Plainville EOC FIeld Day Planned

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC logoThe Town of Plainville, MA will be operating from their Emergency Operations Center during Field Day 2003.

According to SMHARC PR Manager, Jim Duarte – N1IV, the Field Day station will sign WC1PLV under the leadership of Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC’s Bruce Bumpus, N1OFC, Plainville EMA Director. Bruce will be assisted by Rick Myers, KB1FLR and a few members of the Sturdy club.

The WC1PLV operation will be on the air from 2:00 pm Saturday until around 7:30 pm, then again on Sunday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Duarte noted that SMHARC will also conduct its traditional Field Day effort as W1SMH in North Attleboro, MA.

New England Division Cabinet Meeting – Sunday, July 13, 2003

ARRL New England Division
From: Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL New England Division Director

To: New England Division Section Managers, Assistant Directors, Advisory Committee members, and Affiliated Club Presidents

I’d like to invite you to an ARRL New England Division Cabinet meeting on Sunday, July 13, 2003 in Portsmouth NH. We usually have 30-35 people from all ends of New England – this will be an opportunity for you to provide direct input to the ARRL on policy issues. The meeting will run from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM, with a break for lunch at noon – and as in the past we’re asking for your contribution of $15 to help cover part of the cost for the room, snacks and for lunch.

There is an ARRL Board meeting scheduled for July 17-18 (and starting a strategic planning review on July 16th) – this will give us a chance to talk about issues you think the Board should be working on. What would you like to see on the agenda for our meeting?

By meeting time we will know what the results are from the ITU’s WRC-2003 conference maybe we’ll have good news about the 40-meter band. Other “hot” topics as this is written include the FCC’s continuing effort to add unlicensed (Part 15, UltraWideBand, WiFi, Power Line Communications) devices to spectrum used by licensed services in a way that will likely cause interference problems to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services.

The meeting will be at the Comfort Inn Yokens (800-552-8484) at 1390 Lafayette Road (Route 1) in Portsmouth NH. Take Interstate 95 to Portsmouth and at exit 5 follow the signs for Route 1 Bypass South — the Comfort Inn – Yoken’s Conference Center is about two miles to the south on the right side.

Please let me know by July 8th (earlier is better!) if you will be coming so we can plan for a big enough room and enough food. Both Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, and I are looking forward to seeing you there!

Very 73!
— Tom

Wellesley ARS Talk on GPS

Wellesley ARSLast month’s Wellesley ARS meeting featured a highly informative presentation by Gary Schwartz, N1ZCE about the Global Positioning System, or GPS and its many applications for general and Amateur Radio use. Schwartz described how the constellation of satellites can pinpoint objects and is used in boating, automotive travel, hiking, and outdoor activities. He also explained how Amateur Radio can be ehanced by GPS as part of packet radio (APRS) emergency response, search and rescue, and public service events. —Wellesley ARS The Sparkgap

Algonquin ARC to Operate Field Day as Category F

The Algonquin ARC station, N1EM will be on the air during Field Day from the Marlborough Emergency Operations Center at the Central First Station at 215 Maple Street (Route 85), according to KD1QS and KV1J.

“This will be a joint Algonquin Amateur Radio Club and Marlborough EMA activity highlighting the cooperative relationship between the two groups,” said Eric Williams, KV1J. He added, “Our goal is to increase awareness and to give area hams and hams-to-be a chance to get on the air.

The club will operate Field Day as a one-day event. Setup begins at 10:00 am Saturday; the station will operate from 2:00 pm until about 6:00 pm in the classroom at the Fire Station where the EOC is located.

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Air & Space Day 2003

KA1MOM writes on barc-list:

June 21, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Livingston Recreational Field, Livingston St., Tewksbury, MA

AIR & SPACE DAY 2003 is a free, fun, family, educational event, created to
show children that science, math, and history can be fun. Optional donations
will be used to build an observatory for Tewksbury schools.
Invited Guests
· %@!#%& Gordon Gemini XI and Apollo XII Astronaut
· John Dobson Inventor of the Dobsonian telescope
· Lt. Col. Mike Stockwell Dual qualified jet and helicopter pilot
· Cliff Reed Tuskegee Airman (pilot 332nd Squadron WWII
· Arlene Marland Pilot, The Ninetynines aircraft ferry squadron
· Jessa Piaia Amelia Earhart Impersonator
· Don “Dr. Flush” Rethke Inventor of the space shuttle toilets

