ARECC Level III On-line Course Registration

ARCEP logoRegistration opens Monday, January 19, 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time (0501 UTC), for the Level III Emergency Communications on-line course (EC-003). Registration remains open through the January 24-25 weekend or until all available seats have been filled–whichever comes first. Class begins Tuesday, February 3.

Thanks to our grant sponsors–the Corporation for National and Community Service and the United Technologies Corporation–the $45 registration fee paid upon enrollment will be reimbursed after successful completion of the course. During this registration period, approximately 50 seats are being offered to ARRL members on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education (C-CE) Web page and the C-CE Links found there. For more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan Miller, K3UFG, dmiller@arrl.org, 860-594-0340.

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Handi-ham Radio Camp Openings Available

From the Handi-ham web site:

“There are still openings for beginners at Handi-ham Radio Camp in Malibu, California. We are looking for new campers who are getting started in amateur radio and want to earn their Technician tickets. Camp is open to any Handiham member with a disability, and we have a special deal for beginners this year—it is FREE! Well, almost free. We will pay your camp tuition except for a $45 registration/insurance fee, but that’s it.

Handiham logoCampers get picked up at the Los Angeles airport if necessary, get all of their food, lodging, and normal caregiving needs met through the week, ham radio classes and fun activities, and a VE session. Campers do have to pay their travel expense to Los Angeles, but we take care of almost everything else.

If you know a beginner who may benefit from this camp experience, please contact Handiham Student Coordinator Jerry Kloss, N0VOE, at his callsign at handiham.org or call Nancy toll-free at 1-866-426-3442.”

[Please share this with all Eastern MA clubs. The camps are a fantastic experience for any ham or would-be ham with a disability. – K9HI]

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A Thought for Message Handlers

A Thought for Handlers.
Just a suggestion which may help a few of you:

When delivering a message to a non ham who doesn’t know you it’s
particularly important to give the info most important to the recipient
first. The mechanics of how the message got to him/her is secondary. Start
with:

I have a message from (name) in (place) for (name).

That way they know you’re not a telemarketer and they may want to hear more.
Then you can say that the message came via ham radio if the text doesn’t
have that info. You’re starting with a name they know and saying that you
have info from him/her. I have never gotten a negative response from this.
The mechanics of the transmission process is of interest to us but not to
our public. In the case of ham to ham spam, I agree with the prior comments
that blindly going from unedited lists of calls is not the best practice,
but how often do we hit a silent key? Also, perhaps the next of kin might
like the fact that somewhere, someone, has made note of the prior existence
of the loved one? And like it or not we do need the traffic during periods
of low activity of “real” messages. A traffic net can’t exist without
traffic.

In the”Sirens of Titan” it turns out that life and technology over the
course of 5000 years were speeded up by an alien whose intergalactic
spacecraft made a forced landing on Titan (a moon of Jupiter) and needed a
part which required a developed planetary technology. At the end we find
that his mission was the delivery of a message from the president of his
galaxy to the president of another. His route took him through our galaxy.
The content of the message proves to be trivial. Thus the medium is the
message. Even our spamgrams are of greater importance. But the fact remains
that delivering the message is an end in itself.

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Winter WX Advisory Posted (expired)

SKYWARN Logo Hello to all….

….Winter WX Advisory Posted from 11 PM Tonight through 7 AM Monday Morning
for North-Central Rhode Island and Northern CT for 2-4″ of snow….
….Please report snowfall of 2″ or more and final amounts to NWS Taunton as
needed….

A Winter WX Advisory has been posted for tonight through early Monday
Morning for North Central Rhode Island and Northern CT for 2-4″ of snow.
Much of the rest of Southern New England will see 1-3″ of snow in their
area. Please allow a little extra time for travelling and cleaning off the
snow from your vehicle for the Monday Morning commute.

Following this small storm and a brief respite from the bitter cold/frigid
conditions. Artcic air will plow back into Southern New England on Tuesday
Night and could bring some of the worst cold in 20 years to Southern New
England late this week. There is also the outside chance of a significant
storm to affect parts of Southern New England late Wednesday to late
Thursday. This will need to be monitored and right now the greatest impact,
if any, will be felt over South Coastal Mass/RI and Cape Cod and the
Islands.

Please report any final snowfall amounts and snowfall of 2″ or more to NWS
Taunton as needed. This will be the only message on this event.

