Nashoba Valley ARC QRV for Field Day 2019

Jim Wilber,  AB1WQ, writes: Tomorrow morning we’ll be doing it!  LOOK AT THE ATTACHED WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST– IT’S GREAT! SATURDAY, JUNE 22 7:00 AM – Breakfast at Breen’s Diner, 170 Main Street in Pepperell.  If you’re gung-ho to start the day strong, come out and join us here as we assemble for a quick breakfast before heading to the Field Day site. WHERE TO GO:  The usual location:  Heald Orchard in Pepperell.  Two ways to find it: 1)  Enter “110A Heald Street, Pepperell MA” into Google Maps and follow the driving directions. The final part of the route is 0.1 …

Read More

Quannapowitt Radio Association Field Day 2019

The Quannapowitt Radio Association will conduct a Field Day operation on June 22, 2019,  in Topsfield. According to Ron Draper, WA1QZK, the QTH is situated adjacent to the Topsfield water tank off Route  1 at the top of the hill. “It’s the home of the 147.285 Topsfield repeater, W1VYI. It’s 230 feet elevation, easy access, and there some trees to throw up a dipole.” Ron adds, “Saturday operation only is planned, maybe until 8 PM.” Those interested in joining in or visiting the site can ask for talk-in from WA1QZK on 147.285 PL 100, or by calling 978-335-2099.      

Read More

Coop’s Troop 5K Race, Hingham, July 21, 2019

John O’Reilly, K1JRO, writes on the South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group mailing list: Geoff Ayres, WK1D, will be organizing a group this year to provide communications support for the Coop’s Troop 5k Race in Bare Cove Park in Hingham on Sunday, July 21. If you can assist Jeff in supporting this very worthwhile event please contact us and we will make sure you get signed up for the event.

Read More

Barnstable ARC Field Day 2019, Brewster

From the Barnstable ARC web site: Public welcome! The best time is 3-5pm Saturday or 10-noon Sunday. The event will run for 24hrs.  During this time you will have the opportunity to get on the air and make contacts with other Field Day stations throughout the country and Canada. All visitors must sign in. ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June each year more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day offers …

Read More

K1USN Radio Club QRV for Field Day, June 22, 2019

Marty Koszewski, N1VH, writes:   ARRL Field Day is this coming weekend.  Marty, N1VH, is currently planning to operate a portable station for a couple of hours from the picnic area next to the parking lot at K1USN.  Marty’s station (Elecraft KX3) will operate 5 Watts via battery and solar utilizing portable antennas for 20M/15M/10M. No K1USN infrastructure (power & antennas) will be used.  Set up around 1:30PM and operations to run from 2:00PM – 4:00PM (will stay longer if others are interested).  Field Day operating class A or B will be used depending on the number of participants.  Computer …

Read More

ARRL Field Day is This Weekend

Tom Walsh, K1TW, writes on the ARRL Members Only list: +++++++++++++++++++++++ ARRL Field Day  weekend +++++++++++++++++++++++ ARRL Field Day represents the very best of the Amateur Radio service.  Join your local club or other local operation for ARRL Field Day weekend on June 22-23, 2019.   +++++++++++++++++++++++ EMA Field Day Directory +++++++++++++++++++++++ Has your club provided complete information for this year’s EMA Field Day Directory?  If not please send the details to Bill Ricker, N1VUX, at n1vux@arrl.net  View the Directory to find operations near you or anywhere in our section by visiting http://ema.arrl.org/field_day/  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Triple Play:”   MA Hams Receive Amateur Radio Proclamations, Resolutions from House, Senate, …

Read More

HCJB Talk, N1MM Logging at Nashoba Valley ARC, June 20, 2019

Bruce Blain, K1BG, writes: The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club’s June meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 PM at the Pepperell Community Center (in Pepperell).   This month’s long awaited speaker will be Harry Chase, WA1VVH, who had to cancel at the last minute last month. Harry will talk about his memories of shortwave station HCJB in Ecuador. He made several trips there as a volunteer to set up broadcasting equipment, help with technical issues, and eventually help decommission the stations. Also, yours truly, Bruce, K1BG, will be giving a brief tutorial on using N1MM logging software on …

Read More

Falmouth ARA Field Day, 2019

Members of the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (FARA) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23, at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds south parking area at Route 151 and Currier Road in East Falmouth. Visitors are welcome at the site starting at noon on June 22.  Since 1933, ham radio operators across the united states have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, Amateur Radio …

