KB1NAY School Club Round-Up Schedule

I am here to tell you that the CHSARC (KB1NAY) will be operating in the ARRL School Club Round-up! Our schedule is:

Monday 2/13/06 – 2:00-3:30 pm
Tuesday 2/14/06 – 2:00-3:00 pm
Wenesday 2/15/06 – 2:00-3:00 pm
thurday 2/16/06 – 2:00-3:00 pm
Friday 2/17/06 – 2:00-3:30 pm

We are mainly on 20M SSB around 14.249 MHz + or – but look for us elseware if you cannot find us since we may be elsewhere. During school at around 10am I will usually get on CW during lunch on 20M and around 11:30 am. Brent (KB1LQD) will as well. All of us will operate under the KB1NAY club call sign. We do have the possibility of moving to 40M but have not done it so far.
We are using a Kenwood TS-440S, 100 Watts into a Hamstick dipole up about 20 feet on a homebrew PVC telescopic mast. For the contest we can only use one radio so we decided to use this rig owned personally by us (KB1LQC, KB1LQD, KB1MGI).

After the first day today (Monday, we made about 39 or 40 contacts, the first contact was with Russia! We have talked to about 15 different states, four countries including Russia, Germany, Croatia, and Canada. We have also talked to four other schools and hope to talk to many more. Mr. Steeves (KB1MKW) did get one of his physics classes on, all of which had never even heard of Amateur Radio and they were very enthused. They made a total of five contacts in their operating time–one of which was DX! All of them were very excited to get on the radio and asked if they could do it tomorrow! I even had a few kids from that class come up to me later in the day expressing how much fun it was to talk on the radio!

Well, we hope to talk to you soon and have many kids talk on the air as well. Thanks for the excuse to get as many kids on the are as we can (especially during school, hi hi!). We hope to get more students involved with amateur radio, and this seems to be one of the ticket for the ride!

Thanks es 73’s
Bryce Salmi
KB1LQC
Co-Founder KB1NAY
KB1LQC@ARRL.NET

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AMATEUR RADIO’S ROLE GETS FAVORABLE MENTION

NEWINGTON, CT, Feb 17, 2006–The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), the Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) and the HF digital e-mail system Winlink 2000 all got positive mentions in a post-Katrina report from the US House of Representatives. US Rep Tom Davis (R-VA) chaired the panel. References to ARES, MARS and Winlink appear in “A Failure of Initiative”–the final report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to investigate the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina.

“LIKE all levels of government,” the 364-page report notes, the National Communication System (NCS), “was not able to address all aspects of the damage to the communications infrastructure of the Gulf States.”

MARS was cited for its role as part of the Shared Resources High Frequency Radio Program (SHARES), an emergency federal communication system put into play when other resources are unavailable. The report says that “within days” of Katrina’s landfall, NCS called upon more than 430 SHARES stations across the US to, among other things, assist first responders conducting search-and-rescue missions by relaying information to government agencies, by relaying logistical and operational information among FEMA EOCs in Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana, and by handling health-and-welfare messages between volunteer agencies in Georgia and the American Red Cross national headquarters.

“ADDITIONALLY, the NCS coordinated the frequencies used by the nearly 1000 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers across the nation who served in the Katrina stricken area providing communications for government agencies, the Red Cross and The Salvation Army,” the report continued. “Emergency communications were conducted not only by voice, but also by high-speed data transmissions using state-of-the art digital communications software known as Winlink.”

THE report further noted, “In Mississippi, FEMA dispatched Amateur Radio operators to hospitals, evacuation centers, and county EOCs to send emergency messaging 24 hours per day. It further cited comments from Bay St Louis Mayor Edward A. “Eddie” Favre that Amateur Radio operators “were especially helpful in maintaining situational awareness and relaying Red Cross messages to and from the Hancock County (Mississippi) EOC.”

ACCORDING to the report, radio amateurs at airports in Texas and Louisiana “tracked evacuees and notified families of their whereabouts,” while the Red Cross “deployed Amateur Radio volunteers at its 250 shelters and feeding stations, principally in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.”

