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Plimoth Plantation Special Event
Thanksgiving weekend
QSL to The Whitman Clubs PO Box: PO Box 48 Whitman MA USA 02382
For a printed certificate, please include SASE.
Station and Antenna setup took place on Friday Nov 25th
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped load equipment at the Quonset hut and
install antennas and stations at the Plantation!

Station Operation took place on Saturday Nov 26th and Sunday Nov 27th, 9am-3pm (14:00z-20:00z)
using callsign NI1X
VHF: 147.225+pl67 or EchoLink: WA1NPO-R, IRLP: Node 8691 
HF: 3.860Mhz, 7.260Mhz, 14.260Mhz, 18.160Mhz

The operator schedule for the stations including the setup and take down crews :<click here>
WarcSetupCrew
11-25-16 Setup Crew. Photo by Richard AG1B

49  QSO's on 40 Meters:
Mass, Maine, Indiana, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsilvania, North Carolina,
Ottawa Ontario, Toronto

37  QSO's on 20 Meters
Mass, Wisconsin*, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolin, Illinois, Tennesee, Minnisota, Michigan, Indiana,
Belfast Northern Ireland, Stuttgart Germany, Milan Italy, Swaziland South Africa
*including for the 35th year, annual contact with Jim WB9IXS from Wales Wisconsin.

51 Check-In's on the Whitman 2M repeater
Mass, California, Colorado, Milaysia and Plymouth England


 [NEW Updates] to the club training schedule:
The currenly running Technician class VE session will now take place on
December 8th at a new location: the Canton FireHouse, 99 Revere St. in Canton MA. Testing starts at 7pm.
[Google Map link to the Canton FireHouse <click here>]
The
currenly running Extra class now has additional classes added and the VE session will now take place on December 20th, location tbd (hopefully the Whitman PD training room)
->Visit the Training page for more details <click here>


[NEW] October 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF fileAdobe PDF

Our next club meeting with be Wednesday December 7th, 7pm at the Whitman K/C hall, Rt.18 in Whitman.
WinterFest 2017 HamFest indoor Flea Market is scheduled for
Saturday January 21st 2017 at the K/C hall, Rt. 18 Whitman MA.  
To reserve a table, call 781-523-5010
 WinterFest 2017 flyer Adobe PDF file  Adobe PDF

At the October 5th Whitman Club meeting, John KC1FWV gave a presentation and demo of SDR (software defined radio) using the popular and low cost RTLSDR USB receiver dongle and RF upconverter. John has made his slide presentation availble in PDF fomat:  SDR_Presentation Adobe PDF file Adobe PDF

 QSL The Marshfield Fair Special Event
which took place Fri Aug 19th- Sun 28th 2016
QSL to The Whitman Clubs PO Box: PO Box 48 Whitman MA USA 02382


November 2016 Sunday Public Service Net Control

November 6th  Ryan KD1X
November 13th John KC1DWY
November 20th  Jeff WK1D
November 27th Ross W1EKG
December 4th Jeff N1SOM

The Whitman Amateur Radio Public Service net is held every Sunday morning at 08:30 on 147.225+ PL 67.0. 

Club members and all other area hams are welcome to join the net. 

The purpose of this net is to establish a 2 meter frequency in the event of an emergency 
and to share information of interest with amateurs and all other listeners as well. 

We are always looking for new volunteers for net control. 
For 1 page net control & NTS traffic preamble with instructions and a net log CLICK HERE
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For the new large font, multi-page net control script CLICK HERE

For the new large font, multi-page NTS traffic script CLICK HERE

Please note: our repeater operation now includes a 2 second delay when first transmitting. If the carrier has dropped, you should count to 2 before speaking when opening the repeater. If not, the first 2 seconds of your transmission will not be heard.

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November 2016 club calendar

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Upcoming club meetings

Reminder

Our next club meeting with be Wednesday December 7th, 7pm at the Whitman K/C hall, Rt.18 in Whitman.

