PART Winter Field Day Wrap-up

Brian McCaffrey, W1BP, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list: Thank you to everyone that helped make our Winter Field Day a success. Alan’s sign-in log indicates 12 attendees. On Friday, George and Alan helped get Bob’s 80m OCF antenna and tent up. On Saturday, Niece, Alan and George helped get the station running. Bob, W1FDR spent at least 4 hours at the mic getting phone QSOs over the two days. Andy and John worked CW in the evening. Alan and John did an awesome job serving as WSC attendants to fulfill our obligation to have a WSC member …

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Algonquin ARC Meets February 6, 2020

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will meet on Thursday, February 6, 2020–a week earlier than normal–due to the flea market occurring the following week on February 15. The club’s flea market will be discussed. Also, there may be a speaker (to be determined). AARC meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the library of the 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, 25 Union Avenue. Use Door #1 at rear of building.

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Waltham ARA Meets January 29, 2020

The Waltham Amateur Radio Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 PM on January 29, 2020 at the New York Life building, 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA.  Directions: From beautiful downtown Waltham, stay on Main St. where it forks right onto Route 117. Jones Rd. is the 2nd left after the bridge over Route 128/95. New York Life is a six story office building at the end of Jones Rd. Turn right immediately before the building into the main parking lot. If nobody is at the door to let you in, knock on the conference room window to the …

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Norwood ARC Meets January 23, 2020

The Norwood Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting on January 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM in the Norwood Civic Center’s Willett Room, 165 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062.  The Civic Center is handicapped accessible, and ample free parking is available. All regular club meetings are open to the public, and guests are always welcome. Talk-in to the regular club meetings is available on the W1JLI Club Repeater 147.210 (PL 100.0) up to the start of the meeting.

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Wellesley ARS Web Page Now on ema.arrl.org

New Affiliated Club Service Offered: Your Club on the Web: “We understand it’s difficult to recruit and retain a webmaster for your club. In fact, some clubs’ web sites have fallen into disrepair.  That’s why we’re excited to offer this new service to ARRL affiliated clubs—a hosted page on the EMA ARRL web site. The address is of the form, https://ema.arrl.org/<Your Club Name>. The pages would be maintained by our webmaster, with input from your club officers.” We’re pleased to announce the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society has accepted this service for its web presence. To view their new site, visit <https://ema.arrl.org/wars>.

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PART of Westford Winter Field Day, January 25-26, 2020

Brian McCaffrey, W1BP, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list: Winter Field Day is here! WFD will be held at the Westford Sportsmen’s Club on starting at 2 PM on 25 January and running until 2 PM on Sunday, 26 January. We will begin setup on Friday, 24 January. We will be operating one station outdoors in a heated tent. We can operate any mode except FT8. It will be operator’s preference the mode and band for the time you operate. We need volunteers to help with the following: – Setup on Friday and Saturday – Operating starting at 2 PM …

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Pilgrim Amateur Wireless Association Meets January 17, 2020

The Pilgrim Amateur Wireless Association will hold its next business meeting on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Margaret Stone Conference Room, Morton Hospital, 88 Washington Street, Taunton.  Raffle tickets go on sale at 6:30 PM. We will have discussions on new events, activities, and new ideas you may have along with items for sale by club members and new radio gear you may have. Stop by to see what we have planned for the new year. New members are always welcome.  Check in for talk-ins along the way. You can find us on our club repeaters:  147.135 …

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Nashoba Valley ARC Meets January 16, 2020

Bruce Blaine, K1BG, writes: The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club’s January meeting is Thursday, January 16th at 7:30 PM at the Pepperell Community Center (in Pepperell).  This month’s program will feature “Homebrew Night.” Come in and show off what you’ve been working on over the past year. No project is too small—or too large. If your project is physically too big, don’t fret. Bring along some pictures, JPEG files, or anything else. We’ll find a way to project or display graphics. homebrew, kits, restoration, innovative solutions. Come. Brag. Converse. Have coffee. This is one of the best “social” meetings of …

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NU Wireless Club Meets January 16, 2020

