The Quannapowitt Radio Association will hold there zoom meeting this Thursday night at 7pm.
Topics to discuss will be Field day, the possible start up of the monthly meetings, and the long over due banquet.
This should be an interesting round table discussion. Just received word form Jeff our treasurer that there has been no word on when the Reading Senior Citizen Center will open. Hopefully we will hear something soon.

Any member that did not get the zoom link please e-mail AA1M Bob Reiser at qraw1ekt@gmail.com for link

USS Cassin Young and Ships Weekend 2021

Again this year the USS Cassin Young DD 793 will be on the air for the 2021 Museum Ships Weekend event.
Call sign WW2DD will be broadcasting from the ship on June 5th at 0000z. Plans are to operate on 20 and 40 meters SSB and some digital modes.
Located at the Charlestown Navy Ship Yard National Park Number HP-04 its berthed just across from the USS Constitution. For QSL info Google search WW2DD .


QRA Zoom Meeting Gets Visit From Japan

Last nights Quannapowitt Radio Associations Zoom meeting on The W1AW Video Tour turned into a surprise for a few of our members. As the meeting was about to take place another ham operator signed into the meeting. His name is Skip Y Sugimoto JE2HCJ from Japan. Its a funny story according to Bob Reiser AA1M and club secretary. Seems when Bob was sorting his personal contacts for one of his upcoming ARRL awards he added Skips e-mail to our Zoom meeting invite without really knowing it. Bob was quite surprised when Skip asked for the login. Nothing was said to any of the members until Skip signed in. Skip started his day off by watching the Video and then answered a few questions from some of the members. It was a very enjoyable evening by all the members and guests who attended. Skip was very impressed with the video and the welcomed by all. A promise to keep in touch and possibly attend the next months meeting by Skip before login out and taking off to work . The QRA would like to thank the ARRL, Jeff Fox K1GF and W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia NJ1Q for making the video. It makes it possible for those unable to visit W1AW come true.

W1AW Video Tour “April 15th Meeting”

This upcoming zoom meeting on April 15,2021 at 7PM The Quannapowitt Radio Association will show the W1AW Tour Video. Its approximately 14 minutes long and a very informative video for those who have never visited W1AW. It is presented by Jeff Fox K1GF and W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia NJ1Q. Please join us for this tour. As always please e-mail Bob AA1M at QRAW1EKT@GMAIL.COM or 781-272-6219 for Zoom Meeting ID and Password.

Great SKYWARN Presentation

On 3/18/2021 ARES SKYWARN Coordinator Rob Macedo KD1CY gave an excellent presentation all about SKYWARN.
The slides, pictures and examples were not only informative but gave a better understanding of what SKYWARN is and the very important roll they play in weather related emergencies. For those QRA members who were unable to attend this meeting Rob is going to send me some of the slides to pass along in our news letter.
On behalf of All the QRA members we would like to extend our thanks to Rob for taking his time doing this presentation and all he does for SKYWARN and Amateur Radio.
Here are a few links well worth checking out.
Eastern Massachusetts ARRL