Boston ARC To Participate In Blue Hill Observatory “Spring Open House”

Boston ARC logoThe Boston Amateur Radio Club has been invited to participate at the Blue Hill Observatory Spring Open House on Saturday, April 29. Open to the public, this is a great opportunity to introduce ham radio to kids and adults alike. Attendance is expected to be more than 1500. The event runs from 1000 to 1600, with our set-up beginning at 0800.

We will be operating on 145.230, 146.520 and on HF. Our past experience operating from that location during SKYWARN Recognition Day indicates that 2M VHF contacts are possible all over New England.

Transportation to the top of the hill will be by shuttle service from the parking lot located at the base of Great Blue Hill on Rt. 138 in Milton – unless you would like to hike the 653′ elevation. I also suggest bringing a lunch and something to drink.

Those interested in assisting please contact me by e-mail at or at 781.749.7664.

BARC enjoys a good working relationship with the Blue Hill Science Center. It’s important we support their events as they have supported ours. There will be several other organizations participating including the Mt. Washington Observatory and the EPA. More information is available at Click on activates, and then the event calendar

(Please note that BARC’s participation is weather dependent and the final decision as to participation may not be made until the morning of the event, at which time it will be announced on the 145.230 repeater and on barc-list.)

—Thanks, Boston ARC The SPARC, April 2006

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