September Meeting Wed. Sept 29th 2021 7:00 PM

We will be holding our September meeting virtually. To receive an invitation via email please use this contact form:

W1M Field Day Summary

View our online album of photos from the 2021 W1M Field Day at Crow Island in Stow, MA. This was a collaboration between the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club N1EM and the Waltham Amateur Radio Association.

W1M Field Day 2021 Photo Album

Skip K1NKR was kind enough to put together a nice summary of W1M Field Day 2021.

Thanks everyone who came out for a great time! I will post the final tally of contacts made once I have received word that they have been submitted.

-Ron / KG1T

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WARA Repeater Site looking towards Boston – KG1T

The February 2021 meeting’s presentation on Dire Wolf APRS software from WB2OSZ is now available for viewing. Thanks John Wb2OSZ!

About Dire Wolf:
WB2OSZ’s Github:
Building an iGate:

Meeting Signup now available

If you are not a WARA member, but would like to be notified of our meetings and receive the dial-in info, you can now SIGN UP HERE. We send 1-2 emails per month and only use it for critical announcements.

Waltham ARA Meetings Continue Online

The December 2020 meeting would have fallen during Christmas week, so it was shifted a week earlier. Here is a screen shot from meeting.

WARA December 2020 Meeting

Antenna Analyzer Techniques presentation now available

The October 28th meeting’s presentation is now available on YouTube.

Greg Algieri WA1JXR is the presenter. The presentation is an Introduction of Principals, Techniques, and How to Use the popular MFJ 259B Antenna Analyzer and the SDR-Kits Vector Network Analyzer. How they Work, What is inside Under the Hood, and what are some of the things you can do with them.

Note: The recording missed the first part of the discussion on the 258B. However a lot of techniques discussed with the SDR-Kits apply regardless of analyzer brand.

Waltham ARA Renewal Emails

Hi Waltham ARA members. I recently sent out WARA membership renewal emails, and my mail provider, Yahoo, bounced most of those messages. Apparently, Yahoo now has severe restrictions on “bulk mail” – I was only sending 39 emails. Fortunately, I had better luck by emailing via the club’s web hosting company, DreamHost, who by the way is kindly giving us free service! Unfortunately, I know of at least one club member who didn’t see the email until he looked in his Gmail Spam folder. So …

If you are a WARA member, please look in your Spam folder for email coming from These emails were sent on Monday, August 17, just after 8:00 PM. And please add this address to your Email Contacts, or otherwise tell your email provider that you trust me.



WARA 2019 Holiday Party

A good time was had by all club members and friends at the WARA Holiday Party on December 18, 2019. As it turns out, this was the last such event to be held at Sichuan’s Garden. The restaurant closed not long after the party. No, the closing was not our fault. Please suggest possible locations for the 2020 Holiday Party. (Photo by George Maier, W1LSB)

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

“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.

Most older posts removed from this page are still available for historical purposes on our Blog.