FARAFEST November 7th, 2009

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will hold its Eleventh Annual FARAFEST Amateur Radio Fleamarket and exam session at the Upper Cape Regional Tech School, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA from 9 AM to noon on November 7th, 2009.

Check the FARA web page, falara.org, and click FARA Events at the top of the page for directions and advance registration information. Tables are provided for indoor spaces only. Outdoor spaces are available, weather permitting. 8 foot spaces are $10.00. Refreshments are available and provided by Culinary program students at the school.

VE session will run from 9 AM to 11 AM on-site.

This year, an Electronic Recycler will be available at the site. Bring your old computer monitors and other unwanted electronics (no TV’s please) and dispose of them for a small fee.

Talk-in will be on the FARA repeater, 146.655 (-) PL 88.5.

Hope to see you there!


Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for October 2009

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for October is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for October is Monday October 5th, 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:


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 
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com

Cape Ann ARA Flea Market, 11/14/09

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market and club fundraising event on Saturday, November 14th, at the Pigeon Cove Circle Center located at 6 Breakwater Avenue in Rockport Mass.

The doors will open to those selling items and renting tables at 7 am. The doors will open to all buyers at 9 am. If you would like to rent a table in advance, the cost will be $10.00 and this includes one admission. If you would like to rent a table the day of the flea, it will cost $15.00 including one admission. General admission for all buyers will cost $5.00. The club will also have a consignment table if you would like the club to sell an item for you or if you would like to donate an amateur radio related piece of eguipment for the club to sell with the proceeds going to CAARA. There will be no computers or monitors sold at this event. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a table, please contact Dick Copithorne at dick911@yahoo.com or 1-508-269-4941. During the flea there will be a talk in frequency on the CAARA club repeater on 145.130 Mhz with no pl.