K1WCC: “Parks On The Air” at K1USN Radio Club Online Meeting, August 4, 2020

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV, writes on the K1USN RC mailing list:   I just wanted to let everyone know that we have confirmed our next K1USN Zoom session for this upcoming Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM.   This session will feature Henry, K1WCC speaking about the ARRL Parks on the Air (POTA) program. I’m certain that several of you have heard or worked a number of these operations over the past few years. Henry will have a Q & A session following his presentation.   If you would like to join the K1USN Zoom list, send a request to k1rv@arrl.net to …

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Waltham ARA “Unofficial” Summer Meeting Show and Tell, July 29, 2020

Ron Senykoff, KG1T, writes on the Waltham ARA mailing list: We normally cancel meetings during the summer. However many expressed interest in keeping something going online. Agenda: Show and Tell Bring something to talk about, some photos to share. This is online so you could easily screen share some pictures, or just hold items up to the camera to talk about them! [Contact Ron Senykoff, KG1T, at  rsenykoff -at- gmail -dot- com for conference details.]

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K1OA: “Ham Radio Awards” at Billerica ARS Meeting Online, August 5, 2020

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes on the Billerica ARS website: I am pleased to announce that our own [Billerica Amateur Radio Society] Secretary, Scott Ginsburg, K1OA, will be our speaker for the August meeting. Scott sent me a sneak preview of his PPT slide deck for Ham Radio Awards and wow, there are some awards available to us that I had no knowledge of. Why go for awards? Well lots of us are already doing the heavy lifting – MAKING QSOs – so why not have a nice plaque or certificate to commemorate your hard work? If you are curious about …

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N1BIM: “DMR Radios” at K1USN Radio Club Meeting Online, July 21, 2020

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV, writes on the K1USN mailing list:   Joe Zaks, N1BIM, will be giving us a presentation about how to get started with DMR Radio at our upcoming K1USN Zoom session to be held this upcoming Tuesday evening, July 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM. We should have plenty of opportunity for questions, comments, etc after his talk. I’m sure that many of you have already had some experiences with DMR and will be willing to share them with the group.   [Contact pi.k1rv -at- gmail -dot- com for Zoom conference details. -ed.]

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WU3C: “An Introduction to Synchronization in Modems” at Nashoba Valley ARC Meeting Online, July 16, 2020

Bruce Blain, K1BG writes: The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club’s July meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, JuLY 16th at 7:30 PM . Under normal circumstances, NVARC does not have meetings in July or August. But this summer, NVARC’s board of directors has decided to extend our on-line meetings through the summer. This meeting will be conducted via WebEx. Meeting details are below. Thanks to Jim Hein, N8VIM, and Medtronics for the WebEx conference. The meeting will feature Jessica, WU3C, who will give us “An Introduction to Synchronization in Modems.” I also expect there will be a report on NVARC’s recent participation …

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Falmouth Amateur Radio Association Resumes In-Person VE testing

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has announced that its Volunteer Examination team has resumed in-person test sessions. According to the Falmouth ARA website: “Lee Thomas, NQ1L, FARA’s [VE team coordinator] has arranged for the use of a facility that allows for proper social distancing.   Examinations are now available on the second Saturday of the month by reservation only.  Contact Lee Thomas at NQ1L38 at gmail.com to schedule an examination.”

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PART of Westford 2020 Field Day Awards

PART of Westford will hold a fun competition to recognize members who operated in the 2020 Field Day and who finish first in several categories: Highest number of contacts (subcategories: overall, CW, Phone, Digital, VHF/UHF) Highest score Highest score by a Technician Farthest DX “Home Run”–at least one contact on each mode (SSB, CW, digital, and VHF-FM simplex) Club president George Allison, K1IG, asks applicants to email him once they receive confirmation from ARRL Headquarters that their logs have been received. He adds, “this is all on the honor system.”  Winners will be announced at the August PART meeting.  

