Limited ARES Mobilization (expired)

***** Limited ARES Mobilization during Boston “First Night” Activities *****
**** Metro Boston District Only. All other Districts will be on Standby Status ****

Hello to all…

There will be a limited ARES Mobilization during Boston “First Night” Activities in the Metro Boston District Only. All other Districts will be on Standby Status to provide any needed support to the Metro District. SEMARA ARES and the SEMARA club emergency team have been mobilized for this event by South Shore/Bristol MA DEC, Rob, KD1CY.

Please consider yourself on 24 hour notice for activation. The scheduled time for the mobilization is from 1800, 31 Dec to 0100, 1 Jan. Please do not self mobilize to any location. Your DEC will contact you directly should your services be needed elsewhere. Please plan on providing relay services from your home during the “in-disaster” phase of an incident. Please review these procedures on our website, as well as helpful family preparedness info at http://www.ready.gov. Please guard the RACES repeater for your area at all times during the mobilization, including assuming net control until relieved. Please make liberal use of other frequencies/nets as established by your DEC. “Post-disaster” activities will be determined subsequent to this message.

Additionally, the mobilization in the Metro District will be in direct support of dedicated and contingency operations of our two of our major clients; the Red Cross (RC) and the Salvation Army (SA). The latter organization will also mobilize their Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) at the Boston Headquarters. SATERN usually draws from selected ARES and Boston Amateur Radio Club (BARC) for manning.

Mass Bay Chapter Red Cross will mobilize at the Waltham Chapter facility, and has specifically requested ARES support. Metro DEC, Mark, KB1EKN will lead our efforts there as an ICS leader. I will collocate with Mark to perform my section coordination duties, and to substitute for Mark should he be called away to deal with real world problems. As of this writing, it seems unlikely I will be taking up my duties at the SEOC.

[Please press “Read More” to view Mark’s OpPlan, the frequency plan, and VHF/UHF Repeater and 75m net activation preambles.]

s/Michael P. Neilsen
Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
Eastern Massachusetts
Section Emergency CoordinatorAMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE

METRO-BOSTON DISTRICT

FROM: Mark Duff/KB1EKN,
Metro-Boston DEC

TO: ARES Members

SUBJECT: ARES Activation UPDATE 1

DATE: 12-28-2003

Apparently my E-Mail about the ARES activation on the 31st was not as clear and understandable as it should have been and therefore I will attempt to do a better job of explaining what is going on.

Due to the Orange Terror Alert Status, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross will be staffing their EOC’s during New Years Eve. This is not a full-blown activation for these agencies but there will be a limited amount of people on duty. The Salvation Army will be operating from their Hqts. in downtown Boston. The Red Cross will be operating out of their field office in Waltham. ARES will be supporting both agencies. This is a limited ARES activation in Metro-Boston.

I am requesting assistance in three areas on New Years Eve between 1800 and 0100 hours. You do not need to commit to that entire time. I am just trying to get a handle on who is available and who is interested in helping. This E-mail is only being sent to a limited amount of ARES members, as I need people I can depend on and trust.

The three areas needing attention are the following:

Home Stations,
If you plan on being home during the evening and can get on the air IF NEEDED, please let me know. Home stations are a vital part of the ARES organization and I encourage all ARES members to be prepared to operate from home. You do not need to be on the air, I just need a commitment that can get on the air if needed.

Red Cross EOC, Waltham
If you are available to staff the Red Cross EOC in Waltham for any where between two and four hours please contact me. There is a duel band antenna at the facility. All that is required is a 2-meter mobile radio and power supply. I will supply a radio and PS if needed. I do not expect a lot of activity at this assignment but it is important that we have someone there.
If possible I would like to run this in shifts and have two hams on duty between 1800 and 0100. Two, four-hour shifts work best but other arraignments may be possible.

Field Assignments
No Field Assignments are anticipated at this time. In the event that a field assignment is required, it will depend on the specific incident and the needs of that incident. Needless to say safety will be the primary concern with any field assignment and no assignments will be given to any ham unless it is considered totally safe and has prior approval by the ARES leadership.
Again, I am just looking for availability.

If you plan on being in Boston as part of the First Night Festivities, I encourage you to carry your HT and enjoy the evening!

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 781-749-7664 or by E-Mail if you have any questions. This is an opportunity for Amateur Radio to shine and for us to practice our skills. I don’t want to let it pass us by.

Metro-Boston ARES Frequency Plan for Operations on 12/31/03-01/01/04

The following frequency plan is being established for operations during the evening of 12-31-03 into Jan 1st. The Metro-Boston ARES Activation will be primarily a 2 meter event. The additional frequencies listed are being established in the event that expansion of the plan or additional communications are need. If additional repeaters are required or simplex operations becomes necessary the plan allows it for it in an orderly and systematic manner.

We are requesting that all ARES stations operating in the Metro-Boston District operate on 145.23 or 146.64. The Boston 145.23 repeater is currently operating at reduced capacity. We will continue to plan to use it as the Boston Primary Repeater. It is expected that MMRA will be linking the 146.67/Quincy, 146.985 /Brookline, 447.875-Brookline (UHF) and 146.715/Stoneham repeaters during the evening of the 31st. The MMRA linked repeaters will serve as back-up for both Boston and Waltham, and may be used for any ARES communications.

