Whittenton Pond Dam On the Mill River In Taunton ARES/RACES SitRep #5

Hello to all….

….Whittenton Pond Dam Amateur Radio Shelter and EOC Operations Suspended at approximately 2 PM Friday Afternoon. Operations on the dam continues….
….Taunton Emergency Management Continues to Monitor the Situation and pumping and stabilizing operations on the dam continue….
….More rain is forecast for the Taunton area and its unclear if this will severely impact dam stablization operations….

At 2 PM Friday afternoon, the Whittenton Pond Dam Amateur Radio Shelter and EOC operations were suspended. Pumping and stablization operations on the dam continues and Taunton Emergency Management is monitoring those operations. At this time, more rain of 1-2″ with isolated 3″ amounts are forecasted for the Taunton area. Its not clear what these rains will do to operations on the dam and Taunton Emergency Management is monitoring the situation.

At this time, no further assistance is required for this event. A HUGE thank you goes out to Eastern Masaschusetts ARES operators, Brad Anselmo-N1VUF from SEMARA ARES, Steve Schwarm-W3EVE from Norfolk County ARES and Dan Howard-Cape Cod ARES for participating in operations with the Taunton Emergency Management Amateur Radio team of 12 Amateurs. Also, special thanks to Joe Serrilla-W1JOE from the Bridgewater ARES/RACES team, who provided a mattress to a needed evacuee in the shelter on Monday Evening. Also, special thanks to Taunton Emergency Management for their recognition of the importance in Amateur Radio in this operation and their coordination with Eastern Massachusetts ARES during this event.

Carl Aveni-N1FY, South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Bob Mims-WA1OEZ, Region II RACES Radio Officer and I will continue to monitor the incoming rain and any impact on the dam and the city of Taunton EOC and shelter operations.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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N1FRE Teaching Technician Class in Whitman

N1FRE teaching tech class study group at Whitman EOCBill Hayden, N1FRE is conducting a Technician Class study group at the Whitman Emergency Operation Center in the Whitman Fire Station on Wednesday nights. The students will be ready to take the Technician Class license test in November.

Of the nine students actively participating in the license study course, eight are graduates of the Whitman Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course conducted by the Town of Whitman last year.

(See also: Whitman Team Participates in Hurricane Drill)

—Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, October 2005

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Whittenton Pond Dam On the Mill River In Taunton ARES/RACES SitRep #4

Hello to all….

….Situation on the Whittenton Pond Dam Improving As Large Pumps from Hurricane Katrina are installed and running and pumping water out from the Mill River, relieving pressure on the Dam to allow for critical repairs before the next significant rain event….
….Amateurs Continue to be involved in shelter and EOC Operations in the city of Taunton with two relief operators sent from ARES this morning. The shelter maybe closed in the midday to early afternoon timeframe thus ending ARES/RACES Operations in the city of Taunton….
….ARES Operators and ARES SKYWARN Spotters Urged to Monitor Future Forecasts for significant rainfall late Saturday through Monday and possibly more rainfall in the Tuesday to Wednesday timeframe with moisture associated with Hurricane Wilma or its remnants….

The situation on the Whittenton Pond Dam is improving as large amounts of water are being pumped out of the Mill River with pumps used to pump out New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Some areas, specifically the downtown area of Taunton have been reopened, however, there are still about 18 streets closed in the city of Taunton. It is hoped that the remaining streets will be opened around the midday timeframe after coordination last night with Peter Ferreira-KB1LXG, Assistant Emergency Management Director for the city of Taunton.

Two relief operators have been sent in to the city of Taunton to assist with operations. Dan Howard-K1DYO from Cape Cod ARES and W3EVE-Steve Schwarm, Norfolk County ARES District Emergency Coordinator are deploying for 7 AM this morning. They understand the scope of the mission may change and that operations maybe shut down early or they could go through the afternoon. They are prepared to be flexible and adapt to the changing situation. They will be relieving Amateurs from the city of Taunton Emergency Management team who have been active for much of the week. Brad Anselmo-N1VUF from SEMARA (Southeast Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association) ARES provided relief operations during the midnight shift for both Wednesday and Thursday Mornings. The Taunton Emergency Management team has had 12 Hams active from their team and Amateurs from the Mansfield EOC/Sturdy Memorial team have been active as well as reported by Allan Cox-K1VQ through Carl Aveni-N1FY, South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator.

