Antenna Zoning Part 1: Permitting in a Nutshell, June 14, 2021

ARRL Learning Network logoFrom ARRL Letter, June 3, 2021:

Antenna Zoning Part 1: Permitting in a Nutshell — Fred Hopengarten, K1VR / Monday, June 14, 2 PM EDT (1800 UTC).

This is the first webinar of a special six-part series being presented by Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, author of Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur. Don’t let the confusing tangle of ordinances and bylaws keep you from installing the antenna you need in order to communicate effectively.

St. John Valley ARA (ME) to Offer “Intro to Antennas” Class

St. John Valley ARA logoFrom June 2021 Maine Telegraph:


Sponsored By: St. John Valley Amateur Radio Association (N1SJV)

The next class sponsored by the SJVARA is the Intro to Antennas Class. This class will be held IN PERSON and ONLINE via If you would like to attend either in person or online sign up at the link or click the ‘Intro to Antennas’ poster below. Time and date is TBA, but location will most likely be the Northern Door Inn.

No need to be a member, Open to All!

To make sure you get the updates, sign up below!

Nashua Area Radio Society Holds On-line Technician Class for High Schoolers in NH, PA

Zoom window showing Nashua Area Radio Society Tech ClassFrom the Nashua Area Radio Society website:

“On the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd, the Nashua Area Radio Society held a Technician License Class for students from Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, NH, and from Council Rock High School South in Holland, PA.  Both schools recently had contacts with the ISS.  The Bishop-Guertin High School ISS contact was held earlier this year in February.  and the Council Rock High School South ISS contact was in December 2019.” [Full story]


W1DAN Featured on Pittsfield Community TV, WTBR-FM, May 19, 2021

Dan Brown, W1DAN, will be the featured guest on Ham On!, simulcast on Pittsfield (MA) Community Television and WTBR-FM 89.7 on May 19, 2021. Dan will speak about the new RF Exposure rules that went into effect on May 3, 2021. 

The early morning program is produced and moderated by Western MA Assistant Section Traffic Manager Peter Mattice, KD2JKV.  

RF Exposure Rules Presentation Video Recording

screenshot from RF Exposure presentationMany amateurs have requested a recording of the RF Exposure Rules presentation featuring Eastern MA Technical Coordinator Dan Brown, W1DAN on May 4, 2021.  ARRL Laboratory Supervisor Ed Hare, W1RFI also participated in the call, fielding questions from the audience.

The presentation can be viewed at: <>. 

[See also: Additional RF Exposure Rules Presentation, May 4, 2021]

SKYWARN Classes Offered by NWS Grey, Maine, May 3, 2021

SKYWARN logoOn Apr 29, 2021, Steve Goldsmith, W1HS, wrote on the Twin State RC mailing list:

From the National Weather Service in Grey Maine:

Do you want to learn more about severe weather? If so, consider joining us on May 3, 2021 from 6 PM-7:15 PM for a virtual SKYWARN training class so that you can become an official storm spotter. There is no cost and your help could protect lives! To register visit:


Nashua ARS “Ham Bootcamp,” April 24, 2021

October 2020 QST Cover Ham Radio BootcampFrom ARRL Web:

The Nashua (NH) Area Radio Society (NARS) will again offer its popular Ham Bootcamp program on Saturday, April 24. Bootcamp is free and includes demonstrations and tutorials designed to help newly licensed Technician-, General-, and Amateur Extra-class hams get on the air. It is also a great opportunity for prospective radio amateurs to learn what the hobby has to offer. Bootcamp additions include “Learning Morse Code.” Registration and more information is on the Ham Bootcamp web page— Thanks to NARS President Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC

WB8SIW: “Radio Relay International” on RATPAC Online, April 8, 2021

Radio Relay Int'l logoThursday, April 8 Speaker/Presenter: James Wades, WB8SIW

Join RATPAC Zoom Meeting Thursday, April 8th:  

9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3:00 PM HST

  • This meeting will be recorded. By participating you consent to being recorded. 
  • Please change your display name to Your First Name, Call Sign and Location, e.g. Dan K7REX Idaho. 
  • Please stay muted until ready to speak. Your space bar works like a PTT for unmuting
  • You may ask questions in chat; please stay on topic while using chat.
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