Northeastern Wireless Club Growing More Active

Northeastern University logoSome welcome news for students, staff, faculty and alumni of Northeastern University and the Northeastern Wireless Club, W1KBN: there is increasing activity on the part of the club and its members of late.

This past week, the club conducted a VE session comprised of volunteer examiners Joe Harris, N1QD; David Goncalves, W1EUJ, NU ’04; and Dave Potter, K1MBO, NUWC’s club advisor. According to N1QD, “six applicants walked in with nothing, and […] four Technicians and two Generals walked out.”

Adds Harris, “I am real proud of these guys for their accomplishments; it is reassuring to see that ham radio can still pull some interest in the 18- to 21-year-old age group.”

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ARRL, FCC, DOD Review New Developments in PAVE PAWS Interference Mitigation

PAVE PAWS installationThanks to the cooperation and assistance of the involved repeater owners on Cape Cod, ARRL Regulatory Branch Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, said, “I am pleased to be able to pass along that at this time that the Department of Defense (DOD) has determined that the levels of harmful interference to the PAVE PAWS radar site on Cape Cod have been sufficiently reduced. As part of this determination, they are not rescheduling additional follow-up testing for that area until sometime in 2009.” [Full story]

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Advanced Communications Workshop, Walpole, 4/12/08

Eastern MA ARES logoThe Walpole Emergency Management Communications Group will be hosting an Advanced Communications Workshop. Rob Macedo, KD1CY and the Eastern Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator staff of instructors will present this program.

The workshop will be held on Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM, April 12, 2008, at the Walpole Senior Center, Walpole Town Hall, 135 School Street, Walpole, Massachusetts. [Full story]

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New Slow Speed CW Net Starts On 3.547 MHz On March 3, 2008

Don Rosinha, WA1BXY of Tiverton, R.I. writes on the SEMARA Discussion list:

On Monday nights, beginning March 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm on 3.547 MHz I am going to start a beginner’s CW net. If you guys would like to jump in, you are more than welcome.

It should be around 10 to 15 wpm (or slower if necessary) for the “newbies” to get their feet wet. There should also be some experienced operators checking in as well, and a few from around the country as well as locals from S.E. Massachusetts.

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Taunton, Other Communities Prepare For Plymouth Nuke Drill

Amateurs at Taunton High School Reception Center DrillAmateurs will play a key role in upcoming Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant Federal Emergency Management Agency-graded exercises for the Reception Center and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Taunton in April. In preparation for this exercise, there will be several practice drills run in February and March, according to Bruce Hayden, NI1X.

“You may hear ‘THIS IS A DRILL’ on the Taunton, Norwell and other area two-meter repeaters,” he writes.

“One part of the evacuation plan requires that there will be backup amateur radio communication between the EOCs in the host communities and the designated reception centers, transportation staging areas and host schools,” Hayden added.

Over twenty Whitman Amateur Radio Club members have registered as volunteers to assist at the local EOCs in Taunton, Bridgewater, Whitman, Carver, Pembroke, Plymouth, Brockton and Weymouth.

If a serious emergency occurred at the Plymouth nuclear power plant, those living within a 10-mile radius of the plant would be instructed to listen to radio advisories. In addition, state officials would start transporting students to host schools in Taunton, Bridgewater and Braintree, and reception centers in each of the three host communities would be made operational. The plans also call for Taunton Emergency Management Agency RACES Operators to staff the Emergency Operations Center, the reception center and the transportation staging area.

John Viveiros, a staff trainer for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reminds amateurs that it is vital to have plans in place to help work around all the unknown events “like a vehicle accident that blocks a main highway, or if equipment decides to fail at the wrong time.”

According to Viveiros, “As we improvise and work around these unexpected problems, it will probably take us a little longer to get the job done.”

Photo: Taunton High School Reception Center Drill: Rudy Burer, KB1LXI, Assistant Director, TEMA; Bruce Hayden NI1X; Don Burke KB1LXH

–Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, February, 2008

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New England Public Service List Feb. 18, 2008

