EMCOMM Training Available Via MEMA On-line

MEMA logoTom Kinahan, N1CPE writes on mras_general:

As a follow up to the presentation at Boxboro by Don Carlton and myself, I want to pass on to everyone the new MEMA training web page. This includes class listings, descriptions and online registration.

Surf to:

http://www.mass.gov/mema

On the right side of the page, is “Training Registration System”.

This is where you want to be.

The training and registration is Free.

All hams involved in EMCOMM with local communities and served agencies should take: ICS-100, NIMS-700 as well as ICS-200 if you are involved with any community’s EOC.

-Tom Kinahan N1CPE

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Barnstable Hams To Help With MS Walk, Sept. 8-10

MS Walk logo“The Multiple Sclerosis Challenge Walk will be utilizing the Barnstable 146.955 repeater for their event on September 8, 9 and 10th.

“All non-event traffic is asked to please keep use to a minimum, or use an alternate repeater if possible during the event hours. Net control will be N1PYN.”

For more information on the event please visit
http://www.maraces.org/mscw.htm.

–Thanks, Barnstable ARC web site

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“Wiley Fox” On The Loose in Dartmouth

Fox pictureTed Wright, N1OHV reports that a hidden transmitter has been deployed in the Dartmouth vicinity, and it’s waiting for hunters to find it.

“That wiley, cunning little fox is loose again,” Wright writes on the SEMARA-Members mailing list. “He managed to grab a battery and get loose from my basement. OOPS!”

N1OHV says the fox is hiding in an old ammo can chained to a tree somewhere in Dartmouth. The hidden transmitter identifies every 10 minutes on 145.600 MHz. It can be heard from Routes 6 and 195.

Wright has a number of suggestions for new and experienced fox hunters alike. “Wrap a cardboard tube with aluminum foil so you can stick your handheld in it for attenuation, dust off that old handy finder, that old portable yagi, that old adcock, that squeaky Doppler unit, that near-field receiver, that… well, you get the idea.”

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PART of Westford To Provide Comms For “Blues N’ Brews” 8/26/06

PART of Westford logoThe Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford is recruiting hams to participate in the Blues N’ Brews Festival on Saturday, August 26, 2006 from 10:15 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

“They are only looking for a couple more people,” writes PART’s Terry Stader, KA8SCP. “You will need to fill out an application at: http://www.bluesnbrews.com/pdf/bnb_volunteer_app.pdf
and fax it to Bill Barnett at 978-692-1191 no later than Thursday night.”

Stader adds that the communications will be on FRS frequencies “but the PART folks are being asked to provide comms to WPD if necessary since cell phone coverage there is very spotty.” According to KA8SCP there is a fire department detail working the event as well.

Interested persons can contact KA8SCP with any questions.

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SEMARA Tailgate Coming Soon!

SEMARA logoTim Smith, N1TI writes:

Just a reminder that the [Southeastern MA ARA] tailgate will be [on September 10, 2006]. It’s an informal affair and the best of all there is no admission fee! Restroom facilities and plenty of tailgate space is available on a first come, first served basis. Thanks to the ARRL we will be offering a raffle drawing for two very popular ARRL publications:

* The 2006 ARRL Handbook valued at $39.95

* The 2006 ARRL Antenna Handbook valued at $44.95

Thank you ARRL!

The club is located on 54 Donald St. in South Dartmouth, MA For directions, visit http://tinyurl.com/ghgzg. Additional talk-in help will be available on 147.000/+600/PL67.

The start time is also informal… come anytime Sunday morning. We expect to have the club and restroom facilities open by 8AM and we’ll hold the raffle at noon. At this time I can’t vouch for the availability of refreshments, but there are several drive thrus on the way in or very near by. More news on that as the date nears.
We continue to be grateful if you promote the event at your local meetings, nets, web sites and newletters. Our club is over 300 strong and we openly welcome visitors at any time. Our regular club meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7PM. We also hold a variety of daily and weekly nets that you can find schedules for on our web site at http://www.semara.org. Please mark your calendars now.

Attention SEMARA members: I still need a few bodies to help with parking and cleanup. There is not much to do during te event except buy and sell, but your help even for just a few minutes would be highly valued. We also need a few people to rotate the talk-in duties on 147.000. Please contact me for arrangements.

We would also appreciate that if you have items to discard that you make arrangements to take these items back with you. We will not be able to accomodate disposals of heavy iron, monitors or any type of hardware. The trash receptacles on the premise are for household rubbish. We appreciate your help in managing this.

