The New England Division ARRL Conventions, branded in recent years as the Northeast HamXposition, is leaving Boxboro. Starting this year, it will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, MA. The date has also moved, to the 4th full weekend of July. This year, the dates are July 24, 25, and 26. For more information, see https://hamxposition.org/.
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 18@ 6:00 PM
Where: Sichuan’s Garden, 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452
Cost: $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.
See you there!
Ted Robinson, K1QAR, made an interesting and educational presentation about magnetic loop antennas at our February 27 meeting. Thanks, Ted!
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):
“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.