ARESMAT SITREP #2

Hello to all…

***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES RETURNED TO STAND-BY STATUS UNTIL 6PM SUNDAY FOR NORTHSHORE / MIDDLESEX / METRO BOSTON DISTRICTS BUT ALL AREAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR***

***NO NEW REQUESTS FOR SERVICE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, HOWEVER THE POTENTIAL REMAINS FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT REQUESTS OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS***

***ARES LEADERSHIP CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE SITUATION***

The following is a sit-rep to update the ARES activities that have been taking place in the Eastern Massachusetts section.   A limited ARES deployment took place today at 12:00 at the Newbury Red Cross shelter to support damage assessment and shelter operations.  Four operators traveled to the shelter in the event additional communications were necessary to assist with the operation, however by early afternoon ops had ended early and ARES members remained at the shelter through the afternoon to provide additional support if required and secured at 18:00 with no major incidents taking place.  The following operators were deployed: 

Charlie Rocheleau – W1CPR
Andy Kulhavy – KB1PGF
Bruce Pigott – KC1US
Jim Palmer – KB1KQW (On-site coordination with American Red Cross officials) 

While the activity this afternoon was minimal, this proved a fantastic training exercise as well as an opportunity to continue to network with our served agency partners in Northeast Massachusetts.  All activity was conducted on the Danvers NSRA 145.47 ARES/SKYWARN repeater with the Gloucester CAARA 145.13 repeater at the ready in the event coverage on Danvers was less than expected.  Thanks to both clubs, as well as all our operators who were ready to provide support in the event additional requests were received. 

As of 17:30 on Saturday, the number of reported power outages was approximately 17,500 with a majority of these outages centered over the North Shore through National Gird.  There are still several communities that have a large number of outages with local residents seeking shelter for the evening.  A few shelters remain open across the region (Newbury remains open this evening with a few occupants) with a minimal amount of occupancy reported through early afternoon at other area shelters; however this may change with time depending on weather conditions overnight and through tomorrow if it appears power restoration will take longer than expected.  With this expected to last through Sunday, we must remain vigilant in the event an additional request to support sheltering or recovery operations takes place.  In the event it looks unlikely further deployments will take place, ARES will be allowed to secure by early Sunday evening.   

Please continue to coordinate your availability for Sunday with your DEC or local EC who will relay this information to Eric-KA1NCF and myself.  Remember to take this time to check your go-kits to ensure everything is prepared for operations.  Your DEC and EC are all available to answer any questions you may have regarding this operation.

What is ARES Stand-By mode?

ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate. Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is required after the impact of this major storm to the region.

Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Palmer – KB1KQW
Eastern Massachusetts Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator
North-side Operations

Carl Aveni – N1FY
Eastern Massachusetts Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator
South-side Operations

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ARESMAT SITREP #1

Hello to all…

***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES HAS BEEN FULLY ACTIVATED FOR ESSEX – MIDDLESEX – SUFFOLK COUNTIES TO SUPPORT POTENTIAL SHELTER OR DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OPERATIONS FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS UNTIL 6PM SUNDAY***

***REMAINING COUNTIES IN THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION ON ARES STAND-BY STATUS NOW UNTIL 6PM SUNDAY***

***NO FORMAL DEPLOYMENTS HAVE TAKEN PLACE AT THIS TIME WHILE ARES LEADERHSIP CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE SITUATION***

The following is a sit-rep to update the ARES activities that are currently ongoing in the Eastern Massachusetts section.   ARES teams in the North Shore, Middlesex, and Metro Boston areas have been put on activation due to request for potential support of the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts.  We have been requested to potentially provide operators to assist with shelter communications or to assist with point-to-point communications during damage assessment operations.  The exact needs are still being refined through ongoing communication with Red Cross officials.   

