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Looking for radio operators

Looking for radio operators to take a communication course for the D.E.S. to man a radio station in case of an emergency that may be called out by the USCG or by the D.E.S.  The duties of the call out is for emergency comms for receiving and passing messages.  The radio station could be setup anywhere and has to be manned 24 hrs a day until ordered to secure.

If you are interested please send me your name and telephone number and I will put you on the list.  When any info comes out on the course I will send it to you via email or phone.

Thanks for your interest


EMail: w1mcg@yahoo.com or jjmcgov@comcast.com

Phone: 603-427-5451

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NEARFest April 2011

Once again, the guys and girls of PCARC, Granite State Antennas, and the 3864 Irregulars are meeting here at NEARfest April 29 and 30, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, NH. Please see the link below and note our location in reference to the two large commercial buildings to our East and North East. 


Stop by for beverages, snacks, food, shade, or a place to stash your purchases while hunting down more goods. The $20 meal plan or $5 per meal is still in effect, with Roger, K1PV, taking call signs, names, and money.

Meals served will be dinner on Thursday (the diehards camp out in the parking lot before the event!) breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch (anything left over from previous meals!) on Sat.

As before, if you are NOT selling anything or camping overnight, we ask you to park in the large lot outside the front gate. Space is limited with all the campers and vending tables along the road. Please contact Joe, K1JEK, if you wish to tailgate items in our designated area. He can be reached on his repeater 146.700-88.5PL most day and evenings.

73 and we’ll see you up at the Deerfield Fairgrounds!

Kriss  KA1GJU

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Build Party: Pneumatic Launchers for Antenna Deployment

Several club members will be building pneumatically powered tennis ball launchers. These launchers use compressed air to propel a tennis ball, towing a fishing line, over a tree or other tall object in order to deploy a wire antenna.

A few parts remain to be acquired but most of the materials have been purchased to assemble six launchers.


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Announcing the ARRL New England Division Convention

The 2008 edition of the ARRL New England Division Convention, fondly known as Boxboro, will be held August 22 – 24, 2008.  Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!


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Icom 746 Service Issue

From: Bill Leahy K0ZL, Dec 15, 2007

We have been seeing Icom IC746PROs come in with a bad driver modules and/or driver idle bias current set far too high from the factory.

INDICATIONS Low or no power output in all modes. Usually starts off as an intermittent, then gets worse with time. Also excessive current draw (4.5 to 5.5 amperes) in SSBTX with mic gain set to zero. Excessive heating of the driver transistors; they immediately become too hot to touch upon going into TX mode, SSB, with no modulation.

An Acrobat PDF describing this issue in full, including how to repair or prevent it has been posted.

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Tom Kelly K1TJK – SK


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Sad but true, HossTraders is now Amateur history and what happened there, or is alleged to have happened there is now mere legend and memory.

But like the mythical Phoenix, that great Ham tradition held at the Deerfield Fairgrounds located on Highway 43 in the Town of Deerfield, New Hampshire USA rises from the ashes. NEAR-Fest will take over the helm for HossTraders. Please read the below article, the visit their website for more information regarding NEAR-Fest.

– 73…QRT and off the key!

Richard H. Wheeler – N1KXR Amateur Radio Operator Western Massachusetts (USA)

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The NEW ENGLAND AMATEUR RADIO FESTIVAL (NEAR-Fest) will hold its’ Spring 2007 get-together and flea market on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th at the Deerfield Fairgrounds located on Highway 43 in the Town of Deerfield, New Hampshire USA…


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J-pole Building Party March 28

The club will sponsor a J-pole antenna building party at the clubhouse on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The J-pole is a versatile, easy to construct antenna that exhibits some gain, and can be made either portable or fixed depending on your needs. It works well on 2m and 440Mhz, in fact one of our 2m antennas at the clubhouse is a J-pole.

Bring some basic tools, including a solding iron and solder, some twinlead wire, an SO-239 or BNC chassis-mount connector, and your favorite J-pole plans and let’s have some fun buidling them and sharing ideas!

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VE Session Sept. 30

The Port City Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring a VE Test Session, (test for amateur radio license), At The Piscataqua Fish & Game Club at the end of Tuttle Lane in Greenland, NH.

The exam session will be held Saturday September 30th. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. The session opens at 2:30 PM. Walk-ins will be accepted until 3:00pm, and testing will begin at 3:05pm.


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ARRL New England Convention

Announcing Boxboro 2006 !!
August 25, 26, and 27, Returning to the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Boxborough, MA Exit 28 off Route I-495.

The ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxboro is New England’s largest ham radio event, featuring thousands of hams, dozens of vendors, over 30 talks and seminars, and a giant two-day fleamarket!

We’ll have VE exams, a special event station, and thousands of $$$ in prizes! Don’t miss the fun!

Visit the ARRL New England Convention website

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