Western MA ARRL To Offer NTS Traffic Handling Refresher Course

Western MA ARRL logo[Western MA] ASM Northwest Ralph Swick, KD1SM will be teaching a NTS Traffic Handling refresher course. This class will take place on 03/24/2007 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Worcester ECC Building (i.e. National Guard Building) at 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester. The course is free and open to all area hams.

The class will go over NTS traffic writing, net protocol and procedure and tactical messaging. Students are strongly encouraged to bring with them a notepad, pen and HT.

If you are new to Emergency Communications and/or the National Traffic System or just in need of a refresher this is a good beginners program from which to learn.

We would appreciate a rough head count, so if you think you will be attending, please email Mark Rubin, WB1ARZ, whom is hosting the event on behalf of the Worcester Emergency Communications Team.

–Thanks, wma.arrl.org

Intro To Radiosporting–YCCC-Style!

YCCC logoBoxboro convention logo

Attention all Northeast Area hams!

Did you know . . .
– You can work 100 countries or all 50 states in a single weekend?
– There’s a way you can compete with other hams locally or on a global scale?
– You can quickly gain new knowledge about radio, antennas and many other exciting technologies?
– You can easily meet and interact with some of the best and brightest technicians and operators in amateur radio?

The Yankee Clipper Contest Club invites you to attend it’s first “Introduction to Radiosporting – Amateur Radio Contesting” seminar at this year’s New England Division Convention in Boxboro, MA.

All are welcome to enjoy a taste of radio contesting. Get the scoop on what contesting is all about. Learn how you can get started and enjoy your first contest. Mingle with others who are just getting started. Hobnob with winners of the biggest international competitions. Learn about the simple and inexpensive equipment, antennas and software that will get you started in contesting.

What: Introduction to Radiosporting – Amateur Radio Contesting
Where: Holiday Inn, Boxboro, MA in the Federal Room
When: Saturday, August 26, 2006 1:00-3:30PM

Additional information about the convention, the seminar and YCCC can be found at www.boxboro.org and www.yccc.org

There’s plenty of room for all who wish to attend. Come alone or bring a friend! Experienced contesters welcome, too. No need to pre-register, but let us know if you think you’ll be there. RSVP to contestingintro@yccc.org You are also invited to join us for a YCCC general meeting at 3:30pm in the Federal Room following the seminar.

73 and we’ll look forward to seeing you at “Introduction to Radiosporting – Amateur Radio Contesting” in Boxboro!

Mark Pride, K1RX
Y C C C – The Yankee Clipper Contest Club

PS Questions or comments? Please email contestingintro@yccc.org