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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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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ARRL Field Day is This Weekend

Tom Walsh, K1TW, writes on the ARRL Members Only list: +++++++++++++++++++++++ ARRL Field Day  weekend +++++++++++++++++++++++ ARRL Field Day represents the very best of the Amateur Radio service.  Join your local club or other local operation for ARRL Field Day weekend on June 22-23, 2019.   +++++++++++++++++++++++ EMA Field Day Directory +++++++++++++++++++++++ Has your club provided complete information for this year’s EMA Field Day Directory?  If not please send the details to Bill Ricker, N1VUX, at n1vux@arrl.net  View the Directory to find operations near you or anywhere in our section by visiting http://ema.arrl.org/field_day/  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Triple Play:”   MA Hams Receive Amateur Radio Proclamations, Resolutions from House, Senate, …

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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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Fresh Air, Outdoor Fun: Crow Island ARA; Field Day Operation Planned

Ed Fitzgerald, K1DIN, writes on the Algonquin ARA list: Ron Lahti, N1CNG, will be inviting interested hams to enjoy some fresh air radio fun at Crow Island, a beautiful private island airport surrounded by the Assabet river in Stow. The Airport presently hosts a few organizations such as a flying club, a model airplane club, and a trapeze training group, each assigned to segments of the island. The Crow Island owner has given Ron, a member of the model airplane club, permission to use a selected area for Ham Radio and Emergency Management radio activities. With help of some interested …

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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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“Triple Play:” MA Hams Receive Amateur Radio Proclamations, Resolutions from House, Senate, and Governor

Massachusetts ARRL staff received copies of proclamations and resolutions congratulating the Amateur Radio community for its service to the Commonwealth, and for the upcoming annual Field Day exercise June 22-23, 2019.  The Massachusetts House of Representatives document “offers its sincerest congratulations to the American Radio Relay League in recognition of The ARRL Field Day and the Tireless Work of Amateur Radio Operators.” The document was signed by Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the House. The Massachusetts State Senate weighed in with a resolution, adopted May 9, 2019. “[The Senate] extends its appreciation to Amateur Radio operators as they celebrate Amateur …

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Waltham ARA Club Picnic and Field Day Operation, June 22, 2019

Eliot Mayer, W1MJ, writes on the wara64 mailing list: On Saturday, June 22, 2018, WARA will combine a club picnic and a 4-hour operation in the ARRL Field Day. Time:  12:00  – 6:00 PM Location:  Sunset Shelter, Prospect Hill Park, Waltham (near the repeater site) The club provides hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, napkins, etc.    Attendees are encouraged  to  their own (non-alcoholic) drinks and a side or snacks  to share. The FD operation is very laid back, and everyone is welcome to operate. To learn more about the ARRL Field Day, see http://www.arrl.org/field-day.

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SEMARA Field Day, June 22-23, 2019

Don Rosinha, WA1BXY, writes on the Southeastern MA ARA list: Field day is in a few weeks. I was unable to attend last nights meeting. I am planning on the same setup as last year. I will have my generator at the club and my grill. I am looking for few ops to kick off field day as that weekend my daughter has dance concert which I will be arriving at club 3-4pm Saturday and there for rest. So couple guys to get the generator going and such for 2pm Saturday would be great. I am also looking for operators …

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