KY1N List of Volunteer Exam Sessions, 01/16/09

                                 The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations
16 January 2009
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
01/17/09 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
01/19/09 19:00 Richard Strycharz, KD1XPAmherst MA 413-665-2211
01/19/09 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
01/20/09 12:00 Adam Woodbury, K1ADW Bedford MA 781-271-3062
01/20/09 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
01/21/09 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA617-253-3776
01/23/09 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
01/24/09 12:00 Gregory Fitch, KB1EZJ Conway NH 603-356-3875
01/24/09 12:00 + Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
01/28/09 19:00 * Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
01/31/09 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
02/07/09 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
02/08/09 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
02/09/09 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
02/10/09 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
02/11/09 19:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Billerica MA 978-851-2886
02/12/09 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
02/13/09 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT802-878-6454
02/14/09 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
02/14/09 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
02/14/09 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670

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New England Public Service List 01/12/09

Listing public events at which Amateur Radio communications is providing a public service and for which additional volunteers from the Amateur Community are needed and welcome. Please contact the person listed to identify how you may serve and what equipment you may need to bring.

The most up-to-date copy of this list is maintained as

**** Every event listed is looking for communications volunteers ****

Date      Location     Event                       Contact        Tel/Email

Apr 20 Hopkinton MA Boston Marathon Bob K1IW
to Boston MA signup at
Apr 26 Groton MA Groton Road Race Ralph KD1SM
Jul 3 Fitchburg MA Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Ralph KD1SM
Jul 4 Princeton MA Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Ralph KD1SM
Jul 5 Fitchburg MA Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Ralph KD1SM
Jul 25 Devens MA Memory Ride for Alzheimer's Ralph KD1SM

This list is published periodically as demand warrants by Stan KD1LE and Ralph KD1SM. Our usual distribution is via Internet mail to the arrl-nediv-list and ema-arrl distribution lists, and on the World Wide Web. If other mailing list owners wish us to distribute via their lists we will be happy to oblige. Permission is herewith granted to republish this list in its entirety provided credit is given to the authors and the Web address below is included. Send comments, corrections, and updates to:


We make an attempt to confirm entries with the coordinator unless the information is from another published source. We very much appreciate the assistance we have been receiving from our ‘scouts’; everyone is welcome to send us postings.

Refer to for the most recent version of the PSLIST.

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Marconi RC To Operate in Jack Binns Special Event

Binns official sealBob “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV writes:

The Marconi Radio Club (W1AA) will take part in the Jack Binns special event commemorating the first wireless rescue at sea one hundred years ago, with two stations, representing the SS Republic (call sign MKC): W1AA/MKC; and the SS Baltic (call sign BC): W1AA/BC. These stations will operate on the amateur bands on January 23, 2009 from 0001Z to 0400Z and on Jan 24, 2009 from 1200Z to 2000Z. using both SSB and CW. Watch the DX Summit for W1AA/MKC and W1AA/BC spots. Special one-of-a-kind photo QSL cards have been created for each call for the event.

QSL card information for stateside is via W1AA on QRZ.COM with an S.A.S.E. Business sized envelope is okay for QSL cards. DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau.

A certificate is available. Mixed modes are OK. If stateside stations work both the W1AA/MKC and W1AA/BC stations and wish a certificate, please send a large 8 1/2 x 11 inch envelope with $1.50 in stamps on the envelope for stateside return only. Certificates for DX stations via W1AA DIRECT via QRZ.COM address with a large envelope 8 1/2 x 11 inch envelope and sufficient USA postage for 2 oz. of mail to return to their country.

This will be a great event. Please take the time to tune the bands and work us.

Operators will be Henry K1WCC, Tom K1TH, and Whitey K1VV.

Marconi Radio Club  W1AA

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New England Division Cabinet Meeting Notes On-line

New England division logoMeeting notes from the January 10, 2009 New England Division Cabinet Meeting in Springfield, Massachusetts have been posted on-line for your reading pleasure. The bi-annual meetings are held approximately one week before regular ARRL Board of Director meetings to allow Section Managers, Assistant Directors, Advisory Committee members and Affiliated Club Presidents the opportunity to voice their opinions and provide feedback to the Director and Vice Director.




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KA8SCP Appointed As Assistant Section Manager

EMA ARRL logoMike Neilsen, W1MPN has announced the appointement of Terry Stader, KA8SCP as an Assistant Section Manager to liaise with the northern districts.

“Stader will provide additional contact for clubs in Middlesex, Essex, and parts of Norfolk counties,” writes Neilsen. “He will also provide a terrific bridge between my staff and the RACES and MARS communities.”

The appointment is effective January 13, 2009.