THE Salvation Army, the report pointed out, operates its own system of Amateur Radio volunteers known as SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network). “During the Hurricane Katrina response and recovery effort, SATERN joined forces with the SHARES program and received over 48,000 requests for emergency communications assistance utilizing federal frequencies made available via the SHARES program,” the report noted.

“THE extent of destruction and damage to the communications infrastructure and services caused by Katrina exceeded that of any other natural disaster experienced by the Gulf Coast states,” the report concluded. “Simply put, Katrina’s devastation overwhelmed government resources at all levels.”

“A Failure of Initiative” asserted that the loss of power and the failure at various levels of government “to adequately prepare for the ensuing and inevitable loss of communications” hindered the hurricane response “by compromising situational awareness and command and control operations.”

“DESPITE the devastation left by Katrina, this needn’t have been the case,” the report stressed. “Catastrophic disasters may have some unpredictable consequences, but losing power and the dependent communications systems after a hurricane should not be one of them.”

The full report is available at: http://katrina.house.gov/

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A message from your PIC

The 2006 edition of the “Swiss Army Knife for PIOs” is here. To reduce mailing costs, please get together with your Section PIC Ron Wood, W1PLW and let me know if you want one. I will be placing an order shortly. I can be reached at w1plw@aol.com or by calling 508-481-0272.

Does your club have someone who handles the public Information for your club? Would you like to have someone do it but don’t know how to get it started? Let me know and I will work with your club or public information person.

This past year we have gotten some great publicity and some not so good. Let’s all work together to send out a positive image of Amateur Radio. In taking with people throughout the state this past year, I was amazed at how many people didn’t even know we were still around. Let’s change that this year. Field Day will be here soon. Let’s get the word out. Invite the public and your local officials to your site. Let them see what we can offer them.

I am always updating the speaker list for Ea. Ma. If you are interested in passing your knowledge on to another club or group let me know and I’ll get you on the list. The list is an aid for clubs looking for speakers.

I would like to say thank you to all the well wishes while I was in the hospital for bypass surgery this past Oct. I’m am doing much better and getting stronger and back up to speed. Rehab is going well. If you’re in the Marlborough area look for me while I’m out doing my daily walks. At least the weather has been good for that. I look forward to seeing some of you at Field Day and all of you at Boxboro this year.

I look forward to a great year.

Ron Wood W1PLW
Public Information Coordinator E. Ma. Section ARRL
235 West Main St #5
Marlborough, Ma. 01752
508-481-0272
w1plw@aol.com

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Exercise: Operation Home Station Support

Date and Timeframe of Exercise

Saturday February 25th, 2006
Start Time 10 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 Hours

Please allow time for setup and take down of any equipment during this exercise.

Purpose and Scenario

Eastern Massachusetts ARES will conduct its first exercise of 2006 on Saturday February 25th, 2006 from 10 AM-1230 PM. The scenario will be as follows:

A widespread medical emergency from a contagious illness has caused problems across the section. This medical emergency and its highly contagious nature have grounded most deployments to field stations and EOC’s. People across the section have been asked by local officials to remain in their homes for several weeks and not to venture outdoors for fears of the illness and its contagious nature. Amateur Radio usage will need to come largely from support at home stations and a few selected club or EOC stations that are on the air. Official agencies are currently overwhelmed by the medical emergency and have not called for Amateur Radio support as of yet. ARES leadership is requesting ARES Nets to activate on designated frequencies to collect the resources of home stations and Amateur’s abilities to withstand a prolonged period of time at home and providing vital communications via their homes for as long as possible so that when requests are received, they can be handled remotely as required.

The purpose of this drill will be the following:

• Local ARES team coordination and deployment as well as local NTS and tactical message handling.
• Intra district and interdistrict tactical and formal message handling.
• Gathering home station resources and capabilities across the section via drill messages disseminated from section leadership.
• Utilization of HF, VHF, UHF, Packet, IRLP and EchoLink modes of communication. This includes utilization of SKYWARN frequencies as required to fill the gap of local ARES frequencies and SKYWARN frequencies.
• Utilization of home stations at various points across the section and interfacing with any EOC’s or Simulated EOC’s in our section or other sections where appropriate.
• Utilization of the New England Network integrated conference server, which is the EchoLink *NEW-ENG* conference node and IRLP Reflector 9058 as a command net for communications within the section and outside the section.

