Storm Coordination Msg #2 (expired)

Hello to all….

….Winter Storm Warning in effect for Southern New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, All of Massachusetts except for South Coastal Massachusetts and
Cape Cod and the Islands and Rhode Island except for South Coastal RI for This Afternoon Through Wednesday….
….Winter WX Advisory Posted for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island for This Afternoon into Wednesday….
….Wind Advisory Posted for Cape Cod and the Islands and Block Island RI for Tonight and Wednesday Morning….
….Minor to Possibly Moderate Coastal Flooding is Possible at the Time of High Tide Wednesday across East Coastal Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands….
….SKYWARN Self-Activation for Snowfall Totals is Expected. More Formal Activation maybe needed for Coastal Flooding and Strong Winds Wednesday if winds are strong enough and coastal flooding is signifcant enough….

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of Massachusetts away from the South Coast and Cape Cod and the Islands, all of Rhode Island away from the South Coast, Northern Connecticut and Southern New Hampshire. Snow will begin this afternoon with the heaviest snow burst expected near the time of the evening commute through the overnight hours. Snow will continue into Wednesday particularly in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island though the height of the storm will be during this evening and the overnight hours. There maybe a period of mixed precipitation over interior Southeast Massachusetts and the Greater Boston-Providence metro area tonight and this mixed precipitation may even get into the Hartford, CT and Worcester Mass. areas as well. Total snowfall accumilations for around the Winter Storm Warning area follow below:

Southwest New Hampshire and Northwest Massachusetts: 6-12 inches.
Northern CT, Remainder of Western, Central and interior Northeast Massachusetts from Route 128 west: 5-10 inches.
East Coastal Massachusetts, interior Southeast Massachusetts and North-Central RI: 4-7 inches.

A Winter WX Advisory has been posted for South Coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In this area, snow will begin this afternoon but will have a period where the snow will mix with sleet and rain and perhaps changeover to rain for a time before switching back over to snow late tonight into Wednesday Morning. Total Storm accumilations of 2-4″ is expected in this area.

Across, Cape Cod and the Islands, only 1-2″ of snow is expected and will see mostly a rain event from this storm system, however, a Wind Advisory has been posted for this area for tonight and Wednesday for sustained winds of 31-39 MPH with gusts of 46-57 MPH possible. This may be enough wind to cause pockets of wind damage.

There is the potential for minor to possibly moderate coastal flooding at the time of high tide across East Coastal Massachusetts and parts of Cape Cod and the Islands. No Coastal Flood Watch is posted at this time but a Coastal Flood Statement has been issued and if a moderate coastal flood event becomes more certain, a Coastal Flood Watch could be issued.

SKYWARN Spotters and Coordinators are asked to report the following and self-activate if possible/as needed:

-Snowfall amounts every 2″ and especially Final Snowfall Amounts.
-Any changeover in precipitation.
-Any wind damage
-Minor to moderate coastal flooding

Another coordination message will be posted only if a Coastal Flood Watch/Warning is issued or if there has been a significant change in the Winter Storm Warning/Winter WX Advisory area.
Below is the Winter Storm Warning/Winter WX Advisory Statement, Wind Advisory Statement, and the Coastal Flood Statement from NWS Taunton:

WWUS41 KBOX 160950
WSWBOX

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
450 AM EST TUE MAR 16 2004

.LOW PRESSURE WILL REDEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY. THE LOW WILL TRACK NORTHEAST…PASSING WELL SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET WEDNESDAY MORNING.

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>004-161600-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA-CHESHIRE NH-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-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHWEST MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-SUFFOLK MA-TOLLAND CT-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-
450 AM EST TUE MAR 16 2004

…WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN EXPANDED…

…WINTER STORM WARNING THIS AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY…

A WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND AND MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS. THE WARNING INCLUDES THE CITIES OF HARTFORD…SPRINGFIELD…WORCESTER…BOSTON…
MANCHESTER AND PROVIDENCE.

SNOW WILL BEGIN ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND THIS AFTERNOON. IT SHOULD QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BY THE START OF THE EVENING RUSH HOUR WITH SNOWFALL RATES UP TO AN INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE…AND CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

FROM HARTFORD TO WORCESTER…PROVIDENCE AND BOSTON…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MIX WITH SLEET LATE TONIGHT…BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO SNOW WEDNESDAY MORNING.