As of this update, no formal deployments have taken place, and we do not expect to have any operators deploy until Saturday morning.  It is certainly possible that after future coordination, it will be determined that support is no longer necessary.  However, due to the remaining power outages in the area, we will remain on a heightened state of alert through the weekend in the event that the situation deteriorates further and additional requests for support come through.  Please coordinate your availability with your DEC or EC who will relay this information to Eric-KA1NCF and myself.  Even if deployments become unnecessary, this is the perfect time to check your go-kits to ensure everything is prepared for operations.  Your DEC and EC are all available to answer any questions you may have regarding this operation.

What is ARES Stand-By mode?

ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate. Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is required after the impact of this major storm to the region.

Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Palmer – KB1KQW
Eastern Massachusetts Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator
North-side Operations

Carl Aveni – N1FY
Eastern Massachusetts Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator
South-side Operations

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ARES Team Mobilization – Important Update

North Shore ARES Notification #1  Red Cross, Newburyport Request for Support

OVERVIEW – Updated

North Shore ARES moved to full activation status by KB1KQW and KA1NCF effective Friday afternoon at 13:00 due to request for help by Red Cross Newburyport.  Numerous power outages remain and shelters operation are being planned as well as some Disaster Assessment teams being deployed.  Shelters are for displaced residents and this is expected to continue through at least Sunday night.

Please continue to send your availability to ares@nsradio.org.

SUMMARY

*  North Shore ARES is currently in FULL ACTIVATION mode for ARES-MAT support to affected areas.
*  Pictures of damage or coastal flooding are requested by FEMA from this event, please send to pics@nsradio.org.
*  The next update to this message will be Friday late afternoon as information becomes available, time and information permitting.

JRP/ENH
Eric Horwitz  KA1NCF
North Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator

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ARES Team Mobilization – Important Update

North Shore ARES Notification #1 – Red Cross, Newburyport Request for Support

OVERVIEW – Updated
 
North Shore ARES moved to full activation status by KB1KQW and KA1NCF effective Friday afternoon at 13:00 due to request for help by Red Cross Newburyport.  Numerous power outages remain and shelters operation are being planned as well as some Disaster Assessment teams being deployed.  Shelters are for displaced residents and this is expected to continue through at least Sunday night.

TIMEFRAME OF ACTIVATION / FREQUENCIES – Updated

North Shore ARES remains active is fully active at this time and lasting through Sunday evening – subject to change. 
At this Time we are looking for people who can be available between now until Sunday Night as needed as the information comes into us we will provide instruction.
Deployment instructions will only be provided by e-mail if additional deployment becomes necessary.

Please continue provide pictures of storm damage and recovery operations through email at pics@nsradio.org.

AGENCY SUPPORT – Updated
 
ARES-MAT support has been requested into portions of Northern Essex County, in the Newbury area for communications between shelters and their Red Cross office.  As well as a few to be deployed with Desater asesment teams for local Communications.

Support is expected to start Late Today or Tomorrow and continue through Sunday night and does have the potential to last through Monday if conditions do not improve in the affected areas. 
Please continue to monitor your email and the Danvers Repeater for further updates as they become available.

Deployment instructions will only be provided by e-mail if additional deployment becomes necessary.
 
 
REQUEST FOR AVAILABILITY – Updated
 
We seek available stations to assist with various recovery operations currently being planned.  Some of these operations may include mobile operations, base operations, net control stations, and field ARES opportunities, which will be refined in the near future. 
 
Note:  Please let us know if you are available FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY, along with specific times and means to contact you.  Remember, please DO NOT SELF DEPLOY!  It is just as high an honor to submit your readiness as it is to work in the field. 
 
If deployed, you will need a mobile radio, power supply, antenna, coax, microphone, and an HT for backup communications.   Please also have backup and emergency power considerations, as there may or may not be power where deployment takes place. As always, please make sure your personal needs are taken care of as well.
 
Please send your availability to ares@nsradio.org at this TIME WE ARE ONLY TAKING EMAILS!!! and we will add you to the list.  I would like to have everyone’s availability coordinated ASAP, since we are currently in an activated mode.
 
