The New England Amateur Radio Festival May 4th & 5th Deerfield NH


The
New England
Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) at

DEERFIELD


May 4th & 5th
2007


W1RC, K1TWF and N1IWV invite ALL radio enthusiasts to attend the Spring 2007 NEAR-Fest! The Deerfield (NH) Fairgrounds was the site of the legendary “Hosstraders Tailgate Swapfest” for fifteen years until the event was moved in 1993. “Hosstraders” may be just a memory now but NEAR-Fest is continuing the “Grand Tradition” and returning to the magnificent Deerfield Fairgrounds.

Gates open Friday at 9:00 AM. Pre-paid buyers and sellers will be admitted first then general admission. Admission is $10.00 per person ($5.00 after 3:00PM Friday) and $10.00 per vehicle into the flea market. There are no sellers’ fees or space limitations. Ample free parking outside the flea market. No charge for camping. RV hookups (power and water) $30.00. Be sure to check the Web site before making plans to camp out Thursday night! You may purchase advance tickets and vehicle passes by mail: NEAR-Fest, PO Box 511, Hartford VT 05047-0511 or visit our Web site: www.near-fest.com

In addition to the hundreds of hams “tailgating” in the flea market there will be two buildings of commercial vendors and dealers offering everything from the latest in radio equipment, books, accessories and who knows what else? You never know what treasures, old and new, you will find at Deerfield!

The Deerfield Fairgrounds is located on Route 43 approximately 15 miles NE of Manchester NH. Take Exit 3 off Highway 101 East and follow Highway 43 north to the fairgrounds. GPS coordinates: N42˚ 5’ 57.4” W71˚ 14’ 33.5” (Lat 43.099286 Lon -71.242663). Talk-in on K1JEK/RPT 146.700 MHz (-600 PL 88.5).

NOTE: The Deerfield Fair Association rules prohibit alcohol, pets and open fires anywhere on the property. Charcoal grills, barbeques, gas grills are okay!

Full details are available on the official NEAR-Fest Web Site: http://near-fest.com

FALL DATES: Friday October 12th and Saturday October 13th 2007!!!

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Eastern VHF/UHF Conference April 20-22, 2007

Microwave dish drawing

33rd Annual Eastern VHF/UHF Conference
April 20, 21 & 22, 2007
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Enfield, CT

This year we will sponsor a Saturday afternoon Microwave Workshop -mini conference in addition to our regular 3 day conference activities. Friday night hospitality suite, Saturday lectures, band session discussions, vendor displays and noise figure measurements with an evening banquet. Sunday morning (weather permitting) we will hold an Outdoor Flea Market specializing in VHF and Up items.

The Microwave Workshop will be patterned after the UK Microwave Group’s “Microwave Radio Workshop for Beginners”. This event is suitable for all newcomers to the microwave bands, with no previous experience necessary.

Paul Wade, W1GHZ world renowned micro-waver and editor of QST’s Microwavelengths column is coordinating the event. If you are interested in trying out the microwave bands but haven’t done so, or are just getting set up for the bands, then this event is a great opportunity to kick start your activities. The afternoon will be structured around a series of introductory talks and practical demonstrations of microwave station operations. There will be a number of experienced microwave operators on hand over the day so that all of your questions can be answered. The workshop will be an introduction to microwaves. Please note that it is NOT intended for those already experienced in this part of the spectrum.

Program Overview

*** SPECIAL THIS YEAR ***

* Microwave Workshop Saturday Afternoon Registration 1-4 PM. (You may register for this miniconference
workshop separately.)
* Learn about the Higher Bands and its equipment
* Hands On demonstrations
* Expanded Laboratory Test Session Saturday Afternoon 1- 5PM
* Greg Bonaguide, WA1VUG, National Applications Engineer
* Spectrum Analyzers & Vector Analyzers Rohde & Schwarz will once again
provide us with:

a. Spectrum Analyzer to 75 GHz
b. Vector Network Analyzer to 40 GHz
c. Power Meter to 40 GHz
d. Noise Figure Meter to 24 GHz
e. Signal Generator 50 GHz

* Bring your equipment you thought you could never measure.

Please take advantage of this great opportunity.

Directions: Interstate 91 take to Exit 49, bear right at end of the ramp, and take your immediate right (at the Friendly’s) onto Bright Meadow Blvd. The hotel will be on your left.

See http://www.newsvhf.com or contact Bruce Wood, N2LIV, Conference Chairman at N2LIV at ARRL.NET or (516) 938-0698 ext 210, (days) for further info.

