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The MMRA 2017-2018 Meeting Calendar

  • MMRA holds meetings for the general membership each month, usually on the third Wednesday except when this causes a conflict with a holiday or other activity. We alternate between topic meetings, featuring a guest speaker, and business meetings where we discuss club business and just get together to talk. We hope to see you at our next meeting!

  • Meeting locations vary to make it convenient for members living in different areas. The meeting location is listed in the table, and is also announced in The Minuteman newsletter, on the Tuesday night MMRA net, and via email.

  • All meetings start at 7PM
    (unless otherwise noted)
    date feature location
    Wed, Oct 18Business MeetingCancelled
    Wed, Nov 15Astronomy! Radio! Cubes in Space!
    K5TEC, Bob Phinney
    Clay Center
    20 Newton St.
    Brookline, MA 02445
    Wed, Dec 20Business Meetingtbd
    Wed, Jan 17PiPtr Project Update
    N1DDK, James Lee
    Northborough Free Library
    34 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
    Wed, Feb 21Business Meetingtbd
    Wed, Mar 21DX Engineering presentation (via Skype)tbd
    Wed, Apr 18Business Meetingtbd
    Wed, May 16Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

    Some Usefull Antenna Structures
    W1DYJ, Larry Banks
    Campion Center
    319 Concord Rd
    Weston, MA 02493
    Wed, Jun 20Business Meetingtbd
    Our meetings are a great place to meet club members in person!

    You can also find out more information on the club, get updates on any changes to our repeaters and linking system, and provide your own input to the officers of the club. Almost all of our meetings include an interesting presentation on topics related to amateur radio.

    Past Years:
    
    2016-2017
    Sun, Sep 11         The MMRA Linking System;At the Boxboro! Convention                                                                                 
    Wed, Oct 19         Business Meeting;Stratus, Maynard                                                                                                   
    Wed, Nov 16         Linux in the Hamshack - Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ;Holiday Inn, Boxborough                                                                
    Wed, Dec 21         Business Meeting;New England Airgun, Hudson                                                                                         
    Wed, Jan 18         12V Power for Emergency Power Use in Ham Stations - Greg Troxel, N1DAM;Northborough Free Library                                    
    Wed, Feb 15         Business Meeting;New England Airgun, Hudson                                                                                         
    Wed, Mar 15         Cancelled due to Winter Storm;N/A                                                                                                   
    Wed, Apr 19         Business Meeting;New England Airgun, Hudson                                                                                         
    Wed, May 24         Truths & Myths about Station Grounding,Neil Goodell, AE1P,Annual Election of Officers;Leominster Emergency Management 
    Wed, Jun 21         Business Meeting;New England Airgun, Hudson
    
    2015-2016
    Wed, Sep 23*        The Greatest Hobby in the World; Rick Roderick K5UR;Northborough Public Library
    Wed, Oct 21         Business Meeting; Stratus Technologies, Maynard
    Wed, Nov 18         New Approaches to VHF/UHF Frequency Sharing; Lee Lemoine N3LEE; Meeting Co-sponsored by NESMC;Holiday Inn, Boxborough
    Wed, Dec 16         Business Meeting & Holiday Party;K1IW's QTH
    Wed, Jan 20         Ham Radio and the Raspberry Pi (or Arduino or Si5351);Bob Evans N1BE;The Campion Centr, Weston
    Wed, Feb 17         Business Meeting;Stratus Technologies, Maynard
    Thu, Mar 24         Antenna Modeling, It's Easier than Building Them;Larry Banks W1DYJ;North Reading Public Lbrary
    Wed, Apr 27*        Business Meeting;Stratus Technologies, Maynard
    Wed, May 25*        Programming Your Radio with CHIRP;James Lee N1DDK;MMRA Officers Report to Members General Election;Northborough Public Library
    Wed, Jun 15         Business Meeting;Stratus Technologies
    Wed, Jul 20         No July Meeting
    Sat, Aug 27*        MMRA@Boxboro! 2016;Holiday Inn, Boxboro
    
