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        
Club Photos

Over 100 ships will be participating in:
Museum Ships Weekend Event
0000Z 01 Jun 2024 - 2359Z 02 Jun 2024
(8pm EDT Friday June 1st - 07:59pm EDT Sunday June 2nd 2024)
Sponsored by
The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station  NJ2BB
see the NJ2BB website for more details about this event.

K1USN will again be participating this year (CW,SSB and FT8)

To help you find the Museum Ship on the air, the DXSummit cluster spotting tool link below will be updated as often as possible to include the latest list of ships participating in this event, per NJ2BB.
NEW link is based on the May 31st list of 105 participating ships.

DXSUMMIT link for MSW: 105 ships

K1USN is open Saturday mornings from 9am-12Noon.
Please check into our informal ragchew net @9AM Saturday mornings on the W1ATD Marshfield repeater (145.390MHz-67pl)

We have a new supply of K1USN ballcaps
K1USN ballcap While supplies last, K1USN ballcaps are $25/each. Add your first name and/or callsign embroidered on the sides for just $5/each
Click here for ordering details

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) started Sunday March 10th, 2024 at 2AM
Fridays@ 20:00-21:00 UTC (now 4-5pm EDT)
Mondays@ 00:00-01:00 UTC (now 8-9pm EDT Sunday)
Full details on our SST webpage

K1USN Zoom session info:
Our recent Zoom session on November 29th, 2022:
Working HF DX by
Joe Reisert, W1JR.
Joe shared fascinating stories of his remarkable DXCC career along with his recommendations for successful HF DX operations.
Youtube: K1USN_11-29-22_Joe_W1JR_HF-DX
Click here to see Joe's "Working HF DX" presentation
in Abobe AdobePDF format


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 remindesr:
Swap net Friday evenings, 8PM  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.

Join us for Breakfast

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 Mad Hatter restaurant, 969 Washington St. 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. 
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