NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! April 29th & 30th 2022

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NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! April 29th & 30th 2022

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I hope the lack of a message from John does not mean he will not be there.

NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!!

NEAR-Fest XXXI
Apr 29th and 30th
Deerfield Fair Grounds, Deerfield, New Hampshire
NEAR-Fest XXXI https://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 and P25 N353
53.77 Gunstock 71.9
Goffstown/UNK NH 927.7125R W1ASS (This is Back!!)
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??)
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)


Hope to see you there WB1HBU Scott H. Let us know if your going.

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a bunch of us are on DMR Simplex on 145.79, including the NEDECN table manned by NE1B.
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Eric, I went to book the hotel deal a few days ago and was told the Inn was full! Bummer but I guess it will be a big one!

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I actually sat down and programmed my 900 XTS2500 tonight so I hope to catch you guys on there during the fest.
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I very much like attending even though I am not a ham. In enjoy scanning world, but also enjoy the NEAR fest. Especially the apple crisp (haha) What are the times on Friday??

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I will be there both days staying at the Holiday Inn in NH.

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wb1hbu wrote:
13 Apr 2022 22:34
927.6875R 88.5/88.5 Deerfield W1ASS (Down hopefully will come back someday??)
W1ASS has posted on the GEMOTO list that this repeater actually may be back on the air by the fest on Friday! He's also said that he plans to be at the fest. Hopefully some of us can meet him and see if we can get him to link his 900 repeaters with the rest of ours down this way.
Jeff Lehmann - AJ1L (Formerly N1ZZN) WQDJ863
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AJ1L wrote:
27 Apr 2022 10:42
W1ASS has posted on the GEMOTO list that this repeater actually may be back on the air by the fest on Friday! He's also said that he plans to be at the fest. Hopefully some of us can meet him and see if we can get him to link his 900 repeaters with the rest of ours down this way.
K1PRE Dave reports that it is.

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Is W1KNE, KC1UA, N1KUG or any of you wacky guys attending?

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Sadly I won't be there, definitely will be in the fall.
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Okay, let's make plans for an evening outing at that one. We ain't getting any younger!

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Sadly, it was in the plans, but a dirty 4 letter word got in the way (WORK)

But, had to work in North Andover yesterday, so got my fuel tank filled in lovely 603
went to HRO and altho the spring push for them is Daytona, they do expect to be at the FALL Nearfest.

PS for anyone who remembers CAL (I think he was W1NH) has retired, a long time great salem guy.
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Is W1KNE, KC1UA, N1KUG or any of you wacky guys attending?
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Cal's call is WA1WOK. Knew him back from the 80's & 90's when he had a major packet node running.
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Bingo, thanks for the call sign refresher
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Cal's call is WA1WOK. Knew him back from the 80's & 90's when he had a major packet node running.
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ScanBoston wrote:
28 Apr 2022 19:17
Is W1KNE, KC1UA, N1KUG or any of you wacky guys attending?
I'm going to put in for the days in October, make my first appearance there ever. (Hopefully)
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I keep going and not making arrangements to meet up with y'all. :-[

I picked up some old Gloucester FD radios from the Northeast 2-Way guys. There's some stuff in them I don't recognize (presuming fireground, not top-secret stuff), but I think they've moved to UHF so it's probably moot.
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Did they announce the October Dates ??
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October 14 & 15
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Thanks
Out in Chicago that week , Damn (might make Saturday only)
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October 14 & 15
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