New England Area Flea Markets, October 6, 2013

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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

20 Oct Queens NY HoSARC  ** 2nd NEW DATE **      Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599  +

26 Oct Gales Ferry CT TCARC Auction @FireCo @10    Darryl WA1DD 860 443 7799

27 Oct Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall            Richard K2KNB 516 694 4937

2 Nov Londonderry NH IRS $3@8  $15/T               Chris KB1QVM 603 434 6137 F

9 Nov Bourne MA FARA @UpperCC VoTech $5@9 $10/S@7   Ralph N1YHS 508 548 0422

30 Nov Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor      John 860 673 0518

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2014                                                    Contact          Source

16 Feb Westford MA NEARC RadioXVL 8AM@Regency $10 antique Bruce 603 772 7516 F+

22 Feb S Burlington VT HAM-CON @HI I89x14 $8@8 $15@6 Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589

15 Mar Dayville CT ECARA 8A @StJosephCh              Paul KE1LI 860 928 5147

28,29 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada @8        Ivan N1OXA 207 784 0350

18 April S.Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion $6@8 $10/T@6:30John W1JLB 207 776 2288 W+

27 Ap Middletown NY OCARA @CommCtr $7@9 $12Sell       Neil AC2O 914 490 2001 F

2,3 May Deerfield NH NEARfest XV @FG                 Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 R+

10 May E Greenbush NY EGARA @FireCo $6@8 $6/T@6      Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 W+

7 June Hermon ME PSARA @8 @HS TG@6:30               Jerry K1GUP 207 848 3400 W+

18,19 July Hartford CT ARRL Nat Conv 100th Anv.                              W+

20 Sept Forestdale RI RIAFMRS @VFW $5/Sp@8           Pete AA1PL 401 639 4484 T+

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Cambridge MA    Flea at MIT

Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP :-(

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC

Dartmouth MA    SEMARA

Falmouth MA     FARA  

FeedingHills MA MTARA 

Framingham MA   FARA  

Marlboro MA     AARC  

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction

Rockport MA     CAARA 

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA

Wakefield MA    Photographica

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC

Whately MA      FranklinCARC

Worcester MA    WPI ACM

Dayville CT     ECARA 

Gales Ferry CT  RASON 

Goshen CT       SBARC 

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th  +

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf             +
        was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA                   +

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv
       was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL  

Newtown CT      CARA  

North Haven CT        

Southington CT  SARA  

Vernon CT       NARC  

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv
        moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus

Agusta ME       AARA  

Alexander ME    StCVARC

Hermon ME       PSARC 

Lewiston ME     AARC

S. Portland ME  PAWA  

St. Albans ME   PARC  

Thomaston ME    PBARC 

Windsor ME      AARA  

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest

Henniker NH     CVRC  

Londonderry NH  IRS   

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC
       Moved to Westford MA
       Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC 

Rochester NH    GBRA  

Bergen NJ       BARA  

Sussex NJ       SCARC

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES

LaGrangeville NY   MtBARC

Lake Placid NY  NNY ARA

Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA

Long Island NY  LIMARC

Middletown NY   OCARC 

Queens NY       Hall of Science

Rensselaer NY   E Greenbush ARA

Rochester NY    AWA   

Rochester NY    RARA  

Wallkill NY     OCARC 

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS

Woonsocket RI   BVARC 

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv
  Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC 

Springfield VT  CVFMA 

Moncton NB      TCARC 

Quispamsis NB   LCARC 

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD

Greenwood PQ    GARC  

Laval PQ        CRALL 

Montreal PQ     MARC  

Montreal PQ     WIARC 

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC

Montreal PQ     UMS   

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ

St Therese PQ   CRALL 

Summerside PEI  SPARC

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Halifax NS      HARC  

Timonium MD     GBHC  

Montreal Area   MARC List

Canada          RAC List

Phila. Area     VARA List

USA             ARRL List

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Cape Ann ARA Proposes Morse Code Class

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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.



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

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:

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

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