W1MPN Announces He Will Not Seek Second Term As SM

ARRL flagARRL Section Manager Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN writes on the ARRL Members list:

“I just returned from a wonderful vacation this evening, which allowed me to reflect on the question of whether to volunteer again to be your Section Manager. It is mixed emotions that I have decided not to continue in office past December 31st 2006, the last regular day of my term. It has truly been an honor to serve you.

“After much reflection on what will be a solemn day tomorrow for all of us, I now believe that my work is finished and I can move on to other pursuits. I have also come to the conclusion that is time the torch be passed to an individual with some different points of view of our hobby. It is my understanding that ARRL Headquarters will identify other candidates for you to consider and vote on this fall. The new SM will then assume my office on January 1st.

“I feel much has been accomplished since I assumed duties as the Section Emergency Coordinator in May 2001. Together with some very talented and devoted individuals, we have made our section one of the most ready for emergency communications in the ARRL national organization. That effort continued after I assumed office as SM on January 1st, 2004. We also instituted notable improvements in our communications suite with digital modes. Productive relationships continued with RACES and MARS. New life was breathed into our now robust relationship with the American Red Cross. Much work was done with Major Will Leslie of the Salvation Army to reestablish the Massachusetts Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (MVOAD). Moreover, we greatly improved our information sharing with members through our innovative website, as well as creating a very robust internet based emergency response database.

“Each important part of the hobby was represented by very talented individuals. I would like to specifically thank Rob, KD1CY, SEC, for a truly extraordinary job. I cannot begin to describe here the monumental contribution he has made to our section. He, in turn, is supported by the most professional volunteers I have been privileged to serve with. Much sage advice and friendship was provided by Carl, N1FY, my ASM and Chief of Staff. He also established our Incident Command Post, significantly enhancing our readiness. A well done to Phil, N1XTB, for his efforts in bringing our emergency database to life. Phil, K9HI, added a special measure to our information exchange with our members through his timely and interesting upkeep of our website. I am indebted to Mike, K1LJN, for staying on in my administration as our OOC even though he wanted to retire. Many thanks to Jim, N1LKJ, as our steadfast STM, Ron, W1PLW, our PIC and Shawn, K3HI, for his government relation work for both the EMA and WMA sections. Many others, too numerous to mention here, have also contributed to the betterment of our section during my term.

“When the new SM is identified, please throw your support his or her way. I know I will!

“My best regards to you all.”

73,

de W1MPN

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KY1N List of New England Volunteer Exams, 9/10/06

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
9/10/06
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
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 17:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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 Bethel 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 10:00 Walter Styslo, KA1DFH Farmington CT 860-529-8474
09/23/06 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
09/23/06 09:00 Darryl Del Grosso, WA1DD New London CT 860-443-7799
09/23/06 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
09/23/06 09:00 *Francis D'auria, W1AD Rutland VT 802-775-7435
09/27/06 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
09/29/06 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
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
10/14/06 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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 18:00 Ron Manson, W1SSF Skowhegan ME 207-873-2071
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 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
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
11/03/06 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
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 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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
12/07/06 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
12/08/06 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
12/09/06 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
12/09/06 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
12/09/06 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
12/09/06 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
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
12/13/06 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-933-9587
12/14/06 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
12/14/06 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
12/18/06 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
12/19/06 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Middletown CT 860-635-1742
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 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
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
12/30/06 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
01/06/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
01/08/07 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
01/10/07 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
01/11/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
01/12/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
01/13/07 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
01/13/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
01/14/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
01/18/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
01/20/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
01/24/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
01/24/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
01/26/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
01/27/07 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
02/03/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
02/08/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
02/09/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
02/10/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
02/11/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
02/12/07 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
02/14/07 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
02/15/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
02/17/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
02/21/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
02/23/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
02/23/07 09:00 Mitch Stern, W1SJ Milton VT 802-879-6589
02/24/07 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
02/24/07 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
02/28/07 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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SEMARA Repeater Now IRLP/EchoLink-enabled!