 
CALL TO ACTION
 
As the recovery operation continues to take place, we remain in need of the following:

ARES-MAT Assistance
Shelter operations
Net Control Volunteers
Pictures of storm damage as requested by FEMA (VERY important – send to pics @ nsradio.org)
Other emergency communications duties as requested
 
Please continue to send your availability to ares@nsradio.org
SUMMARY
 
*  North Shore ARES is currently in FULL ACTIVATION mode for ARES-MAT support to affected areas.
*  Pictures of damage or coastal flooding are requested by FEMA from this event, please send to pics@nsradio.org
*  The next update to this message will be Friday late afternoon as information becomes available, time and information permitting.
 
 
JRP/ENH
Eric Horwitz – KA1NCF
North Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Stand-by Activation for February 25-26 Wind Storm

Hello to all…

***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES PLACED ON STAND-BY FOR ESSEX / MIDDLESEX / SUFFOLK COUNTIES FOR POSSIBLE MOBILIZATION STARTING AT 12 AM ET FRIDAY LASTING THROUGH AT LEAST 10PM FRIDAY EVENING DUE TO MAJOR STORM WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION***

***OTHER AREAS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THIS SITUATION FOR ANY SIGNIFCANT CHANGES***

***SKYWARN ACTIVATION WITH OPS AT NWS TAUNTON CONTINUES UNTIL 2AM MONITORING FOR WIND DAMAGE AND COASTAL FLOODING REPORTS***

A significant coastal storm continues to affect portions of Eastern Massachusetts with most of the significant damage confined to Northeast Massachusetts.  Due to the significant damage that has been reported, we are placing portions of Eastern Massachusetts ARES including ESSEX, MIDDLESEX, and SUFFOLK counties in stand-by mode from 12 AM ET Friday through at least 10pm Friday Evening in the event that support is requested by our served agencies.  BRISTOL, PLYMOUTH, NORFOLK, BARNSTABLE, and the ISLANDS should closely monitor this situation in the event of a rapid change to the situation.  There have been numerous reports of downed trees and power lines, power outages, and significant damage across Northeast Massachusetts into New Hampshire.  A complete listing of storm damage reports from NWS-Taunton can be found at:

Local Storm Report:  http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nwus51.KBOX.html

Public Information Statement:  http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.nous41.KBOX.html

Coastal Flood Warning:  http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.whus41.KBOX.html

Flood Warning:  http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wgus41.KBOX.html

Winter Storm Warning:  http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus41.KBOX.html

Due to the damage caused in our neighboring New Hampshire section, including reports of several towns losing police and fire dispatch communications as well as 9-1-1 services, NHARES has activated in a Level-3 status with support to the New Hampshire State EOC.  For damage reports and warning information for Rockingham County NH and points north, please visit www.erh.noaa.gov/gyx.

Back home, Massachusetts RACES has not been formally activated to support the Massachusetts State EOC.  At this time, there have been no formal requests for assistance from our served agencies in Eastern MA and our Eastern Massachusetts ARES leadership continues to closely monitor this changing situation.

We’d like to have ARES personnel continue to assist with SKYWARN reporting of any wind damage and power outages, along with reports of coastal flooding.   Keep your situational awareness level high for any updates from ARES leadership by checking your email for updates and our ARES web site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org, monitoring local SKYWARN/ARES/RACES frequencies and reporting into the nets and monitor local media on this potentially significant storm.

What is ARES Stand-By mode?

ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate. Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is required after the impact of this major storm to the region.

Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Palmer – KB1KQW
Eastern Massachusetts Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator
North-side Operations

Carl Aveni – N1FY
Eastern Massachusetts Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator
South-side Operations

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New ARRL website launch date pushed back

We are once again postponing the Web launch until March 24th.  We are now confident that we have the majority of the content loaded into the site.  In fact some of you have been viewing the new site and commenting on it during the past few weeks.  We appreciate all of your help with this effort as the site continues to improve daily.

The current delay is necessary to assure that we have all of the data connections correct.  These include data feeds such as hamfests, classes, special events, the new e-store, etc.  We also have not tested the member sign up and member transaction portion of the site.  These are obviously critical functions and both Fathom and our team will be working on this during the next few weeks.

After two years of work, this delay feels like an eternity to me and the rest of the launch team.  Believe me, we all feel terrible about missing yet another deadline.  However, this is a large and complex Web site.  It is used not only by our members, but also by people around the world who have an interest in Amateur Radio.  We want to make sure that we have everything working right when we launch the site.

Along with the Board, staff and SMs, we will be communicating this news to our membership as well.  We will put up a news story tomorrow on our current Web site about this delay.

73,

Harold

Harold Kramer, WJ1B

Chief Operating Officer

ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio.
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: 860 594 0220
email: hkramer@arrl.org
web: www.arrl.org/

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Massachusetts Pending Cell Phone Legislation H-4475

Hello to all…

Massachusetts ARRL State Government Liaison, Shawn O’Donnell-K3HI, has been following and has put together a summary on pending cell phone legislation bill H-4475 and what it says and does not say about Amateur Radio. We encourage Amateurs to closely follow Shawn O’Donnell’s instructions in his info that we have posted to the ema.arrl.org web site. See link below:

http://ema.arrl.org/node/1661

It is noted that ARES Emergency Coordinator for Scituate, Massachusetts, Bob Callahan-W1QWT, has already been successful in getting state representative Jim Cantwell from his district to push an ammendment exempting federally licensed Amateur Radio Operators specifically from this legislation. When writing to your state senator, it may be good to mention this ammendment and the fact that this ammendment was in similar cell phone bill legislation a few years ago but that whole cell phone bill legislation was later defeated in the legislature.

Thanks to all for their support!

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


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Pending Legislation Update

Subject: Pending Legislation Update

Hello all stations:

Some of you have written me expressing concerns about the pending legislation concerning use of telecommunication devices that may include the use of Amateur Radio devices. Please be advised that Headquarters DOES NOT lobby on our behalf in the states, just the federal government. We, collectively, need to take action.

Our SGL, K3HI, has been following this issue closely and summarizes it for you. He also provides recommended approaches you can use to influence your state representative.

K3HI message follows:

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Stand-by Activation for 2/10-2/11/2010 Major Winter Storm

Hello to all..

***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES TO BE PLACED ON STAND-BY FOR POSSIBLE MOBILIZATION
STARTING AT 10 AM ET WEDNESDAY LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR MAJOR
NOR’EASTER TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION***

***SKYWARN ACTIVATION WITH OPS AT NWS TAUNTON WILL COMMENCE AT 10 AM ET WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING***

***RACES ACTIVATION AT THE STATE EOC WILL COMMENCE AT 10 AM WEDNESDAY
MORNING LASTING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING***

A major nor’easter will affect the region Wednesday Morning through early
Thursday Morning bringing with it heavy snow accumulations, some of it will be
of the heavy and wet snow variety that clings on trees and power lines and
strong to damaging winds are also possible. The worst of the storm will be
in areas of the Eastern Massachusetts section along and south of the Mass
Pike. A period of near blizzard conditions are likely in coastal areas of
Eastern Massachusetts particularly in Southeast Massachusetts. The storm
could cause tree and power line damage and power outages in the area along
and south of the Mass Pike and in particular in coastal areas of Southeast
Massachusetts. SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will start at 10
AM Wednesday Morning. In addition, RACES we will be activating the State
EOC starting at 10 AM Wednesday Morning.

Due to the threat of this storm and RACES State EOC activation, we are
placing Eastern Massachusetts ARES in stand-by mode from 10 AM ET Wednesday
through Thursday Morning for the impact of this major winter storm to
affect portions of the Eastern Massachusetts section. Winter Storm
and High Wind Warnings are in effect for portions the Eastern Massachusetts
section. Please see the Storm Coordination Message posted at the link below:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/133

We will place the town of Bridgewater EOC as the Eastern Massachusetts ARES
Incident Command Post on stand-by as well as the Acushnet EOC on stand-by
for potential activation. The Acushnet EOC will likely be activated later
today has the area of greatest impact from this major winter storm will
be Southeast Massachusetts.

