Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday June 1st, 2013 at 1000 AM

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Net Control for the June Eastern MA Hospital Net will be the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association from the Falmouth Hospital. The net will commence at the usual time of 10am using the following repeaters in the order listed.

Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0

Fall River 146.805 tone 67.0

Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9

Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5  
Simplex 147.555

Please note the change in the simplex frequency. This month we will use 147.555 as our Simplex Frequency.     

The Net will then return to the Dartmouth Repeater for comments and net closing.

NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard net check in procedure which is:   Here is.., un-key, wait 3 seconds to check for doubling, then give your or your facilities call sign, your first name, and your facility’s name.

 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. We also extend an invitation to any RACES or ARES member to check in during the NET.

 We are always looking for more groups or organizations to run the Net. If you are interested please let us know. Our goal is to rotate Net Control practice and the experience among as many groups as possible.

Any hospital wishing to join the net that is unable to do so due to a lack of equipment or personal should contact send an email to ssharc@gmail.com or Carl Aveni at caave@peoplepc.com for assistance in getting your location on the air.

We thank the repeater trustees for their generosity in allowing us to conduct the monthly nets and the use of their systems in an actual event. The following list of repeaters are available for us to use for our nets and for emergency use. Only a few systems are used each month with the selection of those used made by Net Control for that month.  More systems are being added to the list on a regular basis.
 
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   
Fall River 146.805. 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.

Respectfully,
John O’Neill – K1JRO

South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
55 Fogg Road, Mail Stop #25
South Weymouth, MA 02190

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Boston ARC Public Service Events

Brett Smith, AB1RL writes:

May has arrived with warmer weather, and that means we’re thick in the middle of the public service season. There are two events in May that [the Boston Amateur Radio Club] provides support for, and both could use more help:

* Saturday May 18: the MS Journey of Hope Walk in Natick. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Rick Savage, KB1LYJ: rpsavage@comcast.net, (781) 289 7364.

* Sunday May 19: the National Brain Tumor Society Boston Bike Ride, from Waltham to Carlisle. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Jim Bradley, KB1JKJ: bradleyjab@gmail.com, (781) 953 8928.

Amateurs help keep these events safe and running smoothly for anyone, and it’s a great feeling to be a part of that. I hope you’ll join us for one of these events if you can. If you ever have questions about any of BARC’s public service events, contact me at this address, or phone (859) 466 5915.

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Technician License class offered: 6 weeks starting Thursday Jun 6

Walpole Emergency Communications Association in conjunction with Walpole EMA will be offering a Technicians license class starting in June. The class will run for 6 weeks with the initial class being offered in the Walpole Senior Center on Thursday June 6.

We will be using the ARRL Ham Radio License manual as the text,  If people register before May 15, we can get them at a reduced price of $25.  After that the text will be $30.

Please register in advance with:
Don Rolph ab1ph@arrl.net

73,
AB1PH
Don Rolph

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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS MARCH 2013

Greetings folks.  Hope everyone is enjoying spring weather and getting those antenna projects done.  Here it is May and I realized I didn’t get the March report posted here.  As you may know I am Section Traffic Manager for both East and West Mass.  I decided to combine the reports for both sections and have a link for the West Mass folks to this page.

Participants of the East Mass Two Meter Net should be aware there have been problems with the Boston 145.230 repeater.  Club president NV1W has informed me they believe it is an antenna problem, but have been unable to get someone to the top of the Federal Reserve Building to make repairs.  Folks especially from the south of Boston have been unable to access the repeater.  Some even in the vicinity of Boston have encountered problems.  This station has a 13 element beam up 50 feet situated around 20 miles from Boston and have problems being heard.  We used to be able to use the Waltham repeater as a back up but apparently since that repeater was moved it does not have the coverage it used to have.  The Sharon repeater (146.865 PL 103.5) has good coverage, but not all are able to access that.  There has been a net session running on the Sharon repeater, and at times there are sessions running concurrently on both repeaters.  This causes some confusion, but I hope everyone will bear with us until the Boston repeater is back to it’s normal excellent coverage.

A reminder to all with HF capability, there are two section nets operating Monday through Friday: The Mass Rhode Island Phone Net on 3918 Khz at 5:30 PM, and the Mass Rhode Island CW Net (slow speed) at 7:00 PM on 3565 Khz.  These nets provide liaison to the Region Nets and we could use more help on both these nets.  See Jim N1LKJ for information on the phone net, and Marcia KW1U for information on the CW net.

If any are not submitting Station Activity Reports (SAR) or Public Service Honor Roll reports (PSHR) note information on this website.  We encourage more to report.  The PSHR requires a minimun of 70 points to be listed.  The SAR has no minimun.  Reports are sent to KW1U on the nets, on the N1XTB-4 BBS or via email at kw1u@arrl.net.