BY SUNRISE WEDNESDAY…ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FROM NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT TO NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS TO THE BOSTON METRO AREA AS WELL AS THE MERRIMACK VALLEY. AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FROM SOUTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT…WITH AS MUCH AS 6 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE.

SOME ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY.

ALTHOUGH SNOW IS EXPECTED TO LAST INTO WEDNESDAY…THE MAIN BRUNT OF THIS STORM WILL OCCUR DURING THIS EVENINGS COMMUTE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS…WITH SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE RADIO OR TELEVISION STATION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS LATE WINTER STORM.

$$

MAZ020-021-RIZ005>007-161600-
BRISTOL RI-NEWPORT RI-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-WASHINGTON RI-
447 AM EST TUE MAR 16 2004

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THIS AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SOUTH COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF WESTERLY…NEWPORT…FALL RIVER AND NEW BEDFORD.

SNOW WILL BEGIN ALONG THE SOUTH COAST BY MID AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BY THIS EVENINGS COMMUTE…THEN WILL MIX WITH SLEET AND SOME RAIN THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO SNOW EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

BY SUNRISE WEDNESDAY…ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ON THE SOUTH COAST.

ADDITIONAL LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY.

ALTHOUGH SNOW IS EXPECTED TO LAST INTO WEDNESDAY…THE BRUNT OF THE STORM WILL OCCUR FROM THIS EVENINGS COMMUTE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED WITH POOR VISIBILITIES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR YOUR FAVORITE RADIO OR TELEVISION STATION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS LATE WINTER STORM.

$$

VALLIER-TALBOT

WWUS71 KBOX 161010
NPWBOX

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
510 AM EST TUE MAR 16 2004

.LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THIS MORNING WILL PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET WEDNESDAY MORNING.

MAZ022>024-RIZ008-161600-
BARNSTABLE MA-BLOCK ISLAND RI-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
510 AM EST TUE MAR 16 2004

…A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR CAPE COD…NANTUCKET…MARTHAS VINEYARD AND BLOCK ISLAND FOR TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING…

NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PICK UP TO 20 TO 30 MPH DURING THIS AFTERNOON…THEN INCREASE TO 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTH OVERNIGHT…THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH WEDNESDAY MORNING…THOUGH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE RADIO OR TELEVISION STATION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS LATE SEASON STORM.

$$

VALLIER-TALBOT

COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
600 AM EST TUE MAR 16 2004

MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING MAY OCCUR ALONG THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST WITH HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY MORNING

HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES COMBINED WITH A COASTAL STORM TRACKING SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET MAY LEAD TO MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING DURING HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

A STORM TIDE OF 1 TO 2 FEET COUPLED WITH 15 FOOT SEAS MAY PRODUCE FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION ALONG THE COAST FROM NEWBURYPORT TO BOSTON AND CHATHAM. HIGH TIDE WEDNESDAY MORNING IS ROUGHLY AROUND 8 AM.

THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO LATER FORECASTS. A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MAY NEED TO BE ISSUED IF THE THREAT OF MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING BECOMES MORE CERTAIN.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

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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Hopkinton Ham Saves Lives Using Heimlich Maneuver

N1XAN/Heimlich Maneuver demoA Hopkinton ham can be credited with possibly saving the lives of two individuals this month using the well-known Heimlich Maneuver.

According to the Framingham ARA’s Leo Cantin, WA1HAM, George Foster, N1XAN was attending a lunch meeting at a Wayland resturant on March 1, 2004 with a social group. One of his colleagues started to choke and George applied the Heimlich Maneuver, possibly saving her life.

On March 13, 2004 during the lunch break at the License in a Weekend at the Framingham Amateur Radio Association, another person choked in George’s presence; he again applied the Heimlich Maneuver. Both people are going about their business today, thanks to George’s timely and cool-headed assistance.

An army veteran and former Harvard employee, George served as secretary of the Framingham ARA in 2000. N1XAN is also a graduate of FARA’s first License in a Weekend class.

Foster first read how to do the Heimlich Maneuver from an article in the Boston Globe. Although George was never trained for any type of life-saving, he applied what he thought was the correct method for the Heinlich—and it was.

Shown here: N1XAN demonstrating the Heimlich Maneuver

—courtesy WA1HAM and the Framingham ARA

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CEMARC Meeting Highlights

CEMARC logoMember-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.

