North Shore Radio Association


Fall Edition, November 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

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Rowe Austin

Herb Ryan

Lou Harris

Eric Horwitz

Presidents Corner

I have just come back from a very pleasant Wednesday night dinning out at a local Chinese restaurant.. It was great fun to have the dinner visit with approx. 20 members, including our two newest members . We ate well and had a visit enjoyed by all who came..
October meeting had all, who attended ,enjoying and learning much about television broadcasting and workings of a T.V. studio with our guest speaker , Brien Sheppard engineering manager for N.H. public television. Brien touched on many basics of television transmission, both analog and digital technology . Look for a early spring car caravan trip to Durham,N.H.where Brien will give us a tour and further technical show and tell. Stay tuned this will be a great trip both the tour and a luncheon afterwards.
November's meeting brought the NSRA a fine silent auction that all enjoyed ,and made a few dollars for the club,along with a successful split the pot. Also we had two new members join. Than you for all the work and support , we also had a large turn-out.
Looking ahead to December a spaghetti feed, salad ,bread with all the fixings.,plus a Yankee Swap run by Herb W1KVQ. This truly,promises to round out the year in good Holiday style,along with a passed budget,audit committee in place ,all with the help of our acting treasure Eric KA1NCF.
For the January meeting we start the New Year on the 8th , with the ARRL New England Director ,Tom Frenaye K1KI. You won't want to miss this meeting as Tom focuses in on the issues facing ham radio today, Tom is a expert on this subject and sure be very interesting, plus he will bring along some surprises to pass out. See you on December 10th . Have a great Thanksgiving..

73's to all

Al Prudhomme, Jr. W1DUW

Meeting Schedule 2001

December 3, 2001 - Board Meeting
December 10, 2001 - Holiday Dinner - General Meeting
January 7, 2002 - Board Meeting
January 14, 2002 - General Meeting - ARRL New England Director ,Tom Frenaye K1KI
February 4, 2002 - Board Meeting
February 11, 2002 - General Meeting - Speaker To be Announced Later

December's Spaghetti Supper
Monday, December 10th 6:30PM

On December 10th the NSRA will hold our annual holiday Spaghetti Supper. Supper will be served at 6:30 PM and the cost is $5 per person, $3 for kids under 12. The menu includes a salad, spaghetti with all the fixings, garlic bread and coffee.
The desert will be pot luck. Donations of desserts would be greatly appreciated.

For those not wishing to eat with us, the regular meeting will begin as usual at 8:00 PM. Following the regular business meeting will be the NSRA Yankee Swap. Bring a gift valued between $2 - $5 and we'll show you how we swap gifts in an unusual way.

NSRA VE EXAMS …….. will be held in December 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. Renewal bills have been sent out and the response has been great!! So watch the mail for your membership letter confirming your membership. If you have any questions please contact me. 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