Ham Radio Tours The Universe at World Science Fiction Convention

Ham radio is on the program for the World Science Fiction Convention being held in Boston September 2-6. Special features for ham radio operators will include:

1. A special interest group meeting covering the past connection of ham radio and science fiction, the future plans for ham radio in space, and radio resources for convention attendees in the Boston area.

2. A list of recommended simplex and repeater frequencies for convention attendees, including times when nets are scheduled on each repeater. This should avoid conflicts with normal operations. For other interested hams, the suggested simplex frequencies are 146.565, 147.42, and 446.000.

3. A check-in board for ham attendees, even if they don\’t have their equipment along.

4. A chance for convention attendees to be part of the Maxim 135th birthday operating event: local hams attending include League appointees qualified to act as special event stations.

The World Science Fiction Convention is an annual event involving roughly 6,000 attendees from all over the world. A major part of the event is the Hugo awards (roughly the same prestige as the Oscars) named for Hugo Gernsback who published the first science fiction magazine and who was the first person (in 1906) to sell complete ham radio stations. Obviously, ham radio is modern science fiction\’s older brother.

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NESMC Seeks Frequency Coordinators

Bob DeMattia, K1IW (NESMC president-elect) writes:

“Per the vote taken by the board on 22 August, I’ve published the New England Spectrum Management Council’s announcement concerning the frequency coordinator openings which we are seeking to fill on the NESMC website. We are looking for the broadest distribution possible to ensure a large pool of applicants. [Full story]

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Framingham ARA CPR Class October 9, 2004

Framingham ARA logoSumner Weisman, W1VIV writes on FraminghamARA-L:

“Get certified in CPR in only 4 hours. You may be able to save a life. A class is coming on October 9th, in our regular FARA meeting room at the Danforth. The cost is only $25 per person, about half what the Red Cross charges. Our instructor is Ken Reynolds, KA1EZH. Payment in advance is required. Send a check, made out to FARA, to:

Sumner Weisman, W1VIV
43 Agnes Drive
Framingham, MA 01701

Questions? w1viv@rcn.com

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CEMARC Meeting September 18, 2004 at the USS Salem ARC

Council of Eastern MA ARCs logoFrank Murphy, N1DHW writes on CEMARC-list:

Well, summer is almost over, kids will be going to school, lawn mowers put away and shovels put near the back door. Sound depressing? It is.

But the good news is that we’ll end the summer with a CEMARC meeting on board the USS Salem in Quincy. That’s right, the September 18th CEMARC meeting will be hosted by the USS Salem Radio Club. The club has volunteered to host the meeting, provide lunch, and give all a tour of the ship’s radio rooms.

I’m sure that there will be plenty to discuss and review since we last met. It’s been a very busy summer for all ham radio in Eastern Mass. and the country. Of course we can expect Pi to bring us up to date on this summer¹s USS Salem Scouting activities, but in addition, here’s an opportunity for all clubs in attendance to boast of their own accomplishments / activities over the long summer. You might also bring along a list to share of planned club activities / speaker¹s your club has scheduled for this season.

So, please join us at your CEMARC meeting on September 18, 2004 starting at 0900 hrs., lunch at noon, a radio room tour, and some time for enjoying old friendships after.

For those arriving early, the SATERN group has volunteered to have coffee/tea/hot chocolate available on the pier to help start the day off, and will provide talk-in on the Boston 145.23-/88.5 repeater.

Remember, CEMARC meetings are open to all club members.

Detailed driving directions are available on the USS Salem Web Site at http://www.uss-salem.org/visitor_information.htm

If you have an item you’d like placed on the meeting’s agenda, please forward it to me at:

Frank Murphy N1DHW
n1dhw@ema.arrl.org

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New England Pubic Service List August 15, 2004


PSLIST August 15, 2004

Public Service Volunteer Opportunities in the New England Division

Listing public events at which Amateur Radio communications is providing
a public service and for which additional volunteers from the Amateur
Community are needed and welcome. Please contact the person listed to
identify how you may serve and what equipment you may need to bring.