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Emergency Communications Workshop, Hingham, April 3, 2004

EMA ARES logoThere will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday April 3rd, 2004 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the South Shore Educational Collaborative; 90 Industrial Park Road, Hingham, Mass.

This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Metro Boston ARES District Emergency Coordinator, KB1EKN-Mark Duff. This Emergency Communications Workshop will provide the background and information to serve Amateur Radio Operators when they need to respond to a communications emergency. It will feature an Introduction and Conclusion to Emergency Communications, and five 1-hour training sessions on topics including:

Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES-RACES-SKYWARN Programs
Basic Overview of ICS
Net Operations
NTS Traffic Message Handling
Go Kits
Interactive Exercises on Field Operations

Additional details and directions can be found on the ares.ema.arrl.org web site.

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New England Flea Markets March 13, 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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14 Mar New Windsor NY OCARC Ed N2XJI 845 534 3492 A+

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 ME 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

28 Mar Framingham MA FARA Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012 A

3 April Waterford CT RASON Auction Gary WT1SND 860 884 4218 A+

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

10 May Whately MA FCARC Monday PM Bill N1EWK 413 774 4669 A+

15 May Goshen CT SBARC @FG $3@8 $10/T@6 Lee K1LEE 860 435 0051 +

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

23 May Massapequa NY GSBARC Walter KA2RGI 631 957 0218 A+

29 May Vernon CT NARC Wayne N1GUS 860 487 1921 A

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

4 June Feeding Hills MA HCRA @CongCh $5/T@6:30PM Dave KB1MU 413 596 6605 +

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

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

6 June Queens NY HoSARC Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A
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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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Emergency Communications Workshop

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday April 3rd, 2004 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the South Shore Educational Collaborative; 90 Industrial Park Road, Hingham, Mass.This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Metro Boston ARES District Emergency Coordinator, KB1EKN-Mark Duff. This Emergency Communications Workshop will provide the background and information to serve Amateur Radio Operators when they need to respond to a communications emergency. It will feature an Introduction and Conclusion to Emergency Communications, and five 1-hour training sessions on topics including:

Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES-RACES-SKYWARN Programs
Basic Overview of ICS
Net Operations
NTS Traffic Message Handling
Go Kits
Interactive Exercises on Field Operations

This training will also feature a 1-hour lunch that will be provided at no coerced cost to any Amateur who attends the session.

The presentations will be given by other Amateur Operators well versed in the topics listed above. The training will be a worthwhile endeavor not just for emergency communicators but for anyone who is an Amateur Radio Operator, and wants to learn more about the hobby.

Preregistration is requested but is not required in case anyone would like to attend at the last minute. Please try to preregister by Monday March 29th, 2004 to assure the meeting hall is setup properly and we have enough refreshments for breaks between lectures and for the lunch break. We will, however, accept any last minute preregistrations after that day or any walk-ins as long as space permits.

Directions to South Shore Educational Collaborative(SSEC):
90 Industrial Park Road, Hingham, Ma.
N42. 10. 521’
W70. 54.791’

From the north follow Rt. 3 south to Exit 15. Sign says South Hingham-South Weymouth. At the stop sign at the end of ramp, turn left on Derby St. toward South Weymouth. Go 1/8 mile; sign on left says South Shore Park. Take left on Industrial Park Rd. South Shore Educational Collaborative is down about ½ mile on left. Parking is to the left of the building.

From the south follow Rt. 3 north to exit 15, South Hingham South-Weymouth. Stay to the right at end of ramp on to Derby St. following the sign to South Weymouth. Go over Rt 3 and drive 1/8 mile; sign on left says South Shore Park. Take left on Industrial Park Rd. South Shore Educational Collaborative is down about ½ mile on left. Parking is to the left of the building.

For any additional information and to preregister for the workshop, please contact:

KB1EKN-Mark Duff emgmgt@comcast.net
W1MPN-Mike Neilsen w1mpn@ema.arrl.org

This training should be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications and amateur radio in general.

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CPR Training

American Heart Assn logoPriscilla Richardson N1VQY wrote on CEMARC-list:

“At our very first CEMARC meeting that was hosted by [the Boston Amateur Radio Club] there was a discussion on CPR training for the clubs at a reasonable price. I know of a person, who is certified by the American Heart Association, is conducting CPR certification classes for $25 a person. It is being sponsored by the Masonic Mount Olivet Lodge A.F.& A.M. Classes are open to anyone who is interested and are being held at the Masonic Lodge in Porter Square, 1950 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

Bob Stanley, who is the instructor, will also travel to conduct the classes. All the fees collected for these classes will be going to his masonic lodge for the charity fund. He is not making anything on the classes, except the satisfaction that he is teaching people an important technique that may save a life someday.

