Tag: Massachusetts

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1029

This Week in Amateur Radio #1029 Release Date: November 17, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fittee, NF2F,  George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:20:33 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1029 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: FCC Seizes Equipment from Pirate Broadcasters in Boston

The FCC reports that it seized transmission equipment from two pirate radio stations in Boston on March 26. According to court documents, the seizures involved an illegal broadcaster that identified as “Big City” on various FM channels from Dorchester, Massachusetts (with a studio in Roxbury) and pirate “B87.7 FM,” which operated on 87.7 FM from […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs Pitch In to Help as “Hat Trick” of Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast

Amateur Radio volunteers with WX1BOX at the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, and various ARES groups had their hands full during March, as Mother Nature’s hat trick of nor’easters brought severe weather conditions and a lot of snow to the northeastern US. The storms caused the Cape Cod ARES team to extend activations for […]

Man rescued from atop ham radio antenna (Massachusetts)

An 80-year-old Edgartown man was rescued Monday morning by the Edgartown Fire Department from a ham radio tower in his yard. William Welch, an electrician and avid amateur radio operator, got his sneaker caught atop a 20-foot-tall backyard antenna after he scaled the structure to secure it ahead of the impending nor’easter, his wife Betty […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #993

This Week in Amateur Radio #993 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. March 10, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:20:43 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR993 Trending […]

via the ARRL: History-Related Events Will Operate from Rare Grid in Cape Cod National Seashore

It is mere coincidence that the Titanic disaster in 1912 — one of the worst maritime disasters in history — and the birth of Guglielmo Marconi in 1874 — the developer of the wireless gear onboard the ill-fated ship — both occurred in April. Marconi Wireless Company radio operators onboard the Titanic transmitted the distress signal after the gigantic […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs Track Major East Coast Winter Storm

WX1BOX, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Taunton, Massachusetts joined numerous SKYWARN nets across New England in activating for an early-January nor’easter that brought significant coastal flooding, damaging winds — with hurricane-force wind gusts downing trees and power lines — and heavy snow accumulations to the region. The eastern coast of […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateur Receives Patent for “Cloaking” Technology

Nathan “Chip” Cohen, W1YW, of Belmont, Massachusetts — the founder of Fractal Antenna Systems Inc and inventor of the fractal antenna — has been granted a patent for deflective electromagnetic shielding — essentially “cloaking” technology to defend against detection by radar and similar technologies. “Ham radio experimentation can lead to some pretty cool innovations!” Cohen said in […]

FCC Hits at Unlicensed Signals Up and Down East Coast

The FCC continues to call attention to its enforcement activities against alleged operators of unlicensed FM signals that exceed legal limits, including the use of notices to landlords and owners of properties where such signals originate. The latest list includes more than a dozen notices of unlicensed operation in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and New […]

13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7

The ninth annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7, with activity starting at 1300 UTC on July 1 and continuing until 0400 on July 7 (the evening of July 6 in US time zones). Participating stations try to contact all 13 Colony Stations plus two Bonus Stations — a clean sweep, a […]

Harvard Wireless Club Sponsors Inaugural Amateur Radio Symposium

The Harvard Wireless Club (W1AF) sponsored its first Amateur Radio Symposium on April 29 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The symposium featured speakers from the University and elsewhere, including appearances by W1AF’s incoming president Ben Lee, K7JS, and the club’s outgoing president Douglas Maggs, KK4UHK. They were joined by Yale University Amateur Radio Club (W1YU) President Scott […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #941

This Week in Amateur Radio #941 Week of March 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR941 Running Time: 1:43:41 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #941 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 11, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, […]

Cape Cod National Seashore to Host W1MGY Titanic Memorial Special Event

Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts has invited organizers of an Amateur Radio special event in April marking the 105th anniversary of the RMS Titanic disaster to set up at its Salt Pond Visitor Center. The Titanic/Marconi Memorial Radio Association of Cape Cod — W1MGY — is sponsoring the worldwide commemoration to honor the approximately […]

Proposed 40-foot ham radio antenna tower causing static in Marblehead (Massachusetts)

A group of neighbors banded together over concerns regarding a 40-foot aluminum ham radio operator tower going up in their neighborhood got some good news when the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to revoke the permit. “It is the best we could have hoped for,” Cathyann Swindlehurst, said referring to the outcome of the Sept. […]

via the ARRL: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Acquires “Creed Machine” from Georgia Radio Amateur

ARRL member Gene Greneker, K4MOG, of Powder Springs, Georgia, recently fulfilled a dream for the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center museum — formerly WCC on Cape Cod — to add an important artifact to its collection. Greneker spotted a brief item in QST last year seeking a so-called “Creed machine” for the museum. While most ship-to-shore […]

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