Framingham Amateur Radio Association

FARA Club Information

 

Next Meeting

Ocober 4, 2018: 6-Meter Sporadic E and Weather Systems – Joe Dzekevich, K1YOW

Joe’s presentation will use Amateur Radio to explore possible correlations between weather systems and sporadic E clouds to see if they are collocated. While some of the main causes of sporadic E propagation are wind shear, meteor strikes and upper atmospheric tides (ultimately coming from solar EUVenergy inputs), radio operators have noticed that sporadic E propagation is also changed significantly by hurricanes and storms. This talk will present specific cases where K1YOW used amateur radio to investigate the effects of weather storms on the formation and/or enhancement of 6-meter sporadic E clouds. See Upcoming Meetings for more details.

In the News

A Rainy but Fun-Filled Field Day.

On June 23, your radio club participated in an enjoyable Field Day exercise at the Mcauliffe Library in Framingham.  This new location has plenty of trees for wire antennas, and a fine time was had by all in spite of the rain.  We operated battery-powered 100 watt and QRP  stations, and about 14 hams stopped by to either visit or to operate.  The ARRL Section Manager and the assistant Section Manager for Eastern MA also stopped by.  Our “Learn to Spell Your Name in Morse Code” sign attracted lots of kids, and they had fun and learned something new.  Signing “W1FY, 2A-EMA,” we worked a number of stations in the US and Canada.

Field Day on Access Framingham (AFTV)

Glenn Axelrod, KC1HPZ, informs us that a story about the June Field Day event was part of Access Framingham’s “Framingham Beat” news magazine show at 7:30 PM on August 2.

Sumner, W1VIV, is featured prominently because his explanation of Field Day became the narration for the video that Glenn shot and AFTV’s staff edited.

It’s now available on Access Framingham’s YouTube channel:

The Framingham Beat – Framingham Amateur Radio Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZjHmHfIP90

CQ Magazine

Club member Sumner Weisman, W1VIV, has written an article “Wireless Radio For The Hearing Impaired” in the June issue of CQ Magazine

Scholarship Award

Gail Bello, daughter of Gordy Bello, K1GB, is the 2018 recipient of the Beverly Lees Scholarship.

Monthly Meetings

FARA meets the 1st Thursday of the month (except in July and August), 7:30 pm at the Framingham Police Station 1 William Welch Way (corner of William Welch Way and Union Ave) in the first floor training room. Enter through the front door on Union Ave. and the room is to the left.  All area hams and those not yet licensed but interested in amateur radio are welcome to attend.

FARA Sunday Night NET

The FARA Sunday Night Net begins every Sunday at 7:30PM on the FARA 147.150 MHz (no PL) repeater. All licensed hams are welcome to check in and participate in the “Ham question of the Week”.

FARA’s Repeaters

VHF:    147.150 MHz (+)

UHF:    Not operational – check back for status updates

For further information about FARA,  you can reach us at: contact@w1fy.org

Framingham Amateur Radio Association