In September, 2020, members of the K1USN Radio Club (who are also members of the CW Operators’ Club) started sponsoring a one-hour slow speed CW “contest” called SST aimed at “those who prefer a more leisurely CW pace or are new CW operators or contesters.” SST is held on Mondays at 00:00-01:00 UTC (8-9 PM EDT Sundays).
The event has enjoyed increased popularity, both nationally and internationally. It is supported by the N1MM software logging program. A second weekly one-hour SST session was started on February 5, 2021, at a time more suited for European amateur radio operators: 20:00-21:00 UTC Fridays.
For more information about the Slow Speed Test, please visit <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>.
Dom Mallozzi, N1DM, was the featured guest on Ham On!, simulcast on Pittsfield (MA) Community Television and WTBR-FM 89.7 on March 25, 2021. Dom spoke about amateur satellites. The early morning program is produced and moderated by Western MA Assistant Section Traffic Manager Peter Mattice, KD2JKV. A recording of the show can be heard at <https://anchor.fm/peter0190/episodes/working-amatuer-sats-etgl31>.
N1DM is active on HF CW , FT8, FT4, satellites, DMR, emergency communications and contesting. He serves as secretary for the Providence (RI) Radio Association, W1OP.
ARRL New England Division Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, will be the featured speaker at two ARRL affiliated clubs this week.
Phil will present to the Blackstone Valley (RI) Amateur Radio Club on March 29, 2021. On March 30, K9HI will co-present with Eastern MA Section Manager Tom Walsh, K1TW, at the K1USN Radio Club about ARRL.
Zoom details for the Blackstone Valley meeting can be obtained by emailing Judson Mitstock, W1JMZ at email@example.com. For K1USN Radio Club meeting details, contact “Pi” Pugh, K1RV, at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Maine amateur has created some excellent video podcasts for the Maine Ham Radio Society’s YouTube channel.
Phil Duggan, N1EP, of Milbridge, Maine, has produced four episodes so far: “Soldering & Kit Building is Fun!”, “Morse Code, Straight Keys, Portable Ops & More!”, “The Maine Seagull Net,” and “MHRS RadioActive.”
About a dozen field organization volunteers—Section Managers, Assistant Section Managers, and Affiliated Club Coordinators—representing Maine, Vermont, Eastern & Western Massachusetts, and Connecticut were present for the 90 minute call. The meeting was chaired by Connecticut ACC Ed Snyder, W1YSM.
Agenda items included: the impact of COVID-19 on clubs and hamfests; a review of recent virtual state conventions in Vermont and Maine; possible joint club activities, including the upcoming 2022 “Big E” ham project by Larry Krainson, president of the Hampden County (MA) Radio Association; review of an outline by Tom Walsh, K1TW, for an upcoming QST article highlighting the importance of affiliated clubs; and a report on the newly formed ARRL Field Organization Working Group by Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI.
The group meets monthly and conducts business between meetings via a groups.io mailing list.
ARRL New England Division Director Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, has approved the application from organizers of the Western Connecticut Hamfest in Newtown, Connecticut, to become a sanctioned ARRL Hamfest. The event will be held on August 29, 2021.
RATPAC’s scheduled Wednesday’s March 24, 2021 Zoom presentation will be at:
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Topic: College Ham Club Round table
Speaker/Presenter: Ralph Katz, AA8RK
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The Meriden (CT) Amateur Radio Club welcomes legendary audio expert Bob Heil, K9EID, as our Activities Meeting guest speaker next Thursday, 3/25/21 at 7:30PM Eastern Time.
All Connecticut Hams are cordially invited to attend the Zoom Meeting. Bob’s name is synonymous with high-quality ham radio audio, and he will speak on “Optimizing Your Station.”
Whether you’re newly (or even not yet) licensed or a long time veteran, you’re sure to learn something.
Here is the Zoom link:
Please advertise this to interested parties and club members.