Harvard Wireless Club: “The Invisible Long Wire Caper”

HWC logoMike Manafo, K3UOC (trustee, W1AF) writes on hwc-list:

Of course, I can’t resist retelling this story. Harvard Wireless Club (HWC) old timers will remember. Back in 1989, under the questionable leadership of President Gunnar Trumbull, a plan was hatched to run an “invisible” long wire from 6 Linden to the bell tower at Lowell House. This mission was in quest of a better radiator for the HF bands since we had very little in the way of antennas back then.

Gunnar, Satish Vangal, Mario Inchosa and a handful of other plotters obtained several thousand feet of very fine gauge copper wire and early one morning before dawn, managed to string the wire from our roof, over the telephone wires on Mt. Auburn St., and all the way to the base of Lowell tower. Our boys then gained entrance to the bell tower (don’t ask) and Satish (known some years later for battling the French Navy who were attempting to board the Greenpeace Warrior upon which he was the chief radio operator) was sent up the bell tower to secure the Lowell end of the wire.
This caper almost succeeded except that the campus police showed up and put a screeching halt to the project. However, the police had not a clue what was going on with all of this monkey business. Satish pleaded that he had been depressed and despondent over his studies, which is why he climbed the tower. The other HWC guys picked up on that line and explained to the police how they had been trying to reason with their desperate classmate. The police apparently felt their anguish. All culprits were released from custody when Satish promised to seek counseling. And that put an end to the HWC-Lowell House long wire caper.

Those of us who were responsible adult members of the HWC at the time naturally distanced ourselves from this clandestine and risky project. Which is not to say that it does not make for a fine piece of HWC lore worth retelling some 16 years later.

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Acton Hams Rally On Tower Zoning

antenna towerRebecca Harvey, N1GZD writes on bars@hamoperators.com:

Some of you may know that the town of Acton is trying to change the tower zoning laws with respect to ham radio antenna towers.

The current law as it stands today only permits ham tower structures to be about 40 feet (simplification – it can be lower in some cases). When the town of Acton was made aware of the federal and state laws they decided that the town ham tower zoning ordinance was too restrictive. The proposed new ordinance would permit one 80-foot tower (yes, only one).

To my amazement, at the zoning board meeting [on February 22, 2005] we (hams of Acton – who accounted for most of the people in the room) succeeded in convincing them to go one step further. In the end they voted almost unanimously (all but the chairman) to essentially put the words “except ham radio towers” in the town tower ordinance. By this they mean that the way it is written they are now proposing that there be NO town zoning ordinance governing ham radio towers in Acton. After we explained the Federal (and state) laws to them they decided that they had no choice. It is my understanding that this is what the town of Harvard did.

However, I think that getting it by the planning board was the easy part. Convincing 2/3 of the people of Acton that this is a good idea will be very hard. If it fails then the planning board has to start all over (and in the meanwhile we are stuck dealing with the more restrictive ordinance that still stands). I don’t know when the vote will be but anyone who is on this list and lives in Acton should make sure to vote.

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Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net Report for February 2005

Hello to all…

The following is the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net Report from Monday February 7th, 2005 utilizing the MMRA Repeater System. There were 25
check-ins for the February Net.

N1BDA-Steve-Concord, Mass. (NCS)
KB1EKN-Mark-Hingham, Mass.
KD1CY-Rob-New Bedford, Mass. @ W1AEC
N1FY-Carl-Brockton, Mass.
N1FLO-John-Attleboro, Mass.
K1EJ-Darrel-Chelmsford, Mass. (Marlboro Repeater, Battery Power).
N1DM-Dom-Natick, Mass. (146.82 Repeater, RACES Radio Officer for Natick)
KB1BXQ-Bob-Wellseley, Mass.
WC1PLV-Jim-Plainville, Mass.
N1XTB-Phil-Middleboro, Mass. (Air Force MARS/RACES Radio Officer)
KD1XX-Pat-North Attleboro, Mass. (Army MARS Liaison)
N1HY-Richard-Bedford, Mass. (Bedford RACES Radio Officer, Fixed, Quincy
Repeater)
W1ZSA-Roger-Walpole, Mass.
WA1OEZ-Bob-Taunton, Mass. (Region II RACES Radio Officer)
W1PLW-Ron-Marlboro, Mass.
W1EAV-Chris-Marion, Mass. (Echolink)
AA1VS-Charles-Lowell, Mass.
K1YCQ-Byron-Somerset, Mass.
NG1L-Rick-Everett, Mass.
KA1RDZ-Dan-Everett, Mass.
KB1LOY-James-Ashland, Mass.
W1RBF-Dick-Sandwich, Mass.
N1UMJ-John-Taunton, Mass.
N1CRC-Rich-Concord, Mass.
W1BRI-Bryan-Milford, Mass.

