The South Shore District of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in conjuction with the South Eastern Mass. Amatuer Radio Association (SEMARA) will be hosting a District meeting on March the 16th at 10am and ending at approximately 2pm.The purpose of this meeting is to get ARES members together for an “eye ball”, sit down and enjoy a day of presentations on Amateur radio and discuss and asked questions about Amatuer Radio and Emergency Communications.
The theme for this meeting will be “From Tactical to Digital”, our first speaker will be Steve Schwarm w3eve, Steve is the Eastern Ma. Section District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) in charge of Field Operations. Steve is also the Coordinator for Amateur Radio Operations at the Boston Marathon the largest Amateur Radio Public Service event in New England. Steve’s presentation will be on the “Tactical” side of ham radio and he will discuss the vast operations of the Marathon. Also speaking will be Rob Macedo kd1cy, our Eastern Ma. ARES Section Emergency Coordinator and SKYWARN Coordinator for the National Weather Service in Taunton. We will also have an afternoon speaker (WQ1O-Frank O’Laughlin) to cover the Digital portion of our meeting.
The meeting will be held at the SEMARA Club House located at 54 Donald St. in Dartmouth, Ma. www.semara.org at 10am all Amateur Radio Operators who are interested in Public Service and Emergency Communications are invited to attend this event which promises to be an interesting get together. More specific information will be announced as the meeting date gets closer. In the mean time please mark your calendar and plan to join us in Dartmouth on March the 16th.
Edward A. Caron (ka1rsy)
South Shore District
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
District Emergency Coordinator