Below is the Winter WX Advisory Statement and Hazardous WX Outlook from NWS
Taunton:
WWUS41 KBOX 112032
WSWBOX

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
331 PM EST SUN JAN 11 2004

CTZ002>004-RIZ001>004-120330-
EASTERN KENT RI-HARTFORD CT-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-TOLLAND CT-WESTERN KENT RI-WINDHAM CT-
331 PM EST SUN JAN 11 2004

…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TONIGHT
UNTIL 7 AM MONDAY FOR NORTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AND NORTHERN
RHODE ISLAND…

THE ADVISORY INCLUDES HARTFORD…WILLIMANTIC…PROVIDENCE AND
WOONSOCKET.

SNOW WILL FALL BRIEFLY HEAVY DURING THE NIGHT…MOST OF IT IN
A 5 HOUR PERIOD BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6 AM.

THE MORNING COMMUTE IS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY SNOW COVERED AND
SLIPPERY SIDE ROADS THAT REMAIN UNTREATED AND UNPLOWED.

SNOW WILL QUICKLY END BETWEEN 5 AM AND 7 AM.

TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY RISE ABOVE FREEZING DURING MIDDAY MONDAY…
CAUSING SOME MELTING.

LIGHT WIND AND CLEARING SKIES MONDAY NIGHT WILL ALLOW FOR FROSTY
CONDITIONS AND SOME REFREEZING OF THE MELTING SNOW…RESULTING IN A
FEW SLIPPERY SPOTS LATE TOMORROW NIGHT.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES…
INCLUDING A POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF THE ADVISORY INTO THE SPRINGFIELD
AND WORCESTER AREAS.

$$
DRAG

FLUS41 KBOX 112259
HWOBOX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
558 PM EST SUN JAN 11 2004

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-121200-
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-
558 PM EST SUN JAN 11 2004

.DAY ONE…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSTED FOR
NORTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AND NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND BETWEEN 11 PM
TONIGHT AND 7 AM MONDAY. ESLEWHERE 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL ACCUMULATE.
SPOT AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGH TERRAIN SOUTH OF
THE MASS PIKE AS THE SNOW FALLS HEAVILY FOR AN HOUR TWO OVERNIGHT.
THE FIRST PART OF THE MORNING COMMUTE IS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED…
EVEN AS MOST OF THE SIGNIFICANT SNOW HAS TAPERED TO FLURRIES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…
FROSTY CONDITIONS UNDER A PERIOD OF LIGHT WIND AND CLEAR SKIES MAY
CAUSE ICY STRETCHES OF PAVEMENT…BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES LATE
MONDAY NIGHT.

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA TUESDAY
EVENING. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES WILL OCCUR SOMETIME
LATE TUESDAY. GALE FORCE WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL LIKELY
BE NEEDED LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. A WIND ADVISORY
IS ANTICIPATED FOR THE CAPE AND NANTUCKET LATE TUESDAY.

LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY WILL TRACK OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST MIDDAY THURSDAY. SNOW IS LIKELY ON THE SOUTH COAST
SOMETIME BETWEEN 3 AM AND 3 PM THURSDAY. AMOUNTS WILL DEPEND UPON
THE TRACK OF THE LOW. THIS IS A POTENT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
WEATHER MAKER THAT NEEDS TO BE WATCHED CAREFULLY. A SLIGHT SLOWING…
AND MORE NORTHERLY TRACK WOULD PLACE SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND IN
POSITION TO RECEIVE A FORMIDABLE SNOW…DRIFTING SNOW AND DANGEROUSLY
COLD WIND CHILL EVENT. RIGHT NOW…THE ODDS ARE LESS THAN 25 PERCENT
OF THIS OCCURING BUT ITS A LOW PROBABILITY OPTION.

OF MORE CONCERN IS THE PROBABLE COLDEST WEATHER FOR THE URBAN
CENTERS SINCE CHRISTMAS AROUND 1980 WHEN THE MERCURY DROPPED TO 7
BELOW ZERO IN BOSTON. CURRENTLY EXPOSED GROUND NEEDS A BLANKET OF
SNOW TO PREVENT THE FROST FROM FURTHER RAPID PENENTRATION. WIND
CHILL THURSDAY NIGHT SHOULD BE CLOSE TO THE MORE LIFE THREATENING
WARNING CRITERIA FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS…25 TO 35 BELOW ZERO.

