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

South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
55 Fogg Road, Mail Stop #40
South Weymouth, MA 02190

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