If you interested in presenting a talk or preparing a paper for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings please contact Bruce Wood, N2LIV, Conference Chairman. Paper submittal deadline March 1, 2007.

–Thanks, Billerica ARS BARS Newsletter, April, 2007

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New England Public Service List 04/04/07

PSLIST April 4, 2007

Public Service Volunteer Opportunities in the New England Division

Listing public events at which Amateur Radio communications is providing a public service and for which additional volunteers from the Amateur Community are needed and welcome. Please contact the person listed to identify how you may serve and what equipment you may need to bring.

The most up-to-date copy of this list is maintained as http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv

**** Every event listed is looking for communications volunteers ****

Date Location Event Contact Tel/Email

Apr 16 Hopkinton MA Boston Marathon Steve W3EVE 508.922.9688
to Boston MA w3eve@arrl.net
please register via http://www.amateur-radio.net/marc
Apr 21 Townsend MA Squannacook 2 Man Canoe Race Gary K1YTS 978-815-4992
k1yts@arrl.net
Apr 29 Boston MA Multiple Sclerosis Walk Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
wa1ida@arrl.net
Apr 29 Groton MA Groton Road Race Ralph KD1SM 978.582.7351
kd1sm@arrl.net
Apr 29 Needham MA Run of the Charles canoe race Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
to Boston MA wa1ida@arrl.net
Apr 29 Wellesley MA MS Journey of Hope Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
to Boston MA wa1ida@arrl.net
May 6 Portsmouth NH Am Diabetes Tour de Cure Joel KB1KBD
kb1kbd@arrl.net
May 12 Westford MA Apple Blossom Parade Terry KA8SCP 978.692.2069
ka8scp@arrl.net
May 19 Portsmouth NH NH Lung Clean Air Challenge Dave KA1VJU
to 20 ka1vju@cnharc.org
May 20 Devens MA Parker Road Race Stan KD1LE 978.433.5090
May 20 Hadley MA Hadley Mem. Day Road Race Richard KD1XP
kd1xp@kd1xp.org
Jun 16 Mt WashngtnNH Mt Washington Road Race Cliff N1RCQ
n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Jul 7 Mt WashngtnNH Newton's Revenge cycle race Cliff N1RCQ
n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Aug 18 Mt WashngtnNH Mt. Wash. Bicycle Hill Climb Cliff N1RCQ
n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Aug 19 Mt WashngtnNH Mt. Washington Century Ride Cliff N1RCQ
n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Sep 29 Bristol NH NH Marathon Cliff N1RCQ
n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
This list is published periodically as demand warrants by Stan KD1LE and Ralph KD1SM. Our usual distribution is via packet to NEBBS, via Internet mail to the arrl-nediv-list and ema-arrl distribution lists, and on the World Wide Web (see address above). If other mailing list owners wish us to distribute via their lists we will be happy to oblige. Permission is herewith granted to republish this list in its entirety provided credit is given to the authors and the Web address
below is included. Send comments, corrections, and updates to:

(via Internet) KD1SM@ARRL.NET.

We make an attempt to confirm entries with the coordinator unless the information is from another published source. We very much appreciate the assistance we have been receiving from our 'scouts'; everyone is welcome to send us postings.

Refer to http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv for the most recent version of the PSLIST.

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Cape Ann Repeater Interference Identified

Cape Ann ARA logoCurtis Wright, AA3JE writes:

You may have noted some interference on the [145.13 MHz] repeater this week. Our crack repeater committee has been working on it and Ralph, Chuck, Briggs, Dick Copethorne spent several hours prowling Gloucester with directional antennas to good effect!

Two power poles near the repeater have been generating very large amounts of power-line noise and de-sensing the repeater. Using direction-finding techniques, they found the poles and we will be notifying the power company.

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for April 2007

Hello to all….

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for April is rapidly approaching.

The monthly ARES Net for April is Monday April 2nd, 2007, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the RACES Nets earlier in the evening.

Make the first Monday of the month, “Emergency Communications Night” and check into your local RACES Net and then check into the ARES Net on the MMRA Repeater System. We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net.

