Category Archives: Public Service

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar

Sept 7th,8th,9th in Boxboro Ma. Is the ARRL Convention/flea market. Sept 8th is the John Moore Estate Sale, selling off many items he has collected over the years, including many tools of all ages. At 320 Dustin Rd, Contoocook NH. Sept 8th & 9th is a VHF Contest. So reach out to your contesters!! Sept 11th is our next club meeting, being held at the Henniker Community Center in Henniker. We will be exploring VHF in all it’s glory! So if you have a project, a story, a question, an award, or a curious nature, please come and take part!! Directions: Take Rush Rd off Main Street, and your first right onto Crescent Street and park in the municipal parking, the community center is at the end of the parking lot facing the park. We will be meeting here for the next three months! Sept 15th ARES is looking for (more…)

AMATEUR RADIO AND THE FUTURE

The following is excerpted and reinterpreted from articles I’ve been reading in certain commercially based publications provided to those who are responsible for making plans and purchases for emergency related municipal and other communications services. It seems that the FCC is planning to set aside certain channels specifically for interoperability between such agencies as Police, Fire, Homeland Security and others.  In some discussions these channels may appear in commonly used VHF and UHF bands such as 150-170 MHz and 450-475 MHz bands. In other cases there are plans to use certain 700 MHz frequencies or even other ones not yet specifically identified.  Of course certain communications currently occurring in some of these frequencies will have to be accomodated by reallocation or otherwise scrunched and pushed and shoved around a bit, to make it all fit together.   Remember there are only so many fequencies (more…)