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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.

October Club Meeting, October 12

posted Oct 3, 2017, 2:04 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 10:36 AM ]

Wayne Santos N1CKM, Section Emergency Coordinator, will be coming to our next club meeting to give the ARES 101 course he had planned to give at the NH Academy this year. (Due to the weather the Academy had to be canceled this year.) Come and learn about ARES, Amateur Radio Emergency Service with his introduction to NH-ARES for new members. Bring your questions.

Refreshments will be served.

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.

September Club Meeting, September 14

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:59 PM by Greg Fitch


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.

August Club Meeting, August 10

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:59 PM by Greg Fitch   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 3:42 AM ]

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This month Ed, NZ1Q, will give a presentation on batteries. Everything you need to know about batteries. He will cover how to take care of batteries, how to maintain them, recharge them and different applications for batteries. His talk will include different types from Nicad, Nickel metal, lead acid, small batteries, large batteries and some of the newer batteries.

If you have any questions about batteries that you would like to pose to Ed please email the question to Greg, KB1EZJ at sirgreg@roadrunner.com

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.
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.

July Club Meeting, July 13

posted Jul 3, 2017, 10:48 PM by Mary Sheldon   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 7:04 PM ]


Roger Marcoux, of Dragonfly Aerial Photography, will be returning to the WMARC to talk about the B.E.A.R.S (Balloon Engineering and Research Squad). Roger and Bruce Consaul from Kearsarge have been working with students from the Josiah Bartlett Middle School and on April 21 successfully launched a high altitude space ballon with weather, tracking and camera equipment. This was their second launch as part of the Global Space Balloon Challenge comprising this year of 398 teams in 54 countries. The balloon traveled 54.7 miles going from Bethlehem to between Porter and Parsonfield, ME. The balloon reached its zenith over Albany at 81.741'. The balloon was equipped with four cameras and broadcasted photos as well as a live stream feed. The B.E.A.R.S first launch last spring sent a balloon from Lancaster to Denmark, ME (52.67 miles) and reached an estimated altitude of 100.000'.

Roger and Bruce are very excited and anxious to share this science project with kids and the community. We are looking for teachers to offer this wonderful program to their students.

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.
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.

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 kb1ezj@w1mwv.com
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 info@neqp.org

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 ->  http://www.neqp.org/rules.html

The 2016 results were posted over the weekend and the results since 2002 are also available -> http://www.neqp.org/results.html

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.

Thanks!

   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.


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