Upcoming SKYWARN Classes in Edgartown, Boxboro

Rob Macedo, KD1CY writes:

We are pleased to announce two Fall 2016 NWS Taunton SKYWARN classes for September. There is a possibility we may have a couple more SKYWARN Classes during the Fall season. You can check for updates via the following link:


Class schedule listed below:

Wednesday September 7th, 2016: 530-730 PM:
Edgartown Public Library
35 Robinson Road
Edgartown, MA
Taught by: NWS Taunton Forecaster
Registration: None Required

Friday September 9th, 2016: 1-4 PM:
Holiday Inn – Boxborough – Seminar Room
242 Adams Place
Boxborough Mass.
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration: None Required
Sponsorship: This training is being run in conjunction with the ARRL New England Division Convention and Ham Radio Show. This is being done prior to the Hamfest starting and no admission will be charged on Friday for those interested in attending this SKYWARN Training session.


It is with great sadness that I must inform you that per KA1BBU, Clyde Ramsdell N1BHH became a Silent Key August 14, 2016.  Clyde had been a long time traffic handler whom I first met in the 1970s through my ham son Dale K1WU before I even became licensed.  Clyde was very active on EMRI CW net as well as various other nets.  He was an A-1 CW operator and an all around nice guy.  No details about arrangements are known at this time.  Clyde will be greatly missed.  RIP Clyde and 73/88 my friend.

Marcia KW1U

Local Hams To Be Featured on CKUT-FM’s “The International Radio Report,” August 22, 2016

John Fisher, KC1FTJ writes on Billerica ARS list:

This mail is to let you know that this Sunday, August 22, 2016, fellow ham WB1HBU (Eric from Lynn) and myself will be in studio guests on “The International Radio Report” on CKUT FM in Montreal.

The time will be 10:30 AM. You can listen live via CKUT’s web site at www.ckut.ca. If you miss the show, it will be up on the stations archives in 24 hours.

The program is hosted by Sheldon Harvey, VE2SHW.

The show focuses on all aspects of radio, be it medium wave, Short wave broadcasts, scanner news and amateur radio. The show tends to focus also on Canadian / Quebec aspects radio . Still, it is an enjoyable show to listen to.

I am going to give a big hello to The Billerica Amateur Radio Society !!!. This is to thank you all for the encouragement you all gave in helping and encouraging me to get licensed and join this great hobby.


New England Area Flea Markets, August 4, 2016

New England Area   Ham - Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***    2016 P 1 of 2

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2016                                                    Contact          Source

6 Aug Milo ME PARC 8AM@Kiwanis  Free              George WA1JMM 207 441 6112 W

13 Aug St Albans VT STARC @VFW $5@8                   Arn N1ARN 802 309 0666

20 Aug Windsor ME AARA @FG                           Bill K1NIT 207 512 0312 A

21 Aug Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776
                  Third Sunday April thru October

28 Aug Adams MA NoBARC @BoweFld 6:30sell 7:30buy    Eric KA1SUN 413 743 9975

28 Aug Newtown CT CARA @TownHall                    John KC1CBL 203 417 0160 A

9,11 Sept Boxboro MA FEMARA NE Conv   *NEW DATE *    Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235

10 Sept Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Outdoor    John 860 673 0518

11 Sept Ballston Spa NY SCRACES @FG                 Peter W2BEW 518 893 7484 A+

17 Sept Forestdale RI RIAFMRS @VFW $5/Sp@8           Pete AA1PL 401 639 4484

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18 Sep Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776
                     Third Sunday April thru October

24 Sep Brookline NH NEARC Antiqe @EvntCr $10@7:30 $5@8:30 Bruce 603 772 7516

24 Sept Forestdale RI RIAFMRS @VFW $5/Sp@8         Roland N1JOY 617 839 9081  +

1 Oct Fishkill NY MtBARC @DCQ                       Adam KC2DAA 845 849 3666 A+

9 Oct Queens NY HoSARC @HoS                      Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A

14,15 Oct Deerfield NH NEARfest XX    @FG            Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235

