New England Area Flea Markets, Feb. 26, 2007

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3 March Montreal PQ UMS @CtrRoussin $5@9 $10/T ti146.7- 514 640 8846 W+

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

31 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME St Conv @Ramada Ivan N1OXA 207 784 0350 A

31 March Laval PQ @ PolyvGeorges Vanier @9AM VE2REL +

1 Apr 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

21 Apr Manchester NH NEAntqRC @BingoCtr $15@7:30$5@8:30 Charlie 603 898 4821

21 Apr S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion Peter N1PS 207 642 7840 W

21 April Montreal PQ MARC @RCLegion $5@8:30 $10/T James VE2VE 514 697 7205 W+

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

22 April LaGrangeville NY MBARC @TymorPk $6@8$10@6 Janet KC2LUR 845 896 4721 W+

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

28 April Wallkill NY OCARC @ CommCtr $5@9 $10/T Edward N2XJI 845 534 3492 W+

29 April Southington CT SARA @HS $20@6:15 $5@8 Chet KA1ILH 860 628 9346 F

12 May Halifax NS HARC+DARC @Forum $4@9 Sell@6 Murray VE1MMD 902 490 6421 R

12 May Rensselaer NY EGARA Thomas KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A

20 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

26 May Vernon CT NARC @Tolland Ag Ctr Wayne N1GUS 860 487 1921 A+

1-3 June Rochester NY RARA Harold K2HC 585 424 7184 W

2 June Rochester NH GBRA @CommCtr Free@9 $10/T@8:30 KarenKB1KBE 207 698 1618 W

3 June Newington CT NARL @HS $15/T $10/TG $5@8 George AB1GL 860 289 1445 W

10 June Queens NY HoSARC Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A+

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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.narlhamfest.org/

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.pawa-maine.org/fleamarket.html

Henniker NH CVRC http://www.qsl.net/k1bke/

Manchester NH NEAntiqueRC http://www.nearc.net/

Rochester NH GBRA http://www.kb1kbe.com/hamfest.html

Bergen NJ BARA http://www.bara.org/

LaGrangeville NY MtBARC http://www.wr2abb.org/Hamfest.htm +

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/

Wallkill NY OCARC http://www.w2ho.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

Montreal PQ UMS http://www.ve2ums.ca/agenda/pub_2007_hamf.pdf +

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/

Montreal Area MARC List http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/festcal.html +

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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New England Public Service List 02/28/07

PSLIST February 27, 2007

Public Service Volunteer Opportunities in the New England Division

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

Mar 2-4 Laconia    NH Laconia Sled Dog Races       Cliff N1RCQ
                             n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Apr 16  Hopkinton  MA Boston Marathon              Steve W3EVE   508.922.9688
         to Boston MA                                          w3eve@arrl.net
         please register via http://www.amateur-radio.net/marca
Apr 29  Groton     MA Groton Road Race             Ralph KD1SM   978.582.7351
                                                               kd1sm@arrl.net
May  6  Portsmouth NH Am Diabetes Tour de Cure     Joel KB1KBD
                                                              kb1kbd@arrl.net
May 19  Portsmouth NH NH Lung Clean Air Challenge  Dave KA1VJU
     to 20                                                  ka1vju@cnharc.org
Jun 16  Mt WashngtnNH Mt Washington Road Race      Cliff N1RCQ
                             n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Jul  7  Mt WashngtnNH Newton's Revenge cycle race  Cliff N1RCQ
                             n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Aug 18  Mt WashngtnNH Mt. Wash. Bicycle Hill Climb Cliff N1RCQ
                             n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Aug 19  Mt WashngtnNH Mt. Washington Century Ride  Cliff N1RCQ
                             n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org
Sep 29  Bristol    NH NH Marathon                  Cliff N1RCQ
                             n1rcq@amsat.org or Dave KA1VJU ka1vju@cnharc.org

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 (see address above). 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 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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Whitman Hams Present To Scout Troop

Whitman ARC Scout presentation, pix 3Members of the Whitman Amateur Radio Club presented on ham radio to scouts in Whitman January 25.

Paul Moss, KB1MTW, attended the Scout den meeting at the Cardinal Spellman Center in Whitman, while Bill Hayden, N1FRE participated while mobile from another location in Whitman.

