Algonquin ARC, Marlborough EMA Support for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, September 14, 2019

Eric Williams, KV1J, writes on the Algonquin ARC mailing list: To: Algonquin Radio Club and Marlborough EMA Team Please mark your calendars for our support of the biannual joint Hudson-Marlborough Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, September 14th.  Our support is a combined effort by the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club and the Marlborough Emergency Management Team.  Using our radio communications skills, we manage the traffic flow and validate residency for the approximately 400 cars that come to the event.  We use the Emergency Management’s UHF radios.  If you have them, please bring your Ham UHF portable radio since we …

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Minuteman Repeater Association at Northeast HamXposition, September 6-8, 2019

Minuteman Repeater Association writes: As you may already know, MMRA will be hosting the talk-in at the Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro on September 6, 7, and 8.  We will also have a reception suite in the Boxwood room of the hotel where you can take a break and meet other members of the club. Again this year, we be awarding door prizes – an Icom IC2730A dual band transceiver, a Yaesu FT65R dual band HT, and a ZumSpot USB Hotspot.  Anyone with a membership renewed through 2021 will have one chance in the drawing.  Additional tickets can be had by make …

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Bruce Blain, K1BG: “CW Academy,” Billerica ARS, August 7, 2019

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes on w1hh.org: I am very pleased to announce that Bruce is returning to speak again at [the Billerica Amateur Radio Society], this time about CW Academy. Many BARS members use and enjoy CW. If you have never tried it, please attend this session and see what is possible for you! Did I just lose half my  audience? I dearly hope not. If you have only used voice your whole ham experience, you are missing out. I promise you will find this talk interesting. Please come and hear why people love operating using Morse code, and the …

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Annual Marshfield Fair Amateur Radio Exhibit, August 16-25, 2019

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a ham radio exhibit and special events station at the 152st Annual Marshfield Fair August 16-25,  2019, from 1600Z-0059Z. The club will operate under the call sign NN1MF on the following frequencies/bands: 18.160, 14.260, 7.260, and 3.860 MHz. The station will also be active on EchoLink via the WA1NPO-R, and IRLP: 8691. Contacts will be acknowledged with a certificate and QSL at: Whitman ARC, PO Box 48, Whitman, MA 02382. 

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QSL Sorting Night at Algonquin ARC, August 8, 2019

Eric Williams, KV1J, W1 QSL Bureau Co-Manager writes: Seventh Annual AARC QSL Sort Night  The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will be holding a QSL card sorting session on  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Marlborough Fire Station.  We will  be in the classroom/EOC where we hold Field Day.  The W1 QSL Bureau receives QSL cards from DXers all over the world, sorts them and then  sends them to the New England area hams.  We process about 100,000 QSL cards each year.  To do this, we are grateful for the team of over 40 volunteers and several area clubs that …

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Marcia Forde, KW1U, Commended For Field Day Message Origination Assistance

Section Manager Tom Walsh, K1TW, received a commendation letter from ARRL Special Service Club PART of Westford acknowledging the efforts of Eastern MA Section Traffic Manager Marcia Forde, KW1U, “for her professionalism and patience … in preparing members of PART for Field Day 2019 National Traffic System messaging.” PART President Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ, writes, “[Marcia] worked with two of our members over the course of several weeks to advise on software and protocols.” KW1U’s knowledge and expertise allowed PART to earn an additional 200 points for message handling.  Stewart added, “her dedication to the Amateur Radio art reflects great credit …

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PART of Westford Field Day 2019: A Successful Public Relations-Public Information Effort

PART of Westford‘s Field Day Chairman George Allison, K1IG,  reports a successful public relations/public information effort on the part of PIO Lela Smith, KC1ACV and others.   “The club entertained a total of 75 participants and visitors this year, including the mayor of Leominster, a representative of the Billerica EMC, a Carlisle selectman, and a contingent of soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion who were sent by their commanding officer to get some experience in field communications. One of the officers from this group is now interested in joining PART,” reports George.   PART also netted a lengthy article …

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Falmouth ARA Emergency Communications Trailer Project

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has embarked upon an ambitious project to raise $14,000 by September 1, 2019 for the purchase a 16-foot utility trailer and to “assemble a professional, self-contained, mobile communications platform that would be utilized for emergency and non-emergency, public safety and public service events.” FARA intends to outfit the trailer with a number of operator positions that would “allow operation on a multitude of communications networks and frequencies … including local amateur radio repeaters that link local and regional communications for storm shelters, hospitals and aid stations.” The trailer would also be utilized for non-emergency events …

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ARRL Officials Tour 2019 Field Day Sites

ARRL division and section officials hit the road this past weekend to visit numerous clubs participating in the annual ARRL Field Day on June 22-23, 2019. New England Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, reports he visited a total of twelve sites in New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts: Cape Ann ARA, Gloucester North Shore Radio Association, Topsfield Philips ARC/Pentucket RA, West Newbury Nashua Area RC, Hudson, NH Nashoba Valley ARC, Pepperell Algonquin ARC, Marlboro Framingham ARA, Framingahm New England Sci-Tech/Sci-Tech ARS, Natick Wellesley ARS, Needham Waltham ARA, Waltham PART of Westford, Concord Billerica ARS, Billerica K1TWF drove 248 miles during the …