ARES Operators and ARES SKYWARN Spotters are preparing for another round of heavy rainfall late Saturday into Monday. Another 1-3″ of rain is possible in the region. If amounts do not get to the 4″ area, extensive renewed flooding is not expected but if rainfall reaches or exceeds 4″ of rain, more flooding problems will develop. We are also keeping an eye on Hurricane Wilma as remnants or moisture from Wilma could affect the region Tuesday into Wednesday and if it is significant, it could result in significant renewed flooding and that threat is being monitored as well.

The situation in Taunton continues to be monitored by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, Carl Aveni, South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator, and Bob Mims, WA1OEZ, MEMA Region II RACES Radio Officer. Further updates will be posted as needed and as time allows.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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Hams Sought For N. Attleborough Annual Santa Parade

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC logoBruce Alexander, KA1IG writes:

Yes, as the subject indicates, the North Attleborough Santa Parade is not far away. The Downtown Associates of North Attleborough, DANA, have again contacted me, to contact you, asking that we assist in staging this year’s Santa Parade. This year, as in years past, it will be held the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

The parade is due to step off at 3pm, and will travel down North Washington, to South Washington Streets. We are requested to be at the St. Mary’s parking lot between 1:30 and 2 pm. We should be clear by 3:45 pm.

We have assisted with this parade for many years, and it’s a fun event. We are truly appreciated, as DANA folks believe that we really run the parade, and I don’t tell them otherwise?

Room will be made for everyone, I would like at least 12 operators. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me by phone at (508) 643-0008, 447.975 MHz, or 147.195 MHz, ka1ig@verizon.net.

We always have a good time, even in the cold, sometimes snow, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Potential Dam Breach Threatens Taunton; Amateurs Respond

RACES logoEMA ARES logoA dozen Amateur Radio operators continue to be active in the City of Taunton due to the potential collapse of Whittenton Pond Dam on the Mill River in Taunton Massachusetts. There is the potential for further requests for ARES/RACES assistance within the Eastern Massachusetts section to deploy in small numbers.

The dam situation has stabilized to some extent but there remains a significant threat for the dam to breach and flood portions of the city of Taunton. After conditions on the dam got worse overnight, there has been no further degradation of the dam but there remains significant vibration of the dam and damage to wooden stanchion at the bottom is suspected with the wood structure totally rotted away providing a lack of support for the dam to hold up. It remains unclear whether the dam will collapse but a significant risk of the dam collapsing remains. [Full story]

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Whittenton Pond Dam On the Mill River In Taunton ARES/RACES SitRep #3

Hello to all….

….Amateur Radio Operators Continue to be Active in the city of Taunton due to the potential collapse of Whittenton Pond Dam on the Mill River in Taunton Massachusetts….
….SEMARA ARES To Send One Amateur To Support Overnight Operations. There is Potential for Further Requests for ARES/RACES Amateurs within the Eastern Massachusetts Section to Deploy in small numbers….
….Deployment is solely dependent on the Taunton Emergency Management and Taunton ARES/RACES leadership. Do NOT Self-Deploy. Await instructions from your ARES DEC, EC, or myself for any deployments that may be needed….

During the day today, the dam situation has stabilized to some extent but there remains a significant threat for the dam to breach and flood portions of the city of Taunton. After conditions on the dam got worse overnight, there has been no further degradation of the dam but there remains significant vibration of the dam and damage to wooden stanchion at the bottom is suspected with the wood structure totally rotted away providing a lack of support for the dam to hold up. It remains unclear whether the dam will collapse but a significant risk of the dam collapsing remains.