Please direct all inquiries to Tim Smith, n1ti@arrl.net.

Thanks & 73,

Tim Smith, N1TI
SEMARA Flea Coordinator
South Eastern Massachusett Amateur Radio Association
54 Donald St.
Dartmouth, MA
n1ti@arrl.net

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New England Public Service List 08/10/06

Listing public events at which Amateur Radio communications is providing a public service and for which additional volunteers from the Amateur Community are needed and welcome. Please contact the person listed to identify how you may serve and what equipment you may need to bring.

The most up-to-date copy of this list is maintained as http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv.
**** Every event listed is looking for communications volunteers ****

Date      Location     Event                       Contact        Tel/Email

Aug 19  Conway     NH Mt. Wash Auto Road Hillclimb Cliff N1RCQ   603-522-3943
                                                             n1rcq@cnharc.org
Aug 20  Conway     NH Mt. Wash Auto Road Hillclimb Cliff N1RCQ   603-522-3943
                                                             n1rcq@cnharc.org
Aug 27  Lakeville  MA Cranberry Country Triathlon  Tony N1XRS    508-889-1174
                                                         tdduarte@comcast.net 
Sep  3  Boston     MA Boston Triathlon             Bob WA1IDA    508-650-9440
                                                              wa1ida@arrl.net
Sep  8  Hyannis    MA MS Challenge Walk            John N1PYN    508-588-3250
        to Brewster                                            n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep  9  Brewster   MA MS Challenge Walk            Clayton KB1IBB
        to Eastham                                       arcywick@comcast.net
Sep 10  Brewster   MA MS Challenge Walk            John N1PYN    508-588-3250
        to Dennis                                              n1pyn@arrl.net
Sep 17  Hopkinton  MA Jimmy Fund Walk              Steve W3EVE   508-922-9688
        to Boston  MA                                          w3eve@arrl.net
Sep 30  Hollis     NH Applefest Half Marathon      Fletch N1MEO  603-673-3036
                                                               n1meo@arrl.net
Oct  8  Boston     MA BAA Half Marathon            Bob WA1IDA    508-650-9440
                                                              wa1ida@arrl.net
Oct  8  Westford   MA Tour de Westford Bike Ride   Dave WI1R     978-692-7797
                                                                wi1r@arrl.net
Oct  8  Monroe     MA Monroe Trail Races           Richard KD1XP 
                                                              kd1xp@kd1xp.org
Oct 20  Cambridge  MA Head of the Charles Regatta  Jeff K1EMS    978-536-2842
                                                          RWJeffA@comcast.net
Oct 21  Cambridge  MA Head of the Charles Regatta  Jeff K1EMS    978-536-2842
                                                          RWJeffA@comcast.net
Oct 22  Cambridge  MA Head of the Charles Regatta  Jeff K1EMS    978-536-2842
                                                          RWJeffA@comcast.net
Nov 11  Lowell     MA Lowell Youth Soccer Tourn.   Ron KB1KRG    781-752-5885
                                                              kb1krg@arrl.net
Nov 12  Lowell     MA Lowell Youth Soccer Tourn.   Ron KB1KRG    781-752-5885
                                                              kb1krg@arrl.net

This list is published periodically as demand warrants by Stan KD1LE and Ralph KD1SM. Our usual distribution is via packet to NEBBS, via Internet mail to the arrl-nediv-list and ema-arrl distribution lists, and on the World Wide Web. If other mailing list owners wish us to distribute via their lists we will be happy to oblige. Permission is herewith granted to republish this list in its entirety provided credit is given to the authors and the Web address below is included. Send comments, corrections, and updates to:

(via packet) KD1SM@K1UGM.#EMA.MA.USA,
(via Internet) KD1SM@ARRL.NET.

We make an attempt to confirm entries with the coordinator unless the information is from another published source. We very much appreciate the assistance we have been receiving from our ‘scouts’; everyone is welcome to send us postings.
Refer to http://purl.org/hamradio/publicservice/nediv for the most recent version of the PSLIST.

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K1UR and K1NR QRV At Marblehead Light, August 19, 2006

Marblehead LightGene Balinski, K1NR writes:

Nels, K1UR and I will be operating mobile tomorrow (Saturday, August 19) from the Marblehead Light on Marblehead Neck, MA., in support of the (International) Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend on the air.

Please look for us on 3990, 7275,14320,18160, plus/minus QRM. Operating times: 14:30Z – 20:30Z. We will be using callsign K1UR.

