Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for July 2013

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for July is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for July is Monday July 1st, 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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TRAFFIC HANDLERS PICNIC AUGUST 4

The annual Traffic Handlers Picnic for EMA will be held Sunday August 4, 2013, at the Raynham Senior Center picnic area in Raynham MA. The picnic will run from 12:00PM—to 4: PM. Your host Marcia KW1U will provide Hamburger and Hot Dogs. Bring your own drinks. No Alcohol is allowed because it is on Town Property.

There are two barbecues for those who want to cook their own food. There is
Toilet facilities available. A great chance to eyeball people you have been hearing
all year. A good time for all.

Directions: From RT 24 North or South. Take exit 13 west towards Taunton RT 44.
Follow 44 1.5 miles to set of lights with Rite Aid Pharmacy on corner. Take right
on to RT 104 Raynham. Follow RT 104 ½  mile, take first left on to King Phillip St.
Follow King Phillip ¼ mile up to Raynham Senior Center on left. Pull right into
Parking lot. Picnic area on your left.  Talk in will be on Bridgewater repeater
147.180 PL 67.

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Kuss Middle School High Altitude Balloon Launch, June 19, 2013

Roland Daignault, N1JOY writes on BCRA list:

This morning the Kuss Middle School (Fall River, MA) is conducting a high altitude balloon launch with the intent of going all the way to burst altitude. Launch will be at approximately 10:30 from Northford, CT, and projected landing will be in Mt. Hope Bay for a boat recovery. You can track the balloon two ways with SPOT, a commercial cellular based system similar to APRS, and with APRS directly, or over the Internet.

GPS SPOT tracking
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0RETsXIfh55AjGatr9VzpIEEFeDvMgDk8

APRS (ham radio)
http://www.aprs.fi

Both sites will be linked up at the Kuss website:  http://www.fallriverschools.org/kuss.cfm

You can follow our progress on Ham Radio on the Fall River 145.150 repeater, PL 123.0.

Enjoy!
Roland, N1JOY

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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS MAY 2013

 

MASS STM REPORT MAY 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN NO REPORT KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 16 0 49 78 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 60 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 12 40 159 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 23 90 76 458 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 18 16 68 170 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN/1 31 0 291 336 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN/2 21 0 164 109 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 66 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR MAY ORG REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 435 392 1 828 X
N1IQI 0 199 483 0 682 X
K1YCQ 29 156 130 25 340
N1TF 0 107 117 6 230
N1UMJ 0 70 31 5 111
KB1WXC 0 20 31 11 62
N1LKJ 0 22 20 0 42
W1PLK 0 16 4 12 32
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 26 40 20 0 0 0 86
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS APRIL 2013

 

MASSACHUSETTS SECTIONS TRAFFIC REPORT APRIL 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 15 9 28 78 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 73 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 7 34 128 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 20 60 78 314 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 18 10 72 148 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMN C1 29 3 262 276 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMN C2 21 9 177 141 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 108 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 528 502 0 1030 X
N1IQI 0 300 581 2 881 X
K1YCQ 21 115 110 25 271
N1UMJ 6 127 91 5 229
N1TF 0 73 81 4 158
N1LKJ 0 68 53 0 121
KB1WXC 0 14 12 3 29
W1PLK 0 13 5 10 28
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 10 10 120
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 38 29 0 30 0 0 97
N1LKJ 36 40 20 0 0 0 96
MARCIA FORDE KW1U STM
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS APRIL 2013

 

MASSACHUSETTS SECTIONS TRAFFIC REPORT APRIL 2013
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ TIME
EM2MN KB1ENV 145.23 8PM Daily
MARIPN 15 9 28 78 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 12 73 NA NI1X
HHTN 13 7 34 128 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
MARI 20 60 78 314 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM M-F
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
CM2MN 18 10 72 148 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMN C1 29 3 262 276 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMN C2 21 9 177 141 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 108 NA 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
SAR ORG REC. SENT DEL. TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 528 502 0 1030 X
N1IQI 0 300 581 2 881 X
K1YCQ 21 115 110 25 271
N1UMJ 6 127 91 5 229
N1TF 0 73 81 4 158
N1LKJ 0 68 53 0 121
KB1WXC 0 14 12 3 29
W1PLK 0 13 5 10 28
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 70 0 10 180
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 10 10 120
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 38 29 0 30 0 0 97
N1LKJ 36 40 20 0 0 0 96
MARCIA FORDE KW1U STM
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PRODUCTS WITH NTS LOGO

Hello folks,  These products used to be available and now are available once again.  Want to help others to hear about NTS?  The notice below is from Steve Ewald at ARRL HQ.   73 from Marcia KW1U

 

Hello, everyone.

The ARRL National Traffic System supply items are now ready and available via the ARRL Store at ARRL Headquarters.

You’ll find the items listed as a group in the “What’s New” section on the homepage of the ARRL Store,

http://www.arrl.org/shop/National-Traffic-System-NTS-Supplies, as well as listed individually in the “Pins, Patches, Supplies” category.

Here are the specific product order numbers for each item and the cost of each item.

NTS Pin — ARRL Order No. 2606, $5

NTS Patch — ARRL Order No. 3170, $3

NTS Sticker — ARRL Order No. 3850, $2

NTS Mug — ARRL Order No. 4445, $10

============================

73,

Steve Ewald, WV1X

Supervisor, Field Organization Team

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™

860-594-0265

sewald@arrl.org

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NTS SURVEY NOW ON ARRL WEBSITE

The Emergency Communications Advisory Committee (ECAC) was appointed by the ARRL Board of Directors to provide guidance to the Board on future emergency communications involving ARES and NTSThis committee has put together a survey in which they want as many NTS participants as possible to participate.  Below is the link to take this survey.  The suvey will end at midnight June 24, 2013.  Please spread the word.  Note this is only for those who do participate in NTS.  Thank you and 73,   Marcia KW1U

 

www.arrl.org/nts

From the ECAC: 

Rumor Control Note: This is not an idea or suggestion list.  Although we are asking a wide range of questions here, it does not mean that any particular idea is under active consideration.  Our goal is to permit a broad range of opinions and ideas to be gathered.  The results will be used in discussions by the Emergency Communications Advisory Committee during development of guidance to the ARRL Board of Directors.

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14th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Directory Now On-line

2013 Field Day logoThe 14th Annual Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Directory contains some of the most comprehensive Field Day resource pages of its kind.

According to Bill Ricker, N1VUX, the section Field Day pages offer detailed information on individual field day club operations along with the complete event operating rules and helpful safety tips.

“Clubs which are reactivating a previous Class A or F site can confirm to the EMA Directory by simply putting their pin in at the ARRL Locator – conveniently linked from our directory. I’ll pick that up and mark them confirmed. I would appreciate an email from new clubs in Class A or F, clubs with new sites, clubs whose details on their EMA directory need updating, or who are definitely not using the site they had last year. Email n1vux at his arrl.net address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for June 2013

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for June is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for June is Monday June 3rd, 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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