KY1N Memorial VE Exam List – 11/25/09

The KY1N Memorial List
   Scheduled Amateur Radio Volunteer Examinations – CT MA ME NH RI VT
                                11/25/09
                            Jim, WW1Y, Editor
Date     Time   Contact                        Location           Phone
11/27/09 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
11/28/09 09:00  Kenneth Carr, KB1AWV           Cranston        RI 401-828-1665
11/28/09 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
12/01/09 18:30  Francis Hagerty, WK1L          Brattleboro     VT 802-387-5639
12/05/09 09:00  Don Tarbet, KD1XU              Bangor          ME 207-327-1453
12/05/09 09:00  Charlie French, K1CRF          Bedford         NH 603-487-5201
12/05/09 11:30  Frank Sileo, N1PE              Bethel          CT 203-438-0218
12/05/09 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
12/05/09 08:00  Bruce Beford, N1RX             Newport         NH 603-863-1698
12/06/09 10:00  Richard Williamson, WA1YQE     Milford         CT 203-877-5020
12/07/09 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
12/08/09 19:00  Lawrence Polowy, KU1L          Thomaston       CT 860-283-4089
12/10/09 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-333-5714
12/10/09 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
12/10/09 19:00  Kevin Cellini, N1KGM           Trumbull        CT 203-268-5015
12/11/09 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
12/12/09 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
12/12/09 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
12/12/09 09:00  Jack P Garforth, N1JK          Middletown      RI 401-683-2250
12/12/09 09:00  Steven Ewald, WV1X             Newington       CT 860-594-0265
12/13/09 09:00  Don Tarbet, KD1XU              Bangor          ME 207-327-1453
12/13/09 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
12/14/09 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
12/15/09 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
12/16/09 19:00  Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF      Milford         CT 203-934-4059
12/17/09 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
12/18/09 18:30  Walter Styslo, KA1DFH          Farmington      CT 860-529-8474
12/19/09 09:00  William D Wilson, K1IN         Bloomfield      CT 860-869-1059
12/19/09 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
12/21/09 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
12/23/09 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
12/23/09 TBA   *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
12/23/09 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Shirley         MA 978-597-6535
12/25/09 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
12/26/09 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
12/26/09 09:00  Bob Jones, WB1P                Slatersville    RI 401-333-4787
01/02/10 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
01/08/10 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
01/09/10 08:45 *William J Needham, K1WN        Braintree       MA 781-843-4400
01/09/10 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
01/09/10 09:00  Thomas Jaworski, WA1MJE        Pittsfield      MA 413-528-9002
01/10/10 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
01/10/10 10:00  Richard Williamson, WA1YQE     Milford         CT 203-877-5020
01/11/10 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
01/13/10 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
01/14/10 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
01/16/10 10:00  William Mcgarvey, AA1ZR        Machias         ME 207-853-2951
01/16/10 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
01/18/10 19:00  Richard Strycharz, KD1XP       Amherst         MA 413-665-2211
01/18/10 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
01/19/10 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
01/20/10 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
01/20/10 19:00  Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF      Milford         CT 203-934-4059
01/21/10 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
01/22/10 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
01/23/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
01/26/10 12:00  Adam Woodbury, K1ADW           Bedford         MA 781-271-3062
01/27/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
01/30/10 09:00  Charlie French, K1CRF          Bedford         NH 603-487-5201
01/30/10 09:00  Bob Jones, WB1P                Slatersville    RI 401-333-4787
02/06/10 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
02/07/10 10:00  Richard Williamson, WA1YQE     Milford         CT 203-877-5020
02/08/10 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
02/10/10 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
02/11/10 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
02/12/10 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
02/13/10 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
02/13/10 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
02/14/10 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
02/15/10 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
02/16/10 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
02/17/10 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
02/17/10 19:00  Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF      Milford         CT 203-934-4059
02/18/10 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
02/22/10 19:00  Willard Boutwell, N1EWK        Northfield      MA 413-774-4669
02/24/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
02/26/10 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
02/27/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
03/06/10 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
03/07/10 10:00  Richard Williamson, WA1YQE     Milford         CT 203-877-5020
03/08/10 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
03/10/10 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
03/11/10 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
03/12/10 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
03/13/10 08:45 *William J Needham, K1WN        Braintree       MA 781-843-4400
03/13/10 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
03/14/10 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
03/15/10 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
03/16/10 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
03/17/10 19:00  Robert E Moreland, KA1ZMF      Milford         CT 203-934-4059
03/18/10 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
03/20/10 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
03/24/10 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
03/24/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
03/26/10 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
03/27/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
04/03/10 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
04/08/10 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
04/09/10 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
04/10/10 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
04/11/10 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
04/12/10 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
04/14/10 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
04/15/10 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
04/17/10 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
04/19/10 19:00  Richard Strycharz, KD1XP       Amherst         MA 413-665-2211
04/19/10 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
04/20/10 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
04/21/10 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
04/23/10 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
04/24/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
04/28/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
05/01/10 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
05/08/10 08:45 *William J Needham, K1WN        Braintree       MA 781-843-4400
05/08/10 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
05/09/10 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
05/10/10 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
05/12/10 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
05/13/10 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
05/14/10 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
05/15/10 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
05/17/10 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
05/18/10 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
05/19/10 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
05/20/10 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
05/22/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513
05/26/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
05/28/10 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
06/05/10 10:30  Larry Houbre, AA1FS            Dartmouth       MA 508-991-6055
06/09/10 19:00  Bruce Anderson, W1LUS          Billerica       MA 978-851-2886
06/10/10 19:00  Louis Mester, W1CH             Providence      RI 401-263-6045
06/11/10 18:30  Ralph T Stetson III, KD1R      Burlington      VT 802-878-6454
06/12/10 09:00  Ben Fleck, K2LYE               Falmouth        MA 508-540-2583
06/13/10 12:00  Bob Quinn, WV1A                Gloucester      MA 978-283-4660
06/14/10 19:00  Jim Clogher, N1ICN             Brookline       MA 617-364-4658
06/15/10 19:00  Paul Lux, K1PL                 Portland        CT 860-635-1742
06/17/10 19:30  Louis Harris, N1UEC            Canton          MA 508-668-0858
06/19/10 09:00  Bill Wade, K1IJ                Marlborough     MA 617-699-3670
06/21/10 19:00  Skip Denault, KB1CNB           Fall River      MA 774-644-3469
06/23/10 19:30  Nick Altenbernd, KA1MQX        Cambridge       MA 617-253-3776
06/23/10 19:00 *Paul Upham, KD1YH              Lunenburg       MA 978-597-6535
06/25/10 18:00  David Cote, W1FAB              Holyoke         MA 413-575-2950
06/26/10 12:00 +Daniel Lee, W1DFL              Danvers         MA 978-352-4513

