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.
Sonny, K1USW has submitted the scholarship committee's proposal for the club to review. It is available here as Word Documents:
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.
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?"
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.
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).
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.
Falling leaves and frost on the ground does not mean an end to regional flea market activity. This weekend sees two popular events including the famed Nearfest (formerly Hosstraders) at the original Deerfield, NH Fairgrounds. Starting Friday and lasting thru Saturday afternoon. The next day, the last MIT Flea of the season will be held. When you thought it was all over, in a just a fews after the MIT Flea, our neighboring Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will hold its annual flea market at the Bourne Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical High School on November 7th.
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