Metro-Boston 2 Meter ARES Repeater Frequencies
Boston Primary 145.23/88.5 [Repeater located in Boston]
Waltham Primary 146.64 [Repeater located in Waltham]

{Additional 2 Meter repeaters if required} [Expected to be linked]
Boston North 146.715/146.2 [Repeater located in Stoneham]
Boston West 146.985/88.5 [Repeater located in Brookline]
Boston South 146.67/146.2 [Repeater located in Quincy]

2 Meter ARES Simplex Frequencies
147.42
146.415
146.430
146.445
146.460
146.475

2 Meter RACES Repeater Frequencies
RACES Primary 146.64 [Repeater located in Waltham]
RACES Secondary

HF Frequencies
3.943+/- LSB (Primary)
7.245 (Secondary)

220 Frequencies
Primary 224.40/ [Repeater located in Quincy]
Secondary 223.78/ [Repeater located in Belmont]

70CM Repeater Frequencies
Boston 447.175/110.9 Rep. Located in Boston
Boston 446.575 Rep. Location in Boston
Brookline 447.975/88.5 Rep. Located in Brookline
[Linked to Boston North and Boston West]

New England Network of Echolink and IRLP Nodes and Repeaters

The New England Network of IRLP and Echolink Nodes and Repeaters will be linked on New Year’s Eve Night providing coverage across portions of Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Echolink Node # 9123 or IRLP Reflector Node# 9055 will get you access into the network. With Echolink, you could get into the system from your PC with either dial-up or broadband Internet access. The following are repeaters in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island that will allow for connection into the New England Network:

145.390-Scituate, Mass.
443.800-South Dartmouth, Mass. PL: 88.5 Hz
447.025-Johnston, RI PL: 77.0 Hz

Additional HF Frequencies:

KB1DAV-Mario Bruno, CT Disaster Services State Lead Director provided the following additional HF Frequencies:

3.915 MHz. Statewide amateur (Tri-state frequency)
7.280 MHz. Backup.

SATERN RI Simplex Net:

Frank Murphy-N1DHW from Boston Salvation Army mentioned that RI SATERN would be having a net at 2330 on 146.58 Simplex. The SEMARA Club will attempt to make contact with them at that time. N2NCL-Dennis will be running the net.

75m Preamble

Calling the Boston First Night Limited ARES Activation Net….
Calling the Boston First Night Limited ARES Activation Net….

This is at the mic, my name is and I am located in . The purpose of this net is to have a brief call-up between all served agencies that are involved in monitoring Boston First Night activities. We will have two call-ups. The first call-up will be a roll-call of all served agencies and a call for ARES leadership who are monitoring to check-in and state whether they have traffic or announcements for the net. The second call-up will be for any licensed Amateurs to check into the net. We will then have a brief round of comments from all stations that have checked into the net.

The first call-up will be for stations participating in the activation. Please state whether you have traffic or announcements for the net:
-Calling Boston Salvation Army Headquarters….
-Calling Mass. Bay Red Cross in Waltham….
-Calling MEMA Framingham State EOC….
-Calling ARES SEC or DEC leadership….

The second call-up will be for any stations wishing to check into net. Any stations wishing to check into net please say, This is….pause and give your call-sign, name and location. Stations wishing to check into the net, please call now:

Hearing no other check-ins, this is wishing to thank all stations who stood-by while the net was conducted. Eastern Massachusetts ARES would like to thank all repeater trustees, Amateurs and Radio Clubs for their cooperation and use of the frequency. We will return the frequency back to normal Amateur Radio use but ask Amateurs to leave sufficient pauses to allow for emergency traffic. The next net call up will be at XX:XX Local time. This is saying 73 for now and signing clear.

VHF/UHF Repeater Preamble

Calling the Boston First Night Limited ARES Activation Net….
Calling the Boston First Night Limited ARES Activation Net….

This is at the mic, my name is and I am located in . The purpose of this net is to have a brief call-up between all served agencies that are involved in monitoring Boston First Night activities. We will have two call-ups. The first call-up will be a roll-call of all served agencies and a call for ARES leadership who are monitoring to check-in and state whether they have traffic or announcements for the net. The second call-up will be for any licensed Amateurs to check into the net. We will then have a brief round of comments from all stations that have checked into the net.

The first call-up will be for stations participating in the activation. Please state whether you have traffic or announcements for the net:
-Calling Boston Salvation Army Headquarters….
-Calling Mass. Bay Red Cross in Waltham….
-Calling MEMA Framingham State EOC….
-Calling ARES SEC or DEC leadership….

The second call-up will be for any stations wishing to check into net. Any stations wishing to check into net please say, This is….pause and give your call-sign, name and location. Stations wishing to check into the net, please call now:

Hearing no other check-ins, this is wishing to thank all stations who stood-by while the net was conducted. Eastern Massachusetts ARES would like to thank all repeater trustees, Amateurs and Radio Clubs for their cooperation and use of the frequency. We will return the frequency back to normal Amateur Radio use but ask Amateurs to leave sufficient pauses to allow for emergency traffic. The next net call up will be at XX:XX Local time. This is saying 73 for now and signing clear.

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MMRA Announces EchoLink Node

MMRA logoMonths of testing an EchoLink node on the Minuteman Repeater Assocation has produced positive results, according to MMRA president Kevin Paetzold, K1KWP.

“An EchoLink node had been hosted by N1QPR at his QTH. We suspected the path from the N1QPR QTH to [our hub] was not the best and these tests confirmed those suspicions.” Paetzold reports that a new Echolink node has been put together by W1BRI and it is now being hosted by K1IW at his QTH.

