USS Salem Scouting Demo Volunteers Needed Oct.-Nov. 2004

USS Salem RC QSL cardJ.C. Cunningham, W1AI writes:

“I still need volunteers for:

* Saturday, October 16, 2004 (~102 scouts)
* Saturday, November 6, 2004 (~246 scouts!)
* Saturday, November 13, 2004 (~135 scouts)
* Saturday, November 20, 2004 (~100 scouts)

All activities are from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday afternoon. (Volunteers should plan on being on the ship from 2:30pm till 6:15pm to help with setup, activities, and cleanup.)

Send me an email at W1AI@hamtestonline.com to let me know which date(s) you will help.

JC, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator
http://www.hamtestonline.com
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Eighth Graders To Visit K1USN Oct. 5—Your Help Is Needed!

USS Salem RC QSL cardJ.C. Cunningham, W1AI writes:

“I need volunteers to help with ~50 8th graders who will be visiting the ship on Tuesday, October 5 between 10am and 2pm.

This is unusual for us because:

* It’s on a weekday during work hours.

* It’s not scouts.

I know that some of the regulars will not be able to make it because of work, so this would be a terrific opportunity for irregulars to step up to the plate!

Please email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you can help.

JC, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator
http://www.hamtestonline.com
W1AI@hamtestonline.com

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USS Salem ARC Needs You!

USS Salem ARC QSL cardJ.C. Cunningham, W1AI writes:

I need volunteers to demo amateur radio to scouts on the USS Salem. All three of the following events are from 3pm till 6pm on Saturday afternoons:

— Saturday 9/11/04 – 1 or 2 volunteers to work with ~20 scouts

— Saturday 9/18/04 – 4 or 5 volunteers to work with 100+ scouts. (This follows the morning CEMARC meeting on board the USS Salem.)

— Saturday 9/25/04 – 3 or 4 volunteers to work with ~50 scouts.

Those who have never helped on the USS Salem before are welcome and especially encouraged to participate. I will make sure that there aresufficient experienced volunteers to show the newbies the ropes!

Please email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com to let me know if you will help. I know it’s a pain having to give a commitment in advance, but the ship needs to know in advance so they can schedule alternate activities if we cannot help out.

While I’m always happy for extra volunteers to show up unannounced, I’m especially grateful for the ones who commit in advance, as they are the ones that make this activity possible!

As for this Saturday’s event, I need a response TODAY.

Thanks,
JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator
W1AI@hamtestonline.com
www.hamtestonline.com

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CEMARC Meeting September 18, 2004 at the USS Salem ARC

Council of Eastern MA ARCs logoFrank Murphy, N1DHW writes on CEMARC-list:

Well, summer is almost over, kids will be going to school, lawn mowers put away and shovels put near the back door. Sound depressing? It is.

But the good news is that we’ll end the summer with a CEMARC meeting on board the USS Salem in Quincy. That’s right, the September 18th CEMARC meeting will be hosted by the USS Salem Radio Club. The club has volunteered to host the meeting, provide lunch, and give all a tour of the ship’s radio rooms.

I’m sure that there will be plenty to discuss and review since we last met. It’s been a very busy summer for all ham radio in Eastern Mass. and the country. Of course we can expect Pi to bring us up to date on this summer¹s USS Salem Scouting activities, but in addition, here’s an opportunity for all clubs in attendance to boast of their own accomplishments / activities over the long summer. You might also bring along a list to share of planned club activities / speaker¹s your club has scheduled for this season.

So, please join us at your CEMARC meeting on September 18, 2004 starting at 0900 hrs., lunch at noon, a radio room tour, and some time for enjoying old friendships after.

For those arriving early, the SATERN group has volunteered to have coffee/tea/hot chocolate available on the pier to help start the day off, and will provide talk-in on the Boston 145.23-/88.5 repeater.

Remember, CEMARC meetings are open to all club members.

Detailed driving directions are available on the USS Salem Web Site at http://www.uss-salem.org/visitor_information.htm

If you have an item you’d like placed on the meeting’s agenda, please forward it to me at:

Frank Murphy N1DHW
n1dhw@ema.arrl.org

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USS Salem Activities June 26—Volunteers Sought

K1USN QSL cardJC Cunningham, W1AI writes:

We are expecting 40 scouts this coming weekend. They will probably be split into 3-4 small groups.

Can I get some volunteers to work with the scouts from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (6/26/04)? (Volunteers should plan on arriving around 2:30 to assist with setup.)

Most of our regular volunteers will be participating in Field Day, so if you’re not, please consider helping out this weekend!

Email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you can help! (I have to let the ship know by Friday morning whether we can accommodate!)

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
http://www.hamtestonline.com/

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USS Salem Scouting Call For Volunteers 5/22/2004

K1USN QSL cardFeel like doing something fun and different on Saturday?

We are very close to having enough volunteers again this week. Will you be the one that makes the difference?

Activities are from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday (5/22/04). Volunteers should plan on showing up at 2:30 to help with setup.

No prior experience is necessary.

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will help.

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
http://www.hamtestonline.com/

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K1USN Scouting Volunteers Requested For 5/08/2004

K1USN QSL cardJC Cunningham, W1AI writes:

Thanks to all who helped last weekend!

We are expecting 67 scouts this coming weekend.

