North Shore Radio Association


Summer / Fall Edition, September 2001
Editor Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF
Mailing address: PO Box 3724
Peabody, MA 01961-3724

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Over 25 Years of Amateur Radio Service On the North Shore


Al Prudhomme Jr.

Vice President
Eric Horwitz

Keith Triplett

Rowe Austin

Herb Ryan

Lou Harris

Eric Horwitz

Presidents Corner

I wish to thank all members for your support as your club president last year and your votes in June giving me the opportunity to serve as club president for the coming year. Every September begins a new NSRA year of monthly meeting, Public service and fun for each member , and I will work hard with the club officers to continue another great year. This summer went well for the club, beginning at the annual field day in June, and fortunately the rain held of till mid Sunday afternoon , which allowed us to do everything we had planned in Endicott Park. By every measure and comment I heard our Field Day was enjoyed by all , many thanks to all who helped in the food department It all went great. On July 8th I attended the ARRL New England cabinet meeting in Portsmouth,N.H. It was a chance to met our ARRL director Tom Frenaye K1KI and other club officers,and to compare notes,along with the latest information and proposals the ARRL is working on.. The Sunday NSRA net the following day I was glad to share some of this info. Our Sunday nets continued each Sunday this summer and was well attended with check-ins,many thanks for every one who continue to keep our net on Sunday nights at 8;30 going so well The Chinese dinner night out on August 9th passed all expectations by close to forty members and guest enjoying great food and get-together on a mid-summer night evening. I look forward to seeing you on September 17th and the start of another fine year for the NSRA.

73's to all

Al Prudhomme, Jr. W1DUW

Meeting Schedule 2001

September 17, 2001 - General Meeting
October 1, 2001 - Board Meeting
October 8, 2001 - General Meeting
November 5, 2001 - Board Meeting
November 12, 2001 - General Meeting - Silent Auction
December 3, 2001 - Board Meeting
December 10, 2001 - Holiday Dinner - General Meeting

Field Day 2001 – June 22 – 24, 2001

Hello everyone. I hope everyone has had a great summer. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in Field Day this year. We had a lot of help in both setup and tear down which is always a great help. And huge help from Kate N1RYQ on the grill and getting the food together along with Al W1DUW. We have submitted to ARRL for Field day 2400+ points, which is better than the last couple of years. I'm sure we will do even better next year. If any of you want to help with preparations for next years Field Day, we'll be starting up around January or February to start getting things ready. We have already paid for the reservation at Endicott Park so we are all set there.

Mark N1UGM
NSRA Field Day Chairman

NSRA VE EXAMS …….. are 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 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”


From the Membership Committee. It is that time again.. Renewal's are going to be due soon. So watch the mail or renew at one of the next few meetings. I also have now got almost every one's email address. Thanks for giving us your email. If you don't know if we have it please send an email to ka1ncf at nsradio dot org and I will check for you.

For online application go to:

Thanks, Eric, KA1NCF

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