North Shore Radio Association


Spring Edition, May 2003
Editor Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF
Mailing address: PO Box 3724
Peabody, MA 01961-3724

wpe1.jpg (3433 bytes)

Over 25 Years of Amateur Radio Service On the North Shore


Al Prudhomme Jr.

Vice President
Mark Caron

Eric Horwitz

Rowe Austin

Herb Ryan

Lou Harris

Eric Horwitz

Presidents Corner

It was a well attended April 14th meeting. We had a stimulating talk by Master Chief Petty Officer Michael DiSimone USN. He is the command Master Chief on the USS Constitution. All members in attendance enjoyed his stimulating talk and pictures of the Constitution and the ships unique place in the history of the country and the US Navy. He also discussed some of his experiences as a long time qualified Naval Submariner and life aboard the Naval Sub. Next Month (May 12th) we will have a stimulating talk on unique ways to make a VHF antenna, plus Nominations of officers for the next year.

Many thanks to Lou Harris N1UEC, Herb Ryan W1KVQ, and Nelson Dionne AA1MO for forming our nomination committee. Please get in touch with them, to run for a NSRA office. Please step up and run for a office,YOU will find it a very rewarding time.

Herb Ryan W1KVQ, is doing well after his recent surgery. Indeed we all wish Herb a speedy recovery.

Public Service

As you have heard , the first event of the year was the Marblehead Ring around the Neck road race.on April 27. There are more events to go please help out if you can the list is on the web site. I know first hand what a fun time it is to help our club with these events so I hope to see you there...
Field Day

Continues to shape up as another great one for NSRA. Fun ,Good food, and lots of operating time are being put in place. Simply put if you are a vegetarian of one of our field days you know how great they are, and if possible you will be at the Endicott Park in June.. All others please make sure you get out to Field Day in June, you wont be disappointed ,I am sure. Check with John WB1EHL for further info.

Remember the Popular NSRA Sunday Night net at 8:30 pm every Sunday night. Its better then ever.

73's to all

Al Prudhomme, Jr. W1DUW

Events Schedule 2002

May 5, 2003 - Board Meeting
May 12, 2003 - General Meeting - Nominations
June 2, 2003 - Board Meeting
June 9, 2003 - General Meeting - Elections
June 28, 2003 Field Day 2003

NSRA VE EXAMS …….. will be held on the 4th Saturday of the month at the NEW Danvers Central fire Station on High Street in 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 around.

NSRA Repeaters

All the following repeaters have the new club call sign of   N S 1 R A
145.470- Danvers, (Part-time PL of 136.5), full functions including phone patch
146.880- Salem, (PL of 118.8), full functions including phone patch
224.380- Danvers
442.800+ Danvers, (PL of 136.5), full functions including phone patch

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 “10”


It is that time again... The Renewals have been mailed out. Please support the club by renewing your  membership. If you have any problems don't hesitate to email me at ka1ncf at nsradio dot org.

For online application go to: Click Here for our online Form

Thanks, Eric, KA1NCF

If you want to the pdf version of this newsletter, follow this link to a PDF file.