Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays

Hello to all….

On behalf of the entire Eastern Massachusetts ARES staff, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a Happy and safe holiday season to those celebrating other holidays that are occurring during this time of year. It was another active year for ARES, RACES and SKYWARN and I want to thank everyone for putting in a tremendous effort in 2006 and look forward to working with everyone in 2007.

We conducted another successful Emergency Communications Workshop in Walpole, Massachusetts in early Apil 2006. In addition to that workshop, weeknight workshops held once per week for a period of 6-8 weeks were conducted in both Taunton, Massachusetts and Falmouth Massachusetts targeting specific emergency communication teams in those regions. We thank those that attended and assisted in those workshops.

The most significant ARES/RACES response in recent memory was executed during the May Floods of 2006 in Northeast Massachusetts. Terry Stader-KA8SCP, Region One RACES Radio Officer and a team of roughly a dozen Amateur Radio Operators, manned the Region One MEMA Headquarters in Tewksbury for 5 days assisting with communications not just via Amateur Radio but with other means of communications for MEMA. Eastern Massachusetts ARES supported SKYWARN operations providing several hundred reports of flooding, rainfall and significant impact to life and property. The American Red Cross of Mass. Bay and Northeast Massachusetts utilized close to 2 dozen Amateurs over a period of three days for damage assessment and relief operations in Northeast Massachusetts. This was a tremendous job by those involved in these efforts.

Through the efforts of Phil McNamara-N1XTB and contributions from all of you, we now have an Eastern Massachusetts ARES online registration form and database that brings us forward in terms of knowing who is available for emergency communications needs when required. Phil’s superb technical expertise and many months of efforts has provided a superb system that will be able to be used for many years to come.

This year brought a tremendous amount of severe thunderstorm activity to the region with the highest number of severe reports received in over 10 years. Several reports from SKYWARN spotters resulted in timely warnings being issued for an area along with a much better understanding of what was happening at the ground resulting in the protection of life and property. Several exercises and other smaller events were completed in 2006 including the annual WX4NHC Communications Test, the Simulated Emergency Test and the MEMA yearly hurricane exercise and the Monthly ARES and RACES nets continued on a regular basis.

Thanks to all of you for your efforts in 2006 and we look forward to working with all of you in 2007. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all of you!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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Going Out With Voices: W1AA/ Fessenden 100th Anniversary Event, Hull MA

W1AA QSL, Point Allerton/whale boatHello CLIMAX Event Dec 29 – 30

http://www.arrl.org/pio/contact/2006/10/#hello

Reginald A. Fessenden 100th Anniversary Event, Hull, Massachusetts.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the First Voice Broadcast.

W1AA (Marconi Radio Club) will represent and operate from near the Station Point Allerton Life Saving Station in Hull, Massachusetts on December 30, 2006. The W1AA operation will recognize the contributions to marine safety at sea made by Reginald A. Fessenden’s invention of voice communication.

W1AA is a member of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society, and has activated 54 lighthouses and lightships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island over the last three years. http://arlhs.com/

Operation will be from 7:00 AM EST(2000 UTC) to 4:00 PM (2100 UTC). W1AA will start on 80 SSB, check 3996.0. Look for W1AA between the nets, most likely below 7270, down to 7225. Check “7234”. 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. CW operation will be conducted roughly on the half hour but could happen any time, 7035, 10116, 14035 and 18080 kHz, plus or minus QRM.
A special photo QSL will be provided. DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE.

Watch the DX Summit for W1AA spots on December 30th.
See http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/hfdx25.html

Bob “Whitey” Doherty K1VV / W1AA
Marconi Radio Club
http://www.qsl.net/w1aa/w1aa_1001.htm

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Station Point Allerton, Hull, Massachusetts

Point Allerton Lifesaving Station is one of the oldest remaining lifesaving stations in Massachusetts. Also known as Old Point Allerton Coast Guard Station, it was established in Hull in 1889. Designed by architect Albert B. Bibb, it replaced a nearby station established by the Massachusetts Humane Society prior to 1874. The Massachusetts Humane Society was the third oldest lifesaving society in the world and the precursor to the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Constructed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the one-and-one-half-story, Queen Anne style clapboard building (with a later two-story rear ell attached to its southeast corner) rests on a modern concrete foundation. A small, one-story boathouse stands directly behind the ell. The original portion of the station is rectangular in plan. The rear ell is the most prominent addition, which was built to house the station chief.