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Billerica ARS Saturday Morning Breakfasts Going “Virtual”

Bruce Anderson, W1LUS, writes on the Billerica ARS mailing list: The BARS regular Saturday morning breakfast was canceled due to the virus. We are now trying a Saturday morning Zoom gathering. You are invited to this Saturday’s Zoom gathering. Join anytime between 8 AM and 9:30 AM. Leave whenever you want. There is no preplanned discussion topic. Feel free to bring up any Amateur radio subject that you would like to talk about. BARS Saturday Morning Gathering Time: Jun 27, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting […] [Contact Bruce Anderson, W1LUS at w1lus -at- hotmail …

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K1USN Radio Club On-line Meeting, June 23, 2020

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV, writes on the K1USN RC mailing list:   Our discussion topic on Tuesday, June 23rd @ 7:30 PM will be 2020 ARRL Field Day plans.   We want to hear from you to learn what you expect to do for the 2020 ARRL Field Day. Obviously there are extenuating circumstances this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.   The recent K1USN Zoom session presentation by Bruce – K1BG about his past one person Field Day operation may have given you some ideas on how you might operate.   Do you plan to get on the air during …

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Zola Center ARC On-line Meeting-Presentations, June 20, 2020

The next meeting of the Zola amateur radio group will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 beginning at 11AM EDT. The meeting will be held entirely on a Zoom tele-conference. There will be no in-person component. Please see the call in/sign in information below my signature. This month’s agenda: 11 AM – Come to order and introductions 11:05 AM – Announcements and questions 11:15 AM – Ms. Donna Suskawicz is a founding member of the Zola Amateur Radio Group. Without her vision, dedication, and generosity there would not be such an organization. She will give us a presentation about …

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Whitman ARC to Begin Remote Training over Zoom

From the Whitman ARC June 2020 newsletter: “[Ross Hochstrasser, W1EKG] reported that we will now be able to do remote classes using ZOOM. The first item on the list is to help the folks in the Extra class via Zoom session with additional training and review to allow them to take the Amateur Extra exam before the new question pool takes effect July 1, 2020. “There is a new training email address that was set up by Randy, KC1EFF. This will be used just for training inquiries and other info. The new email address is Warc.Training@gmail.com.”

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PART of Westford Meeting Online, June 16, 2020

George Allison, K1IG, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list: Our next club meeting will be conducted via Webex video conference starting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 16.  As usual, you can check in after 7:00 PM to test your equipment. See below for the login information. The topic of this meeting is Field Day. I hope you’re all planning on making at least a few contacts from your home station or a portable setup and adding to the PART score. This year’s Field Day could have more stations on the air than ever before, so it’s your opportunity …

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Waltham ARA Field Day Training Sessions, June 17 & 24, 2020

Eliot Mayer, W1MJ, writes on the Waltham ARA mailing list: In preparation for “[Waltham Amateur Radio Association] Field Day 2020 – Alone Together”, the club will hold two online training sessions. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 7:30 – 830 PM: N1MM Logger Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 7:30 – 8:30 PM: FD 2020 Q&A It would be helpful if you install the latest version of N1MM Logger Plus from https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/ before the June 17 session, or at least try, so that you will know what you don’t know. If you are new to N1MM, be sure do the “Full Install” and then the “Latest …

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Algonquin ARC QRV for Field Day 2020 from Crow Island

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will operate Field Day from Crow Island in Stow on June 27 or the evening of June 26.  “Please email the activities chair for more information,” writes Joe Reynolds, KA1GDQ.  (ka1gdq -at- arrl -dot- net.) “We will have to social distance and can’t have any more than ten people at a time at the location.” Joe requests those wishing to help out with set up/break down or operating to provide him with the following information: Name: Call: Position:   Operate  / Setup  / Breakdown Days and times  you would like to be there Friday night setup …

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K1BG: “Single Operator Field Day” at Falmouth Amateur Radio Association, June 18, 2020

Bruce Blain, K1BG, will present, “Field Day Single Operator – What can you do when social  distancing prevents traditional Field Day operations” at the June 18 meeting of the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association online meeting via Zoom.  For meeting details, contact Henry Brown, K1WCC, at k1wcc -at- comcast -dot- net.  

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