For this exercise, it is expected that all ARES DEC’s/EC’s, or their designee will support this drill and what is to be exercised. Those SKYWARN liaisons that also perform ARES/RACES are also asked to participate. As always, at the local level, message handling and formation is critical and keeping Hams at the local level busy must occur. The Eastern Massachusetts ARES leadership will inject message traffic into the system requesting information from net participants in NTS and tactical message format in an attempt to get responses from those participating. We will be requesting information from Amateurs on their equipment and resources to operate effectively from home and that their personal needs can be met from home for an extended period of time without venturing outdoors. This is in the hopes to generate more traffic and build an updated database of home station resources in the region. We will ask for messages be directed to their local EC, DEC or the Net Control on frequency.

Net Controls are asked to use their discretion in doing call-ups and to be prepared for the ARES leadership to pass traffic of tactical and formal nature to each net. Amateurs are asked to then build tactical messages and formal messages in response to this traffic as required. For this drill, the Eastern Massachusetts ARES SEC will be located either at home or at the Southeast Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association Club in South Dartmouth Massachusetts, performing his duties as ARES SEC and other duties to support operations as required.

Exercise Control Team

The exercise will be controlled and walked through the scenario by the SM, SEC, and DEC’s or the staff will assign a designee to walk through the scenario on the air. This will be done through a series of tactical message announcements. Also, as stated previously, the staff will be injecting NTS traffic messages along with tactical message announcements on the air in an attempt to get responses from people on the air concerning their home resources. This will make it easier to have more message traffic during the course of the exercise and should allow for easier play by those participating. It will also build up an updated database of ARES resources in the section.

Exercise Objectives

The objectives of this exercise are as follows:

• Have all teams have one liaison that monitors their local RACES Repeater in addition to their local operations.
• Have as many home stations on the air as possible passing tactical and NTS traffic on their capabilities.
• Establish district wide communication utilizing the following modes:
o IRLP and/or EchoLink nodes.
o Utilizing the integrated EchoLink *NEW-ENG* Conference Node (Node #9123) and IRLP reflector 9058 as a command net for contact with the Eastern Massachusetts section and surrounding areas.
o Utilizing Various 2 Meter Repeaters that the ARES teams will be utilizing in the area when necessary.
o Utilizing SKYWARN frequencies as an additional backbone as needed to ARES and RACES infrastructure.
o Utilize RACES frequencies where active for support in the drill along with local ARES and SKYWARN frequencies.
• Establish contact with other ARES districts and EOC’s/Simulated EOC via HF (3943 and/or 7245 KHz depending on band conditions).
• Test and evaluate the range of Home stations for relay operations.
• Amateurs are encouraged to test their backup power equipment wherever possible.
• Mobile “roving” Amateurs are not required but welcomed to participate.
• Practice sending many test NTS messages.
• Practice sending many test tactical messages.
• Practice sending traffic between home stations within each ARES team.
• Practice sending traffic between any EOC’s or home stations within the Eastern Massachusetts section.
• Practice sending traffic to other section’s ARES/RACES/SKYWARN personnel where appropriate.
• Assure MARS Liaisons have a way to gather ARES reports to formulate into EEI’s (Essential Elements of Information).

Operational Ground Rules

The following are some operational ground rules for this exercise:

• All communications options should be utilized. EC’s may throw in “failures” to test out “failover” of communications wherever possible as long as they are properly communicated up and down the ARES leadership.
• Many messages of both a tactical and NTS formal nature should be sent within the teams participating, between teams and between districts wherever possible. In this drill, we’ll be looking for answers to specific requests on home station capabilities and resources.
• Frequent usage of the phrase “This is a Drill” should be incorporated with any messages, traffic or announcements relating to the drill as required.

