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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

  • The presentation on the pursuit of operating awards given by Wayne, AG1A, at the November PART meeting is available on the Presentation page.

  • Welcome to new PART member Joseph, KB1HCT, of Winchester, MA!

  • Congratulations to Jim, KB1SEQ, for passing the Extra Class exam!

  • Welcome to new PART member Antoine, KC1PQC, of Westford, MA!

  • The presentation on GridTracker, given by Andy, KB1OIQ, at the August PART meeting is available on the Presentation page.

  • Welcome to new PART member Eric, KC1OAV, of Acton, MA!

  • PART member Bob, W1IS, along with Bob, KC1DSQ, are guest columnists in the August 2021 issue of CQ magazine, with an article titled "My Antenna Has Gain!" PART members will recall that they presented this topic at the January 2021 club meeting, and a video is available here.

  • In view of the latest guidance from the MA Department of Public Health regarding meetings and masks, PART will not hold in-person club meetings until further notice. Meetings will be held via Webex video conferencing.

  • In anticipation of activating a PART DMR repeater in the next few months, a PART DMR users group has started. You can join it here.

  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
In-person meetings are canceled until further notice. Monthly club meetings will be held via Webex video conferencing. A link for joining the meeting is sent to everyone on our email list a few days in advance.
Next Meeting: December 21, 2021
Topics:
Lou Algieri, WA1JXR, will give a presentation on Nano-VNA.
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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

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.

Join the WB1GOF DMR users group
here.

Please send signal reports to
repeater@wb1gof.org

  Upcoming Events

  Online License Training & Testing

The ARRL Learning Center on YouTube now offers online training for the Technician class license. This series of videos features Dave Casler, KE0OG, QST’s “Ask Dave” columnist, who leads viewers through The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. These videos supplement the manual and provide an overview of the sections you’ll be studying, along with a few videos on how things work. The Technician training videos are available here.

Several organizations now offer online testing for Amateur Radio license exams. Click on the links to these websites for details:

  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.

  PART Supports These Organizations

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Westford Food Panty
The Westford Food Pantry provides services for individuals and families in the local community and surrounding towns with emergency, short and long-term needs for quality fresh and dry foods along with personal care and household items. You can donate food at five drop-box locations in Westford and at the Food Pantry itself. For a location list, go here.
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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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