New England Area Flea Markets, October 6, 2013

New England Area   Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  *** 2013 P 1 of 2
All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

2013                                                    Contact          Source

11,12 Oct Deerfield NH NEARFest XIV @FG              Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 W

13 Oct Meriden CT Nutmeg @Sheraton  was Wallingford  John N1GNV 203 440 4973

19,20 Oct Wakefield MA Photographica @AmericalCtr ~photo~  John 781 592 2553

19 Oct Longueuil PQ CRAR-S $7@9 $10/T@6 Martin           VE2DNF 450 466 2810 R

19 Oct Kingston NS GARC @ Greenwood ComCtr $4@10 S@8        Guy 902 825 6151 R+

20 Oct  Cambridge MA               FLEA at MIT            Mitch 617 253 3776 F
                      Third Sunday April thru October
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Cape Ann ARA Proposes Morse Code Class

Cape Ann ARA logo

Rick Maybury, WZ1B writes on Cape Ann ARA list:

Last year during our CW class a suggestion came in to have a beginners class prior to our normal class. The suggestion was that those just starting out would be more comfortable getting grounded prior to joining a group of mixed-level skills.

So this is an inquiry to see if we have any members or non-members that are just beginning to learn CW and would like to participate in a class with others just starting out? If so the Seafarers Operations group will host a Saturday morning class beginning in November, 2 or 3 Saturdays a month.

If you are interested, please email me and if we have interest a class will be scheduled.

Attached is a letter that was sent out to members last year as a reference for your review regarding details of the class. We have been doing the class since the early 90s, resulting in many hams developing operating skills and passing performance exams.

If there is interest again this year, we will begin our normal 4 to 5 month class after the first of the year.



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Eastern MA Hospital Net Addition: MMRA Belmont 145.43 Repeater

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes on the Eastern MA Hospital Net mailing list:

Thanks to the generosity of the Minuteman Repeater Association, the Belmont Repeater is now available for inclusion in our monthly Eastern Mass Hospital Net and is also available for use during emergencies or other times of need. The repeater is on 145.430 with a tone of 67.0. This repeater provides excellent coverage to the Boston Metro area. We encourage all Eastern Mass Hospital Net Participants to add this Repeater to your Radios.

With the addition of the repeater it should be possible for those who may have been unable to participate in the net previously to become active participants.

South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club will be Net Control for the November 2,2013 Net and will include this repeater in the list of those be tested. Further in information about the November Net will be sent at a later date.

John O’Neill

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for October 2013

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for October is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for October is Monday October 7th, 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:

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

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:

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Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday October 5th, 2013 at 10 AM EDT

Hello Everyone,

Net Control for the October 5,2013 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be the Charlton Mem. Hosp. Amateur Radio Grp. They will be conducting the NET from the Somerset EMA.  The net will commence at the usual time of 10am using the following repeaters in the order listed.

1 Fall River 146.805. tone 67.0
2 Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9
3 Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5
4 Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3
5 Norwell 145.390 tone 67.0
Simplex 147.42

The Net will then return to the Fall River Repeater for final 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 take Net Control duties. 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 who needs assistance with equipment or personnel should contact us at or Carl Aveni at We can assist with  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 our 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
Belmont 145.430 tone 67.0
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.


John O’Neill

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

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KC1TAC QRV For JOTA, Oct. 19-20, 2013

Don Burke KB1LXH writes:

Hello Scouts and Amateur Radio Operators. We are quickly approaching the 56th Jamboree on the Air. This year’s JOTA takes place on October 19-20.

I am heading up a group of Hams and Scouts who will put some 300+ Cub Scouts from Annawon Council On the Air from Camp Norse in Kingston, MA.

We will operate KC1TAC from 8am-3pm Saturday October 19th, on 2 Meters; local repeaters and across the HF bands.

Our goal is to give the Cub Scouts a taste of Amateur Radio and have each Scout make at least one contact!


How can you help?

1st; Are you hosting a JOTA Station? Let me know what your plans are, PLEASE!

Date, Time, Location, Council and Unit# Please forward me your contact info with Call Sign and Stations Call Sign too!

I am making a spread sheet to share with everyone! (last years is attached)

2nd; Are you or do you know an Eastern Mass Repeater Trustee? Will they allow us to use their Repeater for JOTA contacts?

Please let me know… I am making a spread sheet (attached) to share with other JOTA stations;

Does the Repeater have Eco-link? Might your trustee change the station name (for the day) to read JOTA and Location? All info regarding the repeater is helpful; frequency, tone -/+.

3rd; Might you like to help us at Camp Norse? Maybe you have a Special Skill you can demonstrate? Fox Hunter, Code, satellite… ANYTHING!

Get back to me about your skill and willingness to help… It doesn’t take much. The Scouts are 1-5th graders and spend 2-8 mins with you then they will move to the next radio…

The Day Flies By Quick!

4th SHARE this email with your Club/Group/Troop/Pack/Crew!

Spread the word! The more contacts we ALL make the better!

The Scouts we show Amateur Radio to TODAY; will become our best contacts Tomorrow!

YIS 73’s
Don Burke KB1LXH
ASM Troop 40
Secretary TACGroup
Taunton, MA

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