W1HFN Fox Box QRV in Chelmsford, May 9, 2018

Barry Fox, W1HFN writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:

The W1HFN fox box will be deployed at the Lime Quarry on Rte 110 [in Chelmsford] today [Wednesday, May 9, 2018].  Frequency is 146.565.  There is a 20 second voice message / ID every 3 minutes and a log to sign.  The unit is quite small–about the size of a deck of cards.

I will leave it out for a week, at that duty cycle batteries should last.

Good luck to all.

SKYWARN Training at Waltham ARA Meeting, May 30, 2018

The May 30 [Waltham Amateur Radio Association] meeting will be a severe weather spotter training session.  The training is presented by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, in association with the National Weather Service SKYWARN program.  Everyone age 16 and older who stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.
Waltham ARA logoSKYWARN logoThe training includes a two-hour thirty-minute computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for “severe” thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement and reporting of coastal flooding, river, stream, and urban flooding and rainfall measurements. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service. Safety procedures for the various forms of summer severe weather (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning), winter storms, and flooding will also be covered in the training session. Anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil and bringing a notebook is optional.

The number of seats is limited, so pre-registration is strongly advised.  Use the following link:

For any questions or further info, contact Rob at rmacedo@rcn.com.

CAARA “Tech In A Day” Graduates New Techs

Attendees at CAARA Tech in a Day who passed their Technician license exam
Stephanie Frontiera, Alison Miniter & Lillian Reilly, members of Ipswich CERT who passed their Technician license exam.

Stephanie Frontiera is one determined young woman. At this spring’s Tech in a Day held at the Lanesville Community Center, she was one of seven students—and one of three from the Ipswich CERT. These CERT members were given radios and encouraged to get their Amateur Radio Technician license. She was determined to do it.

Tech in a Day is a program modeled after the Ham Cram program. It is a study session of the FCC question pool of 426 questions for the exam. There are 35 sections in the question pool, corresponding to the 35 questions on the exam. Every question a student sees on the test will be in the pool.

The good thing? The answers have always been part of the pool. Do the students learn all they have to know about Amateur Radio this way? No, the aim is to pass the test. The students are unlikely to learn everything from a book either—it takes practice and more often the help of a friendly Elmer, or a club to teach the practical matters of operating. After six 45-minute study sessions, the students are ready for the test.

This session was relatively easy—seven exams, plus two walk-ins for testing. CAARA’s crack team of volunteer examiners: Bill Poulin, WZ1L; Dave Robertson, KD1NA; Tony Sarracino, AB1KX; Larry Beaulieu, AJ1Z; Hank McCarl, W4RIG; Stan Stone, W4HIX and VE team liaison Rick Maybury, WZ1B conducted the exam session.

So why did I say that Stephanie was so determined? She told me that she was going to pass this test—and get her General soon after that. But Stephanie was distracted during the session and it took her three tries to finally pass the exam. We all cheered when she made it. So, this session gave us seven out of seven for students and another two walk-ins who passed. All in all, it was a good day. 

[CAARA News May, 2018]

Cape Ann ARA “Breakfast Tradition”

Cape Ann ARA breakfast
photo courtesy N1JEI

Members of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association have hit upon an innovative fundraising opportunity that also provides a valuable social component for its members: breakfast is served at the “Cafe CAARA” twice each month at its Stanwood Street club house in Gloucester.

“One [breakfast] is for the scholarship fund which we give two $250 scholarships to Rockport and Gloucester High graduating seniors who will be going to a technical, engineering college or someone entering the trades,” reports CAARA president Jon Cunningham, K1TP.  “The second breakfast proceeds go to our building fund. We are eating our way to balancing the budget, improving the club facility, and funding a CAARA Scholarship Fund. Stop over the club and enjoy a delicious meal.” Cunningham says this year CAARA plans refinish the club house’s first-floor hardwood floor.

The club took in proceeds of $363 at its last breakfast.

The breakfast menu typically consists of “eggs your way”, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, hash browns, english muffins, wheat toast, orange juice, and coffee.

