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[NEW] June 2016 Newsletter [PDF]

[Reminder] Our next MOTA  (Meeting On The Air) will be July 20th at 7pm on the club repeater: 147.225Mhz +pl67

[New] Field Day Fox Hunt details <click here>

Our next club event will be:
The Marshfield Fair: Fri Aug 19th- Sun 28th details <
click here>

The Fall Flea Market/Craft Fair will be held on Labor Day Weekend Sunday Sept 4th & Monday Sept 5th
(click here for a full size PDF version)




July 2016 Sunday Public Service Net Control

July 10th           Richard AG1B
July 17th           Ross W1EKG  (@CranLand)
July 24th           Jeff WK1D
July 31st           Matt W1AEM

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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July 2016 club calendar

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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

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Upcoming club meetings

Reminder

Our next MOTA  (Meeting On The Air) will be July 20th at the at 7pm on the club repeater: 147.225Mhz +pl67

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Fox Hunt Information



New 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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Secretary and MOTA notes:

February-March 2016 Newsletter [PDF]
January 2016 Newsletter [PDF]

November-December 2015 Newsletter [PDF]
 November 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
October 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
September 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]

August 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
JULY 1st 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]

June 3rd 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
May 6th 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
 April 1st 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
April 15th 2015 Flea Market meeting Secretary Notes [PDF]
March 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
March 18th 2015 MOTA Notes [PDF]
February 2015 Secretary Notes [PDF]
February 18th 2015 MOTA Notes [PDF]


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2016 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
  • Whitman club Flea Market Labor Day Weekend: Sun & Mon Sept 4th & 5th.
  • NEAR-Fest: Fri & Sat October 14th & 15th
  • FARA fest Saturday November 12th
  • Plimoth Plantation Special Event Fri-Sun November 25th, 26th, 27th.


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The Marshfield Fair: Fri Aug 19th- Sun 28th 2016
Booth setup will be on Thursday August 18th
The club booth and station(s) will be operated daily in 2 shifts:
12:00pm-4:30pm and 4:30pm-9:00pm
Booth take down will on Monday August 29th

To sign up for shifts in the club booth, send date & shift time requests to either Bill N1FRE at wf.hayden@verizon.net or the club email at wa1npo@gmail.com
Booth Schedule/Roster <click here>
Additional details and the latest booth schedule will be updated here ASAP
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2015MarshfieldFair
Mark KC1ACF and Mike WA1MAD manning the booth in 2015

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Labor Day Flea Market info
Additional details to be posted here ASAP
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Warc Labor Day Flea Market


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ARRL Field Day event Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th 2016


Results from our Field Day Operations:
                                                   
BandModeQSO'sPoints
3.5LSB2020
7CW145289
7LSB8686
14CW112222
14USB3939
28USB11
 TotalBoth403657
                                                   
Score: 1,314 
Thanks to Jeff N1ZZN, Garry AB1CQ and Jeff N1SOM respectively for the electronic logging this year, providing the total Q's, Points and Score at this months club meeting and submitting these results to the ARRL on behalf of the Whitman Club.



Mark KC1ACF
.Comments from your Field Day coordinator

Hello to All,

I just wanted to share with you some comments on our 2016 field day operation. My question for the day is: How many people does it take to set up and run a Field Day weekend? I write this to offer thanks from an organizers point of view to all the people who make this happen. As I started collecting names, call signs and duties performed for this letter, I began to realize just how many folks contributed to such a great weekend. Here is the report of all the contributors of our fun weekend. If you are not listed, please contact Mark, KC1ACF for inclusion in this list.

Larry, K1LJK, You captured ALL of our happenings in what has to be our biggest newsletter ever! The field day coverage was amazing in that we had four photographers roaming about taking pictures throughout the weekend. I understand the time it takes to put all of those great pictures on one document. Great work, Larry, as always! Oh, and one more thing: Congratulations to you on getting your extra ticket!

Our antenna crew list is missing some people but I have Loren, N1IQI, Barry, N1EZH, Jeff, WK1D, (excellent job on the launcher, Jeff), Joe, K1JMA, Paul, KB1MTW, Mike, WA1MAD, Jim, NM1F, and Bruce, W1CVE.

The food may be arguably the most important component of the weekend. Our thanks to Karen, N1VI, Steve, W1OD and Bob, K1NOK for doing a great job keeping us all well fed!