Comments from the ARES Net

KD1CY-Rob @ W1AEC:
Cape Cod ARES will be holding an exercise on Saturday February 12th, 2005 from 10 AM-Noon. It will be an outdoor mobilization in the cold and snow. This drill was cancelled from the original date of January 29th due to recovery from the blizzard.

There will be a section wide exercise for Eastern Massachusetts ARES on Saturday March 12th, 2005 from 10 AM-1 PM. Further details will be posted on the web site and for next month’s ARES Net.

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday April 2nd, 2005 from 9 AM-4 PM at the Ipswich High School. Further details will be posted on the web site and for next month’s ARES Net.

Carl-N1FY:
Carl announced their Weekly SKYWARN/Emergency Preparedness Net on the 147.180-Bridgewater Repeater, PL: 67.0 Hz meets every Saturday at 8 PM.

Mark-KB1EKN:
Announced that the Boston Marathon is looking for volunteers and that support is still needed. He mentioned the Boston Marathon web site for sign-up at http://www.bmarc.info/

Mark also mentioned the MEMA training web site for those interested in taking MEMA training classes as the training calendar is no longer being published in paper form. Go to http://www.mass.gov/mema for more
information.
Technical Issues

We had problems where the 146.610-Marlboro Repeater could hear the link but
people checking in on that repeater were not heard through the rest of the
MMRA system. From W1AEC’s location, a barely audible station was heard
underneath the Marlboro Repeater putting out tones. It is unclear what
caused the issue and Bryan-W1BRI was going to look into the issue with the
system. This underscores the importance of running the monthly net as its
good practice for net control and it helps to work out any issues
technically by more frequent use of the system.

Preamble Changes

Preamble changes will be made to ask for the call-sign only on the first
round and then get everyone’s name, location, title, comments/announcements
in the second round of the net. It is expected that these preamble changes
will make the net flow better for next month’s net in March.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section 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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“Quiet On Beacon Hill”

MA Statehouse“Everything is quiet on the Hill.” This, according to MA State Government Liaison Shawn O’Donnell, K3HI, in a recent email to Section Manager Mike Neilsen, W1MPN.

“As of the beginning of 2005, the Massachusetts State Legislature has begun a new session. Any bills that did not become law by the end of 2004 have expired, including last year’s H-3919 on cell phones and driving.”

Please visit http://sgl.ema.arrl.org for the latest news on legislative matters impacting Amateur Radio in Massachusetts.

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New England Flea Markets 02/20/2005

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2005 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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2005 Contact Source
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26 Feb Milton VT RANV @HS $5@8AM $10@6:30 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 W

27 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall $6@9 $20/T@8 Rick K2RB 516 526 6975 W