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USS Intrepid Museum Ship Tour

USS IntrepidVolunteers of the USS Cassin Young museum ship at the Charlestown Navy Yard are planning a day trip to see the USS Intrepid museum ship in Manhattan, New York on Saturday, February 14, 2009. The cost, including admission is  $89.00.  According to Bob Reiser, AA1M, the group will depart and arrive back at the Charlestown Navy Yard.  Anyone interested is requested to contact AA1M by phone  at 781 272 6219 or email at

–Thanks, QRA News, January 2009

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2009 Boston Marathon — Call For Volunteers

BAA logoThe 2009 Boston Marathon will be on Monday, April 20. Registration for amateur radio volunteers for the has already opened. If you would like to volunteer, follow the instructions on the following website:

Assignments vary greatly and equipment needs will vary with the assignment that you select. Generally, at least a 2M/440 HT is required, with batteries to last the entire day, but please refer to the assignment details or ask the event coordinators (see website address above for names, email addresses and phone numbers). All Boston Marathon volunteers receive a light jacket.


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Cape Ann ARA To Begin General Class Course, 01/28/09

Cape Ann ARA logoThe Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association will hold a General Class license course on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning in January.

The course will start on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30 PM at the CAARA club house on 6 Stanwood Street in Gloucester. It will be open to all non-members as well. The course will be headed by CAARA club President Curtis Wright, AA3JE and Bill Canty, W1OKD.

There will be no cost for this course but attendees are requested to register in advance by e-mailing Dean Burgess, KB1PGH at

“Please spread the word if you know of anyone who is looking to upgrade to General class,” writes Burgess.  “This is a perfect opportunity to do so.”


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Framingham ARA License In A Weekend, March 21-22, 2009

Framingham ARA 75h anniversary logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association announces its License In A Weekend on March 21-22, 2009 in the Danforth Museum, Lexington Street, in Framingham, MA. The $42 fee includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a textbook and the FCC exam fee.

The class schedule is as follows:

– Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

– Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

– FCC Technician license exam on Sunday 2 pm

To reserve a seat, contact Ed Weiss (W1NXC) at  508-881-2301 or email Pre-registration is required, and applications must be received no later than Feb. 21, 2009. (NOTE: there are limited FREE openings for Boy and Girl Scouts.)

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New England Area Flea Markets, Jan. 1, 2009

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2009 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

2009 Contact Source
24 Jan Worcester MA ACM @WPI Odeum @9 free Bob 908 672 2841 W+

31 Jan Chelsea ME AARA @Crystal Falls Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075

14 Feb Marlboro MA AARC @Interm Sch $5@9 +15/T@7 Tim KA1OS 978 333 1715 W

15 Feb Westford MA Radio 40 Antique @Regency $11@8 Cindie ARC 866 371 0512 T

21 Feb Chelsea ME AARA @Crystal Falls Rt17 Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 W+

28 Feb Colchester VT RANV was Milton @Hampton I89x16 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 W+

7 March Feeding Hills MA MTARA @TurnvereinClb Cindy K1ISS 413 568 1175 W+

8 Mar Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitH $6@9+$20/T@7 Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937 W+

21 Mar Pomfret CT ECARA @CommSch Paul KE1LI 860 928 2456 A+

22 March Southington CT SARA @HS $5@8 $20/T@6 Chet KA1ILH 860 628 9346 W+

28 Mar Middletown NY OCARC @Wallkill ComCtr Donald AA2DS 845 342 2056 A+

28 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada $6@8 +8/T Cory N1URA 207 514 0202 +

29 March Framingham MA FARA @KeefeSch $25/T@7:30 Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012

29 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @CommSch Jim NS1E 603 428 7438 A+

11 April Montreal PQ MARC @CanLegion $5@9 $10/T@8 James 514 697 7205 W+

18 Apr Manchester NH NEAntqRC @BingoCtr $10@7:30$3@8:30 Charlie 603 898 4821 F

18 Apr S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion Bryce K1GAX 207 799 1116 A+

19 April Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 F
Third Sunday April thru October

26 April Lindenhurst NY GSBARC Walter KA1RGI 631 957 0218 W

26 April Lagrangeville NY MtBARC @Tymor Pk James K2JIM 845 427 2702 A

1,2 May Deerfield NH NearFest @FG Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 W

9 May Lindenhurst NY GSBARC John W2HCB 631 669 6321 A

9 May Rensselaer NY EGARA Thomas KC2FCP 518 272 1498 A

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Norwood ARC Assists With “Festival Of Lights” Celebration

Norwood ARC logoThe Norwood Amateur Radio Club assisted the Town of Norwood with its annual Festival of Lights celebration on November 30, 2008. Amateurs helped in providing radio communications, hay-ride escort, and most importantly–synchronized tree lighting.

