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New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Contact Information

Section Name:
New Hampshire
Contact:
Peter Stohrer, K1PJS
Daytime Phone:
603 715-9299
Evening Phone:
603 715-9299
Email:
k1pjs@arrl.net

Basic Information

Division:
New England
Description:

April 2014

 

2014 Dayton Hamvention Bus Trip 

 

Sponsored by the Twin State Radio Club – W1FN

Don’t drive or fly! Save money and arrive rested and refreshed. NO TSA hassles!

May 15 -18 $250 per person round trip charter, plus hotel

Luxury Premier air-conditioned coach with DVD and Wi-Fi The final driver will be Steve, KA1NYP

Deeply discounted group hotel rates (not included in $250 bus cost)

Open to all hams in the region Plenty of room in the cargo holds for your treasures coming home!

Early morning departure from Concord (5am), Lebanon (6am), and Rutland, VT (7:30am) (Lebanon and Rutland departure times are approximate) Free parking at all three departure sites Less than the cost of gas to drive yourself, no wear a tear on your car!

 

Transportation Costs

$50 bus deposit or full payment must be received to hold your seat. Don’t delay – the bus could fill up fast at this price. Full payment must be received by April 15th. Our minimum is 35 people – if we don’t reach that number by April 15th, the trip will be cancelled and all funds returned. No refunds after the 15th unless the trip is cancelled for any reason.

 

Hotel

A block of 35 rooms has been set aside at a reduced group rate at an excellent Ramada hotel. Once your deposit has been received, we will provide you with the hotel reservation information, and you must make your own reservation. The hotel rate is not bundled with the bus costs to give you the flexibility to share your room with one or more friends to save money. Hotel reservations can be cancelled up to May 13th.

 

Send in Your Deposit!

Mail a deposit of $50.00 per person to Twin State Radio Club, PO 5078, Hanover, NH 03755. Clearly mark the check "Dayton Hamvention." An email to Bob Harris k9udx@omiss.net would be appreciated so we can be watching for the deposit check. Questions may also be directed to Bob.

www.w1fn.org

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February 2014


The American Radio Relay League celebrates its 100th birthday in 2014. Back in 1914 Hartford, Connecticut resident and automobile entrepreneur Hiram Percy Maxim along with teenager Clarence Tuska, began what would become the nation’s foremost organization for Amateur Radio. December 2013 QST (page 69) details the beginning of the League and the unconventional meeting of both Maxim and Tuska. The idea of a radio relay to bring cohesion to a growing number of radio operators not only would foster the ability of message handling but create a unifying force to lobby the government for the RF spectrum rights of Amateurs.

The ARRL has a plethora of activities to celebrate the Centennial from a year-long Centennial QSO party to the main event in the Hartford area in July 2014. Between Thursday July 17 and Saturday July 19 thousands will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford will be the nexus for League sponsored seminars, exhibits and flea markets. Daily tours of the Maxim memorial station, W1AW and League Headquarters will  be available during the 3 day event.

January signals the start of the year-long Centennial QSO party which has two main on-going operating activities. W1AW takes to the road and will operate portable in each of the 50 states. NH hosts the flagship station on 2 dates; April 23 – 29 and September 10 – 19. Further details will be made available on the  www.nharrl.org  web site when W1AW portable take to the air in NH.  The Centennial point challenge provides participants the ability to earn points by contacting other League members with increasing points for League officials up to a one time value of 300 points for contacting the ARRL President, Kay Craigie, N3KN. For a complete details of the rules and points check for the Centennial QSO party check  out…… http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party The Centennial QSO Party is not a contest but awards will be issued. Earn awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other.

2014  looks to be an exciting year in Amateur Radio. Stay tuned for information updates from W1AW and QST.


This month we are pleased to present  from the NH Section Leadership team, Loren Albright, W1UV,  Official Observer Coordinator,  to share a few words on the Official Observer program.


The Official Observer Program is function of The Amateur Auxiliary (AA). The AA is an FCC field organization created by an agreement between the FCC and the ARRL. Members of the Official Observer Program monitor the amateur frequencies for FCC rule violations, band intrusions, and for interference issues. The program has about 700 Official Observers (OO's) throughout the U.S. There 8 in NH.