Operational Players

The following is a list of agencies and a general list of EOC’s that will be playing in the exercise.

Various EOC’s and Simulated EOC’s

There may be various city/town EOC’s, Red Cross Chapters and simulated EOC’s participating in the exercise. While this drill is focused on home stations, EOC participation will be welcomed if it occurs. If enough of them become known, the document will be updated to provide a short listing.

SEMARA: Southeast Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association (W1AEC)

The club station will be active for this exercise staffed by Amateurs from the Southeast Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association and the club’s ARES group known as SEMARA-ARES. This station will act as one of the key hubs for the region.

Home Stations

This drill is focusing on home station capabilities. We encourage many home stations across the Eastern Massachusetts section to monitor and check into nets across Eastern Massachusetts district for ARES assistance. We encourage them to answer the requests made via NTS either in NTS or tactical format. Some home stations can act as “simulated EOC’s” or net controls where appropriate. We encourage stations to generate tactical message traffic and formal message traffic for ARES where possible.

Mobile Stations

Mobile stations are encouraged to participate utilizing all modes at their disposal and can be utilized as roving stations as required. While this drill is focusing on home station support, we understand many Amateurs may be mobile and we want maximum participation in the exercise and mobile stations can give their home station resources while they are mobile.

Amateur Radio Frequency Plan

The frequency plan will utilize existing SKYWARN and RACES repeaters that are well documented via the web. The following links detail these frequencies:

SKYWARN Frequencies:
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo/freq.htm

RACES/Simplex Frequencies:
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=1804&page_id=9
Please note that the SKYWARN Frequencies are more up to date on the first link.

It is noted that IRLP and EchoLink nodes maybe connected either to the *NEW-ENG* Conference node or IRLP Reflector 9058. This will again serve as a command net for communications within the Eastern Massachusetts ARES section and for stations outside the section that wish to participate. Individual Hams are welcome to listen and if they have no other means to pass their information they can pass it over this system as needed.

The following additional frequencies will be utilized during the drill in the Southeast Massachusetts district:

SEMARA ARES Response Team Frequency:
147.000-Dartmouth Repeater

Fall River (BCRA) ARES/RACES Team Frequency:
145.15-Fall River Repeater PL: 123.0 Hz.

The MMRA Repeater System will potentially be linked up as needed during portions of or during the entire drill time period and we will attempt to have a Net Control monitoring the system full-time and facilitate traffic at a section level for Eastern Massachusetts. Below is the link for the frequencies that can be linked up utilizing the MMRA System:

http://www.mmra.org

The following are important regional frequencies via HF for this drill:

Regional ARES/RACES Net Primary for this drill:
3943 KHz LSB

Regional ARES/RACES Net Secondary for this drill:
7245 KHz LSB

There are additional local frequencies that maybe utilized in this drill at your local town/city level or at a regional level. Please contact your ARES DEC or EC for further information on additional frequencies that maybe utilized in your specific area during the drill.
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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Strong Winds for Friday and Exercise Update

Hello to all….

The potential exists for a widespread damaging wind event today. Due to preparations for that event, an update on the exercise will not be posted until this weekend. Thanks for your patience as we get through this active weather situation prompting SKYWARN mobilization.

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Eastern Massaschusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Massachusetts 1

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ARES Standdown Message and Update On February 25th Exercise

Hello to all….

….EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES STANDDOWN EFFECTIVE LATE SUNDAY EVENING WITH SECURING OF SKYWARN OPERATIONS….
….DETAILS ON FEBRUARY 25TH EXERCISE TO FOLLOW LATER THIS WEEK….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES stood down late yesterday evening with the securing of operations at both the Massachusetts State EOC and the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts. 10-20″ snowfall amounts were common across the NWS Taunton County Warning Area. Higher amounts of over 20″ were reported in the Hartford, Connecticut area and slightly lesser amounts of 6-10″ were reported in some south coastal locations of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Numerous wind gusts were reported of 45 MPH or greater with a sustained wind of 38 MPH and a gust to 69 MPH reported at WQ1O’s home in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts. This caused isolated pockets of wind damage. Also, moderate coastal flooding was reported in East Coastal Massachusetts particularly from Boston South with some of the vulnerable shore roads closed or impassable during the time of Sunday Morning’s high tide.

