U.S.S. Salem RC On For FISTS “Coast-to-Coast” Operating Event

straight keyPi, K1RV wrote:

Hello to all other FISTS Club stations!

As stated before, the USS Salem Radio Club – K1USN (FISTS # 9239) plans to be active all day on Sunday September 14th from onboard the USS Salem. We are planning to operate several stations and will be using a variety of straight keys, paddles and bugs during the day. We intend to also fire up some of the USS Salem vintage radio gear on 7058 (±)! We hope to have lots of members participate onboard.We are hoping to have some good participation from other Clubs as well. We are fortunate to have K1VV – Whitey as one of our USS Salem members. He has recently been putting together some fantastic video CD and DVD presentations. He has done them for the Marconi 100th Anniversary event ( KM1CC ), New England Steam and Wireless Museum ( Rhode Island ), W1NZR Field Day ( Ft. Burnside, RI ) and has just completed a presentation about the recent International Lighthouse Weekend activities at N1P ( Ned’s Point ) and N1L ( Boston ) Lighthouses.

These are SUPER for promoting Ham Radio to the general public as well as for presentations at Club meetings. He is now working on a video presentation focusing on FISTS and the C2C weekend! He will be onboard the USS Salem taking photos and conducting interviews. He has requested that all of the participating FISTS Club stations send him two photos ( only two because his dial-up server will be swamped! ) accompanied by the names/callsigns of those in the photos. You could also send a brief summary of comments and highlights from your operation. Whitey’s e-mail address is k1vv@tmlp.com

If you have anything additional to send such as more photos, etc. please send them via snail mail to his Callbook address.

The final product video CD should be something that will be a useful and valuable resource for FISTS. I’ve already spoken with Nancy-WZ8C and she will get the first copy. We discussed having her get someone from FISTS to work with her to make additional copies to distribute to FISTS Clubs and individual members. This FISTS Promotional video can be distributed freely and copied by FISTS members making sure to give artistic credit to K1VV!

In light of the recent WARC regulation changes regarding elimination of the Morse requirement; we FISTS members need to do our part to find a new way to attract people to WANT to use CW and carry on the legacy.

73, Pi – K1RV FISTS # 7012

k1rv@hamtestonline.com

http://www.hamtestonline.com

International Lighthouse / Lightship Event Activities in EMA

Boston LightWhitey, K1VV wrote:

“International Lighthouse/Lightship Event .. Aug 16-17
in Eastern Massachusetts …. you may want to post this … Visitors welcome ……….. there are several other lighthouses in EMA which could be represented if some one would want to at this late hour ………..

N1L – Boston Light
W1NOB – Nobska Light – Falmouth
W1QWT – Scituate Light
N1P – Ned’s Point Light – Mattapoisett

We will be at N1P on SATURDAY … possibly Sunday … not sure ..

Members of the Marconi Radio Club will activate
Special event call N1P on Saturday Aug. 16th from
Ned’s Point Light in Mattapoisett MA…
http://www.lighthouse.cc/nedspoint/
http://www.lighthouseclothing.com/database/uniquelighthouse.cfm?value=196

Over looking Buzzards Bay ……… N1P will be taking part in the … http://www.lighthouses.net.au/illw/
INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND

August 16 , 2003 ONLY

We will be running a 706 and wire antennas ..CW & Phone … a FD like operation…

Special QSL for the event …… DX QSL to K1VV via W1 bureau ..

W/K to K1VV CBA …please with an S.A.S.E. … tnx ….

K1VV

[See also: W1NOB photo album archive]

Field Day Weather and Safety Tips

Field Day/NWS collageKD1CY writes on http://ares.ema.arrl.org:

“Since there will be many Amateurs out this weekend setting up these stations, many of which outdoors, we would like to briefly discuss the weather for Field Day weekend.