The MMRA Echolink node is listed under the club call sign W1MRA. At the present time, the W1MRA node cannot initiate outgoing connections due to a conflict with various DTMF repeater control codes. However, said K1KWP, “We do plan to eventually be able to allow initiation of outgoing connections via a prefix code which will be given to all members.” Paetzold added, “It’s expected that stations or repeaters which are not reachable via the MMRA network will now be able to reliably connect and participate in nets which are held on the MMRA repeaters, such as the TIAOS Net, the monthly ARES Net, and the CEMARC Youth Net. And, it would be great to hear those members who have moved away connect back into the repeaters.”

The EchoLink node will allow stations in other areas of Eastern Massachusetts that are presently unable to participate in the monthly ARES net to do so.

Paetzold concluded, “On behalf of the MMRA I would like to thank N1QPR, W1BRI and K1IW for making this all possible.” —Thanks, The Minuteman, January 2004

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MMRA Stoneham Repeater Reprieve

MMRAAn article in The Boston Globe, December 18, 2003 reports that a large commercial development which threatens the site of the Minuteman Repeater Association’s Stoneham repeater has been delayed. The state environmental affairs secretary is concerned about traffic patterns and impact to historic parkways and open spaces. —Thanks W1DJY and The Minuteman, January 2004

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Tobin School Receives ARRL Project Grant Award

HWC logoPeg LeGendre, Science Mentor Teacher for the Cambridge Public Schools has received word that the John Tobin Elementary School has been awarded a Project Grant under the League’s Amateur Radio Education & Technology Program (a.k.a. “Big Project”).

The grant application was authored by Dr. Peg LeGendre. It is a collaboration of Dr. LeGendre and the Harvard Wireless Club.

“On behalf of the ARRL, the Executive Committee, ARRL President Jim Haynie, and the ARRL Headquarters Staff I have the pleasure to inform you that a Project Grant has been awarded to John Tobin Elementary School,” wrote Mark Spencer, WA8SME, Project Coordinator, ARRL Amateur Radio Education & Technology Program, in an email dated December 29, 2003.

“The ARRL is happy to have the opportunity to assist you with your instructional goals. We recognize that the hard work in that regard has just begun.” Spencer added that he would provide whatever assistance he can in the future to help ensure the success of the students.

Eastern Massachusetts Section Manager Phil Temples commented, “My hat is off to Tim McBride, N1QZY and company [at HWC] for their efforts in promoting Amateur Radio in the local Cambridge schools. This appears to be the start of an excellent collaboration.”

[See also: Harvard Wireless Club, Tobin School To Sponsor a “Big Project”]

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Boston ARC Receives Special Service Club Renewal

Boston ARC logoThe Boston Amateur Radio Club recently received notice from ARRL that its Special Service Club (SSC) designation has been renewed for another two years. Exceptional clubs like the BARC meet the highest standards of Amateur Radio in areas such as new ham development and training, public relations, emergency communications, school club support, technical advancement, operating activities, annual reports, etc.

The Boston ARC was founded in 1988; they have been designated a Special Service Club for most of that time.

—Boston ARC The SPARC, December, 2003

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SATERN in “Stand-by” Mode for New Year’s Eve

SATERN logoThe Massachusetts Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (MaSATERN) is preparing itself for possible activation on New Year’s Eve, acccording to MA SATERN Coordinator Frank Murphy, N1DHW. “In keeping with our tradition of being prepared, the MaSATERN ARC will provide ham operators to staff the Salvation Army/ Boston EOC. The Sharon backup Emergency Operations Center will not be operational unless required by an incident. And the mobile communications van is also operational.”

Murphy and other operators will monitor local police, fire and Amateur Radio frequencies during this period. If necessary, they will activate an ARES Net on 146.640 as well as operate on 53.31 MHz.

Murphy added, “The Salvation Army Massachusetts Disaster Services Operation has been ordered to ‘Stand-by Alert Status’ for the remainder of the holiday period.”

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Update on SKYWARN training

SKYWARN Logo Hello to all…

Here is an update on SKYWARN training planning. Ipswich, Mass has been
booked so we now have 15 training sites left to complete for the 2004
season. There is a possibility that a “special” SKYWARN training session
will be done in early October for the 25th Anniversary of the Windsor Locks,
CT Tornado pending approval from Bill Babcock. As always, the sooner we can
get things planned, the better off will be in publicizing all the training
sites.

The following is a list of confirmed sites: (Please press “read more” button)Tuesday May 25th, 2003: Ipswich High School, Ipswich, Mass. 7-10 PM.

The following is a list of remaining locations that we are looking for for
SKYWARN training for 2004 and locations that have potential dates:

1.) Taunton, Mass.
2.) Smithfield RI
3.) Boston, Mass.
4.) Outer Cape (Provincetown to Chatam area)
5.) Willimantic, CT
6.) Farmington, CT or Manchester, CT
7.) Sturbridge-Southbridge, Mass. Area
8.) Washington County, RI
9.) Keene, NH
10.) Merrimack, NH
11.) Billerica-Chelmsford, Mass. Area
12.) Walpole, Mass.
13.) Quincy-Braintree area.
14.) Gardner-Fitchburg Mass. Area
15.) Williamsburg, Mass.

