Flea at MIT in Cambridge, September 16, 2018

This Coming Sunday, the September  Flea at MIT ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE   !!!!  ****          so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! *********  $1  buyers discount with hardcopy of this notice …

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Buzzards Bay Triathlon, September 16, 2018, Request for Amateur Radio Support

  Rob Macedo, KD1CY, writes on the SEMARA list:   There has been a request for Amateur Radio support for the Buzzards Bay Triathlon on Sunday 9/16/18. This event has been supported in the past by a few amateur operators in the area but not in the last couple of years. The total need is for ten amateurs. A group in Western Massachusetts who deals with the organizer of this event and others in Western Massachusetts has about four hams committed and the need is for ten. Are there any local amateurs interested in supporting this event? Details are below …

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Petitions to Keep WWV, WWVH On the Air

Tony Fiore, K1AMF, writes on the YCCC reflector: Two petitions have been started on the White House’s “We the People” petition site calling for restoration of funding for these two essential radio stations. Each needs at least 100,000 electronic signatures by mid-September to generate a response from the White House. The petitions can be found at: <https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/maintain-funding-nist-stations-wwv-wwvh> <https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/proposed-shutdown-nists-wwv-and-wwvh-radio-stations>

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Harvard Wireless Club Table at Student Involvement Fair, September 7, 2018

The Harvard Wireless Club will participate in the Harvard Student Involvement Fair on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Tercentenary Theater in Harvard Yard, Cambridge. “We will be at Table 719. Just look for the Alex Loop antenna on the 19-foot tripod, which is usually the tallest thing at the fair,” remarks W1AF station manager Bill Collins, W1PL.  Bill is requesting HWC members come by and help recruit new people. The crew will conduct talk-in on the MIT repeater, 449.725/444.725 -, PL 114.8.  The first meeting of the Harvard Wireless Club will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 6 PM. Adds …

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Volunteers Sought for Baystate Marathon, Sunday October 21, 2018

Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART of Westford listserv: The Lowell CERT Communications Team has been asked to support once again the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon. This year the event is on Sunday, October 21th. Our operational time period is from approximately 0700 until event completion (estimated 1400). Our assistance has been requested by Lowell Office of Emergency Management and Lowell Fire Department. The communications team will be employing Amateur Radio to provide this communications asset. Amateur Radio will be used for two functions: Medical operations: the purpose of this net is to provide a communications link for …

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Jimmy Fund Walk, BAA Half Marathon Public Service Events

Brett Smith, AB1RL, Boston ARC Public Service Coordinator, writes: We have two public service events lined up this fall, and you can sign up for both right now. The first is the Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, September 23. This is the Jimmy Fund’s annual fundraising walk along the Boston Marathon route. There are positions available to work with a medical team at each rest stop along the route, so there’s a variety of locations and volunteer times available. To sign up, just e-mail me back to let me know, and I’ll add you to our roster. Let me know …

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Meet-and-greet the Director Candidates at Boxboro

We are pleased pleased to announce a last-minute addition to the Boxboro program line-up! At the conclusion of the Saturday afternoon forums, incumbent ARRL New England Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, and challenger Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, will face off in the Cotillion Room beginning at 5:00 PM. (It will be friendly—we promise.) In addition, we’ll open the cash bar early. Be sure to stop by, grab your favorite beverage, and listen to Tom and Fred articulate their respective visions for the ARRL. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Oh yes—be sure to vote in the election this …

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Zola Net Restarting

Matt Chao, N1IBB, writes on the Middlesex ARC list: Now that summer’s officially gone (Labor Day), it’s time to resume our  activities for the rest of the year.  The first session of the Zola Net  for the other three seasons will be starting up tomorrow at 7 PM on the  Newton repeater (147.360, PL of 67 Hz.  The purpose of the Net is to give  both new and experienced hams the opportunity to participate in a  controlled Net environment.  The Net usually lasts for about half an hour. Looking forward to hearing all of you on the Net tomorrow, weather  …

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W1QSL Bureau Accepting Cards at Boxboro

Eric Williams, KV1J writes on the Yankee Clipper Contest Club reflector: Next weekend we have a QSL Bureau booth at the Boxboro show.  Our booth will be next to the ARRL booth. You can fund your Bureau account or get answers to your questions about the Bureau. We will be accepting cards for the ARRL Outgoing Bureau at the booth. Please see the instructions on the ARRL web for sending your cards and the fee structures  There is also a simple form to submit with your cards.  See http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QSL/Submission%20Form%202017-02-24.pdf . We are just collecting the cards for the ARRL so please …

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New 6-Meter Net in Barnstable

Larry Gray, W1IZZ, writes on the Falmouth ARA web site: “Brian, W1HXN, has started a 6 meter net on the N1YHS 6M repeater in Barnstable. The repeater operates at 50 watts and is located in Barnstable village by the courthouse complex. The repeater is on 53.010, – 1MHz offset, PL tone is 173.8. The time-out timer is set for 180 seconds.  “Brian set a date of 8/29/18 @ 7:00 pm as the 1st meeting of the 6M net. If you need to check your equipment before that time, Brian will try to monitor the repeater as much as he can. Thank everyone …

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