“At this time, the threat for thunderstorms and the potential for at least scattered severe weather is confined to Friday Afternoon and Friday Night from roughly Noon-9 PM. There is the potential for at least scattered severe weather tomorrow with at the very least pulse type activity. In any event, thunderstorms are a good bet for much of the region. Any Field Day sites planning to do setup on Friday should pay close attention to the weather and if threatening weather approaches seek safe shelter immediately.

“Even if severe weather does not occur at your specific site setup, lightning is one of the biggest threats to setup of these sites. Do NOT take chances. If thunderstorms approach, stop setup work and seek safe shelter. Lightning can strike as much as 20 miles away from the parent thunderstorm. Also, if you have antennas setup make sure they are properly grounded to avoid the loss of antenna equipment as best as possible. The current forecast now has the Saturday and Sunday dry with no threat of thunderstorms. [Full story]

KM1CC Publicity on WBZ-TV!

W1AA logoK1VV writes:

Boston WBZ TV 4 was at the Marconi 100th Anniversary special event station KM1CC filming video on Weds ….

TV 4 News Reporter Ron Sanders from TV 4 did a couple of interviews … http://wbz4.com/bios/local_bio_052120504/

He said it will be aired on Friday the 17th …Evening news between 5:00 and 6:30 PM .. and possibly on the Saturday news also ……

Bob Doherty K1VV
Marconi Radio Club W1AA
http://www.qsl.net/w1aa/w1aa_1001.htm

MARCONI WIRELESS CENTENNIAL – January 11-19, 2003

K1VV writes:

Marconi towers Celebrating The 100th Anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi’s First Wireless transmission between the United States and Europe on January 11 – 19, 2003.

From atop high, sandy cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, Marconi transmitted a simple, 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt to Great Britain’s King Edward VII. Within hours, the King acknowledged receiving the message, and the spark of global communications was lit.
The Marconi Radio Club, W1AA, and the Marconi Cape Cod Memorial Radio Club, KM1CC, working in partnership with the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore, will operate a Special Event station from January 11-19 at the former Coast Guard station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts, from near the site of the original Marconi 1903 Station. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, the public will be able to tour the station, listen to voice and Morse Code discussions with other radio operators around the world, and learn about wireless technology and the significance of Marconi’s achievement. For Details See: http://personal.tmlp.com/k1vv/w1aa

January 18, 2003 will mark the centennial of Marconi’s groundbreaking transatlantic wireless transmission with a reenactment of this historic scientific achievement, rivaling the Wright Brother first flight at Kitty Hawk.

Marconi’s daughter Princess Elettra Marconi is scheduled to attend the event.

A PRESIDENTIAL Commemorative message is anticipated from President George W. Bush.

NASA International Space Station Link – Selected Students from three Cape Cod High Schools (Cape Cod Vocational Technical High School-Harwich, Provincetown High School- Nauset Regional High School) will communicate with astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station.

For a complete events calendar, go to www.nps.gov/caco and click on “In Depth,” then “News.”

Bob Doherty K1VV
Pres. Marconi Radio Club W1AA
http://personal.tmlp.com/k1vv/w1aa
k1vv@tmlp.com

‘CQ Santa”

Santa sketch
Attention EMA clubs:

Please consider getting involved in this worthwhile project.

73,

Phil Temples, K9HI

Duane Wyatt, WA0MJD writes:

“Time is short to have Santa talk to the sick kids this Christmas via amateur radio.

“Please look at the new, easy, revised information about how to do this—an amateur radio presence is not needed on-site and no transmissions need to be made in the hospital. The new information is seen in the “Holiday Hams” section of the www.hobbiesforhealing.com website.

“I want to expand this program before next Christmas—can you help me? My new email address is: ss011148@southeasttech.com Thanks very much.”

Duane Wyatt WA0MJD

YOUTH NET GOES ON-THE-AIR

– – – – – Please pass this information on. – – – – – – –

The CEMARC Group has concluded arrangements for the start of a YOUTH NET.

