K1USN Radio Club

The K1USN Radio Club, a non-profit group of civilian, former and active military radio hobbyists, with Amateur Radio Stations at the Watson Library municipal building, located at 85 Quincy Avenue, Braintree, MA USA 02184. If you need a license, we run VE exam sessions every month. If new to the hobby, we can show you how it all works!
K1USN Lending Library        
WRTC2018 recap       Club Photos

K1USN remains closed until further notice*
Join us on the air at 9am Saturdays mornings
on the W1ATD Marshfield repeater (145.390MHz-67pl)
for our informal ragchew net

Our next Zoom session:
Tuesday 11/24/20 @7:30pm: Rob Macedo KD1CY, our Eastern Mass ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, will give us a presentation on the Skywarn program as well as a wrap-up assessment of the recent ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET).Skywarn
If interested in joining this Zoom session, please email Pi K1RV at pi.k1rv@gmail.com

Past K1USN ZOOM sessions can be found on our Zoom archive page

Future ZOOM sessions will be announced. We will send out invitations to those who have indicated they wish to participate. If interested in joining us, please email Pi K1RV at pi.k1rv@gmail.com
We're looking for presentations for future ZOOM meetings. If interested, please let us know.

K1USN was On The Air during Veterans Day, November 11th, 2020
If you make contact with K1USN during Veterans Day and would like a certificate emailed to you, please fill out the request form here.
(we're processing your requests and the certificates will be emailed asap)

k1usn sst
A weekly CW Slow Speed [con]Test
00:00-01:00 UTC Mondays
which is:
19:00-20:00 US EST Sundays
 (that's 7-8pm EST)

*K1USN is temporarily CLOSED:  
It is with an abundance of caution that I'm issuing this announcement.

Effective immediately, starting on Friday, March 13th, 2020 the K1USN Radio Club will be CLOSED and remain so until further notice. This unfortunately will effect our regular monthly VE exam sessions scheduled for second Saturday of each month. We hope to be able to announce the resumption of VE exams very soon.

We have all seen the escalating news broadcasts and health care announcements regarding the Covid - 19 Corona Virus. Given the close quarters of our club room as well as the average age of the majority of our members we have decided to remain closed.

Future announcements will be issued advising on changes at K1USN. Your support and understanding is appreciated.

Every Saturday we always have a great time at K1USN and surely will miss (briefly, we hope!) that camaraderie. Perhaps we can take that spare time to do needed antenna repairs or station upgrades?

Pi - K1RV / K1USN

                                                 New Massachusetts "Hands Free" legislation note:
As most of you know, the Massachusetts "Hands Free" legislation went into effect on Sunday Feb 23rd, 2020 and we can expect lots of enforcement to be taking place. <click here> for a two page printable PDF document which you might want to carry in your vehicle in case you get pulled over while using your hand mic to operate mobile. Amateur Radio operators have a special exclusion, but it may not be evident to all officers from all local law enforcement agencies.

It is suggested that you also have a current copy of your FCC license available.

For these reason we decided to offer a free service to all Hams that want to drop by K1USN (*when re-open in the future) to pick up a laminated copy of this printout as well as to obtain a laminated copy of your current license. Since the FCC no longer mails copies of your licenses out, I suggest that you read the following instructions from the ARRL first to obtain a printable copy - http://www.arrl.org/obtain-license-copy

If you do not have a printer available and want us to print one for you on card stock before laminating, it will be necessary for you to bring that FCC document on a thumb drive for us to access.

Remember that when accessing the FCC website you will need your FRN as well as your login password. If you have never logged into the FCC website before then you will need several days for the FCC to answer your request for a new password before you can download that file.

New K1USN Hat
<Pre-Order info>

Join us for Breakfast (*in the future)

Do you like Amateur Radio discussions? How about meeting over a nice breakfast and hot coffee? If this sounds good, then join us Saturday mornings starting at 7AM at the Hearth 'N Kettle on Route 18 in Weymouth. If 7AM is just too darn early! join us at the club later in the morning. We're usually there until 12 noon or so.
Enjoy a Contest with us !

K1USN operates several contests during the year- including the Freeze Your Butt Off contest in February and the Museum Ships On The Air event in early June to name just a few.