“Everyone has a great time,” adds the club’s “top chef” Bill Morris, W1WMM. “I’m very happy we are doing the food events.  The breakfasts are great for club fellowship.” 


Request for Operators, YMCA Back Shore 5-mile, May 17, 2018

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:

We are looking for operators to staff the YMCA Back shore 5 mile, Thursday, May 17th, Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, 6:30 PM. be on Location by 6:00 PM.

Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by Thursday, May15th so I can plan staffing positions for the event.

Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use. (i.e.: mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag-mount; OEM rubber duck; etc.) so we have a better idea of where to locate you along the event course per the potential of your equipment.

  • Race starts on Nautilus Rd near Harbor Rd.
  • Nautilus Rd turns into Atlantic Rd.
  • Mile marker 1/4 Water Stop is on Atlantic Rd before Eagle Rd.
  • Atlantic Rd turns right onto Farrington Ave.
  • Mile marker on Farrington Ave before St. Louis Ave.
  • Farrington Ave turns right onto Eastern Point Blvd.
  • Eastern Point Blvd turns right onto Grapevine Rd.
  • Mile marker 3 is on Grapevine Rd near Gilbert Rd.
  • Grapevine Rd turns left onto Atlantic Rd.
  • Mile marker 4/1 Water Stop is on Atlantic  Rd.
  • Atlantic Rd continues straight onto Nautilus Rd.
  • Race ends on Nautilus Rd near Harbor Rd.

Local EMT crews and ambulances will be available to help ensure everyone enjoys the day and remains safe.


Chris Winczewski, K1TAT

MEMA Region 2 RACES/ACS Drill Night, May 7, 2018

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, MEMA Region 2 RACES/ACS <wc1mab@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello to all,

I am writing to remind everyone that tomorrow Monday May 7th, 2018 is the first non-holiday Monday of the month and, as such, is our monthly RACES/ACS drill night.  I would like to thank all operators who assisted with the Boston Marathon operations in April and those who participated in the ARES standby for the day. As you probably already know, the event was a great success, both for the BAA and from an Amateur Radio perspective. Everyone performed impressively under very adverse conditions.   

While we are a separate entity from ARES, we often do have ARES operators check into our nets for training and awareness purposes. I would like to ask all Net Control Operators to continue to ask any ARES operators to identify themselves when checking in and annotate on the net log which stations did. I can pass this information along to their local EC’s and DEC’s to show them that their operators are indeed staying active and current which can be a challenge in the winter months. 

I will again attempt to activate an APRS station as WC1MAB-1 from Region #2 HQ tomorrow night and I invite operators who have APRS capabilities to send me a message during the communications test activities. Any operators who are able, please attempt to make contact to help test our capabilities with this tool.

I have continued to be contacted by individuals who are very interested in getting RACES “on-line” in their communities. This is a fantastic thing! I am working with the MEMA Region #2 staff to try to get these operators connected with willing EMDs to continue growing our net community. 

The Region #2 and State Net Schedule for this evening is as follows:

Net Frequency/Offset Time
Sector 2A 147.00 /+0.60  PL 19:30 Local
Sector 2B 145.39/-0.60   PL 67.0 20:00 Local
Sector 2C 146.955/-0.60  PL 88.5 20:00 Local
Sector 2D 146.865/-0.60  PL 103.2 19:30 Local
6-Meter State Net 53.31 / – 1.0  PL 71.9 19:00 Local
MA RACES HF Net 3930 KHz LSB moving up to 3955 KHz until there is a clear frequency      18:45 Local

For the Region 2 operators and Net Control team members, I would like to know who may be available to assist from the Region 2 bunker or who may be able to assist as a NCO from home. Any operators who would like to take a net, please respond and let me know if and how you might be participating. While we do try to keep a log at Region 2 Headquarters, it would be very helpful for Net Control Stations to please e-mail their net reports to me at WC1MAB@gmail.com in the days following the nets.

