New England Area Flea Markets, July 31, 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     

3 Aug Milo ME PARC @Kiwanis                       George WA1JMM 207 441 6112 A

3 Aug Cent Ossipee NH LRRA @TownHall $5B $10/T     Shawn KC1DNA 603 235 5360  +

10 Aug St Albans VT STARC @Elks                    Arnold N1ARN 802 782 6650  

17 Aug Adams MA NoBARC @FG $5@7 $10/TG@6:30           Eric      413 743 9975 F

18 August Cambridge MA           Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F
                        Third Sunday April thru October

25 Aug Newtown CT CARA @TownHall $7@8 $20/T          John W1JGM 203 417 0160  

7 Sept Windsor CT VR+CMus Antique                   John        860 803 5530  

7-8 Sept Boxboro MA NEHamXposition B$18              Mike K1TWF  978 456 5031 +

8 Sept Ballston Spa NY SCARA @FG                    Peter W2BEW 518 893 7484 A

15 Sept Cambridge MA             Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F

21 Sep Alexander ME StCVARC @ FARA @ElSch       Mitchael KB1GEO 207 214 0126 A+

28 Sept Brookline NH NEARC antique                              603 772 7516  

6 Oct Queens NY HOSARC @HOS                     Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599   

11,12 Oct Deerfield NH NEARfest XXVI @FG             Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235  +

13 Oct Meriden CT Nutmeg @Sheradon             John Bee N1GNV : 203 440-4973 A

20 October Cambridge MA          Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 

27 Oct Hicksvile NY LIMARC @LevitHall$6@9+$22/T@7 Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937 A

2 Nov Gales Ferry CT TCARC @FireCo auction           Tom WA2RYV 860 464 6555

2 Nov Bourne MA FARA  @CC Voc Sch                   Ralph N1YHS 508 548 0422 A+

7 Dec Windsor CT VR+CMus @8 Antique                        John 860 803 5530  

LAST UPDATE 7-31-19 de W1GSL               P 2 of 2    
List is normally updated twice a month – look for the latest version 
Source    F+= Flyer  T= tentative early info     + = new info this month          
A= ARRL R= RAC list  W= web         WR NV CQ QST = Mags 
This list has been compiled from many sources.  
While we believe the info to be accurate the author can not be responsible for 
changes or errors. Check with the sponsoring organizations for more details.   
This list will be posted monthly to USENET.     
Mailed copies are sent when additions are made. 
Additions/ Corrections via e-Mail  <- SUBSCRIBE           
US Mail  W1GSL POB 397082 MIT Br Cambridge MA 02139 
(c)2019 W1GSL unlimited reproduction permitted in entirety  


New England Area  Ham – Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2020 -> ***
Page 3 Electronic distribution only.  This page has the overflow if any 
from the paper version.

2020                                                    Contact        Source

18 Jan Whitman MA WARC @KoC Rt18 $5@8:30 $15/T@7    Chris N1CFB 508 224 8528  +

7 Mar Chicopee MA MtTARA @Castle $5@8:30 S@6:30     Brian N1FI 508 478 6790   +

10,11 April Lewiston ME AARC  @ Ramada               Ivan N1OXA 207 577 5152  +

26 April Thompson CT ECARC @Raceway $3@8 $15/T       Jon KA1MPG 508 943 4467  +

LAST UPDATE 7-31-19 de W1GSL                                               P 3
   List is normally updated twice a month – look for the latest version
Additions/ Corrections via Internet
                           US Mail  W1GSL POB 397082 MIT Br Cambridge MA 02139
(c)2019 W1GSL        SASE for updated copy as issued.
unlimited reproduction permitted in entirety

  List is normally updated twice a month – look for the latest version

Be sure to check for the latest version as updating is under the control
of the page owner.

* You can have the list e-mailed directly to you as it is updated.          *
* Just send a request to be added to the distribution to    *

                             73 Steve F
New England Area  Ham – Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  ***     P4
Links to New England Hamfest Web Sites                (c) 2016 W1GSL
This section is only included in the electronic distribution.

