Monthly Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday February 2nd, 2013

Hello to all,

Net Control for February’s Eastern MA Hospital Net will be the Falmouth Hospital ARES group. They will be running the net from the Falmouth Hospital. The net will commence at the usual time of 10am using the following repeaters in the order listed.

W. Bridgewater 146.775 dpl 244
Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9
Simplex 147.42

Returning to W. Bridgewater 146.775 dpl 244 for final comments and net closing.

NET Protocol: When asked to check in by 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 facility’s call sign, facility name, your first Name. Alternatively If your facility does not have it’s own call sign, Your call sign, Your Name, and the facility you are located at or facility / group represented.

If you unable to 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 continue to monitor the Plymouth Repeater during the Net. You can check with us (W1SSH) on Plymouth and ask where the Net is currently located.

If any group or organization would like to run the Net from their facility as Net Control please let us know. We would like to rotate the Net Control duty among as many facilities as possible.
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 become a real possibility. Any hospital not 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 for assistance in getting your location on the air.  
The following list repeaters are available for us to use to conduct the Nets. Only a few systems are used each month with the selection of those used made by Net Control for that month. 

Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3  
Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5     
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0 
Fairhaven 145.490 tone 67.0   
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9 
Norwell 145.390 tone 67.0     
Norwood 147.210 tone 100.00
Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5  
Salem 146.88 tone 118.8       
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5   
W. Bridgewater 146.775 dpl 244
Wrentham 147.09 tone 146.2

We look forward to hearing you all on the Net.

John O’Neill – K1JRO


South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH

55 Fogg Road, Mail Stop #40
South Weymouth, MA 02190

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