Amateur Radio Operators continue to support operations at the city of Taunton EOC and at the Taunton High School shelter. There are approximately 90-95 evacuees in the shelter. There are a total of 12 Amateurs assisting in the operation including the EMA Director and Assistant EMA Director who are both Amateurs. This was reported by Bruce Hayden, NI1X, Taunton RACES Radio Officer through Carl Aveni, N1FY, ARES District Emergency Coordinator for South Shore ARES. In addition, 5 Amateurs from the Bridgewater ARES Team have been monitoring the situation. As reported earlier, W1JOE-Joe Serilla donated a mattress to the effort on Monday Night and offered his skills as a communicator as well as a certified cook for the operation. SEMARA ARES monitored through the club station at W1AEC through the efforts of Chris Washburn-W1EAV who was requested to go to the club and monitor the situation for as long as possible.

Taunton Emergency Management requested a relief Ham to man the Taunton EOC for the Midnight shift. That request was funneled by Bruce Hayden-NI1X to Carl Aveni-N1FY. After conferring with Carl, Brad Anselmo-N1VUF from SEMARA ARES will be manning the EOC during the 3rd shift timeframe. This also means that there maybe a need for additional deployment of Hams from the various ARES teams in Eastern Massachusetts in small numbers. Remember the rules that Eastern Massachusetts ARES has regarding deployments, do NOT self-deploy and wait for instructions from your ARES, EC, DEC or myself for any deployments. Checks on availability may get sent to various ARES teams by ARES leadership over the next day or so pending the threat from the dam and future operations in the city of Taunton.

ARES and RACES leadership continue to monitor the situation through the efforts of Bob Mims-WA1OEZ, MEMA Region II RACES Radio Officer, Carl Aveni-N1FY, South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator and myself. Continued updates through these sitreps will be posted to keep everyone informed with ongoing operations as changes develop and time allows.
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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Whittenton Pond Dam On the Mill River In Taunton ARES/RACES SitRep #2

Hello to all….

….Amateur Radio Operators Continue to be Active in the city of Taunton due to the potential collapse of Whittenton Pond Dam on the Mill River in Taunton Massachusetts….
….Eastern Massachusetts ARES and Region II RACES Continues to monitor the situation….

The city of Taunton EOC and the Taunton High School shelter continue to be active in support of evacuees who have left their homes in the area near the Mill River in Taunton, Massachusetts. Amateur Radio Operators at the Taunton High School shelter and the Taunton EOC continued to be active throughout the night supporting shelter needs. The dam has continued to show signs of deterioration but has not failed as of yet. School has been cancelled in the city of Taunton and businesses in the downtown district have been closed. Road closures in Downtown Taunton have also occurred. A breach of the dam has not occurred as of yet. Operations continue on the 147.135-Taunton Repeater. N1UMJ-John, Bruce-NI1X, Carlos-WP4US, Don-KB1LXI along with other Amateurs of the city of Taunton continue to support operations. A complete list of Amateurs supporting the operation will be listed when a list is available. W1JOE-Joe from the Bridgewater ARES/RACES team left a mattress for an evacuee who needed it at the Taunton High School Shelter. Joe is also a certified cook and offered his services for the shelter in that capacity. The Bridgewater ARES/RACES team is preparing to back up the Taunton team as needed.

The latest information on this dam is contained in the NWS Taunton Massachusetts Flash Flood Warning statement. See the link below for the latest information:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus51.KBOX.html

Region II RACES Radio Officer, Bob Mims, WA1OEZ, South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Carl Aveni, N1FY, and Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, Rob Macedo, KD1CY are closely monitoring the situation in case additional support is needed. At this time, the Amateur Radio resources of the city of Taunton continue to handle the situation within their own resources. The situation will continue to be monitored and updates will be posted as needed.
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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Whittenton Pond Dam On the Mill River In Taunton ARES/RACES SitRep #1

Hello to all…

….Amateur Radio Operators have been activated in the City of Taunton due to the potential collapse of the Whittenton Pond Dam on the Mill River in Taunton Massachusetts….
….Eastern Massachusetts ARES and Region II RACES is monitoring the situation….