As always, if anyone has been interested in participating as Net Control Stations, the call for operators is an open one. This is a great skill to practice and can be a big help for our region in the event that the State EOC is operating in lieu of the Region Office, but communications still need to happen. If any local RACES operators who have participated in nets recently are interested in acting as NCO please let me know and we will see how we can get you into the fray. As always, if anyone is receiving this note and does not wish to receive further messages of this kind, please reply and let me know. Also, if you know someone who would benefit from being on this list, please have them contact me at WC1MAB@gmail.com and I will add them to this distribution. Thank you all!

If anyone has any questions or comments I can be reached by e-mail or cell phone. Thanks for being a part of our team and I look forward to hearing back on who can participate this month.


Michael Leger (N1YLQ)
MEMA Region 2
Emergency Communications Officer
C: 386-566-7666

Field Trips to the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum, Windsor, Connecticut

W1VCM QSL cardIf your ham club is like ours, you’re always on the lookout for new venues for field trips. We just learned that most of the ham clubs in the region aren’t aware of our museum. Your group might be interested in visiting; we’re not all that far away and there are good restaurants nearby for lunch after your visit.

See our website: www.vrcmct.org.   If you do plan to visit, please email or call the museum, and we’ll make sure the shack is presentable!


Bernie Michaels, W2LFV
W1VCM Museum Ham Club Secretary
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut

PMC Kids Ride to benefit the Jimmy Fund, Volunteers Needed, June 17, 2018

*PMC Kids Ride to benefit the Jimmy Fund*

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 0700-1200
Location: Willard Elementary School, Concord, MA

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, PMC Kids Rides will be coming to
Concord at the Willard Elementary school. This is an annual
fundraising event for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s
Jimmy Fund. Ages 5 to 15 are invited to ride either a
1,4,8, or 12 mile route.

Since the PMC Concord Kids Ride started in 2008, over
$320,400 has been raised towards the fight against cancer.

Volunteers are needed for:

* Amateur Radio Communications
o Aboard or as SAG vehicles
o At the event headquarters NCOC
o At Road Marshall locations
* SAG Drivers
o With communications specialist aboard

Contact ASAP: Mark Richards, K1MGY
617 592 4392

Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Volunteers Needed, June 9, 2018

Mark Richards, K1MGY writes:

*RIDE to End Alzheimer’s*

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: Morning to mid-day; Late morning to afternoon
Location: Odiorne State Park, Rye, NH 03870

The RIDE is a fully-supported cycling event with 100, 62
and 30 mile courses, and 5 pit (medical, hydration, and
snack) stops. It begins and ends at the NH seacoast.
The courses extend west to Newton, NH and south into
Rowley, MA. For riders and volunteers alike, it’s a
fantastic day, a great way to make new friends, and
quite the party!

This event was formerly headquartered at Devens, MA and
was supported by NVARC.

Volunteers are needed for:

* Amateur Radio Communications
o Aboard or as SAG vehicles
o At PIT stops
o At the event headquarters NCOC
* SAG Drivers

This is a large, complex event. We need your help!

Mark Richards
29 Juniper
Littleton, MA 01460
617 592 4392

Eastern MA Hospital Net, May 5, 2018

John Barbuto, KS1Q writes on the South Shore Hospital ARC mailing list:

Net Control for the May 5, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be Greg Bennett, KC1CIC.  The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters in the order listed. 

  1. Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67
  2. Sharon146.865 tone 103.5
  3. Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5, tone decode 100.0  

There will not be a simplex test this month.

The Net will then return to the Bridgewater repeater for final comments and Net closing.

NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard net check in procedure which is:   Here is.., un-key, wait 3 seconds to check for doubling, then give your or your facilities call sign, your first name, and your facility’s name.

We extend an invitation to any health care facility or EOC of any city or town that is served by one of the participating hospitals to join the Net. We also extend an invitation to any RACES or ARES member to check in during the NET.

Any hospital wishing to join the net that needs assistance with equipment or personnel should contact us at ssharc@gmail.com. We can assist you with getting your location on the air.