THIS 3 DAY SEIGE OF UNUSUAL COLD MAY PUSH MORE HEATING AND POORLY
INSULATED PLUMBING SYSTEMS TO THE BRINK OF FAILURE. MARGINALLY
WORKING CAR BATTERIES ARE LIKELY TO FAIL. HOMELESS LIVING ON THE
STREET ARE EXTREMELY VULNERABLE TO INJURY FROM THIS NEXT BOUT OF
COLD. ADDITIONALLY FIRES FROM INAPPROPRIATE USE OF HEATING DEVICES
COULD BE A PROBLEM.

THE COLD RELEASE ITS INTENSE GRIP THIS WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT…
SPOTTER REPORTS MAY BE REQUESTED EARLY MONDAY FOR SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2
INCHES OR GREATER.

$$

DRAG

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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Attention Allston/Brighton Hams: Community Meeting With U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano

KA1MOM@aol.com writes:

This e-mail is being sent to [amateurs] who happen to live in the Rep. Capuano’s district; please do not pass it along to hams in other congressional districts. 


From the Allston-Brighton TAB, 1/9/04:

On Sunday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 2:30  p.m., U.S. Representative Mike Capuano, D-8th, will host a community meeting at the Brighton Marine Health Center, 77 Warren St.  All are encouraged to attend.

 “Since I took office, I’ve hosted similar meetings throughout the 8th Congressional District.  They are excellent opportunities to hear directly from constituents.  If you have something on your mind, or if you would simply like to hear what others are thinking, please join us.  I look forward to seeing you,” said Capuano.

Residents will have the opportunity to ask Capuano questions about the issues that most concern them.  For additional information, please contact the district office at 617-621-6208.


As mentioned on the ARRL Web, this is our chance to let our congressman know that there are reasons he should support H.R. 713 (the Amateur Radio Spectrum Protection Act) and H.R. 1478 (the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Consistency Act).

I will be there with data on hams in the MA congressional districts, ARES and homeland security, etc.

-= Bill McIninch, Jr. KA1MOM =-

PIO, Metro Boston

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DHS Lowers Threat to Elevated (Yellow)

As of 11:51 [1/9/04], story posted at 11:46 / 5 minutes ago

By JOHN J. LUMPKIN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – The Bush administration lowered the national terror alert level
Friday as Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said that an urgent threat
had passed.

“I know we are all thankful that nothing happened,” said Ridge, announcing
the lowering of the threat level at a news conference. However, airports and
airlines will keep their high alert status, said a government official
speaking on condition of anonymity.

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ARRL Division Cabinet Meeting Notes

Tom Frenaye, K1KIThe ARRL New England Division cabinet meeting was held on January 4, 2004 in Springfield. Eastern Massachusetts was well represented—six club presidents or representatives attended along with Section Manager K9HI.

The meeting is convened by Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI and Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF shortly before each bi-annual ARRL Board of Directors meeting so that K1KI can obtain input on important issues that come up for discussion and votes.

K1TWF has made available his notes from that meeting.

[Pictured above: Tom Frenaye, K1KI. Photo courtesy http://www.barc.org]

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Ham Radio Demo Volunteers Needed, January 10, 2004

USS Salem ARCW1AI writes:

“The USS Salem will be hosting its first group of scouts for 2004 on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. I need 4+ volunteers so we can do the Morse code presentations and Radio 5 demos. Your help is needed, whether or not you have previous experience. We can show you everything you need to know.

I have to let the USS Salem know whether we have enough volunteers, so please let me know ASAP whether I can count you in! The only other weekend in January that the USS Salem has scouts scheduled is 1/31.

I am also still seeking a replacement volunteer coordinator. Please let me know if you might be interested.”

Thanks,

JC, W1AI

USS Salem K1USN Radio Club scouting program volunteer coordinator
W1AI@hamtestonline.com

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UHF Repeater Test (2nd request)

EMa ARES Logo We request that you gather signal reports from the list of repeaters listed below. It should be fun, and take about a half hour.

Please list:

Your location and date/time
Whether home or mobile
List of repeaters worked
Power on input
Antenna type
Other comments (i.e. unusually good or bad location, weather, etc.)