The following is a list of open dates for SKYWARN training in 2004:

Monday March 29th, 2004
Tuesday March 30th, 2004
Thursday April 8th, 2004
Saturday April 10th, 2004
Thursday April 15th, 2004
Monday April 19th, 2004
Tuesday April 20th, 2004
Wednesday April 21st, 2004
Thursday April 22nd, 2004
Saturday April 24th, 2004 —Could be used by Braintree, Mass. Site.
Wednesday April 28th, 2004
Monday May 3rd, 2004
Tuesday May 4th, 2004
Wednesday May 5th, 2004
Thursday May 6th, 2004
Thursday May 13th, 2004
Saturday May 15th, 2004 —Could be used by Braintree, Mass. Site.
Thursday May 20th, 2004
Saturday May 22nd, 2004
Monday May 24th, 2004 —-Could be used by Boston Museum of Science Site
Tuesday June 1st, 2004
Wednesday June 2nd, 2004
Monday June 7th, 2004
Tuesday June 8th, 2004
Thursday June 17th, 2004
Saturday June 19th, 2004
Saturday June 26th, 2004
Monday June 28th, 2004
Tuesday June 29th, 2004
Wednesday June 30th, 2004

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks and Happy Holidays
to all of you!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Southeast Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator
SEMARA ARES Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo

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W1LIO Featured in WorldRadio

Arline Berry, W1LIO at 2003 WARS Field DayArline Berry, W1LIO was prominently featured in an article entitled, “Girls are scouting out Ham Radio” in the January, 2004 issue of WorldRadio. Berry, who has been involved in the Girl Scouts for 63 years and is a life member, has written requirements for a Patch Program for Girls Scouts and Amateur Radio.”

In the article, written by Cheryl Muhr, N0WBV, Berry explains the history of Amateur Radio and Girl Scouts from 1913 to the present.

W1LIO is an active member of the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society. She is also one of the founding members of the Waltham Amateur Radio Association.

Arline Berry, W1LIO shown here at the Wellesley ARS Field Day in June, 2003. K9HI photo

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KA1TUZ Receives BARC Ham of the Year Award

KA1TUZ presented BARC 2003 Ham of the Year awardDick Doherty, KA1TUZ (right) is shown receiving the Boston Amateur Radio Club’s 2003 Ham of the Year Award from club president Paul Olivieri, N1ZKR at the BARC’s annual holiday dinner on December 18.

“This was not the first time Dick was so honored over the last 15 years. [KA1TUZ] has consistently given his all to promote ham radio and the Boston Amateur Radio Club,” commented BARC member Frank Murphy, N1DHW. Murphy was a co-recipient of the prestigious award in 2001.

Photo courtesy N1DHW

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ARRL, Citizen Corps and You

Citizen Corps logoPossible State Funding Available for Amateur Radio Organizations

In June 2003 ARRL signed a Statement of Affiliation with the Citizen Corps, making ARRL an affiliate organization working with Citizen Corps and other organizations to promote the goals of Citizen Corps. As an affiliate organization, ARRL, along with American Red Cross, NOAA, Points of Light Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars and others, was invited to a two-day meeting in Maryland on December 2 and 3. The purpose of the meeting was to identify strategies and goals for organizations working with Citizen Corps.
In the course of the meeting, Citizen Corps staff shared the information that $35 million was awarded to state Citizen Corps groups. Each state will receive a share of the money based on a population-based formula. The funding was awarded in order to execute states’ strategic plans for disaster prevention and preparedness and recovery – this plan had to be submitted to Citizen Corps by December 31, 2003. Funds will begin flowing to states in March 2004.

What does this mean for ARRL? Since there is no funding available on the national level, ARRL Hq is not eligible for funds. However, for ARES groups and Amateur Radio clubs, there is potential funding for projects that relate to a state’s strategic plan. The message from Citizen Corps was that participation and funding must be at the local and state level. Each state has a Point of Contact (POC) for Citizen Corps and a State Administrative Agency (SAA) that will manage the funds. The Citizen Corps funding mandate requires that the SAA work through the POC for programs and initiatives to be funded locally. The POC and SAA may be the same in some states.

ARRL affiliated clubs that are interested in this funding might best band together, and should take the initiative to contact their state POC and SAA about programs that need funding (a pilot project, specialized training, equipment or a system). If there is more than one Section in the state, it would be best to work together on a funding request and present a unified plan that may be better received by the POC and SAA. Please share this information with those you feel would be interested. Also, SMs and/or SECs should contact the state POCs, if this has not already been done, to ensure that Amateur Radio is included in the state’s strategic plan.

So, it’s up to you. If you need funding for a local project, event or initiative, collaborate on your grant request by contacting other Amateur Radio groups in your area or state to coordinate and integrate your plans. Then contact the state Citizen Corps POC. A list of the state POCs can be found at this web address: http://www.citizencorps.gov/citizenCorps/statepoc.do. Additional information about Citizen Corps is at http://www.citizencorps.gov.

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DHS Raises Warning Level to High (Orange)

***** DHS Raises Warning Level to High (Orange) *****
**** ARES Members Asked to Assume Higher State of Readiness ****

(Updated 1300 12/22/03)

Hello to all…

Quoting specific sources and “…raised chatter approaching the levels of 9/11…”, Department of homeland Security (DHS), raised the Warning Level to High (Orange) at approximately 1330 EST (1830Z) today. Responding to only a few questions, DHS Secretary Ridge stated that the threat level was being raised in face of compelling evidence, but at the same time, exhorted the public to participate in holiday activities as usual while keeping a wary eye out for unusual activities around them. Read about the news release at DHS News Conference

As in past declarations of High (Orange), I ask that you assume a higher state of individual readiness by completing the following actions as soon as possible:

1. Test your home and mobile systems to ensure their proper working order
2. Test and charge all battery backup systems
3. Review current procedures for reaction and mobilization on our website, http://ares.ema.arrl.org
4. Contact your EC/DEC if you have recently changed your contact information and you did not have a chance to communicate that to him.

