Twin State Radio Club, Inc. - W1FN

Amateur Radio education and public service

The Twin State Radio Club, Inc. serves the upper Connecticut River Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont (aka: the Dartmouth-Sunapee Region), with a legal address in Canaan, NH. We meet for breakfast at Mickey's Roadside Cafe in Enfield, NH. See the map to left, and click it for directions.


Our Missions

  • TSRC provides an educational resource to our members, the public at large, and area schools for Amateur Radio, electronic communications, and related technologies. 
  • We provide radio communications and safety support for public service events such as the Audrey Prouty Century Ride for cancer research, CROP walks, road races, and similar charitable fund raisers.
  • In times of emergency, we provide radio communication support to state and local government agencies and non-government organizations through our participation in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
  • Provide and maintain a wide variety of radio communication facilities and equipment to support our missions, thanks in part to the long-term generosity of New Hampshire Public Television*.


Regular Activities

Monthly meetings at Micky's almost always feature an hour-long educational presentation or discussion on a technical or operational topic. Like most clubs, activity levels rise and wane, but it's generally an interesting bunch of guys with lots to say, and significant technical depth and experience.


We drag the club's two communications trailers down to the New England Amateur Radio Festival twice each year, as well as to various local events. On occasion, we've gotten together for group contesting efforts, usually the VHF contest in January, and we even did an expedition to a local island.


Over the years, we've provided communications support for a wide variety of public service events, but the largest long-term commitment has been to the massive Audrey Prouty Century Ride each July, an event requiring more than 40 hams over two days.


TSRC also provides direct support for Southern Grafton County ARES, a unit of NH-Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the national ARRL ARES program. Members and others are encouraged to join NH-ARES.


Join us for the very informal "morning commute net" between 7:30 and 8:30 most weekday mornings on the 145.33 repeater. You'll also find some of us on the air at odd times throughout the day. Come add to the QRM!


History

TSRC is said to have been founded in the early 1950s by Forrest Adams W1FN from Wilder, VT and some friends. The club was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1956. After Adams' death in the 70's the club officially adopted his FCC call sign. The club owned a building and HF station on Old Pine Tree Cemetery Rd. in Lebanon for many years, used for meetings, radio classes, and other educational activities. It also allowed members who could not have home stations a place to get on the air. The building and land were sold in the late 80's due to a burdensome property tax bill, and the money was invested in new equipment and a small certificate of deposit that now serves as the club's "nest egg."

 

Since that time, we've met at the Montshire Museum of Science, first in Hanover and later in Norwich, VT,  the Hanover Library, and succession of restaurants for breakfast and dinner, most of which have gone out of business, forcing us to move. We often joke that TSRC really stands for Twin State Restaurant Closers.


PDF download links:   

Corporate Articles of Agreement - Nov. 2016 (filed with the NH Secretary of State)

Constitution & Bylaws - Jan. 2016

Conflict of Interest Policy    

Officers' Planning Calendar     

Our original 1956 corporate Articles of Agreement

330 US Rt. 4 Enfield, NH 03748

Meetings

2nd Saturday at 9am for breakfast - Micky's Roadside Cafe, Rt. 4 Enfield, NH at the corner of Baltic St. (see map above to get directions)


Moose Mt. Hanover W1FN Repeaters*

145.33- 100.0Hz (wide area coverage)

443.55+ 136.5Hz (local coverage, linked to 2m)

 

Linked Repeater - KB1FDA E. Corinth, VT

147.21+ 100.0Hz

 

EchoLink node #363356 (Currently down due to radio replacement) All-Star node planned.


APRS Digipeaters* - Moose Mt. Hanover, Sentinel Mt. Warren, ad hoc units as needed.


Dues

Voting member $20

Associate member $10

Student member $10


Email Group Signup:

http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/tsrc

Send list emails to: [email protected]

List manager: [email protected] 

* Our Moose Mt. facilities are provided through the generosity of New Hampshire Public Television - please support them!