SITREP #1: Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane KatrinaEastern MA Section Manager Mike Neilsen, W1MPN writes:

Hello to all…

As many of you know, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast area with devastating results to the residents of New Orleans, Gulfport/Biloxi, MS, and Mobile, AL. As of this writing, the situation in the most of the area is grim. What are we to do? This is the subject of this note.

I will elaborate in this note, but here are the bullets:

…Get your information from the media. Their coverage is excellent and extensive. Refrain from crowding EchoLink and IRLP links for your own personal report. If you would like to volunteer to be a VoIP or HF NCS, please contact Rob, KD1CY, our SEC.

…Use our long standing Health & Welfare NTS system to get information on your relatives, or those of friends and neighbors. Remember, it will be very difficult to get a request TO your relatives. We are standing by to receive any word FROM impacted relatives and friends in the next days and weeks. Please contact Jim, N1LKJ, our STM, Rob, KD1CY, Mark, KB1EKN, our ASM, or me by email (preferred) or phone for assistance. All of our contact information is listed on our website http://ema.arrl.org . Further information appears below.

… If you want to volunteer to help in the impacted region, it is commendable but it has to done correctly. There are two avenues you can pursue as a ham. The first is to volunteer directly with agencies such as the American Red Cross (ARC) and Salvation Army, etc. They will give you further instructions. The other avenue is through EMA ARES. At this time, however, we have not received any request to activate or assist. If we receive a request for individuals to assist, we will pass that to you. In the meantime, DO NOT SELF ACTIVATE. Due to the dire circumstances in the area, we need to receive necessary clearances from local authorities before anyone can proceed into the area.

…If you are volunteering other talents, please contact appropriate agencies directly.

…This is an excellent time to explain the workings of amateur radio to your family, neighbors, and friends. Yesterday, many agencies there were relying on Amateur Radio after their normal communications paths had failed.I am taking the liberty of pass Rob’s message so all in the Section can see it. I apologize to many of you for the duplication.

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Hello to all….

Hurricane Katrina made three landfalls across the Northern US Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic damage as it affected Southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Southern Alabama. Katrina tore roofs off homes and caused wall damage, downed thousands of trees and power lines, totally destroyed some homes and caused 70-80% of the city of New Orleans to be under water as 2 levees were damaged. Communications infrastructure was also severely damaged. Katrina was a large hurricane that spread a path of hurricane force winds almost 150 miles inland and was a hurricane for 13 hours after landfall as it spread that damage of hurricane force winds inland.

There have been some inquires concerning contact into the affected area by people who have loved ones in those locations. Jim Palmer-KB1KQW, ARES Emergency Coordinator on the North Shore had one such request as did the President of the SEMARA Club, Don Manley-N1PMB.

I would strongly recommend formulating such traffic into a routine or Health & Welfare NTS traffic message. You can then pass this message through one of the local NTS traffic nets in Eastern Massachusetts. Information on Eastern Massachusetts traffic nets can be obtained at the Eastern Massachusetts NTS web site, located at the following link:

http://nts.ema.arrl.org

Please make sure to have the contact’s full name, address and phone number.
While phones maybe down and the person may not be at their home, that information maybe helpful to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to locate the person if they are in a shelter.

If you cannot get on one of the local NTS traffic nets, you can pass the traffic via Packet or you can send an email to our ARES EC for NTS liaison, Gil Follett-W1GMF or our Eastern Massachusetts ARRL Section Traffic Manager, Jim Ward-N1LKJ. They can also answer any questions that you may have as well. The email addresses for Gil and Jim are listed below:

N1LKJ-Jim Ward n1lkj@verizon.net
W1GMF-Gil Follett gilfollett@adelphia.net

Eastern Massachusetts ARES provided front-line support for WX4NHC, the National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida, for the VoIP Hurricane Net. The VoIP Hurricane Net connected a handful of EOC’s, served agencies, and spotters/Hams in the affected area of Hurricane Katrina. Connection was made with the Louisiana State EOC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, the Mobile, Alabama EOC, and a handful of Hams and Spotters in the affected area. Indirect contact was made with the NWS Forecast Office in Slidell, Louisiana which lost all communications except for Amateur Radio as winds reached 135 MPH and caused significant building damage to the office. Contact was also made with the ARRL Assistant Section Manager in Mississippi and the Louisiana ARES Section Emergency Coordinator.

