Bridgewater EOC Activated During BAA Marathon

Bridgewater EOC staffed by N1FY and N1XTBMembers of the Massasoit Amateur Radio Association and the Whitman Amateur Radio club stood by at the Town of Bridgewater Emergency Operations center (EOC) during the Boston Marathon. Most of the major net frequencies for the Marathon were monitored.

The EOC location was staffed as the Eastern Massachusetts ARES command center as a contingency for any significant event that would require amateur radio mobilization outside of the Boston area. The Boston marathon ties up a large percentage of the available amateur radio resources in Massachusetts so provision is made to have some operators on standby outside of the event.

Pictured here: (left) Carl Aveni, N1FY and Phil McNamara, N1XTB

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