We will have several interesting announcements for the net that evening and we look forward to everyone’s participation. Updates will be posted via email and on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Web Site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org

Thanks for your continued support of ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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New England Area Flea Markets, April 1, 2007

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2007 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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2007 Contact Source
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14-15 Apr Wakefield MA Photographica @AmericialCtr ~photo~ John 781 592 2553 W+

15 April Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776
Third Sunday April thru October

21 Apr Manchester NH NEAntqRC @BingoCtr $15@7:30$5@8:30 Charlie 603 898 4821

21 Apr S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion Peter N1PS 207 642 7840 W

21 April Montreal PQ MARC @RCLegion $5@8:30 $10/T James VE2VE 514 697 7205 W+

22 April Enfield CT NEWS East VHF UHF Conf Mark K1MAP 413 566 8118

22 April LaGrangeville NY MBARC @TymorPk $6@8$10@6 Janet KC2LUR 845 896 4721 W+

28 April Wallkill NY OCARC @ CommCtr $5@9 $10/T Edward N2XJI 845 534 3492 W+

29 April Southington CT SARA @HS $20@6:15 $5@8 Chet KA1ILH 860 628 9346 F

4-5 May Deerfield NH NearFest @FG $10@9+$10/S Mike W1RC @near-fest.com W+

12 May Halifax NS HARC+DARC @Forum $4@9 Sell@6 Murray VE1MMD 902 490 6421 R

12 May Rensselaer NY EGARA @FD $5@8 $15/T@6 Thomas KC2FCP 518 272 1494 W+

20 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

26 May Vernon CT NARC @Tolland Ag Ctr Wayne N1GUS 860 487 1921 A+

1 June Feeding Hills MA HCRA 6PM @CongCh sell$5 b=$0 Dave KB1MU 413 596 6605 +

1-3 June Rochester NY RARA Harold K2HC 585 424 7184 W

2 June Rochester NH GBRA @CommCtr Free@9 $10/T@8:30 KarenKB1KBE 207 698 1618 W

2 June Hermon ME PSARC @HS @8 Roger KA1TKS 207 848 3846 W+

3 June Newington CT NARL @HS $15/T $10/TG $5@8 George AB1GL 860 289 1445 W

10 June Queens NY HoSARC $5@9 %10/sp@7:30 Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 W+

16 June Goshen CT SBARC @FG Rt63 Lee K1LEE 860 435 0051 A+
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New England Area Ham - Electronic Flea Market *** DATES *** P4
Links to New England Hamfest Web Sites (c) 2007 W1GSL
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This section is only included in the electronic distribution.

Cambridge MA Flea at MIT http://www.swapfest.us

Hopkinton NH Hosstraders RIP :-( http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg/

Amherst MA Mt. Tom ARC http://www.mtara.org/hamfest/flea.html

Adams MA N BerkshireARC http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest.htm

Boxborough MA NE ARRL Conv http://www.boxboro.org/

Falmouth MA FARA http://www.falara.org/

Framingham MA FARA http://www.fara.org/

Newton MA Waltham ARA Auction http://www.wara64.org/auction/

S Dartmouth MA SEMARA http://www.semara.org/

Wakefield MA Photographica http://www.phsne.org/ +

Whately MA FranklinCARC http://www.fcarc.org/news.htm

Enfield CT VHF/UHF Conf http://www.newsvhf.com/vhfconf.html

Newington CT NARL http://www.narlhamfest.org/

Southington CT SARA http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm

Wallingford CT Nutmeg CT Conv http://www.nutmeghamfest.com

Windsor CT Vintage R Mus http://www.NationalCommunicationsMuseum.org/

Hermon ME PSARC http://n1me.org/index.php?pr=Hamfest +

Lewiston ME AARC http://www.mainearrl.org/convent.htm

Portland ME PAWA http://www.pawa-maine.org/fleamarket.html

Deerfield NH NEAR-Fest http://www.near-fest.com/ +

Henniker NH CVRC http://www.qsl.net/k1bke/

Manchester NH NEAntiqueRC http://www.nearc.net/

Rochester NH GBRA http://www.kb1kbe.com/hamfest.html

Bergen NJ BARA http://www.bara.org/

LaGrangeville NY MtBARC http://www.wr2abb.org/Hamfest.htm +

Lake Placid NY NNY ARA http://www.northnet.org/nnyham/hamfest_flyer2004.htm

Lindenhurst NY ToB ARES http://www.tobares.org/hamfest.html

Long Island NY LIMARC http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm

Massapequa NY GSB ARA http://www.gsbarc.org/

Queens NY Hall of Science http://hosarc.org/hamfest.html

Rensselaer NY E Greenbush ARA http://www.w2egb.org/ +

Rochester NY AWA http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Rochester NY RARA http://www.rochesterhamfest.org/

Wallkill NY OCARC http://www.w2ho.org/ +

Greenwich RI Fidelity ARC http://users.ids.net/~newsm/dates.html

Essex Junction VT Burlington ARC http://www.vtstetson.net/fest02.pdf

Milton VT RANV VT Conv http://www.ranv.org/milton.html

St Albans VT STARC http://www.starc.org/

Drummondville PQ leCRdeD http://www.9bit.qc.ca/ve2crd/hamfest/index.html

Greenwood PQ GARC http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/esmith/GARC/activities.htm

