Boston EMCOMM Radio Testing

Boston ARC logoBlake T. Haskell, K1BTH writes:

I need some help with radio testing next Saturday, November 6, 2004, from 0900 – 1200 (approx.). We have been approached by a potential “served agency” that may require our EMCOMM services and we need to test several of their locations within the City of Boston to see if we can hit a variety of repeaters on the UHF and/or VHF bands.

To participate you will need a car, a portable radio and a better than stock antenna. (A mobile radio will be nice but not necessary.) I’m looking for Boston hams with a good sense of the City.

We are going to various locations in the City and testing from the curb in front of a building. We can’t have access to the buildings yet but we should be able to get a good sense of how a portable should hit repeaters in and around Boston.

If you’re available and would like to help please email me at and we’ll determine a convenient meeting place. I’ll then brief you on the potential agency and their mission.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Blake T. Haskell, K1BTH
Vice President
Boston Amateur Radio Club

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