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, https://avalonia.org/preserves/atkinson-family-preserve-thompson-brook-preserve).  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 KE1IUMark@gmail.com if you would like to meet and hunt as a team.
 
Many thanks,
 
-Mark

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 http://www.newenglandqrp.org

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.

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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 SECARS.org.

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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.

Ham Assistance Requested: Bike MS – Cape Cod, MA – 6/25-26 (with a note for Ride the Rhode 6/11-12)

Emily Rivera writes (courtesy of Rick Savage KB1LYJ):

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is in need of SAG and HAM support this year for their annual Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway on June 25th & 26th. If you all are available to help that weekend or even one day please let me know! I will make sure that you get signed up ASAP and I get housing for you squared away. Also, if you are available for our Bike MS: Ride the Rhode on June 11th & 12th we could definitely use support there as well. If working both days for ether event housing can be provided. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Use this link to sign up

https://nmss.galaxydigital.com/need/?s=1&need_init_id=6218

Thanks,

Emily

Emily Rivera (Christian)

Director, Event Production

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater New England
Direct line 781-693-5154
emily.rivera@nmss.org

Ham Assistance Requested: BAA 10K – Boston, MA – 6/26

Ethan Hansen KC1OIP writes:

Hi all,
Some of you may have already gotten an email from the BAA but volunteer registration is open for the 2022 BAA 10K taking place on 06/26/22! There is a need for amateur radio volunteers so if you are free that day and interested please sign up. If you have volunteered at a BAA event in the past the process is very similar and you should see a banner once you log in. If you have not volunteered at a BAA event in the past follow these steps:

Go to https://www.baa.org/races/baa-10k/volunteer and follow the link to sign up for an Athletes’ Village account.
After creating your account and logging in you should see a 2022 B.A.A Volunteer Program banner with a button that says “To Volunteer Click Here”. Click the button
Fill out all the information in Steps 1 and 2
For Step 3 choose “General”
For Step 4 choose “Yes, I am an Amateur Radio Operator” and fill in your callsign and equipment
For Step 5 choose “Apply as an individual”
For Step 6 choose “Amateur Radios, Boston Common — Sunday, 06/26/2022”

You should get a confirmation number and an email shortly after. Registration closes June 10th so don’t delay.

73,
Ethan KC1OIP
BARC Public Service Chair
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Candlewood ARA POTA Event, Lovers Leap State Park, New Milford CT, May 22, 2022

Map of Lovers Leap State ParkJohn G. Morelli, W1JGM, writes on the Candlewood ARA mailing list:
 
Members of the CARA club will be meeting Sunday May 22 around 9-9:30 AM at Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford, CT to activate K-1691.
 
There have been only 8 activations and 237 QSOs from the park, I made 1 and 42 QSOs  on 4/30/2022. It is an easy activation.
 
Again, let’s bring the newer members in and share the fun.
 
For those that will set up a station, I suggest you bring your portable radio set up, a small table & chair, a pop-up canopy, POTA signs, your logging equipment. As for lunch I suggest the we all bring a pot luck type lunch. I will bring a cooler with Ice, soda and water.  
 
Let have some fun.
 
Lovers Leap SP is off Still River Road off RT 7 & 202   Next to Sonic 
 
 
73
John G. Morelli (W1JGM)
 
VP Candlewood Amateur Radio Association (CARA)
 

Ham Assistance Requested: New England Forest Rally – Maine & New Hampshire 7/15-16

Tim Carter W3ATB writes:

The New England Forest Rally (NEFR) is actively recruiting experienced public service radio operators who love the woods of northwestern Maine, northern New Hampshire, and world-class rally racing cars. The NEFR is scheduled for Friday-Saturday July 15-16, 2022.

It’s a two-day event although you don’t need to volunteer for both days. You help provide the safety net communications for 75 high-performance racing teams who rocket cars along gravel roads at speeds in excess of 120 mph.

Many operators have said the NEFR is the closest thing you can do to simulate real disaster radio operations and more importantly mobilization in the field. Last year the NEFR utilized NVIS HF comms for two of its thirteen races. All other races use normal 2-meter VHF communications.

You do not have to be an HF operator to participate.

If possible, it would be great to have three more operators who are HF capable to do NVIS on my South Arm and Icicle Brook stage.

You can sign up here:

http://nefr.wpengine.com/volunteers-join-us/

To discover more about all that’s involved, the type of gear you need, and why operators come back year after year to work this world-class event, go here:

https://w3atb.com/new-england-forest-rally-ham-radio/

If you have more questions, reach out to Tim Carter – NEFR Chief of Communications at:

tim@w3atb.com