The scouts were “delighted to be able to participate with on-the-air experience.” Some brief ham radio information was exchanged during their contact over the Whitman two-meter repeater.

A “surprise message” welcoming the group was sent in Morse code and was later interpreted.

Special QSL cards were sent to each scout.

Whitman ARC Scout presentation, pix 1Whitman ARC Scout presentation, pix 2

Shown here (l-r): Paul Moss, KB1MTW; Scouts of Den 12; (top): Bill Hayden, N1FRE

Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, February 2007

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North Shore RA To Produce ARES Operations Manual

North Shore RA logoThe North Shore Radio Association‘s ARES team has begun production on an ARES Operations Manual, according to NSRA Emergency Coordinator Jim Palmer, KB1KQW.

“It is our hope that this manual will be used as a reference to the major operations conducted in our area: from severe weather to full-blown deployments,” writes Palmer. Palmer notes that the manual “is being compiled from various existing sources such as the ARRL and FEMA” as well as some original material.

KB1KQW invites NSRA members who have suggestions for the manual to contact the project leader, Assistant Emergency Coordinator Matt Dempsey, KB1MRH.

–North Shore RA News, Winter 2007

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Operation Communications Pathways Exercise Saturday 2/24/07 10 AM-Noon

Date and Timeframe of Exercise

Saturday February 24th, 2006
Start Time 10 AM
End Time: 12 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
-Please allow time for setup/take down of any equipment during this exercise.

Purpose

Eastern Massachusetts ARES will participate in the Operation Communications Pathways exercise. This exercise will be more simplistic than previous Eastern Massachusetts ARES exercises. The goal of this exercise will be to test out pathways to a handful of major repeaters and also via simplex. The intent is to involve new ARES personnel who may be insecure in participating in a full blown exercise and to also concentrate on some deficiencies exposed in the last exercise particularly around simplex connectivity across the section. Message traffic will not be emphasized in this exercise but if time allows, Hams are encouraged to pass message traffic especially via simplex. The message could be sent tactically or formally giving the signal report of the main control point or secondary control point as required.
Concept of Operations

The concept of operations for this exercise will be to have Amateurs start on one 2 meter repeater frequency and then move on to other repeater frequencies to see if they can reach them following a specific schedule. The operations will end with an attempt to reach all stations participating on Simplex using a series of relays where appropriate. Below is a rough schedule of repeaters and simplex frequencies to be tested:

1000-1020 AM: 145.23-Boston Repeater (PL: 88.5 Hz)
1020-1040 AM: 146.64-Waltham Repeater (No PL)
1040-1100 AM: 145.47-Danvers Repeater (PL: 136.5 Hz)
1100-1120 AM: 145.49-Fairhaven Repeater (PL: 67.0 Hz)
1120 AM-Noon: 147.42-Simplex*

*–KD1CY @ W1AEC which is the SEMARA Club will act as the main control point on Simplex and will hand the control point off to other main stations as they come on the frequency. If you are a participating station and do not hear any traffic on simplex, be patient, and listen carefully to see if one of the other control points that will be established live during the exercise can hear you.

The HF Net will be active on either 3943 KHz or 7245 KHz depending on propagation and serve as a command/control point for those that cannot make contact on a designated repeater to fall back to until they move on to the next frequency and to let stations know what repeater the net is on or what repeater the net has moved to if in transition. In addition, the EchoLink/IRLP New England

Reflector (EchoLink Conference Server Node: 9123/IRLP reflector #9123) will also serve as a command/control point similar to what will be done on HF. We also will attempt to get information on where we move the body of stations passed via WinLink and Packet as another means to track where all the stations are active.

We ask all participating stations to try all 5 frequencies even if they feel they cannot reach a specific repeater or don’t have reasonable simplex coverage. It will be a good way to determine the range of your station and holes in coverage when using this specific set of repeaters or Simplex. Use HF, VoIP and Digital modes as control points.

If you are participating and cannot or do not feel you can hit any of the slated repeaters, simplex or control points on HF, VoIP or digital modes, please contact your local ARES EC/DEC or SEC so we can assist you in some way to participate in this exercise.

