Nashoba Valley ARC Special Service Club Renewed

Nashoba Valley ARCI’m happy to report that the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club has been officially renewed as a Special Service Club. Extraordinary clubs like NVARC actively pursue all aspects of Amateur Radio: new ham development and training; public relations; emergency communications; school club support; technical advancement; operating activities; annual reports, etc.

“Through the work of its members, [NVARC] is recognized for its continued efforts on behalf of Amateur Radio and services to its community.” said ARRL Club & Educational Correspondent Marjorie Bourgoin, KB1DCO in a March 1, 2003 letter to the EMA Section Manager, K9HI, Affiliated Clubs Coordinator, N1DHW, and New England Division Director, K1KI.

More information about Special Service Clubs can be found at

KB1ITK Takes Science Fair Prize

BARSJunior BARS member, Katherine KB1ITK took second prize at the John Glenn Middle School science fair for her experiment which asked the question: “How does the strength of a radio signal vary when the medium through which it passes and the signal’s frequency are changed?” —thanks, N1QVT

Updating the ARES Membership Database for Readiness

Hello to all…

Some time has passed since most of you submitted your contact and capabilities information. For many of you, that was well over a year ago. Please take a few mintues to submit any updated information since you filed your last application. It is very important that we get your current email address, as we are planning to migrate away from this site and set up new email address list later this year.How you do it is up to you. You can simply submit by return email pertinent updates to home address, email address, pager, cell phone, work phone, etc., brag, I mean, inform us of your changes in equipment, and if you have upgraded your license. We would also like to know what CCE courses you’ve completed or are working on. I prefer email, but you can fax or leave a voice mail 24/7 with your info at 978.389.0558.

Or, if it is more convenient for you, please use the updated EMa ARES application form in the “files” area of this website (Mass RAS Gen) to update any or all of the information requested on it.

Please accept my thanks in advance for your efforts. The leadership will be meeting next Saturday (3/15) to discuss, among other things, our membership and how to reach everybody during a crisis. I would like to have as fresh a list as possible for them.

One more request. When you submit your information, please send to putting the word “Update” in the subject area. This will allow my mail program to sort the responses from my other email. Please also copy your DEC and EC as well. Obviously, if we haven’t talked to you in a while, this is a great way to reintroduce yourself.

Thanking you again…73,

Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
Eastern Massachusetts
Section Emergency Coordinator