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Fox Hunt Information



Recent Fox Hunt details from Richard AG1B at the Whitman Club Field Day June 25th & 26th 2016

I arrived at the Field day site at the East Bridgewater Y and set the 146.535 mhz Fox box just off a trail about 100 yards from the upper pavilion. This would provide an opportunity for those members who have wanted to try Fox Box hunting a low pressure location for  first timers. Over the weekend I saw the following members find the Fox Box transmitter;  ROY KB1CYVMIKE WA1MAD, JEFF N1SOM, and JIM W1GQN. Congratulations to these Fox finders. If anyone else  participated please contact  RICHARD  AG1B.
73,    Richard,   AG1B

     
The Fox Box hidden off a trail at Field day               Jeff N1SOM Fox Hunting        


Please contact Richard AG1B at  rjmetcalf@comcast.net   if you would help support this part of the radio hobby.


New hunters or anyone wishing to pair up with someone, please contact either:

 Roy  KB1CYV           kb1cyv@comcast.net
    Richard  AG1B         rjmetcalf@comcast.net


Note: Future radio direction finding events  are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month.
The "Fox" committee is  looking for guest "Foxes" who know a secret location that would test the direction finding skills of the hunters.
               
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2016/2017 Amateur Radio Club events:

  • Marlborough Flea Market: Sat Feb 13th
  • Framingham Flea Market: Sun April 10th
  • NEAR-Fest: Fri & Sat  April 29th & 30th
  • Dayton Hamvention : Fri-Sun May 20th, 21st, 22nd
  • Whitman club Flea Market Memorial Day Weekend: Sun & Mon May 29th & 30th.
  • ARRL Field Day: Sat & Sun June 25th, 26th
  • MIT Sunday Flea Markets & (to be verified) CranLand Fly-ins:
  • April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th,
  • Aug 21st, Sept 18th, Oct 16th.
  • Marshfield Fair: Fri Aug 19th- Sun 28th
  • (station setup Thur Aug 18th, station breakdown Mon Aug 29th)
  • ARRL New England/Boxboro Convention: NEW DATE: Fri-Sun September 9th-11th (same location: Holiday Inn Boxboro)  http://www.boxboro.org/2016/index.html
  • NEAR-Fest: Fri & Sat October 14th & 15th    http://www.near-fest.com/
  • FARA fest Saturday November 5th    http://www.falara.org/activities/fara-fest
  • Plimoth Plantation Special Event Fri-Sun November 25th, 26th, 27th.
  • WinterFest 2017. The Whitman Clubs HamFest Flea Market Saturday January 21st 2017


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Newsletters
September 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF fileAdobe PDF
August 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF fileAdobe PDF
July 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF file  Adobe PDF file
June 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF file  Adobe PDF file
April-May 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF file  Adobe PDF file
February-March Newsletter Adobe PDF fileAdobe PDF file
If you don't have the Adobe PDF file viewer, download it here
Click here for the Newsletter Archive

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Club Info

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club is located about 25 miles south of Boston, MA, near the city of Brockton. Club meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Whitman Knights of Columbus Hall on route 18 just south of the Abington line. The meetings start at 7:00 PM.

Post Office Box 48
 Whitman, MA 02382
 ARRL Club #0082
 Club Call Sign: WA1NPO

Click Here view the prices of coax and other wire available to club members.

Club Membership Application
Ham Radio Related Links
New England Repeater Directory
Archived Events
For an up to date list of all VE Exam sessions in this area, visit the ARRL VE listings



Club Officers
Board of Directors
Vice President - Paul Moss KB1MTW
Treasurer - Jeff Tracy  N1SOM
Secretary - Larry Kenney K1LJK


2016 Whitman Club June 1st election results:

Officer: President
Joe Amorelli K1JMA : Elected
Officer: Vice-President
Paul Moss KB1MTW : Re-Elected
Officer: Treasurer
Jeff Tracy N1SOM : Re-Elected
Officer: Secretary
Larry Kenney K1LJK : Re-Elected
Director:
Richard Metcalf AG1B
: Elected



Information and pictures from club events of the past
Memorial Day weekend Flea Market
The Mount Washington "DX Pedition"
Fox Hunting Pictures
Plimoth Plantation Special Event
2012 List of Activities

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