                                 NOTES:
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Special Events Station W1P- 111th Anniversary of the Loss of the Steamship Portland

 

 111th anniversary of the Loss of the Steamship Portland

 

DX QSL via the Bureau via K1WCC, W/K via K1WCC on QRZ.COM with S.A.S.E.

Watch the DX Summit for W1P Spots – http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspx?count=50&range=2

On the evening of Saturday, November 26, 1888, New England was struck by the most destructive storm the region had ever experienced. The gale killed over 200 persons and wrecked or sank at least 140 major vessels. The best-known victim of the gale was the coastal steamer Portland, lost off Cape Cod with 191 people aboard. The steamer gave her name to the storm, and has since been memorialized in New England folklore and legend. 

The storm started quietly on the evening of the 26th of November, with a light but strengthening wind. Within hours it had grown to hurricane proportions and was creating havoc all along the coast. The winds raged all through the night of the 26th, all day on the 27th, and did not subside until the 28th, some 36 hours after the storm had started. Winds were clocked at up to 72 mph in Boston, and were probably even stronger along the coast southeast of Boston, especially on Cape Cod.

To call the damage widespread is a vast understatement. Houses were blown over and washed away all along the coast from Cape Cod to Portland, Maine. The coastline was littered with the wrecks and wreckage of dozens of vessels, large and small, smashed or sunk by the fierce winds and seas. In Provincetown harbor alone over 30 vessels were blown ashore or sunk. Damage along Boston’s south shore and Cape Cod was probably the worst; telegraph lines were brought down, railways washed out, and even the low scrub trees of Cape Cod were blown away. In Scituate, a small coastal community 30 miles south of Boston, the coastline was permanently altered when mountainous waves cut a new inlet from the sea to the North River, closed the old river mouth, and reversed the flow of part of the river.http://www.hazegray.org/features/1898gale/

November 27, 2009 – Friday – 0800 AM EST (1300Z) – 0500 PM EST(2200Z)

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Scouts get a sampling of Ham Radio

from the Brocton Enterprise Tuesday November 17, 2009

 

“Local Scouts recently took in the Jamboree-On-The-Air an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.  Thousands of amateur radio stations around the world participated giving Scouts a chance to exchange greetings all over the world.

