The December issue of QNI Newsletter, an independant newsletter published by WB8SIW, is now available. See “QNI NEWSLETTER LINK on left side of this page. This newsletter is dedicated to NTS and emergency communications and contains a number of interesting articles, which in this issue includes information on the NTSD link with Europe. Check it out at the new website http://qni-newsletter.net/.
As noted below, until further notice the EM2MN is currently operating on the Quincy repeater, 146.67 Mhz PL 146.2 every evening at 8 PM except Tuesdays. On Tuesdays it will operate on the Sharon repeater 146.865 Mhz PL 103.5.
Summer has wound down and leaves have mostly fallen. I hope everyone has those antennas ready for winter. With the change of seasons band conditions have also improved on HF. The newly reactivated MARIPN is finding they are hearing more distant stations, which unfortunately has made it more difficult to find a nitch for the net. Net manager Ralph N1LAH has suggested folks tune up and down at least 5 Khz either way from the published frequency to look for the net. The afternoon region net on the other hand is finding folks around the region can now hear one another, so hopefully participation will pick up again.
The Boston repeater has been having problems again. The folks at BARC are aware and plan to make repairs when they are able to do so. Meanwhile, until further notice and thanks to the effort of ASTM Greg KC1CIC, we have permission to use the Quincy repeater, 146.67 Mhz, PL 146.2 every evening except Tuesday. Tuesdays the net will run on the Sharon repeater, 146.865 Mhz PL 103.5. After polling our regular checkins Greg found that most folks are able to get into the Quincy repeater.
To those Friday evening visitors to the EM2MN you have no doubt noticed the absence of Joe O’Brien K1LCQ. Joe has been Friday NCS for many years and always very dependable. Unfortunately Joe ran into some health complications and has been off the air. We have been informed he is on the mend and hopes to be back soon. We wish Joe the very best.
Follows the October report for both East and West Mass. Thanks to all for your support.
|MASS STM REPORT||Oct-15|
|EM2MN||31||41||153||464||N1SYC||145.23||8 PM Daily|
|MARIPN||12||5||44||104||N1LAH||3978 Khz||6PM Tu, Th, Sa|
|HHTN||12||20||65||188||W1HAI||MMRA Rptrs||10PM M,W,F|
|CITN||No Report||N2JWW||147.375||7:30PM Daily|
|MARI||31||155||127||611||KW1U||3565 Khz||7PM Daily|
|WMTN C1||28||4||252||392||N1QOV||146.91||10AM Daily|
|WMTN C2||20||5||149||168||N1YCW||146.91||1PM M-F|
|WMEN||4||0||103||NA||W1JWN||3944 Khz||8:30AM Su|
|NEPN||No Report||N2JWW||3945 Khz||8:45 Su|
|BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED|
|MARCIA FORDE STM MA|
Net Control for the November 7,2015 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be South
Shore Hospital. The net will commence at the usual time of 10 am using the following repeaters in the order listed.
1. Plymouth 146.685 tone 82.5
2. Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9
3. Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0
The Net will than 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
c/o Volunteer Services
55 Fogg Road,
South Weymouth, MA 02190
Rob Macedo, KD1CY writes:
There will be one SKYWARN Class this Fall and that will be in Belmont, Mass on Wednesday November 18th, 2015 from 7-930 PM. The details follow below:
Wednesday November 18th, 2015 – 7-930 PM
Belmont High School Auditorium
221 Concord Avenue
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration: None Required
Please spread the word about this SKYWARN Class for those interested in taking a session before the end of 2015. A new slate of SKYWARN Classes will be planned for the start of 2016.