Good Friday Walk, April 18

The Good Friday Walk will be held on Friday, April 18 in Hingham. Shifts are available lasting from two hours to as long as you are able. Amateurs will provide communication for a 20 mile fund raising walk from Plymouth River School into Wompatuck State Park and back. It’s a great opportunity to partcipate in a low-key public service event.

Contact WB1ARU at enoaru@gmail.com if you can assist.

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Genesis ARS “Intro to Ham Radio” Course, May 2014

Genesis ARS Tech ClassThe Genesis Amateur Radio Society is pleased to present an “Introduction to Ham Radio” Technician Course, on May 10 and May 17 from 9 AM-3 PM at the Middleborough Public Library.

The course will utilize the ARRL’s Tech Q&A 5th Edition, and will culminate in an FCC exam conducted by a volunteer examination team.

The deadline for registration is April 26. Email n1ir@arrl.net or sign up online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TJ4_i–2wsb9Oh1hVBU_mpeEWcpJRLE9BI5fYWBQgMA/edit?usp=sharing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FEBRUARY, 2014 TRAFFIC REPORT

 

MASS STM REPORT Feb-14
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 28 161 196 765 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN* 6 0 8 31 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 4 11 61 NA N1IQI
HHTN 17 19 45 183 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN NO REPORT N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 28 166 158 686 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 19 17 86 190 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 26 5 207 331 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 20 11 146 306 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 97 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN NO REPORT N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
*MARIPN NM N1LKJ off air most of February due to illness
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 528 1090 2 1620 X
KW1U 0 387 320 3 710 X
N1TF 0 138 163 22 323
K1YCQ 28 98 68 22 216
KB1WXC 20 57 79 6 162
N1LUM 1 51 70 6 128
N1UMJ 6 80 29 12 127
W1PLK 0 7 1 5 13
AC7RB 0 1 6 0 7
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 30 80 10 220
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 2 10 112
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LUM 40 40 10 5 0 10 105
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM-MA
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You can be part of the “Ham Radio Olympics”

Doug Grant, K1DG writes:

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) will be held in Massachusetts July 12-13, 2014. Like the Olympics or the Boston Marathon, this event draws the “best of the best” from around the world. Fifty-nine two-operator teams will be set up with Field-Day-style stations on 16 properties around the Route 495 corridor, from Pepperell in the north to Plymouth and Taunton in the south.

The international teams will compete to see which team can make the most contacts with the most countries and take home the gold medal. This Olympic-style world championship will be widely covered in the local, regional, and national media and provide excellent publicity for amateur radio.

The WRTC2014 organizers need volunteers to help with this once-in-a-lifetime event. The biggest need at the moment is for people to help set up and keep an eye on the stations and provide local transportation for the teams between the headquarters hotel in Westborough and the sites.

Several clubs in the area have “adopted” one or more sites. Perhaps your club would be interested in doing this as a club project. We’d be happy to send someone to your next club meeting to provide more details.

Please visit www.wrtc2014.org/volunteer to sign up and tell us how you would like to help make this exciting event a success.

Learn more about WRTC2014 at http://www.wrtc2014.org.

73,

Doug Grant, K1DG

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Walk for Hunger, May 4, 2014

Eric Horowitz, KA1NCF writes:

Attention Boston area hams:

It is that time again… Public Service season is here. We are now looking for help for this year’s Project Bread Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 4th, 2014.

This will be the 46th running of the event. We need people to provide communications support for the Project Bread Staff and volunteers along the 20 mile walk.

If you are interested in helping out this year, go to http://www.mmra.org/wfh/ to log in and fill out the signup form.

If you have questions please send an email to: wfh14@mmra.org

73,
Eric – KA1NCF
Walk For Hunger 2014
Amateur Radio Communications Coordinator
Email: wfh14@mmra.org

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for March 2014

Hello to all…

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

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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