New WMA Amateurs from July

Please welcome the recently licensed amateur radio operators in the WMA section!

Jiaxi Tian, KC1RMN
950 N Pleasant St Apt 132
Amherst, MA 01002-3155

John S Folliard, KC1RME
26 Sheffield Dr
Belchertown, MA 01007-9522

Daniel J Smith, KC1RKT
112 Sheehan Dr
Holyoke, MA 01040-1024

Cecil Lewis, KC1RIN
PO Box 455
Huntington, MA 01050-0455

Joshua Towse, KC1RIV
30 Jefferson St
Westfield, MA 01085-2855

Brian O Richards, KC1RNP
60 Pineridge Dr
Westfield, MA 01085-4547

Michael E Reed, KC1RIO
342 Southwick Rd Apt 18
Westfield, MA 01085-4791

Sergey Sheremet, KC1RNF
28 Worcester St
West Springfield, MA 01089-3406

Garrett L Holt, KC1RLZ
55 Field Rd
Longmeadow, MA 01106-1004

Walter J Lysak, KC1RNL
421 Gifford St
Springfield, MA 01118-2418

Sarah A Guttmann, KC1RKC
11 Martin St
Pittsfield, MA 01201-3226

Erik R Muise, KC1RNJ
17 Carpenters Ln
Greenfield, MA 01301-3213

Libby Levison, KC1RKH
15 Old Shirley Rd
Harvard, MA 01451-1309

Jeremy A Tobin, KC1RMI
30 Adams Rd
Hubbardston, MA 01452-1416

Jose A Valerio, KC1RIQ
126 Park Hill Ave
Millbury, MA 01527-2125

Nathaniel A Sutton, KC1RJS
373 Main St
Northborough, MA 01532-1607

Zachary P Peyev, KC1RIR
9 Welch Ave
Rutland, MA 01543-2161

William Wong, KC1RKA
6 Jennings Rd
Westborough, MA 01581-3007

Anna R Gauvin, KC1RMH
12 Stone School Rd
Sutton, MA 01590-2942

NoBARC Hamfest on Aug 21

The Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club will be holding it’s annual hamfest on Sunday, August 21.  The hamfest will be held at the George Bowe Field (Adams Agricultural Fair Grounds), located directly off of Route 8 in Adams, MA.

Gates open at 6:30 AM for vendors and sellers, 7:00 AM for buyers.  Admission is $5 for adult, kids under 12 are free.  Sellers and vendors cot will be an additional $10. Talk-in will be on the K1FFK Mt. Greylock repeater, 146.91 MHz, PL 162.2. There will be an amateur radio exam session at 9:00 AM at the hamfest, for anyone wishing to get licensed or upgrade.

There will also be a raffle at 11:00 AM.  Presence not required to win the raffle.  Tickets at $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00.  Prizes are:

  1. Anytone AT-578UV III DMR VHF/UHF radio
  2. MFJ-4128 power supply
  3. MMDVM digital voice hotspot

Further details available on the hamfest flyer.

We Need YOU at the Amateur Radio Booth at The BIG E!

Originally posted on the ARRL New England Division website:

Amateur Radio will be on public display like never before at The BIG E in West Springfield, MA from September 16 – October 2, 2022. Over a million people will visit the Fair over the 17-day period. We need ham radio “Goodwill Ambassadors” to staff the booth and promote our hobby-service to the public and potential licensees.

Who: Amateurs like you who enjoy interacting with the public

What: You’ll be demonstrating ham radio contacts and sharing Amateur Radio information with the public (talking points will be provided)


Two shifts per day, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM (first session) and 3:30 PM -10:00 PM (second session) on some days

Dates/times available:

  • September 16 (Military Appreciation Day), second session, 1-2 more people needed
  • September 17 (Maine Day), second session, 2 more
  • September 19, first session, 2 more
  • September 20 (Rhode Island Day), first and second sessions, 3-4 more
  • September 22 (Massachusetts Day), second session, 2 more
  • September 24 (Vermont Day), first and second sessions
  • September 25, second session
  • September 26, first and second sessions
  • September 28, first and second sessions
  • September 29, first and second sessions
  • September 30, first and second sessions
  • October 1, first and second sessions
  • October 2, first and second sessions

Where: Booth #103 inside Door 6 of the Better Living Center

How:—Sign up via the following link, which will list currently-available sessions:


Section Manager Report August 2022

Hello WMA. Welcome to August! I don’t know if you also heard the sonic boom, that’s how fast this year has been going!

Our top story is of course The Big E. Larry W1AST, Fred AB1OC. And myself along with others have been immersed in getting this to be a quality experience for all. Not only have I been building the background displays and counter for the booth, but I have also been tapped to coordinate the stage event for the ARISS contact. Larry is still seeking volunteers to help in all aspects of this event especially manning the booth for various shifts. Those that do volunteer will get their parking and entrance fees covered. Those that do wish to see the ARISS contact and if they bring their license will get in free. (still have to pay parking) Details are still going on so keep up to date by going to the You can email Larry at with any questions.

Not to be overshadowed is the other “biggie” which is our upcoming New England Convention in Marlboro August 26-28. This year we are also having the Hudson Division along with us. Reports are the ticket sales have already exceeded last year. Vendor participation looks a lot better too. Go to for more info and to purchase tickets. Volunteers are also needed, go to You get free admission for just 4 hours of your time.

As summer soldiers on and transitions to fall and clubs start to begin their new seasons, now is the time to start thinking about programs for the season. Guest speakers, activities, etc. Try to have a good plan in place to enhance meeting attendance. Members, consider volunteering to help your club. Many clubs struggle to keep a full staff of officers to make it run well. Remember, one per cannot do it all and believe it or not, it’s not rocket science! You may learn a thing or two along the way!

One thing I have been doing during some of my down times is going through some old QST’s that were given me. Lately I have read ones from the mid 60’s. Even though I don’t go through it cover to cover, it is interesting to see how the league as well as the hobby have evolved and how the times have influenced its content. (When was the last time you saw a radio ad with a person smoking a pipe?) I think its good to look back in time and learn from it. For instance, did you know the son of a past US President was the President of the league? QST had a few pages devoted to YL’s in radio. Can the past have an influence in what we do now? I think so!

To wrap this up, I hope to see you at any of the mentioned events. Consider volunteering to these and even to the openings here in WMA staffing. Start planning your club seasons and learn from the past.

See you next month!
73, Ray AA1SE