Please carry your H/T with you at all times as practicable. During an emergency, please remember to check in to the RACES repeater nearest to your current location. That is important if you are visiting relatives, etc., within our section away from home.

I would like to echo Secretary Ridge’s call to all of us to carry on and enjoy our holiday activities. I would also like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays, and a happy and prosperous new year!

s/Michael P. Neilsen
Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
Eastern Massachusetts
Section Emergency Coordinator
w1mpn@ema.arrl.org
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
978.562.5662

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“CQ Snow”

W1BOS/MQE operation, Blue Hills, December 6, 2003“Saturday, December 6 was SKYWARN Recognition Day, sponsored by the National Weather Service. The Boston Amateur Radio Club, using club call W1BOS with designator /MQE, set up a station at the Blue Hill Observatory on Great Blue Hill in Milton. “MQE” is the station designator assigned by the NWS to the Blue Hill Observatory, home of the longest continuous weather data in North America.

“We’ll remember this one for a long time,” said Mark Duff, KB1EKN, the leader of the event. The storm of December 6, 2003 was to become one of the most substantial to hit our area. It turned out to be one of the biggest December snow storms on record. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect day for a SKYWARN event.
Fortunately, Mark, KB1EKN, Bob, WA1IDA, and Hank, K1QK set up the station, strung a couple HF wire antennas, and mounted a VHF ground plane on the day before the event. It turned out to be excellent planning.

The same trio, along with Geri, KB1ISG and Joe, KB1IXK met at the Observatory at the summit of Great Blue Hill about 0900 on Saturday, December 6, as the storm continued to increase in intensity. By then, approximately 6 inches of snow had fallen. The Observatory had earlier recorded a wind gust of 53 miles per hour! Thanks to the work done on the day before, the group was able to get on the air in short order.

Contacts were made on the HF bands with stations across the country on 10, 15, and 20-meters. We were also active on 2-meters, both on simplex and through repeaters. The wind blew to nearly 50 mph and the snow fell heavily during the event. Since one of the items reported during the QSO exchanges was the local weather, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the exciting conditions to report.

Operations continued into late Saturday afternoon, when the better part of valor suggested that we shut down and get off the hill before we became stranded. Mark led the way with the dismantling of the antennas in 40+ mph winds. [Boy, these fire fighters sure are tough.] Both of the 4-wheel drive vehicles that brought the group up the hill made it off safely as darkness was falling. All in all, it was quite an adventure—and we had fun.

Kudos also to Blake, K1BTH, for providing the mid-afternoon fuel (in the form of coffee and donuts) that helped provide the energy required for the tear down, and to Bill, N1VUX, for arranging to have W1BOS/MQE listed as an official station.

Finally and foremost, thanks are due to KB1EKN for the concept and the arrangements with the Observatory.

Shown (L-R): KB1EKN, K1QK, KB1IXK, WA1IDA

—Written by K1QK, in Boston ARC The SPARC, December 2003, photo courtesy KB1ISG

[See also: W1BOS to Operate From Blue Hill Observatory for SKYWARN Recognition Day]

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Falmouth ARA Signs MOU With Town of Falmouth

Falmouth ARA logoThe Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Falmouth, according to FARA president Bob Courtemanche, N1WAT. Courtemanche signed the document for FARA; Fire Chief Paul Brodeur signed on behalf of the Town. The MOU designates FARA as “the official RACES organization to provide emergency and disaster communications support to the Town of Falmouth.”

In agreeing to the Memorandum, the Falmouth ARA will activate the Emergency Operations Center when designated club representatives have been asked to do so by the Fire Chief. According to Courtemanche, “volunteers must be sworn in by the Town to operate in any emergency situation, whether at the EOC or at an official town site. Emergency traffic will be handled over the repeater which will be closed for general use.”

“The Falmouth ARA has worked for over a year to reach the agreement with the Town,” commented Courtemanche. “Now we must show them that we are professional, prepared, and competent communicators.”

N1WAT requests that all members familiarlize themselves fully with the MOU which will soon be posted on the club’s web site.

Falmouth ARA Newsletter, December, 2003

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC Awarded SSC Status

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARCWe’re pleased to report that the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club has been officially designated a Special Service Club. Extraordinary clubs like SMHARC 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, [SMHARC] is recognized for its continued efforts on behalf of Amateur Radio and services to its community.” said ARRL staff member Thomas M. Cote, KB1KOS in a December 17, 2003 letter to SMHARC secretary/treasurer Ray Cord, K2TGX, EMA Section Manager, K9HI, and New England Division Director, K1KI.

More information about Special Service Clubs can be found at http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/#ssc_program

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Storm Update (expired)

SKYWARN Logo From KD1CY:

Hello to all….

A brief storm update…..

Most precipitation is falling as Rain across much of the southern and
eastern parts of Southern New England with a light wintry mix of Snow, Sleet
and Freezing Rain in Western and Central Massachusetts and Southern New
Hampshire. Please report final accumilations to NWS Taunton as needed today.

