Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club


Testing Session 10/15/2016

Testing At Our Fall Camp Out!


Our Mission

Our mission is to introduce more people to all the fun things you can do in Amateur Radio and how important it is to our communities. If you are an Amateur Radio Operator, interested in Amateur Radio, or want to become an Amateur Radio Operator please come join us at our Club Meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday every month 6:30pm at the Gaylord Regional Airport. All are welcome!


NWS Gaylord Open House

21 Years Serving Northern Michigan

September 17, 2016
9:00am to Noon
National Weather Service Office
8800 Passenheim Rd. Gaylord, MI

How does the Doppler radar work?   Why do we still launch weather balloons?   What kind of computer equipment do forecasters use?   Why is the weather office for Northern Michigan located near Waters?    What kind of education do you need to work as a meteorologist?    What do forecasters do when the weather is quiet?  

These and many other questions will be answered when the National Weather Service in Gaylord hosts an open house on September 17th between 9 am and Noon. This event is free and everyone is welcome, including children and families.   Office tours will take place every 15 minutes and will include a comprehensive look at the local weather office, including a history of the NWS in Northern Michigan, an overview of NWS offices across the country, observing equipment, and computer forecast modeling.   There will also be upper air balloon releases, kid’s games and a series of display boards focusing on extreme weather events across Northern Michigan.   In addition,there will also be a United States Coast Guard MH65 Helicopter, which will land in the field adjacent to the NWS office.

If you have questions, please call the NWS Gaylord office at 989-731-3384.




Cherryland LogoThe “Cherryland Amateur Radio Club” will be activating the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday August 20 (10AM-4pm) and Sunday August 21 (10AM-4PM).


UPDATE:  “Cherryland Amateur Radio Club” FYI, There is a 100% chance of rain on Saturday and 60% on Sunday. Due to the inclement weather, we are going to reschedule this, most likely for the weekend of September 10th. Stay tuned for details.


Those planning to participate have met and agreed to make another attempt on Saturday September 10th.

There will be another sign-up sheet sent out soon and we hope that this might better fit your schedule and maybe you can participate!




2016 Fall Camp-out

 When: Friday, October 14th starting at about 5:00 pm through Sunday, October 16th (when we are done).

Where: Sparr Rd. Gaylord, MI (about 45.041851, -84.516551). Follow the signs.

We will also be doing testing on Saturday!



 Tuesday Night Nets On 146.820 Tone 118.8Hz At 8:30pm. Except The Second Tuesday Of The Month Due To Club Meetings.

You Can Also Join In On Echo Link! Come Join Us!


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Come Visit Gaylord!




    Thanks Joe N8JTQ for the Interview about our Club

               and The Limitless Uses Of Ham Radio!




P.O. Box 15

Gaylord, MI 49735