6 March Northhampton MA MTARA @SmithVoHS $5@9 $15/T@7Gary AA1UE 413 739 3511

19 Mar Pomfret CT ECARA @CommSch Rt101+169 $2@8 $10/TPaul KE1LI 860 928 2456 F+

26 Mar Lewiston ME AARC St Conv @Ramada $5@8 $8/T Rick N1WFO 207 784 1266 W

2,3 April Timonium MD GBARC @FG 6AM 800 HAM FEST F

2,3 April Watertown MA Photographica ~photo~ Ed Shaw 617 965 0807 +

3 April Framingham MA FARA @Walsh Sch $5@9 $20/T Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012

9 Ap Londonderry NH IRS @Lions Club $10@6 $3@8 Paul K1NL 603 883 3308 F

9 April Montreal PQ MARC @RCLegion $4@8:30 $8@7:30 James VE2VE 514 697 7205 W

9 Ap Norwich CT RANSON Auction @ Fire House Gary WT1SND 860 884 4218 A+

10 Ap Enfield CT VHF/UHF Conf @Radisson Mark K1MAP 413 566 2445

10 Ap Henniker NH CVRC @Comm School B@8 S@7 Jim NS1E 603 428 7436 A

10 April Unionvale NY MtBARC Colleen KC2HUT 845 497 3687 A+

16 April S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion Roger N1XP 207 671 0671 W

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

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

23 Ap Rochester NH GBRA 150 WakefieldSt @9AM $10/T Karen KB1KBE 207 698 1618 +

24 Ap Southington CT SARA @HS $5@9 $10@8:30 $18/T@6:30 Alex 860 214 3013 F

6,7 May Hopkinton NH HossTraders @FG x7 I89 Joe K1RQG 207 469 3492

14 May Goshen CT SoBARC @ FG Rte 63 $3@8 $10/T@6 Lee K1LEE 860 435 0051 +

15 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

20-22 May Dayton OH

21 May E Greenbush NY EGARA @FireHS $5@8 $10/T@6 Betty N2POS 518 785 0727 F+

28 May WashTownship NJ BARA @WestwoodHS $5@8 $15@6 Jim K2ZO 201 664 6725 F
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22 Oct Montreal PQ MSSARC $5@9 $10/T@6 Georges VE2GXE 450 922 8352 R+

4 Nov Feeding Hills MA HCRA Auction @CongCh @6:30PM Jim KK1W 413 245 3228

12 Nov E Falmouth MA FARA @KoC $3@9 $9/S@7 Jim WA1GPO 508 840 3021 T

3 Dec Windsor CT VintgeR Museum @8AM @115 Pierson Ln John 860 673 0518 W+
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owners, to the following WWW sites.

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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

Newington CT NARL http://www.narl.net/1.htm

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

Wallingford CT Nutmeg CT Conv http://www.nutmeghamfest.com

Windsor CT Vintage R Mus http://www.NationalCommunicationsMuseum.org/

Lewiston ME AARC http://www.mainearrl.org/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.northnet.org/nnyham/hamfest_flyer2004.htm

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/

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

Rensselaer NY E Greenbush ARA http://www.com-tech.org/EGARA.html

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

Rochester NY RARA http://www.rochesterhamfest.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

Halafax NS HARC http://www.halifax-arc.org/

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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USS Salem Scouting Schedule

USS Salem ARCJC Cunningham, W1AI writes:

I sent a message last week asking whether we should shut down the K1USN scouting program. The responses were quite underwhelming. I got responses from about 10 people, including 2 who actually volunteered to help with the scouts. We lost about 4 subscribers to the list as a result of my message.

Everyone – if you want to see this program continue, email me this week volunteering to help with one or more of the following sessions. If you really want to see the scouting program continue, also forward this message to other hams in Eastern Mass.

Saturday morning 5 March….(24 scouts expected) [1 volunteer so far; 1 more would be nice]

Saturday afternoon 5 March….(158 scouts expected) [1 volunteer so far; 3 more needed]

Saturday morning 12 March…(40 scouts expected) [2 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 12 March…..(154 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday morning 19 March…..(100 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 19 March……(164 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 26 March…..(24 scouts expected) [2 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 2 April…(215 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 9 April….(225 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 16 April….(85 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday morning 23 April….(50 scouts expected) [3 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 23 April……(155 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 30 April….(203 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 7 May…(170 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 14 May …(225 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 21 May…(225 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 4 June….(177 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

Saturday afternoon 11 June….(210 scouts expected) [4 volunteers needed]

All morning sessions are from 9:30am to 10:30am on Saturday. All afternoon sessions are from 3pm till 6pm on Saturday. Volunteers should plan on arriving 30 minutes early to help with setup, and staying a few minutes late to help with cleanup.

No experience is necessary. Our experienced volunteers will show you what needs to be done. There are jobs for no-code Techs and even unlicensed individuals!

Here’s the deal. This message is going out to almost 100 subscribers. If I get 30 or more person-session signups as a result of this message, I will assume that there is still interest in this program, and I will commit to acting as volunteer coordinator until June 30. If I do not, then I will resign as volunteer coordinator and shut down the program until such a time as someone else decides to start it up again.

Your response to this message determines whether we introduce 2656 scouts to amateur radio over the next 4 months, or shut down the K1USN scouting program.

