New England Sci-Tech Amateur Extra Online Course, April 25-June 13, 2021

This ONLINE ham radio license course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio AMATEUR EXTRA license exam, the THIRD of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course taught by a 40-yr veteran teacher, not a discussion group or video service. You will learn much more than just watching a video or buying a book. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Recommended text: ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 12th edition, for exams …

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N1DM Featured on Pittsfield Community TV, WTBR-FM, March 25, 2021

From nediv.arrl.org: Natick amateur Dom Mallozzi, N1DM, was the featured guest on Ham On!, simulcast on Pittsfield (MA) Community Television and WTBR-FM 89.7 on March 25, 2021. Dom spoke about amateur satellites. The early morning program is produced and moderated by Western MA Assistant Section Traffic Manager Peter Mattice, KD2JKV.  A recording of the show can be heard at <https://anchor.fm/peter0190/episodes/working-amatuer-sats-etgl31>. N1DM is active on HF CW , FT8, FT4, satellites, DMR, emergency communications  and contesting. He serves as secretary for the Providence (RI) Radio Association, W1OP.

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KD1CY: “Amateur Radio VoIP” at RATPAC Online, March 31, 2021

RATPAC’s scheduled Wednesday’s March 31, 2021 Zoom presentation will be at:   9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3:00 PM HST  Topic: Amateur Radio VoIP  Speaker/Presenter:  Rob Macedo, KD1CY Hey folks: These Zoom sessions are left open after the presentation.  After the Zoom presentation has been closed, sign back into Zoom to visit. This meeting will be recorded. By participating you consent to being recorded.  Please change your display name to Your First Name, Call Sign and Location, e.g. Dan K7REX Idaho.  Please stay muted until ready to speak. …

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2021 National Weather Service Boston Virtual SKYWARN Training Sessions Announced

Due to COVID-19 concerns, SKYWARN Training classes will again be held virtually in 2021. SKYWARN Training sessions will occur on three weeknights and two weekends in April and May. The weeknight sessions will be taught by NWS forecasters and the weekend sessions taught by Amateur Radio operators. [Full story]

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KD1CY: “SKYWARN” at RATPAC, February 25, 2021

RATPAC’s scheduled Thursday February 25 Zoom presentation will be at:   10:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM CST / 7:00 PM MST / 6:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM AKST / 4:00 PM HST  Topic: SKYWARN  Speaker/Presenter: Rob Macedo KD1CY Hey folks: These Zoom sessions are left open after the presentation.  After the Zoom presentation has been closed, sign back into Zoom to visit. This meeting will be recorded. By participating you consent to being recorded.  Please change your display name to Your First Name, Call Sign and Location, e.g. Dan K7REX Idaho.  Please stay muted until ready to speak. Your space bar works like a …

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New England Sci-Tech Technician Online Courses Throughout February, 2021

ONLINE COURSE – BEGINNER LEVEL – TECHNICIAN LICENSE This ONLINE ham radio class will get you ready to take the Ham Radio TECHNICIAN license exam, the FIRST of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course taught by a 40-yr veteran teacher, not a discussion group or video service. You will learn much more than just watching a video or buying a book. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Optional text: ARRL Technician Class …

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New England Sci-Tech General Online Courses, February 15-18 & February 27-28, 2021

Amateur radio (or “ham radio”) is used by people all over the world to communicate over radio waves. Some people use ham radio for emergency preparedness, to provide communications support for community events, to report on severe weather and natural disasters, as a social activity, and even occasionally to contact crew members on the International Space Station! This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio GENERAL license exam, the SECOND of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course …

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Amateur Extra License Class Offered by Whitman ARC Beginning January 28, 2021

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will hold a weekly Amateur Extra license classes for about ten weeks sessions on Thursdays beginning on January 28, 2021. Additional classes may be available and will be offered on Tuesdays. A VE session will follow the class.  Material will be based on the ARRL Amateur Extra Class License Manual. Interested parties are asked to contact the course instructor, Ross Hochstrasser, W1EKG, via email at warc.training@gmail.com and cc to bavarianradio@comcast.net, by phone at 781-447-9104 or visit http://www.wa1npo.org/training/training.htm for additional information.

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“Pandemic Ham Club Radio Activities–An Opportunity to Grow” at RATPAC, January 27, 2021

Please plan to attend Wednesday’s January 27 Zoom presentation.  10:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM CST / 7:00 PM MST / 6:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM AKST / 4:00 PM HST  Topic: Pandemic Ham Club Radio Activities, an opportunity to grow  Speaker/Presenter:  Anthony Luscre, K8ZT  This is a Zoom presentation that ALL HAM CLUBS and organizations should attend.  This meeting will be recorded. By participating you consent to being recorded.  Please change your display name to Your First Name, Call Sign and Location, e.g. Dan K7REX Idaho.  Please stay muted until ready to speak. Your space bar works like a PTT for unmuting You …

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KD1CY: “Interesting Stories about Ham Radio & Weather Spotting” on ARRL Learning Network, February 11, 2021