OO's do not enforce the rules. OO's are not "Band Cops". OO's only monitor for rule violations and notify the offenders only by mailed Advisories. OO's also listen for good operation and can complement amateurs with "Good Operator Reports". The most common rule violations are out-of-band operation, splattering, and band intrusions. Many FCC rules are subjective in nature so good judgment is required when deciding to send an advisory. OO's also assist with interference issues. The overall goal of the OO program is to help Amateur Radio operators by letting them know of rule violations before the FCC takes action.

The OO program within a Section is managed by the Section Manager and his appointed Official Observer Coordinator (OOC). The OOC collects monthly reports from the OO's in his Section and forwards them to the SM and the League, answers any questions the OO's may have, sets guidelines for OO duties, forwards to the league issues that need to be elevated to the FCC, and reviews applicants for an OO position. OO's may not contact the FCC directly. Only the League is permitted to do that.

Because the OO program is part of the face of Amateur Radio, OO applicants are vetted as thoroughly as possible. Many are rejected because they misunderstand the purpose of the OO program and have tendencies towards being Band Cops. The most important quality of an OO is good judgment and good communications skills.

 The application process is:

·        Apply on-line at the ARRL web site. The application is forwarded to the SM and OOC.

Not everyone is cut out for the job and more applicants are turned away than accepted. However, if you feel you have the qualifications and want to help Amateur Radio, please apply. I am especially interested in having OO's in the Northern and Western part of NH. I am also looking for applicants with CW skills. You must have a General Class license or above and been one or least 2 years.


73

Loren Albright - W1UV

Official Observer Coordinator - NH Section

 

 

For monthly NET statisitcs go to

http://www.nharrl.org/nh-nts.html

 

 

 

                           

December 2013

Section, Local and Regional Nets


Section
Net           Sessions   QNI        QTC          QTR          NM     Freq        Time
VTNH              22          78            38             219                         3539        Dy 7p
GSTN               31         115           77             317        K1PJS    146.94     Dy 9p
NH ARES         4            49            4                91        KB1YAI   3945      Sa 8:30a
NE NBEMS      5           28            12             200       KB1OKX 3582      Sa 7:30a
NHSN              10           50            2              150         K1PJS       3539    m-w-f 7:30p    
  
Local           
CADN                3             9             5                73          W1RLL      146.94      We 8p
CA ARES            3           18            1                81          W1RLL     146.895    Mo 7p

Region
1RN                  62          220        179             556        W1KX        3598       1930 & 2130L


Station Activity Reports

SAR          ORG       REC       SEN      DEL      Total         BPL
K1PJS                         46          52          6            104
W1INC                      40           22          5             67  
AB1AV         1           32           48           3             84
WA1MXT  

K1NN                   

Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1             2            3            4             5             6         Total
K1PJS            40          40        30                                         30         140
W1INC         29           40          30           5                            20         124    
WA1MXT     40           40          30                                                       110
AB1AV           40          40          10                                                         90               

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December 2013

Welcome to the NH Section ARRL page. 

For further information please log on to NH Section web site  or NH Section Facebook page.

NH ARES     

Section News and information

NH NTS   

Over the next few months you will hear from various departments within the Field Organization to provide you information and updates on particular happenings and news. This month we are pleased to have Assistant Section Manager, Dennis, N1IMW, share a few words on “CW Operations and Training” and activities within.


Thanks for stopping by!  As 2013 winds down, we are looking forward to 2014 as a growth year for code operations here in our ARRL NH section.  Operating code gives both new and existing hams a great mode to work low power (QRP), field operations, contesting, kit building, NTS traffic operations, DX worldwide contacts and just plain old ragchewing with fellow code operators.

Our goal for the NH section in 2014 is to help 15 operators achieve 10 words per minute proficiency via the 10-wpm endorsement for W1AW.  Saturday morning classes will be held starting in January to assist members who would enjoy the camaraderie of a group setting for practicing and learning code.  Stay tuned for details on location and exact time that should be announced by mid-December.  I look forward to hearing from all New Hampshire hams regarding your possible interest in the classes.  The more the merrier!  Email me at:  n1imw@aol.com.

