Titanic Museum In Chatham Proposed

Falmouth ARA logoThe Falmouth Amateur Radio Association reports that the Town of Chatham is proposing the construction of a Titanic Memorial Museum centered on the 2012 anniversary of the famous sinking. Bob Courtemanche, N1WAT and Barbara Dougan, KB1GSO attended a recent planning meeting.

According to Courtemanche, plans are in the early stages but “would emphasize the importance of radio and have a working radio station on site.” It is hoped that the Falmouth ARA might “play a role in the setup, repair and operations.” Another planning meeting is scheduled for October.

Thanks, Falmouth ARA Newsletter, July 2009

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New England Public Service Events, July 1, 2009

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

Jul 3 Fitchburg MA Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Ralph KD1SM kd1sm@arrl.net
Jul 4 Princeton MA Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Ralph KD1SM kd1sm@arrl.net
Jul 5 Fitchburg MA Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Ralph KD1SM kd1sm@arrl.net
Jul 11 Mt.Washngtn NH Newton's Revenge Race Cliff N1RCQ 603.279.7763
n1rcq@cnharc.org
Jul 12 Wrentham MA Hockomock YMCA Triathlon Steve W3EVE 508.384.7697
w3eve@arrl.net
Jul 25 Devens MA Memory Ride for Alzheimer's Ralph KD1SM kd1sm@arrl.net
through Harvard, Lancaster, Berlin, Clinton, Shirley, Hollis NH, ...
Jul 26 Haverhill MA Cycle for Shelter Ross KB1MGD 603.382.2742
rscoe2001@yahoo.com
Jul 26 Winchendon MA Mass State Triathlon John N2YHK n2yhk@wpi.edu
Aug 8 Stratham NH MS Seacoast Escape Jim KB1JKJ kb1jkj@arrl.net
Aug 15 Mt.Washngtn NH Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb Cliff N1RCQ 603.279.7763
weather date Aug 16 n1rcq@cnharc.org
Aug 22 Westminster MA 250th Anniversary Fireworks Bill N1UZ 978.502.8067
n1uz@arrl.net
Aug 29 Lakeville MA Cranberry Trifest Tony N1XRS 508.998.0295x204
aduarte@acushnetema.com
Aug 30 Lakeville MA Cranberry Trifest Tony N1XRS 508.998.0295x204
aduarte@acushnetema.com
Sep 11 Cape Cod MA MS Challenge Walk Jim KB1JKJ kb1jkj@arrl.net
Sep 12 Cape Cod MA MS Challenge Walk Jim KB1JKJ kb1jkj@arrl.net
Sep 13 Cape Cod MA MS Challenge Walk Jim KB1JKJ kb1jkj@arrl.net
Sep 13 Hopkinton MA Women Sprint Triathlon John N2YHK n2yhk@wpi.edu
Sep 13 Hopkinton MA Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk Steve W3EVE 508.384.7697
to Boston MA w3eve@arrl.net
Sep 20 Dartmouth MA Buzzards Bay Triathlon Tony N1XRS 508.998.0295x204
aduarte@acushnetema.com
Sep 26 Berkshires MA MS Bike&Hike the Berkshires Jim KB1JKJ kb1jkj@arrl.net
Sep 27 Westminster MA 250th Anniversary Parade Bill N1UZ 978.502.8067
n1uz@arrl.net
Oct 11 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. 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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Emergency Communications Workshop at Salvation Army HQ in Boston – Saturday August 8th, 2009 9 AM-4 PM

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Workshop Saturday August 8th, 2009:

There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday August 8th, 2009 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Boston Salvation Army Headquarters on 147 Berkley Street, enter on Columbus Avenue in Boston Masachusetts. This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Metro Boston ARES District Emergency Coordinator (DEC), Blake Haskell, K1BTH, and the cooperation of the Massachusetts Division of the Salvation Army through the efforts of Frank Murphy-N1DHW, leader of the Boston SATERN team. 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

The Boston SATERN Team will also give an overview of the SATERN/TSA agreement that was put in place a number of months ago.

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 August 3rd, 2009 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 Salvation Army Massachusetts Division Headquarters:
Please see the link from the Boston Amateur Radio Club (BARC) web site as they hold their Amateur Radio Club Meetings at this site:
http://www.barc.org/exec.html

Talk-In will be on the 145.230-Boston Repeater PL: 88.5 Hz.

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

N1DHW-Frank Murphy n1dhw@comcast.net
K1BTH-Blake Haskell k1bth@aol.com
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
http://www.wx1box.org

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MMRA, QRA To Host Joint Fox Hunt, July 18, 2009

Minuteman RA logoQRAKevin Paetzold, K1KWP writes:

The Minuteman Repeater Association and the Quannapowitt Radio Association have scheduled a joint hidden transmitter fox hunt on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

– The fox will be a stationary ham radio operator in a  vehicle transmitting on 146.19 MHz PL 146.2.  This is the input frequency of the MMRA Weston repeater (146.79 PL  146.2).