You decide.

JC, W1AI
W1AI@hamtestonline.com

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Greg Richardson, N1QLS “Silent Key”

Greg Richardson, N1QLSDave Richards, WB1FYH writes:

Greg Richardson, N1QLS, who was a former Technical Coordinator for the Eastern MA ARRL section passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Greg was the Communications Supervisor for the Boston Fire Department and served on several public safety communications committees. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, N1VQY. Greg was an active member of the Mystic Valley Amateur Radio Group. He will be sorely missed.

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KY1N List of Volunteer Exams, 02/08/05

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
2/08/05
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
02/08/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
02/09/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
02/10/05 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
02/10/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
02/11/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
02/12/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
02/12/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
02/12/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
02/12/05 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
02/13/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
02/14/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
02/15/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
02/16/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
02/16/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
02/19/05 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
02/19/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
02/19/05 09:00 Tom Senerchia, KA1VAY West Warwick RI 401-822-2592
02/21/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
02/23/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
02/25/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
02/26/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
02/26/05 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
02/26/05 12:00 Mitch Stern, W1SJ Milton VT 802-879-6589
02/26/05 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-672-4035
02/28/05 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
03/03/05 19:30 *Steven Telsey, N1BDA Concord MA 978-369-7366
03/05/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
03/05/05 09:00 Francis D'auria, W1AD Rutland VT 802-775-3033
03/06/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
03/08/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
03/09/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
03/10/05 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
03/10/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
03/11/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
03/12/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
03/12/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
03/12/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
03/13/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
03/14/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
03/15/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
03/15/05 10:00 Edward Shekleton, K1ZE Pomfret CT 860-429-9837
03/16/05 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
03/16/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
03/17/05 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Norwood MA 508-339-1089
03/19/05 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
03/19/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
03/19/05 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-828-0248
03/21/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
03/23/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
03/23/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
03/25/05 18:00 *Mitch Stern, W1SJ Essex Junction VT 802-879-6589
03/25/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
03/26/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
03/26/05 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
03/26/05 12:30 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Lewiston ME 207-799-1116
03/26/05 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
04/02/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/02/05 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
04/03/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
04/08/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
04/09/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
04/09/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
04/09/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
04/09/05 10:10 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Winslow ME 207-495-3891
04/10/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
04/11/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
04/12/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
04/13/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
04/14/05 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
04/14/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
04/16/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
04/18/05 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
04/18/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
04/19/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
04/19/05 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
04/20/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
04/20/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
04/21/05 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
04/21/05 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
04/22/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
04/23/05 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
04/23/05 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
04/23/05 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
04/23/05 09:00 Tom Senerchia, KA1VAY West Warwick RI 401-822-2592
04/27/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
04/30/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
05/01/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
05/07/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
05/07/05 09:00 Bill Studley, AA1OC Hopkinton NH 603-424-2857
05/08/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
05/09/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
05/10/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
05/11/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
05/11/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
05/12/05 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
05/12/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
05/13/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
05/14/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
05/14/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
05/14/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
05/14/05 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
05/16/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
05/17/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
05/18/05 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
05/18/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
05/19/05 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
05/21/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
05/21/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
05/21/05 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
05/21/05 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-828-0248
05/23/05 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
05/25/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
05/27/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
06/04/05 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
06/04/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
06/04/05 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
06/05/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
06/08/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
06/09/05 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
06/10/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
06/11/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
06/11/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
06/12/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
06/13/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
06/16/05 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
06/18/05 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
06/18/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
06/18/05 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-672-4035
06/21/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
06/22/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
06/22/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
06/24/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
06/25/05 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
07/02/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
07/08/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
07/09/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
07/09/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
07/09/05 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Union ME 207-354-6853
07/10/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
07/11/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
07/14/05 19:00 Judy Nelson, KC1RI Providence RI 401-231-9156
07/19/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
07/20/05 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
07/20/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
07/21/05 19:30 Lou Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
07/22/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
07/23/05 12:00 +Neil Henden, AA1OA Danvers MA 978-777-1608
07/27/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535

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 2005 test session fee of $14.00
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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PART Members To Construct Satellite Antennas

Police ART logoMembers of the Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford are participating in a unique construction project at their monthly February meeting.

