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    Default NEAR-Fest is not optional!! NEAR-Fest XVII Friday and Saturday May 1st & 2nd

    Who is going to NEAR-Fest XVII Friday and Saturday May 1st & 2nd at the Deerfield Fairgrounds???

    As I always remind people who say that can't go..... NEAR-Fest is not optional!!

    Anyways...
    NEAR-Fest XVII http://near-fest.com is about two weeks away.

    Below is this years official frequency list for all attending and we have a huge announcement!!

    The W1ASS Epson NH repeater is back on the air better than ever and is still on 443.850. Its 88.5 and now both in and out as it once was. However in addition it is now mixed mode P25 with a NAC of 353!!! This is fantastic news as this repeater reaches way down into Massachucetts and is full quieting portable on the fairgrounds. I always tell folks if you add one channel to your radio for NEAR-Fest this should be it. P25 folks this is the busiest couple of days for Epson please listen mixed mode and yield to analog use.


    Anyways the rest of the official freq list for Fall of 2013

    On site: And all are welcome to join us!
    GEMOTO 900 On Site Repeater (WA1NVC) 927.5875out 100.0 902.5875in 131.8 (most active)
    GEMOTO/PRA UHF Analog Simplex 446.200S 131.8
    443.850 Epson NH W1ASS 88.5in and out and P25 NAC353
    GEMOTO Cool kids with P25 448.775S Nac353 (Westborough Direct) lets keep Epson open for a lot of analog use
    900 Super Cool Kids with P25 now on 927.400S Nac293 [I'm not one of them...]

    Greater Deerfield General Area (and serving fairgrounds):
    927.6875R 88.5/88.5 Deerfield W1ASS
    443.850 Epson NH W1ASS 88.5in and out and P25 NAC353 P25 N353 (495 to the Fairgrounds. I can't stress this repeater enough add it to your radios now!)The NEARfest official TALK In 146.700 88.5
    MotoTrbo NH Statewide

    In NH:
    443.850 Epson NH W1ASS 88.5/88.5
    53.070Rout 100.0 Uncanoonuc 52.07in 71.9 HopkingtonMA receiver, 52.07in 151.4 DerryNH reciever for those with 6m
    53.77 Gunstock 71.9
    Goffstown/UNK NH 927.7125R
    MotoTrbo NH Statewide

    On the Way Up Thru MA:
    MotoTrbo MA Statewide
    Georgetown MA 927.7250R 100.0
    Goffstown/UNK NH 53.07R 52.03in DerryIn151.4 HopIn71.9
    Framingham MA 53.27R 71.9 100.0 Is back and will take you all the way to the fairgrounds..Westborough MA 448.7750R P25NAC353 or D244
    Waltham 449.075 88.5/CS (active till nh border area then switch to Epson)

    P25 on the way up
    Waltham 146.6400R NAC293
    Westborough MA 448.7750R NAC353


    see you there K1BOS

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    I can't go Friday nite but definitely planning to be there on Saturday! I will program up my UHF P25 portable for EpsoM (not EpsoN BTW). My UHF P25 portable is a Kenwood TK-5310K3 380-470MHz version. I also have a 450-520 version but it won't work in the 440 band (craps out around 448MHz).

    I agree, NEAR-fest is not optional. It's almost criminal if I don't go.
    David Sterrett, N1DAS
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    GMRS [ZA] = KAE9013 (12/1992)

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    Anybody else going to NEAR-fest? I have my Kenwood TK-5310GK6 portable programmed for Epsom 443.850(+)/88.5/P25$353 and ready to go.
    David Sterrett, N1DAS
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    GMRS [ZA] = KAE9013 (12/1992)

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    I'll be there both days! Scott how about you?

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    Neither. My wife broke her ankle in 3 places in February. I've used pretty much all of my vacation time up for that, and I'm working OT Saturday. Maybe in the fall.
    Scott - Scan New England Webmaster

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    Can't either due to Contractors on Fri/Mon

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott SNE Webmaster View Post
    Neither. My wife broke her ankle in 3 places in February. I've used pretty much all of my vacation time up for that, and I'm working OT Saturday. Maybe in the fall.
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    I will be there coming in late Friday. John, will you be at the GEMOTO tent?
    Mark, W1MTW
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    Can't they coordinate this with the Sweeps Months in TV? No vacation time in "the book".
    I am a negative for this one. Maybe in the fall.
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    NEAR-Fest is not optional!!!!! Yes Mark probably eating....

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    Work work work.


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    I will be there as always! Find me on the GEMOTO portable 900 repeater (927.5875) or 145.390 simplex.
    Jeff Lehmann - N1ZZN WQDJ863
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    Hello,

    I am planning on going today, at least. I am not looking for anything, but I never know before I see it. I am usually on the GEMOTO 900 portable repeater, and sometimes DMR simplex.

    73 Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScanBoston View Post
    It's the Fall Scott.......... ???
    Yes it is, and sadly they've decided to move it to a weekend where I annually have something planned. What is the reason for extending it out two weeks from where it used to be? I'm sure there's a viable one....just one that doesn't fit my schedule, and we all know it's all about me, Mister...
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    I believe it's because earlier in October is when the actual "Deerfield Fair" takes place.
    Jeff Lehmann - N1ZZN WQDJ863
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    Quote Originally Posted by N1ZZN View Post
    I believe it's because earlier in October is when the actual "Deerfield Fair" takes place.
    Could be, but if I remember correctly this was not an issue when Hosstraders was held at Deerfield many years ago. Maybe the fair date got changed. In any event, I won't be there because of the change. Disappointing, but that's the way it is.
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    Historically, Hosstraders was always held Mother's Day Weekend and Columbus Day weekend. It was always the weekend after the fair.
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    I never knew Scott rowed in the Head of The Charles but that must be his annual obligation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScanBoston View Post
    I never knew Scott rowed in the Head of The Charles but that must be his annual obligation.
    Not exactly.... http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org
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    I'll see you guys there. I plan to get there right around 9am.

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