Please send reports to w1mpn@ema.arrl.org

[Note: “446.725 is off the air at this instant. That will probably change in a day
or so”, per K1KWP 19 Jan 04 – W1MPN].

List of repeaters: (please press read more link button>>>)443.450-Westport Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

443.700-Gloucester Repeater No PL Listed

444.200-Bourne Repeater PL: 118.8 Hz

445.175-Newton Repeater PL: 141.3 Hz

446.575-Boston Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

449.925-Marlborough Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz Part of
MMRA System

446.725-Stoneham Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz Part
of MMRA System

447.075-Kingston Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

447.175-Boston Repeater PL: 110.9 Hz

447.325-Truro Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

447.575-Concord Repeater PL: 110.9 Hz

447.975-North Attleboro Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

448.125-Framingham Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

448.975-Walpole Repeater PL: 141.3 Hz

449.075-Waltham Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

The following repeaters were considered Good location, good local coverage,
may have extended coverage and has linking capability (to either other
repeaters, IRLP, Echolink or a combination of each):

442.450-Westford Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

443.350-Pack Monadnock, NH PL: 110.9 Hz

443.500-Dennis Repeater PL: 141.3 Hz Part
of Cape Cod Link Sys.

443.800-Dartmouth Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

444.200-North Truro Repeater PL: 141.3 Hz

444.250-Falmouth Repeater PL: 141.3 Hz Part
of Cape Cod Link Sys.

445.175-Barnstable Repeater PL: 141.3 Hz Part
of Cape Cod Link Sys.

447.875-Brookline Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz Part
of MMRA/Has Echolink

446.675-Marlborough Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz Algonquin

The following repeaters have good location but unknown or questionable
coverage. Some of these repeaters may have IRLP or Echolink coverage:

441.075-Chelmsford Repeater PL: 100.0 Hz

441.400-Assonet Repeater PL: 192.8 Hz

441.400-Plymouth Repeater PL: 100.0 Hz

441.500-Medfield Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

441.750-Seekonk Repeater PL: 192.8 Hz

441.850-Bradford Repeater PL: 127.3 Hz

442.250-Marlborough Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz -Has Echolink
capability

442.500-Braintree Repeater PL: 118.8 Hz

442.800-Danvers Repeater PL: 136.5 Hz

442.900-Pepperell Repeater PL: 100 Hz

443.200-North Andover Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

443.600-Norwell Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz -Has Echolink
capability

444.100-Wilmington Repeater PL: 123.0 Hz

444.300-Saugus Repeater PL: 123.0 Hz

443.350-Fall River Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

444.550-Bridgewater Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

444.600-Newton Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

444.700-Boston Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

446.525-Reading Repeater PL: 151.4 Hz

446.875-North Reading Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

446.925-Medford Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

447.025-Peabody Repeater PL: 110.9 Hz

447.275-Haverhill Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

447.625-Lawrence Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz

447.675-Natick Repeater PL: 203.5 Hz -RACES?

449.650-Belmont Repeater PL: 67.0 Hz

449.725-Cambridge Repeater PL: 114.8 Hz

449.825-Woburn Repeater PL: 136.5 Hz

Thanks in advance for your help.

Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN, EMa SEC
978.562.5662 Voice
978.389.0558 FAX/Secondary Voice
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
w1mpn@ema.ares.org

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Ahhh!!! Embarrassing Typo

K9HIMany of you spotted that embarrassing typographical error in my outgoing email to the ARRL Members List describing the Morse code survey. Lest everyone come away with the impression that their Section Manager is an ignoramus, I actually do know the difference between “partition” and “petition.” 😉

That’s what happens when you fire off email at midnight without properly proofing it.

73,

Phil Temples, K9HI

ARRL Section Manager,
Eastern Massachusetts Section

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The Future of NTS/ARES

Hello everyone:

There are some comments in Gil’s letter below that I find very disturbing.
In particular, the comment about “handing the whole show to ARES.” Having
served as an EC, NM, STM, and SEC, as well as having dealt with ARES and
RACES organizations from the other side of the fence (as a Professional
Emergency Manager), I feel I have a fairly unique perspective.