PSLIST                                                February 18 2008

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

Apr 5 Newton, + MA Multiple Sclerosis Journey Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
wa1ida@arrl.net
Apr 13 Boston MA Multiple Sclerosis Walk Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
+ Cambridge MA wa1ida@arrl.net
Apr 20 Boston MA Women's Olympic Marathon Trial Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
+ Cambridge MA wa1ida@arrl.net
Apr 21 Hopkinton MA Boston Marathon Start Bob K1IW 508.393.4148
http://marc.amateur-radio.net
Apr 21 Hopkinton MA Boston Marathon Route/1st Aid Steve W3EVE 508.384.7697
to Boston http://marc.amateur-radio.net
Apr 21 Boston MA Boston Marathon Finish Paul W1SEX 978.632.9432
http://marc.amateur-radio.net
Apr 27 Needham MA Run of the Charles Canoe Race Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
to Boston MA wa1ida@arrl.net
May 4 Boston MA Walk for Hunger Eric KA1NCF
w4h@nsradio.org
Jun 8 Boston MA Bikes Not Bombs Bike Ride Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
+ suburbs wa1ida@arrl.net
Jul 12 Woburn MA New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
see http://www.newenglandclassic.org k1ljn@arrl.net
Jul 13 Durham NH New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
k1ljn@arrl.net
Jul 14 Biddeford ME New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
k1ljn@arrl.net
Jul 15 North ConwayNH New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
k1ljn@arrl.net
Jul 16 Northfield VT New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
k1ljn@arrl.net
Jul 17 Killington VT New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
k1ljn@arrl.net
Jul 18 Rindge NH New England Classic Tour Mike K1LJN 978.244.0417
k1ljn@arrl.net
Oct 12 Boston MA BAA Half Marathon Bob WA1IDA 508.650.9440
wa1ida@arrl.net

This list is published periodically as demand warrants by Stan KD1LE
and Ralph KD1SM. Our usual distribution is 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:

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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Advanced Emergency Communications Workshop in Walpole, Mass. Sat. 4/12/08

Hello to all….

The following is a posting for the Advanced Emergency Communications Workshop scheduled for Saturday April 12th, 2008 in Walpole, Massachusetts. See announcement below:

Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW)
Saturday, April 12, 2008, 9AM to 4PM

The Walpole Emergency Management Communications Group will be hosting an Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW). Rob Macedo, KD1CY and the Eastern Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator staff of instructors will present this program.

The ACW will be held on Saturday from 9 AM-4 PM, April 12, 2008, at the Walpole Senior Center, Walpole Town Hall, 135 School Street, Walpole, Massachusetts.

Lunch will be provided at no coerced charge to those participating in the workshop, but we appreciate and accept donations from whoever can provide them.

Topics in the workshop will include:
Applications of VoIP modes (EchoLink, IRLP and D-Star) in Emergency Communications
Packet Radio
Winlink
Advanced Go Kits
We also hope to be able to answer many of your setup and operational questions on digital modes.

This program will be of particular interest to anyone involved in Emergency Communications, Digital Communications, ARES, RACES and/or the National Weather Service SKYWARN Program.

In order to plan for handouts, etc., pre-registration is requested.

Directions to the Walpole Town Hall:
http://maps.yahoo.com/
http://www.mapquest.com/

From Boston:
Take Route 95 south to Exit 10 – Coney Street. Turn right at top of exit ramp.
Turn left at the lights on to Route 1. (The Walpole Mall will be on the right)

Take Route 27 (High Plain Street) at next set of lights at top of hill.
Big Y is on left. Route 27 X through 3 sets of traffic lights. Route 27
(High Plain Street) merges left onto East Street. Take left onto School Street (after passing Blessed Sacrament Church on left at Diamond Street).
The Town Hall (former school building) is on right. Parking is in the rear.
Entrance to meeting room is on left as you face the rear of building.

From the South:
Take Route 95 north to Exit 9 – Route 1.
Take Route 1 north to lights at Route 27 (High Plain Street) (Applebee’s on your right). At lights take left onto Route 27(High Plain Street). Big Y is on left. Route 27 X through 3 sets of traffic lights. Rout 27 (High Plain Street) merges left onto East Street. Take left onto School Street (after passing Blessed Sacrament Church on left at Diamond Street). The Town Hall (former school building) is on right. Parking is in the rear. Entrance to meeting room is on left as you face the rear of building.

From the west – Medfield – Route 109
Take Route 27 to Walpole Center. Through set of lights at Route 1A, (Main
Street). School Street is the next intersection. Right onto School Street. The Town Hall (former school building) is on right. Parking in rear. Entrance to meeting room is on left as you face the rear of building.

There will be talk-in on the 146.895-Walpole Repeater, PL: 123.0.

For additional information and registration contact:

W1ZSA-Roger Turner rfturner@gis.net or wlp1ema@aol.com
K1HRV-Dave Doe d.doe@comcast.net
KD1CY-Rob Macedo rmacedo@rcn.com

There will be talk-in on the 146.895-Walpole Repeater, PL: 123.0.

