K1USN Radio Club

The K1USN Radio Club, a non-profit group of civilian, former and active military radio hobbyists, with Amateur Radio Stations at the Watson Library municipal building, located at 85 Quincy Avenue, Braintree, MA USA 02184. If you need a license, we run VE exam sessions every month. If new to the hobby, we can show you how it all works!
 K1USN Lending Library        
WRTC2018 recap       Club Photos

K1USN will be CLOSED Saturday mornings for at least the next few weeks (January 8th & 15th, 2022).
Please check into our informal ragchew net @9am Saturday morning on the W1ATD Marshfield repeater (145.390MHz-67pl).
This has now been resumed after the summer 2021 break.

Honoring All Veterans on Veterans Day
Thank you for your service and sacrifices.
K1USN was on the air Thursday November 11th, 2021

K1USN 2021 Veternas Day Certificate
Thanks to all who made contact with our K1USN stations!
We now have a new version of our QSO Certificate for 2021.
Certificates, in Adobe PDF format, will be emailed to those who submit a request.
If you made contact with K1USN on Veterans Day 2021 and would like a certificate,
please fill out this online request.

k1usn sst The K1USN SST
FYI: K1USN SST QSO Practice videos from Kurt Zoglmann, AD0WE. Details on our SST webpage
A weekly CW Slow Speed [con]Test
US Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends Sunday November 7th at 2AM
Fridays at 20:00-21:00 UTC (3-4pm EST)
Mondays at 00:00-01:00 UTC (7-8pm EST Sunday)
now including the 10 & 15 Meter bands
Full details on our SST webpage

K1USN Zoom session info:
Our latest Zoom session: "Candidates Night" with the three candidates running for ARRL New England Director
Youtube: K1USN_9_28-21_Candidates_Night

If interested in joining our next Zoom session, please email Pi K1RV at pi.k1rv@gmail.com

If you wish to be on our invitation emailing list, please let Pi know.
Past K1USN ZOOM sessions can be found on our ZOOM archive page

We're looking for presentations for future ZOOM meetings. If interested, please let us know.

Great Hill Gang happenings
Swap net Friday evenings, 8PM has now resumed on the W1ATD 145.390-pl67 repeater
  • 2 Meter SSB net Monday nights, 19:00 EST (7PM), 144.244MHz USB
  • Field Operations at Great Hill Park in Weymouth - 2nd Saturday of the month (approx / weather dependent) starting at 9am.

                                                 The Massachusetts "Hands Free" legislation note:
As most of you know, the Massachusetts "Hands Free" legislation went into effect on Sunday Feb 23rd, 2020 and we can expect lots of enforcement to be taking place. <click here> for a two page printable PDF document which you might want to carry in your vehicle in case you get pulled over while using your hand mic to operate mobile. Amateur Radio operators have a special exclusion, but it may not be evident to all officers from all local law enforcement agencies.

It is suggested that you also have a current copy of your FCC license available.

For these reason we decided to offer a free service to all Hams that want to drop by K1USN (*when re-open in the future) to pick up a laminated copy of this printout as well as to obtain a laminated copy of your current license. Since the FCC no longer mails copies of your licenses out, I suggest that you read the following instructions from the ARRL first to obtain a printable copy - http://www.arrl.org/obtain-license-copy

If you do not have a printer available and want us to print one for you on card stock before laminating, it will be necessary for you to bring that FCC document on a thumb drive for us to access.

Remember that when accessing the FCC website you will need your FRN as well as your login password. If you have never logged into the FCC website before then you will need several days for the FCC to answer your request for a new password before you can download that file.

New K1USN Hat
<Pre-Order info>

Join us for Breakfast (*in the future)

Do you like Amateur Radio discussions? How about meeting over a nice breakfast and hot coffee? If this sounds good, then join us Saturday mornings starting at 7AM at the Hearth 'N Kettle on Route 18 in Weymouth. If 7AM is just too darn early! join us at the club later in the morning. We're usually there until 12 noon or so.
Enjoy a Contest with us !

K1USN operates several contests during the year- including the Freeze Your Butt Off contest in February and the Museum Ships On The Air event in early June to name just a few.