The city of Taunton EOC is activated along with one shelter to support evacuees who are being asked to leave an area that would be susceptible to flooding in the event of a potential collapse of the Whittenton Pond Dam on the Mill River in the city of Taunton. Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, Rob Macedo, KD1CY and Region II RACES Radio Offier, Bob Mims, WA1OEZ are monitoring the 147.135-Taunton Repeater. A Status Report has been sent by NI1X-Bruce Hayden to ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Carl Aveni-N1FY, who is also monitoring the situation.

Local officials have stated that the dam could potentially fail at anytime. For further information, please see the NWS Taunton Flash Flood Warning Statement at this link:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus51.KBOX.html

Right now, the local Amateur Radio resources in the city of Taunton have the situation under control. We will continue to monitor the situation in case further Amateur Radio resources are required.

Updates will be posted as required. Please monitor the web site and various email lists for these updates.
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 Area Flea Markets 10/16/05

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2005 P 1 of 2
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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

29 Oct Waterford CT TCARC Auction @OswegatchieSch@10 Tom WA@RYV 860 464 6555 +

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

5 Nov Londonderry NH IRS @Lions Club $10@7 $3@9 Paul K1NL 603 883 3308 F

Nov Framingham MA ** Cancelled ** see March 26 2006 Gordy K1GB +

12 Nov E Falmouth MA FARA @KoC $3@9 $9/S@7 Jim WA1GPO 508 548 6405 F

19,20 Nov Watertown MA Photographica ~photo~ Ed Shaw 617 965 0807 +

3 Dec Windsor CT VintgeR Museum @8AM @115 Pierson Ln John 860 673 0518 W
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18 Feb Marlborough MA AARC @IntermSch $20/T@7 $5@9 Ann KA1PON 508 481 4988 F+

25 Feb Milton VT RANV @HS $5@8AM $10@6:30 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 T

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

26 Mar Framingham MA FARA Gordy K1GB +

16 Apr Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 +
Third Sunday April thru October

5,6 May Hopkinton NH HossTraders @FG x7 I89 Joe K1RQG 207 469 3492 T+

21 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 +

2-4 June Rochester NY RARA @FG Harold K2HC 585 424 7184 A+

10-11 June Newington CT NARL @HS $20/T@5 $8@8:45 Dan K3UFG 860 206 3379 T+

18 June Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 +

20 Aug Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776 +
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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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Nashoba Valley ARC Assists Pepperell Soccer Tournament

Pepperell Soccer, Nashoba Valley ARCNashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club members conducted a health-and-safety net over the Columbus Day weekend for the Pepperell Annual Fall Classic Soccer Tournament.

Thirteen hams put in a combined 110 person-hours patrolling the soccer fields. According to one NVARC participant, “Saturday’s downpours proved a good test for our ability to shield our radio equipment from the elements… The weather was pretty miserable, but the kids clearly had fun playing in the mud, and the rain didn’t dampen their enthusiasm for the game.” Photo courtesy KD1SM.

—Thanks, NVARC Signal, October 2005

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Boston ARC Combines Ice Cream FunFest, Amateur Radio Awareness Day PR

Boston ARC logoSeven members of the Boston Amateur Radio Club combined public service with public relations during the annual WGBH Ice Cream FunFest on September 17, 2005. According to BARC Public Service Chairman Bob Salow, WA1IDA, “Visitor attendance was better than in the heavy rain last year, but still modest. But we hams were ready to manage communications for parking, crowd safety and staff coordination.”

BARC sponsored a booth for Amateur Radio Public Awareness Day to meet and greet the visitors. Many people, including kids, stopped by with interest in ham radio. The booth was equipped with a code oscillator and a Morse chart, and certificates were awarded to kids who could learn to send their names.

—Thanks, Boston ARC’s The SPARC, October 2005

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES SET Drill Saturday November 12th 10 AM-1 PM

Hello to all….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES will conduct the section wide ARES SET on Saturday November 12th from 10 AM-1 PM. By coincidence, this ARES Drill will take place on the same day as the New Hampshire and Vermont ARES SET’s so we may get some participation from neighboring sections.

