Fox Hunt in Wallingford (CT), May 29, 2022

Dave Tipping, NZ1J, writes on the ctfoxhunter list on May 28, 2022:

We’ll have a live Fox Hunt on Sunday in Wallingford from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

We’ll be using these three frequencies:  

There will be a 1 watt signal continuously on 146.565 MHz.  It will make a short beep every three seconds and will ID in Morse code every minute.

The 10 mW transmitter is on 147.475 MHz and will beep every three seconds and will ID in Morse Code every minute.

The 1 mW transmitter is on 146.290 MHz and beeps every three seconds.

There is no central starting location.  Other Fox Hunters can be contacted on the W1NRG repeater 147.360 with PL 162.2

Good luck.

Dave, NZ1J

Last Call for K2H Operators

Ray LaJoie, AA1SE, writes on the Western MA ARRL Members list:


Larry, W1AST the Mass. manager of the 13 Colonies event is making last call for anyone wishing to operate the event. His message is below:

This is the last call for any hams in Massachusetts that may want to be a 13 Colonies Team K2H Massachusetts operator.

The Special Event runs from July 1 through July 7.

We currently have 28 K2H ops and if you would like to join the team, please contact me before June 1 at

Operators will spot themselves and wait for the pileups to start. It’s a heck of a lot of fun.

Contact Larry, W1AST  at if interested before June 1.

Thanks very much
Ray- AA1SE

ARRL Western Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Raymond P Lajoie, AA1SE

KM3T Inducted into CQ Contest Hall of Fame

K9CT and KM3T receive 2022 CQ Contest Hall of Fame awards
Inductees K9CT (left) and KM3T 2022 CQ Contest Hall of Fame. -K8CX photo

Accomplished contester David Poscoe, KM3T, of Amherst, New Hampshire, has been inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame which “honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also give back to the hobby in outstanding ways.”  [Full story]

NH Gov. Sununu Proclaims June “Amateur Radio Month”

NH Amateur Radio Proclamation of Amateur Radio MonthARRL New Hampshire Section Manager Pete Stohrer, W1FEA, announced today that Governor Christopher T. Sununu has proclaimed June as “Amateur Radio Month” in the State of New Hampshire.

The proclamation describes Amateur Radio as “an organized, volunteer communications service asset.” It also mentions the Memorandum of Understanding between the New Hampshire ARRL Section and New Hampshire’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management, “to provide backup communications capabilities in times of disaster.”

ARRL Field Day, held on the weekend of June 25-26, 2022, is highlighted. “New Hampshire Amateur Radio operators will join thousands of other amateurs throughout the United States and the world in sharpening their operating skills under emergency conditions.”

Congratulations to all of the New Hampshire ARRL field organization leaders for making this proclamation possible!

Vermont and Maine Section Managers Return for New Terms; ARRL Section Manager Spring Election Results

ARRL logo[Congratulations and a big thanks to returning Section Managers Paul Gayet, AA1SU, of Vermont and Phil Duggan, N1EP, of Maine for their service to the ARRL field organization. Paul and Phil begin their new terms in office on July 1, 2022.]

ARRL Bulletin 16  ARLB016
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  May 27, 2022
To all radio amateurs

ARLB016 Section Manager Spring Election Results

The results of two Spring Section Manager (SM) elections were determined when the ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Because no nominations were received by the original nomination deadline of September 10, 2021, it was necessary to re-solicit nominations for Delaware SM. Joseph Grib, KI3B, a resident of Bear, Delaware was appointed Interim Delaware SM in January 2022 until the election could be held. John Ferguson, K3PFW, a resident of Georgetown, received 162 votes and Grib received 96 votes. Ferguson will begin his 18-month term (instead of a 2-year term) as SM on July 1.

In Indiana, Bob Burns, AK9R, received 625 votes, and incumbent Section Manager Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, received 344 votes. Burns, a resident of Brownsville, will begin his 2-year term on July 1. Merry, a resident of Ellettsville, has served as SM for the past 4 years.

Wisconsin will have a new SM on July 1. Jason Spetz, KC9FXE, a resident of Menomonie, was the sole nominee. Spetz will take the reins of the Section’s Field Organization from Patrick Moretti, KA1RB. Moretti, a resident of Dousman, decided not to run for a new term of office after serving as SM since 2016.

