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:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/36

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.

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CLYDE RAMSDELL N1BHH SK

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

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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.

 

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New England Area Flea Markets, August 4, 2016

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

All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

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

KB1TLR QSL card

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.

 

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

Boxboro logo

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,

Andy

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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!

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

Genesis ARS logo

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.

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JULY 2016

I hope all are having a good summer, keeping cool and hydrated.  A lot has been going on within NTS over the summer.  Here in Massachusetts traffic handlers have been busy keeping the traffic flowing.  We’ve had some newbies to message handling which is always a welcome sight.  New folks are starting to learn and actually handle messages on the nets and through the packet system as well.  Training is available and we welcome and encourage more to get involved.  See Marcia KW1U or Greg KC1CIC for more information.

I’ve been informed the Western Mass Cycle 2 net which meets on the Mt Greylock repeater has increased it’s activity from five to seven days a week.  Great work Bruce N1YCW.  The Cycle 1 net has been operational daily for some time now thanks to Obie N1QOV.  Both nets are found on 146.91 Mt Greylock repeater, Cycle 1 at 10 AM and Cycle 2 at 1 PM.  Both have also seen an increase in traffic handled and are seeing new traffic handlers as well.  Hopefully some can be encouraged to also check into the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net which serves the whole state and meets on 3978 Khz at 6 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Anyone interested in CW is also welcome on the MARI CW net 3565 Khz daily at 7 PM.

As mentioned elsewhere on this page, the Cape and Islands 2 Meter Net should soon see a revival thanks to Bob N1SYC.  This net has met on the Falmouth 147.375 repeater at 7:30 PM.  Look for more information in the near future.

Below are the stats for July.  Thanks to all for your support.

 

MASS STM REPORT Jul-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 31 70 195 593 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 17 36 144 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 67 NA N1IQI
HHTN 13 19 55 173 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 114 120 559 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 25 22 159 232 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 4 308 476 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 35 10 281 277 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 0 105 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 301 536 4 841 X
KW1U 0 318 321 3 642 X
N1TF 0 88 113 2 203
N1LKJ 0 49 61 0 110
W1RVY (KB1WXC) 1 34 42 2 79
KC1CIC 0 30 37 7 74
AC7RB 0 24 44 2 70
N1LAH 3 14 14 3 34
K1BML 1 9 4 7 21
W1PLK 0 2 4 0 6
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KC1CIC 40 40 30 20 0 0 130
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 0 100
W1RVY (KB1WXC) 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 34 20 0 0 0 94
N1LKJ 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
AC7RB 39 40 0 0 0 0 79
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 2016

Apologies to all for the late posting.  I hope all had an enjoyable and successful Field Day.  We enjoyed visiting both the Plymouth and Boston Clubs.  What a beautiful day!

Here is the traffic report for June.  Thanks to all for your support of the nets.  Hope to see many of you at the traffic handlers’ picnic in Concord Sunday August 7, noon to 4 PM.

 

 

MASS STM REPORT Jun-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 30 119 179 653 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 14 23 44 125 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 67 NA N1IQI
HHTN 31 17 48 174 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 139 122 537 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 29 23 204 262 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 7 336 504 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 26 15 211 212 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 2 81 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
Totals
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 233 421 4 658 X
KW1U 0 317 279 12 608 X
N1TF 0 87 104 8 199
KC1CIC 0 47 66 23 136
AC7RB 0 34 47 12 93
KB1WXC 0 22 31 0 53
N1LKJ 0 18 18 2 38
N1LAH 0 17 15 1 33
K1BML 1 6 3 4 14
W1PLK 0 7 1 6 14
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 10 0 20 140
KC1CIC 40 40 30 25 0 0 135
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 37 33 20 0 0 0 90
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
N1LKJ 30 38 10 0 0 0 78
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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*** TRAFFIC HANDLERS PICNIC SUNDAY AUGUST 7 ***

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

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