New Regional ARES Net Convenes On Six Meters

Jason Janvrin, WA1NH writes on the North Shore ARES discussion group:

Greetings from north of the Border.

I would invite all stations to participate in a new ‘Regional’ net on 6M. The repeater is located in Goffstown, NH on Mt Uncanoonic. The input is in Derry, NH. 53.07 output with pl of 100.0. 52.07 input with pl of 151.4.

The net will convene on Saturday, Sept 20 at 7PM. This is an attempt to establish a regional resource for possible ARES use during a disaster. I am told that the SM from NH will try to make it onto the net.

Please post this to as many ARES reflectors that are in range of the repeater. This should include all of Eastern Mass, Western Mass, Southern NH, Southern Maine, and Southern Vermont.

73,
Jason Janvrin, WA1NH
EC, East Rockingham, NHARES

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Whitman ARC Saftler’s Flea Market “A Financial Success”

Whitman ARC gang at Saftler Flea, 9/1/08The Whitman Amateur Radio Club‘s Saftler’s flea market was a financial success, according to WARC President Paul Burbine, N1VTI. The Labor Day event was attended by 31 Whitman club members and 15 area hams. “This was a great social event where we were able to have eyeball QSOs and get an update on “radioactive” projects, added Burbine. In addition, the club’s station, WA1NPO was activated for the event.

Shown here (standing, l. to r.): N1OGP, N1VPU, N1SOM, K1VU, KB1CYV, K1REL N1IQI. kneeling: KB1MTW, N1ZZN, NM1F, NI1X.

–Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, September 2008

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KY1N List of Volunteer Exam Sessions, Sept. 15, 2008

                         The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
9/15/08
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
09/15/08 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
09/16/08 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
09/16/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
09/17/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
09/17/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
09/18/08 19:00 *Steven Telsey, N1BDA Brookline MA 978-369-7366
09/18/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
09/20/08 09:00 Michael Sanford, KB1GEO Alexander ME 207-427-3058
09/20/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
09/24/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
09/26/08 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
09/27/08 10:00 Ivan Lazure, N1OXA Auburn ME 000-000-0000
09/27/08 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
09/27/08 09:00 Kenneth Carr, KB1AWV Cranston RI 401-828-1665
09/27/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
09/27/08 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
09/28/08 19:00 Karen Collins, WA1ZPA W Tisbury MA 508-627-5533
09/29/08 19:00 Karen Collins, WA1ZPA W Tisbury MA 508-627-5533
09/30/08 19:00 Karen Collins, WA1ZPA W Tisbury MA 508-627-5533
10/04/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
10/05/08 10:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
10/06/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
10/08/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
10/09/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
10/09/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
10/10/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
10/11/08 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 207-327-1453
10/11/08 10:00 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Deerfield NH 978-851-2886
10/11/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
10/12/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
10/14/08 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Presque Isle ME 207-455-8333
10/14/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
10/15/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
10/16/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
10/16/08 18:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
10/16/08 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
10/18/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
10/18/08 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
10/20/08 19:00 Richard Strycharz, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
10/20/08 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
10/21/08 12:00 Adam Woodbury, K1ADW Bedford MA 781-271-3062
10/21/08 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
10/21/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
10/22/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
10/22/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
10/24/08 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
10/25/08 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
10/25/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
11/02/08 10:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
11/03/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
11/03/08 18:00 *Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
11/08/08 08:45 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
11/08/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
11/09/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
11/10/08 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
11/10/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
11/11/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
11/12/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
11/13/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
11/13/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
11/13/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
11/14/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
11/15/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
11/17/08 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
11/18/08 19:00 Orrin Riggott, AB1EL Portland CT 860-223-8867
11/18/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
11/19/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
11/19/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
11/20/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
11/21/08 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
11/22/08 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
11/22/08 09:00 Kenneth Carr, KB1AWV Cranston RI 401-828-1665
11/22/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
11/22/08 09:00 Jim Heedles, WW1Y Nashua NH 603-673-7395
11/22/08 09:30 Ernest Laug, KA1NGG Stamford CT 203-348-3993
11/24/08 19:00 Walton G Congdon, W1ZPB Northfield MA 413-498-2729
11/26/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
11/28/08 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
11/29/08 14:30 George Rinalducci, KB1KBC Greenland NH 603-231-1392
11/29/08 13:30 Ivan Lazure, N1OXA South Paris ME 207-784-0350
12/06/08 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Bangor ME 000-000-0000
12/06/08 11:30 Frank Sileo, N1PE Bethel CT 203-438-0218
12/06/08 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
12/06/08 08:00 Conrad Ekstrom, WB1GXM Newport NH 603-543-1389
12/07/08 10:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
12/08/08 19:00 Dick Doherty, KA1TUZ Brookline MA 617-527-2968
12/08/08 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
12/09/08 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
12/10/08 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
12/11/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
12/11/08 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
12/11/08 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
12/12/08 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
12/13/08 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
12/13/08 09:00 Jack P Garforth, N1JK Middletown RI 401-683-2250
12/14/08 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
12/16/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
12/16/08 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
12/17/08 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
12/18/08 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
12/20/08 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
12/20/08 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
12/22/08 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
12/24/08 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
12/24/08 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
12/26/08 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
12/27/08 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
12/27/08 09:00 Bob Jones, WB1P Slatersville RI 401-333-4787
01/08/09 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
01/09/09 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
01/09/09 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
01/10/09 08:45 +William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
01/10/09 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
01/11/09 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
01/11/09 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-281-1408
01/12/09 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
01/14/09 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
01/15/09 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
01/17/09 09:00 Bill Wade, K1IJ Marlborough MA 617-699-3670
01/19/09 18:00 Richard Strycharz, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
01/19/09 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
01/20/09 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
01/21/09 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
01/23/09 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
01/24/09 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
01/28/09 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
02/07/09 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
02/08/09 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
02/09/09 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
02/11/09 19:30 Bruce Anderson, W1LUS Chelmsford MA 978-851-2886
02/12/09 19:00 Louis Mester, W1CH Providence RI 401-263-6045
02/13/09 18:30 Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R Burlington VT 802-878-6454
02/14/09 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
02/16/09 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469

