Peter Stohrer, K1PJS
NH Section Manager
NH Section Manager
The Amateur Radio Code by Paul Segal W9EEA written in 1929
Considerate – Never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
Loyal – Offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other Amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
Progressive - with Knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
Friendly - slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
Balanced - radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
Patriotic - station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
NH ARES GROUPS
CAPITAL AREA ARES
Central NH ARES
Cheshire County ARES
COOS County ARES
East Rockingham ARES
Hillsborough County ARES
Mt. Washington Valley ARES
Strafford County ARES
West Central ARES
West Rockingham County ARES
A few pics from 2021 Field Day
NH Amateur Radio Clubs
Contoocook Valley Radio Club
Central NH Amateur Radio Club
Granite State Amateur Radio Association
CCDX Amateur Radio Club
Port City Amateur Radio Club
Lakes Region Repeater Association
Great Bay Radio Association
Twin State Radio Club
Nashua Area Radio Society
Littleton Amateur Radio Klub
White Mountain Amateur Radio Club
Interstate Repeater Society
Capital Area Repeater Society
Hello NH Radio Amateurs
The Amateur Radio we know today owes its existence primarily to the lobbying efforts by the ARRL in the early part of the 20th century. After the creation of the Amateur Radio Service by the Federal Radio Commission (predecessor to the FCC), the US government quickly realized how valuable a resource Amateur Radio is to the public, especially during emergencies. In the Northeast in 1936, nearly 200 people lost their lives during February floods that inundated most towns where major rivers flowed and without the services of the Amateur Radio operator, according to League historian Clinton DeSoto, fatalities would have been much greater.
As was the case in 1936 and since then, Amateurs have been engaged in relaying messages and providing communication when conventional means fail during times of emergencies. It is important to realize this resource is a major reason our government continues to acknowledge and recognize the need for the Amateur Radio Service. As it did in the early part of the 20th century, the League today continues to advocate for the Amateur Radio Service and our continued use of the RF spectrum.
If you are new to Amateur Radio (or even a seasoned operator), and looking for a new challenge, why not join the over 200 NH Amateurs currently using their radio skills with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service also known as ARES. ARES operators are “Radio Minutemen” who make their stations available for public service events and during times of emergencies. Typically, ARES groups meet together once a month and most have weekly on air meetings to discuss various aspects of emergency communications and message handling. These activities help hone their skills for the time when they may be called to serve during an emergency.
NH has 12 ARES groups, roughly divided up by county. Each group is led by an Emergency Coordinator (EC). Each EC may have an Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC) whose focus may be on specified tasks within the group. An Amateur Radio license and willingness to participate are the usual prerequisites to join. A listing of the ARES group nearest you can be found at the NH ARES web site www.nh-ares.org
Now is a great time to become actively involved. NH ARES needs you! Go to www.nh-ares.org and click on the NH ARES needs you link, fill out the application and the EC in your area will contact you. If you have questions feel free to contact the Section Manager, email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Section Emergency Coordinator, Wayne Santos, N1CKM. His email is email@example.com
Calling NH Radio Amateurs April 2022
Flea Market season gets into full swing in the Granite State with mutliple radio swapping events planned. The Port City Club is holding their annual event on April 9th for more info www.w1wgm.org.
Traveling up Route 16 later in the month to Ossippe you'll find the bargin tables of the Lakes Region Repeater Association ready to receive eager buyers..details at www.w1bst.org.
Mr. Mike and the Nearfest crew rounds out the month April 29 and 30th at the Deerfield Fair grounds. Tickets are available at www.near-fest.org. Section is pleased to be sharing the ARRL table at Nearfest with our new New England ARRL Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC. Stop by the table and say hi...I'll have some giveaways on hand if you do.
A few changes in the NH Section ARRL lineup to make mention...Al Shuman, K1AKS is now acting NH SEC and Dave Colter, WA1ZCN will be taking the reigns as EC of West Central. Thanks to Carey Heckman, W1EAR for his many years of sevice as EC in the Upper Valley. We also welcome Annette Conticchio, KA1RFI as a new Technical Specialist and will be overssing the new NH RFI field team.
See you at the Fests...
Pete, K1PJS NHSM
HB1644 update February 18, 2022
On Thursday February 17th the NH House voted 245 to 104 to send HB1644 to interim study. This effectively kills the bill for this legislative session. The bill would have required 5G telecommunication antenna to be placed at least 1,640 feet from residentially zoned areas, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, and schools. In addition, an online registry would have been created to allow residents who are experiencing biological symptoms from wireless radiation exposure to list their relevant information.
Although the bill was aimed primarily at wireless 5G applications, enough ambiguity in the wording raised legitimate concerns of the unintended consequences to other non 5G radio services including amateur radio.
Interim study will take a serious look at the problems with the bill and NH Leadership will be ready to offer testimony to protect amateur radio interests if needed. Further information will be made available to our NH ARRL membership as it becomes available. Section would like to thank the many NH amateur operators who provided written testimony to their legislators against HB1644
K7MEM Electronic Notebook
NH Distracted Driving law "Hands Free" update July 2021
Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Effective on May 3 2021
RF Exposure Calculator
Call Sign Lookup
New Hampshire and NTS Traffic Net frequencies and times
Granite State Traffic Net (FM) 149.94 Concord Daily 9p PL114.8
Vermont/New Hampshire CW Traffic Net 3539 khz Daily 7p
1RN C2 Early (LSB) 3950 khz Daily 2:45p local
Eastern Area Net (LSB) 7222 khz M/W/F 3:15p
1RN C2 Late (LSB) 3950 khz Daily 4:45p
1RN C4 Early (CW) 3598 khz Daily 7:45p
Eastern Area Net (EAN) CW 3570 khz Daily 8:30p
1RN C4 late (CW) 3598 khz Daily 9:30p
NH ARES Digital Net (USB) Thor22 3582 khz Sat 7:30a Waterfall 1500
NH ARES Section Net (LSB) 3976 khz Sat 8:30a
Capital Area ARES Voice Net (FM) 146.94 Concord Mon 7p PL114.8
Capital Area ARES Dig Net (FM) PSK125RC4 146.94 Concord Wed 7p PL114.8 Waterfall 1500
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