This training should be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications and amateur radio in general.

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://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
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MRAS Leaders Meet At State EOC

Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, MA State RACES Officer at MRAS meeting, 02/09/08Leaders in Massachusetts’ RACES, ARES, Skywarn and MARS organizations met this weekend at the State’s Emergency Operations Center in Framingham. Attendees discussed a variety of topics, including:

* A proposed Rhode Island emergency drill in the spring
* A review of WebEOC
* NWS Storm Ready Program and Skywarn Support
* Increasing Amateur Radio PR opportunities
* Navy-Marine Corps MARS emergency readiness (NNN0DAB)
* BAA Boston Marathon
* Winlink 2K update

The various MARS services, ARES, and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters and regions were represented. Dennis Dura, K2DCD, ARRL’s Manager of Emergency Preparedness & Response also attended.

Pictured, above: Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, Massachusetts State RACES Officer. Photo courtesy W1MPN

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KY1N List of Volunteer Exam Sessions, Feb. 3, 2008

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
2/03/08
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
02/08/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
02/09/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
02/09/08 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
02/09/08 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
02/09/08 10:00 Paul Gibson, N1TUP Tolland CT 860-643-2105
02/09/08 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
02/10/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
02/11/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
02/12/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
02/13/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
02/14/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
02/14/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
02/16/08 17:00 Sean Sanderson, KD6MPY Brattleboro VT 413-695-5233
02/16/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
02/18/08 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
02/19/08 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
02/19/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
02/20/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
02/20/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
02/21/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
02/22/08 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
02/23/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
02/23/08 10:00 Walter Styslo, KA1DFH Farmington CT 860-529-8474
02/23/08 09:00 Mitch Stern, W1SJ Milton VT 802-879-6589
02/25/08 18:30 Francis D'auria, W1AD Pittsford VT 802-775-3033
02/27/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
02/28/08 19:30 *Steven Telsey, N1BDA Concord MA 978-369-7366
03/01/08 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Bethel CT 203-438-0218
03/01/08 12:30 Gregory Fitch, KB1EZJ Conway NH 603-356-3875
03/01/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
03/01/08 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
03/02/08 09:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
03/08/08 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
03/08/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
03/08/08 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
03/09/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
03/10/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
03/11/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
03/12/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
03/13/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
03/13/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
03/14/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
03/15/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
03/15/08 09:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
03/17/08 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
03/18/08 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
03/18/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
03/19/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
03/19/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
03/20/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
03/22/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
03/26/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
03/28/08 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
03/29/08 08:00 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
03/29/08 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
03/30/08 09:00 John Moore, N1FOJ Henniker NH 603-746-4817
04/05/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
04/05/08 12:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Lewiston ME 207-799-1116
04/05/08 09:00 Charles French, KB1LVP Manchester NH 603-487-5201
04/06/08 09:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
04/08/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
04/08/08 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
04/08/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
04/10/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
04/10/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
04/11/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
04/12/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
04/12/08 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
04/12/08 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
04/13/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
04/14/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
04/15/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
04/16/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
04/17/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
04/17/08 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
04/19/08 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
04/19/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
04/19/08 09:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
04/21/08 19:00 Richard Strycharz Jr, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
04/21/08 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
04/23/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
04/23/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
04/25/08 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
04/26/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
04/26/08 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
04/26/08 09:00 Norm Smith, NY1B Rockland ME 207-354-6853
05/03/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
05/04/08 09:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
05/08/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
05/08/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
05/09/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
05/10/08 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
05/10/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
05/10/08 09:00 Steven Ewald, WV1X Newington CT 860-594-0265
05/10/08 10:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
05/11/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
05/12/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
05/13/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
05/14/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
05/15/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
05/17/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
05/19/08 19:00 Arthur Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
05/20/08 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
05/20/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
05/21/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
05/21/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
05/23/08 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
05/24/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
05/28/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
05/31/08 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
06/01/08 09:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
06/07/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
06/08/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
06/09/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
06/11/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
06/12/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
06/13/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
06/14/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
06/17/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
06/18/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
06/19/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
06/21/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
06/21/08 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
06/25/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
06/27/08 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
06/28/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
07/05/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
07/10/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
07/11/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
07/12/08 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
07/12/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
07/13/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
07/15/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
07/17/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
07/23/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
07/23/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
07/25/08 18:00 David Cote, WA1DC Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
07/26/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
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 2008 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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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for February

Hello to all….