Concerning the ARES exercise, due to preparations for the blizzard, an update on what the exercise will involve will be posted by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Since the exercise will largely involve home station support with little if any field station work, less preparation and lead time should be required.

Thanks to all ARES, RACES, SKYWARN and MARS Amateurs who supported the effort during this major nor’easter which was classified as the Pre-Valentine’s Day Blizzard of 2006 by the National Weather Service Sunday Afternoon.

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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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Mobilization Update #2

Hello to all…

…..REQUEST EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES TO GO TO STAND-BY MOBILIZATION EFFECTIVE 6 AM SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12TH, 2006….
…..MOBILIZATION TO LAST THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING OR UNTIL STANDDOWN MESSAGE OR MOBILIZATION UPDATE IS POSTED….
….BLIZZARD WARNINGS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM to 7 PM SUNDAY FOR THE NORTH SHORE AND BOSTON TO HOPKINTON AREA SOUTH THROUGH CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. HEAVY SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS….

All Eastern Massachusetts ARES personnel are requested to go to Standby Moblization effective 6 AM Sunday February 12th, 2006. A major nor’easter/blizzard will impact Eastern Massachusetts with 10-18 Inches of snow with potentially higher amounts, potential for snow/wind damage, and moderate coastal flooding. The greatest threat for major infrastructure damage is first and foremost on Cape Cod and the Islands and East Coastal Massachusetts. See Blizzard Coordination Messages for details on Blizzard/Winter Storm/Coastal Flood Watches/Warnings.

For the standby mobilization, we ask all ARES members to go to their nearest SKYWARN repeater and relay reports of snowfall, wind damage etc. for NWS Taunton. If you are a capable net control or liaison, offer your services in that capacity to help SKYWARN Net Controls.

The town of Bridgewater EOC, which serves as a Net Control/liaison center for Eastern Massachusetts ARES, will be active either late tonight or Sunday Morning and throughout the day on Sunday. Its goal will be to assess any issues requiring ARES assistance and assist with report gathering for NWS Taunton station WX1BOX.

Given the potential for travel to be paralyzed, any type of ARESMAT or ARES mobilization for shelters that might occur if conditions are bad enough may wait until later in the day Sunday or even Monday. Keep that in mind if such mobilzation is needed. Have your Go Kit prepared and ready to go and any battery operated equipment or generators for home used prepared and ready to use in case the storm warrants use of such equipment. Please stay in touch via Amateur Radio by going to your local SKYWARN Repeater during the event or ARES/RACES repeater once we are in the recovery phase of the storm.

I hope this storm spares us the significant damaging aspect of it. If it doesn’t, I look forward to working with all of you. This notice may be updated later today with additional information if necessary.
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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Blizzard Coordination Message #5

Hello to all….

The potential blizzard slated for late tonight and Sunday will prompt a widespread SKYWARN Activation in the Eastern Massachusetts section. There is also the potential for ARES stand-by mobilization across much of the section. Blizzard Warnings are now in effect. Below is a link to Blizzard Coordination Message #5:

http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo/BCM_5.htm

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Massachusetts
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Major Winter Storm: ARES Mobilization

EMA ARES logoSKYWARN logoMike Neilsen, W1MPN writes:

A major winter storm will hit our area overnight Saturday and most of the day Sunday. ARES will be mobilizing tomorrow morning in home ops mode. No driving or shelter ops are anticipated until Sunday night or Monday (if needed). If you want to help, check into the nearest net held on the RACES repeaters around our section. More details of the ARES mobilization from KD1CY follow below:

…..REQUEST EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES TO GO TO
STAND-BY MOBILIZATION EFFECTIVE 6 AM SUNDAY FEBRUARY
12TH, 2006….
…..MOBILIZATION TO LAST THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING OR
UNTIL STANDDOWN MESSAGE OR MOBILIZATION UPDATE IS
POSTED….
….TIMEFRAME COULD BE BACKED INTO LATE TONIGHT
PENDING STORM SPEED OF APPROACH TO THE REGION….