Paul, KB1MTW was seen transporting equipment throughout the weekend and solving problems for everybody.

Jeff, N1ZZN, took on the task of getting us all on laptops. He was successful in collecting all contacts without paper for the first time ever at Field Day! There was one old guy that held off recording his contacts on a laptop. By Sunday afternoon I finally stepped up to the plate and switched over to electronic logging!

As Bruce, NI1X-SK used to say: If you do not have a picture, it did not happen. What great pictures of the entire event! The 2016 Field Day was captured by the able work of Jeff, N1SOM, Jeff, WK1D, Bob, K1NOK, (great captions, Bob) Barry, N1EZH, and Richard, AG1B. Bruce, NI1X-SK, would be proud of you!

Those folks who ran the VE sessions are to be congratulated as well. The VE Team was ably led by Steve, W1OD and helped by Karen, N1VI, Bob, K1NOK, Jeff, WK1D, Jim, WG1L and Ryan, KG1ZX. Nice work getting some more hams on the air!

I was very impressed with the large signs we had out in front of the YMCA this year. Thank you Karen, N1VI for your nice banner and thanks to All who helped with this important task.

My safety guy in charge was John, KC1DWY. He did a great job watching out for foot and car traffic near guy wires and cables. He also helped guide cars and campers to their parking area. Thanks John!

Gary, AB1CQ, managed to collect all of our data for the weekend. I believe he indicated we made around 400 contacts! Thanks Gary!

So, my final point for all of this is: How many hams does it take to set up and run a Field Day operation like ours? Well, we had twenty-five plus people set up and run various parts of our Field Day. There were thirty-eight jobs completed by these folks altogether, (some working on the same project, food, antennas, photos Etc.). What a great team we are for getting our Field Day prepared, set up and operating! It was a substantial effort from a lot of people to complete our very successful 2016 Field Day operation!

   73, Mark KC1ACF

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Past Amateur Radio Events

Plimoth Plantation Special Event operations took place over Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday and Sunday November 28th & 29th, 9am-3pm EST (14:00-20:00 UTC),  on or about: 7.260Mhz, 14.260Mhz, 18.160Mhz and club repeater: 147.225+pl67 using the NI1X call
 (Antenna party Friday morning 10am at the Plantation <click here for pictures>)
PlimothPlantation2015Totals


Marshfield Fair Special Event NN1MF
August 21st-30th, 2015 12:00 Noon - 9:00 PM

Join us at the Whitman Amateur Radio Clubs booth at this years Marshfield Fair, 140 Main St. Marshfield Ma. We'll have HF and VHF stations operating 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm every day.

We need volunteers to help out at the booth all week long and also for setup and take down a day before and a day after the event! Click here to view the current booth schedule. To sign up for booth time email Bill N1FRE (wf.hayden@verizon.net), our club email: WA1NPO@gmail.com or leave a msg on our clubs voice mail system:
781-523-5010. If you get on the booth schedule, we'll have a free pass w/free parking inside the fairgrounds for you (while they last).

This year the Whitman Amateur Radio Club is participating in the Marshfield Fairs Kids' Passport program. We have 2 flyers designed by Bill N1FRE to handout at the booth:
Kids Passport flyer  and  Kids Passport folded flyer



Special Event: Barry N1EZH  is participating in this years 225th Anniversary of our US Coast Guard, Sunday August 2nd from 1400 - 1600Z (0900 - 1100 EST).
Find the event on:

(SSB Phone)  3827 KHz – LSB (80 M),  7227 KHz – LSB (40 M), 14327 KHz - USB (20 M),  21327 KHz - USB (15 M)
(CW) 3552 KHz (80 M),  7052 KHz (40 M), 14052 KHz (20 M), 21052 KHz (15 M)
Click here to see the event flyer (pdf)
Note: Barry N1EZH will monitor the 147.180 PL 67.0, W1MV, MARA Repeater during this time for Club Members wishing to set up an HF Freq. for contacts

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Newsletters
April-May 2016 Newsletter Adobe PDF file  Adobe PDF file
February-March Newsletter Adobe PDF fileAdobe PDF file
January 2016 Newletter 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
2012 List of Activities
For an up to date list of all VE Exam sessions in the New England area, visit the KY1N Memorial List


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



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

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