 

For the Past two years Don Burke (KB1LXH) has put together a team of local hams form the Taunton Area Communications Group and the Whitman Amateur Radio Club to participate in the event with Cub Scouts at Camp Norse in Kingston.  Contacts were made with the Cape and Islands Council at Camp Greenough in Yarmouth, and Troup 53 Mattapoisett from the Narragansett Council.  Jeremy Breef Pilz (KB1REQ) was busy contacting stations in Florida, Kansas and Alabama,the Central Nottingham Scout District in Sherwood Forest and others from Illinois, Wisconsin, Estonia and the Check Republic….

 

At the end of the day the team put 233 cub scouts, scouts and brownies on the air and may have lit the spark for the next generation of hams…. “

 

Thanks to KB1LXH for a job well done!  And thanks to NI1X for this article.

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Mel Cole WZ1Q, SK

From the NSRA Email List as provided by WX1N-Dick, Mel Cole-WZ1Q, best known for his support of an attempted rescue for a ship at sea the ‘Can Do’ during the Blizzard of 78 passed away. The obituary is listed below:

Melrose R. Cole

WENHAM — Melrose “Mel” R. Cole, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, with his loving family by his side.

Mel shared 62 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Rohr) Cole. Mel was the son of the late Wilbur M. and Mabel (Ramsay) Cole. Mel grew up in Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a World War II veteran who served in the United States Air Force as a weatherman in China, Burma and India.

Mel was the founder and owner of Products for Research in Danvers until his retirement in 1985. The company was involved with many domestic and global corporations, including NASA Space Center. He was also a member of Rotary International in Beverly for 30 years, on the Board of Directors at Beverly Cooperative Bank for 30 years and the president of the Turtle Creek Elderly Housing for many years.

Mel was an avid Ham Radio Operator, whose call letters were WZIQ. One of his most dramatic moments as a radio operator, was assisting the U.S. Coast Guard with the attempted rescue of the ship “Can Do” during the Blizzard of 1978. Mel loved to sail and was a member of the Manchester Yacht Club and the Corinthian Yacht Club of Marblehead. Mel also taught the Power Squadron Boating/Weather course in the North Shore area. He was also an active member at the First Parish Congregational Church of Manchester -by-the-Sea.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James Cole and his wife Rose of Amesbury, and Robert Cole and his wife Marilyn of Kensington, N.H.; three grandchildren, Erik Cole and his wife Jaime of Salisbury, Brandon Cole of Danvers, and Adam Cole of Beverly; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jacob Cole of Salisbury; and two step-granddaughters, Danielle Priestly of Litchfield, N.H. and Michelle Gray of Amesbury.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m., at the First Parish Congregational Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be held privately for the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mel’s name to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01023, or First Parish Building Maintenance Fund, Chapel Lane, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944. Arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. Information, directions, condolences atwww.campbellfuneral.com.

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MEMA Recommendations on Recent FCC Notice

The following is a memo from Massachusetts State RACES Radio Officer Tom Kinahan-N1CPE and MEMA Operations Manager Jon Dillon on the recent FCC Notice on paid employees and drills/exercises.

To All Massachusetts Amateur Radio Operators and Emergency Management Directors

As you may know, the FCC recently clarified it’s position on the operation of amateur radio stations
by licensed operators acting on behalf of an employer, including those who are employees of a
government agency, during drills and actual emergencies. Below is a link to this FCC notice.

Paid employees, of any organization, including government employees may not operate an amateur radio
station for their employer during a drill, unless a waiver is requested by and granted to the
government agency who is conducting the drill.

We reaffirm the importance of including Amateur Radio in emergency drills and exercises and we
encourage Emergency Management Directors to continue to take advantage of the skills and training
available in the licensed Amateur Radio community.

We recommend that amateurs follow all FCC rules, and not jeopardize their license and risk fines.
We also suggest that only volunteer amateur radio operators operate Amateur Radio communication
systems while participating in drill operations. It will be necessary for your local government to
request a waiver of the rules for specific drills, according to the procedure indicated in the
public notice, if paid employees will be expected to operate Amateur Radio Transmitters.  We request
that when and if your local government does request a waiver of the rules in this situation, that
you send a courtesy copy of your request to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency –
Communications Division, by mail or fax, or through the Massachusetts State RACES Officer who will
be able to forward your information to MEMA.

We anticipate that MEMA will request waivers for a limited number of upcoming exercises involving
MEMA and power plant staff. 

