Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday March 7 2015 at 1000 AM

Hello Everyone,

The Net Control for the March 7, 2015 Eastern Mass Hospital Net will be the South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club.  The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the repeaters listed and the Simplex frequency in the order listed.

1. Plymouth 146.685 PL 82.5
2. Belmont 145.430 PL 146.2
3. Fall River 146.805 PL 67.0
4. Sharon  146.865  PL 118.8
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 ssharc@gmail.com. We can assist you 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 (Sturdy Memorial Hospital)
Belmont 145.430 tone 146.2
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 
Mansfield EMA  446.925 tone 100.0
Mansfield 147.015 tone 67.0
Marshfield 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   
Weymouth 147.345 tone 110.9 (South Shore Hospital)
W. Bridgewater 146.775 dpl 244
Wrentham 147.09 tone 146.2

We look forward to hearing you all on the Net.

Respectfully,

John Barbuto

KS1Q

South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
c/o Volunteer Services
55 Fogg Road,
South Weymouth, MA 02190

On-line Technician Course Offered

Chris Johnson, N1IR has announced the launch of a no-cost, online Technician Class course. It can be found at http://www.n1ir.com/p/n1ir-tech-course.html. According to N1IR, “In as little as 20 minutes a day for 20 days, you can pass the FCC Technician Element 2 Examination.”

“Each day there is a two-part video series,” says Johnson, who serves as Education Officer for the Genesis Amateur Radio Society. “The first part is on specific sub-element theory and the second video covers all the questions and answers of the sub-element you are studying for that day. After watching the videos for that day all the student have homework assignment for the day and quiz for that days class. An on-line webinar will be available to ask questions and offer guidance for the course. A list of webinar dates will be posted on top of the N1IR tech course page.”

Questions about the course can be directed to Johnson at n1ir@arrl.net.

MS Walk Boston Volunteers Sought

Brett Smith, AB1RL writes:

Throughout the year, the National MS Society organizes walks to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research and patient advocacy. The Boston-area walks have long relied on hams to help ensure everyone’s safety. This year’s MS Walk Boston is on Sunday, April 12th. It starts at Boston University’s Nickerson Field, Harry Agganis Way in Boston, and runs along the Charles River. Volunteers will check in at 8:00 AM, and stay until the early afternoon.

Rick Savage, KB1LYJ, is organizing the hams for this event. To volunteer, please write him with the following information:

  • Your call sign, full name, and name you prefer on the air
  • Contact information: your e-mail address, postal address, and phone numbers where you can be reached (cell, home, office)
  • Your shirt size
  • The transmit band(s) of your radio(s), and other equipment you could bring
  • Do you have any needs or requests we should consider when making your assignment?

Rick can also answer any questions you have about the event.

Thanks for volunteering, and 73, ​

Brett Smith, AB1RL
Public Service Coordinator, Boston Amateur Radio Club

ARRL Warns Experimental Licensee to Avoid Interference to HF Ham Activity

ARRL flag“The ARRL has asked a Massachusetts company that plans to conduct experimental transmissions over wide portions of the HF spectrum either to avoid Amateur Radio allocations or to announce the times and frequencies of their transmissions in advance. The FCC last fall granted MITRE Corporation of Bedford, Massachusetts, a 2-year Part 5 Experimental License, WH2XCI, to operate 21 transmitters at 10 fixed New York and Massachusetts sites. MITRE plans to test wideband HF communication techniques on a variety of bands between 2.5 MHz and 16 MHz.” [Full story]

 

 

 

TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS JANUARY 2015

 

MASS STM REPORT Jan-15
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 31 111 196 656 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Inactive
WARPSN 4 8 79 na N1IQI
HHTN 20 0 41 169 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM M-F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 94 135 585 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 28 14 95 225 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 28 7 310 476 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 18 3 152 184 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 132 na W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 484 426 6 916 X
N1IQI 0 140 332 4 476
N1TF 1 82 104 7 194
KB1WXC 1 30 34 7 72
N1LKJ 0 31 13 0 44
KC1CIC 2 11 13 10 36
AC7RB 0 5 10 5 20
W1PLK 0 6 3 2 11
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
KC1CIC 21 24 0 25 0 0 70
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA

