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.
October 15 & 16
October 15 & 16
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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
Navy History Day Morse Code Demo, Portsmouth NH, September 18, 2021
"YOTA" contact the International Space Station
New group formed to discuss upcoming ARRL NE Division election. July 2021
NH Distracted Driving law "Hands Free" update July 2021
Updated Radio Frequency Exposure Rules Effective on May 3 2021
RF Exposure Calculator
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
Calling NH Radio Amateurs August 2021
August brings the warmest temperatures of the summer and as things heat up on the thermometer the campaigns for ARRL New England Director are doing likewise. Fred Hopegarten, K1VR and current Director, will face two challengers during this election cycle. Tom Frenaye, K1KI who lost out to K1VR last time, has submitted his name for another opportunity to represent New England ARRL members at the table. Newcomer Nashua Amateur Radio Society (NARS) President Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC is looking to unseat Hopegarten and bring new ideas to the ARRL Bod. Ballots for the Director election will be mailed out to League members beginning in October and the closing date for all ballots to be received at HQ is November 19th. Last time, a third of New England League members voted (32%) in the Director election and hopefully that number will only increase this time around.
At the time of this writing, about half of the Amateur Radio clubs in NH have begun or ready to hold face to face meetings again and most are still using Zoom. If you are a ARRL Affiliated Club, this is a good time to get your Affiliation updates checked and uploaded to HQ. This is an annual submission even if no changes have been made to the club. If you have any questions on affiliation drop a note to the NH ACC Al Shuman, K1AKS.
Several Hamfests are ready to resume normal operations. At the end of the month on August 28th, the Lakes Region Repeater Association will be sponsoring the W1BST Hamfest at Constitution Park in Ossipee, NH. To find out more check the LRRA web site, w1bst.org for details. Looking into September the Northeast HamXposition, a ARRL convention, gets underway in Marlborough, Ma. September 10-12. In addition to the flea market, many forums, license exam sessions will be conducted topped off with a Grand Banquet on the 12th. More information about all the programs and tickets can be found at hamexposition.org. And it is not too soon to mention Nearest XXX at the Deerfield, NH Fairgrounds, which is planned for October 15 and 16th – for a preview go to near-fest.com.
The new League CEO David Minster, NA2AA, is promising a revitalization of many departments at HQ not the least, Emergency Communications and NTS. Many recent QST articles seem to indicate this by focusing on Emergency Communications. Traffic Handling and Emergency Communications have always been the backbone of the ARRL. New Hampshire has a robust Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) program led by SEC Wayne Santos, N1CKM and if you are new to Amateur Radio, we need your participation. Look for the ARES group nearest you to become involved. All NH ARES groups are listed on this web site or drop me an email email@example.com and I’ll get you in contact with the Emergency Coordinator in your county.
Have a great summer and 73.
NH ARRL Section Manager
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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