North Shore ARES to provide LIMITED support to Peabody EMA for Firefighter Funeral Procession 12/30/11

Hello to all…

Attention all North Shore Amateurs! North Shore ARES has been contacted by the City of Peabody Emergency Management department to provide LIMITED support during the funeral procession of the fallen Peabody Firefighter being held on Friday, December 30th from 7:00am until approximately 1:00pm.

This will be a relatively easy and informal event to support. All that is required is any amateur interested in attending the event is asked to bring their HT’s along with them and tune to the 145.47 (-) 136.5 PL NS1RA Danvers Repeater. We will also attempt to monitor the 146.88 (-) 118.8 Salem repeater as well in the event we run into any issues on the Danvers frequency. As with previous events in the City of Peabody, we will be looking for the following information…

– Check-in with us to tell us you are along the funeral procession route and let us know your location.
– Check-out with us when you leave.
– Watch out for Health and Safety…if you see something that requires attention…let us know!

Net Control will be operating at an undisclosed location. Due to the nature of the event, we are unable to discuss it over the air…so please do not ask, nor discuss it on air.  Also, please dress appropriately/respectfully for the procession (and the weather) if you will be along the route.  If you have any questions about this event, please let either me or Eric-KA1NCF know and we will do our best to answer them for you.

Thanks again to all for their continued help and support of North Shore ARES.

Jim Palmer – KB1KQW

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Holiday and New Years Greeting from Acting State RACES Radio Officer Mike Neilsen-W1MPN

Hello all stations:
I want to take this opportunity to update you on our efforts to realign the RACES program, and to thank you for yet another year of outstanding support to the Amateur Radio (AR) Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) effort.

As KD1CY pointed out in his message to SKYWARN, it has been an extraordinary year weather-wise, testing our systems and personal resolve. I want to take this moment to additionally thank those in ARES and RACES who contributed so much in relaying storm related damage, and bore a hand to help those agencies which provided recovery assistance.

Rapidly changing communication systems and critical budgetary changes within our state are causing important changes to be undertaken within the state and local EMCOMM organizations. Suffice to say, these clients don’t seem to need the assistance of past days but their needs today have not diminished, only changed. &n! bsp;We are working to meet that challenge. So far, we have been holding productive meetings with them to ascertain their real needs, and I’m pleased to report that good progress is being made. In the meantime, your needs and concerns are being represented by the leaders of ARES, RACES, and SKYWARN.

An effort to include more stakeholders in this effort which includes certain AR leaders of the ARC, among others, is being undertaken through the auspices of the Amateur Radio Working Group. I hope to report about these efforts in a meeting with all of you that is very similar to the old MRAS meeting, and field your questions sometime as early as February. In the meantime, please endeavor to support our efforts and training as before.
I look forward to our year working together in 2012.

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Please accept my wishes for a joyous holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year.

Regards and 73,

Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
State RACES Officer (Acting)
Chairperson, Amateur Radio Working Group
Member of the MA State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC), and Policies and Programs subcommittee
Office Answering Service/FAX 978.389.0558
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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to All!

Hello to all..

On behalf of the Eastern Massachusetts ARES staff, we’d like to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holiday season! We have appreciated the support of all Amateurs who assisted in the mobilization for Irene in late August and those who stood-by to support Western Massachusetts ARES recovery efforts from the June 1st, 2011 tornado outbreak that affected Western and Central Massachusetts. We also thank all Amateur Operators whether they are in ARES or not who supported all the Public Service Events throughout the year including major events such as the Boston Marathon and the Walk for Hunger just to name a few events. We also thank all the RACES Radio Operators and Officers for their support of their local city and town emergency management as well as state emergency management. For those Amateur Operators that support SKYWARN whether they are in ARES or not, a separate holiday message has been posted via the following link:

http://www.wx1box.org/node/1701

As we move into 2012, we will be looking at doing Emergency Communications Workshops and we will have a presence at the Boxboro New England Division Amateur Radio Convention as we’ve done in past years. We will also be continuing to support hospitals and Non-Governmental Organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army building upon the work done in 2011. We also encourage those involved in emergency communications or those that have an interest in weather to become SKYWARN trained to support the National Weather Service for those interested.

Again, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all! We look forward to working with everyone during 2012 and 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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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for December 2011

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for December is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for December is Monday December 5th, 2011, 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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New England Area Flea Markets 12/01/11

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2011 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ 

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2011                                                    Contact          Source
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3 Dec Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor       John 860 673 0518  

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2012                                                    Contact          Source
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4 Feb Agusta ME AARA @Club Calumet                   Bill K1NIT 207 623 9075 A+

18 Feb Marlboro MA AARC @MidSc $5@9 $20/T@7       Timothy KA1OS 508 919 6136  +

25 Feb S Burlington VT HAM-CON @HI I89x14 $8@8 $15@6 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 

25 Feb N Conway NH WMARC @ComCtr                   Thaire W2APF 603 447 2376 A+

4 Mar Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall             Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937 A+

10 Mar Feeding Hills MA MtTARA @TurnverneinClb       Mary N1TOY 413 222 1990  +

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

25 Mar Framingham MA FARA @KeefeTech                  Bev N1LOO 508 626 2012  

14 Ap Montreal PQ MARC @RCL Hall $5@9 $10/T@8:15          James 514 990 1965 W+

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