The Massachusetts’ coastline at one time featured 32 lifesaving stations of which only 11 remain. Only two of the existing stations are older than Point Allerton, and both have been converted into private residences. Known as the most active lifesaving station on the East Coast, Point Allerton is famous for the central role it played in Massachusetts maritime history, as well as its associations with Captain Joshua James (1826-1902). James was born in Hull and devoted 60 of his 75 years to saving over 1,000 lives from shipwrecks in Boston Harbor. He received several lifesaving medals and other
acknowledgements throughout his illustrious career.

In the late 1960s, the new Point Allerton Coast Guard Station replaced Point Allerton Lifesaving Station. The historic building was converted into the Hull Lifesaving Museum, the museum of Boston Harbor Heritage, whose mission is to preserve the region’s lifesaving tradition and maritime culture through collections, exhibits, experiential and interpretive education, and research. The museum traces the history of organized lifesaving from its 18th-century roots to the modern Coast Guard, celebrates the life of Joshua James, displays a variety of lifesaving equipment and houses a collection of books and manuscripts by noted author Edward Rowe Snow. Point Allerton Lifesaving Station is located at 1117 Nantasket Ave. in Hull.

It is owned by Boston Harbor Heritage and is open to the public year round, Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. For further information, please call 781-925-5433 or visit the Hull Lifesaving Museum’s website.
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Life-Saving Service &
Coast Guard Lifeboat/Lifesaving Stations
http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/USLSS%20Station%20List.html
Hull Lifesaving Museum
http://www.lifesavingmuseum.org/
Hello CLIMAX Event Dec 29 – 30
http://www.arrl.org/pio/contact/2006/10/#hello

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Framingham ARA Promotes Open House, Kids Day to Scouts

Framingham ARA logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association has a prominent link on the Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts of America web site promoting the upcoming Kid’s Day event on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at W1FY at the Danforth Museum in Framingham.

The colorful PDF poster, entitled Framingham Amateur Radio Assoc. offering opportunity for Scouts to acquire ham radio license! also promotes the club’s upcoming VE Session as well as its License-In-A-Weekend class on March 16-18, 2007. All costs for the class will be waived for scouts.

James Cahill, KB1LOY spearheaded the effort to promote Kid’s Day open house and other club activities to the Scout Council.

“I drafted the announcement, stuffed the envelopes this morning, got permission to place the package in Troop mail slots from the Council, and met Scott Harvey who graciously posted it onto their website,” Cahill writes.

For additional information, contact the Framingham ARA at 508-879-8097 or visit http://www.fara.org.

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Whitman ARC Assists At Winterfest

Whitman ARC Winterfest 2006 festivitiesThe Whitman 2006 Winterfest, held on Sunday December 3, 2006, was visited by an estimated 10,000 people throughout the day. Gallons of free hot chocolate and mounds of cookies were enjoyed by visitors while watching the ice sculpting or riding through the park in a horse drawn wagon or having a picture taken with Santa. December fire works topped off the event at 6:00 pm.

Behind the scenes were dozens of volunteers helping to make this a safe and successful event. Whitman Amateur Radio Club members helping out with various duties, including additional security and communications included: Bob Schmitt, KB1MTY; Erika LaFlamme, KB1MTV; Jeff Tracy, N1SOM; Mike Supple, KB1OEP; Bill Hayden N1FRE; Frank Hayes N1OGP; and Gloria Chiaramonte, KB1OAV.

A new set of commercial hand-held radios and a base station were put in use for the first time at the Whitman 2006 Winterfest activities. This allowed town officials to monitor the volunteers reporting in to the Net Control Station.

[Shown, above: Gloria Chiaramonte KB1OAV and Frank Hayes N1OGP]

–Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, December 2006

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Cape Cod Marathon: Potential Hazards, But Hams Come Through

Falmouth ARAThe night before the 2006 Cape Cod Marathon, rains flooded roads, heavy winds had blown sand over many other roads, and downed power lines posed dangerous hazards to runners and wheelchair participants who would start the following morning. In fact, the Marathon itself was nearly “blown away.” But members of the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association rose to the occasion, providing very timely assistance to the race course officials.