    2014-2015
     Wed, Sep 24*       The Art & Science of Radio Direction Finding Bob Ravenstein, W1FDR Northborough Public Library 
     Wed, Oct 15        Business Meeting Stratus Technologies, Maynard 
     Sat, Nov 15* 12PM  WTAG Transmitter Tour WTAG Transmitter, Holden, MA 
     Wed, Dec 17        Business Meeting Stratus Technologies, Maynard 
     Wed, Jan 21        New Roles for Amateur Radio in Public Service and Emegency Communications Rob Macedo, KD1CY Westborough Public Library 
     Thu, Feb 12*       Business Meeting Stratus Technologies, Maynard 
     Wed, Mar 18        Weak Signals & DXing Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough, MA 
     Wed, Apr 15        Business Meeting Stratus Technologies, Maynard 
     Wed, May 20        MMRA Officers Report to Members & General Election The Campion Center, Weston 
     Tue, Jun 16*       Marathon Town Meeting Clay Center Observatory, Brookline 
     Wed, Jun 17        Business Meeting Stratus Technologies, Maynard 
     Wed, Jul 15        No July Meeting   
     Sat, Aug 22*       Summer Get Together At the "Boxboro!" convention Saturday Night Banquet 
    
    2013-2014
     Wed, Aug 21        Business Meeting                                              Stratus Technologies, Maynard
     Wed, Sep 18        Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ: Linux in Your Hamshack    		  Northborough Public Library
     Wed, Oct 16 	    Business Meeting                                		  Stratus Technologies, Maynard
     Wed, Nov 20 	    Tony Sousa, NN1D: 2300 MHz and Up!                         Dedham Public Library
     Wed, Dec 18 	    Business Meeting                                              Stratus Technologies, Maynard
     Wed, Jan 15 	    Steve Schwarm, W3EVE: So you want to be a Marathon volunteer? Clay Center Observatory, Brookline
     Wed, Feb 12*	    Business Meeting(Cancelled)                                   Stratus Technologies, Maynard
     Wed, Mar 19 	    Paul Anzalone, N1PA: A Peek into the World of Nanotechnology  Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough
     Wed, Apr 16 	    Business Meeting                                              Stratus Technologies, Maynard
     Wed, May 21 	    Officer's Report to Members & General Elections               Northborough Public Library	     
     Wed, Jun 18 	    Business Meeting                                              Stratus Technologies, Maynard
     Wed, Jul 16 	    Mid-Summer Get Together                                       Blue Coyote, Maynard
     Wed, Aug 20 	    Business Meeting                                              Stratus Technologies, Maynard
    
    2012-2013
     Wed, Sep 19        Holiday Inn, Boxborough            Bob Stone N1KMA & Mark Pride K1RX:Digital Radio & ERCS
     Wed, Oct 17        Stratus, Maynard                   Business Meeting
     Wed, Nov 14*       Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough    Donna Halper: A Short History of Broadcast Radio in Boston
     Wed, Dec 19        Northborough Public Library        Business Meeting
     Wed, Jan 16        Northborough Public Library        Technical Evolution in Disaster Communications (& Free Pizza Night!)
     Wed, Feb 13*       Southborough House of Pizza        Business Meeting
     Wed, Mar 20        Chelmsford Police Station          Dave Pascoe KM3T: The 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship
     Wed, Apr 10*       Campion Center, Weston             Tech Projects Planning Meeting
     Wed, May 22*       Clay Center Observatory, Brookline Tour of Telescope & Science Lab, General Meeting & Elections
     Wed, Jun 19        Stratus, Maynard                   Business Meeting
     Wed, Jul 17        Tenga, Westborough                 Summer Get Together
    
    2011-2012
     Wed, Sep 21        Westborough Public Library       Rob Macedo, KD1CY: Tornadoes and Hurricanes
     Wed, Oct 19        Southborough House of Pizza      Business Meeting
     Wed, Nov 16 7:30PM MEMA HQ, Framingham              Ham Radio at the Boston Marathon
     Wed, Dec 14*       Stratus, Maynard                 Business Meeting
     Wed, Jan 18        Northborough Free Library        Terry Stader, KA8SCP: All About D-Star
     Wed, Feb 15 	    Waltham Weston Corporate Center  Business Meeting
     Wed, Mar 21 	    Concord Public Safety Building   Mike Neilsen, W1MPN: Hams in Emergency Communications
     Wed, Apr 18 	    No meeting in April           
     Wed, May 23*	    Northborough Free Library        DVD: 3Y0X dxpedition + elections
     Wed, Jun 20 	    Stratus, Maynard                 Business Meeting
    