“We will be constructing hand held satellite antennas,” writes “Bo” Budinger, WA1QYM. “Allison, KB1GMX, has graciously constructed parts kits for these 2 meter/440 antennas. This antenna design is suitable for working several of the latest ham satellites using just a dual band walkie or a 2 meter and a 440 walkie. The cost for each antenna is $35.” According to Budinger, the antenna has three elements on 2 meters and 6 elements on UHF. The boom is 36 inches long.

Ten club members have signed up to participate in the kit building; a few kits remain available for those members who have not yet signed up.

The February PART meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday February 15 at the Westford Police Station. “All are invited to attend whether you’re constructing your own antenna or not,” says WA1QYM.

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Cape & Islands ARES Exercise, Feb. 12, 2005

Frank O’Laughlin, WQ1O writes on mass_races_ares_skywarn@yahoogroups.com:

There will be a Cape & Islands ARES Exercise this Saturday Feb. 12th from 10am-12pm. It is a rescheduled exercise that was postponed due to the Blizzard of 2005.

Several stations, including our primary field team will be using NVIS 40m at 7232khz +-10khz. A
secondary will be at 7275khz +-10khz. Any stations wishing to check in are welcome to do so. We will also be operating 6m, and will attempt to use the 6m MEMA RACES repeater and some possible SSB at 50.225mhz.

Our primary field site will be utilizing multiple bands/modes. Simultaneous operation will be conducted on 2m,6m,440,75m, and packet 145.010.

Thanks

73 Frank WQ1O
Cape & Islands ARES DEC

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Volunteers Requested: Kids At Risk Half Marathon/5K Run, Boston, March 13, 2005

Boston ARC logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

The Boston Police and the State Police are sponsoring a half marathon and a 5K run and walk to benefit the “Kids at Risk” programs. All events run concurrently with the start and finish at the World Trade Center in South Boston. They will be held on Sunday, 13 March, with hams reporting at 0900.

The sponsorship is of particular interest to us since it gives hams exposure to the police departments, letting them see the communication skills we use under critical situations.

Considering the short notice we were given for this new event, our prompt mobilization will also be observed.

While the final routes have not yet been authorized, the venue is expected to be in the Back Bay, downtown Boston, and Cambridge. Course aid stations, a mobile, and several shadows are expected. All stations should be closed by early afternoon (some sooner).

We should not miss this opportunity to show public agencies what we can do. Time is short and your help is needed. If you can lend a hand or you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Bob Salow, WA1IDA, at wa1ida@arrl.net or 508.650.9440.

—Thanks, Boston ARC The SPARC, February, 2005

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USS Salem Volunteers Needed, Feb. 12, 2005

USS Salem ARCJ.C. Cunningham, W1AI writes on K1USN@YahooGroups.com:

What if we had an opportunity to demonstrate amateur radio to 73 youngsters – the potential next generation of hams – and nobody showed up?

I still need volunteers for Saturday, 2/12/2005, from 3pm to 6pm, to demonstrate amateur radio to scouts visiting the USS Salem.

Please email me at W1AI@hamtestonline.com if you can help! If I do not have at least 3 more volunteers by Friday morning, I will be forced to cancel again! We’ve been doing that a lot recently! Let’s not let another group of scouts down this weekend!

No prior experience is necessary. We can train you!

Live too far away from Quincy, MA? You can still help! I’m looking for someone to take over the task of volunteer coordinator. No prior experience on the USS Salem is required. We can train you! All you need is reliability and good people skills!

JC
W1AI@hamtestonline.com

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BARC Presents Books to Everett Library

Boston ARC book presentation to Parlin LibraryBoston Amateur Radio Club leaders presented books about Amateur Radio to the Parlin Library in Everett on February 3.

“We wanted to show our support for the library and for appreciation of their courtesy in allowing our monthly business meetings for the past years,” commented Boston ARC President Eric Falkof, K1NUN.

Deb Abraham, Director of the Parlin Library, accepted the gift on behalf of the library.

The club holds its monthly business meetings at the Parlin Library, 410 Broadway, Everett, on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. BARC’s general meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at the Salvation Army building, 147 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Exercise Set for Saturday March 12th, 2005

An exercise for the Eastern Massachusetts Section has been scheduled for Saturday March 12th, 2005 from 10 AM-1 PM. All ARES teams across the section are urged to participate in the exercise. The scenario will be finalized and announced within the next couple of weeks.