If I can get 5 volunteers, we will run the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF/IRLP Demos concurrently in different parts of the ship. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (5/08/04). (All volunteers should be prepared to arrive no later than 2:45 to assist with setup.)

I’m hoping for a generous mix of seasoned and new volunteers. Previous experience is not required; our talented volunteers can train on the fly.

Please email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will be there! (I have to let the ship know by Friday morning whether we can accommodate!)

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator

http://www.hamtestonline.com

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USS Salem Scouting Help Requested, 5/1/04

JC Cunningham, W1AI writes:

Disappointed that we had to cancel last week because of a lack of volunteers? We need your help this week to make the USS Salem scouting / amateur radio program successful.

We are expecting a big group of 182 scouts.

This could be a tough week to get volunteers because of Hosstraders, but before the excuses start flowing in, I’d like to remind everyone that Hosstraders is essentially over by noon on Saturday. Yahoo Maps says it’s less than 2 hours from Hosstraders to the USS Salem. You can do both!

If I can get 5-6 volunteers, we will run the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF/IRLP Demos concurrently in different parts of the ship. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (5/01/04). (All volunteers should be prepared to arrive no later than 2:45 to assist with setup.)

I’m hoping for a gregarious mix of seasoned and new volunteers. Previous experience is not required; our versatile volunteers can train on the fly. Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will be there! (I have to let the ship know by Friday morning whether we can accommodate!)

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator

http://www.hamtestonline.com

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Scouting Activities at K1USN Continue!

K1USN QSL cardW1AI writes:

“We had a great time on Saturday, with 5 top-notch volunteers and 205 eager scouts. Thanks to all who participated!

We are expecting 93 scouts this coming Saturday. If I can get 4-6 volunteers, we will run the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF/IRLP Demos concurrently in two different parts of the ship. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (4/24/04). (All volunteers should be prepared to arrive no later than 2:45 to assist with setup.)

I’m hoping for a gregarious mix of seasoned and new volunteers. Previous experience is not required; our versatile volunteers can train on the fly.

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will be there! (I have to let the ship know by Friday morning whether we can accommodate!)

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
www.hamtestonline.com

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USS Salem, Call for Volunteers 04/17/04

USS Salem ARC QSL card“JC” Cunningham, W1AI, writes:

Saturday’s training went well. Thanks to Pi and all who attended!

The timing was great, because we are expecting 205 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend! If I can get 4-6 volunteers, we will run the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF/IRLP Demos concurrently in two different parts of the ship. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (4/17/04). (All volunteers should be prepared to arrive no later than 2:45 to assist with setup.)

I’m hoping for a mix of seasoned and new volunteers. Last Saturday’s training session is not a prerequisite; our versatile volunteers can also train on the fly.

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will be there!

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator

(short call, long title)

http://www.hamtestonline.com

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USS Salem, Call For Volunteers April 3, 2004

USS Salem ARC QSL cardWA1I writes on K1USN-list:

Last Saturday with the scouts was a great success. Thanks to all who helped!

We will have approximately 56 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend. I am looking for 4-5 volunteers to handle both the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF Demos. All activities are from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday (4/03/04).

No prior experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes!

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will help!

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
http://www.hamtestonline.com

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USS Salem, Call For Volunteers, March 27, 2004

USS Salem ARC QSL cardWA1I writes on CEMARC-list:

Last Saturday with the scouts was a great success. Thanks to all who helped!

We will have approximately 68 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend. I am looking for 4-5 volunteers to handle both the Intro to Amateur Radio presentations and the HF & VHF Demos. All activities are from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday (3/27/04).

We have already arranged an IRLP sched with McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which is always popular with both the scouts and the operators.

No prior experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes!

Please email me ASAP at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you will help!

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K1USN Volunteers Needed 3/20/2004

USS Salem ARC QSL card“JC” Cunningham, W1AI writes:

Modifications are being made to the ship (adding fire alarm switches, etc.) so that scouts will be allowed to sleep overnight again soon. Meanwhile, participation in the scouting program remains relatively low.

We will have 41 scouts on board the USS Salem this weekend, so the organizers have requested that we only have one activity. We will be doing a combination of Intro to Amateur Radio and HF & VHF Demos in Radio 5 between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

I currently have 2 volunteers who have signed up. It would be really nice to have one more volunteer, so that we can have the VHF station and both HF stations operating. No experience is necessary. We can show you the ropes! Please email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you can be there!

Thanks,

JC Cunningham, W1AI
USS Salem K1USN Radio Club Scouting Program Volunteer Coordinator
http://www.hamtestonline.com

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Ham Radio Demo Volunteers Needed, January 10, 2004

USS Salem ARCW1AI writes:

“The USS Salem will be hosting its first group of scouts for 2004 on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. I need 4+ volunteers so we can do the Morse code presentations and Radio 5 demos. Your help is needed, whether or not you have previous experience. We can show you everything you need to know.

I have to let the USS Salem know whether we have enough volunteers, so please let me know ASAP whether I can count you in! The only other weekend in January that the USS Salem has scouts scheduled is 1/31.

I am also still seeking a replacement volunteer coordinator. Please let me know if you might be interested.”

Thanks,

JC, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator
W1AI@hamtestonline.com

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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

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