In the meantime, look for the second issue of the SLOW CODE SNAIL MAIL- our section newsletter with updates, tips and assorted information you’ll enjoy reading about (sign up at my email address above both email and US postal mail is available).  Also, check out the ARRL website (www.arrl.org) for helpful information about cw operations.  More importantly, find the W1AW (the league station in Newington, CT) code practice schedule and LISTEN.  LISTEN, too, for the NH CW Slow Net held M-W-F at 7:30 PM in the code portion of 80 meters, usually at 3539 kHz.  LISTEN !  Two words you’ll be hearing from me over and over:  Listen and Practice!  Listen and Practice . . .Listen and Practice! Let’s work at our goal of 15 new CW ops here in the great State of New Hampshire.

Dennis, N1imw

N1imw@aol.com

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October 2013 

 

Section, Local and Regional Nets

Section
Net           Sessions   QNI   QTC   QTR       NM        Freq        Time
VTNH             24            94    41       253                    3539        Dy 7p
GSTN             31          148    81       350   K1PJS    146.94    Dy 9p*
NH ARES        3              27     3          68   KB1YAI    3945      Sa 8:30a

NHSN              4              19                 67   K1PJS     3539  m-w-f 7:30p

* GSTN on 146.94 in Concord PL114.8
  
Local
CADN            5             17       7         172        W1RLL 146.94     We 8p
CA ARES      3             31       3          107        W1RLL 146.895   Mo 7p

Region
1RN              62          244   224        686         W1KX      3598    1945 & 2130L
   
Station Activity Reports

Station      Org      Rec     Sen      Del      Total         BPL
K1PJS                      67        51         1         119
  

WA1MXT    23         46        64         9         142   

 W1INC                     38        16                      54      

K1NN                        16        18         8           42

AB1AV                      31        51                      82       

Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1            2         3         4        5         6          Total

 

K1PJS           40          40      30                            30            140

WA1MXT       40          40      30                                            110 

W1INC           31          40       30      40                20            161       

 AB1AV          40          40       10                                             90

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November  2103

Fall is upon us. Days are noticeably shorter and there is the refreshing crisp “feel” of things to come as we head out of the house inthe morning. Many of us are hurrying to finish up those delayed antenna projects or maybe out on an afternoon hike with the portable QRP rig taking in the ebb of summer. As the calendar turns to October, with anticipation we look forward to Nearfest on the 11th and 12th, one of the last outdoor ham radio events before snowflies. With the cooler weather and eventual snow comes more time in the shack and settling into regular winter time operating activities. 

I heard the other day on the local repeater of a ham getting his 160 meter dipole up in the air to take advantage of the quieter “Top Band”during the colder months. It reminded me of a number of years ago being presented with the opportunity from the local broadcast station, that signed off at midnight,  to take possession of the radio stations 350’  vertical. Several AM’ers carried a truck load of equipment into the transmitter shack before the appointed time and after the station signed off loaded up the tower on 160 making contacts up and down the east coast and having the best of time operating into the wee hours.

Seeking camaraderie with fellow hams during the cooler months is never a problem as many head off to the monthly meeting at the local radio club. NH is blessed to have a dozen or so clubs with excellent programs throughout the year but attendance usually increases after September as many return from summer vacations and non-amateur activities during the longer hours of daylight.

If you are thinking of joining a local club and need help finding one you can log onto the NH ARRL web site www.nharrl.org on the right hand side of the home page is a listing of NH Amateur Radio Clubs. Find the nearest one and pay a visit.

 Don’t forget to periodically log onto the ARRL national website, www.arrl.org to get up to the minute news on important amateur radio events, contests, W1AW operating schedule and a plethora of information for the novice all the way up to the seasoned operator.

Just around the corner and certainly something to mark onthe calendar, is the Centennial of the ARRL. In July 2014, consider participating at the ARRL National Centennial Convention going on at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Amateurs from all over the world will be attending and we in NH are fortunate to be within an easy morning drive. Stay tuned to W1AW and QST for upcoming news and information about the Centennial. Tours of the League and W1AW will be among many of the activities. 

