NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

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NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

#1 Post by ScanBoston » 05 Apr 2018 08:18

NEARfest is not optional!

NEAR-Fest XXIII
May 4 & 5, 2018
Deerfield, New Hampshire

NEAR-Fest XXI http://near-fest.com is Friday and Saturday.

Below is this year's official frequency list.


The W1ASS Epsom NH repeater 443.850. Its 88.5 both in and out. It's mixed mode P25 with a NAC of 353 This is a fantastic repeater that reaches way down into Massachusetts 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 Epsom please listen to mixed mode and yield to analog use.


Anyways the rest of the official freq list

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 Epsom NH W1ASS 88.5in and out and P25 NAC353


Greater Deerfield General Area (and serving fairgrounds):
927.6875R 88.5/88.5 Deerfield W1ASS (down hopefully will come back someday??)
443.850 Epsom 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 on VHF Chester on the way in or UHF on Mt. Uncanoonac, Goffstown NH


In NH:
443.850R Epsom NH W1ASS 88.5/88.5
53.77 Gunstock 71.9
Goffstown/UNK NH 927.7125R W1ASS (down hopefully will come back someday??)
MotoTrbo NH Statewide VHF Chester on the way in

On the Way Up Thru MA:
MotoTrbo MA Statewide
Georgetown MA 927.7250R 100.0 W1ASS (down hopefully will be back??)
Goffstown/UNK NH 53.07R 52.03in DerryIn151.4 HopIn71.9
Framingham MA 53.27R 71.9 100.0 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 Epsom)

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


Hope to see you there K1BOS


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Re: NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

#3 Post by ScanBoston » 29 Apr 2018 06:42

So can we get a show of hands on who is going from this board? I'll be there but then again NEARfest is not optional.... John K1BOS

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#4 Post by ecps92 » 29 Apr 2018 09:31

N1KUG [ecps92 - Bill] and N1YHZ [OneCharlieSix - Jeff]
ScanBoston wrote:
29 Apr 2018 06:42
So can we get a show of hands on who is going from this board? I'll be there but then again NEARfest is not optional.... John K1BOS
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Re: NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

#5 Post by wb1hbu » 29 Apr 2018 18:31

Hello,

WB1HBU [me] on Friday at least. I hear the Deerfield Church is not running their food stand this time, so no Chili.

73 Eric

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Re: NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

#6 Post by ScanBoston » 29 Apr 2018 20:13

Scott, Mark??? You guys coming up??

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#7 Post by ScanBoston » 30 Apr 2018 17:19

crickets.....

From: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.p ... ueHV24vxhE

Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 11pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 10 mph.

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Re: NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

#8 Post by ScanBoston » 01 May 2018 06:22

If you bother with no other freq add 443.850R Epsom NH W1ASS 88.5/88.5 for the trip up and back. Total coverage of folks on the grounds and everyone coming up and going back.

On the grounds the famed GEMOTO 900 Repeater 927.5875out 100.0 902.5875in 131.8 This year linked to the 900 Network.

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#9 Post by ecps92 » 06 May 2018 14:10

Was good to meet up with folks we have not seen in sometime.
I hear there was a Webmaster sighting
ScanBoston wrote:
01 May 2018 06:22
If you bother with no other freq add 443.850R Epsom NH W1ASS 88.5/88.5 for the trip up and back. Total coverage of folks on the grounds and everyone coming up and going back.

On the grounds the famed GEMOTO 900 Repeater 927.5875out 100.0 902.5875in 131.8 This year linked to the 900 Network.
Bill Dunn N1KUG
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Re: NEAR-Fest XXIII May 4 & 5, 2018 Deerfield, New Hampshire

#10 Post by ecps92 » 09 May 2018 06:09

For those who missed Near-Fest - the Spring version
we have round two in the Fall

Oct 12-13, 2018
and, ... maybe I never [the last one] noticed, or it is new
but...

Free Admission for those
Under 18
Over 80
Unlicensed Spouses

Maybe see you then ?
Time to study for an upgrade
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