Member-representatives from various radio clubs across Eastern Massachusetts met for a Council of Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Clubs (CEMARC) meeting in Marlborough, MA from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on March 13, 2004. The meeting, hosted by the Algonquin ARC, featured an informative tour of the Marlborough Emergency Operations Center’s Reverse 911 system. AARC graciously supplied breakfast and lunch for the event.
Chaired by Eastern Mass. Affiliated Club Coordinator Frank Murphy, N1DHW, the meeting was well-attended by approximately 16 individuals, many of whom were representing multiple clubs. Additionally, EMA Section Manager Phil Temples, K9HI and New England Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF attended.
Topics included: restarting the EMA Youth Net; the use of IRLP, EchoLink, and linking to other youth nets; support for the USS Salem ARC and its scouting program; public service events; and, an update on the upcoming New England Division Convention in Boxboro.
The North Shore Radio Assocation has agreed to host the next CEMARC meeting; the tentative date is May 22, 2004.