W1MGY QRV for Titanic Anniversary, April 11-15, 2021

From the Titanic Marconi Memorial Radio Association Of Cape Cod (W1MGY)  QRZ.com website: The Titanic event for 2021 is fast approaching. We will be operating for more time this year from stations of TMMRACC members. Hopefully CW, SSB & FT8 modes will all be covered. Operating times as operators available: Sunday Apr. 11th 13:30 Zulu (9:30 EDT) – 02:00 Zulu (12TH) (10:00 pm EDT) Monday Apr. 12th 10:00 Zulu (06:00 am EDT) – 02:00 Zulu (13th) (10:00 pm EDT) Tues. Apr. 13th 10:00 Zulu (06:00 am EDT) – 02:00 Zulu (14th) (10:00 pm EDT) Wed. Apr. 14th 10:00 Zulu (06:00 …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed in NE Mass, April 7-12, 2021

Barry Fox, W1HFN,  deployed his hidden transmitter in Northeast Massachusetts on April 7. His fox transmits on 146.565 with a 20-second voice ID every minute.  Barry decided to make it a real puzzler.  The only clue he gave for a location was:  GC1AV7V.  “It should be easy enough in this computer age, but if you get stuck, email me.”  On April 12, Barry wrote, “Retrieved the fox today. The finders were:  Bob, W1FDR; George, K1IG; and Eliot, W1MJ.” He adds, “Watch this spot for more fox hunt adventures!”

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Nantucket ARA Members Show Their Appreciation to Sconset Trust for Use of Sankaty Head Lighthouse

The Nantucket Amateur Radio Association membership recently voted to make a donation to the Sconset Trust in a show of appreciation for allowing the use of the Sankaty Head Lighthouse for last year’s International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. [See: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend on Track for 2020.]   In a March 29, 2021 letter, ‘Sconset Trust’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Grubbs, wrote to NARA Treasurer Greg Cokorinos, K1UH, on behalf of the ‘Sconset Board of Trustees, “Thank you for your 2021 membership contribution … we were pleased to collaborate with NARA for the 2020 International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend last August. …

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net – Monday April 5th, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater Network

Hello to all… The April Eastern Massachusetts ARES section net will be Monday April 5th, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1: http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. For this month’s ARES Net, we will have comments regarding upcoming ARES training, virtual SKYWARN training and an exercise coincident …

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Wellesley ARS “POTA Party,” Winchendon, MA, March 27, 2021

Dan Brown, W1DAN, writes on the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society mailing list:   Who: Anyone interested in amateur radio regardless of experience, license, or equipment What: Parks-On-The-Air (POTA) Activation of Otter River State Forest (Lake Dennison Recreation Area).    Where: Lake Dennison Recreation Area, 219 Baldwinville State Rd, Winchendon, MA 01475 (drive in to the first large parking lot).    When: Saturday March 27, 2021 starting at Noon.    Special Instructions/Notes: Just show up. Bring any radio or other equipment you may want to use, or use my stuff. Sign up for POTA if you plan on logging your own …

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Castle Island K-6876 Activated by KC1NRJ and NW1S

A (Very) Cold Walk in the Park – A POTA Elmer Day with Brendan Baldonado, NW1S, at Castle Island Boston by Gregory Kenley, KC1NRJ (Boston ARC SPARC, March 2021) No, that’s not Banksy with a Yaesu FT-897D. After venting my frustration about getting some decent signals from Antennas at condos in Richmond, VA and North End Boston, Brendan offered to show me the Art of POTA at Castle Island [State Park, K-6876] in Boston. Partly cloudy and a promise of 60+ degrees at peak turned out to be a constant wind of at least 30-35 mph with a real feel …

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KM1CC QRV for International Marconi Day, April 24, 2021

The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club  writes on Facebook:   [The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club – KM1CC] is participating in International Marconi Day, Saturday April 24, 2021. This event is sponsored by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club. “The purpose of the day is for amateur radio enthusiasts from around the world to make contact with historic Marconi sites using communication techniques similar to those used by Marconi himself.”   KM1CC CW operations will be set up at the historic Marconi Station Site – rare grid FN51. SSB ops will be from a home station in Wellfleet also in FN51. …

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“Great Hill Gang” Meets in Weymouth on March 13, 2021

Scott Beers, N1KMX, writes on the W1ATD Marshfield Facebook page:   Tomorrow the “Great Hill Gang” will be getting together once again atop Great Hill in Weymouth, MA. We will be there on Saturday March 13.   Masks and Social Distancing Please!   We don’t have a particular schedule set up for frequencies and times but here are some good possibilities for reaching us:   146.52 FM Simplex (good for talk-in’s if you are trying to find us) 146.67- PL 146.2 (good for talk-in’s if you are trying to find us) 145.39- PL 67.0 (9AM most of us check into …

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Yankee Clipper Contest Club: “WRTC 2022,” March 16, 2022

The Yankee Clipper Contest Club will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 beginning at 6:30 PM ET via Zoom. The social portion of the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.  The topic will be the WRTC 2022 event (“World Radiosport Team Championship”) hosted by Italy. If you are a non-member and wish to attend, contact president@yccc.org for Zoom session information.