Montreal PQ MARC http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/fest.html

Montreal PQ WIARC http://shell.pubnix.net/~wiarc/hamfest.htm

Montreal PQ MS-SARC http://www.ve2clm.ca/hamfesta.htm

Montreal PQ UMS http://www.ve2ums.ca/agenda/pub_2007_hamf.pdf +

Laval PQ CRALL http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/

Sorel-Tracy PQ CRAS-T http://www.hamfest.qc.ca/

Summerside PEI SPARC http://www.summersidearc.com/fleamarket.htm

St Therese PQ CRALL http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/hamfest2002.htm

Halafax NS HARC http://www.halifax-arc.org/

Timonium MD GBHC http://www.gbhc.org/

Montreal Area MARC List http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/festcal.html +

Canada RAC List http://rac.eton.ca/data/racfleas.taf?function=form

Phila. Area VARA List http://www.qsl.net/w2vtm/hamfest.html

USA ARRL List http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html

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Flea mailing list
Flea@mit.edu
http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/flea

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Hurricane Awareness Tour with P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Monday April 30th

Hello to all….

The Public Information Statement on the Hurricane Awareness Tour with the P3 Hurricane Hunter Aircraft was posted by NWS Taunton on Thursday March 29th, 2007. Earlier in the week a web-site on the tour was also posted via the SKYWARN Newsletter. The link to the Hurricane Awareness Tour web site is listed below:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/announcement/HAT07WebRelease.htm

The NWS Taunton Public Information Statement on the Hurricane Awareness Tour is listed below:

NOUS41 KBOX 291900
PNSBOX
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-021800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
300 PM EDT THU MAR 29 2007

…DO NOT MISS THE 2007 HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE TOUR AT QUONSET STATE AIRPORT RHODE ISLAND ON MONDAY APRIL 30…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON MASSACHUSETTS WILL HOST THE FIRST STOP OF THE 2007 EAST COAST HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR AT QUONSET STATE AIRPORT IN NORTH KINGSTOWN RHODE ISLAND ON MONDAY APRIL 30 2007. THE DAY WILL FEATURE TOURS BY THE PERSONNEL OF THE
NOAA WP3 ORION HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 3 TO 6 PM. THE THEME FOR THE VISIT WILL BE…BE AWARE…BE PREPARED.
THE HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR…OR HAT AS IT IS KNOWN…IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF AN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PREPARATION FOR THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…WHICH RUNS FROM JUNE 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30. THE HAT ALTERNATES BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND GULF OF MEXICO COASTS EACH YEAR.

PRESCHEDULED BRIEFINGS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE WEST BAY AREA OF RHODE ISLAND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON…HOSTED BY THE QUONSET POINT AIR NATIONAL GUARD 143RD AIRLIFT WING.

THERE WILL BE MANY STATIONS SET UP WITH PAMPHLETS AND DISPLAYS ON HURRICANE SAFETY AND AWARENESS. REPRESENTATIVES AT THESE INFORMATION STATIONS INCLUDE…

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/S GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NORTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER
THE STELLWAGEN BANK NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND OFFICE OF COASTAL SURVEY FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE
THE NARRAGANSETT BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE FROM PRUDENCE ISLAND AND THE RHODE ISLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY/S MOBILE COMMAND POST

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS FROM RHODE ISLAND…MASSACHUSETTS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL PROVIDE LIVE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI…AS WELL AS
COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

IN PREPARATION FOR THE VISIT…THERE WILL BE A LIVE BROADCAST ON ALL NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS STATIONS RUN BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON. THE SHOW…DINNER WITH DUNHAM…WILL AIR ON
MONDAY APRIL 23 AT 630 PM…HOSTED BY ALAN DUNHAM.

THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE ON DISPLAY NEAR THE QUONSET STATE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING ON AIRPORT STREET…ALONG WITH THE INFORMATION STATIONS. PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE NORTH OF THE TERMINAL BUILDING. FOLLOW THE SIGNS OFF OF ROGER WILLIAMS WAY TO QUONSET STATE AIRPORT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR…ALONG WITH DIRECTIONS TO QUONSET STATE AIRPORT…PLEASE VISIT OUR INTERNET WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON AND CLICK ON THE LINK…P3 ORION HURRICANE HUNTER…OR LOOK UNDER THE WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LINK ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

$$

VALLIER-TALBOT

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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