What is the North Shore Radio Association all about?

The North Shore Radio Association (formally the North Shore Repeater Association) is a non-profit Amateur Radio organization based on the north shores of Boston Massachusetts. Membership consists of approximately 125 people who share similar interests in electronics, radio, public service, computers and communications in general. The NSRA operates and maintains 4 ham radio voice repeaters and packet nodes that are open to all Licensed Amateurs.

The NSRA has been in existence since 1964, Original the club was based in Salem MA (that's why the witch in logo) and has members from many cities and towns on the North Shore as well as areas far away. Some of the local cities and towns are Danvers, Salem, Marblehead, Lynn, Beverly, Peabody, Saugus, and Swampscott. Some of the far away members are in Maine, Georgia, and Florida.

NSRA Repeaters

Repeater Status -- As of 07/18/2018

145.470 (-) PL 136.5 Danvers OPERATIONAL     On Split Antenna's  
146.880 (-) PL 118.8 Salem OPERATIONAL                                       
223.880 (-) PL 136.5 Danvers


442.800 (+)   Danvers - DMR
"Color Code 4"


53.850 (-) PL 71.9 Danvers OPERATIONAL                                       
927.750 (-) PL 131.8 Salem OPERATIONAL                                       
EchoIRLP #4427 on 145.47 R OPERATIONAL                                       
APRSIGate NS1RA-2 DAnvers OPERATIONAL                                       

*** Please direct any questions to:  tech at nsradio dot org.  Thanks! ***

The club's mailing address is:

North Shore Radio Association
PO BOX 3724

The NSRA Meetings

Our regular club meetings are held on the SECOND Monday night of each month (except July and August) at 7:30PM. The location of our meetings are NOW at the Peabody Municipal Light Plant Auditorium 201 Warren St Ext. in Peabody, Massachusetts (talk-in 145.470/R). The meetings usually include some program or entertainment. Some of the meeting programs we have had in the past include:

Meeting Photo's Coming Soon!!!

Download K1NUN - Eric Falkof's "QRP" Presentation  QRP.ppt
Download K2AJY - Gary's "IOTA" Presentation  IOTA.ppt

The NSRA meetings are open to all. Click here for Map & Directions

Amateur Radio Exam Sessions

Exams are being held on the fourth Saturday of each month, 12:00pm, at the Danvers Central Fire Station on High Street.  E-mail our Exam Session Coordinator KB1LYJ at nsradio dot org for information (no links to prevent spam).

Danvers Central Fire Station
64 High Street
Danvers, MA 01923
N42 33.721 W70 55.958

*NEW* FCC Drops Morse Code testing for ALL Amateur License Classes!
Click here for more information

Upcoming NSRA Exam Dates:

    January 26, 2019
    February 23, 2019
    March 23, 2019
    April 27, 2019
    May 25, 2019
    June 22, 2019
    July 27, 2019
    August 24, 2019
    September 28, 2019
    October 26, 2019
    November 23, 2019
    December 28, 2019

What to Bring to an Exam Session
Driving Directions


NSRA's 2018-2019 Board of Directors
all email  Callsign @ nsradio.org

President: Richard Savage, KB1LYJ
Vice President: James Bradley, KB1JKJ
Secretary: Kathy Savage, KB1LPW
Treasurer: Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF
Director: Mark Caron, N1UGM
Membership: Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF, &
Kathy & Rick Savage, KB1LPW/LYJ - Badges
email memberships at nsradio.org
Club Trustee: Eric Austin, K1EEA
Committee: Chairperson Members
Audit: N1UGM N1UEC
Emergency Response Team Coordinators KB1KQW - North Shore DEC
All of the members
Entertainment: K1HRA & W1DUW  
Field Day Event: KA1NCF FD Committee
Membership: KA1NCF KB1LYJ, KB1LPW,  KB1KQW
Technical: NS1RA KA1NCF, N1UGM,  K1EEA, KB1KQW
VE Exams: KB1LYJ and the VE crew...
Webmasters: KA1NCF & KB1KQW  
Sunday Night Net: WO1VES and the Net Control Operators
Venturing Crew 47 See crew47.nsradio.org KB1KQW
Many more to be added...