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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.


  Club News

  • Gary Hinson, ZL2IFB, who wrote the FT8 Operating Guide, has now published a guide for using ARRL's Logbook of the World (LoTW). You can find it here. If you haven't used LoTW for QSO confirmations, or if you need help in navigating around the LoTW site, Gary's guide has all the answers.

  • The presentation by Bruce, K1BG, on CW Academy given at the September PART meeting has been posted to the Presentation page. You can see it here.

  • Welcome to new PART member Scott, WY1Z!

  • Welcome to new PART members Gary, KD1TF, and Gary Jr., N1ZLB!

  • License exams: the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will begin limited licensing exam sessions in August 2020; see details here. The MIT Radio Society is offering online exams; see details here.

  • Congratulations to Megan Wagner, KC1FGH, of Westford, for receiving the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club scholarship award through the ARRL Foundation!  Megan is the daughter of PART members Wayne, AG1A, and Michelle, K9DOG, and the sister of Mikayla, N1BKR, so she comes from a “four ham family.” Megan will be attending UMass Amherst in the fall, majoring in biology.

  • Welcome to new PART member Timothy, N8TJO!

  • July PART meeting presentation on Contesting for Non-Contesters is posted in the Club Presentations section, or just click here.

  • Are you joining ARRL or renewing your membership? Contact PART treasurer Alan, W1AHM, to find out how you can benefit our club.

  • WB1GOF repeaters are now operating from antennas on the new water tower in Westford. Please send signal reports to repeater@wb1gof.org.

  • 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.

  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 October 20 meeting will be held online via video conference, starting at 7:30 PM. Login details will be sent to members via Groups.io. The guest speaker will be Doug Hall, K4DSP, who will give a presentation on antenna tuners.
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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

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 and details on new antennas, click here.

All repeaters are operational
Echolink is up


Join the WB1GOF D-Star users group
here.

  Upcoming Events



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Northeast HamXposition
The Northeast HamXposition & New England ARRL Convention (formerly Boxboro) has been canceled, but the organizers are working on a schedule of virtual activities
. Read the details 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. Be sure to put your call sign on the request to join.

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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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