Check https://walthamara.org/meetings/ for updated information. We will look to have online / virtual meetings and will post info once available.
WARA member Eliot Mayer W1MJ had his article “Batteries for the Elecraft KX3 and Other LowPower Radios” published in the March 2020 issue of QST! It was made the free QST article online, so you can read it here. Congrats Eliot!
Officer elections will be held at the monthly meeting, Wednesday Oct. 28th 2018.
See http://walthamara.org/meetings/ for details on time and location.
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!
For our April club meeting, Harold Chase WA1VVH will give a presentation about the HCJB “Voice of the Andes” Shortwave Station. He worked on multiple projects there over a period of several years, starting in 1989. He will cover the technical details of the station, as well as some more general and historical information. All are welcome.
See our meetings page for location information.
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.
The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club has invited all WARA members to join them for an evening with Mike Corey KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager.
When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: The Clay Center at Dexter Southfield School, 20 Newton St, Brookline MA, top floor at the observatory.
Topic: Mike Corey, KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager, will talk about how he led an expedition of 50 volunteers to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to help with emergency communications.
Hosts: The officers and student members of the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club, a youth and family club of over 340 members and growing, and by New England Amateur Radio, NE1AR, facilitating ham radio education and public service.
Refreshments: Pizza and snacks.
Door Prize: Free pen/toolkit for first 100 people at the event.
RSVP: Email Bob K5TEC, club secretary, for more information or to register. Bphinney@dextersouthfield.org
K1UGM Silent Key – Long-time WARA member Jim Morris, K1UGM, has passed away. Among other contributions, Jim donated the equipment for the 64 Echolink. As a tribute, John, K1BOS, who now houses this equipment, arranged a day of silence for the 64 Echolink. Jim’s fascinating story is available at www.scitechantiques.com/resume
Jim was 80 years old when he ran up the repeater site ladder like a kid on a jungle gym and helped resolve a problem with the 64 repeater (from Fall 2008 PHI):
WARA Holiday Dinner – The Waltham ARA Holiday Dinner on December 20th was well attended and lots of fun. The next club meeting will be the regular last-Wednesday meeting on January 31, 2018. Meeting Information
“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.