NARL Club 2019 General Meetings:
7:00 pm at the Newington Senior Center
120 Cedar Street, Newington
First Monday of every month except holidays
Board of Directors Meetings: as announced by President.
NARL Club Sanctioned Events for 2019:
- NARL INFO NET - Every Thursday, 7:30 PM on 145.450MHz, minus 600 offset, pl 127.3
- March 4 - NARL General Membership meeting in the Multipurpose Room at the Senior Center in Newington, begins at 7 pm. Guest speaker, activities chair Phil Roland, N1DN, on the 220 MHz band. SOUP EXCHANGE: bring your favorite soup to share, or not. AB1GL will supply containers with lids to take home samples. Open to the public.
- March 9 - VE Session at ARRL HQ
- March 24 - Southington Hamfest, Statewide ARES 11 am
- April 1 - Guest speaker: Emil Heisseluft? (The elusive Professor Heisseluft only appears on April 1, and rarely if ever in person. If he doesn't show, AB1GL will present a summary of the more preposterous and controversial theories and inventions put forth by the professor over the years.)
- April 13 - VE Session at ARRL HQ
- May 6 - Guest speaker: KB1PRP on MUFON Net
- May 11 - VE Session at ARRL HQ
- May 19 - Lucy Welles Library 5K. Volunteers needed. Contact Paul, KB1QQI, email@example.com
- June 3 - NARL Field Day organizational meeting
- June 22-23 Field Day
- July 8 - 13 Colonies prep and antenna build.(Phil N1DN will explain how to participate in the "13 colonies" contest and we will build a DIY antenna)
- Aug 5 - K2D QSL stuffing (the NARL club will use the regular meeting to record "13 Colonies" contest requests for the Connecticut event station's QSL card and to stuff return envelopes.
- Sept 9 - Fox hunt with N1TUP (not confirmed yet)
- Oct 7 - K2D QSL
- Nov 4 - NARL Election nominations
- Public Service Events, communications provided by NARL
The Newington Amateur Radio League (NARL) is a local non-profit organization that provides as a public service, free of charge, volunteers for communications. In the recent past, we have provided comms for charity walks and races, bike and motorcycle rides, outdoor events and parades.
Why ask for ham radio operators for your event?
- Some towns now require or recommend that event plans include ham radio for backup communications
- If the event venue has poor cell coverage (ham radios have more power and better antennas, don't rely on cell towers)
- If attendance will be so large that cell subscribers won't get dial tone (if thousands of spectators reach for their phones at the same time, the local cell towers will overload)
- If your event leaders will be too busy to answer their phones (hams are trained to "shadow" leaders and free them from the burden of working phones and walkie-talkies)
- If the event covers a large area (normal handi-talkies only work line-of-sight, while hams can use repeaters or skywaves.)
- If interoperability is necessary (ham radios are open transmissions that everyone can hear)
- You need volunteers who are trained to interface with Incident Commanders from all the major first responders
- Our services are absolutely free of charge, as required by law
- You are helping us by giving us an occasion to test our equipment and practice our skill and art
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org several months in advance of your event to allow for proper planning.
So far in 2019:
Know of an event of interest to hams? Email email@example.com and we'll post it here.
- Jan 7 - The annual Installation of Officers meeting held in the multipurpose room of the Newington Senior Center, 7 pm. Potluck dinner.
- Feb 4 - Monthly meeting - Paul Gibson, N1TUP, gave a surprise presentation about the BEARS of Manchester's annual New Year's Day hidden transmitter hunt, as well as a summary of the ARRL New England Director's Cabinet Meeting held in Springfield this January. Pot luck desserts were contributed by members.