All Eastern Massachusetts ARES personnel are requested to go to Standby Mobilization effective 6 AM Sunday February 12th, 2006. A major nor’easter/blizzard will impact Eastern Massachusetts with 8-15 Inches of snow with potentially higher amounts, potential for snow/wind damage, and moderate coastal flooding. The greatest threat for major infrastructure damage is first and foremost on Cape Cod and the Islands and East Coastal Massachusetts. See Blizzard Coordination Messages for details on Blizzard/Winter Storm/Coastal Flood Watches/Warnings.

For the standby mobilization, we ask all ARES members to go to their nearest SKYWARN repeater and relay reports of snowfall, wind damage etc. for NWS Taunton. If you are a capable net control or liaison, offer your services in that capacity to help SKYWARN Net Controls.

The town of Bridgewater EOC, which serves as a Net
Control/liaison center for Eastern Massachusetts ARES, will be active either late tonight or Sunday Morning and throughout the day on Sunday. Its goal will be to assess any issues requiring ARES assistance and assist with report gathering for NWS Taunton station WX1BOX.

Given the potential for travel to be paralyzed, any type of ARESMAT or ARES mobilization for shelters that might occur if conditions are bad enough may wait until later in the day Sunday or even Monday. Keep that in mind if such mobilzation is needed. Have your Go Kit prepared and ready to go and any battery operated equipment or generators for home used prepared and ready to use in case the storm warrants use of such equipment. Please stay in touch via Amateur Radio by going to your local SKYWARN Repeater during the event or ARES/RACES repeater once we are in the recovery phase of the storm.

I hope this storm spares us the significant damaging aspect of it. If it doesn’t, I look forward to working with all of you. This notice may be updated later today with additional information if necessary.

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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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Stand-By Mobilization Update #1

Hello to all…

…..REQUEST EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES TO GO TO STAND-BY MOBILIZATION EFFECTIVE 6 AM SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12TH, 2006….
…..MOBILIZATION TO LAST THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING OR UNTIL STANDDOWN MESSAGE OR MOBILIZATION UPDATE IS POSTED….
….TIMEFRAME COULD BE BACKED INTO LATE TONIGHT PENDING STORM SPEED OF APPROACH TO THE REGION….

All Eastern Massachusetts ARES personnel are requested to go to Standby Moblization effective 6 AM Sunday February 12th, 2006. A major nor’easter/blizzard will impact Eastern Massachusetts with 8-15 Inches of snow with potentially higher amounts, potential for snow/wind damage, and moderate coastal flooding. The greatest threat for major infrastructure damage is first and foremost on Cape Cod and the Islands and East Coastal Massachusetts. See Blizzard Coordination Messages for details on Blizzard/Winter Storm/Coastal Flood Watches/Warnings.

For the standby mobilization, we ask all ARES members to go to their nearest SKYWARN repeater and relay reports of snowfall, wind damage etc. for NWS Taunton. If you are a capable net control or liaison, offer your services in that capacity to help SKYWARN Net Controls.

The town of Bridgewater EOC, which serves as a Net Control/liaison center for Eastern Massachusetts ARES, will be active either late tonight or Sunday Morning and throughout the day on Sunday. Its goal will be to assess any issues requiring ARES assistance and assist with report gathering for NWS Taunton station WX1BOX.

Given the potential for travel to be paralyzed, any type of ARESMAT or ARES mobilization for shelters that might occur if conditions are bad enough may wait until later in the day Sunday or even Monday. Keep that in mind if such mobilzation is needed. Have your Go Kit prepared and ready to go and any battery operated equipment or generators for home used prepared and ready to use in case the storm warrants use of such equipment. Please stay in touch via Amateur Radio by going to your local SKYWARN Repeater during the event or ARES/RACES repeater once we are in the recovery phase of the storm.