For more information about International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, visit http://illw.net/.

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Intro To Radiosporting–YCCC-Style!

YCCC logoBoxboro convention logo

Attention all Northeast Area hams!

Did you know . . .
– You can work 100 countries or all 50 states in a single weekend?
– There’s a way you can compete with other hams locally or on a global scale?
– You can quickly gain new knowledge about radio, antennas and many other exciting technologies?
– You can easily meet and interact with some of the best and brightest technicians and operators in amateur radio?

The Yankee Clipper Contest Club invites you to attend it’s first “Introduction to Radiosporting – Amateur Radio Contesting” seminar at this year’s New England Division Convention in Boxboro, MA.

All are welcome to enjoy a taste of radio contesting. Get the scoop on what contesting is all about. Learn how you can get started and enjoy your first contest. Mingle with others who are just getting started. Hobnob with winners of the biggest international competitions. Learn about the simple and inexpensive equipment, antennas and software that will get you started in contesting.

What: Introduction to Radiosporting – Amateur Radio Contesting
Where: Holiday Inn, Boxboro, MA in the Federal Room
When: Saturday, August 26, 2006 1:00-3:30PM

Additional information about the convention, the seminar and YCCC can be found at www.boxboro.org and www.yccc.org

There’s plenty of room for all who wish to attend. Come alone or bring a friend! Experienced contesters welcome, too. No need to pre-register, but let us know if you think you’ll be there. RSVP to contestingintro@yccc.org You are also invited to join us for a YCCC general meeting at 3:30pm in the Federal Room following the seminar.

73 and we’ll look forward to seeing you at “Introduction to Radiosporting – Amateur Radio Contesting” in Boxboro!

Mark Pride, K1RX
President
Y C C C – The Yankee Clipper Contest Club

PS Questions or comments? Please email contestingintro@yccc.org

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SEMARA QRPers Plan Excursion To Ft. Rodman, 8/19/06

SEMARA logoCarl Bredberg, K1KID writes on the Southeastern MA ARA Members List:

“Semara’s Lowfer QRP group is planning to meet at the club house this Saturday morning at 11:00 am. From there we plan to go to and operate from Ft. Rodman [in New Bedford]. All members (and non members) are invited to join us.

“If you have QRP gear bring it along. If you have no QRP gear then there will be radios there for you to operate. Even if you are not personally CW capable, come see what you are missing. It might be incentive enough to study for the CW exam.”

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New England Area Flea Markets, August 1, 2006

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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12 Aug St Albans ME PARC @ Snownobile club George WA1JMM 207 965 8864 A

12 Aug Ledyard CT RASON @Fire Co Rt 12 Tom KB1JIJ 860 536 6430 A

19 Aug St Albans VT STARC 8AM @ Highgate Common Arn N1ARN 802 285 6457 W

20 Aug Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776
Third Sunday April thru October

20 Aug Adams MA NoBARC @BoweFld @8AM S@6 Al K1SAV 413 743 1619 W

25-27 Aug Boxboro MA FEMARA NE Conv @HI Mike K1TWF 978 250 1236 A

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

9 Sept Windsor ME AARA @FG Rt32 @8 Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075

10 Sept Dartmouth MA SEMARA @54 Donald St Tim N1TI 508 758 3680

10 Sept Bethpage NY LIMARC @Briarcliff $10/S@7 $6@9 Rick K2RB 516 526 6975 W+

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

16 Sept Alexander ME SCVARC @ElmSch Skip KB1HXC 207 454 2156

16 Sept Montreal PQ WIARC @Shriners $5@9 $15/T@8 VE2CWI W

17 Sept Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

17 Sept Newtown CT CARC James KD1YV 203 775 1946 A

1 Oct Queens NY HoSARC 47-01 111st $5@9 $10/sp@7:30 Steve 718 898 5599 F

6,7 Oct Hopkinton NH HossTraders @FG x7 I89 Joe K1RQG 207 469 3492 W
7 Oct Lake Placid NY NNYARA Thomas WB2KLD 518 827 4800 A

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

14 Oct Nashua NH NE Antique RC ** Cancelled ** Marty 603 755 2839 +
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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.htm

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/ +

Watertown MA Photographica http://www.phsne.org/ +

Whately MA FranklinCARC http://www.fcarc.org/news.htm +

Enfield CT VHF/UHF Conf http://www.newsvhf.com/vhfconf.html +

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

St Albans VT STARC http://www.starc.org/

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

Greenwood PQ GARC http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/esmith/GARC/activities.htm

