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 downtown Enfield, NH. See the map to left, and click it for directions.
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. All meetings are open to any interested person.
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. Have an idea for an operating, public service or educational event? Bring it to the next meeting!
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 non-members 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!
TSRC is said to have been founded in the 1940s by Forrest Adams W1FN from Wilder, VT and some friends. The club was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1956. The club's original call sign was K1HGS with Harold "Sandy" Sanderson as trustee. After Adams' death in the 70's the club officially adopted his FCC call sign as our own. The club owned a small parcel of land with a small building and HF station on Old Pine Tree Cemetery Rd. in Lebanon for over 30 years. It was 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 to a neighbor for $22,000 in the late 80's due to a burdensome property tax bill ($427 per year in 1986), and the proceeds were invested in new equipment and a $10,000 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.
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)
All are welcome - membership not required.
Moose Mt. Hanover W1FN Repeaters*
145.33- 100.0Hz (wide area coverage)
443.55+ 136.5Hz (local coverage, linked to 2m)
New 222mHz repeater, coming soon
Linked Repeater - KB1FDA E. Corinth, VT
EchoLink node #363356 - W1FN-R
Allstar node #46296 - W1FN-L
Download Allstar/Echolink instructions here.
APRS Digipeaters* - Moose Mt. Hanover, Sentinel Mt. Warren, ad hoc units as needed. Units may not be on at all times of the year.
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Associate member $12
Student member $12
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