USS Salem, Call for Volunteers 04/17/04

USS Salem ARC QSL card“JC” Cunningham, W1AI, writes:

Saturday’s training went well. Thanks to Pi and all who attended!

The timing was great, because we are expecting 205 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend! If I can get 4-6 volunteers, we will run the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF/IRLP Demos concurrently in two different parts of the ship. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (4/17/04). (All volunteers should be prepared to arrive no later than 2:45 to assist with setup.)

I’m hoping for a mix of seasoned and new volunteers. Last Saturday’s training session is not a prerequisite; our versatile volunteers can also train on the fly.

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will be there!

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator

(short call, long title)

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USS Salem, Call For Volunteers April 3, 2004

USS Salem ARC QSL cardWA1I writes on K1USN-list:

Last Saturday with the scouts was a great success. Thanks to all who helped!

We will have approximately 56 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend. I am looking for 4-5 volunteers to handle both the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF Demos. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (4/03/04).

No prior experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes!

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will help!

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
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USS Salem, Call For Volunteers, March 27, 2004

USS Salem ARC QSL cardWA1I writes on CEMARC-list:

Last Saturday with the scouts was a great success. Thanks to all who helped!

We will have approximately 68 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend. I am looking for 4-5 volunteers to handle both the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF Demos. All activities are from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday (3/27/04).

We have already arranged an IRLP sched with McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which is always popular with both the scouts and the operators.

No prior experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes!

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will help!

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K1USN Volunteers Needed 3/20/2004

USS Salem ARC QSL card“JC” Cunningham, W1AI writes:

Modifications are being made to the ship (adding fire alarm switches, etc.) so that scouts will be allowed to sleep overnight again soon. Meanwhile, participation in the scouting program remains relatively low.

We will have 41 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend, so the organizers have requested that we only have one activity. We will be doing a combination of Intro to Amateur Radio and HF & VHF Demos in Radio 5 between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

I currently have 2 volunteers who have signed up. It would be really nice to have one more volunteer, so that we can have the VHF station and both HF stations operating. No experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes! Please email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you can be there!

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
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Ham Radio Demo Volunteers Needed, January 10, 2004

USS Salem ARCW1AI writes:

“The USS Salem will be hosting its first group of scouts for 2004 on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. I need 4+ volunteers so we can do the Morse code presentations and Radio 5 demos. Your help is needed, whether or not you have previous experience. We can show you everything you need to know.

I have to let the USS Salem know whether we have enough volunteers, so please let me know ASAP whether I can count you in! The only other weekend in January that the USS Salem has scouts scheduled is 1/31.

I am also still seeking a replacement volunteer coordinator. Please let me know if you might be interested.”

Thanks,

JC, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator
W1AI@hamtestonline.com

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U.S.S. Salem RC On For FISTS “Coast-to-Coast” Operating Event

straight keyPi, K1RV wrote:

Hello to all other FISTS Club stations!

As stated before, the USS Salem Radio Club – K1USN (FISTS # 9239) plans to be active all day on Sunday September 14th from onboard the USS Salem. We are planning to operate several stations and will be using a variety of straight keys, paddles and bugs during the day. We intend to also fire up some of the USS Salem vintage radio gear on 7058 (±)! We hope to have lots of members participate onboard.We are hoping to have some good participation from other Clubs as well. We are fortunate to have K1VV – Whitey as one of our USS Salem members. He has recently been putting together some fantastic video CD and DVD presentations. He has done them for the Marconi 100th Anniversary event ( KM1CC ), New England Steam and Wireless Museum ( Rhode Island ), W1NZR Field Day ( Ft. Burnside, RI ) and has just completed a presentation about the recent International Lighthouse Weekend activities at N1P ( Ned’s Point ) and N1L ( Boston ) Lighthouses.

These are SUPER for promoting Ham Radio to the general public as well as for presentations at Club meetings. He is now working on a video presentation focusing on FISTS and the C2C weekend! He will be onboard the USS Salem taking photos and conducting interviews. He has requested that all of the participating FISTS Club stations send him two photos ( only two because his dial-up server will be swamped! ) accompanied by the names/callsigns of those in the photos. You could also send a brief summary of comments and highlights from your operation. Whitey’s e-mail address is k1vv@tmlp.com

If you have anything additional to send such as more photos, etc. please send them via snail mail to his Callbook address.

The final product video CD should be something that will be a useful and valuable resource for FISTS. I’ve already spoken with Nancy-WZ8C and she will get the first copy. We discussed having her get someone from FISTS to work with her to make additional copies to distribute to FISTS Clubs and individual members. This FISTS Promotional video can be distributed freely and copied by FISTS members making sure to give artistic credit to K1VV!

In light of the recent WARC regulation changes regarding elimination of the Morse requirement; we FISTS members need to do our part to find a new way to attract people to WANT to use CW and carry on the legacy.

