Wednesday, November 11, 2020, is Veterans Day and once again K1USN plans to be on the air to honor those who have served our country. As you might expect during these difficult times, we are looking for an alternative way to get K1USN on the air. We have decided to announce a 31-hour operating event beginning at 0000 UTC Nov 11th and running through 0500 UTC Nov 12th. The format will consist of two hour shifts and you can use the K1USN call from your home QTH. We will have two hour operating slots available on CW, SSB …Read More
From https://hamxposition.org: New England ARES Academy October 10-31, 2020 View the full schedule and sign up at <https://hamxposition.org/2020/ne-ares-academy> The first-ever New England Division ARES Academy, originally scheduled for the Division Convention in November, will instead be held over a period of several weeks in October via Zoom. There are five Basic Track classes for those just getting started, and more advanced classes and workshops for those who already have the basics. One-hour classes will be held on weeknights from 7:30 to 8:30 PM EDT, and two-hour workshop sessions will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 AM EDT. Just …Read More
Bob Kelley, K1KVV, writes on the Southeastern MA ARA web site: 13 Colonies Event Week July 1, 9AM to July 7, Midnight, EDT (1300Z 1 July 2020 to 0400Z 8 July 2020) Certificate: Only one 13 Colonies QSO gets you a certificate. For a CLEAN SWEEP, you don’t need to work the Bonus Stations, WM3PEN & GB13COL. [D-STAR is OK for Bonus Stations] Working a Colony Station: use DX Summit www.DXSummit.fi to find a 13 Colonies S/E station. Spotting: after working a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it on DX Summit: i.e., “K2H 13 Col MA.” Questions? See KU2US & www.13colonies.us.Read More
Whitman Amateur Radio Club members will operate a special events station over the Thanksgiving weekend, November 30-December 1, 2019, at the Plimoth Plantation, the home of the Mayflower II in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The participants will demonstrate Amateur Radio to tourists and visitors. In the past the group has logged over a hundred HF and VHF contacts with US and foreign amateurs, including a contact with Plymouth, England. Volunteers are need for setup, breakdown, and station operations. Antenna and setup takes place on Friday, November 29 from 10 AM to 12 noon. On-air operations run in shifts on Saturday from 8:00 AM …Read More
The K1USN Radio Club will once again be on the air November 11, 2019, to celebrate Veterans Day to show their appreciation for those who have served. They anticipate opening up around 8:30 AM on the HF bands using SSB and CW until late afternoon. Local hams are invited to visit them at the Watson Museum & Research Library, 85 Quincy Avenue in Braintree. K1USN QSL cards will be available for all contacts with K1USN. Send # 10 SASE to K1RV or DX stations QSL via bureau. QSL via K1RV URL: http://www.k1usn.com Contact: Pi, K1RV Email: firstname.lastname@example.org “Please drop …Read More
Bob Kelley, K1KVV writes on the Southeastern MA ARA web site: I’m seeking operators for K2H, the shared Special Event callsign for all Massachusetts. Please let all members of our club know about this opportunity. I can add both W1AEC and home station operators to the official 13 Colonies K2H operators list. Do you want to have the experience of being called instead of calling to make a contact? You’ll get calls from both domestic and DX operators who want to qualify for the certificate endorsements. As an operator of K2H, you will automatically qualify for a certificate. You can also contact the other 13 Colonies S/E stations to earn your own endorsements. You’d …Read More
The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a ham radio exhibit and special events station at the 151st Annual Marshfield Fair August 17-26, 2018 from 1600Z-0059Z. The club will operate under the call sign NN1MF on the following frequencies/bands: 18.160, 14.260, 7.260, and 3.860 MHz. The station will also be active on EchoLink via the WA1NPO-R, and IRLP: 8691. Contacts will be acknowledged with a certificate and QSL at: Whitman ARC, PO Box 48, Whitman, MA 02382.Read More
ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ writes: The annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place from Sunday, July 1st, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Saturday, July 7th, 12:00 Midnight Eastern (July 8th, 0400 UTC). Participants are encouraged to contact as many of the original 13 Colonies as possible in that timeframe. There are also two bonus stations: WM3PEN (Philadelphia, PA), and GB13COL (Durham, England). A nice certificate is available at the end of the event. Each colony has its own callsign and list of operators. Massachusetts is K2H. If you are interested in being a K2H operator, contact Bob (K1KVV) at …Read More
“Pi” Pugh, K1RV writes: “As of today there are now 106 ships/museums listed as active participants and the K1USN Radio Club will join them for the Museum Ships Weekend beginning Friday evening, June 2 at 0000 UTC (8:00 PM EDT). Check out the list here – http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/ “We want to be on the air as much as possible during the entire 48-hour weekend event. Operators are needed to help keep [K1USN’s] three HF stations on the air. Please let me know if you are available to spend some time during the weekend. Remember that K1USN was the originator of this fantastic operating event that is now sponsored by the crew onboard …Read More
“Whitey” Doherty, K1VV writes: Maritime Radio Day is held annually to remember the nearly 90 years of wireless service for seafarers. Since its beginning in 1900, Maritime Radio was in use mainly until the end of 1999. The MRD is open to all Amateur Radio Stations. Special stations (like Coastal radios and ship’s call signs) can participate to the MRD only if operated by former Commercial or Navy operators, or by radio technicians who worked in the installation and/or maintenance of naval equipments. If you are a former Merchant Marine Radio Operator or former ship’s Electronic Technician please subscribe to …Read More
Rick Emord, KB1TEE and other members of the Massasoit Amateur Radio Association are planning a special events operation to commemorate the birth of the Boy Scouts of America aboard the USS Massachusetts on Saturday, April 28, 2018 using the call sign W1BSA. The group conducted its first operation aboard the museum ship in 2015. MARA members and amateurs from other area clubs will serve radiomen (operators) on the ship from 0900 until 1600. In the past, the crew has activated six stations on the air for this event on 2, 10, 20, and 40 meters and CW on 80 meters …Read More
“Pi” K1RV writes:
The K1USN Radio Club will once again be on the air to celebrate Veterans Day as we take time to show our appreciation for those who have served; as well as their family members.
Local hams are invited to visit us in Braintree, MA at 85 Quincy Ave.
Our operating frequencies will be:
SSB – 3860, 7260, 14260, 18160, 21360, 24960, 28360 and 50160.
CW – 3539, 7039, 10109, 14039, 18079, 21039, 24899, 28039 and 50109.
IRLP – NODE # 4086 ( AE1TH 442.500 118.8 P/L in Braintree, MA )
K1USN QSL cards will be available for all contacts with K1USN.
Send # 10 SASE to K1RV or DX stations QSL via bureau.
QSL via K1RV
Contact: Pi – K1RV
Jeff Lehmann, N1ZZN writes on the Whitman ARC list:
This weekend is our annual special event station at Plimoth Plantation. Don’t forget, this year we’ll be using the NI1X call sign. We’ll be operating between 9 AM and 3 PM Saturday and Sunday. The advertised frequencies to look for us on are 18.160 14.260 7.260 and 3.860. Of course you can always find us on our 147.225+ PL 67.0 repeater, which is also accessible via EchoLink: WA1NPO-R and IRLP node 8691.Read More
Amateurs will help commemorate the 100th anniversary of Reginald A. Fessenden’s first voice and music broadcast with a special events operation from the Governor Winslow House in Marshfield, MA on August 4, 2006 from 1500-2100 UTC.
W1AA will operate on 7225-7270, above 14310, and on 17 meters, above 18150. The station will operate on cw 40 khz up from the bottom of the bands, plus or minus QRM.
Stations contacting W1AA will receive a special commemorative QSL card. Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Watch the DX Summit for W1AA Spots, at http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/hfdx25.html.Read More