ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology

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As part of our educational outreach to schools through our Education & Technology Program, each summer the ARRL offers multiple sessions of the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology, an expenses paid professional development seminar, in locations through the U.S. The Teachers Institute provides teachers at all grade levels with tools and strategies to introduce basic electronics, the science of radio, space technology and satellite communications, as well as weather science, introduction to micro-controllers and basic robotics into their classrooms. The curriculum is designed for motivated teachers and other school staff who want to learn more about wireless technology and bring that knowledge to their students.

Summer 2022

The application for ARRL’s Teachers Institute Summer 2022 should be available to complete and submit by the end of January 2022.

VE Session Results — August 7, 2021

Congratulate these radio amateurs who passed their exams at the August 7, 2021 VE Session.

NameCallsignClass
Gerald Goodson KC1MAU Extra
Richard Kizirian KZ1RAZ General
Ed Macomber KC1PVJ Technician
Updated 9/17/2021

Enjoy your new and/or upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air?
Email us @ W1AEC [at] semara [dot] org with your questions.
We’ll try to find someone to answer them for you.

VE Exam Session Results — June 5, 2021

Note, the July 3, 2021 VE Session is canceled due to the Fourth of July Holiday

Congratulate these radio amateurs who passed their exams at the June 5, 2021 VE Session.

NameCallsignClass
Ryan CamaraKC1PLDTechnician
James JohnsKC1PLFTechnician
Richard KizirianKC1PLGTechnician
Kenneth Cameron KC1PLEGeneral

Enjoy your new and/or upgraded privileges!

New callsigns issued on June 14, 2021.

Need help to get on the air?
Email us @ W1AEC [at] semara [dot] org with your questions.
We’ll try to find someone to answer them for you.

FCC Auto-Registration Discontinued

Auto-registration in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES amateur radio exam for candidates using a Social Security number will be discontinued on May 20, 2021. Applicants must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for all license transactions with the FCC. Examinees must register in CORES and receive an FRN before exam day. Starting on May 20, electronic batch filed applications that do not include a candidate’s FRN will be rejected. The Social Security/Licensee ID Field will be disabled.

The CORES website can be accessed at: https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do.

An instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to establish a CORES account, which is necessary for licensees to make administrative updates and download electronic license authorizations.

The instructional video can be found at: https://www.fcc.gov/rofrn.

After June 29, all filers must provide an email address on all applications. When an email is provided, applicants will receive an official electronic copy of their licenses once granted (allow incoming email from authorizations@fcc.gov). If no email is provided when filing on or after June 29, applications will be rejected. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use the email address of a family member or friend.

Further information about providing an email address can be found at: http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-require-email-address-on-applications-starting-on-june-29-2021.

Licensees need to log in to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) to download their authorizations. The FCC no longer issues paper copies.

VE Session Results — April 3, 2021

Arthur BalthazarKC1PBLTechnician
Henry DeMello, JrKC1PBMTechnician
Matt MailletKC1PBNTechnician
Eric BoucherKC1CBRGeneral
Christopher StenningKC1ODMGeneral
Edward VachaKC1KPWGeneral
Don SanfordKV4DNExtra
April 9, 2021 update

Congratulate these radio amateurs who passed their exams at the April 3, 2021 VE Session.

Enjoy your new and or upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air?
Email us @ W1AEC [at] semara [dot] org with your questions.
We’ll try to find someone to answer them for you.

2021 Virtual SKYWARN Training Sessions

Due to COVID-19 concerns, 2021 SKYWARN Training classes will again be held virtually. The SKYWARN Training sessions will occur on 3 weeknights and 2 weekends. The weeknight sessions will be taught by NWS forecasters and the weekend sessions taught by Amateur Radio Operators.

Dates and registration information can be seen at NWS Boston/Norton Virtual SKYWARN Training link:
https://www.weather.gov/box/skywarn#fragment-2a

All are welcome to attend the training sessions. New individuals who are interested in becoming a SKYWARN Spotter can take an optional quiz and will get their SKYWARN spotter number. These sessions count as refreshing their SKYWARN Training for existing spotters.

We hope as many individuals as possible can attend these training sessions. We thank all SKYWARN Spotters for their continued support of the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN program!

Robert Macedo, KD1CY
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
rmacedo [at] rcn [dot] com
March 4, 2021

VE Session Results — February 6, 2021

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the February 6, 2021 VE Session:

  • Jeffrey Brodeaur, KC1OSE, Technician + General
  • Christopher Fowler, KC1NZM, General
  • Timothy Milbert, KC1OSF, Technician
  • Kenneth Mingola, KC1GCN, General
  • Anthony Moniz, KC1OIL, General
  • Nick Riquinha, KC1OSG, Technician
  • Andrew Shaw, KC1OSH, Technician + General

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air? Email us @ W1AEC [at] semara [dot] org with your questions and we’ll try to find someone to answer them for you.

VE Session Results — December 5, 2020

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the December 5, 2020 VE Session:

Blake P. Barrie, -TBI-, Technician
William I. Wade, KO4DLO, General
Raymond A. Guillotte, N1EBW, Extra

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air? Email us @ W1AEC [at] semara [dot] org with your questions and we’ll try to find someone to answer them for you.

VE Session Results — October 3, 2020

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the October 3, 2020 VE Session:

David A. De Costa, KD1YZ, Extra
Christopher Fowler, KC1NZM, Technician
Gerald D. Goodson, KC1MAU, General
Mary K. Keefe, KC1NPY, General
Richard. Lords, KC1NPZ, General
Glenn Neto, KC1NZN, Technician + General

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air?

Email us @ radioevents [at] semara [dot] org with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. When are you available? We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.

VE Session Results — August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the August 1, 2020 VE Session:

Matthew J. Campbell, KC1HEH, General
Mary K. Keefe, KC1NPY, Technician
Richard C. Lords, KC1NPZ, Technician

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air?

Email us with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. – radioevents [at] semara [dot] org.

When are you available? We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.