    2010-11
     Wed, Sep 15      Lexington Public Library           Dave Allred, N1VU: Tips and Tricks to Feedline Analysis
     Wed, Oct 20      Southborough House of Pizza        Board Meeting
     Wed, Nov 17      Northborough Free Library          Barry Baines, president AMSAT on AMSAT                 
     TUE, Dec 14 7PM  Stratus, Maynard                   Board Meeting
     Wed, Jan 19      Pizzeria Uno, Newton, MA           MMRA Mid-winter Pizza Gathering                        
     Wed, Feb 16      Conexant, Waltham                  Board Meeting
     Wed, Mar 16 7PM  Milton Public Library              Ed Perry, WATD 95.9 Radio                              
     Wed, Apr 20      No meeting in April                Board Meeting
     Wed, May 18      Tatnuck Bookseller, Westborough    Phil Temples, K9HI, on the Courage Handiham System/MMRA General Elections
     Wed  Jun 15      K1IW QTH                           Board Meeting
    
    2009-2010
     Wed, Sep 16      Westborough Public Library         "What MMRA did on its summer vacation"
     Wed, Oct 21      Stratus                            Board Meeting
     Wed, Nov 18      Milton Public Library              Lt. Col. Max Lantz, Commander, USAF 6th Space Warning Squadron, PAVE PAWS and Amateur Radio
     Wed, Dec 16      Waltham/Weston Corporate Center    Board Meeting
     Wed, Jan 20      Southborough House of Pizza        Pizza Night
    *Wed, Feb 10      Teleconference                     Board Meeting
    *Wed, Mar 24      MEMA Headquarters, Framingham      Ed Hare, W1RFI - The ARRL Lab
    *Wed, Apr 14      Chin's Garden, Marlborough         Board Meeting
     Wed, May 19      Clay Center Observatory, Brookline Astronomy Night and General Elections
     Wed, Jun 23      TBD                                Board Meeting
    
    2008-2009
     Wed, Sep 17 7PM  Weston Public Library              MMRA Virtual Tour				    
     Wed, Oct 15      Kennedy's Pub, Marlborough  	     Board Meeting				    
     Wed, Nov 19 7PM  Burlington Public Library   	     Mike, K1TWF ARRL Vice Director - ARRL Update  
     Wed, Dec 17      Stratus                     	     Board Meeting				    
     Wed, Jan 21      Westborough Public Library  	     John, N1OTY - Getting on the air on 902 MHz   
    *Wed, Feb 11      Chin's Garden, Marlborough  	     Board Meeting				    
    *Thu, Mar  5      Framingham Police Station   	     Miles, WF1F - SSTV on the Int'l Space Station 
     Wed, Apr 15      Waltham-Weston Corp. Ctr.   	     Board Meeting				    
     Wed, May 20      Clay Center Observatory     	     Ron Dankowitz - The Latest in Space Science   
     Wed, Jun 17      TBD                         	     Board Meeting                                 
    
    2007-2008
    Wed, Sep 19 7PM  Westborough Public Library          Solar Powered Stations, Phil, N1XTB
    Wed, Oct 17      Stratus Computer, Maynard           Board Meeting
    Wed, Nov 14*     MEMA, Framingham                    Wide Area Amateur Radio Network, Bob, N1KMA
    Wed, Dec 19      K1IW Home QTH                       Board Meeting
    Wed, Jan 16      Marlborough Middle School           Joint meeting with AARC
    Wed, Feb 27*     Chin's Garden, Marlborough          Board Meeting
    Wed, Mar 19      Campion Center, Weston              GEMOTO and the Mt. Uncanoonuc Repeater System, Rick, K1RJZ
    Wed, Apr 16      The Little Pub, Marlborough         Board Meeting
    Wed, May 21      Clay Center Observatory, Brookline  Astronomy Night and General Elections
    
    2006-7
    Wed, Sep 20      MEMA, Framingham                    The early days of amateur moonbounce, Gordon Pettengill, W1OUN
    Wed, Oct 18      Westborough Public Library          Board Meeting
    Wed, Nov 15      Milton Public Library               Software Defined Radio, Greg Troxel, N1DAM
    Wed, Dec 13*     Kennedy's Pub, Marlborough          Board Meeting
    Wed, Jan 17      MEMA, Framingham                    The 3Y0X DXpedition to Peter I Island
    Wed, Feb 21      Waltham/Weston Corporate Center     Board Meeting
    Wed, Mar 21      Campion Center, Weston              K1TWF from the ARRL
    Wed, Apr 25*     TBD                                 Board Meeting
    Wed, May 16      Clay Center Observatory, Brookline  Astronomy Night & General Elections