The most up-to-date copy of this list is maintained as
http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv

**** Every event listed is looking for communications volunteers ****

Date Location Event Contact Tel/Email

Aug 21 MtWashngtn NH Tin Mountain Hillclimb Cliff N1RCQ 603-279-7763
n1rcq@cnharc.org
Aug 22 MtWashngtn NH Tin Mountain Bicycle Ride Cliff N1RCQ 603-279-7763
n1rcq@cnharc.org
Sep 10 Hyannis MA MS Challenge Walk John N1PYN 508-588-3250
to Brewster n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 11 Brewster MA MS Challenge Walk John N1PYN 508-588-3250
to Eastham n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 12 Brewster MA MS Challenge Walk John N1PYN 508-588-3250
to Dennis n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 17 Plymouth MA ALA Autumn Escape Bicycle Bruce KC1US 781-275-3740
to Sandwich MA Tour kc1us04@amateur-radio.net
Sep 18 Madison CT MS Tour 150 Scott AA1WM 203-676-1016
to Modus CT sbicycles@comcast.net
Sep 18 Sandwich MA ALA Autumn Escape Bicycle Bruce KC1US 781-275-3740
to Brewster MA Tour kc1us04@amateur-radio.net
Sep 19 Modus CT MS Tour 150 Scott AA1WM 203-676-1016
to Madison CT sbicycles@comcast.net
Sep 19 Brewster MA ALA Autumn Escape Bicycle Bruce KC1US 781-275-3740
to Provincetown MA Tour kc1us04@amateur-radio.net
Sep 19 Hopkinton MA Jimmy Fund Walk Steve W3EVE 508-384-7697
to Boston w3eve@arrl.net
Oct 9 Pepperell MA Fall Classic Soccer John KB1HDO 978-772-5406
kb1dho@verizon.net
Oct 10 Pepperell MA Fall Classic Soccer John KB1HDO 978-772-5406
kb1dho@verizon.net
Oct 11 Pepperell MA Fall Classic Soccer John KB1HDO 978-772-5406
kb1dho@verizon.net

This list is published periodically as demand warrants by Stan KD1LE
and Ralph KD1SM. Our usual distribution is via packet to NEBBS, via
Internet mail to the arrl-nediv-list and ema-arrl distribution lists,
and on the World Wide Web (see URL above). If other mailing list
owners wish us to distribute via their lists we will be happy to
oblige. Permission is herewith granted to republish this list in
its entirety provided credit is given to the authors and the URL
below is included. Send comments, corrections, and updates to:

(via packet) KD1SM@K1UGM.#EMA.MA.USA,
(via Internet) KD1SM@ARRL.NET.

We make an attempt to confirm entries with the coordinator unless the
information is from another published source. We very much appreciate
the assistance we have been receiving from our 'scouts'; everyone is
welcome to send us postings.

Refer to http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv for the most
recent version of the PSLIST.

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Boxboro Volunteers Sought

K1TW writes:

“If you are willing to donate a couple hours of your time during the weekend it would really help keep Boxboro running smoothly. Most tasks are light duty like selling and checking tickets and security but it makes Boxboro tick.

Any volunteers for 2 hours or more on Saturday and/or Sunday also get lunch voucher! Wow, I always heard there is no such thing. Thanks.

Tom
781-275-5882 (eve)
617-803-4704 (cell)

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New England Volunteer Exams 8/8/2004

