log contacts. Everyone gets a chance to get on the air! We have a special “Get On The Air” station and coach for all our new hams.
Sunday, June 23rd. Operations continue until 2:00 PM when Field Day officially ends. Then the task of taking down the antennas and packing up the equipment begins. All hands on deck for taking down equipment and cleaning up the site.
Just a reminder about the MESH NET ( MESH – Monday Evening Social Hour )
tonight at 8pm on 146.860- (PL 114.8)
OR check in via EchoLink (W8TCM-R node ID 824031)
We welcome and encourage all amateurs to check in. The topic for this evening to consider is:
“ What is your favorite Musical Group or Musician? … And do you play a musical instrument?”
…Or really you can discuss any topic you wish!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 3/11/2019 – Monday Evening Social Hour net 146.86- repeater PL 114.8 8pm * TBARG NET IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS * 3/12/2019 – CARC Project Night 3/16/2019 – Crossroads Hamfest in Kalamazoo 3/17/2019 – Toledo OH Hamfest and Computer Fair 3/19/2019 – CARC Project Night 3/20/2019 – Weather Spotter Training 6pm to 8pm at the Grand Traverse County Health Department, 2600 LaFranier Rd., TC.. 1st Fl. Training Rm. 3/26/2019 – CARC Meeting (Programs by Tom Cash and Dave KJ4KFJ on Skywarn, Mike KD8REH on local Skywarn activities, and an update from the Salvation Army on SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network status) 4/20/2019 – Michigan QSO Party (thru 21st) 6/21/2019 – ARRL Field Day (thru 23rd) 6/24-30/2019 – *** TADL ARISS CONTACT WINDOW *** See the CARC Website for more details and directions. See the full calendar of events at: http://cherrylandarc.com/?page_id=26 Hope to hear you on the air! Check out the CARC website at http://www.CherrylandARC.com
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Beverly Stoner, K8ZJU.
If you were licensed as a ham in Northern Michigan from the 1980s until recently, there’s a very good chance Beverly (and her late husband Marion) may have been a part of the Volunteer Examiner team. She was a member of the Cherryland Amateur Radio Club along with several others, and “led the charge” for many years promoting Amateur Radio and being an exemplary steward and example of the high quality and caliber of operators we all hope to some day be.
Here is a link to and a copy of the Obituary from the Record Eagle.
April 22, 1927 – February 26, 2019 Beverley May West was born April 22, 1927, the first child and daughter of Ira Gordon and Ada May West in Kalamazoo. She grew up there, attending Milwood Public School and Western State High School, where she graduated in 1945.
She then became a central office operator for Michigan Bell Telephone Company and worked there and in Port Huron after her marriage to Marion J. Stoner on March 8, 1947. A son, Thomas Gordon Stoner, was born to her on April 12, 1950 and a daughter, Mary Anne Stoner, on July 18, 1953. She lived in Marysville, Detroit and Dearborn Heights while the family was growing up and was very active in the Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit.
She obtained her amateur radio license in 1961, being assigned the call sign of K8ZJU, and was very involved in handling messages for service personnel during the Vietnam War. She returned to the commercial field in 1972 by joining R.L. Polk & Co. in their Taylor office as a market planner.
After a move to the Lansing area, she attended Lansing Community College to study energy efficient housing. This information was used in designing their retirement home.
She worked for the U.S. Government during the census year 1980. She then became an office manager for Wright Line, Inc. and the substitute office manager for her husband at American Microwave and Communications. She was also a private contractor doing computer entry for Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
She retired in 1991 to move to Frankfort with her husband. After the FCC stopped giving amateur radio license exams in 1984, Beverley and Marion were very active as amateur extra level volunteer examiners, giving exams in Traverse City and Manistee and in Ann Arbor after she moved to Dexter in 2008. She was a past president and life member of the Motor City Radio Club, a life member of the Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club, a member of the Cherryland Amateur Radio Club and the ARROW Communications Association. She was also a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League, Quarter Century Wireless Association, the Michigan Amateur Communication System and a founding member of The Auto State Young Ladies Radio Club. She was active in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, being a trained weather spotter.
Beverley died on Feb. 26, 2019 in Ann Arbor, having been predeceased by her parents; husband Marion; brother, Arthur H. West; and daughter-in-law, Catherine Stoner.
She is survived by her son, Thomas and wife, Madeline, of Dexter; daughter, Mary Anne Nugent and husband, Jay, of Ypsilanti; grandchildren, Christopher Kane, of Canton, Charlette Stoner, of Oswego, New York, and Alexander Kane, of San Jose, California; step granddaughter, Alicia Schehr; step great-granddaughters, Ashley and Ava Schehr, of Birmingham; and three sisters-in-law, Phyllisan West, of Cape Coral, Florida, and Barbara and Jean Stoner, of Ann Arbor.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia, with Pastor Dinah Haag officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Benzonia.