Monday, May 15, 2017


Field Day is coming soon!
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. EAWA will be once again operating a 2A station from the SERC facility on Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor. Plans are being tuned up and anyone interested should contact the club via Facebook at the EAWA page….or better yet attend the next EAWA meeting which will be on Thursday June 8th. Also, anyone interested but not familiar with the location go to the ARRL web page ( ) and go to the Field Day page and check out the FD Locator function for the Maine area. We are listed and it works! Within two hours after posting I received an email from a Ham from Florida who will be camping on MDI that weekend and would like to join us for the operations! 73!

Antenna Raising Meeting

This coming Sunday, May 21st, there will be an antenna raising meeting at Meadow View Apartments, 25 Tweedie Lane in Ellsworth at 12 noon to install the new HF antenna that will be able to be used for both EAWA and EMCOMM functions. If you are able to give a hand we would love to see you then!
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"Touch A Truck"

On Saturday, May 13th, EAWA and Hancock County EMA/EMCOMM participated in a Touch A Truck event at Mount Desert Island High School. We had the EMCOMM Comms Trailer, the portable tower and of course Hams! We had a good time and talked to quite a few people about the hobby and its use in emergency situations under the guidance of Hancock County EC Chris Weaver, AB1PZ and HCEMA Director Andy Sankey, KB1TGL. And Jeff Hanscom, KA1DBE even made a contact with a Russian station using a Yaesu FT-817, 5W QRP. This was a memorable contact seeing Jeff was outside his "CW comfort zone" Hi Hi. The event was a fundraiser for the Harbor House in Southwest Harbor and we were please we were asked to join in! 
(Photos courtesy of Jeff KA1DBE)