– The fox will be located within 10 miles of the Weston  repeater which is at North 42deg 22.8′ West 071deg 19.2.

– The signal from the fox must be strong enough so the fox  can be understood on the repeater output.

– The fox will transmit for at least 30 seconds of every  five minutes during the fox hunt.  The fox hunt begins at
10:00AM and ends when either there are no more hunters who  have not found the fox or noon.

– The fox must continue to transmit on the hunt frequency  throughout the hunt.  However, hunters are prohibited from
transmitting once they have located the fox.

– The fox must not be on private property.  In order to be  found the fox must not require driving on private roads.

– Cooperation among the hunters is encouraged.  Sharing  initial direction bearings and signal strength
observations is necessary to allow some localization (for  example the town where the fox in located) so that finding
the fox within the time limits is more likely.

– Home stations are also encouraged to participate and share  their readings.  As the hunt progresses, information
sharing is less valuable.

– Information is generally shared via the 2M repeater used  for the hunt (in this case 146.79 MHz PL 146.2).  Many
hunters use 70-cm to talk and to hear what others are  saying as their 2-Meter radio may be dedicated to RDF on
the repeater input frequency.

The MMRA 70cm HUB1 repeater in Marlboro will be linked to  during the hunt.  Hunters therefore may transmit on either
2-meters or on 70-cm to join in the conversation.  HUB1  repeater output is 449.925 PL 88.5 and the input is
444.925 PL 88.5.

As the hunters approach the fox conversations often shifts  to 446.0 MHz FM simplex.

– We plan to have lunch at a restaurant near the fox  location after the hunt.  Lunch location will be a
consensus decision of those hunters who have found the  fox.

– Ham radio operators who do not have equipment or who would  like to gain experience from riding with an experienced
fox hunter are invited to ride along.

It is expected that each hunter will start from separate  locations (as determined by the hunter).

Contact k1kwp@mmra.org (Kevin) and n1be@mmra.org (Bob) to  coordinate ride alongs if needed.  Those hunters who have  room and are willing to accommodate riders are also asked  contact K1KWP and N1BE.

This information is also posted at: http://www.mmra.org/foxhunts.

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Whitman ARC, South Shore Fox Hunters Resolve Genesis ARS Repeater Interference

Genesis ARS logoWhitman ARC logoA practice fox hunt turned into an actual radio direction finding event on Saturday, July 11, 2009 to combat interference that had silenced the Genesis Amateur Radio Society‘s repeater in Plymouth for three days. Genesis club members traced the interfering signal to the intersection of Routes 28 and 58 in Wareham, MA but could not make further progress. GARS member Kevin O’Donnell, K1KOD contacted Bruce Hayden, NI1X for assistance.

“I said the South Shore Fox Hunters were going to be on a fox hunt Saturday morning and that I would ask the participants to help find the interference after the hunt.” Hayden added that “those participating that day were Whitman Amateur Radio Club members.”

Bruce Hayden, NI1X, Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ, Roy Logan, KB1CYV, Jeff Lehmann N1ZZN and Gary Cumiskey W1GRC “saddled up” and headed to Wareham to find the source of the interference.

The team of NI1X and KB1REQ found the source in a trailer park; W1GRC volunteered to approach the owner. The interference soon disappeared. N1ZZN reported that the owner said that some visiting kids “must have pushed the transmit lock bar down on his desk mike leaving the transmitter on all the time.”

Kudos to the South Shore Fox Hunters for resolving this interference issue.

-Thanks, NI1X

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KY1N List of Volunteer Exam Sessions, 07/11/09

                          The KY1N Memorial List
Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations - CT MA ME NH RI VT
7/11/09
Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date Time Contact Location Phone
07/12/09 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
07/12/09 19:00 Kevin Cellini, N1KGM Trumbull CT 203-268-5015
07/13/09 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
07/14/09 19:00 Lawrence Polowy, KU1L Thomaston CT 860-283-4089
07/14/09 18:30 Wilburn A Scott, WA1YNZ Washburn ME 207-455-8333
07/15/09 19:00 Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF Milford CT 203-934-4059
07/16/09 19:30 Louis Harris, N1UEC Canton MA 508-668-0858
07/16/09 18:00 Bryce Rumery, K1GAX South Portland ME 207-799-1116
07/16/09 18:30 John Ruggiero, N2YHK Worcester MA 508-982-0617
07/17/09 19:00 Walter Styslo, KA1DFH Farmington CT 860-529-8474
07/19/09 10:00 William Mcgarvey, AA1ZR Machias ME 207-853-2951
07/20/09 19:00 Richard Strycharz, KD1XP Amherst MA 413-665-2211
07/20/09 19:00 Skip Denault, KB1CNB Fall River MA 774-644-3469
07/21/09 12:00 Adam Woodbury, K1ADW Bedford MA 781-271-3062
07/21/09 19:00 Paul Lux, K1PL Portland CT 860-635-1742
07/22/09 19:30 Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX Cambridge MA 617-253-3776
07/22/09 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Lunenburg MA 978-597-6535
07/22/09 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH Shirley MA 978-597-6535
07/24/09 18:00 David Cote, W1FAB Holyoke MA 413-575-2950
07/25/09 09:00 William D Wilson, K1IN Bloomfield CT 860-869-1059
07/25/09 09:00 Kenneth Carr, KB1AWV Cranston RI 401-828-1665
07/25/09 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL Danvers MA 978-352-4513
08/01/09 10:30 Larry Houbre, AA1FS Dartmouth MA 508-991-6055
08/02/09 10:00 Richard Williamson, WA1YQE Milford CT 203-877-5020
08/03/09 18:00 *Bryce Rumery, K1GAX Topsham ME 207-799-1116
08/08/09 09:00 William J Needham, K1WN Braintree MA 781-843-4400
08/08/09 09:00 Ben Fleck, K2LYE Falmouth MA 508-540-2583
08/08/09 10:00 Darryl Del Grosso, WA1DD Gales Ferry CT 860-443-7799
08/08/09 09:00 Don Tarbet, KD1XU Saint Albans ME
08/09/09 12:00 Bob Quinn, WV1A Gloucester MA 978-283-4660
08/10/09 19:00 Jim Clogher, N1ICN Brookline MA 617-364-4658
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EmComm Workshop, August 8, Boston