The following are important Packet Frequencies on VHF/UHF and HF for this drill where message traffic on what frequency is currently active will be passed to with enough participating stations:

WinLink Frequencies:
145.75: Main WinLink Frequency for Mass. State EOC and MEMA Region I
3.591 USB: Main HF WinLink Frequency for Mass. State EOC and MEMA
Region I. Region I setup currently down due to interference issues.

Packet Frequencies:
145.01: Packet Frequency supporting MEMA Regions and State EOC
145.09: BBS infrastructure supporting MEMA and NWS main Packet Freq.

There are additional local frequencies that maybe utilized in this drill at your local town/city level or at a regional level as another means to follow where the net goes for stations who may not hit the selected repeaters. Please contact your ARES DEC or EC for further information on additional frequencies that maybe utilized in your specific area during the drill.

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
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Eastern Mass ARES & Massachusetts SATERN in Local Statement of Understanding

Hello to all….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES and Massachusetts SATERN have signed a Local Statement of Understanding (LSOU) through the end of 2008 announcing mutual cooperation in exercises and support if disaster strikes and SATERN needs Amateur Radio support from ARES. The agreement was worked through Frank Murphy-N1DHW, Massachusetts SATERN Coordinator, Joe Fratto-N1RLO, Massachusetts SATERN Training Officer and SATERN’S ARES/MARS/SHARES/APCO liaison, and Bill Foley-KB1GLF Salvation Army of Massachusetts Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator.

The agreement was worked out in November 2006 with Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, Rob Macedo-KD1CY and Metro Boston ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Blake Haskell-K1BTH. The agreement, approved by Dick Montgomery-N3DV, the Salvation Army SATERN Eastern Territory Coordinator, was signed off at the end of 2006 with a signed copy distributed early in 2007. SATERN-Boston (MaSATERN) has participated in several ARES exercises since 2001, as well as ARES Nets on the MMRA Repeater system under their call sign W1MSA. MaSATERN is also a NavyMarine MARS Club Station, call NNN0RNT.

The LSOU is in line with the national MOU between ARES and Salvation Army and institutes and reinforces that agreement at a more local level. Eastern Massachusetts ARES is very pleased to work with Massachusetts SATERN across the Eastern Massachusetts section.

ARES members are asked to please be prepared to support Massachusetts SATERN when required for exercises and actual diaster related incidents. Thanks to all of 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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Bristol Co RA To Hold Additional VE Session, Feb. 26

Fall River ARC/Bristol Co RA logoKB1CNB writes on the BCRA mailing list:

In addition to the regular monthly VE session to be held at Third Baptist Church in Fall River, Monday February 19, at 7:00 P.M. [the Bristol County Repeater Association] will be holding an additional upgrade/test session on Monday, February 26 at 7:00 P.M. Come and upgrade to General (or Extra) with no Morse code test. We will also be processing “paper upgrades” for those who have passed the general written test in the last year. Bring your CSCE, a copy of your license, two forms of ID and $14.

Questions? Call Skip at 774-644-3469. See you there!
73’s de KB1CNB for the BCRA VE Team

[See also: Addtional VE Sessions Planned In Response to No-code]

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SEMARA Fox Hunt, Feb. 15, 2007

fox pixThe Southeastern MA Amateur Radio Association will conduct a “fox hunt” in lieu of its regularly scheduled “Tech Talk” this evening. Those interested are requested to meet at the club hall (54 Donald Street, Dartmouth) at 7:00 PM for a brief meeting and rule review. Afterwards, they will “send the fox on his way to hide” as participants discuss direction-finding techniques. No experience or special equipment is required.

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WCVB’s Chronicle To Air Happy Birthday Radio

Bob Merriam, W1NTE at station PJBoston television station WCVB will air the program Happy Birthday Radio on Friday, February 23, 2007 from 7:30 to 8:00 PM ET., simulcast in 720P HD on WCVB-DT5.1 Boston, according to Art Donahue, KA1GGG. Donahue is the producer of the Happy Birthday Radio program.

