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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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]

 

 

 

Read More

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
Read More

New England Area Flea Markets 02-03-15

New England Area   Ham - Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***    2015 P 1 of 2

All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

*******************************************************************************
2015 Contact Source
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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+

*******************************************************************************
LAST UPDATE 2-3-15 de W1GSL http://swapfest.us P 1
List is normally updated twice a month - look for the latest version
*******************************************************************************
Additions/ Corrections via e-Mail w1gsl@mit.edu <- SUBSCRIBE
US Mail W1GSL POB 397082 MIT Br Cambridge MA 02139
(c)2015 W1GSL unlimited reproduction permitted in entirety

					Read More