MEMA Incident Command Training Classes

Mass EMA logoTom Kinahan, N1CPE writes on mras_general:

I’ve found that MEMA is now offering ICS-200 Incident Command training classes on weekends. The next one is scheduled for January 14 and 21, 2006 (consecutive Saturdays).

I’m working to get more details, but this is a great opportunity to get Incident Command training for hams and other volunteers like ourselves without taking time from our normal jobs.

See the MEMA training website at: […]

Apparently, they’ve offered Saturday ICS200 training in September and October with not enough takers to hold the class. Help us fill this class with hams so that they will offer more training classes on weekends!

W1P Special Event Operation Commemorates Steamship Portland Sinking

KM1CC QSL cardMembers of the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club (KM1CC) will operate special event station W1P commemorating the 107th anniversary of the sinking of the Steamship Portland on November 25, 2005 from 1400 until 2200 UTC. Look for W1P on the following frequencies (Mhz): 7.050, 14.050, 7.260, 14.260.

The station will be located in the Province Lands Visitor’s Center, in Provincetown, MA. The operation is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the National Park Service. Visitors are welcome.

Stations who contact W1P may QSL with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club KM1CC
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

While on a regularly scheduled overnight trip from Boston to her namesake city, in Maine, the Portland sank in the waters between Cape Ann and Cape Cod during a fierce November northeaster. Over 190 people lost their lives in the greatest tragedy of the storm, which came to be known as the Portland Gale. Debris from the Portland washed up on Cape Cod beaches, and some items may still be found in local homes and museums. Today, the shipwreck lies within the boundary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

For further information, contact Henry Brown, K1WCC at 508-540-0753 or email

Falmouth ARA Assists In 2005 Cape Cod Marathon

Falmouth Track Club logoMembers of the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association provided communications for the 28th Annual Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth on October 30-31, 2005.

According to the FARA ham organizers, the event “came off very well, with special thanks to all who participated.” They especially credit Jan Carman, K5MA, of West Falmouth, who was “up on his tower in the cold and rain on Saturday mounting antennas for an APRS digipeater to be used during the race.”

Sponsored by the Falmouth Track Club, the Cape Cod Marathon has been dubbed “one of the ten most scenic marathons” in America. It attracts upwards of 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities from the U.S., Canada, and five foreign countries.

Framingham ARA Graduates Extras; New Tech Class Coming In March

Framingham ARA logoGordy Bello, K1GB writes on FraminghamARA-L:

At a VE session held (on 10/29) at the shack, four people passed their Extra Class exams, due in large part to Ed’s W1NXC Extra “Crash” Course. [See Framingham ARA Extra Class, October 2005.] They are: Rick Groleau W1GRO, Kile James WB2PID, Ralph Devlin N1LAH, and Dave Marino KE1DJ. Congrats to all!

Ed is also planning to hold his highly acclaimed “License in a Weekend” on March 17, 18 and 19. If you know of anyone interested in getting their Technician ticket, please let them know.

New England Area Flea Markets, 10/31/05

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MEMA Region II-Bridgewater Looking for Operators

Hello to all….

MEMA Region II-Bridgewater Headquarters is looking for additional Amateur Radio Operators to staff their facility during the Monthly ARES/RACES Net which is on the first Monday of each month except when there is a legal holiday on the first Monday. When a legal holiday is on the first Monday, the net is moved to the second Monday of the month. Bob Mims-WA1OEZ writes the following:

The Region II MEMA Team in Bridgewater is looking for amateur volunteers interested in emergency communications to join our team. During an emergency the Region II Headquarters in Bridgewater serves as the focal point for Southeastern Mass., Cape Cod and the Islands. We also conduct the monthly RACES Training Nets for Region II. We are looking for a few operators to bring our team up to the proper number of trained operators.

Anyone interested should contact Bob Mims, WA1OEZ, Region II Radio Officer, either via e-mail to, or by phone at 508-823-7443 evenings. Please cc Rob Macedo-KD1CY at if you express interest to Bob in becoming a MEMA Region II Operator. 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)
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