The Whitman Amateur Radio Club is currently conducting a Technician training class at the Whitman police station at 20 Essex Street on Tuesdays until September 27, 2018. Ross Hochstrasser, W1EKG, and Paul DeLory, W1GTX, are instructing. The class will culminate in a volunteer exam on October 2, 2018. For details, …Read More
From the ARRL VE Newsletter, June, 2018: The newly revised pool, released in January 2018 (updated and re-released February 12, 2018) by the Question Pool Committee (QPC) of the NationalConference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC), must be in use starting July 1. There are three graphics required for this pool …Read More
On July 1, 2018 a new Element 2 Technician class question pool will take effect for examinations. VECs and VEs will have new test designs available for use at exam sessions effective that date. The newly revised pool released in January 2018 (updated and re-released February 12, 2018) by the Question Pool …Read More
Stephanie Frontiera is one determined young woman. At this spring’s Tech in a Day held at the Lanesville Community Center, she was one of seven students—and one of three from the Ipswich CERT. These CERT members were given radios and encouraged to get their Amateur Radio Technician license. She was …Read More
The Whitman Amateur Radio Club is offering an Amateur Extra License Class beginning Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Whitman Police Station, 20 Essex Street, Whitman from 7-9 PM. The class will meet each Tuesday and Thursday and culminate in an exam session on May 29. The training coordinator is …Read More
The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club, in conjunction with Brookline Adult and Community Education (BA&CE) and Newton Community Education (NCE) will offer a six-week Technician Class course beginning Wednesday, March 28, 2018 for adults and child-parent pairs to facilitate their successful completion of the FCC radio license test. Children who …Read More
Michael Crestohl, W1RC/VE2VW writes: NEAR-Fest XXIII will be held on May 4-5, 2018. It is held twice annually, spring and fall, rain or shine, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield New Hampshire beginning on Friday at 0900 and ending Saturday at 1500 hours. Admission is $10. Persons under 18 and …Read More
The Eastern MA ARRL field organization has been requested to provide an Amateur Radio presence at the IEEE AP-S/URSI Symposium in Boston, July 8-12, 2018 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston’s Seaport District. Amateurs will outfit and staff a booth in the trade show area of the conference and conduct …Read More
Bill 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 …Read More
Chris Johnson, N1IR writes on the Genesis ARS list: The Tech course for April 7, 21 and May 5th is a go! We are located at the Plymouth Airport Community Room have 6 students so far and the list is growing, again of you know anyone who is interested in taking the tech course please pass this on. Thanks to …Read More
The Framingham ARA Spring Flea Market will take place on April 8, 2018 at the Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street in Framingham. Admission for buyers is $5, and under 12 is free. Tables are $20 in advance and $25 at the door if available. There will be refreshments, a …Read More
Middleborough amateur Phil McNamara, N1XTB has concluded a six-week Technician licensing class with great results. “Twelve folks passed, three did not. Two more couldn’t attend the exam session and will be going to a different session.” The Eastern MA Amateur Radio Group in Canton conducted the testing session. McNamara conducted …Read More
Brent Putnam, W1NCH writes: The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) is holding a Technician class licensing course over the course of three Saturdays: March 17, 24 and 31 from 9 AM to noon at the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department headquarters, 399 Main Street (entrance on King Street), in the 2nd Floor EOC/training …Read More
The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club is again holding its Marlborough Flea Market on February 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union St., Marlborough, MA. Talk-in is on the MMRA repeater, 147.27+ (PL 146.2). A VE session will be held beginning at 9:00 …Read More
The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will hold a weekly General license class beginning Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 7-9 PM at the Whitman Police Station. The class will conclude with a volunteer exam session on February 27. Material will be based on the ARRL General Class License Manual.
The course is offered free of charge. Interested parties are asked to contact the course instructor, Ross Hochstrasser, W1EKG via email at email@example.com or by phone at 781-447-9104.
The Framingham ARA Spring Flea Market will take place on April 23, 2017 at the Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter St. in Framingham. Admission for buyers is $5, and under 12 is free. Tables are $20 in advance and $25 at the door if available. There will be refreshments, a VE session and door prizes.
For complete information, visit http://www.w1fy.org/flea.aspx.
“Donna Suskawicz knows the value of interaction. A disabled woman who once spent a year at home, the Zola Center coordinator was familiar with avoiding the world. But when she heard about a disabled man who used only his amateur radio to communicate during Hurricane Katrina, she saw an opportunity…” …Read More
Dean Burgess, KB1PGH writes on CAARAmail list:
The Caara VE team will hold an FCC Amateur Radio license exam session at this year’s field day event site at the Fuller School in Gloucester. The VE session will be on Sunday June 26th, from 10 AM until noon.
If you are planning to take a test please bring two forms of ID. One must be a picture ID and the other your Social Secuity number. Please bring $15.00 as well for the FCC testing fee. You may reserve a spot by e-mailing CAARA VE team leader Bob Quinn, WV1A at bquinn32 at comcast dot net.
We will also welcome walk-ins as well if you want to become a ham or upgrade your license at the last minute.Read More
The KY1N Memorial List, a popular New England resource documenting Volunteer Examinations is no more.
According to Jim Heedles, WW1Y, “with the increased effort and decreased usefulness, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time for the KY1N List to go QRT.” WW1Y explains further: “For the past couple of years the KY1N list has largely duplicated the data located at the ARRL web site. The effort to reconcile the different data sources used to build the list has become less beneficial to the amateur community as the differences between the KY1N list and the ARRL/VEC list grew less and less.”
The list was named in honor of Raymond R. Lussier, KY1N (Silent Key), an active volunteer examiner and team liaison for the Mt. Moriah (Salem, N.H.) VE team.
“When the FCC created the Volunteer Examiner system in 1984, there was a need to provide exam session information to the amateur community and the general public. The KY1N list was started to address that need. Chick Hunt, KC1OX (Silent Key), was the maintainer for many years. Originally, Chick maintained it by hand, using phone calls and the US Postal Service to contact examination teams and gather the exam session data. Copies of the list were distributed to local ham and electronic stores and mailed to interested organizations.
“In the mid 90’s the growth of the internet and electronic mail systems made it feasible to distribute copies of the KY1N list via email to interested individuals. For well over a decade the KY1N list has been hosted by qth.com. Their support has helped many to earn or upgrade their license.”
WW1Y says that individuals interested in finding information about Amateur Radio exam sessions can still go to these sites:
Heedles thanks everyone who has supported the KY1N Memorial List over the years.
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The KY1N Memorial ListDate Time Contact Location Phone
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
03/24/10 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
03/24/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Lunenburg MA 978-597-6535
03/26/10 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
03/27/10 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
03/27/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
03/27/10 12:00 Bradley Saunders, N1GZB Lewiston ME
03/27/10 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
04/03/10 09:00 *Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
04/03/10 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/03/10 10:00 *Celeste Dean, W1CMD South Yarmouth MA
04/08/10 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
04/08/10 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-1843
04/09/10 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
04/10/10 09:00 *William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
04/10/10 12:00 Gregory Fitch, KB1EZJ Conway NH 603-759-6671
04/10/10 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
04/10/10 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265