I was listening last Sunday to the ARRL newsletter on the ever popular NSRA
Sunday Night Net. One thing got my attention and stood out, to me, about
the ARRL and FCC VEC exam irregularity in Georgia. This reminded me of the many
problems that can come up when trust is broken, and the black eye to a club or individual
ham operators when exams are not given properly. The NSRA is very fortunate to have fine
VE exams sessions from the very start of this program with the fine help of Neil AA1OA,
Herb W1KVQ, Joe K1EXZ, Rick, NG1L and the others who also help from time to time,
at VE Sessions the club holds nearly every month.
The February meeting held every ones attention as Bob Fouracre, marketing
expert and Sports broadcaster for WTAG Worcester, Ma. was our guest speaker.
Especially interesting was some of his experiences with his long time
associate, Bob Cousy, the NBA basketball legend and Boston Celtics Star.
Bob Cousy was, for many years Fouracre's color man, for Holy Cross and Assumption College
basketball games, which are very popular in Central Mass. Along with Bob Fouracre's many light
comments and jokes he had us all laughing and enjoying the meeting . Many thanks for the great turnout for
the dinner preceding the meeting at, Sylvan Street Grill. It is a nice start
to our meeting and our guests always enjoy this also.
Coming up are two fine meetings for March and April and a Field trip to
Channel 11 in Durham, N.H. Stay tuned all this info will be discussed at the meeting and on
the net. Eric, KA1NCF has public service opportunities coming up and the Boston
Marathon needs ham radio operators to help.
See you at the March 11th and April meetings when all details will be
discussed and your questions answered, Don't forget the Net on 145.47 Sunday
Night at 8:30 pm.
73's to all
Al Prudhomme, Jr. W1DUW
March 11, 2002 - General Meeting - Tom Kinahan, N1CPE - State RACES Officer
& Terry Stader, KA8SCP - MEMA Region 1 Comm. Officer
April 1, 2002 - Board Meeting
April 8, 2002 - General Meeting - Mermaid Productions
May 6, 2002 - Board Meeting
May 13, 2002 - General Meeting
NSRA VE EXAMS
.. will be held on the
4th Saturday of the month at the At the NEW Danvers Central
fire Station on High Street, Danvers. (park across street) NEIL E HENDEN,
AA1OA heads up our VE Exam Session. All those interested in upgrading or
know someone who wants to enter the hobby, please pass the word
All the following repeaters have the new club call sign
of N S 1 R A
Danvers, (Part-time PL of 136.5), full functions
including phone patch
146.880- Salem, (PL of
118.8), full functions including phone
442.800+ Danvers, (PL of
136.5), full functions including phone
All CTCSS tones on repeaters have the option to
be turn off if needed. Dial 11 to turn off so that a non PL user can use
the repeater, Please remember to turn PL back on with the code of