KM1CC Marconi Birthday Special Event Operation, April 26-27, 2019

Bill Kretschmer, N2KNL, writes on Facebook: Hello fellow KM1CC friends: We are seven weeks away from the next Marconi radio event celebrating Guglielmo Marconi’s birthday, April 25, 1874. The event will be held at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Station, Eastham, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Visiting hours are 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Operating hours are Sat. 0000 UTC thru 2359 UTC. (8:00 PM Friday until 8:00 PM Saturday). Proposed Operating Frequencies are. 80M …3.660-3.860 SSB / 3.535 CW 40M …7.130-7.260 SSB / 7.035 CW 30M …10.110 CW 20M …14.260 SSB / 14.035 CW 17M …18.160 SSB …

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Gloucester 440 Repeater on Wolf Pack Network

Brian Gudzevich, WO1VES, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:   I am happy to announce that I have the long awaited link from the Gloucester 443.700 Fusion repeater to the Wolf Pack Network up and running.  This network currently features four repeaters that are either part time or full time linked.  This includes:   Stoneham 147.075 Gloucester 443.700 Farmington NH 147.240 Methuen 443.825   There is also a YSF Reflector available for use with hotspots.  You can connect your hotspot to “US WolfDen”.  Echolink works as well; you can connect to “WO1VES-R”.   Note, this link is still …

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W1BSA Special Event Operation, USS Massachusetts, Fall River, April 27, 2019

Uncommon Service to Nautical Radio  will host a special event operation W1BSA aboard the USS Massachusetts in Fall River, on Apr 27, 2019 from 1000-1600 ET.  Look for W1BSA on 14.259 and 7.259. “The Scouts stay overnight on the ship Friday and on Saturday nights,” writes Rick Emord, KB1TEE.  “We have been doing this event since 2015 and have tried to showcase Amateur Radio.” Rick adds, “we have put some of the Scouts on the air and we look forward to seeing them and other visitors to Battleship Cove.” Stations may QSL via USTNR c/o Rick Emord, 135 Wareham St., …

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NN1C Featured on Newsline: “Young Contesters of Team Exuberance Live Up to Their Name”

Newton teen Marty Sullaway, NN1C, was featured in the March 1, 2019 Amateur Radio Newsline broadcast in a segment entitled, “YOUNG CONTESTERS OF TEAM EXUBERANCE LIVE UP TO THEIR NAME.” He’s interviewed by the anchor about a group of youths working together as a multi-operator contest team for CQ WPX later this month.  Marty was also mentioned for the lead-in to the next story announcing nominations for the 2019 Young Ham Of The Year Award: NEIL/ANCHOR: A team of young hams is being assembled for the CQ Worldwide WPX contest March 30th and 31st. Co-leader Marty Sullaway, NN1C tells how …

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WRTC 2018 Movie Now Available Online

The official 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship documentary is now available for viewing online at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwf-2f0cbjk&t=807s>. It is narrated in German and contains English captions. You’ll want to download this and show at a future club meeting. “Many thanks to DM6WAN and his team for producing this beautiful piece of documentation of an unforgettable event,” writes WRTC 2018 President Chrisian Janen, DL1MGB.

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March 2, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net

Hello Everyone, Net Control for the March 2,2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH, The South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club . The net will commence at the usual time of 10:AM using the following repeaters in the order listed. 1. Attleboro 147.195 Mhz tone 127.3 2. Boston 145.230 Mhz tone encode 88.5 decode 100.0 3. Plymouth 146.685 Mhz tone 131.8 4. Simplex 147.42 Mhz The Net will then return to the Attleboro Repeater for final comments and Net closing. NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in please use the …

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YCCC Members QRV for ARRL DX CW Contest Weekend

Several Yankee Clipper Contest Club members plan to operate from DX locations in the upcoming ARRL DX CW Contest February 16-17. YCCC president Dennis Egan, W1UE, of Marlborough, writes he will be on Roatan Island  (off the coast of Honduras).  “If you need HR on any bands, let me know.  I’ll also be doing some 60-meter operation, SSB only on the same frequency slots as the USA. For the contest, I’ll either be W1UE/HR9 or HQ9X.  Haven’t got the authorization for the special call yet.” Dennis adds he’ll also be on Roatan for the  CQWW 160M SSB contest the following …

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Vermont QSO Party, February 2-3, 2019

Joe Vanat, Jr., K1VMT, writes on the YCCC reflector: The 61st Vermont QSO Party will take place during the first full weekend of February 2019.  It will begin at 0000 UTC Saturday February 2 and will end at 2400 UTC Sunday February 3.  Details and rules are at http://www.ranv.org/vtqso.html . To my knowledge, all counties will be active. I’m told there will be rovers in northern counties on Saturday.  Also, an Essex County operator might be on 6- and 2 meters if rotors turn. It’s only -11F this morning, hi. FT8 operators will be on. (Check for the special rules that apply.) …

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WCC ARA Celebrates RCA Centennial

The WCC Amateur Radio Association (WA1WCC) in Chatham will celebrate the centennial of the Radio Corporation of America throughout 2019. According to the organization’s web site, RCA was incorporated on October 17, 1919.   “In November 1919, RCA acquired the assets of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, which then ceased doing business in the US. At the outset, RCA consisted of only five radio stations, in various stages of completion, and Chatham was one of them. Chatham would later become RCA’s flagship coastal station WCC, known as “Marine Radio Central”. WA1WCC is commemorating the founding of RCA in a year-long celebration. Watch for …

