October Meeting Date Moved due to Halloween

In order for Waltham ARA members to be at home to give out candy on Halloween, or to go Trick-or-Treating, the October 2018 club meeting will be held on the next to last Wednesday of the month, October 24.  See our Meetings page for further info.

Public Service Repeater Usage on October 6 and 27
Update:  The request for October 27 has been cancelled.  The event was called off due to an impending storm.
The WARA 146.64 MHz repeater will be used as a backup repeater for two public service events in October:
  • October 6, from 7 AM to 2 PM:  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Cycle for Life
  • October 27, from 7 AM to 2 PM:  Ashland Sporting Association Half Marathon
From the communications organizer for both events,  Mark Richards, K1MGY: 
Standby use means that the WARA 2M repeater may be used in the event our main system fails, or for overflow traffic.  Should the system be required, announcements will be made.  A closed net will NOT be conducted.  During breaks in communications, stations wishing to make brief calls are welcome.

We recognize that use of these resources is a privilege and extend gratitude on behalf of the two organizations to WARA for generously extending a hand.

Great picture of the repeater site – from Mt. Wachusett!

While at Boxboro a fellow HAM W1AWX introduced himself and showed me this great pic of WARA’s site taken from almost 40 miles away! Thanks Arthur! -Ron / KG1T

WARA Repeater Site from Mt. Wachusett w/ 2000mm lens

WARA Club Picnic & Field Day Operation

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, WARA held its annual cookout and a 4-hour operation in the ARRL Field Day.  The event took place at the Sunset Shelter, Prospect Hill Park, Waltham (near the repeater site).

Some photos are available here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/MDMPJc7ZAK5yR93b6

More Art!  – Apparently Ruth (see below) isn’t the only artist among us.  Here is a caricature of WARA member and past President John Flood N1JAF, drawn and donated to this web site by Donnie N1YAN .

John Flood N1JAF, drawn by Donnie N1YAN

“The Jack and Sal Radio Show” – An artistic 04/64 listener named Ruth (that is all we know about her) has sent us this masterpiece of caricature, and provided this name for the commuting-time discussions on our flagship repeater.