Read More

Billerica ARS Field Day, June 22-23, 2019

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes: [The Billerica Amateur Radio Society] will be on the air as W1HH for Field Day 2019 (June 22 and 23) in Billerica! Operation will be class 2F – two 100W HF CW/SSB stations, at an emergency operations center. We will have emergency power available. Bands used will be mostly 80/40/20 with others as they become open and active. A VHF all-mode station and FT8 digital station may be active as well. Talk-in frequency will be 146.52 simplex (Billerica EMA monitoring) or you can try hailing us on the Billerica W1DC repeater (147.12, 103.5Hz). Our FD Chair …

Read More

HamXposition @Boxboro, Online Ticketing Open

Bob De Mattia, K1IW, writes:   The doors are open on our online ticketing system.  Please visit our website to find out more about our [September 6-8,] 2019 program and to purchase your general admission, flea market vendor, and Friday and Saturday dinner tickets!   www.hamxposition.org   ================ We still need about forty more volunteers to help out on 2 to 4 hours shifts. Receive a $10 lunch voucher for each day you help out.   To volunteer, please see our simple 30-second signup at: http:///www.hamxposition.org/volunteer   ================ And it you are interested in being a forum speaker, please see …

Read More

Request for Operators, YMCA St. Peter’s Fiesta 5K, Gloucester, June 27, 2019

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA list: The YMCA St Peter’s Fiesta 5K Run is on Thursday, June 27th, 6:00pm. Start/finish is at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. The race starts at 6:00pm. Thursday, June 27th, 6:00pm, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. CAARA Has A Great Public Service Team. Come Out And Have Some Fun With Us. Why? 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 …

Read More

Morse Code Class to be Held in Natick

Greetings, It is my pleasure to be involved with the following class. Appreciate your passing this along! Are you interested in learning Morse code?  Have you heard it on the air or as part of a movie? Learn to copy and send all the letters, numbers, punctuation, and prosigns in only 8 weeks. Register for an introductory Morse code class at New England Sci-Tech, Natick. Saturday mornings, from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. starting June 29, 2019.  Dates: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17.   For more information contact: New England Sci-Tech16 Tech CircleNatickEmail info@nescitech.org or call 508 720-4179https://www.nescitech.org/product/introductory-morse-code-class/ TNX73Joew1hai

Read More

Hams Support Charity Road Race

Jeff Ayres WKID organized a group of hams to provide support for the Weymouth Food Pantry’s 5K Fresh Bite 5K Road Race. The race was held at Wompatuck State Park on Saturday June 15th. Joining Jeff was Anne Manna WB1ARU, Marcia Forde KW1U, Bob Mahoney KB1FBA, Jim O’Rourke WG1L, Larry Kenney W1VP, Rich Carnes, WA1RIW, Bob Azanow KA1KIJ, Rick Emord KB1TEE, Mike Davis WA1MAD and Greg Bennett KC1CIC who took the photo. WKID was NCS for the event. The hams got many thanks from the runners during the race and especially from the race organizers. Everyone had a great time …

Read More

Boston ARC Field Day at Bare Cove Fire Museum, Hingham, June 22-23, 2019

Joe Chapman, NV1W, writes in the June issue of BARC’s The Sparc: Field Day is less than two weeks away, on June 22 and 23, and as usual, [the Boston Amateur Radio Club] will be operating from the Bare Cove Fire Museum in Hingham. This is a high point of the year for me and for many other BARC members as well. If you’ve never been to Field Day before, consider joining us on Saturday, Sunday, or both. At the very least, consider coming for the cookout on Saturday. We’ll start setting up on Saturday morning, and in addition to …

Read More

Fresh Air, Outdoor Fun: Crow Island ARA; Field Day Operation Planned

Ed Fitzgerald, K1DIN, writes on the Algonquin ARA list: Ron Lahti, N1CNG, will be inviting interested hams to enjoy some fresh air radio fun at Crow Island, a beautiful private island airport surrounded by the Assabet river in Stow. The Airport presently hosts a few organizations such as a flying club, a model airplane club, and a trapeze training group, each assigned to segments of the island. The Crow Island owner has given Ron, a member of the model airplane club, permission to use a selected area for Ham Radio and Emergency Management radio activities. With help of some interested …

Read More

New England Area Flea Markets, June 6, 2019

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2019 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except “____” *******************************************************************************      2019                                                    Contact          Source      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  8 June Windsor CT VR+CMus Antique                    John       860 673 0518 9 June Bethpage NY LIMARC @xBrierCl               Richard K2KNB 516 694 …

Read More