Amended: Limited Volunteer Positions Still Available for Boston Marathon, April 20, 2015

Mark Richards, K1MGY writes on PART list:

The Boston Marathon is one of the most visible events for Amateur Radio in New England, and perhaps the country. As of today there are 276 of your fellow Amateur Radio licensees volunteering their time and skills to keep the medical logistics and reporting operations working at top efficiency to support the 30,000 runners expected in 2015.

However, 276 radio operators is just barely sufficient — we’d like a few more. If you are interested and available for a full day of high-value public service, please let me know. If you are possibly interested but have some questions before deciding, please ask me those questions; I’ll do my best to get you answers.

The official BAA volunteer registration deadline has long passed. The BAA is working with us to get a few more hams into the system. This window won’t be open for long, so please do not hesitate too long if you are going to consider this request.

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04/04/15:

The BAA Boston Marathon needs three (3) additional Amateur Radio communications volunteers for the COURSE segment of the event.  These openings are at the Net Control Operations Centre, and in one or more Medical Stations.

The Boston Marathon is one of the most visible events for Amateur Radio in New England, and perhaps the country.  As of today there are 273 of your fellow Amateur Radio licensees volunteering their time and skills to keep the medical logistics and reporting operations working at top efficiency to support the 30,000 runners expected in 2015.

However, 273 radio operators is just barely sufficient to staff our comprehensive communications plan — we’d like a few more.  If you are interested and available for a full day of high-value public service, please let me know.  If you are possibly
interested but have some questions before deciding, please ask me those questions; I’ll do my best to get you answers.

The official BAA volunteer registration deadline has long passed.  The BAA is working with us to get a few more Hams into the system.  This window won’t be open for long, so please do not hesitate too long if you are going to consider this request.

/Mark Richards
K1MGY

Mark Richards
29 Juniper
Littleton, MA 01460
617 592 4392
kmalittl1@gmail.com
k1mgy@arrl.net
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YCCC Open House Meeting, April 12, 2015

The Yankee Clipper Contest Club will hold an open house meeting on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1-4:30 PM at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566.

Presentations will include: “Whats the Best HF Transceiver for Me? -A Radio Selection Strategy” by K1LI and others; and “Antenna Selection and Design- What’s Important” by Joe Reisert, W1JR.

See the meeting flyer for additional information.

YCCC is a club of over 350 members who are interested in contesting.

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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR EAST AND WEST MASS FEBRUARY 2015

 

MASS STM REPORT Feb-15
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM
EM2MN 28 94 163 573 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN Inactive
WARPSN 4 8 88 NA N1IQI
HHTN 15 0 23 102 N1LUM MMRA Rptrs 10PM M-F
CITN No Report N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 28 97 112 489 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 26 14 130 244 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 26 6 265 390 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 19 4 160 177 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 4 0 120 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 515 464 2 981 X
N1IQI 0 150 235 4 389
N1TF 1 103 120 9 233
KB1WXC 7 47 51 7 112
N1UMJ 3 60 5 2 70
KC1CIC 1 15 20 13 49
W1PLK 0 5 1 3 9
PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
N1UMJ 40 40 20 40 0 10 150
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 10 0 5 0 95
KC1CIC 24 28 10 15 0 0 77
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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DAVID SPALDING N1LUM SK

It is with great sadness that I relay to you that our Dave Spalding N1LUM suffered a heart attack and became a silent key on March 3, 2015.

Dave was an active participant on the two meter traffic nets, serving as net control and message relay station, as well as manager of Heavy Hitters Traffic Net (HHTN).  He was also active on VHF packet handling messages via that means as well.  Dave was 55 years old. It was a great shock, and he will be sorely missed.  May he rest in peace. Below is a link to his obituary.

73, Marcia KW1U, Section Traffic Manager

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/norwichbulletin/obituary.aspx?n=david-spalding&pid=174355035

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Massasoit ARA Special Event Station Aboard USS Massachusetts

The Providence Journal featured a story, “Fall River demonstration shows ‘ham radio’ still important in age of Internet” about the Massasoit Amateur Radio Association’s special event operation March 7 in Fall River. Using the call sign W1BSA, amateurs made contacts around the world to demonstrate Amateur Radio for the Boy Scouts and the general public at the USS Massachusetts museum ship. [Full story]

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