Details on the drill scenario will follow in later updates but the scenario will be non-weather related and be based on an event that would have little or no advanced warning. Goals and objectives of the drill will be outlined in a subsequent update to be posted either this weekend or next weekend.

All ARES groups are requested to participate in the exercise. Amateurs involved in RACES are asked to participate as well.

We have not had an exercise since early June. This exercise will keep all emergency communicators in the section fresh and their protocols in communication current. I look forward to working with all of you on this exercise.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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PART Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween Eve

PART logoTerry Stader, KA8SCP writes:

As we have done for many years, [the Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford] will once again be providing a Pumpkin Patrol service to the Town of Westford. Many of you are veterans and others may be volunteering for the first time… which ever you are… thank you in advance for your help!

Pumpkin Patrol involves the use of Amateur Radio volunteers proving additional eyes and ears to the Town of Westford during the annual Trick or Treat event to observe and report any potential safety issues back to the PART Pumpkin Patrol Net Control Station which will be located at the Westford Police station. A report from one of our patrols will get handed off to the Westford PD Dispatcher and addressed by the Town’s public safety services. Our role is only to report what we see and provide input to our Town’s public safety officials.We normally require 5 – 8 radio operators that will patrol various geographical sections of town. Maps and a checklist of locations to watch will be provided when you check-in for your assignment. Check-in occurs at the Westford Police station where we record your call sign and your vehicle information. You do NOT need to be a resident of the Town of Westford to volunteer, but a basic familiarity to the town’s roads is a plus!

The normal time for Trick or Treaters is 6 PM until 8 PM. Our activities have been varied over the years, but we normally will run the operation from 5:30 PM until 10:00 – 11:00 PM. If the weather is lousy, the net closure time will be adjusted accordingly. We try and accommodate every individuals schedule… we have run with 2 shifts in the past… an early and a late shift. We will accept your offer to assist at any time throughout the course of the evening.

The plans are to use the PART 2 meter WB1GOF repeater on 146.955 (PL 74.4) for the entire event. So all a volunteer needs is a radio capable of operating on that frequency. A vehicle will help too… but if you don’t drive and want to ride shotgun with another ham, that can be accommodated as well.

Feel free to drop me a note with any questions and/or if you would like to volunteer. Pass this along to others who may be interested.

Terry M. Stader
MEMA Region 1 Communications/RACES Officer
President, The Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford, MA – WB1GOF
(978) 692-2069 Home
(508) 397-4142 Work Cell
(508) 303-4370 Work
(978) 490-8150 Nextel
180*262823*22 Nextel D/C
(508) 899-9075 Arch Pager

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SEMARA QRV For FISTS Fall Sprint Oct. 8, 2005

FISTS keyThe Southeastern MA Amateur Radio Association plans to operate in the FISTS Fall Sprint from 1700 UTC until 2100 UTC on Saturday, October 8, 2005.

“We are a FISTS member,” writes Ron Silvia, WB1HGA. Silvia and company will be ready with two stations for the event. “We need operators. Speed is not a requirement–only the desire to have a good time.”

SEMARA operated in an earlier FISTS on-air event in February, 2005, logging contacts across the US and Canada.

FISTS is the International Morse Preservation Society, offering nets, “code buddies”, a QSL bureau and merchandising of clothing sporting pro-CW messages.

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Southern New England Weather Conference/Festival Needs Hams!

Clay Center, BrooklineBill Mc Ininch, Jr., KA1MOM writes:

In four weeks, on Saturday Nov 5, the Clay Science Center at Dexter and Southfield Schools in Brookline will be hosting the National Weather Service’s Annual Weather Conference. (Details at http://www.sneweatherconf.org/index.shtml and http://www.claycenter.org/weatherfest.)

This event typically draws a crowd of several hundred weather science enthusiasts and Weatherfest family attendees. There will be weather-related vendors, displays, and gift-sales tables, as well as a program of lectures.

