NEAR-Fest October 2018

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NEAR-Fest October 2018

#1 Post by n1zyy » 25 Sep 2018 18:24

After a long run of mostly just scanning, I've been starting to get back on the air, and am hoping to make it up to NEAR-Fest in a few weeks. Curious if anyone else here is making the trip? I could put some names to faces.

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#2 Post by W1MTW » 26 Sep 2018 08:10

I'll be there, at least on Saturday. I'll most likely be parked down below selling.
Mark

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#3 Post by ScanBoston » 27 Sep 2018 10:04

NEAR-Fest is not optional! I'll be there both days. And Scott if your coming I suggest we all get hotels Friday night with bars nearby for a scanner summit.


NEAR-Fest XXII http://www.near-fest.com
October 12 & 13, 2018
Deerfield, New Hampshire

NEAR-Fest XXIV 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) (I have a few loaner radios)
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 October 2018

#4 Post by ecps92 » 01 Oct 2018 07:43

Not going to make it this fall

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#5 Post by n1zyy » 01 Oct 2018 22:04

Great, thanks for the frequency list! The W1ASS machine looks perfectly situated!

Is GEMOTO still around? Guess it wasn't a formal club, but I'd check out the updates on the site every now and then in the past.

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#6 Post by N1ZZN » 03 Oct 2018 13:34

The GEMOTO email list still exists on google groups, that's about it. Once K1RJZ moved to NH and became heavily involved in DMR, the website stopped being updated.

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#7 Post by wb1hbu » 03 Oct 2018 18:18

Hello,

GEMOTO will be there and sharing the PVRA tent. Latest word is the PVRA tent has been fixed from the storm damage.

I plan on attending Friday.

73 Eric

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#8 Post by ScanBoston » 09 Oct 2018 07:30

Is that it? No one else coming? Scott are you coming up? Mark? I'll be there Friday and Saturday.

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#9 Post by ScanBoston » 11 Oct 2018 19:03

See everyone tomorrow morning!!! Epsom repeater on the way up!

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#10 Post by n1das » 11 Oct 2018 19:39

I'm planning to be there on Saturday. I won't be using Amateur Radio at all. My wife and I will be frequency hopping on 902-928 MHz with Motorola DTR series FHSS digital radios. The 10+ year old DTR series works with the new DLR series digital on-site business radios (DLR = Digital Lightweight Radio, according to Motorola).

DTR series: https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us ... eries.html
DLR series: https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us ... radio.html

:)

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Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

#11 Post by n1zyy » 14 Oct 2018 12:55

Well I made it and had a good time, but kind of failed on the meeting-people front. I also made the rookie mistake of not charging my HT the night before, so it died halfway through. D'oh! I'll have to do better in May.

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