An offer of assistance from Eastern Massachusetts ARES was made and maybe reiterated once a day’s worth of damage assessment is complete.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Amateur Radio Operators and citizens in the Northern US Gulf Coast who have suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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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If you want to help indirectly, cash donations made directly to reputable agencies such as the ARC are usually best. Please do not leave food and cloth stuffs at agency locations or at state agencies. Be wary of phone and email solicitations which will undoubtedly increase in the coming days and weeks.

God speed to those affected in the area. Thanks in advance for your help in this matter. 73,

/s/ Mike
Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN

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Hurricane Katrina Health & Welfare Traffic

Hurricane KatrinaEastern MA Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY writes:

Hurricane Katrina made three landfalls across the Northern US Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic damage as it affected Southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Southern Alabama. Katrina tore roofs off homes and caused wall damage, downed thousands of trees and power lines, totally destroyed some homes and caused 70-80% of the city of New Orleans to be under water as two levees were damaged. Communications infrastructure was also severely damaged. Katrina was a large hurricane that spread a path of hurricane force winds almost 150 miles inland and was a hurricane for 13 hours after landfall as it spread that damage of hurricane force winds inland.

There have been some inquiries concerning contact into the affected area by people who have loved ones in those locations. Jim Palmer, KB1KQW, ARES Emergency Coordinator on the North Shore, had one such request as did the President of the SEMARA club, Don Manley, N1PMB.

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Ice Ham — Ice Radio — Ice Cream!

WGBH Ice Cream FunfestBob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

The WGBH Ice Cream FunFest will be held on Saturday, 17 September 2005. For many years the Boston Amateur Radio Club has responded to their request for communications to assist and protect the 10000 expected visitors at the WGBH (Public TV and FM) annual Ice Cream FunFest. It is held outside their studios on Western Avenue in Brighton.

This year the weather WILL be better than last year. After all, how could it be any worse? Remarkably, in all that rain, the attendance last year was down but definitely not out.

To those who have participated in the past, I can assure you that your service received their greatest praise. To you and any newcomers, your help is needed even more this year to assist with crowd and parking management and emergency needs. Our operation begins at 0900 and should be over before 1400.

The area is compact enough to use 2-meter hand-helds on simplex. Helpful is an antenna better than the rubber duck that came with your radio, as well as battery capacity to last the day.

Not only is this a visible ham public service, but we (and all their visitors) get to sample the wares of the ELEVEN ice cream providers FREE. Eat all you can, but don’t get sick!

WGBH gives us some extra thanks by allowing BARC booth space to promote and demonstrate ham radio to the visitors of all ages. Every year this proves to be a great opportunity to introduce ham radio to the public. This date coincides with the ARRL designation of Public Awareness Day, so more materials are available. We plan to demonstrate Morse code to kids of all ages. In the past we have even stirred some dormant ham visitors back into operation. You can be of help here, too.

Time is short and your help is needed. For those who have not done much ham public service, this is an excellent opportunity to get familiar without much effort. Please contact me as quickly as possible. More details to follow. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Bob Salow, wa1ida@comcast.net

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Framingham ARA Extra Class, October 2005

FARA logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association will conduct Amateur Extra licensing classes at its radio club shack, located in the basement of the Danforth Museum on Lexington Street in Framingham.

According to FARA President Gordy Bello, K1GB, “Ed [Weiss, W1NXC] will run an Extra Class theory class at the shack the first three Saturdays in October.”

W1NXC received the prestigious ARRL Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award in 2003 for his years of selfless teaching and mentoring of Amateur Radio to the local community.

For further information, contact the Framingham Amateur Radio Association at P.O. Box 3005, Framingham, MA 01705-3005; e-mail: fara@fara.org, or call the club station at 508-879-8097.

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Head Of The Charles Assistance Requested

Head Of The Charles Regatta photoJeff Arnold, N1FWV writes:

I still need quite a bit of help for [the Head Of The Charles Regatta] Saturday and Sunday, both water and land positions. If you haven’t signed up yet, please contact me and let me know if you CAN or CAN NOT attend this year.

Would everyone please pass the work around to your ham radio clubs and newsletters. If you are available for one, two, or all three days we would love to have you.