73,

Pete

NH SM

September NTS  2013

Section, Local and Regional Nets

Section
Net           Sessions   QTC   QNI   QTR       NM        Freq        Time
VTNH             23            79      44     251                     3539        Dy 7p
GSTN             30            81    148    350     K1PJS    146.94    Dy 9p*
NH ARES       4               2       37      92      KB1YAI    3945      Sa 8:30a

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* GSTN on 146.94 in Concord PL114.8
  
Local
CADN            4               5       16     113        W1RLL 146.94     We 8p
CA ARES      3               1        25     350       W1RLL 146.895   Mo 7p

Region
1RN              60          190     226   582      W1KX      3598    1945 & 2130L
   
Station Activity Reports

Station      Sent       Rec      Del       Org      Total         BPL
K1PJS          57        83          2                      140
                                    

WA1MXT      81        68          7          23        179

W1INC         15        36                                     51

AB1AV         16        34                                     50

Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1            2         3         4        5         6          Total

K1PJS           40          40      30       20                30            160

WA1MXT       40          40      30                                           110  

W1INC          27          40       30       60                 20           177

AB1AV          28          40       10                                             78

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 To: All NH Amateurs

From: Peter Stohrer, K1PJS - Section Manager

September 2013

The events of January 28th, 1986 are written into most of our memories. 73 seconds after launch, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded claiming the lives of all 7 astronauts, among them Christa McAuliffe of Concord. Christa was the first educator selected for the Teacher in Space in Program developed by NASA to inspire students, honor teachers and to spur interest in mathematics, science and space exploration. Following the accident, President Reagan appointed a special commission to investigate the cause which found failure of the O rings on the Solid Rocket Booster the main contributor to the disaster.

In memory of Christa and to perpetuate her legacy, a state of the art science center and planetarium opened in Concord in 1989 and named the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium. A later addition in 2009 to honor another NH astronaut and 1st American in space, Alan B Shepard Jr, was dedicated and renamed the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

As part of the educational curriculum at the Discovery Center, Amateur Radio was introduced initially as a working display and later developed into a fully functioning Amateur Radio station with call letters KA1SKY to reflect the Discovery Center’s logo that “the Sky is not the limit.” The original station included a Kenwood TS-2000 transceiver and power supply, a 40’ Rohn tower with high gain VHF and UHF yagi antennas installed with the help of the Port City Amateur Radio Club. In addition to terrestrial contacts, the station was designed for scheduled communications during the Space Shuttle program and later with the International Space Station. In 2011 the station was dedicated in memoriam to Gregory J. Mumley, KA1FJ (SK) and Kenneth S. Rust, KB1PRV (SK) and given the name the Mumley-Rust Memorial Amateur Radio Station.

The station operating position has recently experienced a complete makeover to better enable the volunteer to share with Discovery Center visitors the many facets of Amateur Radio with an emphasis on wireless technology and space communication. Early in the summer of 2013, a new 5 band, 3 element directional antenna was added to the station inventory, providing new opportunities for the KA1SKY signal to reach more distant parts of the globe.  Computer applications tracking amateur satellites, CW and digital decoders and software to control the amateur transceivers provide multiple tools for the operator. A convenient internet connection allows real time logging using the N3JP 3.0 software. The station is also equipped for digital communication through the TS-2000 using an external Rig Blaster Pro interface and FLDIGI application for PSK31 or many of the other digital modes available.

The recent makeover of the station has provided a more comfortable operating position for volunteers and greater visibility for the public. Operators have a choice of operating either the Kenwood TS-2000 or newly donated Icom IC-7600. The station is capable of operation in most modes using CW, voice and digital. Each year in June, the KA1SKY operators take part in the Discovery Center event known as “Aerospace fest” to recognize New Hampshire’s Alan Shepard who became the first American in space. During Aerospace fest the station takes on the special call of K1A.

The Contoocook Valley Radio Club (CVRC) oversees the development, maintenance and staffing of the station, along with volunteers from numerous radio clubs in NH that routinely operate and provide radio instruction to the visitors of the Discovery Center. Several CVRC members have donated equipment to complement the existing installation which provides an enhanced operating and further educational possibilities.

Volunteers are being sought to introduce and educate the public to the wonders of Amateur Radio. Interested applicants are vetted in the same way as regular Discovery Center volunteers, through a two-step process including a regular application followed by a background check. After the application process, a meeting with the Discovery Center staff is conducted and once approved the applicant goes through brief training on the equipment and an overview of the station goals.

KA1SKY would not be possible except for the many generous donations from individuals and organizations. The New England Amateur Radio Festival, Inc. a prime supporter from the beginning has provided financial resources necessary for the initial development and ongoing equipment upgrades. Other individual donors providing equipment include Saga Broadcasting Inc., WF1F, KK1KW and WW1WW.