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
8/8/04
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
08/08/04 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
08/09/04 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
08/10/04 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
08/12/04 17:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
08/12/04 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
08/12/04 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
08/13/04 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
08/14/04 10:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Boxborough MA 978-851-2886
08/14/04 13:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Boxborough MA 978-851-2886
08/14/04 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
08/14/04 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
08/14/04 09:00 Bill Sullivan, K1AG St Albans ME 207-947-4051
08/14/04 09:30 Marvin Fleischman, N1AWJ Stamford CT 203-438-7889
08/15/04 12:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Boxborough MA 978-851-2886
08/16/04 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
08/17/04 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
08/18/04 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
08/18/04 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
08/19/04 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
08/19/04 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Walpole MA 508-339-1089
08/21/04 09:00 *Peter Leather, AE2D Orleans MA 508-225-9581
08/22/04 09:00 Thomas Jaworski, WA1MJE Adams MA 413-528-9002
08/24/04 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
08/25/04 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
08/27/04 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
08/28/04 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-683-4099
08/28/04 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
08/28/04 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-478709/04/04 14:30 Sean Sanderson, KD6MPY Townshend VT 413-695-5133
09/08/04 18:00 *Lawrence Bartlett, K1DPD Belfast ME 207-525-3226
09/08/04 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
09/09/04 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
09/09/04 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
09/10/04 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
09/10/04 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
09/11/04 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
09/11/04 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
09/11/04 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
09/11/04 12:30 Bill Crowley, K1NIT Windsor ME 207-623-9075
09/12/04 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
09/12/04 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
09/13/04 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
09/14/04 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
09/15/04 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
09/16/04 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
09/16/04 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Walpole MA 508-339-1089
09/18/04 09:00 Michael Breckinridge, N1JXP Alexander ME 207-454-8571
09/18/04 09:00 Bill Sullivan, K1AG Bangor ME 207-947-4051
09/18/04 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Brookfield CT 203-438-0218
09/18/04 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
09/18/04 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
09/18/04 09:00 *Peter Leather, AE2D Orleans MA 508-225-9581
09/18/04 09:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
09/18/04 09:00 Tom Senerchia, KA1VAY West Warwick RI 401-822-2592
09/20/04 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
09/21/04 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
09/22/04 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
09/22/04 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
09/24/04 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
09/25/04 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-683-4099
09/25/04 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
09/25/04 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
09/25/04 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
10/02/04 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
10/02/04 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Hopkinton NH 603-672-4035
10/03/04 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
10/04/04 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
10/08/04 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
10/09/04 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
10/09/04 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
10/09/04 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
10/09/04 10:00 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Winslow ME 207-495-3891
10/10/04 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
10/10/04 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
10/11/04 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
10/12/04 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
10/13/04 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
10/14/04 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
10/14/04 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
10/16/04 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
10/16/04 18:00 *Mitch Stern, W1SJ Essex Junction VT 802-879-6589
10/16/04 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
10/16/04 09:00 *Peter Leather, AE2D Orleans MA 508-225-9581
10/17/04 18:00 *Mitch Stern, W1SJ Essex Junction VT 802-879-6589
10/18/04 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
10/18/04 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
10/19/04 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
10/19/04 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
10/20/04 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
10/20/04 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
10/21/04 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
10/21/04 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Walpole MA 508-339-1089
10/21/04 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
10/22/04 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
10/23/04 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
10/27/04 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
10/30/04 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-683-4099
10/30/04 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
11/05/04 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
11/06/04 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
11/07/04 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
11/08/04 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
11/09/04 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
11/10/04 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
11/11/04 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
11/11/04 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
11/12/04 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
11/13/04 09:00 Bill Sullivan, K1AG Bangor ME 207-947-4051
11/13/04 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
11/13/04 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
11/13/04 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
11/13/04 09:30 Marvin Fleischman, N1AWJ Stamford CT 203-438-7889
11/14/04 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
11/15/04 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
11/16/04 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
11/17/04 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
11/17/04 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
11/17/04 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
11/18/04 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
11/18/04 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Walpole MA 508-339-1089
11/20/04 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-683-4099
11/20/04 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
11/20/04 09:00 *Peter Leather, AE2D Orleans MA 508-225-9581
11/20/04 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR So. Portland ME 207-828-0248
11/20/04 09:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
11/20/04 09:00 Tom Senerchia, KA1VAY West Warwick RI 401-822-2592
11/23/04 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
11/24/04 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
11/26/04 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
11/27/04 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
12/04/04 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Brookfield CT 203-438-0218
12/04/04 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
12/04/04 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
12/04/04 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-672-4035
12/04/04 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
12/05/04 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
12/08/04 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
12/09/04 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
12/10/04 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
12/11/04 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
12/11/04 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
12/12/04 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
12/13/04 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
12/16/04 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
12/18/04 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
12/18/04 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
12/21/04 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
12/22/04 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
12/22/04 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
12/24/04 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
12/25/04 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608