Montreal PQ MARC http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/fest.html

Montreal PQ WIARC http://shell.pubnix.net/~wiarc/hamfest.htm +

Montreal PQ MS-SARC http://www.ve2clm.ca/hamfesta.htm

Laval PQ CRALL http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/

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/

Timonium MD GBHC http://www.gbhc.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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W1AA To Activate Gurnet and Duxbury Pier(Bug) Lights, August 19, 2006

W1AA/ Gurnet QSL cardW1AA/  Duxbury Pier (Bug) QSL cardN1DT and K1VV plan to activate Gurnet (USA 609) and Duxbury Pier (Bug) Light (USA 251) under the call W1AA for the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend on August 19, 2006 from 7:00 AM EDT (1100 UTC) until about 5:00 PM EDT (2100 UTC).

International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend is held annually to promote public awareness of ham radio and lighthouses; to contribute to the recognition that lighthouses, lightships, and their keepers deserve.

Whitey, K1VV notes that he and N1DT will begin operations on 75 meters, above 3980 kHz. “Check 3996.” On 40 phone, look for W1AA between the nets, most likely below 7270, down to 7225. Whitey says they’ll also use 20 phone later in the morning above 14310, or 17 meters above 18150. “We will return to 40 phone about 1530 to 1600 UTC, about noon local time.”

Morse code operation will be conducted roughly on the half hour, on 7035, 10116, 14035 and 18080 kHz, plus or minus QRM.

“We will be posting our spots on the DX Summit. but we would appreciate any and all W1AA spots by the members.” He adds, “DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE. A photo of the lighthouse will be furnished.”

For more information about International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, visit http://illw.net/.

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Hams Gear Up For Marshfield Fair August 18-27

Marshfield Fair Special Events QSL cardMembers of the Whitman Amateur Radio Club are gearing up for the annual Marshfield Fair with a special event station and Amateur Radio exhibit booth August 18-27. Bill Hayden, N1FRE is coordinating the event. He has secured passes for all volunteers who have signed up thus far. According to Hayden, most of the four-hour shifts have been filled, but he is still soliciting volunteers to staff the event.

As in years past, hams will explain Amateur Radio to the public and introduce youngsters to Morse code. Last year, the crew made approximately 150 contacts with 31 states, 15 foreign countries, and two Canadian provinces.

—Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, August, 2006

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Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for August

Hello to all…

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

The monthly ARES Net for August is Monday August 7th, 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.

We will have several interesting announcements for the net that 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, 08/06/06

                        The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
8/06/06
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
08/06/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
08/08/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
08/10/06 17:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
08/10/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
08/11/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
08/12/06 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
08/12/06 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Saint Albans VT 207-327-1453
08/12/06 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
08/12/06 09:30 Darryl Del Grosso, WA1DD Waterford CT 860-443-7799
08/13/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-281-1408
08/15/06 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
08/16/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
08/17/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
08/19/06 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
08/20/06 09:00 Thomas Jaworski, WA1MJE Adams MA 413-528-9002
08/21/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
08/23/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
08/23/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
08/25/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
08/26/06 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
08/26/06 10:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Boxborough MA 978-851-2886
08/26/06 13:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Boxborough MA 978-851-2886
08/26/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
08/27/06 12:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Boxborough MA 978-851-2886
08/28/06 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-272909/08/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
09/09/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
09/09/06 12:00 *Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
09/09/06 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
09/10/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-281-1408
09/10/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
09/11/06 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
09/12/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
09/13/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
09/13/06 19:30 *James Weckback, W1EQW Framingham MA 508-435-6487
09/14/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
09/14/06 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
09/16/06 09:00 Michael Breckinridge, N1JXP Alexander ME 207-454-8571
09/16/06 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Brookfield CT 203-438-0218
09/16/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
09/16/06 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
09/16/06 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
09/18/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
09/19/06 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
09/20/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
09/20/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
09/21/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
09/22/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
09/23/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
09/23/06 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
09/23/06 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
09/27/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
09/30/06 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
09/30/06 15:00 George Rinalducci, KB1KBC Greenland NH 603-474-5166
10/01/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
10/07/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
10/07/06 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Hopkinton NH 603-673-7395
10/08/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
10/09/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
10/10/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
10/11/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
10/12/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
10/13/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
10/14/06 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
10/14/06 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
10/16/06 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
10/16/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
10/16/06 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Sunderland MA 413-665-2211
10/17/06 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
10/17/06 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
10/18/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
10/18/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
10/19/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
10/19/06 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
10/21/06 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
10/21/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
10/21/06 10:00 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Winslow ME 207-495-3891
10/25/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
10/26/06 12:00 Adam Woodbury, K1ADW Bedford MA 781-271-3062
10/27/06 18:00 *Mitch Stern, W1SJ Essex Junction VT 802-879-6589
10/27/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
10/28/06 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
10/28/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
10/28/06 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
11/04/06 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
11/04/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
11/05/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
11/08/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
11/08/06 19:30 *James Weckback, W1EQW Framingham MA 508-435-6487
11/09/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
11/09/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
11/10/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
11/11/06 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
11/11/06 09:30 Dick Finn, WA1VUU Stamford CT 203-323-0982
11/12/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
11/13/06 19:00 Mike Ardai, N1IST Brookline MA 781-321-7939
11/14/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
11/15/06 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
11/15/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
11/16/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
11/18/06 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
11/18/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
11/18/06 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-443-2140
11/20/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
11/21/06 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
11/22/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
11/22/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
11/24/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
11/25/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
11/27/06 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
12/02/06 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Bethel CT 203-438-0218
12/02/06 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
12/02/06 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
12/02/06 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
12/03/06 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
12/08/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
12/09/06 09:00 Joanne Reid, N1LNE Falmouth MA 508-548-1121
12/10/06 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
12/11/06 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
12/13/06 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
12/14/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
12/16/06 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Bath ME 207-799-1116
12/16/06 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
12/20/06 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
12/21/06 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
12/22/06 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
12/23/06 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
12/27/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535

