WA1JXR: “Antenna Analyzer Usage” at Waltham ARA, October 28, 2020

From the Waltham ARA website: This month we welcome Greg Algieri, WA1JXR, who will be presenting. The presentation will be an Introduction of Principals, Techniques, and How to Use the popular MFJ 259B Antenna Analyzer and the SDR-Kits Vector Network Analyzer. We will show How they Work, What is inside Under the Hood, and what are some of the things you can do with them. If you are not a [Waltham Amateur Radio Association] member and would like to be invited to the presentation, please fill out this form and we will email you an invite before the presentation starts. …

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K9HI: “License Fee NPRM—Filing Comments to MD Docket 20-270” at Sci-Tech ARS, October 27, 2020

STARS Online Meeting: Tuesday, Oct 27, 7:00 pm.   7:00 GUEST SPEAKER – “FCC Proposal for $50 Fees” speaker tonight – Phil Temples K9HI will do a presentation about the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for new fee structure and how YOU, as an individual, can easily and appropriately participate in a writing campaign to fight it.   8:00 RADIO SHOP TALK Open forum – all topics welcome! Each Tuesday after the regular meeting, join us for Ham Radio Shop Talk begins after the meeting, approx. 8:00 pm, on the same Zoom link. Hang out and join us.   Phil …

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BCRA Fox in Test Mode

Skip Denault, KB1CNB, writes on the BCRA club list on October 26, 2020 at 3:20 PM: The [Bristol County Repeater Association] has acquired a fox hunt transmitter and we are planning to have a fox (hidden transmitter) hunt in the near future. The fox is currently on the air and we would like to see if you can hear it. It is on 146.565 MHz and is transmitting a 15 second beacon tone and CW ID every ten minutes “on the 4’s” (2:04; 2:14; 2:24 etc) it is located at latitude 41.7152679 and longitude -71.1486613. If you hear it, send …

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N1NS: “US Forestry Service Fire Fighting” at K1USN Radio Club, October 27, 2020

K1USN Radio Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting: Topic: K1USN Zoom session: Barbara Dougan, N1NS, and her US Forest Service fire fighting Time: Oct 27, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Zoom details: Contact Pi Pugh, K1BV, at pi.k1rv at gmail.com [To read more about Barbara’s accomplishments and her career with the National Park Service, visit https://ema.arrl.org/public-information/amateur-radio-in-the-media/#Cape_Cod_National_Seashore_Educator_Carried_Torch.]

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Genesis ARS Meets October 26, 2020

Michael Bennett, KG1U, writes on the GARS Now mailing list on October 26, 2020:   I have been trying unsuccessfully to reach Airport Management regarding our meeting. I have not heard back. Plymouth is now a  hotspot and I really want to be sure the room is clean if we use it. Therefore, we will meet on Zoom. The information is as follows:  [email kg1ugars at gmail.com for details.]   The Genesis Amateur Radio Society will hold its next meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 7 PM in the Plymouth Airport Community Room, 246 South Meadow Road, in Plymouth. The club …

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K9HI: “ARRL Board Topics” at North Shore Radio Association, October 19, 2020

The North Shore Radio Association will feature Phil Temples, K9HI, ARRL New England Division Vice Director, who will present on ARRL Board Topics and the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, on October 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  Zoom conference information will be sent via the NSRA groups.io mailing list.  Contact Eric, KA1NCF, at ka1ncf -at- nsradio -dot- org to be added to the groups.io list.

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N1DM: “Natick Public Safety Communications” at Wellesley ARS Online Meeting, October 20, 2020

Dan Brown, W1DAN, writes in the Wellesley ARS Spark Gap: Our next Zoom meeting will be Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 7:30PM, when Dom, N1DM, will talk about Natick Public Safety communications. Dom notes: “The presentation will concentrate on radio systems used in Natick’s 911 dispatch center. A discussion of the dispatchers equipment capabilities and the various interagency systems in use at the dispatch center will be included.” I will email a Zoom meeting invite link before the meeting. Also, if you are not by your computer, you can call in to the meeting via telephone.