Thanks to all for your participation.  Tell another ham how much you enjoy the nets.  Let’s see if we can encourage more to participate.

73, Marcia KW1U

 

 

NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN 22 19 115 99 KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 16 14 31 94 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 5 15 91 NA NI1X
HHTN 16 25 53 264 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 21 46 84 361 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 16 28 83 227 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMN C1 29 2 349 334 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMN C2 20 12 211 80 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 114 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG. REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 558 1017 0 1576 X
KW1U 0 565 544 2 1111 X
N1TF 0 110 170 7 287
N1UMJ 0 154 109 8 278
K1YCQ 18 109 98 29 254
N1LKJ 0 70 48 2 118
KB1WXC 4 21 17 11 53
W1PLK 0 17 3 9 29
KE1ML 0 0 2 0 2
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTALS
N1UMJ 40 40 20 50 50 10 160
N1IQI 40 40 10 30 5 10 135
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 32 40 20 0 0 0 92
KB1WXC 33 40 0 0 0 0 73
MARCIA FORDE KW1U STM
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Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Communications Support – Amateur Radio Media Stories Summary

Hello to all..

Amateur Radio Operators provided significant and highly valuable public service each year at the Boston Marathon. With the bombings that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon, the importance of Amateur Radio along the start line, course, finish line and net control were underscored once again. A series of stories on various Amateur Radio media outlets have emerged and below are the links to those stories:

ARRL Web Story – Radio Amateurs Provide Communication Support in Boston Marathon Bombings
http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-provide-communication-support-in-boston-marathon-bombings-updated
http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2013-04-18

ARRL – May 2013 Section News:
http://ema.arrl.org/node/1994

Ham Radio Now TV – Ham Radio at the the BostoN Marathon Parts 1 and 2
http://arvideonews.com/hrn/HRN_Episode_0074.html
http://arvideonews.com/hrn/HRN_Episode_0075.html

Amateur Radio Newsline #1862 – Boston Marathon Report
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/nsln1862_marathon.mp3
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/nsln1862.txt

Full featured articles will be published in CQ Amateur Radio and QST Magazines in the coming months. Thanks to all Amateur Radio Operators who supported the 2013 Boston Marathon under significant adversity and performed so admirably!

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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Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Communications Support – Amateur Radio Media Stories Summary

Hello to all..

Amateur Radio Operators provided significant and highly valuable public service each year at the Boston Marathon. With the bombings that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon, the importance of Amateur Radio along the start line, course, finish line and net control were underscored once again. A series of stories on various Amateur Radio media outlets have emerged and below are the links to those stories:

ARRL Web Story – Radio Amateurs Provide Communication Support in Boston Marathon Bombings
http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-provide-communication-support-in-boston-marathon-bombings-updated
http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2013-04-18

ARRL – May 2013 Section News:
http://ema.arrl.org/node/1994

Ham Radio Now TV – Ham Radio at the the BostoN Marathon Parts 1 and 2
http://arvideonews.com/hrn/HRN_Episode_0074.html
http://arvideonews.com/hrn/HRN_Episode_0075.html

Amateur Radio Newsline #1862 – Boston Marathon Report
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/nsln1862_marathon.mp3
http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/nsln1862.txt

Full featured articles will be published in CQ Amateur Radio and QST Magazines in the coming months. Thanks to all Amateur Radio Operators who supported the 2013 Boston Marathon under significant adversity and performed so admirably!

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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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for May 2013

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for May is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for May is Monday May 6th, 2013, 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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Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday May 4, 2013 at 10 AM

Net Control for May’s Eastern MA Hospital Net will be South Shore Hospital. The net will commence at the usual time of 10am using the following repeaters in the order listed.

Sharon 146.865 Tone 103.5
Norwood 147.210 tone 100    
W.Bridgewater 146.775. DPL 244
Fall River 146.805 Tone 67.0      
Simplex 147.42
The Net will then return to Sharon for comments and net closing.

If you’re 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 Sharon Repeater during the Net. You can check with us (W1SSH) on Sharon and ask where the Net is currently located.

NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in 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, your first name, and your facility’s 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 represented.
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. We also extend an invitation to any RACES or ARES member to check in during the NET.

If any group or organization would like to run the Net please let us know. We would like to rotate Net Control among as many groups as possible.

Any hospital wishing to join the net but unable to do so due to a lack of equipment or personal please contact us at ssharc@gmail.com or Carl Aveni at caave@peoplepc.com for assistance in getting your location on the air.

Thanks to the generosity of their trustees, the following list of repeaters are available for us to conduct our nets and for emergency use. Only a few systems are used each month with the selection of those used made by Net Control for that month.  More systems are being added to the list on a regular basis through the generosity of their trustees.

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   
Fall River 146.805. 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.

Respectfully,
John O’Neill – K1JRO

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