Tom Walsh, K1TW, to be Honored at New England Sci-Tech in Natick, January 27, 2024

Tom Walsh, K1TWFormer Eastern Massachusetts Section Manager Tom Walsh, K1TW, will be honored at an awards ceremony at New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle, Natick, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 27, 2024 shortly after 12 noon.   The public is invited.

A four-term Section Manager, Tom was elected to the position in January, 2015, succeeding Phil Temples, K9HI.  He currently serves as an Assistant Section Manager.  Tom wrote regular section news columns, successfully grew the local field organization, and brightened many a club meeting and field day event with his cheerful presence and demeanor.

New England Division Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, will award a plaque on behalf of  Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC. Current Section Manager Jon McCombie, N1ILZ, is expected to attend. 

“I’m proud to honor my colleague and best friend to commemorate a long and successful run as a leader in the amateur radio community,” said Phil Temples, K9HI. “More than anyone, I can appreciate the time and effort Tom invested in doing the job right.”

The award is but one of several activities planned that day at New England Sci Tech, the popular STEM / Maker space organization.   Also on the schedule will be public tours, maker activities, a “yard sale,” a StratoScience Workshop, and a Planetarium Show.  Guest Speaker Joe Barnard, a popular YouTuber and a founder of, which develops model rocketry components aimed at closely matching the pace of advancement in the space-launch industry, will be a special guest in a Zoom talk that afternoon.

New England Sci-Tech’s amateur radio club, STARS, will set up an outdoor station and compete in the national Winter Field Day (WFD) event.  Marv Turner, WØMET, President of the Winter Field Day Association, is expected to attend the festivities at New England Sci-Tech and observe the WFD operation.

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