The times are:

Friday, October 21 noon-6:30
Saturday, October 22 8am-6:30pm
Sunday, October 23 7am-5:30pm

Please send me your name, call sign, home address, phone, cell, day available, land or water station, jacket size.

Thanks in advance.
Jeff

Jeffrey Arnold
RWJeffA@comcast.net
N1FWV@amsat.org

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01/61 Marlboro Repeater Changes

MMRA logoBob DeMattia, K1IW writes:

The PL (subaudible) tone for the Marlborough 146.610 MMRA repeater has been changed to 100.0 Hz. This change is in preparation for the new 01/61 repeater which is scheduled to go live in Brookline later this week. If you wish to continue to use the 01/61 in the Marlborough location, you will need to program your radio’s PL tone to 100.0 Hz.

When this project is complete, there will be two MMRA repeaters on 146.61. The repeater at the Brookline location will be the primary repeater, with an MMRA standard tone of 146.2. The repeater in East Marlborough will continue to be available as a backup, using a tone of 100.0 Hz. When choosing to use one of these repeaters, kindly give a quick listen to be sure the frequency is not already in use.

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Whitman ARC To Operate Marshfield Fair Special Event, August 19-28

Whitman ARC logoThe Whitman Amateur Radio Club is once again coordinating a special event operation at the annual Marshfield Fair at the fairgounds on Route 3A in Marshfield on August 19-28, 2005. An antenna-raising party is scheduled for August 17.

Whitman ARC Vice President Bill Hayden, N1FRE has volunteered to coordinate the shift schedule. He invites all area hams to participate. To volunteer, email N1FRE at wf.hayden@verizon.net.

—Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, August 2005

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Nobska Lighthouse Activation on 8/20/05

Nobska LighthouseHenry Brown, K1WCC writes:

“[I] will be activating Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, with W1NOB” for the International Lighthouse Weekend operation.

W1NOB was activated for the first time during the 2002 International Lighthouse Weekend. The club call belongs to the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association.

[The first lighthouse on the site was built in 1828. In 1876, the original structure was replaced with a 42-foot high structure of cast iron shell lined with brick. The light was automated in 1985. The keeper’s house now serves as the quarters for the Commander, Coast Guard Group Woods Hole. The light has the distinction of appearing red from the east, due to a red section on the east side of the lantern house. This phenomenon warns ships away from the Hedge Fence and L’Hommedieu Shoals south of the Cape.

—courtesy rudyalicelighthouse.net]

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W1AA Nantucket Lightship Activation, 8/20

W1AA/Nantucket QSLN1DT and K1VV plan to activate Nantucket Lightship II WLV613 ARLHS USA 524 under the call W1AA on Saturday, August 20, 2005 from 11:00 UTC (7:00 AM EDT) until 19:00 UTC (3:00 PM EDT) during the International Lighthouse Weekend operation.

“We will operate on 40 and 20 meters CW and SSB–on 7035.0 14035.0 CW, and 7270.0 14270.0 on SSB. The frequencies are plus or minus QRM. CW will be on the half hour,” writes Robert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV.

Doherty notes that they’ll have a packet station in the truck and can spot themselves on the worldwide DX packet cluster.

“We’ll also monitor IRLP node 4617 in Fairhaven on 145.490 CTCSS 67.0 on the half hour,” adds K1VV.

DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE. A color photo QSL of the lightship will be furnished.

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New England Area Flea Markets, August 8, 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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13 Aug St Albans ME PARC @SnomobileCLB rt152 $5@8 George WA1JMM 207 965 8864 F

