Technician License Class, Walpole, September-October, 2014

ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

Don Rolph, AB1PH writes:

The Walpole Emergency Communications Association and the Eastern MA Amateur Radio Group are sponsoring an EMA/CERT Amateur Radio Technician Class open to the public. A charge of $15 covers the examination–payable to EMARG (Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Group) at time of exam.

Class times and exam are as follows:

9:30 AM – 12 noon Saturday

Sep 6     Rolls Royce
Sep 13   Rolls Royce
Sep 20   Rolls Royce
Sep 27   Rolls Royce
Oct 4     Rolls Royce
Oct 11    Rolls Royce

exam: Thursday Oct 16 7:30 PM Canton EMA Emergency Operations Center training room, 99 Revere Street, Canton MA

Rolls Royce Facility, 110 Norfolk St, Walpole, MA 02081

Preregistration required. Contact: Roger Turner wlp1ema@aol.com or Don Rolph AB1PH@arrl.net.

Each individual must order in advance of the class: ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

 

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***TRAFFIC HANDLERS PICNIC AUGUST 3 2014***

Mark the date SUNDAY AUGUST 3 2014 FROM NOON TO 4 PM.  We will gather again at the Senior Center in Raynham MA on King Phillip Street.  This facility has grills, picnic tables and restroom facilities.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.  Bring your own drinks, but no alcohol please as this is not permitted on the grounds. Feel free to bring anything else to share although this is not required.  All traffic handlers and anyone interested in message handling are welcome.

Directions: From RT 24 North or South. Take exit 13 west towards Taunton RT 44.

Follow 44 1.5 miles to set of lights with Rite Aid Pharmacy on corner. Take right

on to RT 104 Raynham. Follow RT 104 ½ mile, take first left on to King Phillip St.

Follow King Phillip ¼ mile up to Raynham Senior Center on left. Pull right into

Parking lot. Picnic area on your left. Talk in will be on Bridgewater repeater

147.180 PL 67.

 

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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS JUNE 2014

Below is the June traffic report for the combined sections of East and West Mass. I regret to report that the Mass Rhode Island Phone Net has been de-activated for the time being due to lack of participation. If in the future there is sufficient interest in resuming a voice net on HF for Massachusetts and Rhode Island I would be happy to re-activate the net.  Anyone interested please get in touch with me (kw1u@arrl.net).

At this writing, one of our most active traffic handlers, Byron K1YCQ has been hospitalized and been in and out of intensive care for several weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Byron and his family for his recovery.  We hope to hear him back on the air as soon as he is able.

73, Marcia KW1U

 

 

MASS STM REPORT Jun-14
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 30 76 165 598 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 15 0 14 56 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 5 11 83 NA N1IQI
HHTN 21 13 42 202 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 106 132 641 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 22 4 63 149 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 25 3 288 307 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 21 3 179 169 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 5 126 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 315 693 4 1012 X
KW1U 0 314 259 14 587 X
N1TF 0 85 110 4 199
N1UMJ 4 104 47 5 160
N1LKJ 0 51 49 2 102
KB1WXC 1 36 36 4 77
AC7RB 1 17 37 7 62
W1PLK 0 6 4 6 16
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 110 0 10 220
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 4 10 114
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
AC7RB 40 40 0 5 0 0 85
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS MAY 2014

 

NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 31 103 153 581 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 10 1 10 20 N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 3 6 47 NA N1IQI
HHTN 20 16 51 217 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 27 120 119 595 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 16 14 54 119 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 4 267 321 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 23 6 198 187 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 81 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 123 440 4 567 X
KW1U 0 236 189 1 426
K1YCQ 0 125 138 30 293
N1TF 0 93 120 8 221
KB1WXC 10 58 73 5 146
N1UMJ 5 68 24 4 101
N1LKJ 0 64 16 0 80
AC7RB 2 14 40 4 60
W1PLK 0 4 6 2 12
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 100 0 10 210
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 4 10 114
K1YCQ 40 40 10 20 0 0 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LKJ 20 40 20 0 0 0 80
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM -MA
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IMPORTANT CHANGES IN EASTERN MA ARES LEADERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

CONTACT:

 

Phil Temples, K9HI

ARRL Section Manager,

Eastern Massachusetts Section

Tel: 617-331-0183

k9hi@arrl.org

 

July 21, 2014

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION ARES LEADERSHIP

 

Effective Monday July 21, 2014, Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, will be appointed as Section Emergency Coordinator for the Eastern Massachusetts Section. Our current SEC, Rob Macedo, KD1CY, has decided to step down due to the demands of his professional work commitments.

I wish to thank Rob Macedo for all of his valuable contributions as our Section Emergency Coordinator. Rob has served three different Section Managers over nearly a decade, and he’s earned well-deserved accolades both locally and nationally–not only from the ARRL, but also, from the National Weather Service and several other served agencies.

We’re very fortunate to have Mike Neilsen, W1MPN back in the SEC role. Mike brings years of experience to the position, having previously served multiple terms as both our Section Emergency Coordinator and Section Manager. Mike Neilsen is retired from the US Navy, and an engineering and management consulting firm executive career. He’s a professional meteorologist by training, and he holds a degree in history.  W1MPN has over 45 years of military, maritime, and US Coast Guard communication operator experience. As a naval communications officer, Mike Neilsen was “responsible for all shipboard real time long haul HF communications with on-line cryptology, including the translation to satellite communication systems.”

Although we’re losing KD1CY as SEC, I’m pleased to report that Rob has agreed to accept an appointment as an Assistant SEC. Under Mike, Rob will continue in his leadership role with our SKYWARN program. He’ll also interface with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Please join me in welcoming Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, as our new Section Emergency Coordinator, and Rob Macedo, KD1CY as an Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator.

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IMPORTANT CHANGES IN EASTERN MA ARES LEADERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

Phil Temples, K9HI

ARRL Section Manager,

Eastern Massachusetts Section

Tel: 617-331-0183

k9hi@arrl.org

July 21, 2014

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION ARES LEADERSHIP

Effective Monday July 21, 2014, Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, will be appointed as Section Emergency Coordinator for the Eastern Massachusetts Section. Our current SEC, Rob Macedo, KD1CY, has decided to step down due to the demands of his professional work commitments.

I wish to thank Rob Macedo for all of his valuable contributions as our Section Emergency Coordinator. Rob has served three different Section Managers over nearly a decade, and he’s earned well-deserved accolades both locally and nationally–not only from the ARRL, but also, from the National Weather Service and several other served agencies.

We’re very fortunate to have Mike Neilsen, W1MPN back in the SEC role. Mike brings years of experience to the position, having previously served multiple terms as both our Section Emergency Coordinator and Section Manager. Mike Neilsen is retired from the US Navy, and an engineering and management consulting firm executive career. He’s a professional meteorologist by training, and he holds a degree in history.  W1MPN has over 45 years of military, maritime, and US Coast Guard communication operator experience. As a naval communications officer, Mike Neilsen was “responsible for all shipboard real time long haul HF communications with on-line cryptology, including the translation to satellite communication systems.”

Although we’re losing KD1CY as SEC, I’m pleased to report that Rob has agreed to accept an appointment as an Assistant SEC. Under Mike, Rob will continue in his leadership role with our SKYWARN program. He’ll also interface with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Please join me in welcoming Mike Neilsen, W1MPN, as our new Section Emergency Coordinator, and Rob Macedo, KD1CY as an Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator.

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Reminder: Monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for July 2014

Hello to all…

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for July is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for July is Monday July 7th, 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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