Peter Stohrer, W1FEA
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 2022 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, Al Shuman. His email is email@example.com
FORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2022
NEAR-FestXXXIII will be held on April 28th and 29th 2023 and not on its traditional date which always has been the first weekend in May every year since 2007. NEAR-Fest XXXIV scheduled for October 13th and 14th 2023 is NOT affected
The Boston Marathon Amateur Radio team is still in need of about 50 additional volunteers to fill our nearly 300 assignments. The BAA volunteer registration deadline is this Friday, February 10 at 5:00 PM EST. The Boston Marathon will be taking place on Monday, April 17, 2023.
If you are still undecided, we encourage you to register now; you can discuss any questions you may have with us and if you decide this is not for you this year you can withdraw between now and the end of March.
If you had an experience last year that has not made you want to return this year, please reach out and we will do our best to make it right. We want every volunteer to enjoy their race day experience, but we understand that sometimes things happen.
If you have not previously volunteered and want to chat about what we do, what is expected of us, and what equipment you might need, please do not hesitate to drop us an email.
NOTE: The BAA will not have any specific COVID policies this year for vaccination or testing.
Registration Link (for new and returning volunteers):
BAA registration can be accessed via the BAA web site specifically in the "Athletes' Village" section.
If you have any questions about the upcoming volunteer registration period, or the 2023 Marathon generally, please get in touch anytime. Volunteering at the Marathon is a big job and we appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into it. We’re happy to do what we can to make your work fun, comfortable, and effective.
We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
Thank you, and 73,
Boston Marathon Communications Committee
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You are receiving this e-mail because you volunteered at a past Boston Marathon.
Our mailing address is:
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Boston, MA 02116
The ARRL has made 2023 the Year of the Volunteer. As announced in the January 2023 issue of QST, ARRL is celebrating a year-long operating event honoring all ARRL volunteers: Volunteers On the Air. Participants will work W1AW portable stations and ARRL volunteers to earn QSO points.
As in other Sections, New Hampshire will host W1AW/1 twice during the year for a period of 7 days, in April and September. Signup is currently underway for volunteer operators during the NH April activation.
If you would like to operate as W1AW/1 portable during the first activation, send an email to W1FEA, email@example.com, indicating time, mode and band anytime during the 7-day period beginning April 26th and I will add your name to the activation roster. There is no time limit required, but suggest operators plan on a 3-to-4-hour session.
To find out more about the VOTA event, point scoring, and logging go to www.vota.arrl.org or email W1FEA, firstname.lastname@example.org
ARRL New Hampshire Section
Section Manager: Peter J Stohrer, W1FEA
NH Section 2022 in review
The NH Section saw in 2022 a return to normalcy from COVID related precautions that occupied our minds during the previous couple of years. Most NH Clubs resumed regular schedules, and all were eager to get back to enjoying the camaraderie at in person meetings and hamfests. The Contoocook Valley Radio Club saw very good attendance at their March hamfest in Henniker, Port City kept things rolling with the annual seacoast hamfest in April. The buds in May accompanied hams as they gathered at the Deerfield Fair Grounds under very nice weather conditions for the spring version of "Nearfest". Although the October "Fest" was a bit wet the first day, skies brightened on Saturday boosting the attendance. The Lakes Region Repeater Association enjoyed a modest attendance at the August gathering in Ossipee.
Nearly all of NH Amateur Radio Clubs participated in Field Day. Section was able to visit the FD sites in the southern part of the state. The STM, K1UAF, made stops at FD sites in central and southern NH. Governor Sununu made a proclamation that June was Amateur Radio month in NH.
In September, several from the NH Section participated as presenters at the Marlborough ARRL Division convention. Topics were geared toward ARES and message handling. Each seminar had standing room only. In November, NH conducted its Simulated Emergency Test. The objective this year was to check the effectiveness of communications using high point relays around the state for served agencies. The test was a success as nearly all high point stations could communicate directly without relays; those unable to pass messages directly were able to do so using a single relay point. W1FEA acted as NCS for the NHOEM on Wood Hill in Bow, NH.
The NH Section was saddened by the untimely passing of Wayne Santos, N1CKM who served as NH SEC for more than a decade. Wayne's leadership was instrumental in providing continuity to the NH ARES program. Former Section Manager, Al Shuman, K1AKS, stepped up to keep the momentum going for the ARES program. Al has had the opportunity to visit with many ARES groups in the short time he has served.
2023 looks to be an exciting year within the NH Amateur Radio Community. NTS is currently being revitalized and many new amateurs are considering traffic handling and ARES involvement as a way to use their license to serve the public in times of need.
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NH Distracted Driving law "Hands Free" update July 2021
Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Effective on May 3 2021
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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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