Technician License Class At Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC

SMHARC logoThe Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club will hold a Technician license class on January 7, 2006 followed by a review session and license exam on February 11, 2006. The course will utilize the ARRL’s “Now You’re Talking” course material. SMHARC members N1EZT, KB1KA, N1DPY and KB5TBB will teach the classes.

The second half of the session, held on February 11, will feature a review session followed immediately by the exams. N1FLO, W1TW and KC1N have volunteered to conduct the examinations. Both sessions will be held at Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Rice Webb Auditorium from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. A map and directions are available at http://www.w1smh.com/pages/SMH_Map.htm. Any participant passing the exam will be awarded a one-year free membership in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC.

–Thanks, SMHARC “Chirp ‘n Click eNEWS”

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W1AA To Activate Goat I., Rose I. Lighthouses 12/31/05

W1AA/Newport RI HarborRobert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV writes:

After a long dry spell of inactivity due to bad weather, we will be out and about again. It is a tough time of the year for activations in this part of the country but Don and I will do our best over the coming months. We have another 20 or so lights to activate in the coming year.

Don N1DT and I plan to activate two on Saturday, Dec. 31st for the Christmas Lights event:

Call sign to be used: W1AA

Goat Island/Newport Harbor Lighthouse – ARLHS USA 548 and Rose Island Lighthouse – ARLHS USA 703

Date: 31 December 2005 Op. time: approx 1230 to 1900 UTC [0730 AM to 2:00 PM EST]. Modes: SSB and CW Bands: 20 and 40 meters. Freqs: SSB: 14.270 ± 15 KHz; 7.270 ± QRM

CW: 14.035 ± 8 KHz; 7.035 ± QRM Depending on the 20 phone QRM we may have to work 15 and 17 meters also. Rig: ICOM IC-706 MK II G Antenna: Home Brew 40/20 Truck Mounted Vertical

We also have a packet station in the truck with a 4 el 2 Meter yagi and a 170 Watt amplfier so we can spot ourselves on the DX Summit packet cluster world wide. Watch the cluster for the spots. http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/hfdx25.html

There will be a digial photo QSL for each of the lights, remember to please include an SASE, no special envelopes required. Stateside QSL to W1AA CBA, and DX vis the bureau.

STATESIDE REMEMBER TO USE A 39 CENT STAMP ON THE ENVELOPE

Keep the Flame

Don N1DT #962 and Whitey K1VV #957 / W1AA

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Originating Third Party Message Traffic

“Trump’s Traffic Trilogy” – by Ed “FB” Trump, AL7N
“Getting down to the nitty-gritty of actually doing it.”

Special care is required when preparing written third party message traffic for transmission over the amateur NTS traffic networks. What is third party traffic?
The generally accepted definition is “written or voice traffic between the control operator of one amateur station (first party) and the control operator of another amateur station (second party) on behalf of another person (third party)”. Usually it amounts to short written noncommercial messages between people who are not necessarily amateur radio operators”.

The objective of the NTS is to cause these written messages to transit the system, word for word, character for character, and be able to be handled without alteration via any of the common modes of transmission currently in use such as CW, SSB, VHF-FM or PACTOR. It is important to reproduce the message at the far end of the system exactly as it was initially sent, regardless of mode transition en route.

The main source for any volume of such traffic is usually either of two occurrences.
1. An unplanned event, which forces people to use the Amateur NTS traffic networks due to failure or overload of normal regular commercial facilities or,
2. A planned event, such as a convention, fair or other public gathering that encourages use of the amateur traffic networks more or less as a novelty.
In either case, the average person will need help in composing their messages so they can be properly and expeditiously handled by the NTS network operators. This will be especially so with Health & Welfare traffic coming from disaster shelters in times of emergency.

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SEMARA Kids Day Operation, January 8, 2006

SEMARA logoRon Silvia, WB1HGA writes on SEMARA Members List:

On Sunday, January 8, from 1800Z to 2400Z at the [Southeastern MA Amateur Radio Association] radio room in South Darthmouth, MA.

Lets show the youth our hobby!

If you know grade school kids in your neighborhood, invite them (and their parents). Now is a wonderful opportunity to plant the seeds of ham radio. They will be speaking with their peers, exchanging favorite colors, names etc., via HF radios.

