November 3, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net Announcement

John O’Neill-K1JRO writes: Good Morning Everyone, Net Control for the November 3,2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH The South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club . The net will commence at the usual time of 10:AM using the following repeaters in the order listed. 1. Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3 (Sturdy Memorial Hospital) 2. Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5 tone decode 100.0 3. Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5 4. Simplex 147.42 The Net will then return to the Attleboro Repeater for final comments and Net closing. NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check …

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Norton Halloween Parade, October 28, 2018

Ray Cord, K2TGX, writes on the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC list: Just a reminder to those who signed up or those who now want to help stage the Annual Norton Halloween Parade. We will meet this Sunday October 28th at 10:30 AM in the Parking lot behind the Oasis Night Club on Pleasant St at the Norton Attleboro Line. The parade steps off at Noon and goes down Route 123 to Saint Mary’s Church. We should be done by 1:00PM Uniform of the day is [high visibility] jackets or vests, baseball cap, and comfortable shoes. Hams will use 147.42 direct, …

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Volunteers Requested, PART of Westford Pumpkin Patrol, October 31, 2018

Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list: A couple of weeks ago I thought it was time to start thinking about our annual Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween Night in Westford. Well, it is next week and I am still looking for a few more volunteers! As we have done for many years, PART provides additional eyes and ears around our cemeteries and public buildings. We are looking for some hams to watch for tricksters and let us know (NCS is stationed at Police HQ) when there are issues so we can get a police officer dispatched …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed in Littleton, October 20, 2018

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the fox hunting list: The W1HFN fox was deployed at the Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve (in Littleton) at 10:30 AM Sat 20 Oct, see link: https://littletonconservationtrust.org/tws_holding/hartwell-family-memorial-preserve/ The fox broadcasts continually on 146.565 with a 20 second voice ID every minute.  The battery pack is freshly charged and should last 4 1/2 days. Happy hunting!

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KC1DKY Fox Deployed in Billerica, October 19, 2018

Nicholas J. Mollo, KC1DKY, writes on the fox hunter list on October 19, 2018 at 1:07 PM: With the crisp autumn air and changing leaves, what a great time to get out on a trail and find a fox!  The KC1DKY fox is out in Billerica on conservation and recreation land.  It’s a nice quarter of a mile walk from the parking location, if you go to the right trail head.  The fox is less than 50 feet from the trail.  Fox frequency is 146.565 MHz.  Transmit a DTMF tone of 1 to activate the fox.  It will jingle for 30 seconds and be quiet for 15 seconds.  …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

It seems at this writing that summer has abruptly come to an end and winter has begun. Not only has the temperature changed, but so has propagation affecting communication on the traffic nets. I suspect we will face challenges on the HF nets as we have the past few winters as we dip further into the solar minimum. However Massachusetts traffic handlers are up to the challenge and we will perservere. If anyone is capable of getting on 160 meters, we will surely appreciate your help there. Of particular note, at our NTS Forum at Boxboro in September, Bill Mann …

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NEW 1RN NET MANAGER – W1RVY

After serving as manager of the First Region Net Cycle 4 (1RN) since 2011 , Bill Mann W1KX of Monmouth ME is stepping down.  Bill took over following the passing of W1UD and has done a tremendous job of keeping the net active,  and we are very grateful to Bill for all he has done for NTS.  We expect to see him continue as a regular net participant, but Eric Wilhelm W1RVY of Southbridge MA has volunteered to assume net leadership and will take over as manager effective November 1, 2018.  Eric has been a regular participant on both Massachusetts Rhode …

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N1Y / USS Cassin Young 75th Anniversary Special Events Operation, October 20-21, 2018

Pi Pugh, K1RV, Mike Rioux, W1USN, along with other members of the USS Cassin Young Radio Club will activate the USS Cassin Young as N1Y from 0900-1600 ET at the Boston National Historical Park on October 20-21, 2018. K1RV will be on CW using his KX3/KPA100 rig and one of the existing shipboard verticals.  CW operation will be primarily on 14.050 and 7.050 MHz. SSB operation will occur on 14.250 and 7.225 MHz. This event is held in conjunction with the National Park Service and US Navy to recognize the 75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS Cassin Young …

