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 email@example.com or you can contact the Section Emergency Coordinator, Wayne Santos, N1CKM. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearfest "Grand Homecoming" Deerfield Fairgrounds October 15 and 16
NH Distracted Driving law "Hands Free" update July 2021
Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Effective on May 3 2021
New England Division Director election Ballots have begun mailing from HQ. Voting ends November 19th.
RF Exposure Calculator
Calling NH Radio Amateurs October 2021
October brings with it the changing foliage, cooler temperatures and propagation moving toward quieter conditions on the lower bands. Although Covid is still a concern, the precautions taken have enabled many activities to resume on a somewhat regular basis. Last month, the New England ARRL Division conference in Marlborough Mass was a success with over 1200 participants attending with excellent seminars and Amateur Radio displays. This October also brings a return of Nearfest XXX “Grand Homecoming” to the Deerfield Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16. To find out more go to www.near-fest.org for the latest information.
Ballots are now being sent out from HQ to all ARRL members for the all-important New England Division Director election. This election cycle finds Incumbent Fred Hopengarten, K1VR being challenged by former New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI and Nashua Area Radio Society President Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC. As soon as you receive your ballot, make your selection and promptly return. The voting window closes on November 19th.
A reminder to all Amateur Radio clubs in the Section to update your club annually. This is your annual report. According to HQ, you must update your club record at least once per year even if nothing changes. The club update is how we know that the club is still in business and keeps the contact information current for ARRL and prospective hams to get in touch with your club. Should two years pass without an update your club will be listed as inactive. Follow this link for an instructional overview of how to use the editing system. Update your club information If you have any questions drop an email to Al Shuman the NHACC; email@example.com
NH will conduct its annual NHARES Section Emergency Test coming up in November. Information and details on the test will be sent to EC’s across the Section shortly.
Welcome and congratulations to the following NH residents receiving their Amateur Radio license in August.
AC1LW, AC1LV, KC1PST, KC1PRD, KC1PSU, KC1PSQ, KC1PSV, KC1PSS, KC1PQL, KC1PTHKC1PTK, KC1PSR, KC1PSG, KC1PSZ, KC1PRU, KC1PQJ, KC1PRT
NH Section Manager
Calling NH Radio Amateurs September 2021
At the time of this writing, Gulf Hurricane Ida has come ashore leaving 1 million people without power in Louisiana and Mississippi. New Orleans was especially hard hit due to the 100 MPH plus winds. As many remember 16 years earlier on the same date, Hurricane Katrina took the same path.
As then and now, Amateur Radio rose to the occasion by opening emergency communication circuits with the Amateur Radio Hurricane Watch net (www.hwn.org) providing health and welfare messages for points destined outside the affected area along with important weather sitreps for the NWS. In addition, local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups and operators have responded with lifesaving emergency communications. From the early days of radio , government authorities have understood the value of Amateur Radio in times of emergency. This is first mentioned in Part 97.1 (a) of the FCC rules;
If you have questions about the program or how you can join a local ARES group feel free to drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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