Boston ARC Receives Special Service Club Renewal

ARRL SSC logoThe Boston Amateur Radio Club has been officially renewed as a Special Service Club by ARRL Headquarters.

“Through the work of its members, [Boston ARC] is recognized for its continued efforts on behalf of Amateur Radio and services to its community.” wrote ARRL Club Assistant Rose-Anne Lawrence, KB1DMW in a November 29, 2006 letter to BARC’s Blake Haskell, K1BTH, Eastern MA Affiliated Club Coordinator Phil Temples, K9HI, Section Manager Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, and New England Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI.

“Extraordinary clubs like BARC actively pursue all aspects of Amateur Radio: new ham development and training, public relations, emergency communications, school club support, technical advancement and operating activities,” commented K9HI.

More information about Special Service Clubs can be found at http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/#ssc_program

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Tech Class on MVI Nets New Hams

ARRL License ManualThe Falmouth Amateur Radio Association sponsored a license class recently at the Edgartown Elementary School on Martha’s Vineyard. N1WAT and KB1QL were the course instructors. Five students participated.

“The sudents are involved in the radio program offered at the school by Bob Yapp, N1VTB a teacher at [Edgartown Elementary],” writes Bob Courtemanch, N1WAT, of Mashpee.

KB1QSL, K1IOC and N1WAT acted as Volunteer Examiners at the conclusion of the class.

–Thanks, N1WAT

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Hams, Emergency Management Agencies Participate In Pilgrim Nuke Plant Drill

radiation area signEmergency management agencies and area amateur radio club members participated in a recent Federal Emergency Management Agency-graded exercise to test the Plymouth Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant evacuation plans for the host communities of Taunton, Bridgewater and Braintree.

The exercise called for conditions at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant to “deteriorate” triggering the simulated evacuation of Plymouth school children to Braintree, Bridgewater and Taunton. This was followed by the simulated evacuation of some of the residents in the immediate area around the plant.

In an actual emergency scenario, the City of Taunton would see 110 school buses and about 10,000 extra people evacuated into the city. The American Red Cross would plan to set up shelters if people were still housed in the host schools after 8 p.m. And some of the mass care shelters would be set up in neighboring cities and towns.

Each city and town has a core group of Amateur Radio RACES operators on call. The plan is to staff each host school with an amateur radio operator equipped with a 2-meter/440 MHz transceiver “go-kit” providing backup communication between the host school and the Emergency Operations Center.

“The likelihood of anything happening at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is very unlikely,” stresses Herb Lemon, KC1ZW, who serves as the Emergency Management Agency Director for the Town of Bridgewater. “There are all kinds of safeguards in place.”

Even so, the drills pay off in other ways, according to Whitman ARC President Bruce Hayden, NI1X. “The training and equipment in place enables the cities and towns to be ready to respond to any emergency, not necessarily related to the nuclear plant.” Hayden sites last year’s Dam crisis in Taunton as a case in point.

Pilgrim Nuke 2006 FEMA exercise, Taunton EOCPilgrim Nuke 2006 FEMA exercise, Bridgewater EOC

photo, left: Taunton EOC participants: N1UMJ, NI1X, KB1LXI; right: Bridgewater EOC staffed by: W1JOE, KB1CYV, K1VQ, N1EDM

–Whitman ARC Spectrum, November 2006

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New England Public Service List 11/19/06

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

Dec  2  Sutton     MA Chain of Lights              Bob KA1OTQ    
                                                              ka1otq@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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Interference to Int’l Calling and Distress Frequency

Chris J. Smith, K1CJS writes on the SEMARA discussion list:

2182 KHz International Calling and Distress frequency has had interference since 1800 EST 21 NOV06.

FCC investigated last night and narrowed the source to possibly be on the island of Nantucket, MA.

FCC investigation continues tonight and has asked the USCG for assistance in isolating the cause of the interference, which sounds like a walking or trotting horse.

Canadian Coast Guard has also alerted the FCC and the interference is affecting their operations as well.

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Eastern MA ARES, RACES Monitors Situation In Danvers

EMA ARES logoRACES logoEastern Massachusetts ARES and RACES closely monitored the situation in Danvers, Massachusetts yesterday in the aftermath of a chemical explosion. Miraculously, no one was killed but the explosion severely damaged scores of home and businesses. Ten people were admitted to area hospitals with injuries. (WCVB, Boston Globe).

No requests for assistance from public service agencies were received, but an informal net continued all day long on the North Shore Radio Association 145.47 Danvers Repeater. ARRL Headquarters web site also carried a story describing the situation.