73, Pi – K1RV FISTS # 7012

k1rv@hamtestonline.com

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YOUTH NET GOES ON-THE-AIR

– – – – – Please pass this information on. – – – – – – –

The CEMARC Group has concluded arrangements for the start of a YOUTH NET.

The YOUTH NET will air starting Sunday, November 10th at 7:00pm. This net will be a directed net, with a Teen Net Control Operater, strictly for youth\’s up to Grade 12. Subject matter will be at the descreation of the net attendee\’s. All young operators are welcome.

NO ADULTS WILL BE ALLOWED *

The Minute Man Repeater Association, through Kevin Paetzold, k1kwp, has graciuosly made available their linked system to air this net, and will have control operator\’s monitoring. In addition, Ann Weldon, ka1pon, a mother, grandmother, Club President, and school teacher, has agreed to act as a mentor and help to coordinate this net.

What can you and I do? First, talk up the net start. Then, advise all youth that you are aware of to try connecting to one or more of the MMRA repeaters before the net start, to see which repeater is best for them from their QTH. Help them decide if you can. Check MMRA web site for list of repeaters.

The future of amateur radio, and our clubs depends on the young operaters. Their future in continuing in the hobby depends on us. Let\’s not fail them, our ourselves.

(*) While no adults will be recognised during the Net, parents who desire to sign on their child, under their control, using their call, may do so. However, once the Net starts, no adults will be recognised, only the child who was checked in.

Please direct any questions to:
Frank Murphy – N1DHW (n1dhw@arrl.net) or
Ann Weldon – KA1PON (aweldon@aol.com) or
Kevin Paetzold -K1KWP (k1kwp@arrl.net)

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Boston ARC to Host JOTA Event Oct. 19

Hams are asked to please monitor the Boston Repeater, 145.230 MHz, minus offset, PL =88.5 on this coming Saturday, October 19 starting at 0900 hours.

BARC is hosting a Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event at the Bare Cove Fire Museum, 19 Fort Hill Ave., Hingham MA. We plan on operating two HF stations and one VHF/UHF station, using the club call sign, W1BOS.

Some Boy and Girl Scouts may be calling on the Boston Repeater during JOTA using W1BOS. It would be great if hams would reply and have a QSO with them.

Thank you all very much for your help on this.

Arthur N1NHZ, 73
formerly Troop 45 BSA, Mineola NY

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Youth Net

CEMARCWhat’s going on:

It began with a simple request from John Newell, kb1fpm,the father of a son that was a new ham, looking for a net strictly for young operators… The request was picked up by a CEMARC delegate, Roger, kB1XKB, posted to the CEMARC list, went through several replies, and other discussions direct. All comments were positive, and all agreed that a net was needed that encouraged our young operators to get on the air. We had, but don’t now have, an active YOUTH NET, in Eastern Mass. We had both 2 meter and HF nets that went silent as the Net Control operators grew up and went their own way.

As it stands now, the MMRA have agreed to provide a linked system for the Youth Net, a trained YOUNG net control operator and a Repeater Control operator to get it started, and Ann Weldon, ka1pon, has agreed to mentor, help organize, and get the net on the air.

What is needed now from your clubs, is a campaign to reach all of the young operators you know of, both in the club and friends and relatives of members, to determine the best time to conduct a Youth Net. Please put this request in your club newsletters, mail lists, and make it a topic on all club on-air nets. Have parents and young people forward their suggested day/time comments to either AnnWeldon@aol.com or n1dhw@arrl.net as soon as possible.

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Translate “Sales Leads” Into Prospective Hams!

Hello to all,

I am Trustee for the USS Salem Radio Club – K1USN in Quincy, Ma. This e-mail is being sent to as many Ham Clubs as possible from listings on the ARRL web site. We would like to try to enlist help from the Ham community with our efforts to encourage newcomers to our great hobby.

During the past year, we have hosted 6150 Scouts as part of our onboard Overnight Scouting Program. These Scouts have come from throughout the entire New England area plus NY, NJ and PA. We even hosted 14 Scouts from the UK back in January! Part of their 24 hours onboard the USS Salem is spent being introduced to Ham Radio and Morse Code. We have two complete HF stations and a VHF/UHF station in Radio Room 5 which are part of our demonstrations onboard. Most Scouts have an opportunity to make a contact on the air and have often gotten to speak with our good friend KE6ZYK – Mike at Mc Murdo Station, Antarctica! The Scouts also receive K1USN QSL cards, Official Radioman wallet cards, ARRL literature including QST magazines and most importantly- AN INTEREST IN AMATEUR RADIO!!

We need your assistance to help us transform these 6000 + “Sales Leads” into prospective Hams! We need to compile an accurate list of Clubs throughout this area that would be willing to give additional onsite demonstrations and offer License Classes.

Please feel free to pass this e-mail along to people from any other Ham Clubs throughout the Northeast that might be willing to assist these youngsters . Remember- The future of Amateur Radio is in the hands of EVERY Ham!

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