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-09-2259A1.pdf

Thank you,

    Jonathan Dillon
    Operations Manager
    Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

    Tom Kinahan N1CPE
    Massachusetts State RACES Radio Officer

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Massachusetts QRP Convention Tickets are now available

Tickets are now on sale for the Massachusetts QRP Convention to be held at the Westford Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Westford, Massachusetts March 12-13, 2010. Conference admission is $25 per person which includes access to the Friday night meet-and-greet and the Saturday conference event. Ten speakers are scheduled to appear including three members of the QRP ARCI Hall of Fame and Joeseph H. Taylor, Jr., Professor in the Department of Physics at Princeton University and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1993).

A post conference banquet will be held Saturday evening featuring Steve Galchutt, WG0AT, the “goat hiker” and his adventures climbing Colorado’s various 14,000 foot peaks with his faithful pack-goat companions Rooster and Peanut. Admission to the banquet is $40 per person.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://www.masscon.org/ with PayPal or any major credit card.

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Caribbean Buddies off to St Lucia (J6) for 2010

Members of the Caribbean Buddies 2010 team (including one from Eastern Massachusetts) will mount a DXpedition to St. Lucia (J6) February 2-10, 2010. Nine operators from eight states will have fixed operations from a cliff-top villa and portable operations from various points on the island using CW, SSB, and digital modes. The team consists of the following operators: Chris Drummond (W6HFP), Budd Drummond (W3FF), B. Scott Andersen (NE1RD), Dan Gagnon (WZ1P), Steve Galchutt (WG0AT), Mike Greenwood (KC4VG), Guy Hamblen (N7UN), Paul Van Dyke (KB9AVO), and Weymouth Walker (K8EAB). Licensing is not yet complete but each operator is expected to receive their owncall sign. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or mail to operator’s home call (SASE required).

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES "Mini-Exercise" to Support Cape Cod Regional Sheltering Exercise

Hello to all..

The following is an announcement on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES ‘mini-exercise’ for Saturday November 14th, 2009 from 10 AM-1130 AM. See announcement below:

Date: 14 November 2009

Time: 1000-1130 EST

This basic/low level ‘mini-exercise’ is sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts ARES. The short notice of the exercise is part of the exercise design. It is being conducted to simulate a disaster situation on Cape Cod that will require relief operators from our adjoining districts and coincides with the Cape Cod Regional Sheltering Exercise. 

EC’s and RACES officers can also gather the information from their group and pass it along with a single checkin. For this exercise, look at your schedule for the next week and provide a date and shift(s) you could be available to deploy to Cape Cod. If you would be unavailable, that is fine too. Just check in or let your ARES EC/RACES officer know. Please plan a 12 hour window. Two hours to travel and brief, 8 hours on shift, and 2 hours to debrief and travel home. For the exercise we are assuming 0800-1600, 1600-2400, and 2400-0800 shifts. No deployments will actually occur.

A brief checkin with this information is all that is requested. The information can be relayed via the following means:

Bridgewater 147.18 repeater

Fairhaven 145.49 repeater

Echolink Conference *NEW-ENG* Node: 9123/IRLP 9123

MMRA Repeater System (Linked up for the exercise like it is linked up for the Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net)

HF 3943 KHz (may move up or down in frequency depending on HF usage due to other exercises/SETs going on in the area)

Winlink to N1XTB@winlink.org or kd1cy@winlink.org (Those that cannot participate between 10 AM-1130 AM Saturday 11/14 can send an email to either of these addresses anytime between the time of receipt of this announcement and 1130 AM Saturday. – Also, please put //WL2K in the subject of the message so Winlink spam filters do not block or delay the message.)

Local ARES/RACES/SKYWARN frequency as determined by your local ARES EC/DEC/RACES Radio Officer.

Liaison to the Cape Cod repeaters/simplex as well as winlink liaison will be performed by the regional and sub-regional ARES net control centers that are co-loated at the town of Bridgewater and Acushnet EOCs.

It is noted that portions of Southern New England will be impacted by the coastal storm that has impacted the Mid-Atlantic states for several days. The storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region. The worst impacts will be felt over Cape Cod and the Islands. We have determined that we will proceed with the drill as planned and anyone with SKYWARN reportable criteria or a real emergency should preface their message with ‘This is NOT a drill’. Any drill traffic, tactical or formal should be addressed as ‘This is a drill’. We appreciate everyone’s attentiveness and ability to multitask the mini-exercise with the coastal storm.

Exercise objectives

-Validate contact information and communicate with Emcomm operators

-Exercise the leadership to assemble communication resource information

-Net Control/liason to communicate the relief information to the Cape Cod ARES DEC

-Information will be relayed via voice/Winlink email on available relief head count and shifts to the CC ARES DEC.

Thank you for your interest in public service.