I hope this storm spares us the significant damaging aspect of it. If it doesn’t, I look forward to working with all of you. This notice may be updated later today with additional information if necessary.
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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Blizzard Coordination Message #4

Hello to all….

The potential blizzard slated for late tonight and Sunday will prompt a widespread SKYWARN Activation in the Eastern Massachusetts section. There is also the potential for ARES stand-by mobilization across much of the section. Below is a link to Blizzard Coordination Message #4:

http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo/BCM_4.htm

73,Rob-KD1CY.
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton Massachusetts 1

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Telegraphic Codes and Message Practice Exhibit at Harvard

harvard College Library logoTelegraphic Codes and Message Practice, a Selection from Harvard Library Holdings, an exhibit at Harvard University, January 26–May 26, Cabot Science Library:

“Telegraphic code dictionaries were an integral part of telegraphic message practice ca. 1870–1930. This exhibit presents a variety of telegraphic code dictionaries, as well as coded telegrams and related materials, drawn from several library and archival collections at Harvard. Other contributors to this exhibition include Baker Library, Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard Law School, the Harvard Theatre Collection, Widener Library, and Wolbach Library.

This exhibit can be viewed when the library is open. For details, call John McVey at 617-661-4276.

—Thanks, Harvard College Library and the Harvard Wireless Club

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Framingham ARA “ARRL Night” March 2

Framingham ARAThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association will host an “ARRL Night” on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Danforth Museum in Framingham MA. The featured speaker will be Allen Pitts, W1AGP, ARRL’s PR and Media Manager.

“W1AGP will present on a huge ham radio PR campaign,” writes Framingham ARA President Gordy Bello, K1GB. “According to Allen, this is the biggest, integrated PR campaign in ARRL history.”

For more information, visit the FARA website at http://www.fara.org.

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Quannapowitt RA Technician Classes To Begin March 7

Now You're TalkingThe Quannapowitt Radio Association will hold a Technician licensing class every Tuesday night for eight weeks beginning March 7, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The classes are to be held in the Community Training Room of the Reading police station, 15 Union Street, Reading MA.

The fee is $50, which includes costs of training manual, examination materials, training room rental, and one-year membership in the Quannapowitt Radio Association.

To register for the classes, contact:

* Tom Cefalo (Winchester), 781-721-2503 w1ex@verizon.net
* Tom Charbonneau (Reading), 781-258-0625 tcharbon@verizon.net
* Jim Fisk (Andover) 978-475-7284 jimbogrq@comcast.net

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New England Area Flea Markets 02/01/06

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2006 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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2006 Contact Source
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11 Feb Chelsea ME AARA @Crystal Falls $5@8 T/Free Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 +

18 Feb Marlborough MA AARC @IntermSch $20/T@7 $5@9 Ann KA1PON 508 481 4988 F

19 Feb Westford MA Radio 37 Antique @Regency $10@8 Pat ARC 866 371 0512 +

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

26 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevvitHall $6@9 $20/S@8 Rick K2RB 516 526 6975 W+

4 Mar Montreal PQ UMdeSM @CtrRoussin $5@9 $10/t@7 Pierre 514 521 7765 R+

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

18 Mar New Windsor NY OCARC @TempleHillSch Edward N2XJI 845 534 3492 A+

19 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @ Comm School Jim NS1E 603 428 47436 A+

