Boston Marathon Repeater Usage – Monday April 16th
The Boston Marathon will once again be using our UHF (449.075) and VHF (146.64) repeaters during the event on April 16th. We ask that Hams please refrain from using the repeaters during this time.


IEEE Symposium in Boston

Volunteers wanted for upcoming International Radio Science meeting. Amateurs are needed to staff a booth at the conference to answer questions by attendees on how to get involved in Amateur radio. Your help is needed for coordination, publicity, booth setup, staffing booths, volunteer exams, and booth tear down. Register here HamRadio @ IEEE AP-S 2018 Volunteer Signup 

For more information visit 2018 APS/URSI  or contact Phil Temples K9Hi at arrl dot org

Event schedule Technical Program and Meetings


Amateur Radio License in a Day – April 21

Bill Poulin, WZ1L, sent us this informaton:

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association, CAARA, will be holding a one day study course for those interested in earning the FCC Technician class amateur radio license. This course will be held at the Lanesville Community Center on 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester, MA on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, from 8:00 AM and going until 4:30 PM. Exams will begin at the end of class.

There is a $20.00 fee for course materials, snacks and the FCC Test Fee. You must sign up beforehand by e-mailing CAARA at techinaday@caara.net.

Tech-in-a-Day Flyer


March 4, 2018 – Roger, WA1NVC, investigates the feasibility of bringing Internet service to the repeater site.  It would enable networking of the 900 MHz repeater, and possibly other cool stuff like remote diagnostics.

Roger tried two different cellular data boxes. This one worked the best, especially when tested with the door to this metal radio room closed.
Checking the connection speed… Yes, fast enough for our purposes.

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.