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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BARC assists the Zola House

The Zola Center for Adults with Disabilities (zolacenter.org)along with the Boston ARC held a licensing class at which 8 new Hams obtained their licenses. Now, BARC is assisting in getting those folks on the air from the community center.

Eric (K1NUN)  writes:

“It was a beautiful day for Donna (KB1QVT and director of the Zola Center), Jeff (KB!QVW), Jean (KB1QVV), Alex (KB1SSN), Tom (KB1P), Hank (K1QK), Phil (K9HI), Eric (K1NUN, and John Rice to assemble, build, and install two Ham Radio antennas at the Brigham House in Newton.

Getting an early start, Hank, Tom, and Eric inserted eye-bolt ring insulators at the sunroom corners. These would be the end termination points for the inverted-V antenna. Indoors, Jeff, Jean, Donna, and Alex built the Cushcraft AR270 V/UHF collinear antenna. Eric and Phil ran around distributing hardware, wire, and tools, and performing quality control on the Cushcraft. Hank and Tom, in the attic, mounted the inverted-V antenna at the top of the attic window  and draped the ends down to the standoff insulators and dropped the two coaxial cable transmission lines down to the sunroom. The MFJ pass-thru panel was cut to size and inserted in a rear window. Hank had hand-made a similar panel for the attic window to allow installing the V/UHF antenna indoors, inside the attic.

Jean, Donna, and Eric made several trips up and down, delivering tools, hardware, and encouragement.

Indoors, cables were attached to the pass-thru panel, into the corner cabinet, and it was done!

Tom connected the Boston Amateur Radio Club’s Yaesu FT-897 transceiver to test out the antenna. All worked as expected! Primarily, the V/UHF antenna is our first priority to allow visitors to connect and make contacts through local repeaters. Later, the inverted-V may need pruning for better matching on 20 meters and up through six meters, but the antenna is fine for casual short-wave broadcast listening.

John Rice showed up to pass his approval on the installation. John, by the way, was elected ward alderman just this week, and he continues to serve on the Brigham House Board of Advisors. He said he is pleased to see the Ham Radio antenna and station installation as a means to encourage greater participation in the House’s activities as a community center.”

Way to Go Gang !  A job well done!

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UPDATED: Seabrook, NH Nuclear Plant Siren Demonstration on Wednesday November 18th 2009 at 1230 PM

Hello to all..

From MEMA Public Information Officer Peter Judge, a Siren Demonstration will be done at the Seabrook, NH Nuclear Plant on Wednesday November 18th, 2009 at 1230 PM. In addition to the Siren Demo Card, a Word document press release has been produced as well. Details are listed in the Word Doc and PDF as provided by MEMA:

http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/Siren_Demo_Card_2009-11-18.pdf

http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/News_Release_Seabrook_Sirens_Demo_09.doc

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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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STM REPORT EMA SECTION OCTOBER 2009

STM REPORT EMA SECTION OCTOBER 2009

NET         SES   QTC   QNI   QTR   NM
EM2MN       30    521   202   380   N1TPU
EMRIPN      28    231   83    286   WA1FNM
HHTN        19    81    87    364   K1YCQ
WARPSN      04    08    68    NA    NI1X

QTC=Traffic  QNI=Checkins  QTR=Minutes

CALL        TOTAL       PSHR
N1IQI       1457        115
W1GMF       858         120
N1UMJ       648         210
KW1U        677         NA
K1YCQ       393         110
N1LKJ       353         120
KD1LE       94          105
KK1X        33          136
WA1FNM      05          NA

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

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South Shore ARES Reports Successful First Ham Radio Licensing Class

Hello to all..

The South Shore ARES group reports that it had its first successful Ham Radio licensing class. The class, which had 15 students, had all students pass the test and earning their Amateur Radio Licenses.

South Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Phil McNamara-N1XTB, Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator and Assistant Section Manager, Carl Aveni-N1FY, and NWS Taunton ARES-SKYWARN Operator, Phil McLaughlin-KB1CYO were the teachers of the class in Middleboro which was conducted over weekly sessions spanning approximately 1 month. “I’m really tickled.  The class taught by Carl, Phil McLaughlin and myself made a clean sweep at the VE session last night.  The Norwood VE team came down for the session.  We have 15 new hams.  One existing tech got his General.  One woman also took and passed the General after passing the tech” said Phil-N1XTB.

“The class was a mix of MRC, CERT, Fire Department, Police and others. It was a good group” Phil added. Efforts are now underway to schedule a Basic Emergency Communications Workshop for the group.

Congratulations to the students and teachers of this first Ham Radio licensing class for South Shore 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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for November 2009

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for November is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for November is Monday November 2nd, 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 
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
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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