Cambridge MA    Flea at MIT

Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP 🙁

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv        +

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC

Chicopee MA     MTARA                 

Falmouth MA     FARA  

Framingham MA   FARA  

Marlboro MA     AARC                    

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction

Rockport MA     CAARA 

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA

Wakefield MA    Photographica

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC
moved to Nashua NH                                                       

Whately MA      FranklinCARC

Whitman MA      WARC                       

Worcester MA    WPI ACM

Dayville CT     ECARA 

Gales Ferry CT  RASON 

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC                

Goshen CT       SBARC                      +

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th  

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf             
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA                   

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv
        was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL  

Newtown CT      CARA                

North Haven CT        

Southington CT  SARA  

Vernon CT       NARC  

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus

Agusta ME       AARA  

Alexander ME    StCVARC

Hermon ME       PSARC 

Lewiston ME     AARC                           +

S. Portland ME  PAWA  

St. Albans ME   PARC  

Thomaston ME    PBARC 

Windsor ME      AARA  

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest

Hampton NH      PCARC          

Henniker NH     CVRC  

Londonderry NH  IRS   

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC 

Nashua NH       NEARC                     
was Westford MA

Rochester NH    GBRA  

Bergen NJ       BARA  

Sussex NJ       SCARC

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES

E Greenbush NY  E Greenbush ARA           

Fishkill NY     MtBARC          
   was LaGrangeville

Lake Placid NY  NNY ARA

Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA

Long Island NY  LIMARC

Middletown NY   OCARC 

Queens NY       Hall of Science

Rochester NY    AWA   

Rochester NY    RARA  

Staten Island NY CPARA   +  

Wallkill NY     OCARC 

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS

Woonsocket RI   BVARC 

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv
   Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC 

Springfield VT  CVFMA 

Moncton NB      TCARC 

Quispamsis NB   LCARC 

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD

Greenwood PQ    GARC  

Laval PQ        CRALL 

Montreal PQ     MARC  

Montreal PQ     WIARC 

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC

Montreal PQ     UMS   

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ

St Therese PQ   CRALL 

Summerside PEI  SPARC

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Halifax NS      HARC  

Timonium MD     GBHC  

Montreal Area   MARC List

Canada          RAC List

Phila. Area     VARA List

USA             ARRL List

P4 LAST UPDATE 7-31-19 de W1GSL                                          P 4
Additions/ Corrections via Internet
                           US Mail  W1GSL POB 397082 MIT Br Cambridge MA 02139
(c)2017 W1GSL        SASE for updated copy as issued.
unlimited reproduction permitted in entirety


We were saddened to lose the services of Greg Bennett KC1CIC as net manager of the Eastern Mass 2 Meter Traffic Net.  Greg did a terrific job over the past few years and is certainly missed.  Notice of his passing with link to his obituary can be found elsewhere on this website.

We now welcome the services of Peter Doherty KC1HHO as new net manager effective August 1, 2019.  Peter has been a regular participant as Net Control and handler of many messages.  I know Peter will do a fantastic job as Greg did welcoming all who wish to participate in message handling and net operation.  Our thanks to Peter for taking on this important job.  Join us on EM2MN at 8:00 PM daily on the Boston 145.230 repeater PL 88.5.

73, Marcia KW1U Section Traffic Manager

Minuteman Repeater Association at Northeast HamXposition, September 6-8, 2019

MMRA logoMinuteman Repeater Association writes:

As you may already know, MMRA will be hosting the talk-in at the Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro on September 6, 7, and 8.  We will also have a reception suite in the Boxwood room of the hotel where you can take a break and meet other members of the club.

