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Police Amateur Radio Team
of Westford, Massachusetts
An ARRL Special Service Club
WB1GOF

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Welcome to PART of Westford, an ARRL Special Service Amateur Radio club serving Eastern Massachusetts! We have monthly meetings, breakfasts, kit-building sessions, and many operating and social events throughout the year, and we welcome everyone with an interest in Amateur Radio, whether licensed or not.

Our diverse membership has interests ranging from public service support and community outreach, to radio contesting, equipment construction, radio fox hunting, and more. In fact, it is the diversity of our interests that has kept the club strong and vibrant throughout its 45+ year run.

If you have an interest in ham radio but don't know how to get started, please join us at one of our club meetings.

Click on the menu tabs at the top of this page to learn more about us, and check out the
Blog to see what's been happening in our club.

  Club Meetings

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Weekly Two Meter Net
Every Sunday 8 PM
146.955 (-) pl 74.4
Echolink: WB1GOF-R
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Monthly Club Meeting
Third Tuesday 7:30 PM
Cameron Senior Center
20 Pleasant Street
Westford, MA
The March 17 meeting will be held online via video conference, starting at 7:30 PM. Details will be sent to members via Groups.io.
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Monthly Club Breakfast
First Saturday 8 AM
Paul's Diner
6 Carlisle Road
Westford, MA
Monthly breakfasts are canceled until further notice
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Weekly Club Breakfast
Every Wednesday 6 AM
Four Sisters Owl Diner
244 Appleton Street
Lowell, MA
Weekly breakfasts are canceled until further notice


Latest Club News

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1. During this time of "social distancing," there's a new PART net on 10 meters. We meet occasionally at 7:30 PM local time on 28.400 MHz. There's usually someone listening, so if you don't hear anyone, just announce that you're on frequency or call CQ. Thanks to Bob, W1IS, for setting this up.

2. Tim, ex-KC1AJJ, has changed his call sign to W1MWS.

3. Welcome to new club member Curtis, KC1MRA!

4. There's now a WB1GOF D-Star users' group in Groups.io. Go to
https://groups.io/g/wb1gof-dstar to sign up. Terry, KA8SCP, runs the group and he's added a Wiki to the site as well as lots of useful D-Star info.

WB1GOF Repeater Status

There are three WB1GOF repeaters: a 2 meter analog repeater, and two D-Star repeaters. For full info on repeater frequencies and access, click here.

All repeaters are operating normally.
Echolink is up.

Repeater antenna relocation to the new water tower should happen in the Spring of 2020.

Join the WB1GOF D-Star users group
here.

  Upcoming Events

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Apple Blossom Parade
The 2020 Apple Blossom Festival and parade have been canceled.


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2020 USA ARDF Championships
The 2020 United States Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Championships have been canceled.


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Field Day
Field Day is the most popular operating event of the year, and this year will be held on June 27-28. The Coronavirus pandemic may affect Field Day operations; see the ARRL guidance
here.


Join PART

Would you like to become a member of PART? You can fill out the application and mail it to: PART of Westford, PO Box 503, Westford, MA 01886, or you can join at any PART club meeting.

Annual Dues
Full member: $25.00
Family membership: $30.00
Full-time Student member: $15.00
Senior member (over 64): $15.00.
Associate member (non-Hams only): $10.00

  Subscribe to PART Email

PART uses Groups.io for club email and notifications. Groups.io gives us a lot of capability to manage email to members, and additionally provides space for files, photos, and even a wiki. Signing up and using the system is easy; go here and request to join.

PART is proud to support these organizations

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Do you want to get an Amateur Radio license and participate in the world's greatest hobby? The American Radio Relay League licensing website is the place to start (click here), then come to a PART club meeting to get more information!
PART of Westford
PO BOX 503
Westford, MA 01886

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