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7 Feb Springfield VT CVFMA.org @VFW @8-12           Steve N1QDT 802 885 8110 A

7 Feb Agusta ME AARA @ClbCalumet                     Bill K1NIT 207 512 0312 A

14 Feb Marlborough MA AARC @MS $5@9 $20/T@6:30  Bef 9 Tim KA1OS 508 919 6136 W

15 Feb Westford MA NEARC RadioXLVI 8AM@Regency antique    Bruce 603 772 7516 F  

28 Feb S Burlington VT RAoNVt @ HI I89 x14           Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589 W

7 Mar Chicopee MA MtTomARA @MooseLodge @8:30 S@6:30  Mary KB1ME 413 222 1990     

8 Mar Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall $6@9 $20/T   Richie K2KNB 516 694 4937 W

14 Mar Dayville CT ECARA @StJosephCh $3@8A $10/T    Peter K1LNX 401 603 1485    

15 Mar Southington CT SARA $5@8A @HS $20/T@6:15     John WA1JKR 860 621 8791 A

22 Mar Henniker NH CVRC @CommSch                      Don N1ZIH 603 707 7696 W

27,28 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada @8        Ivan N1OXA 207 784 0350   

11,12 Apr Wakefield MA Photographica @AmericalCtr ~photo~  John 781 592 2553  

11 Apr Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM             John 860 673 0518  

18 Ap S Portland ME PAWA @Am Legion                 Bryce K1GAX 207 415 0498 A+

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19 April Cambridge MA           Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F
                      Third Sunday April thru October    

25 Apr Brookline,NH NEARC Antique $5@8:30 $10@7:30        Bruce 603 772 7516 W

1,2 May Deerfield NH NEARfest XVII @FG               Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 R   

9 May E Greenbush NY EGARA @FireCo $6@8 $6/T@6       Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 W

17 May Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F  

30 May Goshen CT SoBARC @FG $5@8                     Stan W2VID 518 398 7003 W+ 

31 May Fishkill NY MtBARC $5@8 S$5@7 @QWL DnSTCorr  Adam KC2DAA 845 849 3666 W+

31 May Sorel-Tracy PQ STARC $8@7 $15/T@6             Luc VE2DEW 450 743 8676 R+

6 June Hermon ME PSARA @8 @HS TG@6:30               Jerry K1GUP 207 848 3400    

6 June  Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Outdoor    John 860 673 0518  

21 June Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F  

19 July Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F  

16 Aug Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F

21,23 Aug Boxboro MA FEMARA NE Conv                  Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 A  

30 Aug Adams MA NoBARC @BoweFld 6:30sell 7:30buy    Eric KA1SUN 413 743 9975    

5 Sept Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Outdoor     John 860 673 0518  

13 Sept Ballston Spa NY SCRACES @FG $10@7         Darlene N2XQG 518 587 2385    

13 Sept Newtown CT CARA @TownHall$5@8:30              Ron AB1RJ 203 938 7007  

19 Sept Forestdale RI RIAFMRS @VFW $5/Sp@8           Pete AA1PL 401 639 4484    

20 Sept Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F  

26 Sep Brookline,NH NEARC Antique $5@8:30 $10@7:30        Bruce 603 772 7516 W

17,18 Oct Wakefield MA Photographica @AmericalCtr ~photo~  John 781 592 2553    

16,17 Oct Deerfield NH NEARfest XVIII @FG            Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235  

17 Oct Longueuil PQ CRARivSud $7@9 $10/T@6            Noel VE2BR 450 691 2009 R+

18 Oct Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F

25 Oct Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall $6@9 $20/T  Richie K2KNB 516 694 4937 W

5 Dec  Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor      John 860 673 0518  

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New England Area  Ham - Electronic  Flea Market  ***  DATES  ***     P4
Links to New England Hamfest Web Sites                (c) 2013 W1GSL
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Cambridge MA    Flea at MIT     http://www.swapfest.us

Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP     http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg/

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv    http://www.boxboro.org/

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC  http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest.htm

Dartmouth MA    SEMARA          http://www.semara.org/flea.htm

Falmouth MA     FARA            http://www.falara.org/

FeedingHills MA MTARA           http://www.mtara.org/

Framingham MA   FARA            http://www.fara.org/
                                http://www.n1em.org             