The show is based on the 100-year celebration of the first voice radio transmission at Brant Rock, MA.
Included in the show are:

* The Fessenden Amateur Radio Special Event Station W1F set up at Brant Rock with Steve Barreres, K2CX

* Bob Merriam, W1NTE (shown in photo) operating the Massie spark gap transmitter at the oldest surviving radio station in the world, Massie station “PJ” now at the New England Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich, RI

* Major Edwin Armstrong’s 1939 pioneer FM relay stations at Meriden, CT, Paxton, MA and Mount Washington, NH

* The “Hello Radio” event celebrating 100 years of voice transmission at ARRL headquarters in Newington, CT

Interviews (in order of appearance) include:

* Bob Merriam, W1NTE, Founder, New England Wireless and Steam Museum East Greenwich, RI

* Scott Wheeler, Fessenden Celebration Committee, Marshfield, MA

* Steve Barreres, K2CX, amateur radio operator,
Fessenden Special Event Station, Marshfield, MA.

* Donna Halper, Media Historian, Emerson College, Boston

* Arnold Dean, WTIC Hartford, CT broadcaster since 1965

* Ken Squier, WDEV Waterbury, VT owner

* Sophie Zembruski, WATR Watebury, CT program host “Polish Eagles Radio Show”, one of the longest running radio shows in America, on the air continuously since 1934.

* Ed Brouder, WZID, WMLL, WFEA Manchester, NH newscaster and owner of “Man from Mars Productions” collector of rare aircheck recordings

* Arnie “Woo-Woo” Ginsburg, WMEX DJ 50’s-60’s

* Dale Dorman, WOLF, WRKO, WXKS, WODS Rock and Roll DJ since 1965

* Scott Fybush, WXXI newscaster and owner “Northeast Radio Watch”

* Gary LaPierre, WBZ Boston newscaster since 1964

* Ed Perry, WATD Marshfield, MA owner

* Allen Pitts, W1AGP American Radio Relay League, Newington, CT

Chronicle is WCVB’s nightly news magazine, one of the longest running local magazine shows in the country, now in its 25th year.

Thanks, KA1GGG, W1AGP

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New MEMA Coures Offered

Mass. Emergency Management Agency logoTom Kinahan, N1CPE writes on MRAS-Leaders list:

The following new courses have been added to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s training calendar:

Incident Command System 200 at Oakham Fire Department on February 13, 2007

Incident Command System 200 at Berlin Fire Station on March 28, 2007

Incident Command System 200 at Waltham Police Academy on March 31, 2007

Incident Command System 300 at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital/ second floor on March 12, 2007

Incident Command System 300 at Warren Conference Center – Reservoir Room A on May 1, 2007

NIMS-700/ICS-100 at State Emergency Telecommunications Board/Public Safety Academy on February 22, 2007

NIMS-700/ICS-100 at Waltham Police Academy on March 3, 2007

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standardized Awareness Course at Country Club Heights Great Room on March 16, 2007

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standardized Awareness Course at Country Club Heights Great Room on March 21, 2007

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standardized Awareness Course at Country Club Heights Great Room on April 4, 2007

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standardized Awareness Course at Country Club Heights Great Room on April 13, 2007

Visit our web site for more details.

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Red Cross Backs Off On Credit Checks For Volunteers

Red Cross logoCQ Magazine Public Service Editor Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, reports that the American Red Cross has announced changes to its controversial policy requiring background checks of all volunteers, including, in many cases, hams working through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Many hams were concerned about invasion of privacy, as the standard consent form granted permission not only for criminal background checks but also for credit checks and “mode of living” checks.

A spokeswoman for the Red Cross region serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, has confirmed the following changes in the background check policy:

* A new consent form will be developed that eliminates all references to credit checks and mode of living.

* People who signed the previous forms will not be subject to credit checks or mode of living checks. A new form will be developed for those positions requiring credit checks.

* Red Cross senior management will establish a policy to define which positions will require credit checks and how those checks will be evaluated.

WA3PZO will have additional details in his April “Public Service” column.

–Thanks, Stillwater ARA Radioham.org

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Eastern MA Youths Featured in Youth@HamRadio.Fun

Rebecca Rich, KB0VVTTwo youths with Eastern Massachusetts connections are mentioned in the latest issue of Youth@HamRadio.Fun, an on-line forum for young amateurs on the ARRLWeb. The forum is moderated by contributing editor Andrea Hartlage, KG4IUM.

