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Are you a Greater Boston amateur radio operator?! Would you like to be? Then this group is for you! Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) is a family-friendly community-based Ham Radio club hosted by the premier makerspace and educational facility New England Sci-Tech (NEST). Regular club meetings are held Tuesday nights in NEST's spacious facilities located in Natick MA. Feel free to stop in and check us out! Better yet, become an official member of STARS ($60 yearly) and join us for many special events such as antenna raising parties, ARRL Field Day, SKYWARN training, contests, satellite work, and Hamfests. Oh yeah, and the super cool radio room complete with an ICOM 7300 and a big screen monitor for its software-defined radio (SDR)!

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Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) Weekly Meeting

New England Sci-Tech, Inc.

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) meets weekly on Tuesdays from approximately 6:00pm to 8:30pm. We typically start the evening by making contacts and ragchewing in the radio room. At 6:30pm, STARS uses its UHF repeater [[masked] MHz (- offset) PL 146.2Hz] for a traffic NET. We then sit down for business (and often pizza!) by 7pm. Once the formal meeting wraps up, we usually tackle radio projects such as the satellite station set-up. Come by anytime, but you will probably feel you missed out if you are later than about 7:30pm. STARS weekly meetings are located at and hosted by the high-tech STEM education center called New England Sci-Tech (NE SciTech), located at 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA. The STARS radio room is set up with HF, VHF, and UHF rigs as well as electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, antenna analyzer, and spectrum analyzer. If you decide that you like being a part of STARS, consider officially joining us. Membership is $60 annually. Active Membership privileges include use of the amateur radio portion of NE SciTech, attendance at all STARS meetings on Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, e-mailed newsletters and invitations to club events and activities, and ability to vote and run for STARS offices at the annual meeting. You can join STARS here: https://www.nescitech.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ This is a family and community based amateur radio club. Although there are no age restrictions, it is recommended that children be at least age 10 and that a parent enroll as a supporting member for youth under age 18. https://www.nescitech.org/clubs/stars/

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) Weekly Meeting

New England Sci-Tech, Inc.

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) meets weekly on Tuesdays from approximately 6:00pm to 8:30pm. We typically start the evening by making contacts and ragchewing in the radio room. At 6:30pm, STARS uses its UHF repeater [[masked] MHz (- offset) PL 146.2Hz] for a traffic NET. We then sit down for business (and often pizza!) by 7pm. Once the formal meeting wraps up, we usually tackle radio projects such as the satellite station set-up. Come by anytime, but you will probably feel you missed out if you are later than about 7:30pm. STARS weekly meetings are located at and hosted by the high-tech STEM education center called New England Sci-Tech (NE SciTech), located at 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA. The STARS radio room is set up with HF, VHF, and UHF rigs as well as electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, antenna analyzer, and spectrum analyzer. If you decide that you like being a part of STARS, consider officially joining us. Membership is $60 annually. Active Membership privileges include use of the amateur radio portion of NE SciTech, attendance at all STARS meetings on Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, e-mailed newsletters and invitations to club events and activities, and ability to vote and run for STARS offices at the annual meeting. You can join STARS here: https://www.nescitech.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ This is a family and community based amateur radio club. Although there are no age restrictions, it is recommended that children be at least age 10 and that a parent enroll as a supporting member for youth under age 18. https://www.nescitech.org/clubs/stars/

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) Weekly Meeting

New England Sci-Tech, Inc.

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) meets weekly on Tuesdays from approximately 6:00pm to 8:30pm. We typically start the evening by making contacts and ragchewing in the radio room. At 6:30pm, STARS uses its UHF repeater [[masked] MHz (- offset) PL 146.2Hz] for a traffic NET. We then sit down for business (and often pizza!) by 7pm. Once the formal meeting wraps up, we usually tackle radio projects such as the satellite station set-up. Come by anytime, but you will probably feel you missed out if you are later than about 7:30pm. STARS weekly meetings are located at and hosted by the high-tech STEM education center called New England Sci-Tech (NE SciTech), located at 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA. The STARS radio room is set up with HF, VHF, and UHF rigs as well as electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, antenna analyzer, and spectrum analyzer. If you decide that you like being a part of STARS, consider officially joining us. Membership is $60 annually. Active Membership privileges include use of the amateur radio portion of NE SciTech, attendance at all STARS meetings on Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, e-mailed newsletters and invitations to club events and activities, and ability to vote and run for STARS offices at the annual meeting. You can join STARS here: https://www.nescitech.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ This is a family and community based amateur radio club. Although there are no age restrictions, it is recommended that children be at least age 10 and that a parent enroll as a supporting member for youth under age 18. https://www.nescitech.org/clubs/stars/

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) Weekly Meeting

New England Sci-Tech, Inc.

Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) meets weekly on Tuesdays from approximately 6:00pm to 8:30pm. We typically start the evening by making contacts and ragchewing in the radio room. At 6:30pm, STARS uses its UHF repeater [[masked] MHz (- offset) PL 146.2Hz] for a traffic NET. We then sit down for business (and often pizza!) by 7pm. Once the formal meeting wraps up, we usually tackle radio projects such as the satellite station set-up. Come by anytime, but you will probably feel you missed out if you are later than about 7:30pm. STARS weekly meetings are located at and hosted by the high-tech STEM education center called New England Sci-Tech (NE SciTech), located at 16 Tech Circle, Natick, MA. The STARS radio room is set up with HF, VHF, and UHF rigs as well as electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, antenna analyzer, and spectrum analyzer. If you decide that you like being a part of STARS, consider officially joining us. Membership is $60 annually. Active Membership privileges include use of the amateur radio portion of NE SciTech, attendance at all STARS meetings on Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, e-mailed newsletters and invitations to club events and activities, and ability to vote and run for STARS offices at the annual meeting. You can join STARS here: https://www.nescitech.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ This is a family and community based amateur radio club. Although there are no age restrictions, it is recommended that children be at least age 10 and that a parent enroll as a supporting member for youth under age 18. https://www.nescitech.org/clubs/stars/

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