On one hand, I agree that there is no harm integrating the Internet and
automated digital protocols into ARES and NTS. This is simply evolution and
progress. It needs to be done. However, it should be noted that these are
simply additional communications tools, whereas NTS is a methodology.
Please bear with me while I illustrate with an example:

During a recent bioterrorism response exercise in Central Michigan, the ARES
group repeatedly entered the Emergency Operations Center requesting
etiological information and other data from State and Federal public health
officials. In each case, the served agency representative asked some very
simple questions:

* “How’s requesting this information”
* “What time did he request it?”
* “What facility is he located at”
……..and on and on.

Finally, the local Emergency Manager walked into the ARES room, handed them
a book of radiogram blanks, and demanded they use them. He’s not a radio
amateur. As an exercise evaluator, I asked him what his reasons were for
doing so. The response was straightforward: “NTS format will insure we get
all of the necessary information in a consistent manner.”

As one who has had to rely on ARES and RACES groups to send messages at
HAZMAT scenes, during major disasters, and so forth, I can say without
equivocation that Amateur Radio has serious deficiencies. These may be
summarized as follows:

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School Clubs Seek Ham Equipment Donation

Two school clubs are seeking donations of ham equipment, according to “Skip” Denault, KB1CNB. “There are two school radio clubs with 20 or so potential new hams that would really benefit from the loan or donation of your unused equipment.” The school clubs are: the TBC (Third Baptist Christian) ARA (KB1KLG) and the New Testament Knights ARC (KB1KLE). The clubs are located in Fall River and Norton, respectively.

KB1CNB explains that 2-meter and HF radios, power supplies, coax, code keys and oscillators are most welcome. “Anything else that you have will be useful as well. Items in working condition are preferred, but ‘d.o.a.’ is okay.”

Denault reminds everyone that equipment donations to the school clubs are tax deductable. Skip Denault can be contacted at skip@newtestamentschool.org.

Items may be dropped off at a Bristol County RA meeting.

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Kids Day Operation January 4

NC1N writes on the framinghamara-l:

Tomorrow (Sunday, January 4, 2004) features the semi-annual Kids Day operating event from 1800-2400Z.

If you have a few moments to get on HF, there will be kids around the country looking for a taste of ham radio. Typically, the kids are unlicensed and young, operating under the watchful guidance of a proud parental control operator.

If you have a few moments from 1 to 7 PM tomorrow, consider firing up the rig and giving out a Q.

NC1N will be on the air from time to time during the event with my two sons at the microphone.

Suggested Frequencies: 28350 to 28400 kHz, 21380 to 21400, 14270 to 14300 kHz and 2-meter repeater frequencies with permission from the repeater sponsor. Suggested exchange: Name, age, location and favorite color. You are encouraged to work the same station again if an operator has changed. Full rules can be found at http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html.

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New England Area Ham-Electronics Flea Market 01/01/2004

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2004 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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17 Jan Nashua NH NE Antique RC $15/T@7 $2@9 @StStan's Marty 603 938 5051 F

7 Feb Windsor CT VintgeR Museum @33MechanicsSt $12/T@8AM John 860 673 0518 +

14 Feb Marlboro MA AARC @MS $3@9 $15/T@7 Ann KA1PON 508 481 4988

14 Feb Chelsea ME AARA Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 A+

15 Feb Westford MA GBARC Radio35 Antique @Regency $8@8 Pat ARC 866 371 0512 F+

28 Feb Milton VT RANV+ARRL Vt Conv @HS $10@6:30 $5@8 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 W

29 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall $6@9 $25/T@8 Diane K2DO 631 286 7562 W

20 Mar Pomfret CT ECARC @ComSch Rt169+101 $2@8 $10/T Paul KE1LI 860 928 2456

27,28 Mar Timonium MD GBARC @FG Doug N3VEJ 410 256 0257 F

27 Mar Lewiston MA AARC @Ramada $5@8 $8/T Rick N1WFO 207 784 1266 A+

28 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @CommSch $3@8 $10/T@7 Jim NS1E 603 428 7436 +17 April Nashua NH NE Antique RC $15/T@7 $2@9 @StStan's Marty 603 938 5051 F