Rebecca Rich, KB0VVT, of Raytown, Missouri, is currently a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She’s shown here in a 2005 photo. Rich was the winner of the 2004 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award.

Bryce Salmi, KB1LQC is also mentioned in Youth@HamRadio.Fun. An Amateur Extra class operator, Salmi is currently a senior at Chelmsford High School. He was instrumental in helping establish the Chelmsford High School Amateur Radio Club (KB1NAY). [See also: Chelmsford HS ARC Kicks Off School Year With Outdoor Demo”.]

Photo courtesy ARRL.

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KD1CY Appointed ASM

Eastern MA ARRL Section Manager Art Greenberg, K1GBX has announced the appointment of Rob Macedo, KD1CY as an Assistant Section Manager.

“I appointed KD1CY as my first appointment because of his talent, knowledge, and his ability to get the job done–fast and correctly, no matter what that job is,” writes Greenberg.

Macedo has held a number of positions within the ARRL field organization, including his current appointment as Section Emergency Coordinator. In addition, KD1CY serves as SKYWARN Coordinator for the Taunton, Massachusetts National Weather Service office.

“He is a young man with outstanding leadership, adds Greenberg. “For what I have planned for Eastern MA ARRL, I need a great second hand.”

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Hosstraders “Officially QRT”

Hosstraders logoJoseph DeMaso, K1RQG writes on the “Official” Hosstraders web site:

“The October 2006 event was the last Hosstraders. After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue hosting the event. A combination of factors have led to this difficult decision. We’ve been running Hosstraders for a third of a century, but we’ve always done it ‘our way’ and we feel that the result has been an event unique in the Amateur Radio world, certainly in New England. A number of things have been taken into account, but foremost in our mind is that we want Hosstraders to be a quality experience in every way, and not to slowly run it into the ground just for the ride. We want to take things out on a high note, while we can still be proud of our efforts.” [Full story]

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Addtional VE Sessions Planned In Response to No-code

ARRL VEC logoTwo Eastern MA clubs have announced that they will hold additional Volunteer Examination sessions to help accommodate the increased demand for upgrades following the elimination of the 5 WPM code element on February 23.

The Norwood Amateur Radio Club VE team will hold an extra session on February 23, 2007, according to NARC’s Lou Harris, N1UEC.

“The session will be held in our regular testing location, the Canton Emergency Operations Center training room in the Canton Fire House, 99 Revere Street, in Canton.”

Interested persons may contact Harris at n1uec at n1uec dot org, or by calling (508) 333-5714.

The Billerica Amateur Radio Society is holding a special VE session on February 25, 2007 at the Murdoch Middle School on 42 Brick Klin Road in Chelmsford at 12 o’clock noon. Directions are listed on the club’s VE sessions page. Contact Bruce Anderson, W1LUS at w1lus at arrl dot net or call (978) 851-2886 for additional information.

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PART Sponsors Radio, Photo Contests

Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford logoThe Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford is sponsoring two unique “contests” for the benefit of its members.

According to PART’s Terry Stader, KA8SCP, “In the first part–the radio contest–you must provide an exact location of the furthest point you’ve been able to use the 146.955 or 442.450 repeater.” Stader adds that one must “either have a verified conversation with someone” or generate a touch tone response on the repeater that returns the time and date. Your location should be measured by GPS coordinates, or nearest street address/intersection.

The second contest, involving photography, will be won by the person who is “furthest geographically” from the repeater site and can physically see it “without the aid of visual enhancement” and take a photo to prove it. Stader writes that “recording it with a zoom lens is acceptable.”

“Using Google Earth or other satellite/aerial views from a website are not allowed,” adds KA8SCP. “[Traveling to] mountain top locations is acceptable.”

“The contest ends when the first leaves start appearing on the trees. That should give us plenty of time to wander the country-side to make your observations. The observations must occur during the contest period.”

Contest entry deadlines will be announced when the contest period is closed and announced via e-mail and on the club’s website. The winners will be awarded PART gear decorated with the club’s new logo design.

