Reminder: Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday February 1st, 2014 at 10 AM EDT

Net Control for the February 1,2014 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be Rick Diaz KD4OFZ. He will be conducting the NET from the Plymouth EOC. The net will commence at the usual time of 10am using the following repeaters in the order listed.

1. Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
2. Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0
3. Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
4. Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9 
Simplex 147.42

The Net will then return to the Plymouth 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 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 that 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


The MARI CW Net has now expanded to seven evenings a week, all on 3565 Khz at 7:00 PM.  The net has been gaining in participation and it is hoped this will allow those who work during the week to be able to check in on the weekends, in addition to providing additional outlets for traffic.  The net continues to run at slow speeds, but if anyone needs NCS to slow down, the appropriate “Q” signal is QRS.  Anyone wishing information or help with CW net operation can contact Marcia  Also for help with CW skills, check out the CWOPS (  It’s a lot of fun!

Cape Cod ARES Exercise: Operation "Glacier Bay" – Saturday January 25th, 2014 from 1000 AM-1200 PM

Hello to all..

Cape Cod ARES will be hosting an exercise for their district, “Operation Glacier Bay”. The exercise will be held Saturday January 25th, 2014 from 1000 AM-1200 PM and will feature VHF/UHF simplex operations, HF NVIS and NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System) operations.

Interested Hams are invited to participate in the exercise. The operations document for the exercise can be seen at the following link:

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: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for January 2014

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for January is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for January is Monday January 6th, 2014, 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:

WRTC Work Party, Jan. 7

WRTC2014 logoDennis Egan, W1UE writes:

WRTC 2014 will be having a work party at the Milara Factory, 49 Maple St, Milford Ma on Tuesday, January 7, starting at 9 AM. We will be working inside, installing rotor shelves, rotors, masts, and checking out our installations in the 35 new Rohn top sections that we have there. We also have other work, i.e. pulling bolts out of new straight tower sections, bringing down station kit trunks, making up tower bolt kits, and a few other items, so there is plenty of work to be done. Bringing wrenches/sockets, especially 13mm ones, would be a big help.

Please RSVP with me at I do need to know how many are coming, so I can better arrange the work flow.


Dennis W1UE

Next Metro-Boston ARES Meeting Saturday 1/11/14


We will be holding an all hands meeting, which includes anyone in the Metro-Boston and surrounding areas interested in supporting Metro-Boston ARES, on January 11, 2014 at 10 am.  Current ARES membership is not required! The meeting will be held in the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, 125 Antwerp Street, Brighton, MA.

A map with parking and bus information can be found here.

Please RSVP to myself so we can estimate how many people to prepare for to

If you have not yet done so our Metro-Boston ARES survey is still open and can be found here:

Our meeting agenda will be:

1.) An overview of the ARES membership database.  Topics will include how to enter your basic information to join ARES, how to enter additional information like equipment lists and training records.  We will also discuss some how ARES leadership uses the database.
2.) 2013 year in review. A summary of activations, deployments, and activities of the EMA ARES and Skywarn teams.
3.) A review of training requirements we would like our members to have.
4.) We will bring a few computers so that new and current members can update or sign up and create their ARES information in the database with help from myself and other members of the ARES leadership.
5.) Open discussion about future plans, training, and other topics of interest.
6.) Discussions on next meeting dates and topics.

We will be serving coffee and will provide pizza for lunch.

Look forward to seeing you all at the meeting!

Marek Kozubal
Metro-Boston District Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service