Falmouth ARA 2M “Meeting Net” to Utilize NetLogger

Larry Gray, W1IZZ, writes on the Falmouth ARA mailing list:   I thought the upcoming “over the air meeting” would be a good time to try out NetLogger.   Some of you may already use NetLogger, as a number of regular radio nets use NetLogger to help manage the net.   The use of NetLogger is NOT required.  No worries if you would rather not load it, or try it.      For those members willing to try NetLogger during the meeting net, I attached the information needed to use NetLogger during the net.   As you will see, NetLogger is easy …

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Falmouth ARA Technician Course Produces Five New Hams

Matthew Trott, KB1MLP, writes: Ralph Swenson, N1YHS, and his crew did a great job teaching material to attendees at a recent Falmouth Amateur Radio Association Technician course.  All five passed the Sunday afternoon exam.     The new hams are:   Brian Backlund, KC1MUC Rob Campbell, KC1MUB Daniel DiNardo, KC1MUA Brian Johnson, KC1MTZ Hunter Tobey, KC1MUD   Listen for them on the air and welcome them to ham radio and FARA.

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K1USN Radio Club Closed for Next Two Weeks

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV, writes on the K1USN Radio Club mailing list:   Effective immediately, starting on Friday, March 13th the K1USN Radio Club will be closed and remain so for at least the next two weeks. This unfortunately will effect our regular monthly VE exam session scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. We hope to be able to announce the resumption of VE exams very soon.   We have all seen the escalating news broadcasts and health care announcements regarding the Covid – 19 Corona Virus. Given the close quarters of our club room as well as the average age …

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Change of Venue: Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC Meeting, March 17, 2020

Ray Cord, K2TGX, writes on the SMH ARC mailing list: This is to announce that due to restrictions imposed on Sturdy Memorial Hospital activities for outside groups because of the coronavirus we will be moving the club meeting scheduled for this coming Tuesday, March 17th. Thanks to Steve, N1LEO, and his brother for offering to host the meeting. The new location will be Stone-E-Lea Golf Course Club House, 1411 County Street, Attleboro, MA. Times will remain the same: ARES EmComm meeting at 7:00PM, Business meeting at 8:00PM. Hope to see you all there, bring your N-95 masks and hand sanitizer.

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CANCELLED: Northeastern University Wireless Club Meetings

From the NUWC mailing list, March 12, 2020 at 4:59 PM: This has been a very busy week for everyone. After the university elected to move classes online and recommended against large gatherings, we consulted with our faculty advisors and CSI to see what the best path moving forward is. Until further notice, we have decided to suspend our general meetings along with our workshop series with IEEE. The lab space will remain open for as long as academic buildings are open, but we discourage against group meetings. This is still a developing situation, and we will notify you as …

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CANCELLED: North Shore RA Meets March 16, 2020

“We had made the decision [to cancel] last night and then this morning (March 13, 2020) we got notice from our meeting place PMLP cancelled all use of the auditorium until further notice.” -Rick, KB1LYJ   The North Shore Radio Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2020, in the Peabody Municipal Light Plant auditorium, 201 Warren St Extension, in Peabody  (talk-in 145.470 repeater). 

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CANCELLED: PART of Westford March 17, 2020 Meeting; Breakfasts Still A “Go”

To All PART of Westford Members, In light of guidance from the State of Massachusetts regarding older adults having a higher risk related to COVID-19, and avoidance of mass gatherings, the March PART meeting is canceled.  This is the only PART activity being canceled at this time; until further notice, the monthly Saturday breakfast (next scheduled for April 4) is still on, and the weekly Owl Diner breakfasts will be held as desired by the attendees. Items of interest for PART members regarding COVID-19 will be posted on the WB1GOF.org website. PART is still conducting other activities, and even if there is an …

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CANCELLED: Cape Ann ARA Tuesday Evening Open Houses

Gardner H. Winchester II, KA1BTK, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list: In light of Governor Baker’s Declared State of Emergency to Support the Commonwealth’s Response to the Coronavirus <https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-declares-state-of-emergency-to-support-commonwealths-response-to-coronavirus>,  I am going to cancel the Tuesday Night Open House at CAARA until further notice.  You can use the facility at your own discretion but please follow safety guidelines and keep gatherings to a minimum, 6 or less. Elderly and those with reduced immune systems should refrain from visiting at all times, until the all clear is given.  Please keep in touch and connected via our repeaters, the Gloucester …

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Nashoba Valley ARC Members Judge Radio-Related Entries at Bromfield School Science Fair

From the NVARC March, 2020 Signal: Once again, Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club members volunteered to judge radio-related entries in the Bromfield School’s (Harvard, MA) annual Science Fair. There were fifty-two entries, five of which were in the areas of NVARC expertise. The students were quite knowledgeable in their subjects, some more than others, but all of them were impressive. The projects NVARC judged were: 1. “Warping WiFi: The Attenuation of WiFi Signals by Different Materials” 2. “Free Space Optical Communications using Lasers” 3. “Making GPS Use Safer” 4. “Simple Aurora Monitor” 5. “The Construction and Research of MagLev Trains” …

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CANCELLED: Cape Ann ARA Meets March 14, 2020

CAARA President Hank McCarl, W4RIG, writes on March 11, 2020:   With Bill sick and not able to cook the special dinner, the requests from the Governor of the Commonwealth, and advice from several CAARA Board members I believe we should cancel both the Board and Members Meetings on this coming Saturday March 14.  Let me know if you have any objections – keep in touch via the repeater. The next Members Meeting of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association will be held at 12 noon at the clubhouse at 6 Stanwood Street, Gloucester, MA. See map and directions to …

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CANCELLED: Algonquin ARC March 12, 2020 Meeting

I have decided to cancel the March AARC meeting after consulting with the officers. Much of our club membership falls into the CDC-identified vulnerable population which has been advised by federal and state agencies to minimize contact to reduce risk of exposure to novel-coronavirus.  Gov. Baker declared a state of emergency this afternoon, and many companies and educational institutions are restricting domestic travel, large meetings, and offsite meetings.  There is no reason to make a decision regarding the April meeting at this point.  If the situation continues, we have time to investigate streaming or other remote meeting options for April. …

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Harvard Wireless Club Meets March 10, 2020

Hey Everyone, I know that in light of the college asking everyone to leave campus by Sunday, a lot of plans are in flux.  During these uncertain times our emergency preparedness skills are as important as they ever have been.  Given that we expect an attendance of less than 25 people today, our meeting and elections this evening will still take place as planned.  I encourage all underclassmen to consider running for a position.  Radios have arrived and will be distributed.   Allen Liu, KC1HBB   Allen Liu, KC1HBB, writes on the HWC mailing list: The wireless club will be meeting …

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CANCELLED: SKYWARN Training at Minuteman RA Meeting, Leominster, March 18, 2020

“We cancelled the next meeting on March 18th. Our first venue cancelled, we got a second venue and was all set but it was SKYWARN training and NWS cancelled…We had arranged an online meeting as a backup, but NWS won’t allow spotter IDs to be issued. We are adding an online option for future meetings, but have not tested that yet.” –David, N1DCH Please join us on Wednesday, March 18th @ 7pm, for SKYWARN weather spotter training. The training is being presented by Robert Macedo, KD1CY. All attendees will be issued a SKYWARN spotter ID and will be eligible to …

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