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        
Club Photos

As of Saturday September 3rd, 2022, K1USN will re-open for visitors from 9am-12Noon.

We have a new supply of K1USN ballcaps
K1USN ballcap While supplies last, K1USN ballcaps are $25/each. Add your first name and/or callsign embroidered on the sides for just $5/each
Click here for ordering details

Museum Ships Weekend Event sponsored by NJ2BB
took place on June 4th & 5th, 2022
With great pleasure, K1USN again took part in this event.
Pi Symbol Thanks to NJ2BB for sponsoring this wonderful event again this year!
Pi Symbol Thanks to all the K1USN volunteers who helped prepare the club stations, antennas and the club shack itself for this muliti-day event!
Pi Symbol Thanks to all who visited and supported our participation in the event!
Pi Symbol Thanks to all who provided the great refreshments during the event!
Pi Symbol Thanks to all the radio operators who volunteered their time during the weekend to keep our stations On The Air via CW, SSB and FT8!
Pi Symbol Thanks to all who organized our multi-op operating schedule.
Pi Symbol Thanks to the DXSummit.fi packet cluster website and it's ability to provide filtered results for just the Museum Ships stations.
Pi Symbol Thanks to all of you who made contact with K1USN this year and support the Museum Ships Weekend yearly special event!
Pi Symbol Thanks very much to all the veterans for their service aboard and in support of these ships and to all the volunteers who continue to maintain them for historical purposes. This is very much appreciated!!
          See you next year for Museum Ships Weekend 2023!! - de K1USN

k1usn sst The K1USN SST
FYI: 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 13th at 2AM**
Fridays at 20:00-21:00 UTC (4-5pm EDT)
Mondays at 00:00-01:00 UTC (8-9pm EDT Sunday)
Full details on our SST webpage

K1USN Zoom session info:
Our recent Zoom session on March 15th, 2022 featured Bob WC1N who highlighted his recent POTA and SOTA activations.
(Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air)
Youtube video of his presentation coming soon

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 remindesr:
Swap net Friday evenings, 8PM  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.

Honoring All Veterans on Veterans Day
Thank you for your service and sacrifices.
K1USN was on the air Thursday November 11th, 2021

K1USN 2021 Veternas Day Certificate

Thanks to all who made contact with our K1USN stations!
We now have a new version of our QSO Certificate for 2021.
Certificates, in Adobe PDF format, will be emailed to those who submit a request.
If you made contact with K1USN on Veterans Day 2021 and would like a certificate,
please fill out this online request.

                                                 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

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 Mad Hatter restaurant, 969 Washington St. 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.