March Meeting, EZNEC Antenna Modeling

posted Mar 11, 2020, 2:51 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 2:53 PM ]

The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting this month will be on the antenna modeling program EZNEC.  EZNEC is an antenna modeling program by W7EL.  The program is a paid program but there is a free demo version that is mostly fully functional.  To check out EZNEC click 

This will be our first ever presentation via SKYPE.  Greg, WA1JXR, is an ARRL section manager and Technical Coordinator for the Western Massachusetts section. 

White Mountain Radio Club Holiday Gathering

posted Dec 4, 2019, 4:40 PM by Greg Fitch

Our annual holiday party/pot luck dinner and yankee swap will be Thursday December 12th at 6pm in the Ham Community room at the Conway Memorial Library.

November 14th club meeting

posted Oct 15, 2019, 3:25 AM by Greg Fitch

The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club meeting will be held at the Weather Discovery Center. Main street in North Conway, across for the Eastern Slop Inn. Early Birds 5:30 PM meeting starts at 6:00. 
This month the guess speaker will be Dan Szczesny.

White Mountain Amateur Radio at Rail Fans Weekend

posted Aug 29, 2019, 5:13 AM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Aug 29, 2019, 5:14 AM ]

Rail Fans Weekend - Sunday Semptember 1st in Schouler Park

The White Mountain Amateur Radio Club has been asked to be present for the Rail Fans weekend and swapmeet.  More info about the Railfans Weekend is available here.

We will be setup and on the air with HF, VHF/UHF, Echolink and DMR.  The goal is to showcase our club and amateur radio.  If you would like to join us for a period of time to get on the air or just to stop by please do!  

A few things to remember:

  • Wear your name tag, it makes us more approachable
  • We use a lot of words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to non-hams, try to speak non-ham
  • Dress presentably - no torn or greasy jeans etc.  We will be what people see as a representative ham
  • Have fun, this is why most of us play radio, and make some contacts

Hope to see y'all Sunday!

August 8th 2019 club meeting

posted Aug 6, 2019, 3:17 AM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 4:50 AM ]

NZ1Q, Ed Earny

The presentation at this months club meeting will be Antenna Analyzers: What they are and What they can do.
Ed, NZ1Q will tell us about what's inside an antenna analyzer and handy measurements it can do for us in the shack and in the field.  Besides measuring SWR and finding resonant frequency, the typical analyzer can tell us a lot about our coax cables and can be used for many other measurements. In addition to a short slide deck, Ed will demonstrate several measurements.  If you have an analyzer, bring it along if you would like to say a few words about what type it is and how you use it.

Meeting at the Conway Public Library
Down stairs in the Ham Community Room
Early birds 5:30 meeting starts at 6:00 

July Meeting

posted Jul 10, 2019, 4:16 AM by Greg Fitch

Grounding Essentials For The Shack

This months meeting of the White Mountain Amateur Radio Club will be a presentation by Ed Earny, NZ1Q.  Ed's QTH is St. Petersburg, FL but spends some time with us in FN44 during the summer.

Ed is a great speaker and a great resource for all things ham!

The topic is super relevant as we are in thunderstorm season.  Lightning, AC safety ground and RF grounds - what's the difference, what's important about each, best practices with shack/antenna ground system examples.  Also, a few facts about lightning that gives us a better chance of protecting our equipment form a direct hit or near-by electro magnetic pulse (EMP). 

Field Day 2019

posted May 8, 2019, 5:53 PM by Greg Fitch

This Thursday May 9th the monthly club meeting will be a discussion about club activities and Field Day 2019.  Field Day will be June 22nd and 23rd.  If you want to get more involved in club activities or you just want to get on the air plan on being at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany that weekend.  Any and all assistance is welcome, come for a few hours or both days.  Meals will be provided, awesome meals!

Monthly meeting is at the Conway Public Library at 6pm, early birds at 5:30pm and we are done and out of there by 8pm.

S.O.T.A. With Doug Houston

posted Apr 8, 2019, 3:47 AM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 6:07 PM ]

 Doug Huston W1DMH is one of a few here in the United states that's a vary
serious SOTA activators.
Here on the east coast you might see his call W1DMH
on the list as the first activator. In 2018 Doug set his goals on Europe to do
summits and that's will be his talk on April 11th at our monthly White Mountain
Amateur Radio Club Meeting. SOTA is probably one of the most well rounded ham
radio events one can do! (Activator, Chasers, summit to summit, spotters its all there
no matter your ability.
5:30 to 7:45 PM at the Conway Public Library.
Come and enjoy Doug's talk and bring a friend.

For more info about S.O.T.A. click here, or ask Herm and Merle our local S.O.T.A. enthusiasts.

5:30 to 7:45 PM at the Conway Public Library.
Come and enjoy Doug's talk and bring a friend.

March Meeting, Optical Communications with Dale AF1T

posted Mar 13, 2019, 5:21 AM by Greg Fitch

Dale will be discussing Optical Communications, talking over a beam of light.  Please click on the link below to download the 4 page .pdf file of the presentation.  Apologies in advance for the quality.

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.

CVRC Ham Indoor Flea Market

posted Mar 6, 2019, 6:58 AM by Greg Fitch

CVRC 2019 Indoor
CVRC Ham Flea Market
Sunday March 17, 2019
The Henniker Community School
Henniker, NH (West of Concord)
Talk-in: Call K1BKE 146.895 (-600 kHz, PL: 100Hz)
Doors open at 8:00 AM (7:00 AM for sellers) and close at 2:00 PM
Grand Prize Raffle drawing at 1PM for Yaesu FTM-3200 R/DE
Need not be present to win, just fill out your address on the back of your ticket
Admission: $3 for buyers, $10 for sellers.
Please note: There is no smoking on school property.
Admission price for sellers includes a free table (please do not bring your own).
There is a limited supply of tables Electrical outlets will
be on a 1st come,1st served basis. Questions or Table Registrations
please call (603) 428-7109 Email
The V.E. session starts at 9:30 AM
(Registration starts at 9:00
) No admittance after 9:30 AM
For information about the VE Session, call Mike Murphy, WA1VKO,,at
978-738-4522. Candidates must bring the current
ARRL-VEC test fee of $15.00, one photo ID, and one
non-photo ID or a valid passport and the original and one
photocopy of any amateur license or CSCE that you currently hold.
Refreshments Available!
Special Programs From
Doug Houston,W1DMH
Talking over a beam of light
Directions from Concord
I-89 north to 202-9 exit left
to 114 off ramp left on Rt 114
go to center of town turn right
at flashing light. The school is
the 5
th building on the left
Use entrance in the rear of the school
Transmitter Hunt
near parking lot.
147.455 MHz FM, continuous with audio
modulation. No prize, just bragging rights.
50/50 Raffle
3rd place $25 cash
place $60 cash
1st place Yaesu FTM-3200 R/DE
Grand Prize Raff
Our 25th year Flea Market at HCS
Our 60th Club Birthday Celebration
Admission Door Prizes All day

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