The communications effort was a joint endeavor with the Commonwealth REACT team. According to newsletter editor Barry Devine, K1BPD, “Many of the REACT members are also licensed hams, and several are members of NARC.”

Despite inclement weather, everyone enjoyed the festivities. “We all received a big thank you from Bernie Cooper for helping to make the 2008 Festival of Lights a resounding success.”

–Thanks, K1JMR Newscarrier, December, 2008

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Algonquin ARC Adds Book To Marlborough City Library Collection

Algonquin ARC logoThe Algonquin Amateur Radio Club has voted to augment  the Marlborough City Library’s collection of ARRL library books with the new title, “Hands-on Radio Experiments.” The book has been purchased and will be donated sometime in early 2009. AARC donated the League’s book set consisting of fourteen titles to the library last year. It intends to supplement the collection with a new book each year.

–Thanks, AARC QRZ, December 2008

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Algonquin ARC Flea Market, Feb. 14, 2009

AARC Flea Market photoMark your calendars for the Algonquin ARC Flea Market in Marlborough, MA on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at the Marlborough Intermediate Elementary School, Thresher Drive (off Union Street) or off Bolton Street (Rt. 85).

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Six-foot tables or 10 ft. spaces $15.00 before February 6, 2009; $20.00 later. Tables and spaces include One Admission; Spaces provide own chairs, tables Setup Time: 6:30 a.m.

Information: David “Shack” Haralambou 1-978-333-1715 before 9:00 PM; email: Talk-in: 147.27+ (pl 146.2), 449.925- (pl 88.5)

Grand door prize $200.00 awarded at 11:30 a.m. Must be present to win.

See also:

Photo courtesy K9HI: a recent AARC Flea Market

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Framingham ARA To Operate in ARRL Kid’s Day, Jan. 3, 2009

Framingham ARA 75th anniversary logoMembers of the Framingham Amateur Radio Association will operate in the upcoming ARRL Kid’s Day event on Saturday, January 3, 2009 in the FARA club shack from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

“Bring your kids or grandkids to the FARA radio shack for Kids Day! We have done this before, and it’s good fun both for kids and for adults,” writes Sumner Weisman, W1VIV. “It’s a great way to introduce a kid to Ham Radio. We will put every kid on the air, and they will enjoy talking to other kids,” he adds.

Refreshments will be served. And a colorful certificate, suitable for framing, will be sent to every kid who operates.

Please RSVP to Sumner, W1VIV, at




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MA Hams Respond To Storm Crisis

storm damage, photo courtesy KA1JJM(Dec. 16, 2008) As a major ice storm — accompanied by freezing rains, flooding and strong winds — severely impacted New England on Thursday evening into Friday morning, ARES®, RACES, SKYWARN and MARS operators worked together to respond to calls for assistance from served agencies and to participate in the recovery phase of the storm. As the storm progressed into the weekend, ice accumulations up to 1.5 inches were common throughout a very large area of Western, Central and Northeast Massachusetts, as well as parts of New Hampshire and Maine. [Full story]





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Hams, MARS Operators Participate In “Operation Snow Shoe ’08”

On Friday evening, December 5 and Saturday morning December 6, 2008, Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS)  operators from the Northeast US participated in the  Operation Snow Shoe ’08 exercise. The scenario was a major Nor’easter with 24 inches of snow and heavy ice. The weather results in catastrophic damage and disaster area declarations. Operators from Virginia to Maine to Illinois participated. Multiple communication modes were used including HF voice, military VHF frequencies, Winlink2K, MT63, and phone patches.

A drill objective was to practice station survivability with operations using emergency power and back-up antennas. “Severely austere” conditions of no phone, internet, and commercial power were practiced in some locations.  Message traffic from coastal areas with major damage was passed as far west as Iowa.  Mike Neilsen, W1MPN provided  the point of contact for the MA State EOC for the drill in MA. Reports were also collected from Carl Aveni, N1FY at the SKYWARN desk at NWS Taunton. Reports from Army, Air Force and Navy-Marine Corps MARS members in MA were collected, formatted as “spot reports” and forwarded. This fulfilled another drill objective of sending the disaster assessment reports to provide military and civilian federal response planners with “ground truth” that they may not be receiving from any other source. It was a challenge to co-ordinate the drill around the Skywarn  Recognition day activities!

–Thanks, Phil McNamara, N1XTB

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Larry Coyle, K1QW, Wins November QST Cover Plaque Award

Nov.The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for November is Larry Coyle, K1QW, of Needham, MA, for his article “A Modular Receiver for Exploring the LF/VLF Bands.”

The winner of the QST Cover Plaque award — given to the author or authors of the best article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll Web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the December issue by Wednesday, December 31.

Congratulations, Larry!


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