WARA Holiday Dinner – December 19, 2018

The Waltham Amateur Radio Association invites all hams and friends for a festive Holiday Dinner! It’s a great time to get that “eyeball” QSO with some of the folks we’ve been talking to all year. Spouses / friends / prospective hams are all welcome! No RSVP necessary. When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 6:00 PM, Sichuan’s Garden, 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Cost is $25 per person at the door which includes the buffet and 1 ticket for the door prizes. Membership renewal will also gain you an extra ticket for the door prize. The main prize this year will be a $150 gift certificate for Ham Radio Outlet.

There will be no regular (last Wednesday) club meeting in December.  The next regular club meeting will be on January 30, 2019.


Officer Elections & New Newsletter Editor

Officer elections were held at the monthly meeting, Wednesday November 28th 2018.   Ron KG1T has stepped up from VP to President.  Glenn N1GAS has stepped in to fill the VP roll.  Other officers are continuing in their present role.  See About WARA for the updated listing of WARA officers.

Also at the November meeting, George W1LSB volunteered to be our new newsletter editor.  Please support George by submitting stories, photos, technical articles, or anything else of interested to the club.  The next issue will be Spring, 2019.


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.