Hams were positioned at net control, in a lead police cruiser, “tired runner” vehicles, at a location of a downed line, and many other locations along the course, handling close to 250 pieces of traffic on 2 meters and 440 MHz. The wind and blowing sand made communications challenging. More than one operator dumped a lap-full of sand stepping out of his or her car.

Participants who assisted at the world-class event included: KB1DOS, K1DYO, N1LNB, N1TB, N1WAT, N1DGO, N1GJ, KA1IOR, K1GM, W1DO, K1PE, KB1NNO, W1RBF, AB1BX, W1HIV, N1BLR, KB1LQQ, K1QLG, KB1CZB, KB1MLP, K2LYE, K1WCC, K1BI, N1EZL, N1LNE, and WX1K.

–Thanks, Falmouth ARA Newsletter, November, 2006 and N1LYN

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N1IBB Profiled In Globe West Article

newspaper iconA Newton ham was profiled in the December 14, 2006 Boston Globe‘s “Globe West” regional section. In “Supervisor, inmates on the same page” Matt Chao, N1IBB describes his work supervising inmates in the Braille production shop at the Bay State Correction Center in Norfolk, MA. Blind himself, Chao works with inmates alone, without the help of a correction officer.

“I’m providing a service–through what my inmates do–to kids who need Braille material. I like and believe in what I’m doing,” N1IBB is quoted as saying.

The article describes Chao’s extracurricular activities which include swimming at the YMCA, as well as his winning several national championships in blind sailing. Chao is shown with his guide dog, Wafer.

[Full story on Boston.com]

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FARA Continues Toy DriveTradition

Framingham ARA logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association is continuing its tradition of collecting toys during the holiday season to donate to kids in need.

“We decided to continue the tradition of the ARRL toy drives which took place the last two years due to Hurricane Katrina,” writes FARA President Gordy Bello, K1GB. [See Framingham ARA Members Give To ARRL Toy Drive.] “And although there was not an ARRL directed toy drive this year, we thought we could still brighten the holiday season for kids by donating toys to the Toys for Tots/Toys for Teens drive.”

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Openings Available At California Handiham Radio Camp

Handiham logoAttention Eastern MA hams: do you know of a disabled individual–either licensed or unlicensed–who might benefit from attending a Handiham radio camp? California Radio Camp slots are still available.

“If you are interested in attending the California session, which will be the week of February 17 through 23, 2007 please let us know and we will send you an application package. If you are a Handiham student working on your Technician Class license and you pass your examination at Camp, we will give you a brand-new 2 m hand-held radio. This new radio program is made possible by the generosity of a Handiham donor whose special mission is to get new people licensed and on the air. Please e-mail Nancy at hamradio@courage.org for a camp application as soon as possible if you are interested in attending. You may also call toll-free at 1-866-426-3442.”

Handiham World Weekly E-letter, December 13, 2006

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W1F Fessenden Special Events Operation, Brant Rock, MA

Hello Radio logoSteve Barreres, K2CX writes on the YCCC reflector:

I believe you are aware of the League’s final plans for their HELLO Campaign that will take place on December 29-30.

The Peconic Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring one of the Special Event stations: W1F will be operated from the same location (Brant Rock, MA) that Reginald Fessenden made his Christmas and New Year’s Eve voice broadcasts in 1906–the 100th anniversary of a great radio event.

ICOM, Stepp IR as well as Heil Audio have graciously donated loaner facilities for this event. Additionally, there is a good chance that “Good Morning America” will do a live segment from our station the morning of December 29. It would be nice if you could notify the membership of your club of the festivities, many might like to contact us.

As in any event this large, there will be plenty of work to do. Would you please distribute this information, along with the request that anyone interested in assisting/setting-up and/or operating W1F, to please contact me at my ARRL E-mail address.

Best regards,

Steve Barreres, K2CX
k2cx@arrl.net

[See also: http://www.hello-radio.org/event/, http://w1f.k2cx.us/]

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KY1N List of Volunteer Exam Sessions 12/07/06

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
12/07/06
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
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 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
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 18:30 George Rinalducci, KB1KBC Greenland NH 603-231-1392
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 Portland 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
01/09/07 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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
01/20/07 12:00 Gregory Fitch, KB1EZJ Conway Village NH 603-356-3875
01/20/07 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-749-0111
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 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
02/08/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
02/13/07 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
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
02/26/07 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
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 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
03/08/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
03/13/07 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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
03/17/07 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-749-0111
03/20/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
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
03/31/07 12:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Lewiston ME 207-799-1116
03/31/07 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
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
04/17/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
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
05/05/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
05/05/07 09:00 Bill Studley, AA1OC Hopkinton NH 603-424-2857
05/09/07 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
05/10/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
05/11/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
05/12/07 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
05/12/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
05/13/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
05/14/07 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
05/15/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
05/17/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
05/19/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
05/23/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
05/23/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
05/25/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
05/26/07 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 2006/2007 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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CAARA Makes Progress on EmComm Planning

CAARA logoThe Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is making significant progress in organizing its emergency communications capabilities, according to CAARA President Curtis Wright, AA3JS.

