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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Framingham ARA Field Day, McAuliffe Public Library, Framingham, June 22

Sumner Weisman, W1VIV, writes on the FARA list: Greetings to all hams, The Framingham Amateur Radio Association‘s annual Field Day is coming soon!  We hope you will stop by and say hello.     Date — Saturday, June 22.     Place — McAuliffe Public Library, Water Street, Framingham     Operating time — 2 pm to 6 pm. We can’t promise, but there will be opportunities to operate as well. We hope to see you there. 73, Sumner Weisman, W1VIV

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“Triple Play:” MA Hams Receive Amateur Radio Proclamations, Resolutions from House, Senate, and Governor

Massachusetts ARRL staff received copies of proclamations and resolutions congratulating the Amateur Radio community for its service to the Commonwealth, and for the upcoming annual Field Day exercise June 22-23, 2019.  The Massachusetts House of Representatives document “offers its sincerest congratulations to the American Radio Relay League in recognition of The ARRL Field Day and the Tireless Work of Amateur Radio Operators.” The document was signed by Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the House. The Massachusetts State Senate weighed in with a resolution, adopted May 9, 2019. “[The Senate] extends its appreciation to Amateur Radio operators as they celebrate Amateur …

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR APRIL AND MAY

Greetings all,   My apologies for not getting the April report out sooner, but it is included here along with the May report, both compiled by Greg KC1CIC with many thanks.   The nets have been humming with new check-ins the past few months, especially the 2 meter nets.  Of particular note we welcome Doc KE1ML who is a new ORS (Official Relay Station) appointee and also NCS on EM2MN Wednesday nights.  Morgan KB1ZFP has also begun handling traffic and is interested in trying out NCS.  Scott KE1CN of the CITN reports Al N1MF has also been putting into practice …

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Waltham ARA Club Picnic and Field Day Operation, June 22, 2019

Eliot Mayer, W1MJ, writes on the wara64 mailing list: On Saturday, June 22, 2018, WARA will combine a club picnic and a 4-hour operation in the ARRL Field Day. Time:  12:00  – 6:00 PM Location:  Sunset Shelter, Prospect Hill Park, Waltham (near the repeater site) The club provides hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, napkins, etc.    Attendees are encouraged  to  their own (non-alcoholic) drinks and a side or snacks  to share. The FD operation is very laid back, and everyone is welcome to operate. To learn more about the ARRL Field Day, see http://www.arrl.org/field-day.

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Volunteers Needed, Weymouth Food Pantry Fresh Bite 5K Hunger Run, Wompatuck State Park, June 15, 2019

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV, writes: The Weymouth Food Pantry is holding its annual Fresh Bite 5K race on June 15. The amateur radio club that normally provides communications for this event is not able to do so this year, so I am requesting assistance in putting together a group to accomplish this. The race is held in Wompatuck State Park. There are two courses, one that is 1 mile, the other is 5K or approximately 3 miles. As there is no vehicle access to the course, it may require a walk as far as a mile and a half to get …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed in Littleton, June 8, 2019

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunting list on June 8, 2019 at 1:16 PM: Freq 146.565 with a 20 second voice ID every 40 seconds.  Location is Prouty Woods off Foster Street in Littleton, behind the fire station.  Battery should last a week or so. https://littletonconservationtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/proutywoods.jpg  Some bushwhacking involved, but not too much. Happy hunting.

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, June 16, 2019

Swapfest (The flea at MIT) is an event to buy, sell, and swap amateur radio equipment, components, used computers, electronics, instruments and audio equipment, tools, and a plethora of other items. Includes vendors specializing in odd, rare, and antique electronics and other pieces of technology. Swapfest occurs on the third Sunday of each month, April through October, and has been running for almost 40 years. Hosted by the MIT Radio Society, in conjunction with the MIT UHF Repeater Association, the MIT Electronics Research Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club. The Swapfest is held at MIT’s Albany Street Garage on Albany St …

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SEMARA Field Day, June 22-23, 2019

Don Rosinha, WA1BXY, writes on the Southeastern MA ARA list: Field day is in a few weeks. I was unable to attend last nights meeting. I am planning on the same setup as last year. I will have my generator at the club and my grill. I am looking for few ops to kick off field day as that weekend my daughter has dance concert which I will be arriving at club 3-4pm Saturday and there for rest. So couple guys to get the generator going and such for 2pm Saturday would be great. I am also looking for operators …

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Volunteers Requested, Alzheimer’s Association Ride, June 22

Mark Richards, K1MGY, writes on the PART of Westford list: For the past few years now the Alzheimer’s Association RIDE has been scheduled smack on the same day as Field Day, June 22.  Volunteer participation has been diminished, but acceptable.  This year, we’re in deep doo doo 🙂 I’m sending this appeal to PART.. for those who are NOT planning to attend Field Day and would enjoy working a worthy event.  Volunteers are needed to provide communications support for this event.  There are three event courses, the longest being 62 Miles.  We use VHF Amateur Radio repeaters.  Operators will accompany …

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Request for Operators, YMCA Father’s Day 5K, Rockport, June 16

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the CAARA list: The YMCA Father’s Day 5K is on Sunday, June 16th in Rockport. It was a 5K & 10K last year, but this year it is only a 5K. Start/finish is at the Rockport High School at 24 Jerdens Ln. The race starts at 9 am. 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 …

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Driver Hand-Held Cellphone Ban Moves Closer To Becoming Law

BOSTON (AP), June 6 — A bill that would bar Massachusetts drivers from using hand-held cellphones behind the wheel has moved one step closer to becoming law. The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the bill that would also ramp up the collection of data on traffic stops around the state, after concerns were raised by minority legislators that a cellphone law could lead to more racial profiling. [Full story] See also: Massachusetts Hands-Free Mobile Device Legislation Update  

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New England Sci-Tech General Class Course, Natick, June 15-16, 2019

For junior high and high school students, homeschool students, and adults who already have a Technician level license, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the GENERAL license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum.  Some preliminary reading and study is necessary to get the best results from this course. Material will be sent approximately a week before the course. The GENERAL level course runs Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm, followed by the FCC General exam at noon, at New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech …

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Algonquin ARC QRV for Field Day, June 22-23, 2019

[From QRZ, the AARC Newsletter, June, 2019] This year Field Day will take place from Saturday, June 22nd, to Sunday, June 23rd, in the Training Room of the Central Fire Station located at 215 Maple St, Marlboro, MA. The event will run from Saturday at 12pm until Sunday at 12pm. Setup will begin on Saturday at 9am. Anyone is invited to participate. You do not need to be a member of the club or a licensed amateur radio operator.

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Volunteers Sought, North Attleborough Fire Fighters Kids Day, July 25-28, 2019

Ray Cord, K2TGX, writes on the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC mailing list: This a call for assistance from all EMA, CERT. HAM and MRC groups to help at the North Attleborough Fire Fighters Kids Day. Those Agencies that are supplying equipment (Light Towers, Message Boards etc) have been contacted separately for Mutual Aid  WHAT: N.A. Firefighters Kids Day- A four day long Family Event with a Carnival Games, Music, Vendors,  Classic Cars Cruise Night            Food Court Bands and ending with Fireworks at Dark on both Friday AND Saturday There will also be a Road Race on Sunday            Morning …

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