A Wind Advisory has been posted for all areas for this afternoon. A High
Wind Watch has been posted for this evening over Cape Cod and the Islands.
Please report any wind damage and measured wind gusts 46 MPH or greater to
NWS Taunton as needed.

Another nor’easter will impact the region Wednesday Night into Thursday.
Current indications are that the track of this storm will cause mostly rain
across Southern New England. 1-2″ of rain are expected and the warm-up will
be brief enough where significant flooding is not expected except for the
typical urban and poor drainage areas.

Below is the NWS Taunton Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch Statement and
Hazardous WX Outlook and the latest Public Information Statement of Spotter
Reports:WWUS71 KBOX 151028
NPWBOX

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
517 AM EST MON DEC 15 2003

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE NEAR BUZZARDS BAY AT DAYBREAK…WILL CONTINUE TO
STRENGTHEN AS IT TRACKS ACROSS CAPE COD AND INTO THE GULF OF MAINE
TODAY.

MAZ022-024-151926-
BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-
517 AM EST MON DEC 15 2003

…HIGH WIND WATCH THIS EVENING REMAINS IN EFFECT…
…WIND ADVISORY THIS AFTERNOON REMAINS IN EFFECT…

WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST LATER THIS MORNING…AND THEN INCREASE TO
25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH AFTER MIDDAY ACROSS CAPE COD AND
NANTUCKET. THE STRONGEST WIND WILL LIKELY OCCUR AFTER 2 PM.

THIS EVENING WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE…WITH NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH EXPECTED ACROSS NANTUCKET AND
CAPE COD. THE STRONGEST WIND WILL LIKELY OCCUR BETWEEN 5 PM AND 8
PM. BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THAT THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR STRONG DAMAGING
WINDS TO DEVELOP IN THE MENTIONED AREAS. THESE STRONG WINDS CAN CAUSE
TREESAND POWER LINES TO FALL AS WELL AS CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE. IF A
HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED, STAY INSIDE, AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

$$

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-023-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-151700-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-BRISTOL RI-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA-CHESHIRE NH-
DUKES MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-EASTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-HARTFORD CT-NEWPORT RI-
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-SUFFOLK MA-TOLLAND CT-
WASHINGTON RI-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN KENT RI-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-WINDHAM CT-
517 AM EST MON DEC 15 2003

…WIND ADVISORY FOR THIS AFTERNOON REMAINS IN EFFECT…

WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST LATER THIS MORNING…AND THEN INCREASE TO
25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH AFTER MIDDAY THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN
NEW ENGLAND. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR AFTER 2 PM.

$$

NOCERA

FLUS41 KBOX 151009
HWOBOX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
510 AM EST MON DEC 15 2003

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-161200-
BARNSTABLE MA-BLOCK ISLAND RI-BRISTOL RI-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
CHESHIRE NH-DUKES MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
EASTERN KENT RI-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-HARTFORD CT-
NANTUCKET MA-NEWPORT RI-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-SUFFOLK MA-TOLLAND CT-
WASHINGTON RI-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN KENT RI-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-WINDHAM CT-
510 AM EST MON DEC 15 2003

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE…
MASSACHUSETTS EAST OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY…NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT AND
RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE…
THE WINTER STORM WILL BE WINDING DOWN THIS MORNING. SNOW…SLEET
AND FREEZING RAIN MAINLY FROM HARTFORD TO WORCESTER AND LAWRENCE
INTO SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL END THIS MORNING. ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED…WITH THE MOST IN
NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE. WINTER STORM
WARNINGS AND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES REMAIN IN PLACE FOR THESE
AREAS. REFER TO THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER BULLETIN FOR DETAILS…
UNDER THE HEADER WWUS41 WSWBOX.

STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND THIS
AFTERNOON…AND WIND ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN POSTED. SUSTAINED WINDS
OF 25 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH BEGINNING AROUND
MIDDAY. CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET COULD SEE A PERIOD OF 30 TO 40 MPH
SUSTAINED WINDS…AND GUSTS COULD REACH 60 MPH THIS EVENING. A HIGH
WIND WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED THERE TONIGHT. REFER TO THE LATEST
WEATHER BULLETIN FOR DETAILS…UNDER THE HEADER WWUS71 NPWBOX.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…
ANOTHER STORM IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
WEDNESDAY…THEN LIFT NORTH INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. UNLIKE PREVIOUS STORMS…THIS ONE IS EXPECTED TO TRACK FAR
ENOUGH INLAND TO BRING RAIN TO ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. EARLY
INDICATIONS ARE FOR 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN…WITH THE HEAVIEST
FALLING WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY. FLOODING OF RIVERS AND
STREAMS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

THE STORM WILL BRING GALE FORCE WINDS TO THE COASTAL WATERS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…AND GUSTS COULD REACH STORM FORCE ON
THE OUTER WATERS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT…
SPOTTERS ARE INVITED TO REPORT FINAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS TODAY…
AS WELL AS WINDS OF 40 MPH OR GREATER THIS AFTERNOON.

$$

JWD

NOUS41 KBOX 150959
PNSBOX

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
500 AM EST MON DEC 15 2003

THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRESENTATIVE SUMMARY OF SNOWFALL AND WIND
REPORTS FOR THE DECEMBER 14-15 NOREASTER.