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New England Area Flea Markets, October 17, 2018

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2018 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                    Contact          Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           21 October   Cambridge MA        Flea at  MIT             Mitch 617 253 3776 F                            Third Sunday April thru …

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YCCC members Plan DXpedition to HQ for ARRL DX SSB

Three YCCC members will operate on Roatan Island (NA-057) for the ARRL DX SSB contest in February, 2019. “This will be a [Multi-operator, Multi-transmitter] operation, probably as HQ9X,” writes Paul Young, K1XM. He, along with Charlotte Richardson, KQ1F, and Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF, will make the trek to the Caribbean island, situated 40 miles off the northern coast of Honduras.  They’re looking for one more operator. Paul plans to combine his DX/contesting with a few days of scuba diving. “The villa is a nice place and suitable for non-hams,” he writes.

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Harvard Wireless Club Announces CubeSat Collaboration

The Harvard Wireless Club is working with another Harvard student organization, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, to develop a CubeSat for launch. “We’re excited to announce a collaboration with [the Harvard chapter of ] SEDS to develop the communications systems for a Cubesat they plan on launching in June,” writes HWC President Benjamin, K7JS. “To get ready in time, we’re going to be having a special meeting next Thursday, October 17 at 8 PM at 6 Linden just for the members of the club interested in developing the satellite comms systems. This is going to be an awesome …

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YuKanRun Ocean View 5K and Half Marathon, Ipswich, November 4, 2018

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the CAARA list: CAARA has a great public service team. Come out and have some fun with us. You are using amateur radio to provide a needed public service to ensure the safety and smooth running of a public event in local communities. I would, but I do not have a radio. No excuse, we have loaner radio’s available with a mag mount that will work in your car just by just plugging it into the cigarette lighter socket. We have loaner hand held radios as well! I don’t have transportation. No excuse, we will …

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Harvard Wireless Club QRV in School Club Roundup

Bill Collins, W1PL, writes on the Harvard Wireless Club mailing list: The School Club Roundup will run [October 15] from Monday at 9 AM until [October 19] at 8 PM. We will announce through this website when we are operating. I plan on operating Monday 9 or 10 AM to 2 PM. If anybody wants to stop by during our operation the main operator will leave their contact information on this list. Stop by, make at least one contact, and you will be in the log as representing Harvard in this contest, and also receive a certificate of participation. Not …

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Falmouth ARA QRV for JOTA

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will participate in the 61st annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The JOTA event will occur at Falmouth’s Gus Canty Recreation Center at 790 Main Street, from 10 AM-5 PM. FARA members hope to show all attendees (specifically any Scout–boy or girl) what ham radio has to offer and get them on the air. Volunteers are needed to operate several stations as demos and to get folks on the air: CW station HF voice (SSB) Digital (likely PSK31) with a big screen 2m HT and/or mobile For more information, visit http://www.falara.org/announcements/jamboreeontheairjotaoctober20.

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, October 21, 2018

Flea at MIT – October 21, 2018 ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* 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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SEMARA Antenna Work

Don Rosinha, WA1BXY, writes on the SEMARA mailing list: This Sunday (October 14) we will start and hopefully finish the build of the new TH-11DX beam and 40-meter rotatable dipole that’s replacing the log periodic array on the tower. Anyone willing to lend a hand would be great. [We’re] in need of two sets of saw horses. Thanks in advance. 

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC to Commemorate 40th Anniversary

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC members will operate special event station W1S to commemorate the club’s 40th anniversary on November 10, 2018 from 11 AM-10 PM and November 11, 2018 from 11 AM-5 PM. Everyone is welcome to operate from the club station. “Please try to attend this meeting to volunteer your time to operate,” writes club secretary Ray Cord, K2TGX.  “Even if you are a Tech we will have a General or Extra to work with you. It is not a high pressure contest. We are just making contacts to celebrate our 40-year history. This is a great learning experience for HF …

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