As always, there will be two HF stations ready to go.

We do need some ops to man the radios.

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Heavy Hitters Traffic Net Moves

I am proud to report that on Jan 01, 2006 the Heavy Hitters Traffic Net will be operating on the MMRA repeater system. I am very happy that the MMRA officials came forward and offered the use of their system for our nets. This will offer us a wider range of RF coverage with the hopes of getting more people interested.

The nets will be held at 2200 hrs Monday thru Friday. The list of repeaters involved are listed on the HHTN page on this site. The link is in the left column on this page under EMA Nets.

Remember to wait 2 seconds after keying to speak. This allows the links to come up so you will be heard.

I would like to thank the Boston Amateur Radio Club for the use of their Boston repeater for our net for the past year. It has been a great repeater and it is a great service to the radio community.

Hope you hear you on the nets.

Byron Piette K1YCQ
HHTN Net Manager

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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays to All!

Hello to all….

We are entering the very festive time of year of Christmas, New Year and important religious holidays for many over the course of next week. On behalf of the entire Eastern Massachusetts ARES staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a happy and festive holiday season to those celebrating important holidays that are coinciding with the Christmas season this year.

Eastern Massachusetts ARES continues to broaden its relationship with served agencies including the National Weather Service, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and local Emergency Management and ARES groups. We continue to have strong relations with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency through the efforts of Tom Kinahan-N1CPE, Massachusetts State RACES Radio Officer and Mike Nielsen-W1MPN, Eastern Massachusetts ARRL Section Manager. MEMA continues to work closely with us concerning the governor’s comments made in mid-November and continued progress is being made to recognize the capabilities of Amateur Radio and the executive state level and as more progress is made, we will report that to all of you.

Eastern Massachusetts ARES was very active this year with our Emergency Communications Workshop where we did a basic class in April in Ipswich and an advanced class in August in Attleboro. Cape Cod ARES has developed a Technical Workshop that was run for the first time ever on Cape Cod and is a huge addition to the training offered by our section for emergency
communications. All of this is additive to the ARECC classes that the ARRL offers.

We are working and will implement in January after further testing an ARES Online Application system that will allow us to have a database of all ARES operators in the section. This is thanks to the incredible hard work and effort of Phil McNamara-N1XTB who has worked for several months to create the online form and database. Further details on this exciting development
will follow in January.

We had several small-scale, localized but highly visible ARES activations in the past year. Cape Cod ARES was active with shelter operations for the
Blizzard of 2005 and for the recent nor’easter which brought hurricane force wind gusts and power outages for several days to their region. Eastern Massachusetts ARES supported the Whitman Amateur Radio Club and the Taunton Emergency Management Agency for shelter and EOC operations for the Whittenton Pond Dam crisis. Those operations lasted several days and prompted the ARRL to contact myself and Mike as SEC and SM of the section to determine what preparations were taking place in that area. The operation went very well and exemplified ARES and RACES cooperation along with the use of ARESMAT to support long duration operations for a localized event. SEMARA ARES and Cape Cod ARES both provided critical support to the operation.

We had several successful exercises including the June Hurricane Exercise which involved the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida via VoIP, the
Operation Atlas Boston Logan Airport Drill also in June and our Power Outage drill in mid November. These exercises allowed us to put in practice much of what we learn in our workshops as well as public service events. We also reorganized and put into place our monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net on the MMRA system on the RACES Net night, immediately following all the nets. While it can make for a long evening,. participation is strong as we’ve turned the RACES Net Night into an Emergency Communications Net night exemplifying the partnership ARES and RACES must have to be successful.

While we still have more work to do in creating depth in the ARES organization by recruitment and further training, the program remains very well organized and its a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of you as ARES members. On behalf of the Eastern Massachusetts ARES staff, we thank all of you for your support and wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New
Year, and a happy and festive holiday season to those celebrating holidays that coincide with the Christmas season.

Below is a note of thanks for the holiday for all those who have contributed in the ARES-SKYWARN program in Eastern Massachusetts. This message was sent
out to the SKYWARN email list as well:

We are entering the very festive time of year of Christmas, New Year and important religious holidays for many over the course of next week. On behalf of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, it is time to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a happy and festive holiday season to those celebrating important holidays that are coinciding with the Christmas season this year.