NOTES:
* = PREREGISTRATION MANDATORY
+ = PLEASE CALL TO GAURANTEE SEATING
T = Technician Exams only
Times are Local Time
Please check with the contact person as some dates are tentative!
For the latest examination information, check
http://www.ky1n.net/ky1n.html.
If attending a session please remember to bring:
1) One photo ID, or two non-photo ID's (one with address)
2) Original FCC-issued license plus a photocopy (if already licensed)
3) Original plus photocopies of all CSCE's you are claiming
4) The 2004 test session fee of $12.00
All VE Teams are invited to contribute.
For additions/corrections contact Jim Heedles, WW1Y, 603-672-4035,
via email at ky1n@ky1n.net

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New England Public Service List July 20, 2004

PSLIST

Listing public events at which Amateur Radio communications is providing a public service and for which additional volunteers from the Amateur Community are needed and welcome. Please contact the person listed to identify how you may serve and what equipment you may need to bring.

The most up-to-date copy of this list is maintained as http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv.
**** Every event listed is looking for communications volunteers ****


Date      Location     Event                       Contact      Tel/Email

Aug 13  Pittsfield MA Mass Red Ribbon Ride        Dave KB1MU   413-596-6605
        to Northampton                                    kb1mu@charter.net
Aug 14  Northamptn MA Mass Red Ribbon Ride        Dave KB1MU   413-596-6605
        to Princeton                                      kb1mu@charter.net
Sep 10  Hyannis    MA MS Challenge Walk           John N1PYN   508-588-3250
        to Brewster                                          n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 11  Brewster   MA MS Challenge Walk           John N1PYN   508-588-3250
        to Eastham                                           n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 12  Brewster   MA MS Challenge Walk           John N1PYN   508-588-3250
        to Dennis                                            n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 17  Plymouth   MA ALA Autumn Escape Bicycle   Bruce KC1US  781-275-3740
        to Sandwich MA      Tour                  kc1us04@amateur-radio.net
Sep 18  Madison    CT MS Tour 150                 Scott AA1WM  203-676-1016
        to Modus CT                                   sbicycles@comcast.net
Sep 18  Sandwich   MA ALA Autumn Escape Bicycle   Bruce KC1US  781-275-3740
        to Brewster MA      Tour                  kc1us04@amateur-radio.net
Sep 19  Modus      CT MS Tour 150                 Scott AA1WM  203-676-1016
        to Madison CT                                 sbicycles@comcast.net
Sep 19  Brewster   MA ALA Autumn Escape Bicycle   Bruce KC1US  781-275-3740
        to Provincetown MA  Tour                  kc1us04@amateur-radio.net
Sep 19  Hopkinton  MA Jimmy Fund Walk             Steve W3EVE  508-384-7697
        to Boston                                            w3eve@arrl.net

This list is published periodically as demand warrants by Stan KD1LE and Ralph KD1SM. Our usual distribution is via packet to NEBBS, via Internet mail to the arrl-nediv-list and ema-arrl distribution lists, and on the World Wide Web. If other mailing list owners wish us to distribute via their lists we will be happy to oblige. Permission is herewith granted to republish this list in its entirety provided credit is given to the authors and the URL below is included. Send comments, corrections, and updates to:

(via packet) KD1SM@K1UGM.#EMA.MA.USA,
(via Internet) KD1SM@ARRL.NET.