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K1IW: “Computer Assisted Ham Radio” at Framingham ARA Online Meeting, November 5, 2020

The Framingham Amateur Radio Association‘s November 5, 2020 meeting will feature Bob DeMattia, K1IW, who will present on, “Computer Assisted Ham Radio.” This will be a zoom meeting and members will receive the zoom meeting details via email.  A limited number of prescreened guests may be able to attend. If you are a non-member, contact our president, John KB1VXY, president@w1fy.org, to request an invitation. Much like almost everything else, computers have touched many aspects of ham radio.  From station logging, to the modes we operate – many things have changed.  This presentation will go through a brief timeline of the merging …

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NJ1Q: “ARRL Headquarters W1AW Station Tour,” Billerica ARS Online Meeting, November 4, 2020

Andy Wallace, KA1GTT, writes on the Billerica Amateur Radio Society website: All, I am extremely excited to announce our next Zoom meeting will be a tour of the W1AW station at ARRL HQ in Newington CT! Some of you have been lucky enough to work W1AW on the bands – some even in the A.M. mode. Even QSLed it. Even luckier BARS members have been on a field trip down to tour the station! I have not – and like many of you will find this a great first time experience! Courtesy of BARS’s Doug Bruce, KC1MJK – who worked …

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Sci-Tech ARS, Wellesley ARS Members Participate in Summits On The Air Event from Mt. Wachusett, October 10, 2020

Members of the Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society and the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society activated Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts for Summits On The Air on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Fourteen STARS and WARS members and friends hiked or drove up the mountain. They logged more than 48 QSOs on 20 meters and several more on 2 meters making contacts from California to France to the base of Wachusett Mountain. The group plans to get the two clubs outdoors and operating once a month.

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W1SEX: “History of the Heath Company” at Quannapowitt RA Online Meeting, October 15, 2020

The October meeting of the Quannapowitt Radio Association will feature Paul Topolski, W1SEX. Paul will speak about the interesting and colorful “History of the Heath Company,” the company founder, and the subsequent owners of Heath and how the Company’s rapid growth was bolstered by numerous economic factors that came to fruition at the close of World War II. The meeting is this Thursday, October 15th at 7 PM. For Zoom information, email Bruce Bain, K1BG, at bruce.blain@charter.net.

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Zola ARC Meets Online, October 24, 2020

Dear all: Everyone is invited to our October Zola meeting. Location: Online only, no in-person component Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Meeting format: 11:00 AM Introductions and call to order 11:15 AM Announcements, questions and answers 11:30 AM Previously we asked ourselves as to what type of topics everyone would be interested in hearing about while we are having remote meetings. One of the subjects that was asked for was information about AMSAT. This month we are privileged to have Leandra, AF1R with us. She will have a presentation about AMSAT and will answer our questions …

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Sci-Tech ARS Online Meeting, October 6, 2020

ONLINE Meeting: Tuesday, Oct 6, 7:00 PM.   To join the Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society Meeting at 7:00 pm link your computer to [… contact Bob Phinney, K5TEC, at bobphinney@nescitech.com for Zoom conference details]   6:30 Moore’s Code Corner Learn your call sign or first name in Morse code. Join Rusty Moore for a beginner’s intro to code. Same Zoom link as STARS.   7:00 MEETING – Around the room updates and general chat – Latest about New England Ham Convention – Update on Parks on the Air – Other old business and new business.   8:00 RADIO SHOP TALK …

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Norfolk County Radio Association Meeting Online, October 14, 2020

Dick Bean, K1HC, writes: The NCRA conduct its Wednesday, October 14, 2020 meeting at 8 PM using Zoom in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Jim, WJ1R, will be our Zoom host.  Thank you to Jim for agreeing to take on this role! It will be a good opportunity to see and hear our members!  We have a few business items to cover, but we will let everyone have a chance to speak. Please note that we do need to end the Zoom session shortly after the meeting ends so please be mindful of our host asking us to end our …

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