We are always looking for groups or organizations to try their hand at Net Control duties. If you are interested please let us know. Our goal is to rotate Net Control practice and the experience among as many groups as possible.

We thank the repeater trustees for their generosity in allowing us to conduct the monthly nets and the use of their systems in an actual event. The following list of repeaters are available for our use. Only a few systems are used each month with the selection of those used made by Net Control for that month.  More systems are being added to the list on a regular basis.

REMINDER: The BARC Repeater is now using split tone. Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5 tone decode 100.0

Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3 (Sturdy Memorial Hospital)
Belmont 145.430 tone 146.2
Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5 tone decode 100.0
Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0  
Fall River 146.805. tone 67.0
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9  
Mansfield EMA  446.925 tone 100.0
Mansfield 147.015 tone 67.0
Marshfield 145.390 tone 67.0      
Norwood 147.210 tone 100.00
Plymouth 146.685 tone 131.8
Salem 146.88 tone 118.8        
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5    
Weymouth 147.345 tone 110.9 (South Shore Hospital)
W. Bridgewater 146.775 dcs 244 
Wrentham 147.09 tone 146.2

We look forward to hearing you all on the Net.

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

Armed Forces Day logoThe Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place one week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention. Complete information, including military stations, modes, and frequencies, is available.

The annual celebration is a unique opportunity to test two-way communication between radio amateurs and military stations (authorized under §97.111 of the Amateur Service rules). It features traditional military-to-amateur crossband SSB voice, CW, practice using legacy interoperability waveforms, and the opportunity for participating hams to utilize more modern military modes, such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE). Military stations and Amateur Radio stations are authorized to communicate directly on certain 60-meter interoperability channels.

These tests give Amateur Radio operators and shortwave listeners (SWLs) a chance and a challenge to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly controlled exercise scenario and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio station. QSL cards will be available for stations successfully contacting participating military stations. [ARRL Letter]

2018 Boxboro! Call For Speakers

Boxboro logoDon’t just attend Boxboro 2018—BE A PART OF IT! The Boxboro Committee seeks fresh and exciting presentations for this year’s ARRL New England Division Convention, September 7-9, 2018. We’re looking for talks of both a technical and non-technical nature. As a Boxboro speaker, you will have the opportunity to share your subject and knowledge with Amateur Radio operators from around New England, surrounding states, and Canada.

In addition to forums throughout the day Saturday, we will feature Saturday evening entertainment, workshops on Friday, and a half-day Sunday program.

If you represent a regional club or organization (e.g. YCCC, NEQRP, WRONE, MARS, etc.) we can help facilitate open forums or closed meetings by providing you a meeting space.

Groups who wish to set up information tables should get your requests in early. While the tables are offered without charge, we ask for some volunteer time in return to assist us with ticket sales and other logistics during the convention.

To register as a presenter, please go to http://boxboro.org/forums-and-classes or email or call us if you have additional questions. 

We look forward to meeting all of you at the convention.


Phil Temples, K9HI
Program Chair
Boxboro! ARRL New England Division Convention

New England Area Flea Markets, April 27, 2018

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4-5 May Deerfield NH NEARfest XXIII @FG              Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235     

12 May E Greenbush NY EGARA FireCo                   Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A

19 May Goshen CT   SBARC @FG $5@8  $10/T            Stan W2VID  518 369 2863 F   

20 May Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F
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2 June Brookline NH NEARC antique                               603 772 7516 F+

2 June Hermon ME PSARC @HS                          Jerry K1GUP 207 848 3400 A+  

3 June Fishkill MtBARC @DwnStCorr                   Adam KC2DAA 845 849 3666 A 

9 June Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Outside     John 860 673 0518  +  

10 June Bethpage LI LIMARC @Briarcliff            Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937 A+

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15 July Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F

4 Aug Milo ME PARC @Kiwanis                       George WA1JMM 207 441 6112 A+

11 Aug St Albans VT STARC @Elks                       Arn N1ARN 802 309 0666  

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19 Aug Adams MA NoBARC @FG B$5@7 S$10@6:30          Eric KA1SUN 413 743 9975 F