Planned Events & Displays
· 10 hot air balloons, including the largest freeform Hot air balloon in the
· Blimp – Kermit Kraft 1 – gondola
· NASA Glenn Research Center Mobile Aeronautics Education Laboratory
· F-22 attack jet flight simulator
· Skydivers – 2 jumps – All female skydiving team
· Paragliders, including a powered paraglider smoke show
· Ultralights
· Hang Gliders
· 9 helicopters, including State Police, Coast guard, National guard, TV
4, 5 and 7, and helicopter rides
· Model Rocket Launching Clinic – 300 kits
· Radio Control and Control-line flying model airplanes
· StarLab planetarium
· Astronomy and Telescope Making ( stargazing party now planned for
8:00pm to 10:00pm )
· FAA Portable Control Tower
· Boston Museum of Science display
· Universe Productions DVD tour of the solar system
· Apollo Space Suit
· Paper Airplane Making
· American Radio Relay League – Ham radio, with Kids’ Day special event
· Robotics demo (Lawrence and Lowell high schools )
· Gyro Ring Ride
· Concessions
· Bounce houses
· Rocket car

· WPI MIT Harvard BU Northeastern Daniel Webster College

Authors Row
· Authors of Space and Aviation books including 1000 “make your own
Hovercraft” books being given to children (donated by Lockheed)


There’s more detail, as well as updates to th participant list as more are
added, at:

This one sounds like a lot of fun for the entire family.

-= Bill McIninch, Jr. =-

“Geek Fest 2003”

Roland, N1JOY writes on bcra-club:
Hey Gang,

It’s that time of the year again! “Geek Fest 2003” is happening on
Saturday July 26th, and things are ramping up for a great event! Once
again, it will be held at the Swansea American Legion hall right off Rt.
103, and the flea market will start at 10 AM. Entrance will be $2 per
person, and outdoor flea market tables will be $10 each.
As has been offered in the past, ANY Ham Radio club wishing to have a
club sponsored table gets a FREE flea market spot. Contact George
(KB1CNA) for your flea market spots: There will be
several door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. This is also an ARRL
Affiliated Club event.

The Raffle Tickets are now available for the 3 main prizes. You need
not be present to win! Tickets are 1 for $3, 3 for $5, and 10 for $10.
Contact Roland (N1JOY), Dave (W2DAN), or Chris (K1CJS) for raffle tickets.

1st – Hewlett Packard PSC-2210 all in one printer/scanner/fax.
2nd – Icom IC-V8 2 Meter HT
3rd – KLH Home DVD Player

For photos of the prizes go to:

We will again be offering a delicious New England Clam Boil, or
Chicken BBQ dinner inside the American Legion hall. Tickets will be
available ‘very’ soon, but seating will be limited. Dinner will be
served at 1 PM. Contact Roland (N1JOY) for dinner tickets:

Clam Boil Dinner $15/ticket

Clams (minimum 1 quart each)
Hot Dogs
Broth or Butter
Corn on the Cob
Dinner Rolls

Chicken BBQ Dinner $10/ticket

½ Chicken with BBQ sauce
Dinner rolls
Baked potato
Cole slaw
Corn on the cob
Butter or sour cream

Soda & alcoholic beverages will be supplied by the American Legion
bar tending staff.

For complete directions to the American Legion hall, go to:

I hope to see you there!

Roland –

W32 BugBear Virus

PHIL TEMPLES DIDN’T DO IT!!! It was me… your new Eastern Mass P.V.C. (Public Virus Coordinator)! I opened an email from a ham in Finland and without opening the attachment, it infected my Ham PC, grabbed an old message from Phil, infected the message and sent it out to “who knows” how many people on my address list! I am sincerely sorry for any grief that this has caused… especially to Phil who got blamed for it. I downloaded a bug fix from Symantec for this particular virus and it cleaned it completely. The Virus was the “w32.bugbear” virus… again, my heartfelt apologies… this is a first for me. Definitely not the kind you like, though.