SEMARA logoThe Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association announced that its 147.00 repeater is now interconnected with both IRLP and Echolink, thanks to members’ donations of time and equipment.

“It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the world of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) linking on the SEMARA repeater,” writes SEMARA’s Repeater Administrator, Rick Cabral, W1RJC. “A show of hands revealed that mostly all of the members present agreed to give it a shot. I spent all night wiring it up to the repeater controller, and it is now fully operational.”

Cabral says that various club members travel or live out of state and they “will certainly find this new feature quite beneficial to communicate back with fellow hams on the South Coast.”

W1RJC adds that any member who has questions or concerns should email the SEMARA Technical Committee.

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Whitman ARC Technician Class Begins Sept. 13

Whitman ARC logoFree Amateur Radio License Course Offered

“The Whitman Emergency Management Agency will co-sponsor along with The Whitman Amateur Radio Club a Technician Radio Operators license course which no longer requires Morse Code.

“The classes will run for 8 weeks with a FCC license examination given on the ninth week. Early pre-registration is advised as the classes will begin on Wednesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. upstairs at the Whitman Fire/Rescue Station on Temple Street. To register call 781-447-1655, and leave your contact information.

“There are no age or special educational requirements, just a willingness to learn about this fascinating hobby. Basic electronics, radio theory, FCC rules, and safety are some of the study materials covered. Although the course is free, there is a required text book that costs about $20.

“In addition to the 48 trained Citizens Emergency Response Team members, last years (sic) class room effort produced five additional licensed radio operators that can legally operate the radio communications equipment at the Whitman EOC, as well as provide supplemental emergency communication assistance in time of need.”

Whitman Express, September 7, 2006

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Falmouth Fox Hunt, Sept. 9

Falmouth ARA logoWhat is a Fox Hunt? It’s simple enough in concept, a little more difficult to execute however, especially in Falmouth summer traffic. We have a neat little package that contains a 2m transceiver, batteries, and a box full of control circuitry. Somebody hides the package somewhere in town. You find the package using radio direction finding techniques.

What techniques? They can be as simple as using your body to shield the antenna on your HT so you can find a null in the signal from the Fox; or as complex as a phase shift detector with multiple antennas. In any case, when you find the null, the Fox is in the opposite direction. Why a null and not a peak? Simple, a null is usually deeper and more pronounced than a peak, especially with omni-directional antennas.

The fox will even bark for you if you tune to 146.565 simplex, key your rig and press the # key on your keypad for a second or so. The fox will respond with about 60 seconds worth of CW that reads:

FOX, followed by 50 seconds worth of beeps, and finally K1RK, whereupon it goes silent again. The FARA Fox should now be very healthy and rar’n to go; he says, find me if you can!

WHEN? Saturday September 9 at 0830.

WHERE? We meet in front of Town Hall, the Fox will be driven off to hide and the hunt kicks off from there. Hunt will run until the fox is found or 11:30, which ever happens first.

AND AFTER? All hunters are invited to lunch at John & Lyn Gould’s house, RSVP (508)540-5779 by Thursday, September 7.

–Thanks, Falmouth Amateur Radio Association web site

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Eastern MA Hams’ Contributions Cited

EMA ARRL logoFive Eastern MA ARRL members were recognized for their contributions to the section with special citations at a meeting at the New England Division Convention in Boxboro on August 26, 2006. The amateurs are: Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Carl Aveni, N1FY, Bill Ricker, N1VUX, Phil McNamara, N1XTB and Phil Temples, K9HI.

“These awards cannot fully express our gratitude for the exceptional job [these individuals have] done, but hopefully recognition through this award will help in the communication of that sentiment,” writes ARRL Section Manager Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN.

Rob Macedo, KD1CY is cited “for his efforts with coordinating the SKYWARN program at the National Weather Service in Taunton.”