Marlboro MA     AARC            http://www.qsl.net/n1em/2015FleaFlier.pdf     +

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction    http://www.wara64.org/auction/

Rockport MA     CAARA           www.caara.net

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA          http://www.semara.org/

Wakefield MA    Photographica   http://www.phsne.org/

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/

Whately MA      FranklinCARC    http://www.fcarc.org/news.htm

Worcester MA    WPI ACM         http://acm.wpi.edu/swapmeet/

Dayville CT     ECARA           http://www.qsl.net/k1muj/

Gales Ferry CT  RASON           http://www.rason.org/

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC     	http://www.qsl.net/tricityarc/               +

Goshen CT       SBARC           http://www.w1baa.org/

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th      http://www.arrl.org/convention-volunteers  

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf    http://www.newsvhf.com/             
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA            http://www.pvra.net                 

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
        was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL            http://www.narlhamfest.org/

Newtown CT      CARA            http://www.cararadioclub.org/              +

North Haven CT                  http://www.yankeehamfest.com

Southington CT  SARA            http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm

Vernon CT       NARC            http://hamfest.na1rc.org/

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus   http://vrcmct.org/

Agusta ME       AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Alexander ME    StCVARC          http://stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub.org

Hermon ME       PSARC           http://n1me.org/index.php?pr=Hamfest

Lewiston ME     AARC      http://www.w1npp.org/pages/meconvention2015.html        
  
S. Portland ME  PAWA            http://www.qsl.net/pawa/hamfest.html

St. Albans ME   PARC            http://www.qsl.net/parc/hamfest/hamfest.html

Thomaston ME    PBARC           http://penbayarc.org/

Windsor ME      AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest       http://www.near-fest.com/

Henniker NH     CVRC            http://k1bke.org/

Londonderry NH  IRS             www.irs.nhradio.org/

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC           http://www.w1mwv.com

Rochester NH    GBRA            http://www.w1fz.org/

Bergen NJ       BARA            http://www.bara.org/

Sussex NJ       SCARC    http://www.scarcnj.org/www.scarcnj.org/flyer_2007.htm

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES         http://k2dll.net/

Fishkill NY     MtBARC          http://www.wr2abb.org/          +
   was LaGrangeville
 
Lake Placid NY  NNY ARA  http://www.northnet.org/nnyham/hamfest_flyer2004.htm

Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES        http://www.tobares.org/hamfest.html

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA         http://www.gsbarc.org/Hamfest.htm

Long Island NY  LIMARC          http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm

Middletown NY   OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Queens NY       Hall of Science http://www.hosarc.org/

Rensselaer NY   E Greenbush ARA http://www.w2egb.org/

Rochester NY    AWA             http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Rochester NY    RARA            http://www.rochesterham.org/hamfest.htm

Wallkill NY     OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC    http://users.ids.net/~newsm/dates.html

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS          http://www.qsl.net/riafmrs/Auction.html

Woonsocket RI   BVARC           www.w1ddd.org

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv  http://www.ranv.org/hamcon.html
   Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC           http://www.starc.org/

Springfield VT  CVFMA           http://www.cvfma.org/

Moncton NB      TCARC           http://www.ve9tca.org/

Quispamsis NB   LCARC           http://www.lcarc.ca/

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD       http://www.raqi.ca/ve2crd/hamfest/index.html

Greenwood PQ    GARC            www.greenwoodarc.org

Laval PQ        CRALL           http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MARC            http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/fest.html

Montreal PQ     WIARC           http://www.wiarc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC         http://www.ve2clm.ca/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=120

Montreal PQ     UMS             http://www.ve2ums.ca/agenda/pub_2007_hamf.pdf

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T          http://www.hamfest.qc.ca/

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ          http://raqi.ca/ve2csq/

St Therese PQ   CRALL           http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/hamfest2002.htm

Summerside PEI  SPARC      http://www.summersidearc.com/fleamarket2009.htm

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Halifax NS      HARC            http://www.halifax-arc.org/

Timonium MD     GBHC            http://www.gbhc.org/

Montreal Area   MARC List       http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/festcal.html

Canada          RAC List        http://rac.eton.ca/events/upcoming.php

Phila. Area     VARA List       http://www.qsl.net/w2vtm/hamfest.html

USA             ARRL List       http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html

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