Anyone who is interested in further information can contact Bob at Starsh@comcast.net or visit the website at http://home.comcast.net/%7ecprandfa.

I also have a copy of his flyer that I will forward via email to anyone interested.

73
Priscilla Richardson N1VQY
Mystic Valley Amateur Radio Group

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Signal Reports Sought For NUWC Repeater

Northeastern Univ. logoDavid Goncalves, W1EUJ writes on CEMARC-List:

“I have just completed repairs on W1KBN/R, Northeastern University Wireless Club’s 2 meter repeater. I am seeking signal reports, and if you have a chance, please give a call:

145.310- CCTSS 123.0 Hz.

The IDer goes every 10 minutes, and transmissions are followed with a brief period of carrier, no beep.

Reports graded from 0-5, with equipment used, power output, and location can be mailed to wireless@ece.neu.edu.

Thanks for the help.

Dave Goncalves
W1EUJ

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JOTA Help Sought in Quincy Area

JOTA 2003 patchAllan Coady writes on bars-list:

Hi,

I am looking for a HAM radio operator in the Quincy area (or someone willing to travel to Quincy) to help Cub Pack 42 in earning a Boy Scout International Activity Badge. They would like to participate in a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and need the assistance of a HAM user. The JOTA’s are held many times throughout the year in many different countries and the idea would be to try and contact scouts from other countries holding a JOTA.

If you are a HAM or know of one that might be interested in helping this Cub Pack for a few hours sometime in the future please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Allan Coady
Allan_Coady@raytheon.com
BMC Int’l Rep.

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Run Of The Charles Operators Needed

Run of the Charles photo, courtesy CWRA.org“For the 22nd time, the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) is presenting the Run of the Charles canoe race. Hams have supported this event almost since its beginning, and it has been a [Boston Amateur Radio Club] activity since our beginning.

“Once again, [BARC] has been asked by CRWA to staff key positions along the river on Sunday, 25 April from early morning to midafternoon. The race will be held regardless of the weather.

“We are looking for a several hams who have a fair amount of experience with public service events. Your own hand-held radio with ample battery supply and a good antenna is a necessity. Operating from a car is not feasible.

“If you are interested in participating, please contact Ed Burg, N1VSJ, at mooseeb@comcast.net or at 978.952.6474.

—Boston ARC The SPARC March 2003

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Police ART of Westford Receives SSC Renewal

Police ART of Westford“I’m pleased to report that the Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford has been officially renewed as a Special Service Club,” according to Eastern Mass. Section ARRL Section Manager Phil Temples, K9HI.

Extraordinary clubs like PART 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.
SSC certificate award to PART at CEMARC meeting
“Through the work of its members, [PART] is recognized for its continued efforts on behalf of Amateur Radio and services to its community.” said ARRL Educational Activities Assistant Linda Mullally, KB1HSV in a March 9, 2004 letter to PART’s Terry Stader, KA8SCP, 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

Shown here: PART of Westford’s Terry Stader, KA8SCP accepts the Special Service Club certificate from EMA ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator Frank Murphy, N1DHW. —photo courtesy W1AI

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Eastern States Exposition Amateur Radio Planning Underway

W1E exhibit tableArt Geary WA1ART wrote on MMRA reflector:

W1E is a special event call sign used each year at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) on Friday, September 17 through October 3, 2004 in West Springfield Massachusetts.

I have put together a web page for this event: http://www.geocities.com/w1e_big_e/.

We would like to invite other hams from all over New England to join us in the booth by volunteering your time for one day or more. Entrance passes and parking pass will be provided free. We want 4-6 volunteers for each shift.

We will have working HF and VHF-UHF radios set up. We meet the fairgoers and talk about Amateur Radio. We will give out ARRL information about clubs and ham classes close to the fairgoers’ home towns.

You can highlight your club, put up its banner, recruit new members, and still have time to tour the Big E.

For more information e-mail me, Art Geary WA1ART at art81a@hotmail.com , Norm Gregoire, W1BMK w1bmk@arrl.net, or visit http://www.geocities.com/w1e_big_e/.

