August 2022 – ARRL Eastern Massachusetts (EMA) section news
Visit <https://ema.arrl.org/> for frequent updates to the news
PROJECT BIG E
Project Big E is a 17-day amateur radio exhibit to be held at the 2022 Big E from September 16-October 2, 2022, in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Volunteers from the amateur radio community are still needed. Please help if you can.
New England school students will be making live radio contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station from The BIG E during the week of September 26th – October 1st. The “BIG E Space Chat” is part of a program to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational activities and Amateur Radio learning activities for young people.
NE 2022 HAMXPOSITION – Now only days away!
August 26-28, 2022
The Keynote Speech is from David Minster, ARRL CEO, on Saturday morning at 9 AM – Room: Salon A, E2. Lots of great prizes all weekend, dinners, flea market including Friday, exhibits, and an incredibly strong set of forums.
The Barnstable Amateur Radio Club held an amateur radio demonstration on August 13-14 at the Brooks Park Arts and Crafts Festival in Harwich.
Per Jon N1ILZ, “The event was held Sat-Sun, Aug 13-14, 2022. This event was a “craft fair” at which BARC had a booth for outreach to the public. Club members at the fair demonstrated HF operations on 20-15-10m, answered lots of questions from fair-goers, handed out flyers, and generally had a Really Good Time. Perhaps the highlight of the weekend was a 10-year-old prospective ham, whose mother reports they have always been interested in radio and was fascinated to get a chance to learn all about radio. Sadly, HF conditions meant no live QSO for the young-un, but BARC hopes we’ve snagged a new recruit!”
More details can be found at: https://barnstablearc.org/
ALGONQUIN ARC FEATURED ON CABLE TV SHOW
Algonquin Amateur Radio Club President Ann Weldon, KA1PON, and AARC Emergency Operations Center Liaison Eric Williams, KV1J, were featured on a recent edition of “Marlborough Minute” on cable station WMCT-TV.
Ann and Eric presented a basic overview of Amateur Radio, in addition to describing the club and the club members’ involvement with emergency communications. The video can be viewed at: <https://www.wmct-tv.com/single-post/marlborough-minute-algonquin-amateur-radio-club>.
WHITMAN ARC TO OFFER TECHNICIAN COURSE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1
The Whitman Amateur (Ham) Radio Club is offering an introductory, Technician level course to the public. The course will prepare you with the knowledge to pass the 35-question multiple choice exam offered at the end of the course.
The class will start on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the community room at the Whitman Police Station and run the following Tuesdays and Thursdays until the exam on Thursday, September 29. Although a good idea, one does not have to make all of the classes to participate.
You may visit us at our information booth at the Marshfield Fair or for further information on the course, contact Ross, W1EKG, at 781-447-9104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHITMAN ARC TO STAFF BOOTH AT MARSHFIELD FAIR, AUGUST 19-28
The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a ham radio booth and special events station at the Annual Marshfield Fair August 19-28, 2022, from 1200-2000 ET.
For details, see <https://ema.arrl.org/2022/07/25/annual-marshfield-fair-amateur-radio-exhibit-august-19-28-2022/>.
Section Traffic Manager – Marcia Forde, KW1U
NTS net schedules may be found at:
News concerning NTS activities in the EMA section is updated regularly on our web site: <https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/>
Here is a small teaser from Marcia’s latest July report. Marcia writes: “The next big event of the summer is the Northeast HamXposition on August 26-28 in Marlboro MA. For you traffic handlers and anyone else interested, there will be an “NTS Meet and Greet” on Saturday August 27 at 2:00 pm. We will hold this in conjunction with the New England Emergency and Public Service group headed by Cory Golob, KU1U. Come meet with others involved in traffic handling and emergency communications and find out what has been going on in the various sections of New England and beyond.”
Read Marcia’s full July report at: https://ema.arrl.org/massachusetts-traffic-report-for-july-2022/
Section Emergency Coordinator – Rob Macedo KD1CY
ARES Net Schedules may be found at: https://ema.arrl.org/ares/ares-net-schedule/
News concerning ARES and Emergency Communications in the EMA section is updated regularly on our web site: <https://ema.arrl.org/ares/>.
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION LINKS
Eastern Massachusetts Section website: <https://ema.arrl.org/>
New England Division website: <https://nediv.arrl.org/>
Section Speaker List: <https://ema.arrl.org/eastern-ma-club-speakers-list/>
To join EMA ARES visit: <https://secure.ema.arrl.org/qilan/ares/EMA/ARES_about>
See you at the HamXposition in Marlborough. https://hamxposition.org/
Until next month.
The EMA monthly section news is jointly produced by Jon N1ILZ, Assistant Section Manager, Phil K9HI, Assistant Section Manager, and Tom K1TW, Section Manager.
ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW