Mark Duff, KB1EKN writes in Boston ARC’s The SPARC:
On Saturday, December 6, 2008, SKYWARN Recognition Day, the Boston Amateur Radio Club will participate for the sixth straight year from the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton. Our operating hours will be from 0900 to 1500. Mark your calendars now for a fun event.
Fun – you want some fun? How about an antenna held 200 feet aloft by a kite in 2004? Then there was the gale-force snowstorm in 2003. There are antennas to be installed and HF/VHF/UHF stations to be operated. We have the opportunity to meet with visitors to demonstrate and explain the relationship between weather observation and ham radio. All this will be at the weather station with the oldest continuous weather records in the country.
On a good day the visibility is over 100 miles from the Blue Hill Observatory. We invite you and any other hams to help and participate. Operating at this location we will use the call sign W1BOS/MQE. The “MQE” reference is the original identifier for this meteorological station which holds the oldest continuous weather records in the country.