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for February is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for February is Monday February 4th, 2008, 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://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org
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Amateur Radio Receives Honorable Mention In “Have We Learned Anything?”

blizzard photoAmateur radio received positive publicity in today’s Sunday Globe article entitled, “Have We Learned Anything? What the Blizzard of 1978 has taught us about emergency preparedness in Massachusetts.”

The City & Region front-page story by Boston Globe staff writer Peter J. Howe included the following text:

“In 1978, the [Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency] leaned heavily on amateur ham radio operators and citizens-band radio owners to share information. ‘There were people holed up in places that nobody knew about,’ [Peter] Judge [spokesman for MEMA] said, including makeshift shelters that rapidly ran out of food.

“Today, the agency still enlists 30,000 ham radio operators in a kind of emergency-information militia, but has sophisticated Web-based conferencing and information-sharing systems linking hundreds of state and local governmental agencies.”

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New England Area Flea Markets, Feb. 1, 2008

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2008 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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2008 Contact Source
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2 Feb Chelsea ME AARA @Crystal Falls Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 A

9 Feb Worcester MA WPI ACM @Campus Ctr Odeum @10AM Free Bob 908 672 2841 +

16 Feb Marlboro MA AARC @Intermediate Sch David 508 357 2272x1 A

17 Feb Westford MA Radio 39 Antique @Regency $10@8 Cindie ARC 866 371 0512

23 Feb Milton VT RANV @HS $5@8 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 W

24 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall $6@9$20/T@7 Richie K2KNB 516 694 4937 W

8 Mar FeedingHills MA MTARA @176Garden $15/T@7 $5@9 Cindy K1ISS 413 568 1175 W

15 Mar Pomfret CT ECARA @Comm Sch Paul KE1LI 860 928 2456 A

29 Mar Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @7AM Indoors John 860 673 0518 +

30 Mar Southington CT SARA @HS $5@8 $20/T@6:15 Chet KA1ILH 860 628 9346 F

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

4,5 Apr Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada Bill N1KAT 207 782 4862 A

5 Apr Londonderry NH IRS @Lions Sellers$15@6 $3@8 Lynne KB1FEM 603 421 0940

6 April Framingham MA FARA @Keefe Sch $25/T@7:30 $5@9 Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012

12 April LaSalle PQ MARC @CanLegion $5@9 $10/T@8 Jim 514 697 7205 W+

13 April LaGrangeville NY MtBARC @TymorePk Jim K2JIM 845 427 2702 A

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

19 Apr S Portland ME PAWA @AM Legion $5@8 $10/T@6:30 Mike N1GRO 207 797 6584 W

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

26 April Middletown NY OCARC @WallkillCommCtr $5@8 Tom W2TRR 845 401 3757 W+

2-3 May Deerfield NH NearFest @FG Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 T

10 May Rensselaer NY EGARA @FireCo $5@8 $5/sp@6 Thomas KC2FCP 518 272 1494 W+

18 May Cambridge MA FLEA at MIT Nick 617 253 3776

30-31 May Rochester NY RARA Harold K2HC 585 424 7184 W

7 June Hermon ME PSARC @HS @8 Roger KA1TKS 207 848 3846 W

7 June Goshen CT SBARC @FG Rt 63 $3@8 Lee K1LEE 860 435 0051 +

14 June Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @6AM Tailgate John 860 673 0518 +
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Cambridge MA Flea at MIT http://www.swapfest.us

Hopkinton NH Hosstraders RIP :-( http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg/

Adams MA N BerkshireARC http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest.htm

Boxborough MA NE ARRL Conv http://www.boxboro.org/

Dartmouth MA SEMARA http://www.semara.org/flea.htm

Falmouth MA FARA http://www.falara.org/

FeedingHills MA MTARA http://www.mtara.org/flea08.html +

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/

Wakefield MA Photographica http://www.phsne.org/

Whately MA FranklinCARC http://www.fcarc.org/news.htm

Gales Ferry CT RASON http://www.rason.org/hamfest.html +

Enfield CT VHF/UHF Conf http://www.newsvhf.com/vhfconf.html

Newington CT NARL http://www.narlhamfest.org/

Newtown CT CARA http://www.danbury.org/cara/Hamfest.html +

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/

Hermon ME PSARC http://n1me.org/index.php?pr=Hamfest

Lewiston ME AARC http://www.mainearrl.org/convent.htm

S. Portland ME PAWA http://www.pawa-maine.org/ +

Deerfield NH NEAR-Fest http://www.near-fest.com/

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/

Sussex NJ SCARC http://www.scarcnj.org/www.scarcnj.org/flyer_2007.htm

LaGrangeville NY MtBARC http://www.wr2abb.org/hamfest.php

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/

Middletown NY OCARC http://www.ocarc-ny.org/ +

Queens NY Hall of Science http://hosarc.org/hamfest.html

Rensselaer NY E Greenbush ARA http://www.w2egb.org/

Rochester NY AWA http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Rochester NY RARA http://www.rochesterhamfest.org/

