Rob Zarges, K2MZ

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Rob Zarges, K2MZ
69 Fales St
Worcester, MA 01606

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Fairly new ham, was licensed October 9th, 2019 and took to CW right away with the awesome help of Long Island CW Club.  I can’t imagine not being able to do CW.  It has brought great joy to my life. I recently graduated CW Academy Advanced Class (formerly known as Level 3). I have enjoyed working the CWTs and look forward to them each week.

Excited to announce I will be the Net Manager on a new Section Traffic Net in MA/RI starting March 22, 2021.  The Mass Rhode Island Slow CW Net (10 WPM) is a training net of the NTS and meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM local Eastern.  We will host the net on frequency 3.598.  Hope you will check in!

In my work life I have been in nonprofit management for 31 years and am currently the Executive Director of a local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program and am a professor at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

In the shack I have a Yaesu FT-950 and an ICOM 7300 to an 8-Band Hyend Fed Antenna that works wonderfully for me.  I run at 100 Watts most of the time. At my summer QTH in Eastham, MA on Cape Cod I run a IC 7300 to a 6 band endfed.  I also always have my KX2 which I pair with the Buddipole Deluxe antenna for SOTA and POTA activations  

I am the ARES Emergency Coordinator for the City or Worcester, MA and am working to help rebuild ARES in WMA.

Lately I really enjoyed participating in traffic handling through the NTS.  I participate in the MARI (Mass Rhode Island) CW net and the Central MA 2 meter net for traffic.


Rob in Worcester, MA