Carl Aveni, N1FY has been “instrumental in the establishment of the EMA ARES Incident Command Post in the Bridgewater Emergency Operations Center.”

Bill Ricker, N1VUX has “contributed greatly to emergency preparedness and section activity” by organizing a comprehensive section field day web site. The site has drawn national acclaim.

Phil McNamara, N1XTB established an on-line ARES mobilization database, featuring a “fully interactive web based utility.”

“The establishment of this database helped meet a major management objective to access pertinent membership information on a real time basis, while allowing members to supervise and update their information at will,” commented W1MPN.

Phil Temples, K9HI established the current Eastern MA ARRL web site, a content management-based system that allows for many advanced features. He has also “developed several adjunct web sites to support ARES and NTS activities.”

Rob Macedo, KD1CYCarl Aveni, N1FY

Phil Temples, K9HIBill Ricker, N1VUXPhil McNamara, N1XTB
[L-R: KD1CY, N1FY, N1XTB, N1VUX, K9HI]

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Preparedness Efforts Including Eastern Mass ARES Web Site Updates

Hello to all….

With September being National Preparedness Month, the Eastern Massachusetts ARES staff is working to tighten our preparedness across the section. Some examples include:

-Frank O’Laughlin, WQ1O, has been doing the Emergency Communications Workshop weekly for the Falmouth ARES team.

-Jim Palmer, KB1KQW, North Shore ARES EC, has started a discussion topic on backup net controls and liaisons on the North Shore ARES email list.

Early last week, I heard from Joe Heck-K1LBG, who is the Red Cross Communications Officer. He mentioned to me that the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Organizationl Chart was out of date. That was updated and fixed last week. Understanding that was the case, it was time to go through the entire web site and update and clean up old/outdated information and other items on the web site. The site should now be very up to date with some fresh content. Those updates include the following:

1.) Eastern Massachusetts ARES Staff organizational Chart is now updated.

2.) The Comprehensive Frequency Listing is updated with PL Tones for the Region 1 and 2 RACES Repeaters. The RACES manual and frequency listing is currently under revision but the information there reflects the last good information given on RACES frequencies.

3.) The Comprehensive Frequency Listing now directs you to a link for the latest SKYWARN frequency information.

4.) The Ema ARES Membership Policy was updated to direct new and existing ARES applicants to the Join Us link while retaining the old Word Document Application.

5.) The Field Day link was updated for the events that occurred in 2006.

6.) The IRLP/EchoLink section was updated to reflect how they are utilized for Emergency Communications.

7.) Updated the Voice Nets section to reflect the correct timeframe for the Monthly Eastern Mass. ARES Net.

8.) Updated the Workshops section to accurately reflect how we are running our workshops.

9.) The Interoperability link’s formatting was tough to read and has been cleaned up and fixed.

10.) The Massachusetts Statewide Hurricane Hope Drill After Action Report has been uploaded to the web site.

11.) We have added a section on past information and PR from the May 14th, 2006 Floods from the ARRL, the ARES web site and from the North Shore Radio Association (NSRA).

12.) Updated the calendar to include various weekly nets and the Eastern Massachusetts Monthly ARES Net. Removed the scheduled events link from the right side of the web site.

These are all the updates have been made to the web site to improve preparedness and readiness within the Eastern Massachusetts ARES/ARRL section.

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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Department of Homeland Security Declares September National Preparedness Month

Hello to all….