The YOUTH NET will air starting Sunday, November 10th at 7:00pm. This net will be a directed net, with a Teen Net Control Operater, strictly for youth\’s up to Grade 12. Subject matter will be at the descreation of the net attendee\’s. All young operators are welcome.

NO ADULTS WILL BE ALLOWED *

The Minute Man Repeater Association, through Kevin Paetzold, k1kwp, has graciuosly made available their linked system to air this net, and will have control operator\’s monitoring. In addition, Ann Weldon, ka1pon, a mother, grandmother, Club President, and school teacher, has agreed to act as a mentor and help to coordinate this net.

What can you and I do? First, talk up the net start. Then, advise all youth that you are aware of to try connecting to one or more of the MMRA repeaters before the net start, to see which repeater is best for them from their QTH. Help them decide if you can. Check MMRA web site for list of repeaters. <http://www.MMRA.org>

The future of amateur radio, and our clubs depends on the young operaters. Their future in continuing in the hobby depends on us. Let\’s not fail them, our ourselves.

(*) While no adults will be recognised during the Net, parents who desire to sign on their child, under their control, using their call, may do so. However, once the Net starts, no adults will be recognised, only the child who was checked in.

Please direct any questions to:
Frank Murphy – N1DHW (n1dhw@arrl.net) or
Ann Weldon – KA1PON (aweldon@aol.com) or
Kevin Paetzold -K1KWP (k1kwp@arrl.net)

MMRA Fox-a-thon Oct. 19 Stoneham/Wakefield

The Minuteman Repeater Association (MMRA) has scheduled a “Fox-a-thon” for this Saturday morning October 19 in the Stoneham/Wakefield area of Massachusetts. This is an opportunity for people who are interested in foxhunting and radio direction finding to gain some direct hands on experience riding along with a regular MMRA foxhunter.

This event is open to all and we want to explicitly invite members from other clubs and organizations. Our goal is to expose more people to foxhunting and RDF with some real hands on experience. You can see some details and photos from the last “fox-a-thon” at “http://www.foxfinder.org/RDF/fox-a-thon.htm”.

This event is essentially a regular MMRA Saturday morning Foxhunt except that the fox will be within 20 miles of the MMRA 146.715 Stoneham,MA repeater and the fox will be transmitting on 146.115 (which is the input for the Stoneham repeater). The actual foxhunt will begin at 10AM (as usual) and should conclude before noon. As is the usual custom the hunters will meet afterwards for breakfast/brunch/lunch at some local establishment in the area (in this case I believe
a Friendly’s).

You can participate by:

1. hunting the fox yourself on the frequency given above!

2. Give a signal reports on the fox even though you are not directly hunting the fox Signal strength and/or bearing from your location would be interesting info.

3. Riding along with one of the regular hunters. The foxhunters will be meeting in Stoneham MA at 9AM at the location described below to coordinate with the riders (parking available etc…). You are welcome to bring your own equipment but you do not need to bring any equipment as the foxhunters will have their usual equipment.

4. listening in on the action on the Stoneham 146.715 repeater.

If you would like to ride-along with one of the hunters please notify us via email at mmra@mmra.org so we will know to be looking for you. Also it will help us determine how many riders we will have (and how many regular hunters we may need for the riders).

Hope to see you there. 73,

K1KWP
Minuteman Repeater Association

PS: Our thanks to W1DYJ and N1XKB for hosting/coordinating
this event!

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Directions to the initial coordination/assembly point in Stoneham:

Traveling South on I93 – exit 35. Left at bottom of ramp. Go under I93. Right at corner (Park St./ N. Border Rd.) Cross Rt28 — Main St. — and proceed to site, directions below.

Travelling North on I93 – exit 34. Straight at bottom of ramp, N. on Main St. Rt28. Turn right at South St. at stop light — and proceed to site, directions below.

Site directions:

From South Street — just go around the pond. Take the right hand choice at any intersection. Pass the Stoneham Zoo on your right. After about 1.5 miles you will see a large building on the left, with a central tower with all the antennas on top. Park in the front and look for the group.