16 Oct Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776

16 Oct Meriden CT Nutmeg @Sheraton                   John N1GNV 203 440 4973 A

29 Oct Gales Ferry CT TCARC @FireCo                Darryl WA1DD 860 443 7799  +

30 Oct Hicksville NY LIMARC @Levitt Hall          Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937 A

5 Nov Bourne MA FARA @UpperCC VoTech $5@9 $10/S@7   Ralph N1YHS 508 548 0422  +

3 Dec Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor       John 860 673 0518

2017                                                    Contact          Source

4 Mar Chicopee MA MtTomARA  @8:30 S@6:30          Brian KC1BDF 860 478 6790  W

31 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada   @8        Ivan N1OXA 207 784 0350  W

8 Ap Newton MA PHSNE Photographica Sat Only @AmLegion @9A  John 781 592 2553  +

13 May E Greenbush NY EGARA  @FireCo                 Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A+

8,10 Sept Boxboro MA FEMARA NE Conv                 Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235

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

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

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

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

Chicopee MA     MTARA           http://www.mtara.org/

Dartmouth MA    SEMARA          http://www.semara.org/flea.htm

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

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

Marlboro MA     AARC            http://www.qsl.net/n1em/

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

Rockport MA     CAARA           www.caara.net

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

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

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/

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

Worcester MA    WPI ACM         http://acm.wpi.edu/swapmeet/

Dayville CT     ECARA           http://www.qsl.net/k1muj/

Gales Ferry CT  RASON           http://www.rason.org/

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC           http://www.qsl.net/tricityarc/

Goshen CT       SBARC           http://www.w1baa.org/

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th      http://www.arrl.org/convention-volunteers

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf    http://www.newsvhf.com/
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA            http://www.pvra.net

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

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

Newtown CT      CARA            http://www.cararadioclub.org/

North Haven CT                  http://www.yankeehamfest.com

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

Vernon CT       NARC            http://hamfest.na1rc.org/

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus   http://vrcmct.org/

Agusta ME       AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Alexander ME    StCVARC          http://stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub.org

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

Lewiston ME     AARC      http://www.w1npp.org/pages/meconvention2017.html       +

S. Portland ME  PAWA            http://www.qsl.net/pawa/hamfest.html

St. Albans ME   PARC            http://www.qsl.net/parc/hamfest/hamfest.html

Thomaston ME    PBARC           http://penbayarc.org/

Windsor ME      AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

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

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

Hampton NH      PCARC           http://www.w1wqm.org

Henniker NH     CVRC            http://k1bke.org/

Londonderry NH  IRS             www.irs.nhradio.org/

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC           http://www.w1mwv.com

Rochester NH    GBRA            http://www.w1fz.org/

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

Sussex NJ       SCARC    http://www.scarcnj.org/www.scarcnj.org/flyer_2007.htm

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES         http://k2dll.net/

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

Fishkill NY     MtBARC          http://www.wr2abb.org/          +
   was LaGrangeville

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

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

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA         http://www.gsbarc.org/Hamfest.htm

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

Middletown NY   OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Queens NY       Hall of Science http://www.hosarc.org/

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

Rochester NY    RARA            http://www.rochesterham.org/hamfest.htm

Wallkill NY     OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

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

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS          http://www.qsl.net/riafmrs/Auction.html

Woonsocket RI   BVARC           www.w1ddd.org

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv  http://www.ranv.org/hamcon.html
   Moved to S Burlington

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

Springfield VT  CVFMA           http://www.cvfma.org/

Moncton NB      TCARC           http://www.ve9tca.org/

Quispamsis NB   LCARC           http://www.lcarc.ca/

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD       http://www.raqi.ca/ve2crd/hamfest/index.html

Greenwood PQ    GARC            www.greenwoodarc.org

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

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

Montreal PQ     WIARC           http://www.wiarc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC         http://www.ve2clm.ca/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=120

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

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

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ          http://raqi.ca/ve2csq/

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

Summerside PEI  SPARC      http://www.summersidearc.com/fleamarket2009.htm

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Halifax 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/events/upcoming.php

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

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

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National Parks On The Air QRV on Cape Cod Seashore, August 25, 2016


Special events station KB1TLR will be operational for National Parks On The Air from the Cape Cod National Seashore on August 25, according to Barry Hutchinson, KB1TLR of Brewster. Says Hutchinson, “Watch for us on 20 and 40 meters.”