We’d like to have ARES personnel assist with SKYWARN reporting of snowfall,
whiteout conditions, thunderstorms with heavy snow as well as any wind damage
and power outages. Keep your situational awareness level high for any updates
from ARES leadership by checking your email for updates and our ares web site at
http://ares.ema.arrl.org, monitoring local SKYWARN/ARES/RACES frequencies and
reporting into the nets and monitor local media on this potentially significant
storm.

What is ARES Stand-By mode?

ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is
possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be
taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have
batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any
requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate.
Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is
an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is
just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES
leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is
required after the impact of this major storm to the region.

Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts 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://www.wx1box.org
http://ares.ema.arrl.org

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Cape Ann ARS Amateur Radio Flea Market March 20th

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association will hold its amateur radio flea market on Saturday, March 20th at the Pigeon Cove Circle Center which is located at 6 Breakwater Ave, Rockport Mass. The doors will open to sellers only at 7 AM and the doors will open to all buyers at 9 AM.

The price of admission will be $ 5.00 for buyers and if you wish to rent a sellers table the price will be $10.00 in advance and $15.00 the day of the flea. You may reserve a table by contacting the flea manager Dick Copithorne KR1G at 1-201-674-3485 or by e-mail at dickc911@yahoo.com. The talk in frequency is our club repeater frequency whcih is 145.130 MHZ with no PL tone.

There will be no computers or monitors sold at this event. For more detailed directions you may go to our club website at www.caara.net at clicking on the events update section on the front page of the website.

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Boxboro New England Divsion ARRL Convention 2010 Ticketing Is Open

Greetings! Tickets for the 2010 ARRL New England Convention – “Boxboro!” are now available at the convention website:

http://www.boxboro.org

We are working on a convention schedule full of interesting speakers as well as bringing in leading vendors from across the country.  Best of all, we are holding all ticket prices at 2008 levels.  I hope you will plan to attend!

73,
Mike – K1TWF
Boxboro Convention Committee Chairman

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You have received this email because you provided your email address to us at a previous ticket registraton.  If you wish to be removed from this list, please contact k1iw@boxboro.org.  FEMARA, c/o Bob DeMattia, PO Box 198, Berlin, MA 01503

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36TH ANNUAL EASTERN VHF/UHF CONFERENCE APRIL 16, 17 & 18, 2010

As posted by Jim Evans-N1HTS on the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) email list:

To all NEWS Members – WEB asite to be updated shortly.

Subject: COMING TO YOUR AREA – 36TH ANNUAL EASTERN VHF/UHF CONFERENCE APRIL
16, 17 & 18, 2010

Please join us at the Eastern VHF Conference. Registration will open shortly. Thanks Bruce N2LIV

Call for Papers and presentations for the 36th Annual Eastern VHF/UHF Conference April 16, 17 & 18th, 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Enfield, Ct.

The NorthEast Weak Signal Group (NEWS) is calling for the submission of papers and presentations for the upcoming 36th Annual Eastern VHF/UHF Conference to be held once again at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Enfield, Ct. on April 16, 17 & 18th, 2010. Papers and presentations are solicited on both the technical and operational aspects of VHF, UHF and Microwave weak signal amateur radio.