Again this year, we be awarding door prizes – an Icom IC2730A dual band transceiver, a Yaesu FT65R dual band HT, and a ZumSpot USB Hotspot.  Anyone with a membership renewed through 2021 will have one chance in the drawing.  Additional tickets can be had by make a donation to MMRA: 1 ticket for each $2 donated, 3 for $5, 7 for $10.

MMRA will also have premium seating tables at both the Friday Dinner and Saturday Banquet.  Members can purchase seats for $35, which is $5 off the convention price.

To make a donation or order seats, please visit

For more information on the convention, please visit


Tech-In-A-Day™ Review Session at Northeast HamXposition, September 7, 2019

The New England Division Convention / Northeast HamXposition @ Boxboro will again feature a Tech-in-a-Day™ review session, sponsored by instructors from the   Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association. The day-long technician study course will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9 AM to 5 PM. After the end of the class, there will be a special VE Exam for course attendees. There is a small fee to cover course materials, along with an FCC established $15 exam fee.

If you wish to participate, please preregister for the class using this online signup form. For more information about the Tech-in-a-Day™ program visit the CAARA website or contact Stan Stone, W4HIX, if you have any questions.

Bruce Blain, K1BG: “CW Academy,” Billerica ARS, August 7, 2019

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes on

I am very pleased to announce that Bruce is returning to speak again at [the Billerica Amateur Radio Society], this time about CW Academy. Many BARS members use and enjoy CW. If you have never tried it, please attend this session and see what is possible for you!

Did I just lose half my  audience? I dearly hope not. If you have only used voice your whole ham experience, you are missing out. I promise you will find this talk interesting. Please come and hear why people love operating using Morse code, and the kinds of things you can do once you know it. [Full story]


The annual traffic handlers picnic will be held Sunday August 4 beginning at noon at the home of KW1U in Concord MA.  All traffic handlers and anyone interested in message handling is welcome to attend.  As usual hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.  Bring your beverage of choice, a lawn chair if you have one (I do have some if you don’t), and anything you might want to share with the group although this is a suggestion and not required.  I have requested no rain on that date and for the most part the weatherman has come through :-).  I look forward to seeing you here at 44 Raymond Rd, Concord MA.  Please let me know if you plan on coming so I can have an approximate head count  for planning food.  Thanks and 73,

Marcia KW1U STM

Annual Marshfield Fair Amateur Radio Exhibit, August 16-25, 2019

Whitman ARC logoThe Whitman Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a ham radio exhibit and special events station at the 152st Annual Marshfield Fair August 16-25,  2019, from 1600Z-0059Z. The club will operate under the call sign NN1MF on the following frequencies/bands: 18.160, 14.260, 7.260, and 3.860 MHz. The station will also be active on EchoLink via the WA1NPO-R, and IRLP: 8691. Contacts will be acknowledged with a certificate and QSL at: Whitman ARC, PO Box 48, Whitman, MA 02382. 

Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People, Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro, September 7-8, 2019

The Nashua Area Radio Society (NARS), will be presenting an Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People on September 7-8, 2019 at the Northeast HamXposition  @Boxboro. This exposition will include many hands-on activities, videos, and displays about amateur radio and wireless communications, including:

  • Software Defined Radios
  • High-Altitude Balloons
  • Portable and Mobile stations
  • Emergency Communications
  • Fox-hunting

The Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People will be located along the rear wall of the Exhibitor Hall.

[Complete details]

W1HFN Fox On the Air, Littleton, July 25, 2019

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunting list at 11:52 AM on July 25, 2019:

Since the WX is not so HHH lately, I deployed the fox at the Whitetail Woods in Littleton.

The battery pack should last until at least next Thursday, so the weekend should be fine for hunting. 

Frequency is 146.565 MHz with a 20 second voice ID every 40 seconds.  Sign the log which is under the TX. 

Good luck / 73,

Barry – W1HFN

Eastern MA Hospital Net, August 3, 2019

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes:

Good Morning Everyone,

The August 3, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net is approaching. We do not have anyone signed up to conduct the August net.

