- Section Name:
- New Hampshire
- Al Shuman, K1AKS
- Daytime Phone:
- 603-487-3333 (cell)
- Evening Phone:
- New England
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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) email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2011 for paper and talk arrangements. Papers must be submitted by August 30.
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
ARRL New Hampshire Section
Section Manager: Alan K Shuman, K1AKS
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org His phone number is 833-8488.
Al Shuman, K1AKS
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.
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/ email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 community. He was always successful.
Some years ago, I heard a story that Ralph was as decorated WWII hero. After some investigation I located a news article in the Weirs Times dated September 18, 1997 touching on his war time history and later as a Navy test pilot. I still have that article.
The Weirs Times article didn’t tell the complete story, but thankfully Ralph’s obituary that appeared in the Sunday May 16, 2010 Sunday Union Leader did. Ralph was a fighter ace downing six enemy aircraft. Among his many honors, he received three Distinguished Flying Crosses, nine Air Metals and a Purple Heart. Later he was the air operations officer of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga and commanded three fighter squadrons. He worked in guided missile development and served two tours in the Pentagon and had diplomatic postings Spain and Turkey. He retired to New Hampshire where he taught at Laconia and Gilford High Schools before becoming a member of the House of Representative serving eight terms until 2006.
I got a call from Ralph a few months ago telling me that he had moved to Virginia, and inquired on the status of NH-ARRL. Ralph was a dedicated ham operator and a volunteer in the truest sense of the word. I pray his wife of 66 years; Joan and the rest of the Rosen family know that Ralph will be sorely missed and that the Amateur Radio Community appreciates Ralph’s many contributions. Thank you Ralph for your extraordinary service to Amateur Radio and your country.
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DISTRIBUTION -May 6th, 2010
It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of William Daugherty, KX1Y as the Emergency Coordinator for South Grafton Area ARES.
First licensed in 1992, William holds an Extra Class License and has been involved in emergency communications through ARES and RACES in the numerous states in which has lived.
William’s most recent ARES appointment was as a member of the NH-ARES Rapid Emergency Response (RED) Team. William has been an active member of the Southern Grafton county ARES and Sullivan County ARES since 2003.
He has a strong interest in digital modes and APRS in particular, especially as it relates to disaster management and Search and Rescue applications.
In addition to membership with the ARRL, William is the President of the Twin State Radio Club, Inc. which serves the amateur community in the Upper Valley Area.
By his vocation, William is proprietor of Will-Do IT Services providing Computer Networking, Windows Servers and Remote Support in the Hanover/Lebanon area.
In addition to his radio interests, William enjoys a wide variety of personal activities, including competitive shooting, hiking, canoeing and generally spending time outdoors with his son, Paul.
His prior experience in emergency communications under the auspices of ARES and RACES and knowledge of digital and computer technology will be of great benefit to the Southern Grafton area ARES Group and the NH section in general.
William replaces Rex Carr AA1KL retiring after more than 5 years in the position.
I hope all will join me in welcoming William to the ARES Staff and offer him your full support and cooperation. William may be reached at William@will-do.com or you may call him at 603-306-2600.
Al Shuman, K1AKS
Section Manager &
Section Emergency Coordinator
New Hampshire Section
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio ™
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Subject: Peter Stohrer - K1PJS named Public Infomation Coordinator
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May 3rd 2010
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Stohrer, K1PJS as the
Public Information Coordinator for New Hampshire Section.
First licensed in 1971, with the call of WN1RYW and formally ND1Q,
Peter holds an Extra Class license and a First Class Radio Telephone
which he received in1986.
Peter is the Director of Engineering and IT for Saga
Communications-Manchester Radio Group; which owns WZID 95.7, WZID-HD,
WMLL 96.5 and WFEA 1370. In this position, Peter is in a unique
position to disseminate information on important amateur radio events.
Peter interfaces daily with the media and has many broadcast industry
contacts both in and outside of WZID as well as various other media
Peter has already jumped in to the PIC role with both feet,
coordinating with the Governor’s office to secure this year’s
Amateur Radio Proclamation. This will be the 24th year (starting in
1986) that the State of New Hampshire has recognized Amateur Radio for
working to provide critical communications assets for the public good,
in times of local and national emergencies and at numerous non-profit
public service events held throughout the year.
Peter has participated in one of the ARRL’s Webinar for Public
Information Officers where he was able to gain a number of fresh ideas
for PR for the upcoming Field Day and gained great ideas on future
PSA’s. “I am looking to take full advantage of the Leagues PR
department. They have a wealth of information providing assistance on
interacting with the media!”
Peter is a member of the ARRL and the Contoocook Valley Radio Club and
active in Capital Area ARES and has recently completed the ARRL’s
Peter is also a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association
#34748, Fists #14761and enjoys all aspects of amateur radio and
operates mainly CW, SSB, FM and PSK31.
Peter lives in Concord with his wife Deb and has two sons who serve in
the military and is the proud grandfather of two. Peter is also the
President, New Hampshire Gospel Radio, Inc. WVNH 91.1 Concord, WANH
Unquestionably Peter’s broadcasting experience will be an asset to
New Hampshire Amateur Radio both at the Section level and working with
clubs. In the near future Peter will reach out to club PIO’s to get a
dialog going and start developing a coordinated Public Information
network in our section.
Peter may be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Each club is
encouraged to coordinate their Public Information efforts with Peter and
take advantage of his vast knowledge and advice.
Please join me in welcoming Peter to the ranks of the New Hampshire
ARRL leadership team.
Al Shuman, K1AKS
Section Manager &
Section Emergency Coordinator
New Hampshire Section
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio ™
Please visit our extensive New Hampshire Web Sites at:
New Hampshire Officials
Section ManagerAlan K. Shuman K1AKS
Assistant Section ManagerRobert C. Mitchell W1NH
Assistant Section ManagerReese C. Fowler W1RCF
Assistant Section ManagerRichard P. Christopher N1LT
Public Info CoordinatorMartin W. Koechel KW1M
Affiliated Club CoordinatorDennis M. Markell N1IMW
Technical CoordinatorThomas W. Howey WB1FPA
Assistant Section ManagerRobert R. Martin KB1IZU
Official Observer CoordinatorLoren O. Albright W1UV
Section Traffic ManagerThomas R. Mangels WA1JVV
State Government LiasionLaurence M. Rappaport W1HJF
Section Emergency CoordinatorWayne W. Santos N1CKM