The volunteers who donate their time and knowledge bring various qualities and experience to the station and there is still plenty of room at the operating table for you. KA1SKY continues the mission of Christa and the goals of the Teacher in Space program by generating interest in mathematics and science through the discipline of radio. Please consider becoming a volunteer and share your love of Amateur Radio in such a unique way. If you would like further information on volunteering at KA1SKY send me an email k1pjs@arrl.net

 

73,

 

Pete

K1PJS, SM for NH

 

 

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 NH NTS Statistics

 

August 2013

Section, Local and Regional Nets

Section
Net           Sessions   QTC   QNI   QTR       NM        Freq        Time
VTNH             27            45    111     45                       3539        Dy 7p
GSTN             31          109    181   348      K1PJS    146.94    Dy 9p*
NH ARES       4               2       37      92      KB1YAI    3945       Sa 8:30a

* GSTN on 146.94 in Concord PL114.8
  
Local
CADN            4               5       16     108        W1RLL 146.94     We 8p
CA ARES      3                         22       99        W1RLL 146.895   Mo 7p

Region
1RN              62          179     240   590      W1KX      3598    1945 & 2130L
   
Station Activity Reports

Station      Sent       Rec      Del       Org      Total         BPL
K1PJS          33         52          2                        87

AB1AV          39         21                                     60

WA1MXT      40         35         6          10           91

W1INC         12         30                                     42                 

K1NN            9            7         4               1        21   (QNI VTNH QTH VT)


Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1            2         3         4        5         6          Total

K1PJS           40          40      30       35                 20           165

WA1MXT       40          40      30                                             110  

AB1AV           40          40      10                                               90 

W1INC          26          40      30       10                 20           126

 


   

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June 2013

Section and Local nets

Section
Net       Sessions     QTC           QNI       QTR       NM           Freq      Time
VTNH                                                                          WA1MXT 3539    Dy 7p
GSTN          30             53             179        370        K1PJS   .94         Dy 9p
NH ARES    4               1                37         79          N4COY  3945    Sa 8:30a
NE NBEMS 3               20              11          145       KB1OKX 3582   Sa 7:30a 

 
Local
CADN         4               12              17               122        W1RLL146.94     We 8p
CA ARES   4                 1               28                98        W1RL   146.895    Mo 7p

Region

1RN           60              182          255              537       W1KX    3598 1945 & 2130 Dy

Station Activity Reports

S
AR          Sent       Rec        Del       Org      Total         BPL
K1PJS        18          28            7          1         54
W1INC       8           11            2          0           21
AB1AV       22         19            0          0           41
WA1MXT   32         68            18       20         138


Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1             2            3            4             5             6         Total
K1PJS            40           40         20          7             0             20        127  
W1INC            19           21         20          5             5            10         80
AB1AV            32           40         10          0             0             0           82
WA1MXT        40           40         30          0             0             0          110

N1CKM          13           6            10         60           0              0          89

 

 

July 2013
Section, Local and Regional Nets


Section
Net           Sessions   QTC   QNI   QTR       NM        Freq        Time
VTNH           31           35        80      215                      3539        Dy 7p
GSTN            31         101     180     400    K1PJS    146.94    Dy 9p
NH ARES       4            4         38       82    N4COY    3945       Sa 8:30a
NE NBEMS                                                 KB1OKX   3582       Sa 7:30a

* GSTN on 146.94 in Concord PL114.8
  
Local
CADN           4              6        17      120   W1RLL 146.94     We 8p
CA ARES      4             1        30       111   W1RLL 146.895   Mo 7p

Region
1RN                                                            W1KX  3598 1930 & 2130L

Station Activity Reports

SAR          Sent       Rec      Del       Org      Total         BPL
K1PJS        59           83        7            0         149
W1INC       12           31                                    43
AB1AV        24           13         1                         38 
WA1MXT  125         103       15         43         286 
N1ZIH          5               1         1                          7

Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1            2         3         4        5         6          Total
K1PJS             40         40       30                            20         130
W1INC            40         40       30       10                20          127
AB1AV             34          38      10                                            82      
WA1MXT         40          40      30                                          110
N1ZIH             15            5       10       50                                80        

