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CLAY CENTER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

CLAY CENTER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

Contact Information

Club Name:
CLAY CENTER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Call Sign:
W1CLA
Contact:
Bob Phinney K5TEC
Daytime Phone:
(617) 529-0532
Evening Phone:
(617) 529-0532
Email:
bobphinney@comcast.net

Basic Information

Call Sign:
W1CLA
Annual Report:
Jul 01st 2018
Meeting Time:
Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Meeting Place:
Clay Center Observatory, Brookline, MA
Section:
EMA
Affiliation Date:
Nov 28th 2006
Specialties:
Contest, Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, School or Youth Group, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor, Repeater
Description:

NOTICE: As of June 7, 2018, the Dexter Southfield School administration has decided that the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club needed to remove all its equipment and vacate the Clay Center building. The newly elected student leadership was stunned. Determined to keep youth ham radio alive and to rebuild the huge membership following the Clay Center club has had for over a decade, the students have started a new youth and family club called "Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society" (STARS) and will be supported by New England Amateur Radio Inc (NEAR), a 501(c)(3) non profit based at New England Sci-Tech Inc. 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA. We encourage all people interested in joining the biggest youth radio club in New England to join STARS and NEAR and visit them in Natick. 

Who We Are (were)

The CC-ARC is made up of parents, teachers, students, summer campers, and even 12* NASA astronauts. There are active members who are FCC-licensed HAMs, provisional members who are working on their HAM technician licenses, and supporting members who oversee the club activities and lend help or expertise where needed.

Where We Meet (used to)

The CC-ARC is based on the top floor of the Clay Center Observatory high on a hill on the campus of Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, MA. There is a radio room set up with HF, VHF, and UHF rigs, a conference room with a kitchenette for meetings and classes, a world-class telescopic observatory, and 360-degree views of Greater Boston.

How To Join

Currently, there is no fee to join. Filling out the application gives you membership privileges including, among other things, emailed newsletters and invitations to club events and activities. There are no age restrictions, however it is recommended that children be at least age 10 and that a parent enroll as a supporting member for youth under age 18. Join online: www.cc-arc.org. (Go to www.ne1ar.org. STARS will have a web page soon. )

Other Activities

The Clay Center at Dexter Southfield hosts educational and outreach programs, public astronomy nights, sci-tech summer camp, public lectures, and it participates in ground-breaking astronomical research. Visit www.claycenter.org for more information.

Youth Net

An on-air network for area youth to participate in amateur radio in a friendly, supportive environment

UHF Repeaters

Monitored repeaters for newly licensed radio operators to learn and practice radio etiquette

HAM Radio Classes

Offered through Brookline Adult and Community Education and hosted by the Clay Center, a fun parent-child shared activity

Educational Club Meetings

Topics that focus on improving knowledge and skills in amateur radio and related sciences

Club Newsletters

News and information about events, activities, and tips about amateur radio

Social Interaction

A supportive environment to meet others who share similar interests in science and amateur radio

Scouting Support

A place to work on the skills and experience needed for merit badges in amateur radio and electronics

Community Service

Participation in educational science events,
walk-a- thons, and community programs using and supporting amateur radio

Emergency Preparedness

Learning how to be ready for weather-related emergencies and how to help during severe storms

 

 

Links:
http://www.cc-arc.org

Club Statistics

Club Members:
364
Voting Members:
234
Voting Licensed Amateur Members:
234
Voting ARRL Members:
98

CLAY CENTER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Officers