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ARRL SSB DX Contest, March 6-7, 2021

from nediv.arrl.org: ARRL SSB DX Contest, March 6-7, 2021 Contest Objective:  To encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations. One contest period is CW-only and one is Phone-only.  Use only the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. W/VE amateurs: Work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible. DX stations: Work as many W/VE stations in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as …

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net – Monday March 1st, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater Network

Hello to all… The March Eastern Massachusetts ARES section net will be Monday March 1st, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1: http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. For this month’s ARES Net, we have a high wind event expected for the area Monday Night into Tuesday Morning …

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Lantern Battery 70cm/2m FM activation, 2/21/21 approx. 7:30 PM

Mike Powell, W1KU, writes on the Algonquin ARC mailing list: After this week’s Sunday net, I plan to operate 70 cm FM (maybe 2 m, too) from my lantern batteries.  I plan to be at my employer’s parking lot at a high point in Hudson (77 Reed Rd), so I’m hoping for decent simplex coverage to the local area. This is an opportunity for club members with technician or above licenses to make LBC contacts (2 points for contacting a member). My goal is also to check my simplex range from this location, so even if you don’t have lantern …

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Eastern MA Hospital Nets

Hello, Covid-19 restrictions are still in place for EOCs, and Amateur Radio Volunteers at Healthcare facilities are still locked out. Although some home stations have been participating in the Nets most home stations are unable to reach multiple repeaters unlike the Hospital Stations. Because of the diminished numbers and results, I am suspending the Eastern MA Hospital Nets until further notice. We are nearing the point in time where a large majority of Hospital HAM Volunteers will be eligible to be vaccinated. Hopefully, once this is completed we will once again be able to man our hospital stations and resume …

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for February – Monday February 1st, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater System

Hello to all… The February Eastern Massachusetts ARES section net will be Monday February 1st, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1: http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. For this month’s ARES Net, given the major winter storm affecting the region, we’d like to ask all stations to …

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Exercise – “Operation Frozen Days” – Saturday 2/6/21 – 1000 AM-1200 PM EDT

The Eastern MA Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) will conduct an exercise in conjunction with the Cape Cod ARES exercise Operation “Frozen Days” on February 6, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 Noon (setup to start at 830-9 AM where needed) to test its capability in establishing communications with stations inside and outside of the section. Operation “Frozen Days” will attempt to build upon the lessons learned from past operational exercises. The exercise scenario involves a series of coastal storms battering Cape Cod and the Islands with winds over 90 MPH over several storms. Eventually, hundreds of thousands of people …

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KC1DKY Foxhunting Activities Highlighted on Wilmington Cable TV

Nick Mollo, KC1DKY, writes:   I recently interjected on a Facebook post on one of the Wilmington groups where they were talking about letterboxing and geocaching and I mentioned fox hunting using radios.  This got picked up by one of the content producers at Wilmington Cable TV.  He contacted me to ask about fox hunting and how it related, and told me he was going to put together a piece on what he called “modern day treasure hunting”.  We set up a Zoom interview, and even my daughter got involved, and he interviewed us.   If you are interested, you …

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Oxbow Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, Devins Activated POTA K-0327, January 17, 2021

Steve Ciavarini, NQ1F, writes on the Wellesley ARS mailing list:   I just returned from activating another POTA, K-0327, at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, in Devens, MA, at the Bill Ashe Visitors Center. Due to Covid-19, the center was closed and not a soul showed up. But it made for an easy first-activation POTA, since the site has easy access to the forest from the parking lot.    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Oxbow/about.html   I worked 20m SSB and CW, for a total of 25 contacts and many P2P contacts. I finally got to work Mike, K8MRD, who is a POTA addict and produces …

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KM1CC On the Air for the 118th Anniversary of the First USA-UK Wireless Transmission, January 18, 2021

The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club, KM1CC, will be on the air on January 18, 2021 to commemorate the 118th anniversary of the very first United States-to-United Kingdom wireless transmission. Check dxsummit.fi for spots/frequencies as well as our KM1CC – Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club Facebook page.   (All times are UTC)   CW 0000-0100 Slow Speed CW 80M & 160M 0100-0400 CW 40M, 80M & 160M 1100-2359 CW 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M & 160M   SSB 0000-0400 SSB 80M. 1300 -1500 SSB 17 or 20M 1500- 2359 SSB 40M, 80M   Note: Operators will switch bands if conditions are …

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Wellesley ARS Members Activate Dighton Rock Park K-2430 for POTA

Steve Ciavarini, NQ1F, writes on the Wellesley ARS mailing list: Rob, WA1UMU,  and I activated our first [Parks On The Air] for 2021, K-2430, Dighton Rock Park, Berkley, MA.  A nice day to get outdoors.  We operated 20m & 40m. Lots of QSB. 15m & 10m dead. Rob did very well with Wolfriver vertical, and I used my homebrew 40m EFHW.   If you are interested in participating POTA, let us know.   73 & Happy New Year,   Steve    

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for January – Monday January 4th, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater System

Hello to all… Happy New Year to all! The January Eastern Massachusetts ARES section net will be Monday January 4th, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1: http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. For this month’s ARES Net, we will review events of the past month and talk …

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