FCC Seizes Equipment From Pirate Broadcasters in Boston

The FCC reports that it seized transmission equipment from two pirate radio stations in Boston on March 26. According to court documents, the seizures involved an illegal broadcaster that identified as “Big City” on various FM channels from Dorchester, Massachusetts (with a studio in Roxbury) and pirate “B87.7 FM,” which operated on 87.7 FM from Dorchester. Both unlicensed stations had been issued multiple warnings but continued to operate. Pursuant to federal forfeiture statutes, authorities seized equipment operated by each radio station.  [ARRL Web] [Full story]

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New England QSO Party, May 5-6, 2018

Tom Frenaye, K1KI writes: I’d appreciate your help in publicizing the upcoming New England QSO Party on May 5th and 6th.    Please mention it at your next club meeting and in your newsletter. The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries.   You’ll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations. We’re working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help.  Get on …

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Household Hazardous Material Collection Day, April 14

Eric Williams, KV1J writes on the Algonquin ARC list: In two weeks we will be supporting the semi-annual Household Hazardous Collections Day.  This is a joint Hudson and Marlborough event. See – https://www.marlborough-ma.gov/rubbishrecycling/files/household-hazardous-waste-collection-day We need about 10 volunteers to help support the event.  Our support is a joint Radio Club and Emergency Management Team effort.  We will be using the Emergency Management UHF portables (new for this year).  So  open to all to use the radios.  For those with a ham license, please bring a UHF walkie on the N1EM repeater output-simplex frequency if you have one.  This will be as …

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