THE SNOWFALL REPORTS HEREIN ARE CONSIDERED RELIABLY ACCURATE WITHIN
THE STATE OF THE SCIENCE AND ARE GENERALLY FROM SPOTTERS OR
COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS TRAINED BY THE NWS AND/OR MEDIA.

OUR THANKS TO THE COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS…SKYWARN SPOTTERS…AND
AMATEUR RADIO FOR THEIR HELP.

THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT (SMALL LETTERS)
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/ER/BOX

NEW SNOW DATE/TIME COMMENTS
LOCATION IN INCHES

…CONNECTICUT…

…HARTFORD COUNTY…
GRANBY 6.5 14/1100 PM
MANCHESTER 5.0 14/700 PM
BURLINGTON 4.5 14/1000 PM
WINDSOR LOCKS – BDL 4.4 15/12 AM
NEW BRITAIN 4.3 14/700 PM
WEST HARTFORD 4.3 FINAL
SOUTH WINDSOR 4.0 14/700 PM
WETHERSFIELD 4.0 14/700 PM
GLASTONBURY 3.7 14/455 PM
NEWINGTON 3.7 14/455 PM
WINDSOR CENTER 3.5 14/730 PM
MARLBORO 3.0 14/700 PM

…TOLLAND COUNTY…
STAFFORD SPRINGS 4.0 14/515 PM CO-OP OBS
STORRS 3.3 14/930 PM

…WINDHAM COUNTY…
POMFRET 4.0 FINAL
SOUTH KILLINGLY 4.0 FINAL
WOODSTOCK 3.9 14/830 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
ASHFORD 3.0 FINAL
EAST KILLINGLY 3.0 FINAL
EASTFORD 3.0 14/400 PM

…MASSACHUSETTS…

…BARNSTABLE COUNTY…
SANDWICH 3.5 FINAL
BOURNE 3.0 FINAL
EAST FALMOUTH 2.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
HARWICHPORT 2.0 FINAL
BREWSTER 1.3 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN

…BRISTOL COUNTY…
MANSFIELD 6.0 FINAL W.E. 0.90″
EAST MANSFIELD 5.7 14/745 PM W.E. 0.48″
FREETOWN 4.5 14/605 PM
REHOBOTH 4.5 14/1015 PM
NORTH ACUSHNET 4.3 14/800 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
TAUNTON – NWS 3.8 FINAL
ACUSHNET 3.5 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
FAIRHAVEN 2.0 14/505 PM

…ESSEX COUNTY…
NORTH ANDOVER 6.8 14/1100 PM
HAVERHILL 6.5 14/1050 PM
TOPSFIELD 6.2 14/1035 PM
METHUEN 6.0 14/1110 PM
MANCHESTER 5.3 FINAL
IPSWICH 4.5 14/900 PM MIXED WITH FZRA
ROCKPORT 4.0 14/11 PM
BEVERLY 3.5 14/920 PM
SALEM 3.5 14/910 PM

…FRANKLIN COUNTY…
GREENFIELD 6.4 14/1000 PM
COLRAIN 6.0 14/700 PM
LEVERETT 6.0 14/810 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
SUNDERLAND 6.0 14/1000 PM
NORTHFIELD 5.5 14/1015 PM
ASHFIELD 5.0 14/525 PM

…HAMPDEN COUNTY…
MONTGOMERY 5.4 14/630 PM
SOUTHWICK 5.0 14/730 PM
WILBRAHAM 5.0 14/1040 PM
BRIMFIELD 4.5 14/650 PM
AGAWAM 4.0 14/740 PM
CHICOPEE 4.0 14/505 PM
LONGMEADOW 4.0 14/700 PM

…HAMPSHIRE COUNTY…
GOSHEN 7.0 14/820 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
NORTH AMHERST 6.0 14/900 PM
WORTHINGTON 5.3 14/1015 PM
CUMMINGTON 5.0 14/645 PM MIXED WITH FZRA
WESTHAMPTON 5.0 14/655 PM CHANGED TO SLEET

…MIDDLESEX COUNTY…
AYER 7.0 14/1055 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
WESTFORD 6.8 14/1100 PM
LITTLETON 6.4 14/1005 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
PEPPERELL 6.3 14/1000 PM
BILLERICA 6.2 14/1025 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
ACTON 6.0 14/800 PM
WEST CONCORD 6.0 14/930 PM
TYNGSBORO 6.0 14/930 PM
WOBURN 5.5 14/930 PM
WAKEFIELD 5.3 FINAL
BEDFORD 5.1 14/935 PM
CHELMSFORD 5.0 14/900 PM
GROTON 5.0 14/930 PM
LEXINGTON 5.0 14/950 PM
READING 5.0 14/830 PM MIXED PRECIP
EAST CAMBRIDGE 4.6 FINAL CHANGED TO SLEET
BELMONT 4.5 FINAL
CAMBRIDGE 4.5 14/830 PM
FRAMINGHAM 4.5 FINAL
HOLLISTON 4.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
HUDSON 4.0 14/630 PM CHANGED TO RN/PL
WEST CHELMSFORD 4.0 14/930 PM
HOPKINTON 3.5 14/555 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
STONEHAM 3.5 14/930 PM
WALTHAM 3.0 14/900 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
WATERTOWN 3.0 14/730 PM
DRACUT 2.0 14/800 PM