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STM REPORT EMA SECTION JANUARY 2010

STM REPORT EMA SECTION JANUARY 2010

NET         SES   QTC   QNI   QTR   NM
EM2MN       30    520   188   416   N1TPU
EMRIPN      23    92    61    164   WA1FNM
HHTN        20    804   82    368   K1YCQ
WARPSN      05    02    92    NA    NI1X

QTC=Traffic  QNI=Checkins  QTR=Minutes

CALL        TOTAL       PSHR
N1IQI       2004        115
KW1U        811         120
W1GMF       245         120
N1UMJ       441         150
K1YCQ       421         110
N1LKJ       270         120
KD1LE       141         105
KK1X        51          98
W1PLK       30          70
WA1FNM      04          NA

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

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New England Area Ham-Electronic Flea Markets Updates Feb 1, 2010

From: New England Area  Ham - Electronic Flea Market  <flea@mit.edu>
To: flea@mit.edu
Subject: [Flea@MIT] New England Ham - Electronic Fleamarket Dates * February * update
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:51:27 -0500

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2010 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

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2010                                                    Contact          Source
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

6 Feb Chelsea ME AARA @Crystal Falls                 Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 A

13 Feb Marlboro MA AARC @MiddleSc $5@9 $20/T@6:30 Tim KA1OS 978 333 1329 F

14 Feb Westford MA GBARC @Regency   $11@8 Antique        Cindie 866 371 0512  +

27 Feb Colchester VT HAM-CON @Hampton $8@8 $15@6:30 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 W

28 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevittHal $6@9 $20@7 Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937

6 Mar Feeding Hills MA MtTARA @TurnverneinClb        Mary N1TOY 413 967 4008 A

20 Mar Dayville CT ECARA @StJoseph Ch                Paul KE1LI 860 928 2456  +

20 Mar Rockport MA CAARA @PigeonCove @5@9 @15/T@7  Richard KR1G 207 674 3485  +

21 Mar Southington CT SARA @HS $5@8 $20/T@6:15 Norm W3IZ 860 584 1403 F

21 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @CommSch            Donald Curtis N1ZIH 603 717 2086 A+

27 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada              Cory N1URA 207 514 0202 A

27 Mar Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor      John 860 673 0518 W+

10 Apr Middletown NY OCARC @Wallkill ComCtr         Bruce K2ULZ 845 562 4226 A

11 April Framingham MA FARA @KeefeTech $5@9 $25/T     Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012

17 April Lindenhurst NY GSBARC  ** CANCELLED **      John W2HCB 631 669 6321 A+

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Attention: ARRL Affiliated and Special Service Clubs

Attention: ARRL Affiliated and Special Service Clubs

Affiliated Clubs

Even though your club has submitted an application as an ARRL Affiliated club  and this application has been approved…you still are required to submit an annual report each year to ARRL headquarters.  The date of your last club update is included in your club’s detailed page.

Any official of the club can submit this annual report although I would recommend that this be the job of the club secretary. It is easy to submit this report, simply locate your club in the ARRL database at: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/clubsearch.phtml. Once you’ve located your club, click on the club name to get to the detail page for your club. At the bottom of that page is a link you can click to update the detailed data. Submitting that update constitutes your annual report. Note, though, that you can submit an update whenever you need to.  Information about your club is given to prospective radio amateurs who want to learn more about our ho The Annual Report is our way of keeping your club records at HQ up-to-date.

Should two years go by without ARRL Headquarters receiving an annual report, your club status will be changed to inactive. As the 2-year grace period has been exceeded, ARRL will require a new club roster be submitted.  After they have checked ARRL membership, to confirm that your club meets the 51% ARRL membership requirement among your voting members, they will provide instructions for you to follow to reactivate your club. So, be sure to check your club’s last update to make sure you are not running the risk of having your club’s status become inactive.

Special Service Clubs

ARRL Special Service Clubs should first check and make sure their ARRL affiliated status is active.   Special Service Clubs are required to submit a yearly application for renewal.  See:  http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/forms/fsd7/app.html.   This is a more elaborate form to fill out but it is also necessary to be submitted each year for clubs to maintain their Special Service status with the ARRL.

If you have questions on this  or need help in filling out these applications please contact me.

73

Bo Budinger

WA1QYM

ARRL EMA Affiliated Club Coordinator

WA1QYM@arrl.net

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