NOTES:
* = PREREGISTRATION MANDATORY
+ = PLEASE CALL TO GUARANTEE 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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A Half A Marathon, But A Whole Lot Of Fun

Boston ARC logoBob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

The ham public service events are winding down for this year, so soon you can relax (except for the “real” disasters). Here we are at the Eighth Annual BAA Half Marathon. For the past seven years this event received huge acclaim in the athlete’s world – largely because of the skills and experience of the organizers and support staff (we are definitely a part of that). The Half is run almost entirely in Boston (2% in Brookline), with more than 5000 local, national and international athletes expected. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund.

Our ham radio team has been asked again to support communications for this event doing our usual medical, water and administrative tasks. We definitely need your help – and more hams. Time is short.

The Half Marathon will be held on SUNDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2008. Time and other details are below. The course is along the length of the “Emerald Necklace” (as beautiful as you can get in Boston). The out-and-back route starts and finishes at Clemente Park in the Fenway. It follows the Riverway, Jamaicaway, and Arborway to the Franklin Park Zoo for a turnaround and return on almost the same route.
The weather is likely to be cool and the 13.1-mile course should not be a strain on the athletes. Water and medical stations are spaced appropriately. We also have assignments at several hazardous points. Our duties on the course will be to support these locations, but we also serve as observers of the runners, spectators and local residents (some of their streets are to be closed). Most stations serve both outbound and inbound runners. At Clemente Park, we have a number of fixed and roving medical assignments.

For those assigned to locations on the course, it is preferred that you come to the Start at Clemente Park at 0600. There is free (for volunteers) parking nearby. You can pick up your identity (long sleeve shirt and maybe other stuff), get last minute instructions, and then be transported to your assignment.

If you prefer to drive, you may go directly to your assigned location. I hope to have a ham course Traveler who will deliver your shirt, but this is uncertain. If you plan to drive directly to your station on the course, I may be able to send you a Vehicle Permit (as an email attachment in MS Word) for you to print out. Those assigned to course stations must be on site at 0700 so the (possible) Traveler can meet you briefly and move on. The Traveler would call your station as he approaches. Be ready and go to the Traveler’s car or bus for the ID shirt and any last minute information.

Hams assigned to posts at Clemente Park must be present at 0700 for a briefing and the amenities. Keep in mind that parking in the Fenway area is limited, so allow a few minutes to use the volunteer parking lot. Although the area is T accessible from several directions, the T may not be running at that hour – see www.mbta.com). Parking (at that hour) will also be available at the Landmark Center (formerly the Sears store) on Park Drive at Brookline Ave, but there is a charge for the Landmark parking.

The entire event should be over before 1130, and all roads will be progressively opened. This schedule is what is known now. Better details later.

Because the entire course is compact, very few repeaters need be used. Our present plan is to use both 2-meters and 70-cm, both bands with CTCSS.

WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER. As in the past, we are committed to reliable, professional performance, and the requirements below lead to this goal. Please note them and sign up quickly. Our duties at this event are straight forward and are well suited for hams who have little experience at public service. Each ham must have his or her own radio and accessories – no sharing of equipment can be permitted during the event. Each ham must be self sufficient for the entire period, as we cannot assure partnered assignments.

1. For the duration of this event you are considered a member of the Boston Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and a BAA volunteer. BARC carries a liability insurance policy.