The National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and radio amateurs will be able to help mark the occasion with the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event. More details about NPOTA can be found at http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-national-parks-on-the-air-event-to-mark-national-park-service-centennial.


Volunteers Sought for Boxboro Convention, Sept. 9-11, 2016

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Boxboro Convention Volunteer Chair Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ writes:

Please forward this information to the members of your club.

The ARRL New England Convention will be held in Boxboro, MA on September 9, 10, and 11, 2016. We are looking for a large number of volunteers and are asking for your help.

Volunteers are asked to work a 2-hour shift, and will receive a voucher for a free lunch (maximum: $10 value). Jobs involve a minimum of physical activity, mostly long periods of sitting. Some jobs are outdoors, while others are indoors.

These are the times where volunteers are needed:

  • Friday: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, and also 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you can help, please indicate the times that you are available, and if you are available to work for more than one shift.

Please reply directly to Andy (KB1OIQ): kb1oiq@arrl.net or kb1oiq@mval.net.

Thanks, and 73,


Combined W1NAS, K1USN, N1S Special Event Stations, August 20, 2016

Steve Cohn, W1OD writes:

We’re two weeks away from our W1NAS Special Event at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station. As with last year, we will be setting up in two separate locations; the Memorial Grove at the jet where Rick, KB1TEE, will be setting up as he did last year, and in the Shea Naval Aviation Museum on the left side of the Gymnasium. On Saturday, August 20th, setup time will be at 0800 with air time (hopefully) from 0900-1500.

N1S will be operating in conjunction with W1NAS from the pier at the USS Nautilus in Groton, CT.

K1USN will be assisting as they did last year but the one difference will be that W1NAS will be the unified call for both locations. We are listed in the current issue of QST Magazine so hopefully the bands will be in better shape this year than last and we can make a slew of contacts.

If anyone has any questions, please let me know asap. Thanks to all of you for your participation! And let’s hope the weather gods cooperate too!

Genesis ARS Booth at Plymouth Air Show, August 20, 2016

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Paul Leavitt, N1PAU writes:

GARS will have a booth at the upcoming Plymouth Air Show on August 20, 2016. We have planned a low key social event, Our goal is the promote the Club and show our support for the Plymouth Aero Club. We will set up a 2 meter rig to demonstrate the clubs radio abilities.

All members are encouraged to attend this social event. Come by, support the Club, watch the show, see the airplane exhibits.

We will set up to start at 10:00 AM. The in-the-air show will be from Noon to 2:00 PM More air show details at: . Rain date is Sunday August 21, 2016. Some will meet at Kevin’s for breakfast at 8:30 AM. Kevin’s is at Village Links golf course across from airport.

Let’s have a good turn out.


The annual traffic handlers’ picnic will again be held on the first Sunday in August.  Join us Sunday August 7 at the QTH of KW1U in Concord MA between 12 noon and 4 PM.   Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Bring your own beverages and anything else you would like to share.  I suggest also bring folding lawn chairs if you have them.  I have a few for those who don’t.  I would appreciate hearing from you if you plan to attend so I can have an approximate idea of numbers.  All traffic handlers and anyone interested in traffic handling are invited.  It’s a great opportunity to meet in person the folks you hear on the air each night.  The address is 44 Raymond Rd, off Plainfield Rd which is off Route 117 which runs between Routes I 95 and I 495.  We had a good group here last year.  Hope to see you this year.

73, Marcia KW1U