We make an attempt to confirm entries with the coordinator unless the information is from another published source. We very much appreciate the assistance we have been receiving from our ‘scouts’; everyone is welcome to send us postings.
Refer to http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv for the most recent version of the PSLIST.

AR

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Eastern MA Traffic Handlers Picnic, August 22, 2004

EMA NTS logoThe Eastern MA ARRL NTS Traffic Handlers Picnic will be held on August 22, 2004 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Raynham Senior Citizen Recreation Area. According to Section Traffic Manager Jim Ward, N1LKJ, the event is “bring your own food and beverages.” No alcohol is allowed on the property as it is owned by the Town. There are numerous picnic tables and grills available. RSVP to n1lkj@arrl.net. [Full story].

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ARRL Approves SEMARA Flea Market

SEMARA flea tableARRL Headquarters has given the Southeastern MA ARA the “thumbs-up” for its September flea market.

In a letter dated August 6, 2004 to SEMARA’s Ray Arruda, KB1EVX, ARRL Convention Program Manager Gail Iannone wrote, “We’re pleased to tell you that Director Frenaye has approved the application of the Southeastern MA Amateur Radio Association to hold an ARRL approved hamfest in Dartmouth, MA on September 12, 2004.”

This santioned event is now listed on the ARRL Hq. web site at http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html?dosel=1&subtype=section&selsect=EMA.

For further information about the flea market or SEMARA, visit: http://www.semara.org.

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Ipswich Amateurs Receive Great PR For DNC Coverage

Ipswich hams provide DNC coverageChuck Cooper, K1CHC writes:

“In case some of you have not bought today’s copy of the Ipswich Chronicle, I have included a link to it here. The local reporter, Faith Tomei, wrote a nice story about Ipswich EM activities during the DNC. It certainly gave good coverage to ham radio and what we are trying to accomplish with emergency communications.

Needless to say, we could not have done what we did without your support. Job well done by all.”

(Photo by Faith Tomei)

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Hurricane Alex forecast to miss us [expired]

Alex 030500Aug04

Alex is a Cat 1 Hurricane as of 0800 this morning (3 Aug). The latest track takes it rapidly east in the next 48 hours and well south of us.

From KD1CY:

Hello to all….

I’ve been asked to support the Hurricane Alex Activation starting around 3 PM this afternoon. We’ll be on the air from SEMARA under call-sign W1AEC and will be on the air with the Voice Over IP WX Net which can be found via reflector 9210 on IRLP and the WX-TALK node on Echolink. In addition, we will also monitor the Hurricane Watch Net on 14.325 KHz.

We are recording the entire net via the Echolink side of the program.

73,Rob-KD1CY.
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton

Alex Probalities

Alex Intensity

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Exercise Rap Up

My staff and I would like to deeply thank everyone again for your time and effort in support of the DNC limited mobilization operations last week. It was a spectacularly successful undertaking.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to your families for their support to you during the week.

We hope to publish the activity report this week, and the various after action reports later this month. Many of our leadership are taking well deserved and delayed vacations.

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Ducting Forecast NEW!

RUC 9Z says locally ducted and likely to remain so during the day. Eta-M (2nd
6Z) says through 20Z only, with localized enhancement off and on over night,
with full scale local ducting Tuesday Dan.

Note — I will be speaking on the topic of this forecast technique Sunday August 15 at the www.boxboro.org ARRL NE-DIV Convention, Boxboro MASS.

Please send reports of VHF/UHF DX to Bill Ricker, N1VUX.

73 de BILL

This is an experimental forecast product based on Navy formulae applied to NWS computer model forecast sounding files (Eta/EtaM & AVN/GFS Bufkit).

c2000-2004, All rights reserved. Permission to duplicate must be received from the author of the ducting reports.

N1VUX [Bill, N1VUX is a regular contributor of information on VHF/UHF ducting, using his predictive model. He will also occasionally comment on other unusual atmospheric phenomena affecting communications – W1MPN]

N1VUX Photo courtesy K9HI

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