About the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL Section

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The Eastern MA ARRL field organization serves some 2600 ARRL members who live in the eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, encompassing the counties of: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk.

Through our staff of experienced amateurs and affiliated radio clubs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.



Fox QRV in Littleton, 12 PM, July 19, 2018

Barry Fox, W1HFN writes on the foxhunting listserv:  https://littletonconservationtrust.org/tws_holding/conant-park/ If all goes well, it will be in place before noon tomorrow, Thursday and stay until Monday 22 Jul. Good luck to all! Barry – W1HFN

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New Section Emergency Coordinator: Rob Macedo, KD1CY

Eastern Massachusetts Section Manager Tom Walsh, K1TW, has announced the appointment of Rob Macedo, KD1CY as Section Emergency Coordinator. “Greg Bennett, KC1CIC, has found it necessary to step down as the SEC for EMA.  Rob Macedo, KD1CY, has accepted the role of SEC going forward.  Rob, because of his previous …

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MMRA Announces Door Prizes at the 2018 Boxboro! Convention

In keeping with a 10 year or so tradition, MMRA will be offering Door Prizes at the 2018 MMRA convention. The prize winners will be announced at approximately noon in the MMRA room at the convention on Sunday September 9th. All holders of MMRA memberships expiring in August 2020 or later are eligible …

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ARRL Represented at IEEE Symposium in Boston

07/13/2018 ARRL was on hand in Boston July 8 – 13 for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antenna and Propagation Society (AP-S) Symposium, held jointly held with the US National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The ARRL exhibit included an Amateur Radio special …

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North Attleboro Firefighter’s Kid’s Day Amateur Radio Table, July 19-22, 2018

Pierre Guimond, N1EZT, writes on the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC mailing list: Good afternoon Sturdy Radio club members and friends of W1SMH! For those of you who may not be aware,  it’s time again for the annual North Attleboro firefighter’s Kid’s Day Festival . It will be held from July 19 …

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Flea at MIT, July 15, 2018

This Coming Sunday, the July  Flea at MIT ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! Outdoor space …

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Volunteers Needed For Falmouth Road Race, August 19, 2018

Barry Hutchinson, KB1TLR writes on the Falmouth ARA Facebook page: Good day to all hope everyone is enjoying this cooler weather. I need your help. Aug. 19th is the Falmouth Road Race and I’m short several key operators. I need two for the info booth, at least one who lives …

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Fox “On the Loose” in North Chelmsford, July 8, 2018

John Salmi, KB1MGI writes on the Fox Hunters list on July 8 at 10:20 AM ET: Andy, KB1OIQ has placed his 80-meter fox out in North Chelmsford at crooked Spring Conservation land.     Andy, KB1OIQ adds: Frequency:  3579.5 khz (give or take) It is on a 12 hour cycle.  …

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Wilmington Fox Deployed, July 7, 2018

Nickolas Mollo, KC1DKY writes on the Fox Hunters list on July 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM: Attention Fox Hunters, The KC1DKY fox is on the loose on Wilmington conservation land. Frequency is 146.565 MHz with a DTMF of 2 for a second or so. Sign the note pad if you …

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YCCC Well-represented at WRTC2018, July 12-16, 2018

Dennis Egan, W1UE writes on the Yankee Clipper Contest Club mailing list: [The 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship is being held in Germany, July 12-16, 2018. WRTC is held every four years; in 2014, the event was hosted in New England.] YCCC will be well represented at WRTC2018. Members participating: …

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North Shore Public Service Events in July

Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF writes:   Hope you all had a great 4th.   July is a busy month for Public Service and we need your help.   If you can help please visit www.nsradio.org and sign up..   In July there is:   YukanRun July 8th   Reids Ride July 15th   Blackburn Chalange July …

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Whitman ARC QRV for 151st Annual Marshfield Fair

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a ham radio exhibit and special events station at the 151st Annual Marshfield Fair August 17-26,  2018 from 1600Z-0059Z. The club will operate under the call sign NN1MF on the following frequencies/bands: 18.160, 14.260, 7.260, and 3.860 MHz. The station will also be active on EchoLink …

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New England Division Cabinet Meeting Minutes, June 30, 2018

Attached please find minutes by Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, from the recent New England Division Cabinet Meeting June 30, 2018 in Boxboro. GoogleDrive_cab-minutes-180630

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Urgent Request: YuKanRun Parker River Half Marathon, Byfield, July 8, 2018

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes: We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Parker River Half Marathon on Sunday July 8, 2018 , 8:00 am  We have three volunteers and we need more! Be on location by 7:30 am, Triton High School 112 Elm Street Byfield, MA. Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, July 7, 2018

We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July week. This coming Saturday being the first Saturday of the month the Eastern MA Hospital Net will be conducted. Net Control for the July 7, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be the South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club …

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ARES NET Monday July 2 at 8:30pm

Just a reminder that the monthly ARES Net will be held on the Minute Man Repeater network (http://mmra.org/). The net starts at 8:30pm Monday July 2nd. Greg KC1CIC will be the NCS. We will try out a new preamble that will shorten check-in time and allow more time for news …

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Falmouth ARA Planning for October Jamboree On The Air

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association plans to sponsor a Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) event in the fall. This is the largest scouting event in the world and is held annually on the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, …

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New Technician Class Element 2 Exams Will Take Effect for Exam Sessions Beginning July 1, 2018

From the ARRL VE Newsletter, June, 2018: The newly revised pool, released in January 2018 (updated and re-released February 12, 2018) by the Question Pool Committee (QPC) of the NationalConference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC), must be in use starting July 1. There are three graphics required for this pool …

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Two ARRL Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Eastern MA Amateurs

The ARRL Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the scholarships it administers.  Two Federation of Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Associations (FEMARA) Scholarships have been awarded to George E. Falardeau III, KC1ANB, of Saugus and Julie Knappik, KB1YTT, of Raynham.  A third FEMARA scholarship went to Shefali Janorkar, KD2FIW, of Staten Island, New York. “FEMARA Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation that …

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New England Wolf Pack Fusion Net, June 29, 2018

Brian, WO1VES writes:   This is a reminder that tonight at 8:00 PM I will once again be hosting the New England Wolf Pack Fusion Net.  This is a Yaesu System Fusion net open to all ham radio operators.  There are multiple ways to connect:   Direct to the Stoneham …

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