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June 2013

Section and Local nets

Section
Net       Sessions     QTC           QNI       QTR       NM           Freq      Time
VTNH                                                                          WA1MXT 3539    Dy 7p
GSTN          30             53             179        370        K1PJS   .94         Dy 9p
NH ARES    4               1                37         79          N4COY  3945    Sa 8:30a
NE NBEMS 3               20              11          145       KB1OKX 3582   Sa 7:30a 

 
Local
CADN         4               12              17               122        W1RLL146.94     We 8p
CA ARES   4                 1               28                98        W1RL   146.895    Mo 7p

Region

1RN           60              182          255              537       W1KX    3598 1945 & 2130 Dy

Station Activity Reports

S
AR          Sent       Rec        Del       Org      Total         BPL
K1PJS        18          28            7          1         54
W1INC       8           11            2          0           21
AB1AV       22         19            0          0           41
WA1MXT   32         68            18       20         138


Public Service Honor Roll

PSHR              1             2            3            4             5             6         Total
K1PJS            40           40         20          7             0             20        127  
W1INC            19           21         20          5             5            10         80
AB1AV            32           40         10          0             0             0           82
WA1MXT        40           40         30          0             0             0          110

N1CKM          13           6            10         60           0              0          89

 

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For WIDEST Dissemination  6/23/11 

  I am pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Koechel, K9AMG as the New Hampshire Section Public information Coordinator (PIC) replacing Peter Stohrer K1PJS.  Last year, Peter graciously accepted the position of EC for the Capital Area group in addition to his already assigned PIC duties.  Martin had been recognized as a potential candidate for the PIC position having shown great proficiency while serving as the Public Information Officer for the Granite State Amateur Radio Association.  Peter worked with Martin over the past year to further hone his skills.   

Peter will continue in his role as EC of CARES. Peter had been  successful in creating the NH-PIC page at www.nharrl-pio.org, developing a Face Book page, and working with the governor’s office to secure the past two Amateur Radio Proclamations. Peter who is in the broadcast industry, worked with the producers of the award winning New Hampshire’s Chronicle TV program (Channel 9) showcasing Field Day at CVRC in 2010.  

Martin has been licensed since 2009, holds a general class license and is working on his Extra. He is a member of the GSARA, CVRC and active in Skywarn.  Martin also holds the position of Secretary at the GSARA.    Martin is employed by Cadence Design Systems working as a Sr. Marketing Manager in the Strategic and Process Group developing electronic automation software.  His wife Tara, KB1ULI and their son Kevin, KB1UVM are both active hams.  Daughter Shannon, although not licensed yet, enjoys CW especially at Field Day.

In accepting the position, Martin said “I am looking forward to working with our NH clubs and ARES groups, to promote Amateur Radio in the Granite State by continuing to build on the foundation that Peter has established.  If anyone is interested in becoming a Public Information Officer for their organization, please feel to contact me: mkoechel@gmail.com, 603.714.5490 (cell), 603.206.0138 (home).”   I welcome Martin to the New Hampshire Section senior staff and look forward to working with him on public information opportunities.   73,   Al Shuman, K1AKS
Section Manager &
Section Emergency Coordinator New Hampshire Section ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio ™ 603-487-2727  (H) 603-657-1092 (W) 603-487-3333  (C) k1aks@arrl.org

 

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June 6, 2011

Joint Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

  Microwave Update 2011 & The 37th Eastern VHF/UHF Conference. Both sponsored by the North East Weak Signal Group at   Holiday Inn 1 Bright Meadow Blvd, Enfield, CT, 06082 USA   October 13 - 15, 2011   This year the premier amateur radio microwave conference and the Eastern VHF/UHF conference will include tours, hospitality, swap session, equipment for measuring and tweaking, banquet and of course technical presentations.   Please visit http://www.microwaveupdate.org/    for the latest updates, registration and hotel information. Contact Paul Wade W1GHZ w1ghz@arrl.org by July 15, 2011 for paper and talk arrangements. Papers must be submitted by August 30.