17 April S Portland ME PAWA @AmLeg $5@8 $10/T Bryce K1GAX 207 799 1116 W+

17 April Montreal PQ MARC @RCLeg $4@7:30 $8/T@7:30 James VE2VE 514 697 7205 W+

18 April Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 F
Third Sunday April thru October

24-25 April Waltham MA Photographica @HS ~photo~ Ed Shaw 617 965 0807 +

25 April Southington CT SARA @HS $5@9 $18@6:30 Alex KB7HCO 860 214 3013 F

30 Ap, 1 May Hopkinton NH HossTraders @FG x7 I89 Joe K1RQG 207 469 3492

16 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 F

4-6 June Rochester NY Atlantic Div Conv Harold K2HC 585 424 7184 A

5 June Windsor CT VintgeR Museum @33MechanicsSt $10/S@6AM John 860 673 0518 +

5 June Herman ME PSARC Roger KA1TKS 207 848 3846 A+

6 June Bethpage NY LIMARC Brian WB2YMC 631 286 7562 A

13 June Queens NY HoSARC Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A+

20 June Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 F

17 July Nashua NH NE Antique RC $15/T@7 $2@9 @StStan's Marty 603 938 5051 F

18 July Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 F

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This list has been posted... as a service of the individual home page
owners, to the following WWW sites.

http://flealist.senie.com/
http://mit.edu/w1gsl/Public/ne-fleas
http://www.k1ttt.net/flea.html
http://www.connix.com/~wz1v/ne-fleas.html
http://www.k1dwu.net/flealist.html
http://www.mmra.org/~mmra/flealist.htm
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Cambridge MA Flea at MIT http://www.swapfest.us +

Hopkinton NH Hosstraders http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg/

Amherst MA Mt. Tom ARC http://www.mtara.org/hamfest/flea.html

Adams MA N BerkshireARC http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest

Boxborough MA NE ARRL Conv http://www.boxboro.org/

Framingham MA FARA http://www.fara.org/

Newton MA Waltham ARA Auction http://www.wara64.org/auction/

S Dartmouth MA SEMARA http://www.semara.org/flea/fleamkt.htm +

Whately MA FranklinCARC http://www.fcarc.org/flea.html

Enfield CT VHF/UHF Conf http://www.newsvhf.com +

Southington CT SARA http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm

Wallingford CT Nutmeg CT Conv http://www.qsl.net/nutmeghamfest/

Lewiston ME AARC http://www.dlois.com/mainearrl/convent.htm

Portland ME PAWA http://www.qsl.net/pawa/fleamarket.html +

Henniker NH CVRC http://www.qsl.net/k1bke/ +

Bergen NJ BARA http://www.bara.org/

Lake Placid NY NNY ARA http://www.geocities.com/nnyara/

Lindenhurst NY ToB ARES http://www.tobares.org/hamfest.html +

Long Island NY LIMARC http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm +

Massapequa NY GSB ARA http://www.gsbarc.org/flyermay03.pdf +

Queens NY Hall of Science http://www.qsl.net/hosarc/hamfest.html

Rochester NY AWA http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Greenwich RI Fidelity ARC http://users.ids.net/~newsm/dates.html

Essex Junction VT Burlington ARC http://www.vtstetson.net/fest02.pdf

Milton VT RANV VT Conv http://www.ranv.org/milton.html

Montreal PQ MARC http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/fest.html +

Montreal PQ WIARC http://www.pubnix.net/wiarc/hamfest.htm

Montreal PQ MS-SARC http://www.ve2clm.ca/hamfesta.htm

Sorel-Tracy PQ CRAS-T http://www.hamfest.qc.ca/

St Therese PQ CRALL http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/hamfest2002.htm

Canada RAC List http://rac.eton.ca/data/racfleas.taf?function=form

Phila. Area VARA List http://www.qsl.net/w2vtm/hamfest.html +

USA ARRL List http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html

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ARRL Emergency Communications Course Registration

ARCEP logoRegistration opens Monday, January 5, 12:01 AM Eastern Time (0501 UTC), for the on-line Level I Emergency Communications course (EC-001). Registration remains open through the January 10-11 weekend or until all available seats have been filled—whichever comes first. Class begins Tuesday, January 20.

Thanks to our grant sponsors—the Corporation for National and Community Service and the United Technologies Corporation—the $45 registration fee paid upon enrollment will be reimbursed after successful completion of the course. During this registration period, approximately 175 seats are being offered to ARRL members on a first-come, first-served basis. Senior amateurs are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification and Continuing Education Web page at http://www.arrl.org/cce/ and the C-CE Links found there. For more information, contact Emergency Communications Course Manager Dan Miller, K3UFG, dmiller@arrl.org; 860-594-0340.

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