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

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