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AA1M, W1USN QRV from Costa Rica, February 2-13, 2019

Quannapowitt Radio Association members Bob Reiser, AA1M, and Mike Rioux, W1USN, will be making their annual mini-dxpedition this year to Costa Rica. Their trip begins on February 2; they return home on the 13th. Bob and Mike expect to use all HF bands on SSB, CW and digital with “some trials on the AMSAT satellites.” Last year, the two discovered they could operate simultaneously using FT8 because the timing for transmit and receive are the same. AA1M and W1USN will be on the lookout for calls from QRA members. They indicate skeds can be arranged via email while they are in TI-land. —Thanks, …

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MMRA To Present K3LR Contest University, January 16, 2018

Well known contester Tim Duffy, K3LR, will present Contest University via Skype at the Minuteman Repeater Association meeting on January 16 at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle,  Natick. Duffy is a well know contester and the owner of the multi-multi contest superstation K3LR. He will discuss the following topics, followed by a Q&A session: What is a contest? What do you need to get started at contesting? Where can you find resources to help you be a contester What are the benefits of contesting? The workshop is intended for hams  who …

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KM1CC QRV for Marconi’s First Transatlantic Wireless Message Anniversary, January 18-19, 2019

Bill Kretschmer, N2KNL, writes: On January 18, 1903, young inventor Guglielmo Marconi made communication history by sending the first public transatlantic wireless message from his station on the South Wellfleet bluffs to Poldhu, Great Britain. The KM1CC Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club operators will talk to hams around the world on January 18-19, 2019 beginning at 1000 Eastern Time (1500 GMT). Instead of operating at the Coast Guard Station in Eastham this month, we will operate from Russ Apgar’s home, K1RTA, in Wellfleet, MA, at 285 Old Wharf Road off U.S. Route 6 across the street from the original Marconi Site. …

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Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) Winter Field Day and STEM Event at New England Sci-Tech – Saturday 1/26/19 – 2-10 PM EST

Area radio clubs are invited to join us for Winter Field Day in Natick. Open to the public Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 2-10 pm. Pot Luck Dinner, Ham Radio Event, Yard Sale, Maker Activities, Planetarium Shows, Guest Speaker, Movie Night, all in one event! Hosted by the youth members of Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) and by New England Amateur Radio (NEAR). Held at New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA.  See website for a list of the major items in the yard sale.   Many thanks. Let me know if you need any other information that is not already evident from the …

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Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday January 5th, 2019 at 1000 AM

Good Morning Everyone, Net Control for the January 5, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH the South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club. The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters in the order listed. 1. Plymouth 146.685 Tone 131.8 2. Boston 145.230 Tone Encode 88.5 Tone Decode 100.0 3. Norwood 147.210 Tone 100.0 4. Simplex 147.42 The Net will then return to the Plymouth Repeater for final comments and Net closing. NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard …

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Fessenden Commemorative Transmission Set for Christmas Eve

From the ARRL Letter, December 20, 2018: As he’s done in years past, Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, of Forest, Virginia, will commemorate what may have been the first radio broadcast [from Brant Rock, Massachusetts] to include speech and music by experimenter Reginald Fessenden on Christmas Eve 1906. Justin will fire up his vintage-style transmitter operating on 486 kHz under Experimental license WI2XLQ to mark the 112th anniversary of Fessenden’s accomplishment. Justin will begin his transmission on December 24 at 1700 UTC and continue until December 26 at 1659 UTC. [Full story] See also: Fessenden’s Christmas Eve Broadcast

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Countdown to Third Annual AM Rally Has Begun

Townsend amateur Steve Cloutier, WA1QIX, and others are spearheading the third annual AM Rally in February. The event is sponsored by Radio Engineering Associates (REA), in cooperation with ARRL. From the ARRL Hq. web site: The third annual AM Rally is on the near horizon — just about 6 weeks away — getting under way at 0000 UTC on February 2 and continuing until 0700 UTC on February 4. The event aims to encourage the use of AM on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meters while highlighting the various types of AM equipment in use today. The event is open to …

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KC1DKY Fox Deployed, Billerica, December 14, 2018

Nick Mello, KC1DKY writes on the fox-hunting list on December 14, 2018 at 1:37 PM: The KC1DKY fox is hiding in Billerica on conservation land.  Fox is on 146.565 MHz.  Send a DTMF of 1 to activate the fox.  If the fox does not seem to be responding, send a couple DTMF # and then a 1 to possibly whack it back into shape.  The fox will signal for 30 seconds and be silent for 15 sec, and repeat for 15 minutes.  The fox is located around a third of a mile from the trail head and about 20 ft …

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N1SV QRV on 630 Meters for the Weekend

Les Peters, N1SV, in Townsend, MA writes: Finally got my 160m inverted-L loaded up on 474.2 kHz using the variometer and impedance transformer I built.  I can only get about 1 mw out of my K3S so real QRPP!  So far only W1XP hears my flea signal (-20 SNR) but I’m hoping for more reports after dusk.  I’ll keep the signal on both Friday and Saturday nights and would appreciate any reports.

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