Scott Roberts, KK4ECR, the only nominee for the Northern Florida Section, will become SM on July 1. He has been serving as the Assistant Section Manager and Public Information Coordinator for the Section. He’ll succeed Kevin Bess, KK4BFN, who decided not to run for a new term. Bess, a resident of Edgewater, has been SM since 2018.

The following incumbent Section Managers, who did not face opposition, were declared re-elected and will begin new terms on July 1: Thomas Beebe, W9RY (Illinois); Philip Duggan, N1EP (Maine); David Kidd, KA7OZO (Oregon); James Armstrong, NV6W (Santa Clara Valley), and Paul Gayet, AA1SU (Vermont).

ARRL extends its thanks to all incumbent SMs for their past valued service and congratulations to those who will take office on July 1.

Special Event W1FEA to Commemorate 90th Anniversary of WFEA, Merrimack, NH, June 10-11, 2022

photo of WFEA towerNew Hampshire Section Manager Pete Stohrer, W1FEA, (formerly K1PJS) is organizing a 90th anniversary commemoration of radio station WFEA with a special event operation using his call sign. The station will operate on June 10 and 11, 2022 from the WFEA transmitter site in Merrimack, New Hampshire.  Special QSL cards and certificates will be available for all contacts.

“Like many hams, Amateur Radio has provided a gateway to the field of electronics and ultimately to an occupation in broadcast engineering, employed by Saga Communications Inc, as Director of Engineering for stations WZID, WMLL and historic WFEA in Manchester. I also serve as Technical Director of NH Gospel Radio Inc. with stations WVNH in Concord and WANH in Meredith,” writes Stohrer on his page. 

WFEA operates on 1370 kHz. It was first licensed and on the air in 1932. The original Blaw Knox tower continues to radiate 90 years after installation.

For a complete decade by decade history of WFEA see Ed Brouder’s excellent web site, WFEA History  For more on the Blaw Knox Towers click on Jim Hawkings fine site Jim Hawkins Blaw Knox Towers.

Fox Hunt in Gales Ferry (CT), May 28, 2022

Mark Noe, KE1IU, writes on the SECARS mailing list:
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which is a perfect time for a foxhunt!  As such, SECARS will be sponsoring its first foxhunt, which will occur on Saturday May 28 at 1 PM.  This will be an on-foot foxhunt at the Thompson Brook Preserve in Gales Ferry (765 Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry,  We will have 7 fox boxes out.  These will be on the following frequencies:
146.335 – 1 mW – continuous transmitter – Fox H on our website
145.910 – 25 mW – continuous transmitter – Fox I on our website
146.585 – 0.5 W – nearly continuous transmitter – Fox J on our website
146.565 – 1 W – nearly continuous transmitter – Fox K on our website
147.455, on 3 seconds, off 3 seconds, Carrier only – Fox C on our website
147.42, no pl, touch tone 1 to activate – Tones and CW ID, 1 minute on time – new fox born recently.
I will be hunting for the last two foxes, which will be placed by Dave, K1DCT.  I will place the other foxes shortly before the hunt.  Bring your foxhunting gear for what will be a great time.  If you do not have gear and would like to learn, you can meet me at 757 Long Cove Rd. at 1 PM and hunt with me.  I will have a tape-measure Yagi and an attenuator.  Send me an e-mail at if you would like to meet and hunt as a team.
Many thanks,

Lobstercon 2022 is a “Go,” Brunswick Maine, July 8-10

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Lobstercon2022! campground reservations have now been confirmed! We will be gathering at Thomas Point Beach & Campground on the weekend of July 8, 9 & 10 2022.

The 2022 event will be the 23th year that W1REX has hosted the QRP event at TPB&C! I have already reserved the group campsite for the 2022 event and set the dates so you have plenty of time to still plan your weekend getaway to Maine! I plan on coming up with a few special activities to make our awakening event from this pandemic very special and an event that you will not want to miss. If you have often thought about coming to Lobstercon but never got a round tuit, you have better make this one.

