2nd Saturday at 9 AM – Meetings are on the Zoom platform for the foreseeable future. Link sent via groups.io email
Moose Mt. Hanover Repeaters* – Linked
145.33- 100.0 Hz (wide area coverage)
443.55+ 136.5 Hz (local coverage)
Location Search Underway – Linked
147.345+ 100.0 Hz (off-air for now)
E. Corinth, VT Repeater – Linked
147.21+ 100.0 Hz (Courtesy of Joe KB1FDA)
Portable Event/Emergency Repeater – Link–capable 145.25- 100.0 Hz
Affiliated Repeater, not linked
Springfield Telescope Makers W1STM
147.15+, no tone (Springfield, VT)
EchoLink node #363356 – W1FN-R
Allstar node #46296 – W1FN-L
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APRS Digipeaters* – Moose Mt. Hanover, E. Corinth, VT, Tunbridge, VT, 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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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 on Zoom the second Saturday each month at 9 AM. Links are sent out Friday via our groups.io email.
- 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 the area.
- In times of emergency, we provide radio communication support to federal, state and local government agencies and non-government organizations through our participation in the West Central NH Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). All members are encouraged to join and get some basic training.
- 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*, Carey Heckman W1EAR, Joe Truss KB1FDA, the Burden family and many others.
Licensing Courses and Exam Sessions
TSRC periodically offers a “Tech-in-a-day” license class, followed by an exam session the same day. We also hold four or more license exam sessions every year. Watch this site for dates and information, or contact any officer for more information.
We also hold licensing test sessions at least four times each year. Check our event listings on the main page for details.
Monthly Zoom meetings 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 folks with lots to say, and significant technical depth and experience. All meetings are open to any interested person.
We drag the club’s three communications trailers down to the New England Amateur Radio Festival in Deerfield, NH each spring and fall, 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 annual two day event requiring more than 60 hams, three repeaters, and dozens of APRS trackers and digipeaters.
TSRC also provides direct support for West Central NH 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 bulk of 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.
PDF download links:
- TSRC information flyer
- Corporate Articles of Agreement – Nov. 2016 (filed with the NH Secretary of State)
- NH Charitable Trust Certificate
- Constitution & Bylaws – Revision approved May 9th, 2020
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Officers’ Annual Planning Calendar
- Our original 1956 corporate Articles of Agreement
- RMS Field Day Site Plan