Portable 6M Station for SOTA and Contesting

I got really exited, when Jamey, KC1ENX set our Club’s first Summits On The Air (SOTA)/Parks On The Air (POTA) activation for the same day as the June VHF Contest! Jamey choose Pack Monadnock in Miller State Park here in New Hampshire as the site for our activation. With Jamey’s help, we put together a … Continue reading

Meteor Scatter Rocks! – Work’in the Orionids

I’ve been pretty active on the 6m band the past few years. As you can see from the image above, we’ve worked most of the grid squares in the eastern third of the United States on 6m. I use a mix of modes on 6m including SSB Phone, CW, JT65, FT8, and MSK144. The addition … Continue reading

Orionid Meteor Shower: Friday Night Brings Excellent Conditions In Eastern US

One of the best meteor showers of the fall, the Orionid Meteor Shower, will peak on Friday night with over a dozen meteors streaking across the night sky every hour. Source: Orionid meteor shower: Friday night to bring excellent viewing conditions in the Eastern US. It looks like this weekend is going to be a … Continue reading

6m VUCC And 9-Band Worked All States

The 2014 Es Season was my first chance to focus on operating on 6m. To help provide motivation, I set a goal to work and confirm enough Grid Squares on 6m to earn a VUCC Operating Award. After some time to confirm and for the ARRL to process everything, my VUCC came in the mail … Continue reading

2014 Es Season On The Magic Band – A Journey Towards A 6m VUCC

I decided to become active on the 6m band this year. This 6m Sporadic E (Es) season was in full swing about a month ago when I got active on 6m. The picture above is from the DXMAPS website and shows one of the daily openings that we’ve experienced on 6m here in the US during the last … Continue reading

Quicker-Turnaround Digital Modes in Experimental Stage for WSJT-X Suite

WSJT-X developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, weighed in to express his appreciation to all who shared their ideas and experiences using JT9 and JT65 modes during recent multi-hop E-skip openings on 6 meters. “We are very much aware that a mode with most of the excellent characteristics of JT65, but with faster turnaround time, would be … Continue reading

Plans for 2017 Station Upgrades – Radio, Shared Amplifier, and Remote Op Enhancements

We have a number of station upgrades planned for this fall. Our planned upgrades include: Enhancing our FlexRadio 6700 based Remote Operating Setup to include additional remote control client options, better networking via the Internet, and better integration with our microHAM system – you can read about this completed project here. Upgrading the second radio in … Continue reading

Remote Operating Enhancements

As explained in a previous article, we have been working on enhancing our FlexRadio 6700 based Remote Operating Setup to include additional remote control client options, better remote networking via the Internet, and better integration with our microHAM system. This project involved the addition of the following capabilities to our base Remote Operating Setup: An upgrade to FlexRadio … Continue reading

2014 Thirteen Colonies Special Event Operations

The 13 Colonies Special Event had another record year, completing over 108,800 contacts around the world during the 6 days of the event. This was about 25% more contacts than last year. We added the WARC bands to our operations this year which provided folks a chance to work several US states on these bands. This, no … Continue reading

Nashua Area Radio Society’s 2017 Field Day Station Test

ARRL Field Day is the Nashua Area Radio Society’s largest and most popular activity each year. You can see more about our recent Field Day activities on our Field Day page and on our Blog. Dave Merchant K1DLM, our Field Day chairman, is bringing some 21st Century radio and computer technology to our Field Day … Continue reading