We’ve seen an extremely high level of weather activity this year. With the powerful nor’easters that were seen from January through May of this year including the Blizzard of 2005, to the severe weather outbreaks that occurred in August and other points this summer, to the October floods to the powerful short lived nor’easter in early December that produced hurricane force winds on Cape Cod and 7-17″ of snow across interior portions of Southern New England, the NWS Taunton SKYWARN program with the associated ARES and SKYWARN teams and non-Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters across the NWS Taunton County Warning Area have provided an invaluable service. Many areas lack the surface observations to help produce a forecast that will protect life and property. The National Weather Service in Taunton is blessed with all of you, highly trained SKYWARN Spotters and highly trained Amateur Radio SKYWARN Spotters who react and provide critical ground truth reports to protect life and property. Whether it is a severe thunderstorm in the summer, or a nor’easter in the winter, or spring and fall flooding and everything in between, all of you are there, and for that, the National Weather Service is thankful for your efforts.

We are looking forward to another year of working with all of you. We are planning a more extensive SKYWARN training plan for 2006 than 2005 and we will continue to work to expand the technologies in getting data into NWS through Amateur Radio and other means. We don’t know how active the 2006 year will be but we know that regardless of how active the next year will
be, all of you will be there to support the primary mission of SKYWARN and the National Weather Service to help protect life and property with precise ground truth reports of what is happening when severe weather strikes regardless of season.

I look forward to working with all of you through the remainder of 2005 and into 2006. Once again, I would like to wish each and everyone of you Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a happy and festive holiday season to those celebrating other important religious holidays this week. Take care and all the best to everyone of you!

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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Fessenden Special Event Operation, January 2006

Reginald FessendenA Marshfield amateur has announced plans for a special event operation commemorating the accomplishments of radio pioneer and inventor Reginald Fessenden. Dave Riley, AA1A and the Fessenden Amateur Radio Society (W1FRV) will operate from January 1 through January 31, 2006 from Brant Rock, MA for the 100th year commemoration of transoceanic 2-way communications on 18.075 14.055 10.118 7.055 MHz.

All who participate are encouraged to use a “/BO” suffix (Fessenden’s radio station “BO,” or “Big Ocean”) during the event.

“Fessenden lived in Marshfield from about 1905 to 1911 or so and had a most turbulent round of successes and failures with both the scientific and legal communities,” states Riley on his web site. “His most remarkable feat here was the world’s first radio broadcast on Christmas Eve, 1906 and again on New Year’s Eve, a week later.”

Participants may QSL via RAF.NESCO, Box 686, Brant Rock, MA 02020.

[See also: http://www.radiocom.net/Fessenden/.]

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Whitman ARC Assists At Winterfest

Whitman Winterfest 2005, photo_2Whitman Winterfest 2005, photo_1Members of the Whitman Amateur Radio Club provided communications support for the Town of Whitman Winterfest activities. Town citizens visited downtown Whitman to enjoy free ice cream and see tree lighting, wood- and ice-carving exhibits. Members of the Whitman Emergency Management Agency were also on-hand to assist, using handheld General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) transceivers.

Club members included N1FRE, N1SON and KB1MTW along with Bob Graves, who is studying for his Technician license.

Shown: ice sculpture; Ed Meehan (left), N1NTZ and Frank Hayes, N1OGP at the Whitman Emergency Operations Center. Photos courtesy Whitman ARC Spectrum, December 2005

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Heavy Hitters Traffic Net To QSY To MMRA Network

leftleftBob DeMattia, K1IW, MMRA President writes:

Effective January 1, 2006, the Heavy Hitters Traffic Net, which is a National Traffic System affiliated net for passing formal written messages between hams and non-hams, will be operating nightly at 10PM on the Minuteman Repeater Association network. Their nets generally run about 30 minutes. The following repeaters will automatically link at 9:50 pm:

146.61, 146.67, 146.715, 146.820, 147.270, and all 222 and 440 repeaters.

The repeaters will return to their normal state at 11:50pm. On Tuesdays, the repeaters will link as they always have at 7:50 pm for the TIOS net, but will remain linked until 11:50pm.

