Mentoring and Ham Development Group Meeting Rescheduled

Assistant Director Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB, writes:

The May 7 meeting of the Mentoring and Ham Development group will be reschedules due to concerns about conflicts due to Mothers Day Weekend and one speaker who is under the weather.

Please hold Monday, May 23, 2022 for the next meeting.    I’ll send a reminder out with the Zoom and the Agenda the week before.

List of Potential RFI Sources to be Updated

Assistant Director Rob Leiden, K1UI, writes:

A list of potential RFI sources is being maintained and will be updated as information becomes available as part of the New England Division RFI Troubleshooting Guide web page.  Any source determined to be emitting radio frequency interference should be forwarded to the RFI Team for your area, including audio and spectrum files if possible.  Audio and RF spectrum files will also be included as they become available.

Mystic Half Marathon and 10K, Mystic CT, May 15, 2022

Communicators are still needed for next Sunday’s event!

We are still short of several positions.  

Nine communicators are still needed.  To date we still need nine more checkpoints covered, Net Control and a bicycle sweep. Operators will check in between 0830 – 0845 and the event ends about 11 AM for most emergency communications volunteers. Attached is a map of the route. 

The Mystic 1/2 Marathon and 10k is on May 15th and the race starts at 0700. Report time will be 0615 OR earlier. There is a three-hour race window so most checkpoints should be released by 11 am. 

This is a WONDERFUL opportunity to introduce newly licensed amateurs or people interested in getting licensed to public service.  Please ask someone to join you! If you are new, I will assign you to a position with one of our more experienced volunteers

If you are available, please send an email to:

Please include your cell and home phone numbers for the COMM Plan even if you have sent them for previous events.  Include your T-Shirt size as well.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



Cape Cod ARES MESH Network Testing Successful

Bruce, WA3SWJ, reports that ranges of 20 miles over Cape Cod Bay between the mid and outer Cape have been achieved with sufficient throughput to pass video.  5.8 GHz Ubiquity transceivers were used for the test.  The test was an important milestone for the Cape ARES group led by Frank WQ1O, the Cape DEC, Bruce and Lem, W1LEM.  More information about MESH networking in New England and progress towards interconnecting them into a New England-wide network is available on the Spectrum Protection and Utilization web page.

NH Field Organization Changes

NH Section Manager Pete Stohrer, K1PJS, writes:

I wanted to mention a few changes in the NH Field Organization staff. John, K1UAF, is the new Section Traffic Manager in NH replacing Bill Noyce, AB1AV. 
All monthly PSHR and SAR reports should be sent to John, K1UAF, via the GSTN FM phone (146.94), NH Section Traffic and Training (3976 kHz) or VTNH CW (3539 kHz) nets. 
Joe Burke, W1INC has been appointed as Assistant Section Traffic Manager.
Many thanks to Bill, John and Joe for their continued support in NH Traffic handling and NTS.

Mentoring and Ham Development Group Meeting, May 7, 2022

Assistant Director Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB, writes:

We will hold our next working group meeting of the Mentoring and Ham Development group this Saturday May 7th from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM.

We will have the following presentations:

  • Ray Lajoie, AA1SE – Licensing Classes
  • Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB – Ham Bootcamp
  • Larry Krainson, W1AST – The Big E

I will walk through the new content on the Mentoring and Ham Development web page and then we’ll have a discussion of new activities and projects.

[Contact Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB, at for Zoom call information.]

Bill, NG1P and Jay, K1EHZ Propose MESH Naming for Connecting (Tunneling) Between MESH Systems

After successfully performing the first tunneling between New England MESH systems (Maine and New Hampshire,) Bill and Jay have developed a proposal to enable other MESH systems in New England to connect to each other via the commercial internet and experiment further.  This will better position the Division to connect using RF vs. the internet and create a true Division-wide intranet that would allow high speed communication even when the commercial systems are unavailable locally.  Any comments should be directed to Bill at or Jay at

Mobile App Available to Navigate 2022 Dayton Hamvention

screenshot of ARRL Events App for Dayton HamventionFrom ARRL News:

05/04/2022- Dayton Hamvention® is offering a free mobile app for smartphones and tablets to help attendees navigate the large-scale event, which runs May 20 – 22 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The app, which was introduced in 2019, is offered in a collaborative effort with ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio®.

The free ARRL Events app is now available and already includes Hamvention’s full program, so attendees can browse and schedule forums, find affiliated events, and preview the extensive list of exhibitors. During the event, attendees can use other app features to follow the hourly prize drawings populated by the Dayton Hamvention Prize Committee, and browse building and site maps.

Attendees are also encouraged to tap on the MyProfile icon in the app to add their name and call sign, email address, and any additional information they would like to share with other Hamvention guests. Additionally, the MyBadge icon displays a QR code of your event badge that can be scanned by another attendee or exhibitor using the Scan Badge icon – instantly connecting shared contact information with other hams at the event.

The app is available for Apple and Android smart devices, or access the web browser version which is optimized for nearly any browser or other type of mobile device. Visit your app store to download the app (search “ARRL Events”) or access the links available on the ARRL EXPO web page. If you’re reading this article on a mobile device, click here to be redirected to the appropriate app store, or redirected to the web browser version ( Please email with any questions about the app.

For more information, please visit these official websites: 

Ham Assistance Requested: Fast Half Marathon – South Hamilton, MA

Fred Beaulieu, WA1ESU, writes:

The “Fast Half Marathon,” sponsored by YUKANRUN, is this Saturday (May 7), on station at 0830 start at 0900. There are five check points, start finish, lead and trail vehicles and if available NCS. Start/finish is Hamilton-Wenham HS,775 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA. Please reply as soon as possible, I will put out assignments Friday. Email:

Ham Assistance Requested for Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Hampton, NH, June 4, 2022

Dan Loveman, K1DSL, writes:

Good afternoon, 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Ride to End ALZ is a major fundraiser and Amateur Radio Operators provide communications support at rest stops and in SAG vehicles.

This year’s Ride to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, June 4th at Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, NH. Click here for more information.

We’re currently seven volunteers short, so if you are interested in volunteering, registration instructions are as follows:

– Visit

– Click “Register Now”

– Select “Individual” then “Volunteer”

– Follow prompts/answer questions

– * Please make sure to select “Super Volunteer sign me up to help out all day!” for time frame availability question

– *Select “Amateur Radio Operator” for “I’m willing to volunteer not just my time, but my skills!” question.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks and I hope to see you on June 4th!




Dan Loveman / K1DSL