TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS DECEMBER 2014

 

MASS STM REPORT Dec – 14
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 31 80 158 576 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Inactive
WARPSN 3 6 51 NA N1IQI
HHTN 21 6 35 154 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 169 138 778 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 24 14 101 227 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 29 6 406 480 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 16 1 82 104 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 116 na W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 1 452 426 6 885 X
N1IQI 0 149 220 4 373
N1TF 0 100 117 15 232
KB1WXC 2 57 58 4 121
N1LKJ 0 64 30 0 94
N1UMJ 3 65 12 4 84
AC7RB 0 16 14 11 41
W1PLK 0 14 4 9 27
KC1CIC 0 10 6 10 26
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 30 0 10 140
KW1U 40 40 30 10 0 20 140
KB1WXC 40 40 0 35 0 0 115
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
AC7RB 25 40 0 15 0 0 80
N1LKJ 24 40 10 0 0 0 74
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Stand-By Beginning at 6 PM EST Monday 1/26/15 Through Wednesday Evening

Hello to all…

***EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARES PLACED ON STAND-BY FOR ALL AREAS EFFECTIVE 6:00PM MONDAY, JANUARY 26 THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING DUE TO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM FORECASTED BLIZZARD***
***BLIZZARD WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN MA COAST AND CAPE COD/MARTHAS VINEYARD FROM 7:00PM MONDAY THOUGH 1:00AM WEDNESDAY.  WINTER STORM WARNINGS/HIGH WIND WARNINGS UP FOR NANTUCKET***
***COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN MA COASTLINE INCLUDING CAPE AND ISLANDS FOR THE TUESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.  POCKETS OF MODERATE-MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE.
***WIND GUSTS TO HURRICANE FORCE POSSIBLE ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST***
***SKYWARN OPS AT NWS-TAUNTON TO COMMENCE AT 6:00PM MONDAY***

Models have begun to consolidate on a trend which brings a period of heavy snow and strong winds to the region starting late tomorrow afternoon/evening and continuing through Tuesday.  Snowfall accumulation of 24-30 inches is possible across much of Eastern Massachusetts with 10-18 inches possible across the Cape/Islands.  Isolated higher amounts are possible depending on where the heaviest snow band set up over the area.

Wind speeds in the blizzard warning area are forecasted to increase to 25-35mph sustained with gusts possibly reaching hurricane force (60-70mph), especially along the immediate coast per the latest forecast.  Winds of this magnitude combined with the weight of the snowfall may cause power outages along with pockets of scattered damage.  Travel during the storm is not recommended.  For further meteorological updates, including the latest Blizzard Coordination Message, please see the NWS Taunton SKYWARN home page at http://www.wx1box.org

A coastal flood warning is also in effect for pockets of moderate to potentially major coastal flooding along the Eastern MA coastline.  High tide is anticipated at 5am Tuesday morning, and another high tide at 5pm Tuesday evening.

Preparations should be completed by early this evening based on the latest forecasts, and again to repeat, travel is not recommended once the storm has begun.

Storm pictures and video of snowfall measurements, wind and coastal damage will be very helpful for situational awareness/disaster intelligence purposes benefiting the National Weather Service, Emergency Management, the media, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). They can be sent via the WX1BOX Facebook, Twitter feed, or to pics@nsradio.org with credit given to the spotter for the pictures unless otherwise noted. Pictures can be sent during and after the storm. Please do not compromise safety to get these pictures and video.

In advance of the storm, please advise your local EC/DEC/ADEC of your availability to support a potential deployment anytime over the weekend. We are creating a list of availability for ARESMAT deployment if needed for various local EOC’s, Red Cross, Salvation Army, NWS Storm Survey Teams, and hospitals as required. Keep your situational awareness level high for any updates from ARES leadership by checking your email for updates and our ARES web site at http://ares.ema.arrl.org and monitoring local SKYWARN/ARES/RACES frequencies for any updates on this developing situation.

When sending your availability, please send the following: Name, Call-sign, License Class, Capability (HF / VHF / UHF), Availability, and any other special notes we should be aware of. Also, please let us know if you can do an ARESMAT to another part of the Eastern Massachusetts section (specifically East Coastal and Southeast Mass/Cape Cod) as this area looks to be particularly hardest hit by this anticipated blizzard. We ask that as you contact your DEC, please send a copy of the message to blizzard@nsradio.org where multiple members of the EMA ARES Leadership will be able to access your availability.

What is ARES Stand-By mode?

ARES stand-by mode is to alert Amateurs within ARES that a mobilization is possible on a wide-scale and that some localized mobilizations are or could be taking place in isolated areas. It means to take a look at your Go-Kit and have batteries and equipment ready to go and charged up and take care of any requirements at home in case a mobilization is required and you can participate. Do NOT self-deploy. Wait for guidance from leadership for any deployment. It is an honor to be ready even if you don’t deploy for the event. Hopefully, this is just another exercise of our preparedness and capabilities. If not, the ARES leadership looks forward to working with you if any wide scale mobilization is required after the impact of this major storm to the region is fully understood.

Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Telsey – N1BDA
Acting Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator

Jim Palmer – KB1KQW
North Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator
North Shore SKYWARN Coordinator

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CERT Class at the Winthrop EOC

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and ARES Members Kathy Savage (KB1LPW) & Rick Savage (KB1LYJ) will be running a CERT ( Citizens Emergency Response Training) January 31st, plus 4 evenings ( February 11th & 25th, & March 4th & 18th) at Winthrop’s EOC. Guest lecturers for the training include Brittany Collins (KB1ZPS) and Jim Palmer (KB1KQW). More information can be found on the website – http://www.region4bvolunteer.org and click the upcoming events button and look for the CERT class registration information under Upcoming Events.

Kathy Savage
KB1LPW

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“QNI” – AN INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER DEDICATED TO PROMOTING NTS AND GENUINE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PREPAREDNESS

“QNI” is an independent newsletter published by James Wades WB8SIW, who has worked as a professional telegrapher, and who has had a wealth of experience in message handling and emergency communications.  He has dedicated many years to NTS.  In September 2012 he began the “QNI” newsletter at the request of a group of traffic handlers and has published it approximately quarterly ever since.  This newsletter is dedicated to promoting NTS and genuine emergency communications preparedness.  In addition to NTS he has included very informative articles on NTSD, the digital side of NTS as well as “radio email”, a valuable tool for emergency communication.

I am including here a link to the Texas NTS Net Home Page http://www.k6jt.com/ which contains archives of all these newsletters.  When accessing this website just scroll down a short ways to find links to all the issues.  I encourage all readers to check out this very interesting and informative newsletter.  You may also find other articles of interest on this website which is maintained by W6JT the Central Area Staff Chair. If you wish to receive “QNI” as it is published, contact the editor James Wades at jameswades@gmail.com.

Happy New Year and happy reading.  See you on the nets.

Marcia KW1U

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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS NOVEMBER 2014

 

NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 30 91 163 553 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Inactive N1LKJ 3918 Khz 5:30 PM M-F
WARPSN 5 10 100 NA N1IQI
HHTN 14 5 29 140 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM MWF
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 172 131 737 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 22 7 75 155 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 6 321 415 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 18 0 131 155 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
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 489 456 1 946 X
N1IQI 0 271 554 4 829 X
N1TF 0 169 144 8 321
N1UMJ 3 60 40 7 110
KB1WXC 7 43 48 6 104
N1LKJ 0 23 23 0 46
AC7RB 0 12 21 9 42
W1PLK 0 14 1 10 25
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 20 0 10 130
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 4 10 114
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
AC7RB 26 40 0 10 0 0 76
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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