“On November 15th we had the organizational meeting for the Emergency Communications Group. And we met with the Cape Ann Major Disaster Committee on the 17th.”

Wright reports that the City of Gloucester is very pleased with the club’s willingness to prepare for emergencies.

“It is very clear that FEMA, MEMA and the City of Gloucester are all counting on us if things get bad.”

–Thanks, CAARA News, December 2006

[See also: CAARA Considers Forming Emergency Communications Team]

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QRA Announces Plans For Technician Class

QRA logoQuannapowitt Radio Association member Tom Charbonneau, NZ1X has announced that he will hold a Technician Amateur Radio class with CW instruction beginning in either late February or early March, 2007. Details of the class will be published in an upcoming issue of QRA News.

The Reading-based radio club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Reading Senior Center, at 49 Pleasant Street.

–Thanks, QRA News, November 2006

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Whitman ARC Special Edition: “Plimoth Plantation 2006 Operation”

Whitman ARC Plimoth Plantation Operation 2006The Whitman Amateur Radio Club has produced a special edition of its newsletter, The Spectrum, highlighting the club’s special event operation from the Plimoth Plantation November 25-26, 2006.

According to WARC President Bruce Hayden, NI1X, 26 WARC members along with four area hams helped set up and operate three HF and two 2-meter stations using portable antennas at the famous re-creation of the 17th century Pilgrim settlement and Wampanoag Indian homesite.

“The crew exchanged contacts with 243 other amateur radio operators in 35 states, 6 foreign countries and 2 Canadian provinces,” Hayden reports.

[See also: Whitman ARC To Operate Plimoth Plantation Special Event Station]

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for December

Hello to all….

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

The monthly ARES Net for December is Monday December 4th, 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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New England Area Flea Markets, December 2, 2006

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2007 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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2007 Contact Source
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17 Feb Marlborough MA AARC @MidSch $5@9 $20/T@7 David 508 357 2272 ext 1# F

24 Feb Milton VT RANV @HS Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589

25 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevvitHall $6@9 $20/T@8 Rich K2KNB 516 694 4937 F

4 March WashingtonTwnshp NJ BARA Auction 1PM Jim K2ZO 201 664 6725 F

17 Mar Pomfret CT ECARA @CommSch Paul KE1LI 860 928 2456 A

18 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @Comm Sch Jim NS1E 603 428 7436 A+

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

1 Ap Framingham MA FARA @KeefeTechSch $5@9 $25/T Steve KB1NIV 508 872 9336 +New England Area Ham - Electronic Flea Market *** DATES *** 2007 P 1 of 2
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17 Feb Marlborough MA AARC @MidSch $5@9 $20/T@7 David 508 357 2272 ext 1# F

24 Feb Milton VT RANV @HS Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589

25 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevvitHall $6@9 $20/T@8 Rich K2KNB 516 694 4937 F

4 March WashingtonTwnshp NJ BARA Auction 1PM Jim K2ZO 201 664 6725 F

17 Mar Pomfret CT ECARA @CommSch Paul KE1LI 860 928 2456 A

18 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @Comm Sch Jim NS1E 603 428 7436 A+

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

1 Ap Framingham MA FARA @KeefeTechSch $5@9 $25/T Steve KB1NIV 508 872 9336 +

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

22 April Enfield CT NEWS East VHF UHF Conf Mark K1MAP 413 566 8118

28-29 April Watertown MA Photographica @ACEC ~photo~ John 781 592 2553 F

12 May Halifax NS HARC+DARC @Forum $4@9 Sell@6 Murray VE1MMD 902 490 6421 R
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Links to New England Hamfest Web Sites (c) 2006 W1GSL
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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/

Falmouth MA FARA http://www.falara.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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