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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Hams Needed For 2006 Boston Triathlon, Sept. 3

Bob Salow, WA1IDA writes on barc-list:

After five years of successful events, the Boston Triathlon now takes its place as a “tradition.” Ham radio has established its community value at times like these. We have been asked again to support safety communications. With a little fine tuning, including many ideas from hams, the event is expected to be even better than last year.

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

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

Date: Sunday, 3 September 2006

Ham start: 0600

Ham finish: 0930 to 1100

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

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

Even if you don’t have a lot of experience with ham radio public service, this is the way to become familiar without much pressure. If you can help, please contact me as soon as possible. I will email the assignments and more detail as soon as they are available. For most assignments, you can go directly to your station.

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

Thanks and 73,

Bob Salow, WA1IDA

508.650.9440

wa1ida@arrl.net

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An additional note:

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

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

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

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K1USN To Hold Open House, August 5

K1USN stationThe K1USN Radio Club will participate in an open house event on Saturday, August 5th from 10 AM-2 PM at the Watson Library and Research Center on Quincy Avenue in Braintree. Light refreshments will be served. The Braintree Historical Society plans to show area residents the progress made with renovations at the Center. The official grand opening should take place during the month of September.

According to K1USN’s Harold L. “Pi” Pugh, Jr., K1PV, “All are welcome to attend and we plan to have K1USN on the air for some HF and VHF demonstrations at our new location.” Pi invites all interested parties to drop by and say hello and/or operate.

For more information, visit http://www.qsl.net/k1usn.

[See also: USS Salem RC Has A New Home At Watson Library]

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Hams Answer Westford Shelter Comms Request

Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford logoOn August 2, Terry Stader, KA8SCP received a request for Amateur Radio communications assistance for a shelter in Westford during the recent heat emergency. Stader sought at least two people to staff two shifts, six-to-eight hours in length. He polled members of the Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford and others in the area. A total of five amateurs volunteered: WI1R, AA1VS, WA1VIE, K1LJN and KA8SCP. “Coincidently, these folks are also Community Emergency Response Team members in the Merrimack Valley,” writes KA8SCP.

“Shelter ops were conducted at the Cameron Senior Center on only one night–Tuesday night,” according to Stader. “I got the phone call late Tuesday night around 10:15 PM that there was an elderly woman from the Graniteville side of town who was without power and was going to be transported to the senior center.”

Stader adds that it was originally “only going to be for a couple of hours” but ended up being all night. Once the electric company repaired the outage, the woman was transported back home and the shelter operation was closed about 4:45 AM.

“I’ve been asked to pass on thank you from Chief Rochon, Tim Whitcomb and Captain Joe Targ to those that offered to assist,” adds KA8SCP. “I, too, would like to thank those of you that offered to help and stood by ready to go to Cameron if needed. Fortunately we were only called to action the one night.”

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