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        
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*** QST de K1USN ***
K1USN was On The Air during Veterans Day, Saturday November 11th, 2023 from 8:30am EST - 5:00 pm EST
 (13:30 UTC - 22:00 UTC)
Thanks very much to all who contacted us and to our station operators.
If you made contact with K1USN during Veterans Day, you can request a certificate be emailed to you
in Adobe PDF formatadobe PDF
K1USN 2023 certificate sample
To request a certificate similar to the sample shown here, please fill out this short form with your K1USN contact details.

K1USN is open Saturday mornings from 9am-12Noon.
Please check into our informal ragchew net @9AM Saturday mornings on the W1ATD Marshfield repeater (145.390MHz-67pl)

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

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) ended Sunday November 5th, 2023 at 2AM
Fridays at 20:00-21:00 UTC (3-4pm EST)
Mondays at 00:00-01:00 UTC (7-8pm EST Sunday)
Full details on our SST webpage

K1USN Zoom session info:
Our recent Zoom session on November 29th, 2022:
Working HF DX by
Joe Reisert, W1JR.
Joe shared fascinating stories of his remarkable DXCC career along with his recommendations for successful HF DX operations.
Youtube: K1USN_11-29-22_Joe_W1JR_HF-DX
Click here to see Joe's "Working HF DX" presentation
in Abobe AdobePDF format


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.

                                                 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.

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. 
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