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

21 August Adams MA NoBARC @Bowe Field $10/S@6 $5@8 Al K1SAV 413 743 1619 W+

10 Sept BallstonSpa NY SCRACES fri6P $5+5/T+15cmp Darlene N2XQG 518 587 2385

10 Sept Windsor CT VintgeR Museum @6AM @33 Mechanics St John 860 673 0518 W+

10 Sept Windsor ME AARA @FG Rt32 Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 A

17 Sept Alexander ME SCVARC Skip KB1HCX 207 454 2156 A

17 Sept Forestdale RI RIFMRS @VFW rt146 8A flea+auct Rick K1KYI 401 725 7507

17 Sept Kirkland PQ WIARC @Arena $15/T@9 $5@10 Keith VE2MTL@rc.ca R+

18 Sept Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

18 Sept Newtown CT CARA @Town Hall Bill N1PJG 203 798 2831 A

24 Sept Drummondville PQ CRdeD $5@9 $15@7 Jacques VE2WJG 819 478 2847 W

25 Sept Bethpage NY LIMARC Rick K2RB 516 526 6975 A

2 Oct Queens NY HoSARC @9A Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 W

7,8 Oct Hopkinton NH HossTraders @FG x7 I89 Joe K1RQG 207 469 3492 W

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

8 Oct Lake Placid NY NNYARA $5+$10/T FriSetup Thomas WB2KLD 518 827 4852

9 Oct Wallingford CT Nutmeg Conv $20/sp $7@9 John N1GNV 203 440 4468 W

15 Oct Kingston NS GARC @GreenwoodComm Ctr $3@10 Guy VE1NC 902 825 6151 R

16 Oct Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

22 Oct Montreal PQ MSSARC $5@9 $10/T@6 Georges VE2GXE 450 922 8352 R

23 Oct Lindenhurst NY TOBARES @KoC $6@9 $25/T@7 Walter KA2RGI 631 957 0218 W
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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://hosarc.org/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

Drummondville PQ leCRdeD http://www.9bit.qc.ca/ve2crd/hamfest/index.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/

Summerside PEI SPARC http://www.summersidearc.com/fleamarket.htm +

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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Winn Brook HAMsters Join “The Big Project”

Winn Brook HAMstersCongratulations to Donna LaRoche, KB1LWY, and her Winn Brook School “HAMsters” for their recent affiliation with the ARRL’s Education and Technology Program–also known as “The Big Project.” The Belmont, Mass. school–along with three other schools across the country–joined the program, according to a recent article on ARRL Headquarters’ web site.

ETP Coordinator Mark Spencer, WA8SME is quoted in the article, saying “Winn Brook is getting ‘exceptionally strong support’ from the local ham community–something he considers essential to the success of an ETP school.”

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Long Island ARES Requests Contact with Eastern Mass ARES on HF For Drill

My apologies for the late notice but this information just came in over the last couple of days.

Long Island New York ARES/RACES has requested support on HF for stations to contact them during their ARES/RACES drill which will take place Saturday
August 13th from 10 AM-4 PM. After talking with their Emergency Coordinator, John Allocca, WB2LUA, ARES Emergency Coordinator/RACES Radio Officer for the
town of Huntington, NY, I told them for this drill, they could utilize 7245 KHz for 40 Meter comms. and they have designated 3993.5 for comms. later in
the day. Their request is for any ARES operators who are available tomorrow at 11 AM to check in with them on 7245 KHz. At that time, they will let everyone know when they will attempt to utilize 3993.5 Khz.

Details on their drill are at the following link:
http://www.hudson.arrl.org/nli/events.htm

If you are around Saturday Morning, please try to check into the drill and thanks to all for their continued support of ARES/RACES and SKYWARN.

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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KY1N List of New England Volunteer Exams, 08/11/05

