Good morning everyone,
The Eastern Mass Hospital Net will be conducted this Saturday December 1 commencing at the usual time of 10am. The Net this month will be run from the South Coast led by Ed Caron KA1RSY.
We have made a change to the repeaters and simplex frequencies used for the net. Starting in December we will including the Falmouth N1YHS in our repeater rotation thanks to the generosity of Ralph Swenson N1YHS. The Falmouth repeater is on 147.375 with a tone of 110.9. Additionally, due to a lack of participation on the Danvers & Salem repeaters we are temporarily removing these repeaters from the list as well as the simplex frequency of 146.565.
We are also reducing the number of repeaters used during the net. Rather than including all of the systems we have available, we instead are going to start rotating the repeaters used monthly with Net Control for that month determining which systems they would like to use. This will allow for a shorter net while at the same time testing all of the available systems.
If any group or organization would like to run the Net from your facility and be put into the Net Control rotation please let us know. It would be great to rotate this duty among several groups.
We are happy to announce that The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has their equipment in place at Falmouth Hospital and will be joining the net.
We would like to extend an invitation to the EOC of any city or town that is served by one of our participating hospitals to join the Net. During an event it is quite likely that these locations will be activated, and the need to communicate with health care facilities via amateur radio may be a real possibility. Any hospital not currently part of the net is welcome to join. If you are unable to join due to a lack of equipment or personal please contact us or Carl Aveni at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in getting your location on the air.
The following repeaters will be used in the order listed starting at 10AM unless otherwise announced at the beginning of the Net. If you can not reach a specific repeater please monitor the next system in the rotation and wait for the net to arrive. If you lose contact with the rotation and are not sure where the net is currently located, South Shore Hospital will also be monitoring the the Plymouth Repeater during the Net. You can check back with them on Plymouth and ask where the Net is currently located.
When asked to check into the Net by Net Control please use the standard net check in procedure which is: Here is.., un-key, wait 3 seconds to check for doubling, then give your call sign, First Name, and facility or group represented.
Repeater, Freq, Tone
Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9
Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5
Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0
Norwell 145.390 tone 67.0
Fairhaven 145.490 tone 67.0
Simplex test: 147.420
The Net will return to the Plymouth repeater for final comments and net closing.
John O’Neill – K1JRO
South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
55 Fogg Road, Mail Stop #40
South Weymouth, MA 02190