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 if you can assist.

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 or sign up online at–2wsb9Oh1hVBU_mpeEWcpJRLE9BI5fYWBQgMA/edit?usp=sharing.








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 to sign up and tell us how you would like to help make this exciting event a success.

Learn more about WRTC2014 at


Doug Grant, K1DG

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 to log in and fill out the signup form.

If you have questions please send an email to:

Eric – KA1NCF
Walk For Hunger 2014
Amateur Radio Communications Coordinator

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:

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: