Public Service Use of 146.64 Repeater on May 20

The Boston Amateur Radio Club is supporting the annual Boston Brain Tumor Ride on Sunday May 20. They have requested the use of the Waltham 146.640 MHz repeater as a primary repeater for the southern section of this ride. The repeater will be used from 7:00 am to around 1:00 pm.

The primary point of contact information during the event is Jim Bradley, KB1JKJ.

Sign up NOW for SKYWARN Training Session at WARA May 30 Meeting

We are excited to announce that the May 30 WARA meeting will be a severe weather spotter training session. The training is presented by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, in association with the National Weather Service SKYWARN program. Everyone age 16 and older who stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.

The event is open to non-WARA members, so we ask that you take a few seconds and RSVP as soon as possible using the eventbrite link below. The number of seats is limited, so pre-registration is strongly advised.

RSVP / Register:

The training includes a two-hour computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for “severe” thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement and reporting of coastal flooding, river, stream, and urban flooding and rainfall measurements. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service. Safety procedures for the various forms of summer severe weather (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning), winter storms, and flooding will also be covered in the training session. Anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil and bringing a notebook is optional.

For any questions or further info, contact Rob at

National Weather Service Skywarn page:

IEEE Symposium in Boston, July 8-13, 2018

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

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.