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12-13 Oct Deerfield NH NEARfest XXIV @FG             Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 

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27 Oct Gales Ferry CT TCARC @FireCo auction          Tom WA2RYV 860 464 6555   

28 Oct Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall            Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937 A+

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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/                

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/
moved to Nashua NH                                                       

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

Whitman MA      WARC            http://www.wa1npo.org                     

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.sberk.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/meconvention2018.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

Nashua NH       NEARC           www.nearc.net                    
was Westford MA

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

Staten Island NY CPARA          http://www.wa2cp.org   +  

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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Harvard Wireless Club QRV for New England QSO Party, May 5-6, 2018

Harvard Wireless ClubBill Collins, W1PL writes on the Harvard Wireless Club mailing list:

Hi all,

W1AF will be activated this weekend [May 5-6] for the New England QSO Party.  Our President Benjamin Lee, K7JS and Treasurer Allen Liu, KC1HBB are tentatively scheduled to operate on Saturday. The fun on Saturday will be working four QSO parties: New England, Area 7, Indiana, and Delaware. I will also be doing some operating on Sunday.

If anyone else is interested, please come over and make at least a few contacts and we can enter you in the log. Sunday will be a little easier because it will only be New England. You can be on the air with me with only your Technician license. I know a lot of students will be busy with finals, but if you can make it that would be great!

Send me an email if you would like to stop by, and I will send you my cell phone number to open the door at 6 Linden Street [in Cambridge].

Also, the NEQP “School Club” category allows ANYONE to operate:  Harvard alumni, former employees, and even non-affiliates.

Hope to see you there! 

New England Tech Trek Special Events Station N1T QRV at NEAR-Fest, May 4-5, 2018

Bill Barber, NE1B writes on YCCC mailing list:

New England Tech Trek logoNETT @ NEAR-Fest is sponsoring N1T for the *New England Tech Trek* this weekend.  This is the youth-focused Science and Technology Expo.  Operation will be Friday beginning at 10 AM thru 6 PM, then Saturday from  9 AM thru 3 PM.  Operators will be Youth-On-the-Air at the two HF GOTA stations (2 Flex w/ Maestros) and on a Satellite GOTA station on 2m/70 cm.

If you are at NEAR-Fest, stop by the Arts & Crafts Building with the NETSquared signs!

[See also: NE(T)² New England Tech Trek]


Request for Operators, YuKanRun Fast Half Marathon, May 12, 2018

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT writes on Cape Ann ARA list:

We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Fast Half Marathon on Saturday, May, 12 2018, 9:00 am. Be on location by 8:30, Hamilton-Wenham High School,775 Bay Road, South Hamilton.

Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by Thursday, May10 so I can plan staffing positions for the event. 

Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use. We Need 50-watt mobile units. (i.e.: mobile; HT; ¼-Wave Mag-Mount; OEM rubber duck, etc.) so we have a better idea of where to locate you along the event course per the potential of your equipment.

The course will be open and supported for three hours. 

Runner safety is everyone’s top priority. Local EMT crews and ambulances will be available for three hours to help ensure everyone enjoys the day and remains safe.

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT

Camp Squanto Scouts Ham Radio Demo Logistics, May 5, 2018

Jack Foley, N1QE writes on the Genesis ARS list:
Anyone that is headed over to Camp Squanto this weekend, and after the VE session you are welcome to join us, I will provide lunch, but please let me know if you are coming for lunch, beyond six or so.
There are TWO road races scheduled in the park on Saturday, so if you are joining us in the morning, setup starts anytime after 0730, our station opens for business at 0900, plan for delays in getting into the camp with associated traffic.
Thanks again to all, appreciate your support of Camp Squanto and W1CSQ.
W1CSQ has been given the green light to set up a ham/communication shack at Camp Squanto!  We have a room in a building to be our permanent location, YEAH!  On Saturday, I would appreciate input into layout of our room, antenna logistics etc.