W1UE to Activate VY1AAA for Canada Day, July 1, 2019

Dennis Eagan, W1UE, writes: I have the honor of operating VY1AAA [remote] for the Canada Day contest this year. Operation will be low power CW only.  Still, it may be the only way you’ll get to work YT if you want it! I don’t expect much propagation on 15 or 10m, but you never know.  Should be on the 4 lowest bands.  I’m figuring on 12-16 hours of operation, depending on rate and my ability to stay awake! -Dennis VE3WUE, W1UE, VY1AAA

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KC1DKY Fox Hiding Out in Billerica, June 28, 2019

Nick Bollo, KC1DKY, writes on the foxhunting list at 1:27 PM on June 28, 2019: It has been a while, but finally, the KC1DKY fox is out and hiding on Billerica town land.  Fox is on 146.565MHz.  Send a DTMF of 1 to activate the fox.  If the fox does not seem to be responding, send a couple DTMF # and then a 1 to possibly whack it back into shape.  The fox will signal for 30seconds and be silent for 15sec, and repeat for 15minutes.  The fox is located around a third of a mile from the parking area …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed, Littleton, June 27, 2019

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunters list at 1:09 PM on June 27, 2019: I deployed the W1HFN fox today in the Mill Hill conservation land off Mill Road in Littleton.  Frequency is 146.565 with a voice ID every 30 seconds. https://littletonconservationtrust.org/tws_holding/mill-hill/ When I recovered it last time, the TX was keying up for 2 seconds then shutting down.  I assumed a dead battery.  When I got it home and recharged the battery, same symptoms.  Wrong assumption.  Turns out water had leaked into the case and landed on the TX PC board.  It reacted with something and left a …

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Falmouth ARA Emergency Communications Trailer Project

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has embarked upon an ambitious project to raise $14,000 by September 1, 2019 for the purchase a 16-foot utility trailer and to “assemble a professional, self-contained, mobile communications platform that would be utilized for emergency and non-emergency, public safety and public service events.” FARA intends to outfit the trailer with a number of operator positions that would “allow operation on a multitude of communications networks and frequencies … including local amateur radio repeaters that link local and regional communications for storm shelters, hospitals and aid stations.” The trailer would also be utilized for non-emergency events …

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ARRL Officials Tour 2019 Field Day Sites

ARRL division and section officials hit the road this past weekend to visit numerous clubs participating in the annual ARRL Field Day on June 22-23, 2019. New England Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, reports he visited a total of twelve sites in New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts: Cape Ann ARA, Gloucester North Shore Radio Association, Topsfield Philips ARC/Pentucket RA, West Newbury Nashua Area RC, Hudson, NH Nashoba Valley ARC, Pepperell Algonquin ARC, Marlboro Framingham ARA, Framingahm New England Sci-Tech/Sci-Tech ARS, Natick Wellesley ARS, Needham Waltham ARA, Waltham PART of Westford, Concord Billerica ARS, Billerica K1TWF drove 248 miles during the …

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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 …

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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.      

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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