25 Mar Lewiston ME AARC @Ramada $8/T $5@8 Rick N1WFO 207 740 1266 W

25 Mar Rochester NH GBRA @CommCtr @9 $10/T@8 Karen KB1KBE 207 698 1618 W+

26 Mar Framingham MA FARA @WalshSch $5@9 $20/T@7:30 Kevin W1MEX 508 653 2863 W+

8 Apr Londonderry NH IRS @Lions Club $10@7 $3@9 Gayle KB1LHA 781 598 1442

15 Ap S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion Roger N1XP 207 671 0671 A+

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

22 Apr Nashua NH NE Antique RC $15/T@7 $5@8 $2@9 @StStan Marty 603 755 2839

22 April Montreal PQ MARC @LaSalleRCL $4@9 $8/T@8 James 514 697 7205 R+

23 Ap Southington CT SARA @HS $5@9 $10@8:30 $20/T@6:30 Chet 860 628 9346 F+

23 Ap LaGrangeville NY MtBeaconARC @TymorPk Rich N2ZKX 845 344 2720 A+

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

13 May Halifax NS HARC @ForumAnnex B@9 S@6:30 Murray VE1MMD R+

13 May Rensselaer NY EGARA 6AM @Firehouse Thomas KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A+

21 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

27 May Vernon CT NARC @Tolland AG Ctr Wayne N1GUS 860 487 1921 A+

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
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New England Area Ham - Electronic Flea Market *** DATES *** P4
Links to New England Hamfest Web Sites (c) 2006 W1GSL
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This section is only included in the electronic distribution.

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/

Rochester NH GBRA http://www.kb1kbe.com/hamfest06.html +

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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KY1N List of New England Volunteer Exams 02/01/06

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
2/01/06
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
02/04/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
02/05/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
02/08/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
02/09/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
02/09/06 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
02/11/06 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
02/11/06 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
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
02/14/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
02/15/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
02/15/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
02/16/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
02/18/06 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
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
02/20/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
02/21/06 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Middletown CT 860-223-8867
02/22/06 19:00 *Louis Harris, N1UEC Mansfield MA 508-333-5714
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 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
02/25/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
02/25/06 15:00 George Rinalducci, KB1KBC Greenland NH 603-474-5166
02/25/06 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
02/27/06 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
03/02/06 19:30 *Steven Telsey, N1BDA Concord MA 978-369-7366
03/04/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
03/05/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
03/08/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
03/09/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
03/09/06 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
03/11/06 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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
03/14/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
03/15/06 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
03/15/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
03/16/06 19:00 Sean Sanderson, KD6MPY Brattleboro VT 413-695-5233
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 10:00 Edward Shekleton, K1ZE Pomfret CT 860-429-9837
03/18/06 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
03/20/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
03/21/06 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Middletown CT 860-223-8867
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
03/25/06 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
03/25/06 12:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Lewiston ME 207-799-1116
03/25/06 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
04/01/06 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
04/01/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/02/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
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
04/08/06 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
04/08/06 10:00 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Winslow ME 207-495-3891
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
04/11/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
04/12/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
04/13/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
04/13/06 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
04/15/06 10:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
04/17/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
04/17/06 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Sunderland MA 413-665-2211
04/18/06 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Middletown CT 860-223-8867
04/18/06 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
04/19/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
04/20/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
04/20/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
04/20/06 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
04/22/06 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
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
04/29/06 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
04/29/06 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
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
05/07/06 00:00 *Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
05/07/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
05/08/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
05/09/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
05/10/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
05/10/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
05/11/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
05/11/06 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
05/13/06 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
05/13/06 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
05/14/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
05/15/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
05/16/06 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Middletown CT 860-223-8867
05/17/06 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
05/18/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
05/20/06 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
05/20/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
05/22/06 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
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 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
05/27/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
05/27/06 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
06/03/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
06/08/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
06/09/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
06/10/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
06/10/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
06/11/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
06/12/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
06/14/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
06/15/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
06/17/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
06/17/06 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
06/21/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
06/23/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
06/24/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
06/28/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
07/01/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
07/08/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
07/08/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
07/08/06 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Union ME 207-354-6853
07/09/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
07/10/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
07/13/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
07/14/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
07/19/06 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
07/19/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
07/20/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
07/22/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
07/22/06 09:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
07/26/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
07/28/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950

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 2006 test session fee of $14.00
All VE Teams are invited to contribute.
For additions/corrections contact Jim Heedles, WW1Y, 603-673-7395,
via email at ky1n@ky1n.net

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Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net Monday February 6th

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for February is rapidly approaching.

The monthly ARES Net for February is February 6th, 2006, 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. 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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