Activities are Enjoyable and Educational
As a member you can:
Attend meetings with informative programs and comradeship
W1JY - Gilford : The Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club owns, maintains, and operates the 147.390 + MHz repeater, located on Liberty Hill in Gilford. Using the call W1JY, the VHF repeater provides access to much of central New Hampshire and the Lakes Region. The repeater antenna is located at a height of 65 feet, on a radio communications tower at a site elevation of 1,200 feet above sea level. The repeater is an SCOM 7K controller, connected to a GE Master Exec II. It transmits at a power of approximately 32 watts into a set of Wacom WP-641 duplexers. The antenna, a custom built Austin APC-1363 is fed by half inch hard-line.
W1JY - Moultonboro : We also have a repeater that operates on
146.985 - PL123.0 hz located on Red Hill in Moultonboro, NH.
The repeater is
located high atop a Crown Castle cellular communications tower in
Moultonboro, NH. This 100 foot tower is used by cellular carriers as
well as various business and public safety agencies. The site elevation
is 1680 ft. We have 140 feet of 1/2"
hard-line running to a Diamond X-200 antenna on the top of the tower.
The repeater consists of a
SCOM 7K controller connected to a GE Master Exec II. We transmit 22
watts into a set of TX/RX 6 cavity duplexers and 15 watts into the
antenna system. Our ERP is about 61 watts.
K1RJZ - Gunstock Mountain
(Gilford) : CNHARC sponsors this repeater this 6 Meter VHF repeater
location on Gunstock Mountain operating on 53.770 - PL71.9 hz. The
repeater is located on the summit at the safety services building.
Throughout the year CNHARC
members are active in providing communications for a large number of
community services; bicycle and foot races up the Mount Washington Auto
Road, the Bristol Marathon, the relay race around Lake Winnipesaukee,
several bicycle treks, the March of Dimes Walk-America, the Laconia
Classic Sled Dog Races, the Sandwich 60 Sled Dog Race, and the Cannon
Mountain Fall Foliage Walk.
CNHARC members are active in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). Members of our organization participate in weekly training nets and in regional Simulated Emergency Tests. Many members are experienced and available to provide both equipment and assistance in public service emergencies.
Skywarn Spotter Network.
To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service, and cooperating organizations, have established SKYWARN Spotter Networks. When a SKYWARN net is activated, ham radio operators respond on the CNHARC repeater, by notifying the net control of severe local weather. That information, coupled with Doppler radar, satellite, and other data, enables the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings for severe life-threatening weather. This information helps to provide citizens of our community with potential life-saving
CNHARC members gather in
late June at the Belknap County Fair Grounds in Belmont,
NH to set up and operate several radio stations on portable emergency
power for competing in the annual national Field Day event.
Members spend two days and nights in a large open field.
The December club meeting is
traditionally held at Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith.
Arrangements are made for meeting in a large private dining room,
where a delicious buffet is set up with turkey, ham and all the
trimmings. Several door
prizes are given out during the evening with the Yankee Swap finalizing
CNHARC sponsors periodic Ham
Radio classes and Volunteer Examinations.
Using the American Radio and Relay League textbook, "Now
You're Talking", the classes prepare participants for the Technician
Class license. With or
without Morse code, this license allows operation on many Amateur Radio
bands and frequencies.
Members receive the monthly newsletter, the “Communicator”,
which provides them with upcoming activity information, documentation of
recent club activities, technical articles written by members, and other
information specifically of interest to Amateur Radio operators. The newsletter is distributed as an Adobe PDF file but Members can elect to have the Communicator mailed to them in
paper form at an additional cost.
For membership info or to join the club, click here or please direct your inquiries to :
CNHARC . P.O. Box 1112 . Laconia,