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KY1N List of New England Volunteer Exam Sessions, 02/06/07

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
2/06/07
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
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
02/10/07 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
02/10/07 09:30 Ernest Laug, KA1NGG Stamford CT 203-348-3993
02/10/07 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
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
02/16/07 18:30 Albert Noble, AA1CZ Saco ME 207-642-8830
02/17/07 10:30 Walter Styslo, KA1DFH Farmington CT 860-529-8474
02/17/07 13:00 William Mcgarvey, AA1ZR Machias ME 207-853-2951
02/17/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
02/19/07 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
02/19/07 19:00 *Francis D'auria, W1AD Rutland VT 802-775-3033
02/20/07 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
02/21/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776 02/21/07 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
02/22/07 23:00 Brennan Price, N4QX Newington CT 860-561-1773
02/23/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
02/23/07 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
02/23/07 12:01 Brennan Price, N4QX Newington CT 860-561-1773
02/24/07 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
02/24/07 12:00 Gregory Fitch, KB1EZJ Conway NH 603-356-3875
02/24/07 12:00 +George Johnson, W1ZT Danvers MA 978-927-7211
02/24/07 12:00 Mitch Stern, W1SJ Milton VT 802-879-6589
02/24/07 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
02/24/07 09:00 *Russ Appleyard, WA2MHY Plymouth MA 508-746-9240
02/25/07 18:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
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 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Bethel CT 203-438-0218
03/03/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
03/03/07 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
03/03/07 12:00 John Miller, N1UMJ Taunton MA 508-802-4293
03/04/07 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
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
03/10/07 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
03/10/07 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
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
03/14/07 19:30 *James Weckback, W1EQW Framingham MA 508-435-6487
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 10:00 Edward Shekleton, K1ZE Pomfret CT 860-429-9837
03/17/07 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-749-0111
03/19/07 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
03/20/07 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
03/21/07 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
03/21/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
03/21/07 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
03/23/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
03/24/07 12:00 +George Johnson, W1ZT Danvers MA 978-927-7211
03/24/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
03/28/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
03/31/07 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
03/31/07 15:00 George Rinalducci, KB1KBC Greenland NH 603-231-1392
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
04/01/07 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
04/07/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/07/07 10:30 Ron Manson, W1SSF Winslow ME 207-873-2071
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
04/10/07 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
04/10/07 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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
04/12/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
04/14/07 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
04/14/07 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
04/14/07 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
04/16/07 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
04/16/07 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
04/17/07 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
04/18/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
04/18/07 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
04/19/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
04/19/07 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
04/21/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
04/21/07 10:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-749-0111
04/25/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
04/26/07 12:00 Adam Woodbury, K1ADW Bedford MA 781-271-3062
04/27/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
04/28/07 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
04/28/07 12:00 +George Johnson, W1ZT Danvers MA 978-927-7211
04/28/07 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
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
05/06/07 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
05/08/07 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
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
05/10/07 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
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
05/12/07 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
05/12/07 09:30 Ernest Laug, KA1NGG Stamford CT 203-348-3993
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 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
05/16/07 17:30 Donald R Smith, AE1Q Augusta ME 207-495-3891
05/17/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
05/19/07 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
05/19/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
05/19/07 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
05/21/07 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
05/23/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
05/23/07 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
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 +George Johnson, W1ZT Danvers MA 978-927-7211
05/26/07 09:00 Bruce Howes, W1UJR South Portland ME 207-749-0111
05/28/07 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
06/02/07 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
06/02/07 08:45 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
06/02/07 10:30 Ron Manson, W1SSF Winslow ME 207-873-2071
06/03/07 09:00 Richard Barton, N1NCZ Milford CT 203-877-5020
06/08/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
06/09/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
06/10/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
06/11/07 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
06/13/07 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
06/14/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
06/16/07 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
06/16/07 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
06/19/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
06/20/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
06/21/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
06/22/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
06/23/07 12:00 +George Johnson, W1ZT Danvers MA 978-927-7211
06/27/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
07/08/07 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
07/12/07 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
07/13/07 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
07/14/07 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
07/14/07 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
07/17/07 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
07/18/07 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
07/19/07 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Norwood MA 508-668-0858
07/25/07 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
07/27/07 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
07/28/07 12:00 +George Johnson, W1ZT Danvers MA 978-927-7211

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 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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