If anyone is interested in taking a turn as Net Control Station please let us know. 

Below are the repeaters we have available for our use. Let us know which 3 or 4 repeaters you would like to use and we will make all the notifications. We will also send you a copy of our net preamble if you like which you may modify for your own use. 


John  O’- K1JRO

Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3 (Sturdy Memorial Hospital)
Belmont 145.430 tone 67.0
Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0  
Fairhaven 145.490 tone 67.0    
Fall River 146.805. tone 67.0
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9
Mansfield EMA  446.925 tone 100.0
Mansfield 147.015 tone 67.0
Marshfield 145.390 tone 67.0      
Norwood 147.210 tone 100.00
Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
Salem 146.88 tone 118.8        
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5    
Weymouth 147.345 tone 110.9 (South Shore Hospital)
W. Bridgewater 146.775 dpl 244 
Wrentham 147.09 tone 146.2


South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group – W1SSH

55 Fogg Road, Box 42

South Weymouth, MA 02190

QSL Sorting Night at Algonquin ARC, August 8, 2019

Eric Williams, KV1J, W1 QSL Bureau Co-Manager writes:

Seventh Annual AARC QSL Sort Night 

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will be holding a QSL card sorting session on  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Marlborough Fire Station.  We will  be in the classroom/EOC where we hold Field Day. 

The W1 QSL Bureau receives QSL cards from DXers all over the world, sorts them and then  sends them to the New England area hams.  We process about 100,000 QSL cards each year.  To do this, we are grateful for the team of over 40 volunteers and several area clubs that help make this happen.  AARC is one of the clubs that helps with the presorting step in our process. 

Our part is easy and fun.  You get to see QSL cards from all around the  globe.  Maybe catch a card that is for you!  We will have boxes of cards from the country national organizations that are for W1 call area hams.  For our session we will have about 13,000 cards. Our mission is to sort  those cards into stacks for each first letter of the call sign suffix.  So there will be a stack for all the call signs the a suffix the starts  with A and one for those starting with B and so forth.  It goes quick especially with lots of people doing it on several separate tables. 

When we are done, those stacks will be sent to our individual letter sorters who will then sort them by the individual recipient hams. 

Thank you and hope to see you next month. 


I was shocked to learn today of the passing of Greg KC1CIC on July 19, 2019.  Greg had been very active in NTS activities in Eastern Mass, serving as Net Manager of EM2MN and as Assistant Section Traffic Manager.  He was invaluable in many ways, not only on the nets, handling traffic and assisting new participants, but with his technical background was especially helpful with digital messaging.  Greg also served with the South Shore Hospital group and was a DEC in ARES for helping to coordinate NTS and ARES activities.  He was always ready to help when asked and that included keeping the antennas in the air at station KW1U.  Greg last checked into the EM2MN Tuesday July 16 indicating that he was relocating to Florida.  His health issues were known but not the extent.  As his obituary states he left “on his own terms”.  Greg will be very greatly missed as a fellow ham and as a great friend.  The link to his obituary can be found here: 

Rest in peace Greg!!

73, Marcia KW1U


Flea at MIT, Cambridge, July 21, 2019

1964 Gemini BP CM for sale at MIT Flea.
The 1964 Gemini BP CM #MSC 312 capsule for sale at an M.I.T. Flea for $65,000. Now you just need a rocket.

Steve Finberg, W1GSL, writes:

The July FLEA at MIT is this coming Sunday.   Also known as SWAPFEST it is held in MIT’s Albany St garage near the corner of Albany and Main St in Cambridge.
It features “hi tech” goodies such as electronics, computers and ham radio,”all things nerdly.”   We have had real Enigma machines to a NASA Gemini spacecraft  show up.
It starts at 9 AM for buyers and runs till 2 PM,  be early for the  good stuff.
All vendors are in the covered garage, which makes a weather proof event.
Its not to late to be a seller we usually have space for gate admissions. See our site for details and maps

Request For Operators: YuKanRun Triple Threat Half Marathon and 5K, August 4, 2019

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:

We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Triple Threat Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Please be on location by 8:00; starts at Rockport High School, 24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA 01966.

Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by August 4th so I can plan staffing positions for the event.

While CAARA’s repeater performance has greatly improved with the replacement of our new antennas, the northern regions of this course may still experience some difficulty with communications especially with low-powered HTs, so we’ll be looking for higher powered equipment to staff those areas.

Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use (ie: mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; OEM rubber duck, etc.) so we have a better idea of where to locate you along the event course per the potential of your equipment.

The course will be open and supported by CAARA for four hours. Runner safety is everyone’s top priority. 

Local EMT crews and ambulances will be available for three hours to help.

If you would like to work the 5K only please let me know and I will make you a check point.
Thank you in advance for your participation!


Chris K1TAT

Triple Threat Communications Team  
Rockport, Mass  
Last Updated: 7/15/2019 7:50pm  
Event date: Sunday, August 4, 2019  
On Location: 8:00 am – 9:00 am  
Starts: 5K Run = 8:20 am Half Marathon Run = 9:15 am  
Frq: W1GLO Repeaters 145.130 – PL:107.2 Back up: 443.700 + PL:107.2

New England Sci-Tech Technician License Course, August 10-11, 2019

NE1AR logoFor junior high and high school students, homeschool students, and adults interested in wireless communications and electronics, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the Amateur Radio Technician 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 a few days before the course.

The Technician level course runs on Saturday, 9 AM-4 PM and Sunday, 9 AM-1 PM, followed by the FCC Technician exam at 1:00, at New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle, Natick. [Full description]

New England Sci-Tech General Class Course, Natick, August 3-4, 2019

New England Sci Tech logoFor 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 Circle, Natick.

Included with course fee: printed handouts, lecture study guide, license fee if tested at our location, a guest pass to the NEAR/STARS Radio Room and radio club meetings for 2 months, and free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate during the course. Advance registration and payment required.

For more information and to register, visit <>. For questions, e-mail bobphinney at or call 508-720-4179.


Marcia Forde, KW1U, Commended For Field Day Message Origination Assistance

Section Manager Tom Walsh, K1TW, received a commendation letter from ARRL Special Service Club PART of Westford acknowledging the efforts of Eastern MA Section Traffic Manager Marcia Forde, KW1U, “for her professionalism and patience … in preparing members of PART for Field Day 2019 National Traffic System messaging.”

PART President Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ, writes, “[Marcia] worked with two of our members over the course of several weeks to advise on software and protocols.” KW1U’s knowledge and expertise allowed PART to earn an additional 200 points for message handling. 

Stewart added, “her dedication to the Amateur Radio art reflects great credit on the Eastern Massachusetts section.”



Window Closing on July 15, 2019 Volunteer Monitor Program Applications

From ARRLWeb:

As of the close of business on Monday, July 15, applications for the new Volunteer Monitor Program no longer will be accepted. Some 250 applications have been submitted to fill approximately 150 Volunteer Monitor (VM) positions in the program, which is succeeding the Official Observer (OO) program. Retired FCC special counsel and former Atlantic Division Vice Director Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, is overseeing ARRL’s role in the development and implementation of the program, and he has been interviewing every applicant. Those not selected as VMs will be placed in a reserve pool. Current OOs were invited to apply for appointments. [Full story]


We very much regret the passing of Jim Ward N1LKJ on Monday July 8, 2019.  Jim had been active in amateur radio for many years, serving in various capacities including Net Manager and Section Traffic Manager prior to your current STM.  He was also very active in the region and area sideband nets.  Jim used to host the annual traffic handlers picnics in Raynham.  He was a good friend and all around great guy and will be greatly missed.

His obituary can be found at
 Visitation will be Thursday July 11 from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St, Bridgewater MA.