Whitman Tech Class Begins December 3, 2013

Whitman ARC logoThe Whitman Amateur Radio Club will conduct a Technician training class beginning December 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM, each Tuesday and Thursday, through December 17 at the Cranland Airport, 777 Monponsett Street, Hanson.

There is no cost for the classes other than the book and the VE exam which is $15.00 and payable the night of testing. The course will use the Gordon West Tech Training manual, available locally or on line.

To enroll, or for further information, please contact Charlie Amico at 774-203-6905, or email at sfccamico@gmail.com.

EMA Amateurs Presenting at ARRL Centennial Convention in Hartford

ARRL Centennial celebrationThe ARRL Centennial Convention Planning Committee recently announced that several Eastern MA Amateurs’ talks and presentations have been approved for the ARRL’s Centennial Convention in Hartford next year. Four are members of PART of Westford.

Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ, will present on “Linux in Your Hamshack.” Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, will give a talk on “Construction and Performance of a State of the Art Multi-Op Station.” Scott Andersen, NE1RD, will co-present with Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, on: “Lightweight DXpeditioning – Ham shack in a Backpack.”

Eastern MA ARRL Technical Coordinator Eric Falkof, K1NUN, will speak on “Stealth Antennas and Stealthy Hamming.” [Ed. note: K1NUN recently became a Silent Key.]

The announcements were made on behalf of ARRL by Dan Henderson, N1ND, Regulatory Information Manager.

Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for November 2013 and Special Request for Support of MARS Drill During the Net

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for November is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for November is Monday November 4th, 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. 

For this month’s ARES Net, we’d like to see greater participation as we will be asking for information in support of an ongoing MARS Drill that will continue through 1 PM Tuesday November 5th. The information request will be posted via email and web site etc. later tonight or Monday Morning. Other ARES 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