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.

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.

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:


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