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SKYWARN Recognition Day Activities

SKYWARN Recognition Day begins this Friday, December 2nd, at 7PM, and runs for 24 hours. We encourage anyone who is interested to get on the air from WX1GYX during this fun event. If you can't make it in person, please look for us on the bands!

The object is for all amateur stations to exchange QSO information, including call sign, signal report, QTH, and a brief description of the weather occuring at your site, with as many NWS stations as possible on 80-10m, 6m, 2m, and 70cm. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. SKYWARN Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.

For more information about SKYWARN Recognition Day, please
click here.

Help Needed for Field Day

posted Jun 14, 2017, 7:13 PM by Mary Sheldon

We are in need of CW and digital operators this year's Field Day, June 24 and 25. If you or anyone you know could help us out for even a couple of hours, please contact Greg Fitch
Good time, good food, and a perfect location for FD (Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road Albany NH).

June Club Meeting, June 8, 5:30 PM

posted May 22, 2017, 8:44 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated May 22, 2017, 8:57 PM ]

Pre Field Day Event Planning and Cook Out!!! To be held at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Rd, Albany, NH 03818, the site for the 2017 WMARC Field Day

May Club Meeting, May 11

posted May 8, 2017, 7:13 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated May 8, 2017, 7:15 PM ]

Dale Clement will be returning to the WMARC to present additional information on antennas. He says "there is lots to talk about when it comes to antennas". Dale's presentations are informative, enjoyable, with lots of visual demonstrations. Be sure to come and bring your questions. And if you are studying to get your license or to upgrade, this is a meeting not to be missed.

Conway Public Library, downstairs in the Ham Room. Early birds at 5:30 pm; meeting starts at 6:00 pm. As always bring a friend and/or a kid.

New England QSO Party, May 6 and 7

posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:01 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 6:04 PM ]

From Tom Frenaye, K1KI.  The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries.   You'll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.

We're working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help.  Get on for at least an hour or two and join in on the fun.  Please let me know if you can put in any time at all so we can work on activity from the rarest counties.   Will you be QRV?   Let us know which county you'll be on from with a message to

Oh yes, the NEQP is also lots of fun when mobile.  Every time you cross a county line the action starts over again.   It's amazing what a 100w radio and mobile whip can do.   

The QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep Saturday night.  It goes from 4pm Saturday until 1am Sunday, then 9am Sunday until 8pm Sunday.  Operate on CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters.   For each QSO you'll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state.   Top scorers can earn a plaque and everyone who makes 25 QSOs and sends in a log will get a certificate.

Last year we had logs from 179 New England stations and 300 more from around the country and world.  

The full rules are here ->

The 2016 results were posted over the weekend and the results since 2002 are also available ->

It's just about a month until the 2017 NEQP.   Please make some QSOs even if you don't want to send in a log.


   73 Tom/K1KI

April Club Meeting: April 13

posted Mar 20, 2017, 6:28 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 6:30 PM ]

Come learn about America's oldest man made attraction, the Mt Washington Auto Road, and why it began in the wheat fields of Canada. Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Mt Washington Auto Road will be giving a presentation on the history of the Auto Road which first opened August 8, 1861

Conway Public Library, downstairs in the Ham Room. Early birds at 5:30 pm; meeting starts at 6:00 pm. As always bring a friend and/or a kid.

Flea Market, Henniker: March 19

posted Mar 11, 2017, 12:53 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Mar 11, 2017, 1:04 PM ]

Contoocook Valley Radio Club Flea Market to be held on March 19 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Henniker Community School.  There will be a VE Session at 9:30 am, three speakers, lots of Door Prizes, and a Yaesu FTM-3200 Fusion Raio for the main Raffle Prize.  Also homemade refreshments, and a hidden transmitter "Fox Hunt" is planned.  Click on link below to see a flyer with more details.

March Club Meeting, March 9

posted Mar 4, 2017, 7:42 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 7:44 PM ]

Skip Youngberg, K1NKR, will talk about Girl Scout Thinking Day On The Air.  Skip's a member of the Nashoba Valley ARC ( in Pepperell MA.  The club has been supporting TDOTA for the past three years and finds it a rewarding way to conduct outreach to youth.  In fact, this year the club supported two event-activations, one in Shirley MA and their usual one in Raymond NH.

Conway Public Library, downstairs in the Ham Room. Early birds at 5:30 pm; meeting starts at 6:00 pm. As always bring a friend and/or a kid. 

March 25th Ham Fest

posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:32 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 3:51 PM ]

Radios, antennas, connecters, cables, and more where available for purchase last Saturday at the WMARC Ham Fest held at Runnels Hall in Chocorua. 

Plus there were fabulous hourly door prizes (gift certificates), a 50/50 door prize and several Grand Prizes including a Raspberry PI and a DMR radio. Many enjoyed the light lunch available. The new location worked out well. The club hopes to use the hall again for some future events. Stay tuned.
More photos can been seen on our Face Book page. 

Ham Fest, Saturday February 25

posted Feb 18, 2017, 4:29 PM by Mary Sheldon   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 3:31 PM by Greg Fitch ]

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

SELLERS (SET UP: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM)

TABLES: $10.00 (Limit: 100 lbs, per table)      

Door Prizes and drawings
3 Grand prizes to be drawn at 1:00 pm
DMR VHF radio, $50.00 ARRL certificate, and a Raspberry pi 3

50/50 cash drawing at 12:45 pm
Hourly prize drawing starting at 8:15 am
  • 40 meter QRP kit
  • $10.00 Ham fest food or raffle bucks
  • &10.00 certificate The RF Adapter Guy
  • Ham test on line certificate for Tech
  • ARRL $25.00 certificate
  • $10.00 scratch tickets
TALK IN: 145.450 PL 100Hz
For more information: 
Contact: Greg Fitch, KB1EZJ at 603-759-6671 or  at
PO Box 1932, Conway, NH 03818

*  Directions to Runnels Hall

WMARC 3rd Annual Backcountry VE Session February 18

posted Feb 13, 2017, 2:57 PM by Mary Sheldon   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club will once again be hosting a Volunteer Exam Session at the Harvard Cabin on Febuary 18, 2017. We have a high level of interest this year and so all license class level exams will be offered. So, weather you are new to the hobby or an "old fist", if you spend time in the mountains, we'd sure love to have you stop by for our 3rd Annual Backcountry VE Session. Please let us know if you are planning on attending and in what capacity you would like to participate (VE, Testing, Radio Operator, Just Visiting). For more information contact Rich Palatino, KB1WDW, at For more details on the session and on the Harvard Cabin copy and paste the following address into your internet browser:

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