Plymouth G.A.RS. 146.685 Repeater Out of Service 8/1/12 Through 8/7/12

This is to inform users of the Plymouth G.A.R.S. “685” repeater will be out of service for a general checkup.  The repeater will be shut down on Wednesday August 1, 2012 and hopefully returned to general amateur use on the following Tuesday August 7, ready for the weekly net.

The repeater trustee’s will notify the G.A.R.S. if the repeater has any problems.  If a skywarn activation is needed use one of the other local repeaters for information.  You can check on line with the New England Repeater Directory or the frequency listing as posted on the wx1box.org web site.

73

John, KB1EVY
Kevin, K1KOD

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Plymouth G.A.RS. 146.685 Repeater Out of Service 8/1/12 Through 8/7/12

This is to inform users of the Plymouth G.A.R.S. “685” repeater will be out of service for a general checkup.  The repeater will be shut down on Wednesday August 1, 2012 and hopefully returned to general amateur use on the following Tuesday August 7, ready for the weekly net.

The repeater trustee’s will notify the G.A.R.S. if the repeater has any problems.  If a skywarn activation is needed use one of the other local repeaters for information.  You can check on line with the New England Repeater Directory.

73

John, KB1EVY
Kevin, K1KOD

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Cape Cod ARES Drill "Operation Shake and Bake" – Saturday July 21st, 2012 from 10 AM-12 PM

Hello to all..

Cape Cod ARES will be holding an ARES drill this Saturday July 21st, 2012 and Amateur Operators and ARES members outside of the Cape Cod ARES district are welcome to participate.

Cape Cod ARES District Emergency Coordinator, Frank O’Laughlin-WQ1O said “We’ll be looking for other stations in MA/RI/NH for HF contacts. We will also be looking for stations on 2 meters in the Southeast Massachusetts area.”

A complete drill document write-up can be seen at the following link detailing what drill activities will occur and what frequencies and modes will be utilized:

http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/CCARESdrill_47V1.3Doc07-17-12.pdf

Please take advantage of this training opportunity if possible. Thanks to all for their 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://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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Special Announcement: ARRL to Host Webinar on Amateur Radio Response to 2012 Hurricane Season

Hello to all..

The following is a special announcement on the ARRL to Host a webinar on the Amateur Radio Response to the 2012 Hurricane Season for Tuesday July 17th, 2012 from 800-930 PM. A link to the story and the complete ARRL web story including registration instructions are listed below:

http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-to-host-webinar-on-amateur-radio-response-to-2012-hurricane-season

The ARRL will host a webinar from 8-9:30 PM EDT Tuesday, July 17 (0000-0130 UTC Wednesday, July 18) to present information about the 2012 hurricane season and the Amateur Radio response. The program will offer presentations from representatives from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and WX4NHC (the Amateur Radio station at the NHC), the VoIP Hurricane Net, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and the ARRL. Webinar registration is open to all, but this informative web session will be of particular interest to those amateurs in hurricane-prone areas. If you are interested in emergency communications and hurricane preparedness and response, you are invited to attend this online presentation.

The following items will be included in the webinar:

•Opening remarks and introduction of presenters.

•Meteorological Overview of the Upcoming Season, presented by VoIP Hurricane Net Director of Operations and ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY.

•Amateur Radio WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center: Who We Are and What We Do and How to Contact WX4NHC and Submit Surface Reports During a Hurricane, presented by WX4NHC Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R

•WX4NHC Weather Initiatives: APRS, ON-NHC, CARMEN and CWOP Programs and Equipment, presented by WX4NHC Coordinator John McHugh, K4AG

•ARRL Coordination and Interface, presented by ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U

•VoIP Hurricane Net, presented by Rob Macedo, KD1CY

•Hurricane Watch Net, presented by Hurricane Watch Net Assistant Net Manager Tom Gerard, KB3ONZ

•Q&A Session and Closing Remarks

To register for this webinar, please click:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/472855454

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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Barnstable ARC Special Flea Market July 29, 2012

Barnstable ARC logoTam Garran, K1TAG writes on Barnstable ARC list:

On Sunday, July 29th, the Barnstable Amateur Radio Club will hold a special flea market to divest itself of many items that we recently received from a Silent Key’s estate here on the Cape. There is a partial list of items found at the following address:

http://www.barnstablearc.org/view_items.php

Date: Sunday, July 29th

Time: Opens at 11:00 AM (see below for closing time)

Location: Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road
Yarmouth, MA

Directions: Take exit 8 off of Route 6 and travel south for about 0.7 miles in southerly direction. Take a right onto Old Town House Road and travel about 0.7 miles in a westerly direction. Turn left onto Old Town House Road and go about 0.2 miles and the Senior Center will be on your left. Look for, and follow, the orange arrows with the word “BARC” on them.

The doors will open at precisely 11:00 AM. No one will be admitted after 2:30 PM and we will close no later than 3:00 PM, but we will close at any time after 1:30 PM, if there are no buyers in the building.

We will have someone listening to the 146.955 (-) ( 88.5) repeater in case you have a problem finding us. Call for K1PBO.

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Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net Saturday July 7th at 10 AM ET

Please see posting from John O’Neill-KB1QEM of South Shore Hospital on the Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net.

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We will be hosting the Eastern MA Hospital Net this Saturday July 7th commencing at 10am. If any group or organization would like to assist and run Net Control from your facility please let us know. It would be great to alternate or rotate months among several groups.

In addition to 2 meter voice communications in the future it might be beneficial to include voice communications using HF and also point to point (non-bbs) packet communications using 2 meters. We have tested some programs and RMS express has proven so far to be successful using both telnet and packet (BBS) and point to point (P2P) in addition to it’s ability to compress messages. Compressed packet messages may play a very important role in communications between health care facilities. We look forward to everyone’s thoughts on this as one standardized program and protocol should be used.

We would like to extend an invitation to all city or town EOC’s that are served by one of our participating hospitals to join the NET. During an event it is quite possible that these operation centers would be active also and the need to communicate between health care facilities and local government may be necessary.

We will be using the following repeaters in the order listed starting at 10AM. If you can not reach a specific repeater please monitor the next system in the rotation and wait for the net to arrive.

Repeater, frequency, tone
Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
W. Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5
Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3
Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5
Norwood 147.210 tone 100.00
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0
Salem 146.88 tone 118.8
Wrentham 147.09 146.2
Norwell 145.390 tone 67.0
Fairhaven 145.490 tone 67.0
Simplex 147.420
Simplex 146.565

We will return to the Plymouth repeater for final comments and net closing.

When checking into the Net please use standard net check in procedure which is: Here is, un-key, wait for 3 seconds to check for doubling, then give your call sign, Name, and facility or group represented.

John O’Neill
KB1QEM

South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
55 Fogg Road, Mail Stop #40
South Weymouth, MA 02190
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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for July 2012

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for July is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for July is Monday July 2nd, 2012, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the MEMA 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 detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1:

http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.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 this 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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