WW2BSA Prof. Chris Lance
Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Allamuchy, NJ History
History The MASR Amateur Radio Station was finished by the Morris Radio Club and donated to Camp Somers along with its contents in 1992. A complete history is in the workings. If you have any stories or information that you woud like to share or contribute, please submit to the Station Manager . 1992 * Dedication 2008 * July 8, 2008 - last station logbook entry. 2013 * New Radio Station Manager appointed. * Radio station maintenance, cleaning, inventory, equipment upgrades. * Station not ready in time for Field Day. * Replaced old tri-band antenna with new Commet (2/220/440) * Bought and attached tri-plexer for above tri-band antenna. * July 2, 2013 - Back on the air! * First Radio Merit Badge recipient of the year: James from Troop#141. Makes 9 contacts! * Registered/participated in JOTA 2013. * Installed 220 TYT Radio. * Repair work done by George N2ELC on the exterior to remove rottedwood. * Door repaired and new security window installed. * Updated alarm system. 2014 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2014. * George, N2ELC returns to make a secured enclosure for the APRS Weather Station console. * Installed Davis Weather Instruments equipment in shack and on tower. 2015 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2015. * Entered VHF/UHF ARRL Contest. 2016 * While still sturdy, the mice, mildew and small space warrants a new shack. * The 80’ tower sustained damaged and the Yagi elements are bent. * All the coax is over 25 years old and need to be replaced. * A new inverted V antenna is installed on the tower. * Registered/participated in JOTA 2016. 2017 - 2018 * Business as usual. Radio station open to cub/boy scout troops throughout the year. * Summer camp yields dozen of Radio Merit Badges and a few prospective Amateur Radio Licenses. * Partnership with Trexler Scout Reservation (W3TSR) creates a packet link from NJ - PA. * JOTA Participation each year in October. * Updated Radio Merit Badge requirments now allow for Foxmitter Hunts which are a BIG hit with the scouts! 2019 * Chaired the Special Event Station for BSA Jersey Jam 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2019. 2020 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2020. * Efforts to acquire a new shack and tower are twarted by the Corona Virus Pandemic. DISCLAIMER:This web page is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots's Path Council, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. All BoyScouts of America logos are registered trademarks of The Boy Scouts of America.
Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation Allamuchy, NJ History
WW2BSA Prof. Chris Lance
History The MASR Amateur Radio Station was finished by the Morris Radio Club and donated to Camp Somers along with its contents in 1992. A complete history is in the workings. If you have any stories or information that you woud like to share or contribute, please submit to the Station Manager . 1992 * Dedication 2008 * July 8, 2008 - last station logbook entry. 2013 * New Radio Station Manager appointed. * Radio station maintenance, cleaning, inventory, equipment upgrades. * Station not ready in time for Field Day. * Replaced old tri-band antenna with new Commet (2/220/440) * Bought and attached tri-plexer for above tri-band antenna. * July 2, 2013 - Back on the air! * First Radio Merit Badge recipient of the year: James from Troop#141. Makes 9 contacts! * Registered/participated in JOTA 2013. * Installed 220 TYT Radio. * Repair work done by George N2ELC on the exterior to remove rottedwood. * Door repaired and new security window installed. * Updated alarm system. 2014 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2014. * George, N2ELC returns to make a secured enclosure for the APRS Weather Station console. * Installed Davis Weather Instruments equipment in shack and on tower. 2015 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2015. * Entered VHF/UHF ARRL Contest. 2016 * While still sturdy, the mice, mildew and small space warrants a new shack. * The 80’ tower sustained damaged and the Yagi elements are bent. * All the coax is over 25 years old and need to be replaced. * A new inverted V antenna is installed on the tower. * Registered/participated in JOTA 2016. 2017 - 2018 * Business as usual. Radio station open to cub/boy scout troops throughout the year. * Summer camp yields dozen of Radio Merit Badges and a few prospective Amateur Radio Licenses. * Partnership with Trexler Scout Reservation (W3TSR) creates a packet link from NJ - PA. * JOTA Participation each year in October. * Updated Radio Merit Badge requirments now allow for Foxmitter Hunts which are a BIG hit with the scouts! 2019 * Chaired the Special Event Station for BSA Jersey Jam 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2019. 2020 * Registered/participated in JOTA 2020. * Efforts to acquire a new shack and tower are twarted by the Corona Virus Pandemic. DISCLAIMER:This web page is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots's Path Council, Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation, Camp Somers, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. All BoyScouts of America logos are registered trademarks of The Boy Scouts of America.