Feb
2
2010

February Zero Beat Posted

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Bob has posted the February issue of Zero Beat. Download it today! Bob is always looking for material for upcoming issues, so please feel free to send him some articles and see your name in print!

Feb
2
2010

K1KYI/R Update

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The RIAFMRS writes on their 76 repeater list:

The PL had to be turned on the 146.760 repeater today to quiet down the repeater transmitting open squelch. The cold is really wreaking havoc with the bad connection on the tower, so hopefully this will keep the repeater usable.

Please remember to turn on your 67.0 Hz PL tone on your radio to access the repeater.

Pass the word!

Jan
5
2010

ARES Workshop 1/23 in Middleboro

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There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday January 23rd, 2010 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Eastern Bank Building (3rd Floor) on 1 South Main Street in Middleboro Massachusetts. This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of South Shore Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator Phil McNamara, N1XTB, and Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator, Carl Aveni, N1FY.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES, RACES, and SKYWARN Programs
  • Net Operations
Jan
3
2010

Ed Rovas, WA1VXY, SK

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It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Ed Rovas, WA1VXY. Ed passed away December 31st. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven, MA.

Standard Times Obituary

WA1VXY, SK

Dec
18
2009

Club Scholarship Documents

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Sonny, K1USW has submitted the scholarship committee's proposal for the club to review. It is available here as Word Documents:

Dec
1
2009

The Highway Patrol Saves the Day!

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Check out this whimsical story about the Highway Patrol and how it saves a ham radio operator and his girlfriend from a dangerous radioactive piece of "oil research equipment" stolen by a "sneak thief". The "ARRL" sends out life saving announcements as Broderick Crawford saves the day. Check out this and other great shows at Hulu.com.

Nov
20
2009

ARRL June VHF Contest Scores, W1AEC Mentioned

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As readers may remember, W1AEC participated in the June ARRL VHF QSO Party this past June. Well, the scores have been posted, and W1AEC officially scored 168 points. Technically, this places us in 1st place for the Limited Multi-Op category in the Eastern Massachusetts section.... because we were the only entry in that category. What do they say? "90% of winning is just showing up?"

Nov
16
2009

NN1D/R Offline Pending Frequency Change

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Forwarded to the NEAR-900 list, Tony, NN1D says that the Fall River 902.8625/927.8625 repeater is going to change to one of the new repeater pairs (902.0375/927.0375) due to Part 15 interference. The DPL will stay the same (D031).

In order to prep for this change, the repeater is currently offline.

Tony will let us know when the repeater is back up on the new pair and he will plan a programming day for radios.

Nov
15
2009

Happy Birthday AO-7!

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AMSAT-OSCAR 7 was launched November 15, 1974 by a Delta 2310 launcher from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California. AO-7 was launched piggyback with ITOS-G (NOAA 4) and the Spanish INTASAT. AO-7 was the second phase 2 satellite (Phase II-B).

Nov
10
2009

K1RJZ/R Boston 33cm Repeater New Frequency

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Rick, K1RJZ writes on the NEAR-900 list:

The 900 MHz Boston freq is now changed thanks to the great work of Randy Krenz, N3HFK. Boston IRLP link to NEAR-900 also seems to be functional (audio wires may have been getting crunched in a small connector, now possibly remedied).

Randy and I have been testing the Boston 900 RX performance on the new freq and he can now hit the repeater almost DFQ from his outside deck in Ashland (3W walkie) and I can hit Boston 900 from my mobile on many roads in Southboro and Marlborough where I never could before.