Note that the 146.790 repeater in Weston will NOT link for HHTN, so it will remain on the previous schedule of 7:50 pm link, 9:50 pm unlink on Tuesdays only.

Although the net will not begin until January 1st, the scheduler setpoints have been programmed and the automatic linking will begin starting this evening. This gives us a week and one half to make sure
everything is running smoothly.

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Eastern MA ARES, SKYWARN Efforts Acknowledged on ARRLWeb

EMA ARES logoSKYWARN logoEastern MA ARES and SKYWARN members received a nice write-up on the ARRL national website describing their efforts in the wake of last week’s nor’easter in which “near-blizzard conditions and high winds” prompted ARES and SKYWARN teams to activate in Eastern Massachusetts on December 9.

The article quotes Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY describing the damage caused by the storm. Macedo acknowledged the superb communications efforts put forth by several dozen Amateurs throughout the region.

“The quick-hitting nature of the storm tested the ability of Eastern Massachusetts ARES and SKYWARN to react quickly to a rapidly intensifying winter storm that brought hurricane force winds and near blizzard conditions to the region,” said KD1CY.

The full story can be viewed at http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/12/15/2/?nc=1.

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Eastern MA ARES, SKYWARN Efforts Acknowledged on ARRLWeb

EMA ARES logoSKYWARN logoEastern MA ARES and SKYWARN members received a nice write-up on the ARRL national website describing their efforts in the wake of last week’s nor’easter in which “near-blizzard conditions and high winds” prompted ARES and SKYWARN teams to activate in Eastern Massachusetts on December 9.

The article quotes Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY describing the damage caused by the storm. Macedo acknowledged the superb communications efforts put forth by several dozen Amateurs throughout the region.

“The quick-hitting nature of the storm tested the ability of Eastern Massachusetts ARES and SKYWARN to react quickly to a rapidly intensifying winter storm that brought hurricane force winds and near blizzard conditions to the region,” said KD1CY.

The full story can be viewed at http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/12/15/2/?nc=1.

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Framingham ARA To Operate In ARRL Kids Day

Framingham ARA logoSumner Weisman, W1VIV writes on FraminghamARA-L:

There has been lots of talk among [Framingham Amateur Radio Association] members about how we need to attract more young people to our radio club. Here is one way to do it.

ARRL Kid’s Day is coming Sunday afternoon, January 8th. I will be at the FARA shack, operating the rig, from 1 to 5pm. My 9-year-old grandson Tim will be there also.

Last year we did it at my QTH, but this year I would like to invite other parents and grandparents to the FARA shack, with their kids and grandkids. We will put the kids on the air, talking to other kids around the country. We hope that it will help to develop an interest in pursuing a ham license in the future. You can read more about Kid’s Day on the ARRL website.

Please e-mail or call 508-877-1565 and let me know if you are coming. If you can bring some refreshments to share, that would be great. (Cookies, brownies, soda, etc.)

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K1XM, KQ1F Highlighted In Globe West Column

Paul Young, K1XM and Charlotte Richardson, KQ1F were featured in the December 4, 2005 Boston Globe West “People” column. The chatty article describes the Hudson couple’s DXpeditions and contesting efforts over the years to places like Sao Tome and Principe, Malaysia, and Bermuda. KQ1F was quoted, saying Massachusetts travel agents have stopped returning their calls: “They told us that we have too many unusual requirements.”

The article also included the URLs for the ARRL web site, and the Eastern MA ARRL site.

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Townsend Middle School Makes ARISS Contact!

ARISS crew at Hawthorne Brook School in TownsendMembers of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club helped facilitate a contact between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and youths at the Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend, Massachusetts on November 29.

Shown here: Marilyn Richardson, N1CSH (left) and her twenty student ARISS participants. KD1LE photo

[See also: ARRL Web, ARISS release, The Community Journal: “Hawthorne Brook Middle School makes contact”, Nashoba Valley ARC newsletter]

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Kuss Middle School ARISS Project Featured In Providence Journal

ARISS logoParticipants in the Kuss Middle School’s Amateur Radio on International Space Station (ARISS) project received positive PR in a recent Providence (R.I.) Journal story entitled “Kuss Middle School students will talk directly to International Space Station astronauts.”