The Department of Homeland Security has declared the month of September, National Preparedness Month in the United States. For us, as Amateur Radio Operators particularly those involved with ARES/RACES/SKYWARN/MARS/SATERN/Red Cross and other organizations, National Preparedness Month should strike a strong tone within our ranks. For us, we should be prepared at home for when natural or man-made disasters arise and have the necessary supplies at home so that we can survive for at least 3 days and in some cases as long as 7-10 days. We also need to be prepared for the potential of deployment for Emergency Management and NGO’s that we have worked with over the past several years. The press release on DHS National Preparedness Month and other associated information on preparedness can be seen from the following link:

http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/press_release/press_release_0988.xml

The ARRL, as an organization working with DHS on raising the awareness of preparedness, is one of many organizations involved with National Preparedness Month. The ARRL has declared Amateur Radio Awareness Day for Saturday September 16th, 2006. Below is a link to an ARRL article on DHS National Preparedness Month and ARRL Amateur Radio Awareness Day:

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/09/01/1/?nc=1

As your Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator and ARES SKYWARN Coordinator for NWS Taunton, September is a very appropriate month for National Preparedness Month. While the extremely active severe weather season has waned, we are entering the peak of the Hurricane Season and while the season has not been as active as expected, there remains a threat from the Tropics in the Eastern Massachusetts section until early October, when cooler waters should then protect the region from serious impact from a land-falling hurricane.

Several items have been completed this week to increase our section’s preparedness and the details will be posted in separate announcements via the various email lists and on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site.

Thank you for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts 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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Whitman ARC Special Edition Newsletter: Marshfield Fair

participant at 2006 Marshfield FairThe Whitman Amateur Radio Club has produced a spectacular eleven-page special edition of their newsletter, The Spectrum highlighting the club’s special event operations (NN1MF) at the 2006 Marshfield Fair.

The August, 2006 issue documents every aspect of the setup and operation with an abundance of high quality photographs. Club officers accumulated the material over the entire course of the highly successful week-long event.

A PDF version of this special edition newsletter can be viewed at http://ema.arrl.org/local/WARC_Marshfield_Fair_06_E_News.pdf.

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RACES Nets/Eastern Massachusetts Monthly ARES Net Next Monday 9/11/06

Hello to all…

The Eastern Massachusetts Monthly ARES Net will be next Monday, September 11th, 2006 due to the Labor Day holiday this Monday. RACES Nets will also be next Monday September 11th, 2006 due to the holiday.

Make next Monday, “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)
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Whitman Hams Conduct Search And Rescue Training

Whitman ARC logo“Six Whitman Amateur Radio Club members and nine area hams participated in a lost person search and rescue exercise in the Norton Town Forest as part of ongoing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

“A new wave of introductory level amateur radio operators appear to be coming from Emergency Management Agency volunteers. Amateur Radio has its roots in serving the public in times of emergencies and these new volunteers appreciate Amateur Radio as a valuable tool in this effort.”

–Thanks Whitman ARC Spectrum, August 2006

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New England Area Flea Markets, 09/01/06

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2006 P 1 of 2
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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

9 Sept Windsor CT VintageRCM @115Pierson Ln $10/Sp@7 Chris 860 243 1447 W+

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

10 Sept Bethpage NY LIMARC @Briarcliff $15/S@7:30 $6@9Rick K2RB 516 526 6975 F+

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
Third Sunday April thru October

17 Sept Newtown CT CARC James KD1YV 203 775 1946 A

30 Sept Drummondville PQ CRdD @StBernardCol $5@9$15/T@7 Jacques 819 478 2847 R+

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 ** Moved see 21 Oct ** Marty 603 755 2839 +

15 Oct Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776
Third Sunday April thru October

21 Oct Greenwood NS GARC @CommCtr $3@10 S@8 Eric VE1CFY 902 765 4468 W

21 Oct Manchester NH Antique RC @BingoCtr Charlie AB1CI 603 898 4821 +

22 Oct Lindenhurst NY ToBARES @KoC $6@9 $25/T@7 Walter KA2RGI 631 957 0218 W+

28 Oct Waterford CT TCARC Auction @OswegatchieSch@10 Tom WA@RYV 860 464 6555 T

28 Oct Montrial PQ MSSARC @PlDesaulniers $5@9$10/T@6 Roch VE2DU 514 765 0363 W+

28-29 Oct Watertown MA Photographica @ACEC ~photo~ John 781 592 2553 W

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

4 Nov Londonderry NH IRS @Lions Sellers$10@7 $3@9 Gayle KB1LHA 781 598 1442

11 Nov E Falmouth MA FARA @KoC $5@9 $10/S@7 Ralph N1YHS 508 548 6405 F
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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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Boston ARC To Help At WGBH Ice Cream FunFest

Ice Cream FunFest logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes on BARC-List:

Ice Ham — Ice Radio — Ice Cream!!

