NARL Club 2019 General Meetings:
7:00 pm at the Newington Senior Center
120 Cedar Street, Newington
First Monday of every month except holidays

Board of Directors Meetings: as announced by President.

NARL Club Sanctioned Events for 2019:   

  • NARL INFO NET - Every Thursday, 7:30 PM on 145.450MHz, minus 600 offset, pl 127.3  
  • March 4 - NARL General Membership meeting in the Multipurpose Room at the Senior Center in Newington, begins at 7 pm. Guest speaker, activities chair Phil Roland, N1DN, on the 220 MHz band.  SOUP EXCHANGE: bring your favorite soup to share, or not.   AB1GL will supply containers with lids to take home samples. Open to the public.
  • Feb 9 - Saturday 9am - VE License Exam session sponsored by NARL, held at the ARRL Headquarters, 225 Main Street, Newington CT 06111. Contact Steve Ewald, WV1X@arrl.org
  • March 4 - NARL General Membership meeting, Newington Senior Center, 7 pm.
  • March 9 - Saturday 9 am - VE License Exam session sponsored by NARL, held at ARRL HQ, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Contact Steve Ewald, WV1X@arrl.org
  • April 1 - NARL General Membership "April Fools" meeting. Guest Speaker:  Professor Emil Heisseluft espouses the use of Pactor VI, which avoids the FCC's limit on symbol rate by using a 52-character alphabet and open-source encryption.
  • April 13 - Saturday 9 am - VE License Exam session sponsored by NARL, held at ARRL HQ, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Contact Steve Ewald, WV1X@arrl.org
  • May 11 - Saturday 9 am - VE License Exam session sponsored by NARL, held at ARRL HQ, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Contact Steve Ewald, WV1X@arrl.org
  • June 22-23 - ARRL FIELD DAY

 Public Service Events, communications provided by NARL

The Newington Amateur Radio League (NARL) is a local non-profit organization that provides as a public service, free of charge, volunteers for communications.  In the recent past, we have provided comms for charity walks and races, bike and motorcycle rides, outdoor events and parades. 

Why ask for ham radio operators for your event?

  • Some towns now require or recommend that event plans include ham radio for backup communications
  • If the event venue has poor cell coverage (ham radios have more power and better antennas, don't rely on cell towers)
  • If attendance will be so large that cell subscribers won't get dial tone (if thousands of spectators reach for their phones at the same time, the local cell towers will overload)
  • If your event leaders will be too busy to answer their phones (hams are trained to "shadow" leaders and free them from the burden of working phones and walkie-talkies)
  • If the event covers a large area (normal handi-talkies only work line-of-sight, while hams can use repeaters or skywaves.)
  • If interoperability is necessary (ham radios are open transmissions that everyone can hear)
  • You need volunteers who are trained to interface with Incident Commanders from all the major first responders
  • Our services are absolutely free of charge, as required by law
  • You are helping us by giving us an occasion to test our equipment and practice our skill and art

Please contact president@narl.net several months in advance of your event to allow for proper planning.

So far in 2019:

Know of an event of interest to hams? Email webmaster@narl.net and we'll post it here.

  • Jan 7 - The annual Installation of Officers meeting held in the multipurpose room of the Newington Senior Center, 7 pm. Potluck dinner.