[See also: Eastern Mass ARES/RACES Groups Monitoring Danvers Major Chemical Explosion, North Shore ARES Stands Down from Danvers Incident at 1800]

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North Shore ARES Stands Down from Danvers Incident at 1800

Hello to all….

North Shore ARES stands down their informal ARES Net on the 145.47 Danvers NSRA Repeater at 1800 local time. No requests for assistance have been received at this time and it appears any need for Amateur Radio assistance has passed.

North Shore ARES Emergency Coordinator, Jim Palmer-KB1KQW and North Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Eric Horwitz-KA1NCF, will monitor any further developments and react to any changes as required. Jim-KB1KQW reported that more than 40 Amateurs checked in on the Danvers Repeater throughout the informal net that started at 3 AM Wednesday Morning.

Special thanks to Eric, Jim, North Shore ARES and the North Shore Radio Association for their efforts today. While no deployments were required, the high level of readiness and monitoring displayed was tremendous. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

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 Mass ARES/RACES Groups Monitoring Danvers Major Chemical Explosion

Hello to all….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES and RACES has been closely monitoring the situation in Danvers, Massachusetts concerning the chemical explosion. At this time, no requests for assistance have been received and an informal net continues on the 145.47 NSRA Danvers Repeater. ARRL Headquarters has been notified and has posted an article and the link is posted below:

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/11/22/100/?nc=1

Please monitor the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site, http://ares.ema.arrl.org for further updates and changes as required. Thanks to all for their 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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Wellesley ARS Members “Prolific In Print”

Wellesley ARS logoSeveral members of the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society have been active of late in the printed Amateur Radio media, according to WARS President Dan Brown, W1DAN. “Jim [Kile], WB2PID had a small submission in an article printed in the September, 2006 QST talking about an antenna he built while in college. And Larry Coyle [K1QW] will have a construction project put in the upcoming Handbook.”

In addition, the September, 2006 QST featured Brown’s cover article entitled “Mississippi Mud” about WD5BJT’s Hurricane Katrina experience. W1DAN may also have an article published in a future issue of Popular Communications about WRNO Worldwide returning to the airwaves.

The Wellesley ARS meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Wellesley Police Station.

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W1P Special Event Station Commemorates Portland Loss

W1P QSL cardHenry Brown, K1WCC will operate special event station W1P on November 24, 2006 commemorating the sinking of the Steamship Portland on November 27, 1898.

Brown writes, “This time, I will be running a small portable operation from my truck at the Province Lands Visitors Center in Provincetown.”

Operations will start at 1330 GMT and will be on 3.997, 7.260 and 14.260 SSB. Check DX Summit for spots.

–Thanks Falmouth ARA newsletter, November 2006

[See also: W1P Special Event Station]

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KY1N List of New England Exam Sessions 11/11/06

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
11/11/06
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
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
11/15/06 18:00 Edward Shekleton, K1ZE Woodstock CT 860-429-9837
11/16/06 19:00 Al Bardwell, NS1O Bow NH 603-228-1407
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
11/19/06 17:00 Sean Sanderson, KD6MPY Brattleboro VT 413-695-5233
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
12/12/06 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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
01/10/07 19:30 *James Weckback, W1EQW Framingham MA 508-435-6487
01/11/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
01/11/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
01/16/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
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
01/25/07 12:00 Adam Woodbury, K1ADW Bedford MA 781-271-3062
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
01/27/07 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
02/03/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
02/03/07 10:30 Ron Manson, W1SSF Winslow ME 207-873-2071
02/08/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
02/20/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
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
03/03/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
03/08/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
03/08/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
03/09/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
03/10/07 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
03/10/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
03/11/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
03/12/07 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
03/14/07 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
03/15/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
03/17/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
03/21/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
03/23/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
03/24/07 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015
03/28/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
04/07/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/08/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
04/09/07 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
04/11/07 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
04/12/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
04/13/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
04/14/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
04/18/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
04/19/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
04/21/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
04/25/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
04/27/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
04/28/07 12:00 +Warren Hartman, W1LN Danvers MA 978-927-1015

NOTES:
* = PREREGISTRATION MANDATORY
+ = PLEASE CALL TO GAURANTEE SEATING
T = Technician Exams only
Times are Local Time
Please check with the contact person as some dates are tentative!
For the latest examination information, check
http://www.ky1n.net/ky1n.html.
If attending a session please remember to bring:
1) One photo ID, or two non-photo ID's (one with address)
2) Original FCC-issued license plus a photocopy (if already licensed)
3) Original plus photocopies of all CSCE's you are claiming
4) The 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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FARA Fest Saturday, Nov. 11

Eighth Annual FARAFEST
Featuring Ham, Computer,
Electronics Equipment, and
VE Testing Session

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2006
Time: 9AM to 1PM, vendor setup starting at 7AM
Place: Falmouth Knights of Columbus Hall INDOOR AND OUTDOOR (weather permitting) spaces
Brick Kiln Road
Buyers $5.00, plenty of FREE Parking.
Sellers: 8 foot spaces, $10.00 per space (bring your own tables for outdoor space).
Indoor spaces, we supply tables. Advanced registrations if mailed by Nov.1st (PayPal accepted), $9.00/space.

