Next Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday 2/6/16 at 10 AM – No Net for January 2016

Good Morning,

The first Eastern Mass Hospital Net for 2016 will be held on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 10:00 AM.  There will not be a net on Saturday, January 2nd.

We are always looking for more groups or organizations to take Net Control duties.  Please let us know if you are interested in running the net on February 6th and we will send you the list of repeaters that are available and the net pre-amble.



John Barbuto


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

South Weymouth, MA 02190

HF RACES net on Monday December 7th 2015

Report of HF RACES net on Dec. 7, 2015:
Frequency:  3933 KHz
Start: 6:55  End: 7:01

Next net is scheduled for Jan 4

The following stations checked in:

WC1MAA Region 1 Tewksbury
KB1TJI Jeff Marden Walpole
KB1VXY John Iwuc Hopkinton
W1IDZ Leon Berman Wrentham
WA1EMA Acushnet EMA Office
K1LMY Frank Morrisino East Longmeadow

My thanks to everyone who checked in.

Reminder:  next net is Monday Jan. 4.

Don Rolph

Reminder: Monthly EMA ARES Net 12/7 8:30pm

Hello to all….

A reminder that the monthly ARES Net for December is rapidly approaching. The monthly ARES Net for December is Monday the 7th, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. This is after the MEMA Nets earlier in the evening. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1:

Make this first Monday of the month, “Emergency Communications Night” and check into your local RACES Net and then check into the ARES Net on the MMRA Repeater System. We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net.

We will have several interesting announcements for the net that evening and we look forward to everyone’s participation. Updates will be posted via email and on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Web Site at

Thanks for your continued support of ARES!

Marek Kozubal, KB1NCG
EMA Section Emergency Coordinator

Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday December 5th, 2015 at 10 AM EST

Hello Everyone,

Net Control for the December 5, 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. Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
3. Marshfield 145.390 Tone 67.0

Simplex 147.42

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 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.

John Barbuto

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