2. To assist in identification and security, you must wear a badge with your name and call sign. Your volunteer credential will be a special long-sleeve shirt provided at the beginning of the day and your bright orange “Emergency Communications” cap (available for $5.00 – let me know if you need one).

3. Our communications support is provided only by licensed Amateur Radio operators, Technician class or above. Be sure to have a good photocopy of your valid license and a call sign badge with you.

4. Because of the terrain and expected radio traffic congestion, you should have a full size antenna (that is, better than a minimal “rubber duck”) and a battery supply sufficient to run at your maximum power if necessary. While you will mostly listen and rarely transmit, the best guide is for 8 hours of battery capability. The ambient noise level may be high, so an inexpensive headset (not just an ear plug) is strongly recommended.

5. To present ourselves as professional and proficient, you must be neatly dressed. The bright orange “Emergency Communications” cap is essential for identification. Local residents and the media will be watching.

6. Expect the media. If you are interviewed, state that you are a ham radio operator, and give only a very brief statement about what your assignment is. Then refer the interviewer to our public relations staff (call Net Control for direction). Please do not offer prolonged descriptions of the joys of ham radio.

NOTE:
More hams are needed. Please spread the word in your local club and to your on-the-air friends! Anyone interested should contact me directly ASAP. We also need you to understand that although we must call for more hams now, final staffing needs may not match the number of ham volunteers. Therefore, a very small possibility exists that we still may not be able to give everyone an assignment.

As the event date gets closer, instead of formal briefings, those who volunteer will receive an email with the assignment, a detailed description of the assignment site and other information.

If you can give this event your help, please contact me as soon as possible. We also need to know if your radio has 2-meters with CTCSS and if you have the 70-cm band. If you have any questions about participation, do not hesitate to contact me.

When you reply, please include the following information:

Your best email address for last minute information. Can you open an MS Word email attachment?

Are you available to drive, and, if assigned on the course (not
assured), would you drive there directly?
Your shirt size.

If you have already informed me that you are available, please reply to this message anyway.

73,

Bob Salow, WA1IDA
508.650.9440 (H)
617.650.0062 (Cell)
wa1ida@arrl.net

C 2008 WA1IDA – S/080907

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New MEMA Courses Offered

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

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

Hazmat Awareness at Mass Highway District One on September 26, 2008

Incident Command System 100 at Maynard MRC/Elderly Housing Community Room on September 27, 2008

Incident Command System 400 at DelValle Institute – O’Neill Room on October 23, 2008

NIMS-700 / ICS-100 at Bedford Police Department on October 4, 2008

Visit our web site at http://tinyurl.com/ypzh5y for more details.

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for September 2008

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for September is rapidly approaching. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Monthly ARES Net for September is on the second Monday of the month. The monthly ARES Net for September is Monday September 8th, 2008, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the RACES Nets earlier in the evening.

Make tonight, “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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New England Area Flea Markets, September 3, 2008

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2008 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

NB ** The Windsor ME event has been changed to Saturday 6 Sept. 2008 *****

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2008 Contact Source
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6 Sept Windsor ME AARA @FG Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 A+

13 Sept Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @6AM Tailgate John 860 673 0518

13 Sept Ballston Spa NY SCRACES @FG @7 Darlene N2XQG 518 587 2385 W

13 Sept Montreal PQ WIARC Auction @ShrinerH $5@9 $15/T@8 VE2CWI W+

14 Sept Newtown CT CARA @TownHall $6@8:30 $10/15@7 Joe AB1DO 203 938 4880 W

20 Sept Alton NH MASONS @Lodge @7 Tg$10 $20/inside T Bob W1GWU 603 776 0086 A

20 Sept Forestdale RI RIFMRS @VFW rt146 8A flea+auct Rick K1KYI 401 864 9611

20 Sept Alexander ME StCCARC @ElSch Rt9 Mike KB1GEO 207 427 3058 A

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

27-28 Sept Wakefield MA Photographica @AmericalCtr ~photo~ John 781 592 2553 W

27 Sep Drummondville PQ CRADI @StBernard $5@9$15@7 Omer VE2OML 819 478 0478 R

5 Oct Queens NY HOSARC $5@9 $10/SP Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 W

10-11 Oct Deerfield NH NearFest @FG Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 W

12 Oct Wallingford CT Nutmeg Conv $20/sp $7@9 John N1GNV 203 440 4468

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

18 Oct Greenwood NS NSARA @CommCtr $3@10 S@8 Burt VE1AMA 902 847 7073 W
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LAST UPDATE 9-3-08 de W1GSL http://swapfest.us P 1
List is normally updated twice a month - look for the latest version
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Additions/ Corrections via e-Mail w1gsl@mit.edu

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