Boston ARC logo

Bob Salow, WA1IDA writes on BARC-List:

An Emergency Communications Workshop will be held on Saturday, 8 August 2009 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Boston Salvation Army Headquarters at 147 Berkeley Street, Boston. The entrance is from Columbus Avenue opposite the fire station.

This Workshop is for active hams and is produced by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of Metro Boston ARES, and the cooperation of the Massachusetts Division of The Salvation Army Boston SATERN team.

This Emergency Communications Workshop will provide the background and information to support Amateur Radio operators when needed 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 one-hour training sessions on topics including:

* Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES-RACES-SKYWARN Programs
* Net Operations
* NTS Traffic Message Handling
* Basic Overview of the Incident Command System (ICS)
* Go Kits

This Workshop will also provide a one-hour lunch at no coerced cost to any Amateur Radio operator who attends the session. The presentations will be given by hams well versed in the topics listed above. The training will be a worthwhile experience not just for emergency communicators but for any ham who wants to learn more about our service and hobby.

Preregistration is requested, but is not required in case anyone decides to attend at the last minute. Please try to preregister by Monday, 3 August 2009 to assure the meeting location is set up properly and we have enough refreshments for breaks between lectures and for the lunch break. We will, however, accept any late registrations after that day or any walk-ins provided space permits.

To register or if you have questions, contact Blake, K1BTH, at < k1bth@aol.com> or 781.925.9900.

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STM REPORT EMA SECTION JUNE 2009

STM REPORT EMA SECTION JUNE 2009

NET         SES   QTC   QNI   QTR   NM
EM2MN       30    177   193   419   N1TPU
EMRIPN      25    151   76    276   WA1FNM
WARPSN      04    08    64    NA    NI1X
HHTN        22    100   103   413   K1YCQ

QTC=Traffic  QNI=Checkins  QTR=Minutes

CALL        TOTAL       PSHR
KW1U        837         120
W1GMF       728         120
N1IQI       637         110
N1UMJ       560         320
K1YCQ       453         NA
N1LKJ       289         120
KK1X        77          130
WA1FNM      10          NA
KD1LE       83          115

BPL EARNED 500 OR MORE: N1IQI  W1GMF  N1UMJ  KW1U
Congratulations on a job WELL DONE.
Jim N1LKJ

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for July

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for July is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for July is Monday July 6th, 2009, 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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New England Area Flea Markets, 07/01/09

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2009 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

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2009                                                    Contact          Source
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11 July Summerside PEI SPARC @WilmotComCtr $5@9      Bill VY2FF              W

19 July  Cambridge MA            FLEA at MIT               Nick 617 253 3776 F
                Third Sunday April thru October                 

25 July N Haven CT @HI I91x12 $7@8 $15/T@6 $10/TG    John N1GNV 203 440 4468 F

1 Aug  St Romuald PQ ARES                            Theo       418 304 0820 M

8 Aug Gales Ferry CT RASON @VFD $4@9 $15/T@7       Wayne KB1NKK 206 350 3064

8 Aug St Albans ME PARC                           George WA1JMM 207 441 6112 A

15 Aug Swamton VT STARC I89x21 @RavenInd $5@6 +$5/Sp  Arn N1ARN 802 309 0666 F

16 August Cambridge MA           FLEA at MIT               Nick 617 253 3776 F

12 Sept Windsor ME AARA @FG $5@8                     Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075  

12 Sept Ballston Spa NY SCRACES @FG $5@7              Al KA1IEG 518 677 3316  

12 Sept Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Tailgate   John 860 673 0518 W

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

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

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

19 Sept Alexander ME StCVARC                        Mike KB1GEO 207 427 3058 A

19 Sept Omeaux PQ WIARC @Shriner's $5@9 $15/T@8      Ken VE2KLF              R+
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