Exercises are very important to an ARES organization particularly in a section like Eastern Massachusetts which rarely sees a major mobilization due to significant infrastructure loss over a wide area. Exercises have been the main-stay of the ARES organization in Eastern Massachusetts for several years and we look forward to your participation and cooperation.Further information on the exercise will follow in the next several weeks. If you have any immediate questions please contact me or your ARES DEC or EC. Look for further updates via email and on the ARES Web Site.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section 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
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Reminder: Monthly ARES Net After the RACES Nets–Monday February 7th

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section 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
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January Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net Report

The following is a report on the monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net that was held on January 3rd, 2005 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. 21 Amateurs, including the Net Control Station, were on frequency. The following were the check-ins:

1. KB1EKN-Mark-Hingham, Metro Boston DEC
2. K1BTH-Blake-Hull, Field Ops DEC
3. N1FLO-John-Attleboro, Sturdy ARES Emergency Coordinator
4. N1BDA-Steve-Concord, Middlesex County ARES DEC
5. K1EJ-Darrel-Chelmsford, Northern Middlesex ARES EC
6. KB1KTR-Kevin-North Billerica, Billerica ARES EC
7. W3EVE-Steve-Wrentham, Norfolk County ARES DEC
8. KA8SCP-Terry-Westford, Region I RACES Radio Officer
9. N1BE-Bob-Stow, Stow ARES Emergency Coordinator
10. WC1PLV/N1IV-Jim-Plainville, Plainville RACES
11. K1ZIK-Ed-Wilmington, Air Force MARS/Wilmington RACES/EMA
12. N1AEW-Ernie-Westford, Region I RACES Radio Operator
13. N1HY-Richard-Bedford, Bedford RACES
14. N1CPE-Tom-Framingham, Mass. State RACES Radio Officer
15. W1PLW-Ron-Marlboro, ARES
16. KB1BXQ-Bob-Wellesley, RACES Radio Officer
17. W1JMC-John-Acton, RACES Radio Officer
18. AA1VU-Marian-Cumberland, RI
19. KB1JLI-Mark-Peabody (Mobile)
20. W1ZSA-Roger-Walpole, Walpole RACES/EMA Director
21. W1AEC/KD1CY-Rob-South Dartmouth, Eastern Mass. ARES SEC (NCS)
Comments/Net Discussion:

Comments and Net Discussion were kicked off by Rob-KD1CY as Net Control. Rob discussed an upcoming ARES DEC Staff Meeting where training and exercise plans for the year were being finalized. Rob is looking forward to a great year for ARES that builds on the momentum gained for 2004 with the DNC and First Night mobilizations for the Red Cross. Rob also mentioned wanting to keep continued active involvement in SKYWARN and that the SKYWARN training schedule is also being worked on as well.

Mark-KB1EKN announced that the MEMA Training Calendar is no longer being published and for further information on training going forward, go to the MEMA web site at http://www.mass.gov/mema

Mark also mentioned ICS classes being run by MEMA in January and that all ARES and SKYWARN members should be prepared to activate for Winter Weather on your local ARES/RACES/SKYWARN repeater.

John-N1FLO mentioned that the 147.195 Attleboro Repeater is being worked on and that the 447.975 machine is now the repeater that the Sturdy Memorial ARES team is utilizing until the 147.195 Repeater is functional. To contact the Sturdy team directly, a liaison needs to be sent to the 440 Repeater. Work is ongoing on the 147.195 repeater. John also mentioned that the monthly ARES Net is a good way for ARES members to practice net control skills and would like to see different people running the ARES nets going forward.

K1ZIK-Ed, who is the Wilmington EMA Director and Air Force MARS Liaison, will be making an announcement to all personnel on the MARS nets to check into this ARES Net and get more involved in ARES in general.

W1JMC-John and KB1KTR-Kevin both mentioned wanting to do more utilization of digital modes. The ARES staff will take that information under advisement and try to work that into a future exercise.

All Amateurs on the air were pleased with having the ARES Net on the same night as the RACES Net and were looking forward to checking into the net next month.

The net ran from 8:30-9:30 PM and special thanks were given to the MMRA Repeater System for use of the linked system.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section 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
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