According to the story, school officials have announced that students at the Fall River middle school will have their second opportunity in four months to talk directly to astronauts aboard the International Space Station on January 19, 2006.

Kuss Middle School’s science curriculum director, Pamela Tickle is quoted in the story, saying, “Fall River is one of the few communities across the country to host such an event and it’s the only school in Massachusetts that has ever hosted a [video] downlink.”

“Fall River Mayor Edward M. Lambert Jr. said the selection of Kuss shows ‘in this working-class community, there’s no reason why these kids can’t reach for the stars.'”

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Billerica ARS One-day Tech Class “A Great Success”

BARS logoThe Billerica Amateur Radio Society one-day Tech Class was “a great success,” according to BARS’ Bruce Anderson, W1LUS.

“Thirty-three signed up for the class and 23 people actually showed up. Nineteen of the 22 people passed the Technician test.” Anderson explains that one of the original 33 actually passed the exam before the class. “After reading the ARRL book “Now You’re Talking” she decided to try the exam before the class. She is now KB1MSV.”

The class participants are now all BARS members and Anderson hopes to see them at future BARS meetings. He also encourages club members to greet the “new faces” and welcome them into the club and to Elmer them.

W1LUS credits his fellow instructors for the class: WO1N, N1HTS, AA1VS, and K1TWF, in addition to assistance from KB1CIC and KB1DMO. He also acknowledges the VEs who conducted the examination at the conclusion of the class: WO1N, K1LJN, K1TWF, AA1VS, N1HY and N1HTS.

“It took a lot of work to administer 35 exam elements,” says Anderson. “It was a very long day for the students and the instructors, but well worth it. Now I remember why we only do this once a year.”

—Billerica ARS Newsletter, December 2005

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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 December is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for December is Monday December 5th, 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.

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
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KY1N List of New England Volunteer Exams – 12/2/05

                        The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
12/02/05
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
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 *Alan Shuman, N1FIK Manchester NH 603-487-3333
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
12/06/05 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Northampton MA 413-665-2211
12/06/05 19:00 Joel T Curneal, N1JEO Wallingford CT 203-634-4444
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 860-594-026512/11/05 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
12/12/05 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
12/12/05 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
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
01/07/06 09:00 Darryl Del Grosso, WA1DD New London CT 860-443-7799
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
01/09/06 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
01/10/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
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
02/13/06 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
02/14/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
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
03/13/06 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
03/14/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
03/15/06 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
03/16/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
03/18/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
03/18/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
03/18/06 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
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
04/08/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
04/09/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
04/10/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
04/12/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
04/13/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
04/14/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
04/15/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
04/19/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
04/20/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
04/22/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
04/26/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
04/28/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
05/06/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
05/06/06 09:00 Bill Studley, AA1OC Hopkinton NH 603-424-2857
05/08/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
05/10/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
05/11/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-231-6045
05/12/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
05/13/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
05/13/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
05/14/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
05/18/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
05/20/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
05/24/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
05/24/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
05/26/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
05/27/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015

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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LAFD + Ham Radio = An Exciting Opportunity

John Salmi, KB1MGI posts:

http://lafd.blogspot.com/2005/12/lafd-ham-radio-exciting-opportunity.html

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Los Angeles Fire Department has been chosen by the City’s Emergency Operations Organization to oversee its amateur radio program under the Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS) agreement with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

LAFD Auxiliary Communications Service (LAFD ACS) volunteers provide essential communications support to the Los Angeles Fire Department during disasters and at LAFD-supported public service events, such as the recent Hollywood Christmas Parade.

In a strong show of support for the program and evidence of its importance, Fire Chief William Bamattre has authorized the LAFD ACS to enroll up to 500 licensed radio amateurs (ham radio operators) to supplement the Department’s existing communications network as needed.

If you are a licensed radio amateur, we welcome you to join or support the efforts of the LAFD ACS, a local Fire Corps program.

Not a Ham?

The LAFD ACS has a mentoring program designed to assist members of our community who desire to become FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators. You can learn more by visiting the LAFD ACS website:

http://www.lafdacs.org

Submitted by Brian Humphrey (KG6IVD), Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

# posted by LAFD Media and Public Relations : 12/01/2005 03:07:00 PM

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