Massachusetts RACES Nets – Monday 7/11/22 for HF, Region 2D VHF, NBEMS & Winlink – Times and Details Below

AB1PH-Don Rolph writes:

For July , the first Monday is July 4. Therefore the MEMA net will be held on the second Monday July 11, and this will be the date for the MEMA RACES nets.

The Races nets will be held on Mon July 11 at:

The HF net will start at 6:45 PM EDT: using the following frequency plan:

We will start at 3930 KHz moving up to 3955 KHz until there is a clear frequency,

Marc Stern WA1R will be net control.
Region 2D VHF net:

7:30 PM EDT VHF net on 146.865 MHz PL 103.5 (Sharon Repeater)

We will have a general call up of any RACES, ARES, or other interested stations. If there is time, we will have a simplex test.

Jeff Marden N1JCM will be net control.

7:00 PM EDT

Dial Frequency: 3584.5 MHx
Center Frequency: 1500 Hz
Initial mode: THOR22

We will have checkins,followed by an ICS-213 format message using FLMSG.
Don Rolph AB1PH will be net control.
Winlink Net:

To participate:
– create a checkin form using the Winlink standard checkin form
– send via winlink after 6 AM EDT Mon. July 11 and before 0000 EDT July 12 (any mode, but include mode in checkin form) to AB1PH
– Tues I will create the checkin report and send to all of you

We look forward to you checking in to any or all nets!

Don Rolph

KD1D RF Fox is out again, July 8, 2022

Alan Hicks, KD1D, writes on the NEMassFoxHunters list on July 8, 2022 at 3:54 PM:

The KD1D Fox transmitter is hidden off of one of the trails near Kennedy Pond in Westford, MA.  More information on the sits can be found at:

 There is a parking area at the end of Trailside Way.  You may find it easier to start from the other parking area near the end of Texas Road or to park on Vine Brook Road away from the cul de sac and walk in to the left of the dirt road barrier.  There is an unofficial “No Trespassing” sign (MA law requires the name and address of the owner), but the land immediately to the left of the gate is Westford Conservation Land open to all.  Be polite and don’t park in the circle if you choose this route.   

The fox transmits on 146.565 MHz FM for about 25 seconds repeating once a minute.  It was set loose around 15:00 EDDT on Friday July 8 and will be retrieved sometime after noon on Monday, July 11. 

If you need a hint, email me at

Happy Hunting and 73 from KD1D

W1MJ Fox Deployment, Burlington Landlocked Forest, July 9-10, 2022

Eliot Mayer, W1MJ writes on the NEMassFoxHunters list:

My dog Noah and I plan to deploy our fox for the weekend in Burlington Landlocked Forest.  Per Google Maps, the parking area is only 22 minutes from Westford and 17 minutes from Waltham.

Fox details:

  • Callsign:  W1MJ
  • Start & End Times:  Sat July 9 at 10:00 AM  –  Sun July 10 at 5:00 PM
  • Frequency:  147.54 MHz
  • Suggested Starting Point: Burlington Landlocked Forest Trailhead, close to 43 Turning Mill Rd, Lexington, MA.  Lot is under the power lines, close to the Grimes Rd intersection.
  • Directions from Google Maps:

73 DE W1MJ

ARRL Foundation Announces 2022 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

ARRL Foundation logoThe ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has approved the recipients of the 2022 ARRL Foundation Scholarships as recommended by the Scholarship Committee. Foundation Scholarships totaling $921,250 will be awarded to 139 deserving radio amateurs pursuing higher education. Individual scholarship awards range from $500 to $25,000. Several young radio amateur recipients reside in Eastern Massachusetts:


The East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS) Scholarships, $2,500 each:

  • Julie Knappik, KB1YTT, of Raynham, Massachusetts
  • Matthew MacKenzie, KC1PXL, of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

The FEMARA Scholarships, $2,000 each:

  • Simon Schwartz, KC1PYK, of Newton, Massachusetts
  • Megan Wagner, KC1FGH, of Westford, Massachusetts

The New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) Scholarship, $1,500:

  • Yettive Crestohl, K1TG, of Marblehead, Massachusetts

A full list of scholarship recipients can be viewed at <>.

Congratulations to all the recipients, and best wishes for success in their higher educational pursuits.

NSRA Public Service Request for Help, July 2022

Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF, writes on the North Shore RA mailing list:
I hope everyone had a great Holiday Weekend.  Now that it is over it is time to get back to Public Service.
NSRA has 2 events that need your help this month!!
July 17th: Reid’s Ride – Bike ride from Lynnfield High school to Gloucester Stage Fort Park – 7″30 am to 1 pm ish
July 23rd: Blackburn Challenge – Cape Ann Rowing Race around Cape Ann – 7 am – 3 pm
If you want to help with either of both of these events, please email me at:
I plan to do my assignments during the week before the events.
Thanks in advance, WE CAN”T do it without your help.
Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF
North Shore Radio Association – Public Service Coordinator

W1HFN Fox Deployed, Littleton, July 5, 2022

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the NEMassFoxHunters list on July 5, 2022 at 2:01 PM:

The W1HFN Fox has been deployed. Dig out your old Latin textbook and go to “hymenoptera apidae bombini” park in Littleton. Frequency is 146.565 with a 20 second voice ID every 60 seconds. Batteries should last until the weekend (I hope). Please sign the log when you find it.

TNX / 73,

Barry – W1HFN

Donna Halper: “The History of Radio in New England” at Billerica ARS Meeting Online, July 6, 2022

Billerica ARS logoNext BARS Zoom meeting:  July 6 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

“The History of Radio in New England” by Donna Halper

Historian and radio personality Donna Halper will join us to describe the early days of radio in New England, from its modest beginnings to what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Donna was born here in Massachusetts and began working in the broadcasting field in 1968 as a DJ and music director. In 1974, while at WMMS in Cleveland she “discovered” the progressive rock band Rush. She has written several books, including the first book-length study devoted to the history of women in American broadcasting, Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting. She also has taught college-level courses in broadcasting, media criticism, media history and radio programming and has a PhD from UMass Amherst.

[For Zoom conference details, email Bruce Anderson, W1LUS, at w1lus -at- hotmail -dot- com.]