Wallkill NY OCARC http://www.ocarc-ny.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/

St Romuald PQ ARES http://www.aresqc.org/

St Therese PQ CRALL http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/hamfest2002.htm

Summerside PEI SPARC http://www.summersidearc.com/

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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CEMARC Makes A Return Appearance

CEMARC logoEastern MA Affiliated Club Coordinator Chris Smith, K1CJS writes:

Back in the late 1980s/early 1990s, the thought that a club council meeting regularly to pass information and ideas between clubs in the section was conceived and implemented. The birth of CEMARC, the Council of Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Clubs, was the result. The council met at quarterly intervals, and was an effective means of accomplishing the goals of that time–the exchange of information.

Since then, technological advancement and other changes have all but ended the need for quarterly meetings for the exchange of such information. In addition, because of other things we have less and less time to spare to attend those meetings. Lately, it seems we have to have to make time just to work the bands!

In an effort to reestablish a method of contact while not taking away from what little spare time we have, we have taken advantage of the web and the Yahoo Groups website to try to reestablish a common and direct route between clubs and ham operators in the section. The CEMARC group at Yahoo has been started to again provide a common, single channel of communication for all eastern Massachusetts section clubs.

Any ham operator may join the group–the only thing that is needed is a amateur radio call sign which will be verified before access is given. Stop by and give it a look see–and join. Hope to see you there!

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BAA Marathon Call for Volunteers

BAA logoThe Marathon Amateur Radio Communications (MARC) consortium is looking for ham radio operators to assist at the 2008 Boston Marathon. The Marathon is held annually on Patriots Day, this year that’s Monday, April 21. We need people to provide communications is support of three areas:

START LINE (Hopkinton)
Runner & observer safety & security, parking lots, VIP escorts

COURSE (Hopkinton to Boston)
First Aid & Water station coordination

FINISH LINE (Boston)
First Aid, safety & security

If you are interested in any of these positions, please visit the MARC website to sign up:

http://marc.amateur-radio.net

73,
Bob – K1IW
MARC Recruitment Coordinator 1 1 1

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H-4477: MA Hams Reach Out To State Legislators

MA StatehouseIn responding to H-4477, numerous amateurs from both Eastern and Western Massachusetts sections are reaching out to their respective house and state legislators.

Framingham Amateur Radio Association president Gordy Bello, K1GB reported communication with his state senator, Susan Fargo, and house representative Koutoujian. He received a return phone call from Fargo on Wednesday.

“Our discussion was obviously about the cell phone bill. She understands our position about the exemption and realizes its importance for public service and, more importantly, safety and survival.”

Bello clarified for Fargo the differences between Citizens Band and Amateur Radio. “She was somewhat aware of the role we play in emergencies and natural disasters. All in all it was a very upbeat conversation.”

Ironically, the existing “driver distraction law” already codified in MA law exempts Citizens Band — but not Amateur Radio operators. Bello suggests that, if H-4477 dies in the Senate, amateurs should consider pursuing some sort of amendment to add Amateur Radio to the existing law.

Mark Rubin, WB1ARZ, director of the Worcester Emergency Communications Team wholeheartedly agrees.

For its February 11, 2008 meeting, WECT has invited two senators — Ed Augustus and Hariette Chandler — along with ten house representatives, including Joe Wagner, sponsor of the original legislative amendment H-4477, and Frank Hynes who amended it for Amateur Radio.

“The invitations were sent via email [January 31] … no responses have been as yet received, though receipt of some emails were acknowledged,” Rubin writes. “[WECT] would be able to provide any representatives who attend a view of Amateur Radio and what we do. During our 15 minute coffee and refreshment break, the opportunity would be there for attending hams to speak with the representatives about Amateur Radio.”

WB1ARZ hopes that “at least a few” of the invitees accept their invitation. He encourages area hams to check the website “as the responses hopefully come in.”

For additional information on the current and proposed laws, contact ARRL MA State Government Liaison Shawn O’Donnell, K3HI. And for information on identifying your state senator or representative, go to http://www.mass.gov/legis/ and search by city/town or by ward/precinct.

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