…NORFOLK COUNTY…
NORWOOD 5.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
BRAINTREE 4.5 14/745 PM
FOXBORO 4.5 14/700 PM
RANDOLPH 4.5 14/705 PM
FRANKLIN 4.1 14/735 PM
DOVER 4.0 14/745 PM
STOUGHTON 4.0 14/700 PM
WELLESLEY 4.0 14/755 PM
WEST WALPOLE 4.0 14/800 PM
MEDWAY 3.8 14/745 PM
SHARON 3.0 14/800 PM

…PLYMOUTH COUNTY…
HANSON 5.0 14/910 PM
HINGHAM 5.0 14/700 PM
SCITUATE 5.0 14/655 PM
BROCKTON 4.9 14/915 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
MIDDLEBORO 4.8 14/730 PM
MARSHFIELD 4.3 FINAL
DUXBURY 4.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
WEST BRIDGEWATER 4.0 14/555 PM
MARION 3.3 14/845 PM CHANGED TO RAIN
ROCKLAND 2.3 14/700 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
MANOMET 2.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN

…SUFFOLK COUNTY…
DORCHESTER 4.5 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
BOSTON 4.4 FINAL
BRIGHTON 4.0 14/735 PM

…WORCESTER COUNTY…
WORCESTER 7.0 14/1000 PM AIRPORT
ASHBURNHAM 7.0 14/1100 PM
BERLIN 6.3 14/1020 PM
FITCHBURG 6.2 14/930 PM
LUNENBURG 5.8 14/930 PM
CLINTON 5.0 14/930 PM
HOPEDALE 5.0 14/825 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
LEOMINSTER 5.0 14/830 PM
SHREWSBURY 5.0 14/800 PM
SOUTHBRIDGE 5.0 14/805 PM MIXED WITH SLEET
WESTBOROUGH 5.0 FINAL
BOYLSTON 4.9 14/915 PM
MILFORD 4.5 14/800 PM
SPENCER 4.5 14/1040 PM
WEBSTER 4.5 14/650 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
WEST WARREN 4.5 14/815 PM
NORTHBORO 4.0 14/800 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
SOUTHBORO 4.0 14/720 PM
SUTTON 4.0 FINAL

…NEW HAMPSHIRE…

…CHESHIRE COUNTY…
WESTMORELAND 7.0 14/11 PM
SWANZEY 5.0 14/11 PM
EAST ALSTEAD 4.0 14/720 PM
RINDGE 3.5 14/600 PM
WINCHESTER 3.5 14/545 PM

…HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY…
TEMPLE 11.0 14/11 PM
GREENFIELD 7.0 14/1130 PM
MILFORD 7.0 15/315 AM
BENNINGTON 6.5 14/900 PM FREEZING RAIN
PETERBOROUGH 6.5 14/1000 PM
MANCHESTER 6.0 14/1115 PM
HILLSBOROUGH 6.0 14/1015 PM EMERALD LAKE
NEW IPSWICH 6.0 14/1000 PM
WILTON 6.0 14/1015 PM
HUDSON 5.8 14/1000 PM
SOUTH WEARE 5.5 14/11 PM
HILLSBOROUGH 5.0 14/1015 PM UPPER VILLAGE
MERRIMACK 5.0 14/735 PM
NASHUA 5.0 14/1030 PM
SOUTH NASHUA 4.5 14/1005 PM

…RHODE ISLAND…

…BRISTOL COUNTY…
BARRINGTON 4.0 14/655 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
BRISTOL 4.0 14/800 PM RAIN AND SLEET

…KENT COUNTY…
CRANSTON (GARDEN CITY) 5.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
WEST WARWICK 4.5 14/725 PM
COVENTRY 4.0 FINAL CHANGED TO RAIN
WARWICK 4.0 14/655 PM
WARWICK (TF GREEN) 3.4 FINAL

…NEWPORT COUNTY…
PORTSMOUTH 5.0 14/620 PM MIXED WITH SLEET
TIVERTON 4.1 14/645 PM CHANGED TO SLEET

…PROVIDENCE COUNTY…
BURRILLVILLE 5.0 14/525 PM
PROVIDENCE 4.6 14/730 PM MOUNT HOPE
WOONSOCKET 4.5 15/12 AM
NORTH FOSTER 4.3 14/900 PM W.E. 0.56″
JOHNSTON 4.0 14/630 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
NORTH SMITHFIELD 3.5 14/655 PM CHANGED TO SLEET

…WASHINGTON COUNTY…
SOUTH KINGSTON 5.0 14/810 PM
WESTERLY 4.5 14/510 PM CHANGED TO SLEET
NORTH KINGSTOWN 4.0 14/555 PM

…WIND REPORTS…

SUSTAINED GUST
NANTUCKET 40 MPH 129 AM 48 MPH 128 AM
MARTHAS VINEYARD 37 MPH 216 AM 49 MPH 216 AM
BLUE HILL 35 MPH 1220 AM 49 MPH 1039 PM
BOSTON 35 MPH 1227 AM 40 MPH 1223 AM

$$

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Southeast Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator
SEMARA ARES Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo

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Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

6 foot tables or 10 ft. spaces
$12.00 before February 5, 2004; $15.00 February 5, 2004 or later
Tables and spaces include One Admission; Spaces provide own chairs, tables

Setup Time: 7:00 a.m.
Information: Ann Weldon, KA1PON, 508-481-4988 (before 9 p.m.)

Talk-in: 146.61 (pl 146.2), 449.925 (pl 88.5)

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