Your Net Controls

New England Weather Net

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Dick, K1MGH, net control mostly on Mondays and Wednesdays but whenever needed.  Also Net Manager for the past three years.  First licensed about 13 years ago, upgraded to Extra when the code requirement was removed.  Retired physician active in woodworking, traveling North America, and digital photography.  Lives in North Falmouth, MA.

HENRY

Henry, K1WCC, net control on Tuesdays.  Henry is very active in ham radio and the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association.  He has recently retired from an oceanographic electronics career and enjoys his 8 grandchildren and camping with his wife of 48 years.  Henry is also WW2MAN, representing the Museum  Ship U-5075.  He lives in East Falmouth, MA.

 

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Jack, W1AYX, is net control on Thursdays. He first became interested in the weather around age 12 after receiving some basic instruments and a book on meteorology as a Christmas gift. Jack got his general amateur license in 2015 and began participating in the NEWN soon after.  Although fairly new to the hobby, his past experience includes radio communication in the U.S. Army and working as an emergency services dispatcher for a regional communications center in central Maine.  He and his family currently reside in the community of Madawaska, Maine where he serves as pastor of a local church.

JOAN

Joan, KC1KZ, is net control on Fridays and lives in West Falmouth, MA.  Joan has become active in D-STAR transmission.  She enjoys flying and building model airplanes.  As a woodworker she has built furniture, boats, especially projects that require lathe work.  She is learning how to operate a CNG milling machine.  Joan taught in West Roxbury elementary schools for 10 years in the 1970-80’s.  Joan’s yellow lab, Bear, and her cat, Monroe, keep a close eye on her when she is on the NEWN.

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Jon. N1MLF, shares Net Control on Saturdays with me, K1MGH. He and Kathy live in Whiting ME.  Jon has a strong signal and often volunteers to relay weather reports for members that can’t get thru to Net Control when band conditions are poor.  Jon brings a lot of “Down East” to the Net!

Tom is our newest Net Control.  He alternates Saturday with Jon, N1MLF.  Tom lives in Tiverton RI.

I have been a resident of Tiverton RI for 32 years and an avid amateur radio op for about 60 years.   Worked as a CW operator for RCA Global Communications from 1978-84 at their RCA Coastal Station WPA in Port Arthur TX.  This was the best job I ever had…working CW and getting paid for it.

I recently retired three years ago as an Electronic Technician with Purvis Systems working as a government contractor @ NUWC (Navy Undersea Warfare Center) in Newport/Middletown RI.  There I did a variety of jobs doing mostly fiber optic fabrication along with power cables, power racks, water cooled equipment, computer installation/repair work and supply work…so I was pretty busy most of the time.

Once retired, I looked into getting back to Meteorology as that was my passion when I was a teenager, listening to Don Kent CH4/WBZ in the early AM before going to school and the NEWN on 3.905MCs (MCs, back then). Purchased the Davis Vantage PRO2 set up and put the wind instruments on the 55 foot tower in the back and temp/rain equipment off the side deck.

Equipment is an Elecraft K3 w/KPA500 and a  Kenwood TS830S for backup.  I have a 80m inv-V off the tower.