Volunteers Needed, Motif #1 Day 5K, Rockport, May 19, 2018

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:

We are looking for operators to staff the Motif #1 Day 5K, on Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 AM in Rockport. Please be on location by 8:30 AM. 

Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by Thursday, May17th so I can plan staffing positions for the event. 

Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use. (i.e.: mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; OEM rubber duck; etc.) so we have a better idea of where to locate you along the event course per the potential of your equipment.

This is the seventh annual 5k and 1-mile fun run for the Rockport Public Schools Health and Wellness Programs. The race was born from the desire to get the students and community more involved in health and wellness activities. The money raised from this event goes directly to the health and wellness programs at the Rockport Public Schools. Last year the money they raised went to planting trees to shade some of the classrooms, a new water fountain with the capability to fill a bottle, hydroponics planting system for their science room and lots more. They were thrilled to be able to purchase 35 pairs of snowshoes for their physical education classes to use this winter.

Location: Harvey Park in Downtown Rockport

Address: 4 High Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Cape Ann ARA Tech Class, April 21, 2018

CAARA logoBill Poulin, WZ1L writes on the Cape Ann ARA list:

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association will hold a one-day study course for those interested in earning the FCC Technician class Amateur Radio license. The course will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester.  An exam will be held at the conclusion of  the class.

There is a $20.00 fee for course materials, snacks and the FCC test fee.

You must register in advance by e-mailing techinaday@caara.net.

Cape Ann ARA Tech In A Day, May 13, 2017

Rick Maybury, WZ1B writes on caaramail:

Do you know anyone who may be interested in becoming a ham? CAARA is holding another Tech in a Day study session on 13 May, Saturday. This is a great opportunity for a new prospective ham to get their Tech license and a way to recruit new members. … We currently have 17 people signed up for this class.

73, Rick

email: rmaybury@ppg-i.com


Cape Ann ARA To Hold Winter Field Day Exercise

Cape Ann ARA logoThe Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association will hold a 24-hour “winter” Field Day exercise beginning at noon, January 26, 2008, according to CAARA’s Briggs Longbothum, AB2NJ.

“CAARA will exercise and demonstrate our capability to deploy and communicate under emergency conditions using portable/battery power. This event is similar to the ARRL’s well-known Field Day event held every June but will be conducted in January inside our club house but using non-permanent equipment and off-grid power,” says Briggs. “All are invited and welcomed to stop by and visit, operate, or enjoy a snack and some camaraderie at the clubhouse.”

AB2NJ says that this is the second annual winter Field Day, and the first time they’ve operated it in conjunction with the Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio’s [archive.org link] Winter Field Day.

CAARA News, January 2008