Correction: Slow Speed Test (SST) Now Friday and Sunday Evenings

Note: This is a time correction to the February 2021 EMA Section News. Normal Date and Times: NEW: 20:00-21:00 UTC Friday;  00:00-01:00 UTC Monday.    The K1USN Radio Club sponsors the one-hour, twice-weekly Slow Speed Test (SST) every Friday and Sunday.  For those who prefer a more leisurely CW pace or are new CW operators this just might be what you are looking for!  Details can be found at <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>.

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WB2OSZ: “Dire Wolf Software” at Waltham ARA Meeting Online, February 24, 2021

Ron Senykoff, KG1T, President, Waltham Amateur Radio Association writes: Please join the Waltham Amateur Radio Association  at 8 PM on February 24, 2021 in welcoming John Langner, WB2OSZ, for a presentation on Dire Wolf APRS Software. John is one of the main developers of Dire Wolf.  In the early days of Amateur Packet Radio and APRS, it was necessary to use an expensive “Terminal Node Controller” (TNC) with specialized hardware. Those days are gone. You can now get better results, at lower cost, by connecting your radio to the “sound card” interface of a computer and using software in place …

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KB1ZFP: “Changes and possibilities for the BARC website,” February 18, 2021

Doc Kinne, KE1ML, writes in the Boston ARC Sparc February, 2021 newsletter: The Boston ARC will be holding a general meeting on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Morgan Johnstone, KB1ZFP, will be highlighting changes and possibilities for the BARC website.  [For Zoom meeting information, email Doc Kinne, KE1ML at ke1ml@arrl.net.]

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Phil Temples, K9HI, Appointed as New England Division Vice Director

09/24/2020 ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Phil Temples, K9HI, of Watertown, Massachusetts, as New England Division Vice Director. He succeeds Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, who was elected earlier this year as ARRL First Vice President. President Roderick made the appointment after consulting with New England Director Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, and the region’s Section Managers. “I want to thank all of those who forwarded their recommendations to Director Hopengarten,” Temples said. “Mike Raisbeck left some big shoes to fill. I look forward to working with Fred, and to advise and assist him with various tasks and board committee assignments. One …

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