Ham Radio Outlet in Salem, NH Re-Opens for “Foot Traffic”

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes in the Billerica ARS Newletter, October 2020:

I was monitoring the local repeaters on the HT one day and I heard one of the regulars–who it turns out works at HRO in Salem NH–say that as of Monday 9/21/20 the stores are REOPENING TO FOOT TRAFFIC. See the HRO policy here:


Limit of 5 customers inside, and all must wear masks.

This is great news. I do not know if they allow you to touch/operate the rigs at the station yet. Best to call ahead.


Salem, NH
224 N. Broadway D-12
Salem, NH 03079-2145

Store Hours: 10AM-5:30PM Mon – Sat
Closed Sundays

Telephone hours:
9:30AM-5:30PM Mon – Sat
Toll Free: 800-444-0047
Local: 603-898-3750
Fax: 603-898-1041

Email: salem@hamradio.com

Eastern MA Hospital Net Cancelled for October 3, 2020

John O’Neill, K1JRO, writes on the Eastern MA Hospital Net mailing list:

Due to technical difficulties, I was unable to send out a notice for the October EMHN with enough advance notice to everyone involved. 

Therefore, we will not be holding a Net this month.  I hope to have our email issues resolved soon.


John O’

South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group
55 Fogg Rd. Mail-Stop 42
South Weymouth, MA 02190

KD1D Fox is Back On the Air, October 2, 2020

Alan Hicks, KD1D, writes on the NEMass Fox Hunters List at 7:51 PM on October 2, 2020: 

I set the fox loose again Friday afternoon around 5:00 pm in Westford.  It should run all weekend and into Monday.

Some clues:

It is neither ingenuous nor ingenious to say that it is an area named after something that is igneous.

It is in an area with a small rocky stream.

It should  be an easy non-strenuous hunt once you locate the general area.

73 and happy hunting!

Alan KD1D

Satellite Tracking Apps and Info

John Salmi, KB1MGI, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:
-John, KB1MGI

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

ARRL Foundation logo09/29/2020 – Applications for the 2021 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between October 1 and December 31, 2020.All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class.

Applicants should review the scholarship descriptions and check off the ones for which they are eligible. If you complete an online application, you must also email a PDF of academic transcripts from your most recently completed school year by January 11, 2021. Some scholarships require additional documents to be submitted (e.g., letter of recommendation from an officer of an ARRL-affiliated club). Applications not accompanied by transcripts and additional documents, where applicable, will not be considered.

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2021 via USPS mail and email. For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program page.