Space available on a first come, first served basis
Talk-in: 146.655 MHz (-600 KHz) PL 88.5

ARRL VE Exam Session on Site: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Registration for VE session accepted at the door by 9:00 AM:

Requirements for Exam Registration Upgrades
a. 2 proofs of ID (credit card, driver’s license, etc.)
b. original and photocopy of your current license
c. original and photocopy of any current CSCEE’s held
d. $14.00 exam fee, cash or check made out to F.A.R.A.
No current license a. 2 proofs of ID (credit card, driver’s license, etc.)
b. $14.00 exam fee, cash or check made out to F.A.R.A.

Raffle Tickets for sale on site
door prize drawings every 1/2 hour.Note that one of our door prizes is a $300 gift certificate good at the Shoreway Acres Resort in Falmouth

Food Service On Site

Contacts: Exhibit space: Ralph, N1YHS (508) 548-6405
VE session: Ben, K2LYE (508) 540-2583
FARA Volunteers: Ralph, N1YHS (508) 548-6405
WWW.FALARA.ORG

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MMRA 22/82 Brookline Repeater Status

Minuteman Repeater Association logoThe Minuteman Repeater Association’s 146.820 repeater in Brookline has been taken off the air, reports MMRA President Bob Dematia, K1IW.

“Ongoing problems with intermod has forced us to remove this repeater from service and bring it back to the shop for additional work.” As part of the refurbishment “the system will be getting a new link radio and will have the various cavities and filters in the transmission system re-tuned and/or replaced.”

Dematia adds, “to increase accessibility, the ’82 machine will soon be placed back in service at the old Marlborough East site. We will give it a good work out here before putting it back in Brookline.”

The Minuteman, Volume 36, Number 2, November 2006

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TACGroup Lights “Ham Radio Spark” For Scouts

The Taunton Area Communications Group (TACGroup) held the first of several special events and activities, demonstrating Amateur Radio to scouts in Plymouth on November 4.

The Tulpe Lodge 245 of the Order of the Arrow invited the TACGroup to its fellowship weekend at Camp Norse BSA. The club members “showed their wares” to approximately 40 scouts who visited the TACGroup’s station.

John Miller, N1UMJ operated HF on 20 and 40 meters, while Greg Glynn, KB1NLX manned a 2-meter station. Despite a “finicky” HF radio, several contacts were made nationally, complementing local QSOs via the Bridgewater W1MV repeater. An amateur from Taunton, England checked in via Echolink, much to the delight of the scouts.

Other operators at the event were: Neal Harrington, KB1LXL, Rudy Burer, KB1LXI, Dave Souza (Assistant Scout Master, Troop 61, Norton, MA), W1DFS, and TACGroup President Don Burke, KB1LXH.

Several scouts who stopped by expressed an interest in becoming Amateur Radio operators. The TACGroup hopes that their efforts may have “lit the spark” that will begin a new Technician class in the spring!

The Order of the Arrow is an Honor Camper Society within scouting whose members must prove themselves in “brotherhood, cheerfulness and service.” Membership in the Order of the Arrow is considered a high honor.

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Reminder: Monthly ARES Net for November

Hello to all….

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

The monthly ARES Net for November is Monday November 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.

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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Wellesley ARS Support For Hospital Emergency Communications

Wellesley ARS logoThe Wellesley Amateur Radio Society stands ready, willing and able to assist the Newton-Wellesley Hospital with emergency communications, according to WARS President Dan Brown, W1DAN. Brown writes that the hospital recently indicated a desire to explore a role for hams to assist in emergencies.

“Mike Healy, a Project Manager for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, wants to speak to us about our antenna on the roof of the hospital as well as Amateur Radio emergency communications.”

Brown reports that he and two other WARS members have already contacted Mr. Healy to see how the club might serve the hospital. “At this time, we have not held a meeting, and they may want us as emergency communicators for the hospital during an emergency. We will keep you posted.”

–WARS The Sparkgap, October 2006

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