The WGBH Ice Cream FunFest will be held on Saturday, 16 September 2006. For many years the Boston Amateur Radio Club has responded to their request for communications to assist and protect the 10000 expected visitors at the WGBH (Public TV and FM) annual Ice Cream FunFest. It is held outside their studios on Western Avenue in Brighton.

To those who have participated in the past, I can assure you that your service received their greatest praise. To you and any newcomers, your help is needed even more this year to assist with crowd and parking management and emergency needs. Our operation begins at 0900 and should be over before 1400.

The area is compact enough to use 2-meter hand-helds on simplex. Helpful is an antenna better than the rubber duck that came with your radio, as well as battery capacity to last the day.

Not only is this a visible ham public service, but we (and all their visitors) get to sample the wares of the FOURTEEN ice cream providers (the most ever) FREE. Eat all you can, but don’t get sick on your radio!

WGBH gives us some extra thanks by allowing us booth space to promote and demonstrate ham radio to the visitors of all ages. Every year this proves to be a great opportunity to introduce ham radio to the public. We plan to demonstrate Morse code to kids of all ages. In the past we have even stirred some dormant ham visitors back into operation. You can be of help here, too.

Time is short and your help is needed. For those who have not done much ham public service, this is an excellent opportunity to get familiar without much effort. Please contact me as quickly as possible. More details to follow. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Bob Salow, WA1IDA

wa1ida@arrl.net

508.650.9440

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Tour de Westford, Lowell Youth Soccer Fall Freeze Need Ham Help

Police Amateur RAdio Team of Westford logo“Bo” Budinger, WA1QYM writes on PART-L:

[The Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford] is primarily a public service organization. We have had a good history of helping out with communications for many different organizations over the years. There are two upcoming events that I would like to bring your attention to. They both require a fair number of hams to participate. All that is required is a 2 meter walkie (and maybe a spare battery or two). Please let the contact people know if you are willing to participate!

Thanks,

Bo
WA1QYM
President
Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford

TOUR DE WESTFORD BICYCLE RIDE

This year’s [Tour de Westford Bicycle Ride] will be held on October 8, which is the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Dave (WI1R) is in charge. The format of the ride will be the same as last year, and the course will pretty much be the same of last year’s course. The 30 mile ride will start at 10:00 AM and the 12 mile ride will start at 1:00 PM or 1:30 PM. If you’re available and want to help with this year’s ride, please send Dave (WI1R) a reply letting him know if you want to work the 30 mile ride, the 12 mile ride, or both.
Contact Dave at: wi1r@wb1gof.org.

LOWELL YOUTH SOCCER’S FALL FREEZE TOURNAMENT

The Lowell Youth Soccer Association will be having their Annual Fall Freeze Tournament on November 11 and 12. This is their major fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser allow them to provide scholarships and equipment to the less fortunate youth of our city and surrounding cities/towns. It also allows them to provide a safe, pleasurable, soccer environment for over 1000 current soccer players in our league.

During this Fall Freeze Tournament they will need communications help in the Parking areas, as well as shadowing of other volunteers on the field.

They normally have over 100 teams competing from not only Lowell and the surrounding area but teams traveling from surrounding states such as Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to name a few. Between the players, spectators, and coaches, this provides a turn out of thousands. We will need many people for this event and for both days! Contact: Ron (KB1KRG) at: RQUATTROCHI@phlyins.com.

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