73

Art Geary WA1ART

Ham Radio Committee
New England Center Building
Eastern States Exposition

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New England Net Now Operational

New England Network logoA new weekly net called the “New England Net” began operating February 8, according to Tony Duarte, Jr., N1XRS. The net meets Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm ET.

The net is a general information and ragchew net designed especially for the New England Network.

During the net, participants will be able to ask questions regarding the New England Network, mention ham gear for swap or sell, and answer three trivia questions for fun.

The net will run every Sunday eveninng, and transmit on the following frequencies, as well as on the EchoLink conference server “NEW-ENG”:

443.800 PL 88.5, W1RJC Dartmouth MA
146.595 PL 141.3 N1XRS Dartmouth MA
145.520 PL 123.0 KB1HJG Plymouth MA
447.025 PL 77.0 N1JBC Johnson RI

and others

See http://www.new-eng.com for more information.

—Thanks SEMARA Zero Beat March 2004

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New England Flea Markets March 3, 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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2004 Contact Source
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14 Mar New Windsor NY OCARC Ed N2XJI 845 534 3492 A+

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 ME 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

28 Mar Framingham MA FARA Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012 A

3 April Waterford CT RASON Auction Gary WT1SND 860 884 4218 A+

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

10 May Whately MA FCARC Monday PM Bill N1EWK 413 774 4669 A+

15 May Goshen CT SBARC @FG $3@8 $10/T@6 Lee K1LEE 860 435 0051 +

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

29 May Vernon CT NARC Wayne N1GUS 860 487 1921 A

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

4 June Feeding Hills MA HCRA @CongCh $5/T@6:30PM Dave KB1MU 413 596 6605 +

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

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

6 June Queens NY HoSARC Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A
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List is normally updated twice a month - look for the latest version
Additions/ Corrections via Internet w1gsl@mit.edu
US Mail W1GSL POB 397082 MIT Br Cambridge MA 02139
(c)2004 W1GSL SASE for updated copy as issued.
unlimited reproduction permitted in entirety
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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
http://www.qsl.net/vhfnews/ne-fleas.html
http://uhavax.hartford.edu/~newsvhf/ne-fleas.html

List is normally updated twice a month - look for the latest version

Be sure to check for the latest version as updating is under the control
of the page owner.

* You can have the list e-mailed directly to you as it is updated. *
* Just send a request to be added to the distribution to w1gsl@mit.edu *

73 Steve F
W1GSL

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New England Area Ham - Electronic Flea Market *** DATES *** P4
Links to New England Hamfest Web Sites (c) 2004 W1GSL
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This section is only included in the electronic distribution.

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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ARES/Skywarn/Emergency Communications Talk Set

W1ACT logoRob Macedo will be the speaker at the Bristol County Repeater Association April meeting, set for April 5th at 7 PM. Rob will be covering topics including emergency communications, ARES and Skywarn.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The meeting will be at the Third Baptist Church, corner of Stafford Rd. and Brayton Ave. in Fall River. Talk-in will be on the BCRA 145.15 repeater, neg. offset, PL 123.0.

Directions:

From 195 in Fall River, take Rte. 24 SOUTH, get off at the first exit (very close to Rte 195), Brayton Ave./Eastern Ave. At the end of the ramp, take a left. Go up the hill to the end of the road at the lights, the church will be on the right, kiddie corner from Swidey’s Corner Store. Parking is across the street from the front of the church.

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KB1JNJ Finishes First Place in High School Trades Fair Show

Roland Daignaulti, N1JOY writes:

“I want to congratulate [Bristol County Repeater Association] Vice President, Alan Costa, KB1JNJ for his first place award at the annual Diman Regional Vocational Tech High School Trades Fair show. His winning project was an operational APRS station!!

Alan is a senior at Diman in the electronics shop. The annual trades fair show is where the students can showcase their workmanship, and talent to a panel of judges; their projects are put on display for the public to view in the open house afterwards. It’s a big day for the students, and virtually everybody participates.

Great Job Alan!!

Roland, N1JOY

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Needham EMA Open House

The Needham Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is holding an open house at the town emergency shelter located at Pollard Middle School on Harris Avenue on Saturday March 13 from 9 am to 1 pm. RACES operators who support NEMA will be present to discuss and demonstrate ham radio communications to the public. More details are in this newspaper article (be sure to copy the entire line and paste into your browser):

http://www.townonline.com/needham/arts_lifestyle/arts_lifestyle/nt_brindnema03032004.htm

73 – Jim Kile WB2PID

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