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 February 24, 2011

Subject: A Very Real Threat to the 440 Amateur Radio Band

Attention New Hampshire ARRL Members and other interested hams:

The following is an important message from Dan Henderson, N1ND,
Regulatory Information Manager at ARRL Headquarters:

"As you may have read, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has introduced
the'Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011' and the bill has been
assigned HR 607 as its number.  The full story about the Bill's
introduction can be found on the ARRL web at
http://www.arrl.org/news/spectrum-management-bill-threatens-amateur-frequencies


As you will read, while the ARRL supports spectrum for the Public
Safety needs, we oppose HR 607 in its current form because of the
inclusion of the 420-440 MHz spectrum (most of the Amateur 70-cm UHF
allocation) as part of a spectrum swap.

At the request of ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, we are asking ARRL
members to contact their local Representative asking them to oppose HR
607 in its current form. Members should be directed to
http://www.arrl.org/sample-letters for resources tools to assist them
in their letter writing.  These include:

A sample letter opposing HR 607 in its current form
A link to the ARRL Webpage that gives the ARRL member the contact
information for their Members of   Congress
A link to information sending their letters to our Washington lobbyist
to hand-deliver to Capitol Hill
A couple of key points to remember when discussing our opposition to HR
607:

We understand and support the principle that Public Safety and First
responders should have the D-Block frequencies.
Our opposition to the bill stems from the inclusion of the 420-440 MHZ
Amateur allocation as part of the proposed "frequency swap".

Time is of the essence on this request, as the bill is gathering steam
in Congress. So please make your membership contacts as soon as
possible. Finally, please include my address n1nd@arrl.org in what you
distribute to the ARRL membership (for our records here at HQ.)

Thanks for stepping up to the plate to assist with the direct threat to
our Amateur Radio spectrum. What you bring to the table helps us keep
this ship heading in the right direction.  Please contact me if you
have any problems or questions with this request.

73  Dan Henderson, N1ND
Regulatory Information Manager ARRL, the national association for
Amateur Radio(tm)

860-594-0236
dhenderson@arrl.org

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12/23/10

All ARES Members: 

  Pete Stohrer, K1PJS, has graciously accepted the full time appointment as EC for Capital Area ARES.  Pete had been Acting EC for the group over the past few months when Skip Glover, K1SPG took ill.    

  This appointment is in addition to his being Section Public Information Coordinator.  

I had the occasion to speak to Skip this past Monday and he reports that he continues to make progress in his recovery.   A Merry Christmas, and a  continued happy and safe holiday season for all.  

73 Al Shuman,

K1AKS

SM/NH  

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To: All NH ARRL members

From: Al Shuman,

 K1AKS Section Emergency Coordinator

& New Hampshire Section Manager  

November  22, 2010    

 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Jasper, K1FDP as EC for Strafford County ARES.    Jason replaces John Rodenhuis KB1KKL who has graciously agreed to serve as one of Jason’s AECs giving him the benefit of his knowledge and experience. John chose to resign as EC of Strafford County due to increased job demands and not being able to dedicate the time necessary to do justice to the position. In anticipation, John had been grooming Jason over the last few months to take his place.  

Jason of Barrington, NH was first licensed in 2008, and holds a general class license. John is a New Hampshire native living both in New Hampshire and Texas during his childhood.   Jason has a long history in the public safely, beginning in the mid 1990’s. He was a Red Cross Emergency Disaster Volunteer and a volunteer with the Northern New England Division of the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services.  Jason currently serves as the W1SRA Saddleback Repeater Association’s Net Manager and the Great Bay Radio Association’s (W1FZ) Club Secretary.   Jason is a stay-at-home dad to his three children and “a very understanding wife” and is active in his church. 

His life experience includes free lance photography, website creation and still works these as time allows.   When asked what motivates him with respect to Amateur Radio he responded “I enjoy Amateur Radio and love all the aspects about it. I just cannot stop bragging about how you can use something so simple as a wire and a radio to talk to people all over the world and there are no monthly fees!  How awesome is that. I loved being involved in my first Jamboree On-The-Air event with the Dover NH Girl Scouts!  My goals in Amateur Radio are to continue my education and introduce many others into this great and exciting hobby.”  

Please welcome Jason as the EC for Strafford County and I ask that all afford him the necessary assistance to fulfill his mission.  He can be reached at k1fdp@metrocast.net   His phone number is 833-8488.

Al Shuman, K1AKS

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July 11, 2010

I am pleased to announce two appointments the first Ken Downs, W1KRT as the EC for the Sullivan County ARES group and Mike Schmitt, N1MS in a newly created position, ASEC - Southwest Liaison.