New England’s premiere QRP gathering, a weekend of QRP camping, BBQ eating, operating, socializing, lobster eating, prize winning, all round great QRP time. A $50.00 registration fee gets you wake-up coffee, juice, cereal, bagels and donuts ( if you wake up early enough) and 2 GIANT meals on Saturday: a BBQ lunch and FRESH Maine lobster dinner. Lobstercon lobsters are fresh out of the ocean for less than an hour before they go into the pot. YOU CAN TASTE THE DIFFERENCE! Pictures of all the fun had by Lobsterconners at previous years events can be found at

Where: Thomas Point Beach & Campground, Brunswick Maine

When: July 8, 9 & 10, 2022

Fill out the PDF or WORD Registration form and send it back to QRPme, via Email or snail mail, to hold your spot at the lobster feast. Use Paypal, check or money order to complete the registration. See registration form for details.

Activities: (Friday afternoon through Sunday morning)

Campsite setup and meeting old friends

No-host dinner Friday night at

Taste of Maine???

N1RX/W1REX Friday night Stargazing (weather permitting)

Partying into the night

Wake-up coffee & donuts Saturday morning

QRP hobnobbing

BBQ lunch off grill

QRP fleamarket

NT1R/W1REX Lobster feast/banquet

RAFFLE Prize drawings

QRP music jam

POSSIBLE Sunday morning No-host breakfast at a local eatery.

Registration is $50 per person for all meals & activities on Saturday. Camping is additional and reservations should be made through Thomas Point Beach & Campground. You DO NOT need to register for camping until Lobstercon time next year unless you want to reserve a dedicated campsite with hookups ($35 per night). Do not forget to tell the Thomas Point Beach people that you are with the crazy radio gang. 2022 Camping fees are $10 per person/night in our group site.


The Group site does not have electricity or hookups. We do run extension cords to the closest power pole. Campers requiring electricity will be charged $5 per night. Regular park camping fee camping fee is $32 per camping unit /family of 2 adults & 2 children

It would be best if most camping reservations were made on-line through the TPB website.

The camping request is in the camping section OR you can call 1-207-725-6009

Advise each camper to include “With Lobstercon” in the Special Needs section so the correct price will be charged to them.

Thomas Point Beach & Campground

(NOTE from Rex: if you plan on camping with the main QRP group in the group site, you already have a spot in the GROUP campsite when you register with me! The *formal* reservation and payment to TPB&C can be made at any time before you come to Lobstercon. Check the TPB&C for the opening date. If you want a regular site close to the group site, send ME an email to let me know. I will be holding a couple of close sites, in reserve, for just that purpose.)


Two CT Clubs Disband to Form the Southeastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Society

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, the Radio Amateur Society of Norwich (RASON) and the Tri-City Amateur Radio Club both voted to disband and create a new club, the Southeastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Society, SECARS!  These are exciting times!  The new club will have significantly greater membership, and we will be taking the best of both clubs to strengthen the amateur radio community in Southeastern CT.

Among our activities are Field Day, fox hunts, communications support for local community events, emergency preparedness and support, regular presentations

that feature technical talks and discussions of operating practice, a summer picnic and auction fundraisers.  To find out more and to join the club, please visit

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This email was sent by Kevin, KA6PDG, Public Information Officer for the Southeastern CT Amateur Radio Society-

Hermon (ME) Hamfest, June 4, 2022

Pine State ARC logoThe 34th Annual Hermon Hamfest will be held on June 4, 2022 at the Hermon High School at 2415 US 2, Hermon, Maine 04401. 

Rain or Shine!!!   7:30 AM for tailgaters & 8:00 AM for all others
Admission is $5.00 (12 & under FREE) — Exam fee is $15.00. Just coming for the Exam? No admission needed unless you plan to stay before or after testing.

Planned Events:
– License testing: all classes at 9:00 AM ***No Walk-Ins for ham testing***

 Email Pete Bither -AI1O to pre-register
-Great Food
– 50/50 raffle
– Tailgaters
– QCWA meeting after Hamfest at a local restaurant — (1:00 PM)

Talk-in is on 146.940 -0.600 offset and a 136.5 tone.

This venue has a huge parking area for easy distancing! Large lodge to get under cover.

 Contact Jerry, K1GUP, at k1gup -at- roadrunner -dot- com if you have any questions.