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 100 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 05/03/2023

145.470 (-)PL 136.5DanversOPERATIONAL - On Split Antenna's    
146.880 (-)PL 118.8SalemOPERATIONAL                                     
223.880 (-)PL 136.5DanversOPERATIONAL                                     
442.800 (+)DMRDanversOPERATIONAL                                     

*** 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 THIRD Monday (or Tuesday on Monday Holidays) 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.

The NSRA meetings are open to all.

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

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What to Bring to an Exam Session


NSRA's 2023-2024 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

Audit: N1UGM N1UEC
Emergency Response Team Coordinators KB1KQW - North Shore DEC
All of the members
Entertainment: W1PAC  
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
Many more to be added...