 Ken Downs, W1KRT -  Born and raised in New Jersey, Ken began his amateur radio career in 1963 receiving his Technician class license (WB2IRC) just prior to entering high school with Six meter a.m. being his primary mode. TVI problems motivated Ken to upgrade to General class in 1965 with the majority of his operations moving to 40 meter CW.

 College, early military life, and marriage interrupted his ham radio activity until 1978 when Ken returned to the air as WD5IOQ from El Paso.  Still in the service, Ken was stationed in California, then Germany as (DA1IP), Washington State (KD7CA), back to Germany (DA2CA) and finally to Tennessee (AC4DG), where he retired from the Army.  

 Following retirement, Ken attended school in Nashville and found employment as a computer technician. In1995 Ken and his wife moved to New Hampshire, first to Sunapee and then to Springfield, where they reside today.  

Ken has most recently served as AEC for Sullivan County working closely with Mike N1MS to grow the Sullivan County group which has seen significant success over the past two years. Ken who as an active Volunteer Examiner and ARES member is enjoying an early retirement and still spends time on HF CW and two meters and 70cm FM. 

Mike Schmitt, N1MS - I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Schmitt, N1MS as the ASEC Liaison for the Southwest Area.  Mike has seen success in coordinating common activities between Cheshire, South Grafton and Sullivan ARES groups. 

Mike, first licensed in late 80's is an Extra class with interests in contesting, DXing, transceiver construction as well as a number of other ham radio activities. His favorite mode is CW usually running CQ SKCC with a straight key. Mike is a Unix and Windows Systems Administrator with GroSolar, the 4th largest residential installer of Solar Electric Systems in the U.S. Mike is responsible for maintaining their nationwide network and Active Directory system.

Prior to Mike being EC of Sullivan County, he held leadership positions as the President of the Twin State Radio Club and Field Day Chairman. 

The Sullivan County ARES has put in place a process where the group continues to train future leadership officials and builds up the infrastructure laid down by previous EC's.  Mike’s activities will center on coordinating the continuation of cooperation between groups. Similar liaison appointments may be made in the future elsewhere in the Section, should the need and the right person be identified. 

Please welcome both Ken and Mike in their new positions. I ask all to afford them the necessary assistance to fulfill their mission.

Al, K1AKS

NH Section Manger

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June 1, 2010

 Greetings from the Granite State!!   Governor Lynch has made proclamation that June is Amateur Radio month in New Hampshire. To view a copy of the Proclamation please click on   http://www.nharrl-pio.org/Proclamation.pdf   73,   Pete     Peter J. Stohrer, K1PJS Public Information Coordinator New Hampshire Section ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™ 9 Gladstone St. Concord, NH 03301   603 225-5153 (h) 603 345-1470 (c)   http://www.nharrl-pio.org/ peter@k1pjs.com k1pjs@arrl.net  

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May 19, 2010

 Ralph Rosen, K1KM - (SK)

The New Hampshire ARRL has lost one of its more cherished members. Ralph Rosen K1KM, 90, previously of Laconia and recently of Virginia passed away on May 11th.  I first met Ralph in 1992; He called to congratulate me on my becoming the New Hampshire Section Manager. He was the Section Government Liaison Officer and a member of the NH House of Representatives.   He asked to stay on as the SGL as he thought there was still more to accomplish in protecting Amateur Radio interests in New Hampshire( little did I realize.) It had been my intent to call each member of the Section staff and ask them of their intent to remain on board. The fact that he took the initiative and called me first really impressed me. 

In 1994, a local ham received a town real estate bill which included an assessment for his tower and antennas. Ralph leaped into action by filing a House bill prohibiting NH municipalities from considering amateur towers and structures as real property. The ensuing article in QST heralded this as landmark legislation. 

In, 1995 a local ham received a notice that the town had denied his permit to erect a 35 foot house mounted tower. The ham correctly cited the federal preemption commonly known as PRB-1. The town official’s response was something to the effect of “so sue us in federal court.” After consultation, Ralph crafted a House Bill codifying PRB-1 into New Hampshire law saw it through until passed. The town backed down.

Through the years while in the House, Ralph would call me to warn me of impending legislation generally centered on issues such as driver’s having to keep both hands on the wheel and that he would seek exemptions for the ham comm

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