Deadline for Zero Beat’s March 2014 edition coming up!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Due to a “production error” the first copy of September Zero Beat had page 5 and 6 duplicated. The revised copy is now available at
You may see the latest issue of Zero Beat at
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.
Here is the link to the April issue of Zero Beat.
Lots of good stuff this month, enjoy it and see you at the meeting Friday night!
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 email@example.com
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.)