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
8/11/05
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
08/11/05 17:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
08/11/05 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
08/11/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
08/12/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
08/13/05 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
08/13/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
08/13/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
08/13/05 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
08/14/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
08/15/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
08/16/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
08/17/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
08/18/05 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Norwood MA 508-339-1089
08/21/05 09:00 Thomas Jaworski, WA1MJE Adams MA 413-528-9002
08/22/05 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
08/24/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
08/24/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
08/26/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
08/27/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
08/27/05 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
08/27/05 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
09/03/05 10:00 Walter Styslo, KA1DFH Farmington CT 860-529-8474
09/08/05 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
09/08/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
09/09/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
09/10/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
09/10/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
09/10/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
09/10/05 12:30 Bill Crowley, K1NIT Windsor ME 207-623-9075
09/11/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
09/11/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
09/12/05 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
09/13/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
09/14/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
09/15/05 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Norwood MA 508-668-0858
09/17/05 09:00 Mike Breckinridge, N1JXP Alexander ME 207-454-8571
09/17/05 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Brookfield CT 203-438-0218
09/17/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
09/17/05 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
09/17/05 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-828-0248
09/19/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
09/20/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
09/21/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
09/21/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
09/23/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
09/24/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
09/24/05 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
09/24/05 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
09/24/05 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
09/24/05 09:00 Tom Senerchia, KA1VAY West Warwick RI 401-822-2592
09/27/05 19:00 Sean Sanderson, KD6MPY Townshend VT 413-695-5133
09/28/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
09/30/05 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
10/01/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
10/02/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
10/08/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
10/08/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
10/08/05 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Hopkinton NH 603-672-4035
10/08/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
10/08/05 10:10 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Winslow ME 207-495-3891
10/09/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
10/10/05 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
10/11/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
10/12/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
10/13/05 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
10/13/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
10/14/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
10/15/05 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
10/15/05 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
10/15/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
10/17/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
10/17/05 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Sunderland MA 413-665-2211
10/18/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
10/18/05 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
10/19/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
10/19/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
10/20/05 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Norwood MA 508-668-0858
10/22/05 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
10/26/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
10/28/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
10/29/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
10/29/05 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
11/05/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
11/06/05 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
11/08/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
11/09/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
11/10/05 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
11/10/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
11/11/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
11/12/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
11/12/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
11/12/05 12:00 Daniel Miller, K3UFG Newington CT 860-206-3379
11/12/05 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
11/13/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
11/14/05 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
11/15/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
11/16/05 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
11/16/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
11/17/05 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Norwood MA 508-668-0858
11/18/05 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
11/19/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
11/19/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
11/19/05 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-828-0248
11/21/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
11/23/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
11/23/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
11/25/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
11/26/05 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
11/26/05 09:00 Tom Senerchia, KA1VAY West Warwick RI 401-822-2592
11/28/05 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
12/03/05 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Brookfield CT 203-438-0218
12/03/05 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
12/03/05 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-672-4035
12/03/05 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
12/08/05 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
12/08/05 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
12/09/05 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
12/10/05 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
12/10/05 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
12/10/05 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
12/10/05 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
12/11/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
12/12/05 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
12/14/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
12/15/05 19:30 Richard Cantin, AA1TI Norwood MA 508-668-0858
12/17/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
12/20/05 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
12/21/05 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
12/23/05 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-592-4978
12/24/05 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
12/28/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
12/31/05 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
01/07/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
01/08/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
01/09/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
01/11/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
01/12/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
01/13/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
01/14/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
01/14/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121

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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USS Salem Radio Club K1USN QRT

USS Salem RC QSL card PRESS RELEASE
Sunday, August 07, 2005 Quincy, MA

Members of the USS Salem Radio Club were allowed to remove their radio equipment from onboard the Heavy Cruiser, USS Salem yesterday. An agreement was reached with United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum Board Chairman, James Sheets, six weeks after being denied access to their equipment by the current Executive Director.

Twenty-five club members from around the South Shore spent several hours dismantling, packing and removing their club station, K1USN, which had been onboard since 1997. During the past eight years club members had spent thousands of volunteer hours demonstrating Amateur Radio to several thousand visitors enabling many Scouts to speak with stations as far away as McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Club members also originated the International Museum Ships Weekend. This annual radio event takes place during mid July and has grown to include participation from more that 80 other Museum Ships from around the world. Radio Amateurs activate the radio rooms onboard to help bring much deserved recognition to these vessels, their crews and current volunteer staff. Some clubs will even transmit using original WWII vintage transmitters. The club was unable to participate during this year’s event.

Members of the Battleship New Jersey, NJ2BB, Radio Club, in Camden, NJ
( www.nj2bb.org/ ) have now volunteered to sponsor the International Museum Ships Weekend.

Club members would also activate the K1USN club station during Veterans Day, Memorial Day and other patriotic celebrations. Members also manned a display booth at the Marshfield Fair and had distributed USS Salem informational literature to operators throughout the world in addition to maintaining a club website ( www.qsl.net/k1usn ).

Terms of the agreement with the USNSM call for the club to relinquish use of the name “USS Salem”. The club will be renamed the K1USN Radio Club.

Information about future club activities can be obtained by contacting the Club Trustee at haroldpugh@verizon.net

Harold Pugh Trustee K1USN RADIO CLUB
78 Temple St.
Abington, MA 02351

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HRO Manufacturers Day August 13, 2005

Ham Radio Outlet is holding a “Manufacturers Day” at its 12 locations, including their Salem, New Hampshire store on August 13, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

According to a mailed flyer, the store says that representatives from Icom and other manufacturers will be on hand to demonstrate some of the latest ham radio gear. In addition, HRO will hold hourly prize drawings.

