Emergency Communications Workshop in Beverly, Mass. Saturday 11/22/08 9 AM-4 PM

Hello to all….

North Shore ARES and Beverly Emergency Management are sponsoring the following workshop. See below:

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday November 22nd, 2008:

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday November 22nd, 2008 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Beverly Emergency Management Headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts.

This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Essex County ARES District Emergency Coordinator (DEC), Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF, Essex County ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC), Jim Palmer-KB1KQW and the cooperation of Beverly Emergency Management. This Emergency Communications Workshop will provide the background and information to serve Amateur Radio Operators when they need to respond to a communications emergency or when supplemental communications via Amateur Radio is required. It will feature an Introduction and Conclusion to Emergency Communications, and five 1-hour training sessions on topics including:

Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES-RACES-SKYWARN Programs
Net Operations
NTS Traffic Message Handling
Basic Overview of ICS
Go Kits

This training will also feature a 1-hour lunch that will be provided at no coerced cost to any Amateur who attends the session.

The presentations will be given by other Amateur Operators well versed in the topics listed above. The training will be a worthwhile endeavor not just for emergency communicators but for anyone who is an Amateur Radio Operator, and wants to learn more about the hobby.

Preregistration is requested but is not required in case anyone would like to attend at the last minute. Please try to preregister by Monday November 17th, 2008 to assure the meeting place is setup properly and we have enough refreshments for breaks between lectures and for the lunch break. We will, however, accept any last minute preregistrations after that day or any walk-ins as long as space permits.

Directions to Beverly Emergency Management Agency (BEMA) Headquarters:

Take Route 128 North to exit 20A towards North Beverly. You will proceed a short distance to a set of lights where you will take a Left onto Conant Street. Follow the signs to the Beverly Airport – East Entrance which is off of Route 97 in Beverly. Once you reach the entrance on L.P. Henderson Road, be prepared to take a right into the Beverly EMA facility. If you enter the airport parking lot, you have gone too far.

There will be talk-in on the Danvers Repeater 145.47 PL: 136.5 and Beverly Repeater 147.390.

For any additional information and to preregister for the workshop, please contact:

KA1NCF-Eric Horwitz ka1ncf@nsradio.org
KB1KQW-Jim Palmer kb1kqw@nsradio.org
KD1CY-Rob Macedo rmacedo@rcn.com

This training should be a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in learning more about emergency communications and amateur radio in general. Please forward this on to anyone you feel may benefit from this workshop.

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
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Falmouth ARA’s FARA Fest, 11/08/08

Falmouth Amateur Radio AssociationThe Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will holds its 10th Annual FARA Fest featuring ham, computer, electronics equipment, and
a VE Testing Session on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Upper Cape Regional Tech School, 220 Sandwich Road, in Bourne. Vendor setup starts at 7:00 am.

Buyers pay $5.00 for admission; children under 14 are admitted for free. There’s plenty of free parking. Sellers are provided with 8-foot spaces @ $10.00 per spece. Bring your own tables for outdoor space, weather permitting. FARA will provide tables for indoor spaces.

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Talk-in: 146.655 MHz (-600 KHz) PL 88.5

ARRL VE Exam Sessions run from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Registrations for VE session will be accepted at the door by 9:00 am.

Door prize raffle tickets will be sold on site; drawings will be conducted every half hour.

For more information, visit http://www.falara.org/FleaMarket/farafleas.html.

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Framingham Amateur To Receive Top Legal Honor

Lee Gartenberg, K1GLLongtime Framingham Amateur Radio Association member and attorney Lee Gartenberg, K1GL is one of two honorees who will soon receive awards from the Massachusetts Bar Association. Gartenberg will be honored at a special banquet on on Wednesday, November 12 at the John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston.

“Recipients Lee Gartenberg and Judge Christopher Armstrong were chosen in large part because they exemplify the timeless tenets of leadership in the law,” said MBA President Edward W. McIntyre.

K1GL will receive the Gold Metal Award, “reserved for individuals who have provided outstanding legal services that have benefited the legal profession in Massachusetts.”

From everyone in the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL Section: Congratulations to Lee, K1GL for this recognition of his exemplary service to the Commonwealth!

Photo courtesy Mass. Bar Assoc.

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for November 2008

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for November is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for November is Monday November 3rd, 2008, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the RACES Nets earlier in the evening. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site and the repeaters that will be linked in will be through Hub 1:

http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/map.html

In addition, if the Echo-IRLP node on the MMRA hub is available, we will likely link that to the New England Reflector system on IRLP 9123/Echolink Conference *NEW-ENG* Node: 9123.

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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