Volunteers are needed to run a ham radio display to promote ham radio to kids and families. You can promote your own clubs at the same time. The attendees come from all over greater Boston, including Walpole, Norwood, north and south shores, etc. I would love to have a special table promoting SKYWARN.

If you are available, call Bob Phinney, K5TEC, at 617-454-2718 or e-mail bphinney@dexter.org.

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Billerica ARS Sponsors “Yankee Doodle Day” Exhibit

Billerica ARS Yankee Doodle Day operation, 2005Members of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society set up a very successful Amateur Radio station exhibit for the Town of Billerica’s “Yankee Doodle Day” at the Billerica Memorial High School on September 17, 2005.

The group set up an “impressive antenna array” consisting of a 40M dipole and verticals for VHF and 17 meters.

According to BARS Newsletter Editor Ken Caruso, WO1N, the crowds consisted of many hams as well as the general public. “What was unusual this year was the number of hams that stopped by and introduced themselves–lots of former BARS members and some new faces, too.”

According to Caruso, always a highlight with the kids was the Morse code sending exhibit. Thirty youngsters earned certificates proclaiming their exposure to and interest in CW by sending their name in code while the hams copied what they sent. “The look of surprise on their faces when we were able to guess their name from what they sent was worth a million bucks!” remarked WO1N.

The Yankee Doodle Day operation made some 40 contacts on the high frequency bands. In addition, NF1A demonstrated VHF packet and internet 802.11b connectivity. BARS plans to mail stylish certificates to stations with whom contacts were made.

“We’re looking for someone with a bit more artistic ability to punch up some of our displays and signs for next year’s [Yankee Doodle Day operation], but we have the process, site location and interest for next year,” adds Caruso.

Pictured (l-r): Dick Eastman, K1OJH; Ken Caruso, WO1N.

—Thanks, Billerica ARS Newsletter, October, 2005

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KY1N List of New England Volunteer Exams, Oct. 5, 2005

                        The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
10/05/05
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
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 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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
10/11/05 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
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 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
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 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
10/20/05 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
10/22/05 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
10/22/05 08:30 Thomas Jaworski, WA1MJE Pittsfield MA 413-528-9002
10/26/05 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
10/27/05 19:30 *Steven Telsey, N1BDA Concord MA 978-369-7366
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 15:00 George Rinalducci, KB1KBC Greenland NH 603-474-5166
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
11/05/05 09:00 Darryl Del Grosso, WA1DD New London CT 860-443-7799
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 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
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 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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
11/16/05 19:00 Sean Sanderson, KD6MPY Townshend VT 413-695-5133
11/17/05 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC 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 *George Allen, N1NBQ Nantucket MA 508-228-2065
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 413-575-2950
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
12/10/05 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
12/10/05 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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
12/13/05 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
12/14/05 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
12/15/05 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
12/17/05 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
12/17/05 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
12/19/05 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
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
12/21/05 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
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 401-231-6045
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
01/18/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
01/19/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
01/21/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
01/21/06 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
01/25/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
01/27/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
01/28/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
02/04/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
02/08/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
02/09/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
02/10/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
02/11/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
02/11/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
02/12/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
02/13/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
02/15/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
02/16/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
02/18/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
02/22/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
02/24/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
02/24/06 09:00 Mitch Stern, W1SJ Milton VT 802-879-6589
02/25/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
02/25/06 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
03/04/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
03/08/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
03/09/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
03/10/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
03/11/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
03/11/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
03/12/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
03/13/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
03/16/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
03/18/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
03/22/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
03/22/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
03/24/06 18:00 *Mitch Stern, W1SJ Essex Junction VT 802-879-6589
03/24/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
03/25/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
04/01/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/08/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400

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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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net Tonight at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater System

Hello to all….

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for October is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for October is Monday October 3rd, 2005, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the RACES Nets earlier in the evening.

Make tonight, “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. Updates will be posted via email and on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Web Site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org

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 1 1 1

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