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Boston Triathlon Help Requested, Sept. 4, 2005

BARC logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes on barc-list:

“We have been asked again to support safety communications for the fifth annual Triathlon held in Boston. Formally known as the ‘The Boston Triathlon,’ the event is basically unchanged from last year.

For those who have done this event before, you know the road conditions call for our best support for the athletes. We need you again, and the Race Director has asked for even more ham help (that’s what happens when we are appreciated).

The triathlon consists of a swim in the harbor around the World Trade Center (WTC) in South Boston; bike from there through downtown Boston, Charlestown, across and around Cambridge, and back to the WTC; and run from the WTC into and around the Marine Industrial Park and finish at the WTC. Exhausting? Yes for the racers, no for us hams.

Date: Sunday, 4 September 2005
Ham start: 0600
Ham finish: 0930 to 1100

The ham start time is governed by road closures and access to the station locations. It is important to be at the assigned locations on time (even if you are the first one there) – the triathletes move very fast (I don’t know how they do it), so the course is occupied quickly.

Yes, I know it is the day before Labor Day. The upside is it starts early and ends early, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the long weekend. Your help is greatly needed to continue this as a superb event and to uphold our reputation for dependable support. Our assignments consist of monitoring hazardous and critical locations along the course, and the medical/support stations. As we did last year, we plan to use a 2-meter repeater and/or a 70-cm repeater. Hand-held with a good battery is the way to go.

If you can help, please contact me as soon as possible. I will email the assignments and more detail as soon as they are available. For most locations, you can go directly to your station.

Time is short, so please let me know quickly if you can help. If you reply from an email address other than the one best for you, let me know. Also, please send me a phone number. Parking should be available very close to each assignment. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks and 73,
Bob Salow, WA1IDA
508.650.9440
wa1ida@arrl.net

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
An additional note:

This is the first of the series of public service events for this fall which are coordinated by the Boston Amateur Radio Club. In the near future I will be sending you information about each. I hope you can help with all or some of these opportunities to demonstrate our skills to the community. Here is a summary of events coming up in the next few months:

** 17 September – WGBH Ice Cream FunFest – Logistics management, ham radio public awareness.

** 25 September – Boston Bike Festival – 15-, 25-, and 40-mile bike rides entirely in Boston.

** 9 October – BAA Half Marathon – 13.1 miles, 98% in Boston, 2% in Brookline.

– Bob

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YL Net Begins August 7, Scituate, RI Repeater

Debra Smith, W1GKE writes on BCRA-club list:

“Starting this Sunday August 7th from 7-8 pm W1GKE and KB1MNG will be hosting a YL net for all women. It will be held on the 146.760 Scituate repeater. Come join us for an hour of chat and fun.

“If you are licensed or unlicensed all women are invited to join. If you are unlicensed just ask your husband, father, uncle, or brother to let you go third party for an hour.

“We would like to have more women take the test to receive their Amateur Radio License. The YL net will be every Sunday from 7-8 pm.”

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Mass. ARES Net Today at 8:30 PM

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for August is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for August is today, Monday August 1st, 2005, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the RACES Nets earlier in the evening.

Make the first Monday of the month, “Emergency Communications Night” and check into your local RACES Net and then check into the ARES Net on the MMRA Repeater System. We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. Thanks to all for your continued participation!

We will have several interesting announcements for the net this evening and we look forward to everyone’s participation.

Thanks for your continued support of ARES!

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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New England Public Service List 7/31/05

       PSLIST                                                July 31, 2005

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 13 Pittsfield MA MA Red Ribbon Ride EJ KB1LNU 413-781-1143
to Whately ejmandigo413@aol.com
Aug 14 Princeton MA MA Red Ribbon Ride EJ KB1LNU 413-781-1143
ejmandigo413@aol.com
Aug 14 Stow MA MA Red Ribbon Ride EJ KB1LNU 413-781-1143
ejmandigo413@aol.com
Aug 21 N.Oxford MA Ride for Kids Wayne NH6XW 508-892-3521
or 508-735-0807 wayne.anderson@verizon.net
Oct 8 Pepperell MA Fall Soccer Tournament John KB1HDO 978-772-5406
to 10 kb1hdo@verizon.net
Oct 21 Cambridge MA Head of the Charles Regatta Jeff N1FWV
to 23 RWJeffA@comcast.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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