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SK: Michael Beachy, N8ECR


Recognizing Radio Amateurs 1 Comments 12/04/2018 

Long-time net control for DX-60 & Mighty Elmac AM Nets

I received some very bad news this morning: Mike, N8ECR has passed away.  He was not there for the Sunday, December 2nd DX-60 net, and we were all wondering where he was.  Mike, we'll miss you.  Best net control ever.


Mike’s Sister called me tonight and told me they found Mike in his radio room dead.
He died of natural causes and will have visitation on Wednesday the 5th and burial on the 6th.
I don’t know anymore details about where it will be.  She asked me to pass this on to his radio friends.
 
This is a great loss of a good close friend and he will be missed by many of us radio operators...
Please pass this on to all that needs to know.
 
Sincerely,
Mike Sutphen – KD8CVY


Mike's Obituary:

http://www.champagnefuneralchapel.com/obituary/michael-beachy

Michael Eldon Beachy, 57, of Caseville, died at home unexpectedly Saturday, December 1, 2018 from natural causes.

Mike was born September 9, 1961 in Pigeon to Eldon and Joanne (Caister) Beachy.  In 1980 he graduated from Laker High School.  He worked for several of his family’s businesses, including Beachy Poultry Farms, Pigeon Printing and Lefty’s Diner and Drive In.  He used his gift for electronics by collecting, selling and operating amateur radio.  He was widely known and respected as a licensed amateur radio operator under the call sign “N8ECR,” hosting a weekly discussion network which went all across the US.  He was a self taught guitar player and devoted dog lover.

He is survived by his parents Eldon “Al” and Joanne Beachy of Caseville; siblings Brenda Kosenko (Michael Smukala) of Caseville, Murray (Robin) of Pigeon, Tim of Pigeon and Bethanne Beachy (Curt Rasmussen); and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jody Beachy.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday at the Michigan Ave. Mennonite Church with Rev. Scot Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-8 Wednesday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton. 

  •  Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)

    Terry, N6TLU, passes along some of his favorite YouTube videos featuring Mike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac5bg8eRxx4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bei0rTTjZ5M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Mm-Q5gBLI

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