Eastern MA Section Emergency Coordinator and ARES SKYWARN Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, will present on “Interesting Stories about Ham Radio & Weather Spotting” on the ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, February 11, 2021 at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on Friday, February 12). To register, visit <https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1360666941733861134>. “One of the most critical ways amateur radio supports agencies such as the National Weather Service (NWS), National Hurricane Center (NHC), and emergency management is through weather spotting via the NWS SKYWARN program. This presentation reviews some interesting stories about how amateurs involved in SKYWARN have saved lives and property and why this …

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Nashoba Valley ARC Conducts Successful License Class

Bruce Blain, K1BG, writes in the NVARC Signals January, 2021 newsletter: It’s been over 20 years since [the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club] last conducted license classes. Recently, I held technician level classes with the help of Skip, K1NKR. We had eight sessions over a four-week period. Of the seven students who started, four finished. These are: Rachel Schmoyer, KC1OHY, of Harvard, MA; Matt Denaro, KC1OHA, of Nashua; Gio Girasoli, KC1OIR, of Bolton, CT; Asher Mirock, KD9RDR, of Bloomington, IL. Both Asher and Gio are 12 years old and are previous graduates of my CW Academy beginners Morse code class. …

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New England Sci-Tech Technician Class Online Courses Throughout January, 2021

Amateur radio (or “ham radio”) is used by people all over the world to communicate over radio waves. Some people use ham radio for emergency preparedness, to provide communications support for community events, to report on severe weather and natural disasters, as a social activity, and even occasionally to contact crew members on the International Space Station! This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio TECHNICIAN license exam, the FIRST of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course …

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New England Sci-Tech General Class Online Course, January 18-21, 2021

Amateur radio (or “ham radio”) is used by people all over the world to communicate over radio waves. Some people use ham radio for emergency preparedness, to provide communications support for community events, to report on severe weather and natural disasters, as a social activity, and even occasionally to contact crew members on the International Space Station! This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio GENERAL license exam, the SECOND of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course …

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New England Sci-Tech Amateur Extra Online Course, January 24-March 21, 2021

Amateur radio (or “ham radio”) is used by people all over the world to communicate over radio waves. Some people use ham radio for emergency preparedness, to provide communications support for community events, to report on severe weather and natural disasters, as a social activity, and even occasionally to contact crew members on the International Space Station! This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio AMATEUR EXTRA license exam, the THIRD of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL …

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New England Sci-Tech Technician Class Online Courses: December 7-10, 12-13, 2020

BEGINNER LEVEL: Amateur radio (or “ham radio”) is used by people all over the world to communicate over radio waves. Some people use ham radio for emergency preparedness, to provide communications support for community events, to report on severe weather and natural disasters, as a social activity, and even occasionally to contact crew members on the International Space Station! This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio TECHNICIAN license exam, the FIRST of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a …

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New England Sci-Tech General Class Online Courses: December 14-17, 19-20, 2020

This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio GENERAL license exam, the SECOND of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course taught by a 40-yr veteran teacher, not a discussion group or video service. You will learn much more than just watching a video or buying a book. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Optional but recommended text: ARRL General Class License Manual, 9th edition, for exams through …

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Nashoba Valley ARC Offering On-line Technician Classes Beginning November 18, 2020

From the Nashoba Valley ARC “Signal,” November 2020: Bruce Blain, K1BG, will be conducting on-line technician classes beginning on Wednesday, November 18th. Classes will run twice weekly for four weeks on Monday and Wednesday nights. Each class will be two hours long and run on Zoom. Six students are currently signed up for the class. If you are interested, please contact Bruce ASAP. The cost for the class is $30, which includes textbook material.  For more information, please contact Bruce, K1BG, at 508-341-5124.

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EMARG Volunteer Exam Session in Mansfield on November 12, 2020

The [Eastern MA Amateur Radio Group] will hold its next VE testing session on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Mansfield Fish and Game Club, 510 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. Directions: I-95 to 140 towards Mansfield. Turn left on 106. Just past the Municipal building, turn left at the Mansfield Fish & Game sign and follow driveway to the clubhouse.

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Amateur Radio’s Role at the Boston Marathon Bombing

Steve, Schwarm, W3EVE, Wrentham will present “Amateur Radio’s Role at the Boston Marathon Bombing,” one of series of presentations sponsored by the ARRL Learning Network on December 8, 2020 at 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET.  “Amateur radio has played a significant role in public service communications for the Boston Marathon for several decades. That role was put to the test in 2013 when two bombs were exploded near the finish line. This presentation will describe the role that ham radio played at the Marathon and how that role changed due to the bombing.” [Register]

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Two New England Sci-Tech General Class Online Courses: November 14-15, 16-19, 2020

This ON-LINE course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio GENERAL license exam, the SECOND of three certification levels. Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give online ham radio exams, too! (See below) This is a FULL course taught by a 40-yr veteran teacher, not a discussion group or video service. You will learn much more than just watching a video or buying a book. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Optional but recommended text: ARRL General Class License Manual, 9th edition, for exams through …

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