From the NU Wireless Club mailing list, January 13, 2020: Welcome back to all of our returning members and new members. After a short winter break, NU Wireless Club is starting back up for the Spring semester. We plan on having bi-weekly general meetings, ham nets, workshops, and project groups. Our first meeting is this Thursday, January 16th. We will be introducing new members to the club and talking about the upcoming semester. Come join us for pizza and refreshments. Hope to see all of you there! Our first ham net will be held Monday at 8:00 pm by our resident ham guru, …

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Mystic Valley ARG Meets January 19, 2020

  Nick Magliano, KC1MA, writes on January 18, 2020 at 3:42 PM:   The meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, January 19 has been CANCELLED out of concern for safe travel and a storm too close to call.  Nick Magliano, KC1MA writes: The December meeting of the Mystic Valley Amateur Radio Group will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2019 @ 9 AM. The meeting location will be the Milton Auxiliary Fire Dept. Station, 2nd floor, 509 Canton Avenue, Milton. The building is a little beyond the gazebo to the right of the Milton Fire Headquarters where we’ve held our Field …

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W1SEX: “Heath History, the GI Bill, and Economics of Restoration” at Minuteman RA, January 15, 2020

The Minuteman Repeater Association meeting will feature a presentation by Paul Topolski, W1SEX, entitled, “Heath History, the GI Bill, and Economics of Restoration” on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM.  MMRA meets this month in the Leominster Emergency Management Agency Amphitheater, 37 Carter Street, in Leominster, MA 01453.  Directions “Heath Company was a major player in the electronics industry with hundreds of Heathkit products that educated customers and provided the satisfaction of building and enjoying their own equipment. Heath started with aircraft and transitioned to electronics with test equipment after World War II. Heath added HiFi and ham radio …

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N1CPE: “Today’s MARS” at Wellesley ARS, January 21, 2020

The Wellesley Amateur Radio Society will meet on January 21, 2020. Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, will present on “Today’s MARS.”   “MARS or ‘Military Auxiliary Radio System’ has changed dramatically since its creation in 1925. Army and Air Force MARS members support a very different mission than you may have heard of before 2010. Every day, MARS members are operating mixed mode voice/data nets using encrypted communications in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) mission to provide situational awareness to DoD planners, in the event of a ‘very bad day’ scenario.  Learn about MARS, and how all Amateurs can support this …

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KW1U: “Message Handling: An Important Skill in Emergency and Disaster Situations” at Algonquin ARC, January 9, 2020

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club meeting on January 9, 2020, will feature Marcia Forde, KW1U, who will present on “Message Handling: An Important Skill in Emergency and Disaster Situations and the Role of the National Traffic System.”  AARC’s January newsletter can be read at: <https://www.qsl.net/n1em/QRZ/AARC_Jan_2020.pdf>. Club meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the library of the 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, 25 Union Avenue. Use Door #1 at rear of building.

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New England Sci-Tech, STARS Exhibit at AMS Annual Meeting, Boston, January 12, 2020

New England Sci-Tech (NEST) / Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) will staff an exhibit at the 19th Annual WeatherFest at the American Meteorological Association Annual Meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 12 noon to 4 PM, according to NEST’s Bob Phinney, K5TEC. According to the WeatherFest web site, “We love to have hands-on, interactive experiments and booths by organizations, university, government, television, radio and private industry.  Exhibit space is free.  All you need to do is staff your booth with enthusiastic people who can capture the imagination and inspire children of all ages.”

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MIT Radio Society W1MX Announces January Lecture Series on “Everything Radio”

From the ARRL Web, 01/02/20: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radio Society (W1MX) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are hosting a lecture series in January that may answer some of your questions about such topics as radar techniques, interferometry, imaging, and radio astronomy, to antenna design and modern chip-scale RF devices. No prior experience with radio is necessary, and all are welcome. All lectures will take place in the Green Building — MIT’s tallest academic building. Sessions will be live streamed and archived for later viewing. The lectures kick off on January 10 with “The Next Generation of Weather Radar.” Other topics …

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