Jim Duarte – N1IV

ARRL and DHS to sign SOA

DHS Logo NEWINGTON, CT, Jun 6, 2003–ARRL and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will sign a Statement of Affiliation (SoA) at the League’s 2003 National Convention later this month in Texas. The convention will be held June 20-22 at the Arlington Convention Center in conjunction with Ham-Com. Since both ARRL and DHS view community disaster preparedness and response as top priorities, they will pledge mutual support for Citizen Corps–a community-based training and outreach initiative that brings together volunteers and first responders.”This is just the lead paragraph, and the complete ARRL Web article is at .

Volunteers Sought for Mass Casulty Drill 6/11/03

American Red Cross logoRichard Buckley, N1KMM writes on barc-list:

Howdy everyone,

I am seeking “Disaster Volunteers” in a “Mass Casualty Drill” to be
held on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 from 8:00 am to approximately
11:00 am in the greater Brockton, MA area.

I you would like to participate please call the American Red cross,
Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter, ASAP at 508-586-4790 ext 101.

I will be looking forward to seeing you all at the Drill

Thank You in advance for your anticipated assistance in this matter.

Richard Buckley,
Communication Chairperson,
American Red Cross, SEM.

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Framingham ARA to Operate Field Day in Class “F” Category

Field Day 2003Framingham ARA president Bob Hess, W1RH, has announced that FARA will operate this year’s Field Day at the State Emergency Management Agency Headquarters (a.k.a. “The Bunker”).

“We will operate in the new ‘F’ Class which requires operation from an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and mutual cooperation from the EOC and the radio club.” Hess added, “This is a match made in heaven.” Already, FARA members have surveyed the site. They report that it “looks very good.” Club members W1DCA and N1CPE were instrumental in arranging permission for the on-site operation. —

Falmouth ARA Meeting Sights

Jim Valdes, WA1GPOFor your viewing pleasure, some photos from the 5/29/03 Falmouth ARA meeting. The meeting centered on field day planning, followed by a presentation on E. Ma. ARES by Section Emergency Coordinator W1MPN.

Shown here is Jim Valdes, WA1NPO, trustee of the Falmouth ARA repeater.

SEMARA Code Net?

SEMARA logoA Southeastern MA Amateur Radio Association (SEMARA) member is proposing the formation of a cw net for club members. He invisions an informal net, with variable speeds to accomodate different skills and abilities.

“If you haven’t done CW for a long time this would be a great time to dust off your key/paddle,” said Carl. He also indicated that code lessons for those who do not know morse code can be arranged at the SEMARA club house. “The net […] is a great opportunity for Techs to learn and pass element 1 and upgrade to General.”

Those interested may contact Carl at

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60 Meter Amateur Band Available July 3, 2003

radio frequency chartNEWINGTON, CT, Jun 3, 2003—The new five-channel 60-meter amateur allocation becomes available to US Amateur Radio operators at midnight local time on July 3. The FCC Report and Order (R&O) granting the allocation was published in the Federal Register, which announced the effective date today. The local time designation means that amateurs in the US territory of Guam likely will be the first to get a crack at the new band. [Full story]

Latest KD1SM Public Service List

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June 8 Wakefield MA ALA Walk Bruce KC1US 781-275-3740
Jun 13 Bethel ME Bicycle Trek Across Maine Bill W1LEE 207-624-3044
to Farmington ME
Jun 14 Farmington ME Bicycle Trek Across Maine Bill W1LEE 207-624-3044
to Waterville ME
Jun 15 Waterville ME Bicycle Trek Across Maine Bill W1LEE 207-624-3044
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Jun 21 Quincy MA MS Great Mass Getaway John N1PYN 508-588-3250
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Jun 22 Sandwich MA MS Great Mass Getaway John N1PYN 508-588-3250
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Jun 28 Princeton MA Longsjo Classic Bike Race Ralph KD1SM 978-582-7351
Jun 29 Fitchburg MA Longsjo Classic Bike Race Ralph KD1SM 978-582-7351
Jul 12 Hanover NH Norris Cotton Ride Walk Rex AA1KL 603-643-4329
Sep 12 Provincetown MA MS Challenge Walk John N1PYN 508-588-3250
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Concord Repeaters On the Air!

MMRASteve Telsey, N1BDA wrote (on the PART/WB1GOF list):

“The Concord repeaters are up. Located at the Concord Rotary, they’re running 25W. Give them a try. Here’s the info:

145.110 pl 110.9
447.575 pl 110.9

Coverage so far has been pretty good. Let us know how your reception is.”