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 is OPEN Saturday mornings
Also our informal ragchew net @9am Saturday morning on the W1ATD Marshfield repeater (145.390MHz-67pl) has now resumed.

K1USN 2021 1st Annual Autum New England Parks On The Air (POTA)

Saturday, October 16th 00:00-23:59 UTC.
(Friday Oct 15th 08:00pm EDT - Saturday Oct 16th 07:59pm EDT)
ARRL New England Division announcement
Activate as many different POTAs as possible, either as activators or hunters.  The goal is to have one group or individual at each site to enable the activation of as many NE POTAs as possible. Officially listed POTA's are required. See maps and listings with Park Numbers here:  https://parksontheair.com/
To keep track of individuals and/or clubs intending to activate specific parks, Bob WC1N has created a registration form. Please fill out and submit this form for the park you intend to activate.

k1usn sstThe K1USN SST
NEW: K1USN SST QSO Practice videos from Kurt Zoglmann, AD0WE. Details on our SST webpage
A weekly CW Slow Speed [con]Test
US Daylight Savings Time (DST) started Sunday March 14th at 2AM
Fridays at 20:00-21:00 UTC (4-5pm EDT)
Mondays at 00:00-01:00 UTC (8-9pm EDT Sunday)
now including the 10 & 15 Meter bands
Full details on our SST webpage

K1USN Zoom session info:
Our latest Zoom session: "Candidates Night" with the three candidates running for ARRL New England Director
Youtube: K1USN_9_28-21_Candidates_Night

If interested in joining our next Zoom session, please email Pi K1RV at pi.k1rv@gmail.com

If you wish to be on our invitation emailing list, please let Pi know.
Past K1USN ZOOM sessions can be found on our ZOOM archive page

We're looking for presentations for future ZOOM meetings. If interested, please let us know.

Great Hill Gang happenings
Swap net Friday evenings, 8PM has now resumed on the W1ATD 145.390-pl67 repeater
  • 2 Meter SSB net Monday nights, 19:00 EST (7PM), 144.244MHz USB
  • Field Operations at Great Hill Park in Weymouth - 2nd Saturday of the month (approx / weather dependent) starting at 9am.

K1USN was On The Air during Veterans Day, November 11th, 2020
1690 QSO's were made on the 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 80m, 160m and 620m bands
using CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and WSPR modes. Thank you to all who participated.

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)

                                                 The 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.