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Nashoba Valley ARC QRV for Field Day 2019

Jim Wilber,  AB1WQ, writes: Tomorrow morning we’ll be doing it!  LOOK AT THE ATTACHED WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST– IT’S GREAT! SATURDAY, JUNE 22 7:00 AM – Breakfast at Breen’s Diner, 170 Main Street in Pepperell.  If you’re gung-ho to start the day strong, come out and join us here as we assemble for a quick breakfast before heading to the Field Day site. WHERE TO GO:  The usual location:  Heald Orchard in Pepperell.  Two ways to find it: 1)  Enter “110A Heald Street, Pepperell MA” into Google Maps and follow the driving directions. The final part of the route is 0.1 …

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Quannapowitt Radio Association Field Day 2019

The Quannapowitt Radio Association will conduct a Field Day operation on June 22, 2019,  in Topsfield. According to Ron Draper, WA1QZK, the QTH is situated adjacent to the Topsfield water tank off Route  1 at the top of the hill. “It’s the home of the 147.285 Topsfield repeater, W1VYI. It’s 230 feet elevation, easy access, and there some trees to throw up a dipole.” Ron adds, “Saturday operation only is planned, maybe until 8 PM.” Those interested in joining in or visiting the site can ask for talk-in from WA1QZK on 147.285 PL 100, or by calling 978-335-2099.      

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Barnstable ARC Field Day 2019, Brewster

From the Barnstable ARC web site: Public welcome! The best time is 3-5pm Saturday or 10-noon Sunday. The event will run for 24hrs.  During this time you will have the opportunity to get on the air and make contacts with other Field Day stations throughout the country and Canada. All visitors must sign in. ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June each year more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day offers …

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K1USN Radio Club QRV for Field Day, June 22, 2019

Marty Koszewski, N1VH, writes:   ARRL Field Day is this coming weekend.  Marty, N1VH, is currently planning to operate a portable station for a couple of hours from the picnic area next to the parking lot at K1USN.  Marty’s station (Elecraft KX3) will operate 5 Watts via battery and solar utilizing portable antennas for 20M/15M/10M. No K1USN infrastructure (power & antennas) will be used.  Set up around 1:30PM and operations to run from 2:00PM – 4:00PM (will stay longer if others are interested).  Field Day operating class A or B will be used depending on the number of participants.  Computer …

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HCJB Talk, N1MM Logging at Nashoba Valley ARC, June 20, 2019

Bruce Blain, K1BG, writes: The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club’s June meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 PM at the Pepperell Community Center (in Pepperell).   This month’s long awaited speaker will be Harry Chase, WA1VVH, who had to cancel at the last minute last month. Harry will talk about his memories of shortwave station HCJB in Ecuador. He made several trips there as a volunteer to set up broadcasting equipment, help with technical issues, and eventually help decommission the stations. Also, yours truly, Bruce, K1BG, will be giving a brief tutorial on using N1MM logging software on …

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Falmouth ARA Field Day, 2019

Members of the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (FARA) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23, at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds south parking area at Route 151 and Currier Road in East Falmouth. Visitors are welcome at the site starting at noon on June 22.  Since 1933, ham radio operators across the united states have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, Amateur Radio …

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Billerica ARS Field Day, June 22-23, 2019

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes: [The Billerica Amateur Radio Society] will be on the air as W1HH for Field Day 2019 (June 22 and 23) in Billerica! Operation will be class 2F – two 100W HF CW/SSB stations, at an emergency operations center. We will have emergency power available. Bands used will be mostly 80/40/20 with others as they become open and active. A VHF all-mode station and FT8 digital station may be active as well. Talk-in frequency will be 146.52 simplex (Billerica EMA monitoring) or you can try hailing us on the Billerica W1DC repeater (147.12, 103.5Hz). Our FD Chair …

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Boston ARC Field Day at Bare Cove Fire Museum, Hingham, June 22-23, 2019

Joe Chapman, NV1W, writes in the June issue of BARC’s The Sparc: Field Day is less than two weeks away, on June 22 and 23, and as usual, [the Boston Amateur Radio Club] will be operating from the Bare Cove Fire Museum in Hingham. This is a high point of the year for me and for many other BARC members as well. If you’ve never been to Field Day before, consider joining us on Saturday, Sunday, or both. At the very least, consider coming for the cookout on Saturday. We’ll start setting up on Saturday morning, and in addition to …

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Framingham ARA Field Day, McAuliffe Public Library, Framingham, June 22

Sumner Weisman, W1VIV, writes on the FARA list: Greetings to all hams, The Framingham Amateur Radio Association‘s annual Field Day is coming soon!  We hope you will stop by and say hello.     Date — Saturday, June 22.     Place — McAuliffe Public Library, Water Street, Framingham     Operating time — 2 pm to 6 pm. We can’t promise, but there will be opportunities to operate as well. We hope to see you there. 73, Sumner Weisman, W1VIV

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