Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts Monthly ARES Net for January

Hello to all….

Happy New Year! Given that last Monday was New Year’s Day, the RACES and ARES Nets were moved from the first Monday of the month to the second Monday of the month so this Monday January 8th, 2007 at 8:30 PM will be the first ARES Net for 2007 on the MMRA Repeater System.

Make this coming Monday, Emergency Communications Night, and check into your local RACES Net and then check into the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net. Thanks to all for their 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:
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National TV Opportunity

For those of you with video editing capability, please
consider submitting a ham-related video to the
following contest.
“If you had 15 seconds to tell the world whatever you
want to, what would you say? Well, now’s your chance
to be seen and heard on national television, courtesy
of CBS Interactive. Post your 15-second video on
YouTube, and CBS Interactive will select one to be
broadcast on TV.” The first selection might air on CBS
Sunday, February 4, 2007.

The instructions, Official Rules, and the Release
Waiver & Assignment Agreement are available at

“Eastern MA ARRL Web Of The Past”

EMA ARRL web site, circa 1998Shown here is a snapshot of the old Eastern MA ARRL web site circa December, 1998. At the time, our site was hosted by QSL.NET. The site consisted of static HTML pages. Elaine Chase, N1GTB served for many years as the site’s webmaster.

Today’s EMA ARRL web site content is served up via a content management system from a MySQL database.

One may view archives from other dates of this site–or any other internet site–by visiting

Framingham ARA License In A Weekend Course 3/16-3/18

Framingham ARA logoThe Framingham Amateur Radio Association‘s Technician License in a Weekend Course will be held March 16-18, 2007 in the basement of the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. The cost is $40 and includes all materials, snacks and lunches and exam fee.

There are limited FREE open seats to boy and girl scouts. For more information, contact Ed Weiss, W1NXC at or call 508-881-2301. The deadline to register is February 15, 2007.

NE1RD To Lead DXpedition to VP2M

VP2M DXpedition logoSeven operators from six US States–led by Scott, Andersen, NE1RD of Acton, MA–will travel to the small island of Montserrat in late January, 2007 to activate that island in a most unique way. Instead of big antennas and tons of equipment, this DXpedition will instead focus on lightweight gear and portable operations. According to the group’s web site, “Even at the bottom of the sunspot cycle we anticipate reaching every corner of the globe.”

The DXpedition plans to operate from beaches, hilltops, and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. In addition to CW and SSB, data modes such as PSK31, RTTY, and even slow scan TV will be active on all bands 160-6m. Each DXpedition member will be using their own Monstserrat-issued call sign.