About N1FJ

Editor-In-Chief of the HCRA website. Likes to take long walks up short mountains. Or is it short walks up long mountains?

Next HCRA Meeting–Indoor Tailgate Party

 

In lieu of a tailgate party in the parking lot, we are going to have a small-scale flea market at our October 4th meeting at the Auxiliary Conference Center at the Holyoke Medical Center. As long as space permits, we will allot up to 12 square feet of table space to each club member that wants to put out a few things for sale — a rig, a reel of wire, books – anything that fits, is ham radio related, and is not totally junk, but NO computers, NO monitors, NO printers, NO TVs! Table space is free–we are asking a least a 10% commission on sales for the club’s treasury. To reserve a space email me at n1fj@arrl.net .

Nutmeg Hamfest

The correct date and time for the Nutmeg Hamfest in Meriden, CT is Sunday, October 13th, 2013 8AM – 2PM. In September and October Zero Beat it was incorrectly shown as October 7. 

For further information, go to
http://www.nutmeghamfest.com/
 
73,
 
Frandy, N1FJ
Zero Beat Editor

Next HCRA Meeting- Indoor Tailgate Party

In lieu of a tailgate party in the parking lot in Feeding Hills, Hampden County Radio Association is going to have a small-scale flea market on June 7 at the Holyoke Medical Center Auxiliary Conference Center. As space permits, we will allot about 12 square feet of table space to each club member that wants to put out a few ham radio related things for sale — a rig, a reel of wire, books – anything that fits and is not totally junk, but NO computers, NO monitors, NO printers! Table space is free–we are asking a minimum 10% commission on sales for the club’s treasury.

I need articles and photos for Zero Beat!

Anyone for dropping me an email with photos or articles of interest to HCRA members? If you are tired of seeing SOTA articles you should submit something to me for upcoming issues of Zero Beat — I would like material by early next week. (Sorry, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any more SOTA items!) An article doesn’t have to be fancy — I will take care of formatting, font selection and so on. Send text or .doc to n1fj@arrl.net

73, Frandy, N1FJFrandy, N1FJ

Fred Hopengarten, K1VR to speak on antenna zoning at FCARC meeting Monday night

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Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur

Is there a tower and antenna in your future? Applying for a Permit? On November 19 the Franklin County Amateur Radio Club (FCARC) speaker will be Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, telecommunications lawyer. Fred is author of the definitive book,Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur. Fred has represented many amateurs in conflicts with local zoning authorities about antennas and towers, including in Franklin County. His book is published in cooperation with the ARRL and he will probably have a few copies on hand.

This is a not-to-be-missed meeting ! 

The meeting will be at the usual time and place, Greenfield High School, Lenox Ave (off Silver St.) at 7:15 p.m. (coffee at 7:00).

Directions to Greenfield High School: From the center of Greenfield go north on Federal St. (Rtes 5 and 10) about 1.5 miles, at Silver St. (stop light) turn left. From North or South on I-91, take Exit 27, Route 2 East, then the first exit, Bernardston Rd (Routes 5 and 10 South). The Silver St. intersection is about 0.3 mile south of Rte 2, turn right at the stop light. On Silver St. look for a sign for the High School on the left, about 0.3 mile from Federal St. (Click here for a Google map.)