Cape Cod ARES Exercise Saturday 1/30/16 at 10am

Hello to all!

The Cape Cod and Islands District Amateur Radio Emergency Service will conduct a winter operations exercise on Saturday January 30th, starting at 10am, to test its capability in establishing communications with stations within its district and outside it under emergency conditions. The operational exercise called “Dark Shadows” will test the ability of several stations to communicate with a centrally located command station in Sandwich, MA. This will also be a drill to test some of our Hospital stations, primary EOC stations, shelters and other ARES member home stations.

Unlike many previous exercises, this one will also feature home stations prominently as they would be vital in keeping with the scenario being used for this exercise. The exercise will attempt to build upon the lessons learned from our past operational exercises. This time, we will not be concentrating mainly on expedient setup of equipment outdoors. We will be attempting to operate our gear using emergency power within our served agency communications centers, EOCs, primary stations and home stations. Emergency power will be the primary focus of our exercise.

Operations will be conducted over HF, VHF, and UHF radio using SSB and FM voice, and digital NBEMS/Fldigi. We are especially interested in out of area HF stations over NVIS and any long distance VHF/UHF abilities or relays.

The exercise document can be found here:
http://bit.ly/CCARES55

Marek Kozubal
EMA ARES SEC
kb1ncg@gmail.com

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MASS RHODE ISLAND PHONE NET REPORT

 

Summary report of the Massachusetts Rhode Island Phone Net

From October through December 2015 the net had:

  • Sessions: 38

  • Messages: 32

  • Total check-ins: 140

  • Different stations checking in: 22

Thank you for your participation and support, especially the support from section leadership and those hams who are personally unable to participate in the net.

73,

Ralph N1LAH, Net Manager

 

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MASS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2015

Winter finally made its way into New England and without all those outdoor chores set aside for now its a good time to stay indoors and play radio.  Anyone get new ham radio toys for Christmas?  Try them out and join us on one of the traffic nets, or try some digital message handling using Packet radio with several message boards serving Eastern Mass, including KW1U, N1XTB or K1CKK (Cape Cod).  See KW1U or KC1CIC for more information on how to get involved.  K1HEJ has compiled a traffic report for the VHF BBS at N1XTB-4 for the month of December.  This BBS handled 397 incoming and 397 outgoing messages.  More will follow on the digital scene in future months.

The Mass Rhode Island Phone Net has been picking up activity since its inception in the fall, thanks to the efforts of Manager Ralph N1LAH.  While this is a traffic net, there is also an informal component for socialization and discussion of subjects of interest to amateur radio.  Check it out at 6PM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on 3978 Khz plus or minus for QRM.  Remember to look around that frequency as the net is sometimes forced to move due to interference.

Heavy Hitters Traffic Net has also been picking up new check-ins, especially folks new to traffic handling who are looking for information.  While HHTN meets only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Minuteman Repeater Network at 10 PM, manager Joe W1HAI has decided to have informal sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the purpose of helping new and prospective traffic handlers with information on nets, message handling and NTS.  He has encouraged more “seasoned” traffic handlers to check in as well to help answer questions.  The first of these sessions has met already as of this writing and was well attended.  A good discussion followed and many questions were answered.  All are welcome to check in.  Bring your questions.

Below is the traffic report for the combined sections of East and West Mass for both November and December.  My apologies for not getting the November report on the website last month.  Many of you did see that report sent out via email.  Thanks to all for your support of the nets.

 

 

MASS STM REPORT

Dec – 15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 31 85 178 586 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 14 7 51 129 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 69 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 3 60 142 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 31 205 115 734 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 27 21 183 266 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 25 6 225 372 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 22 3 175 173 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 3 0 90 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su
















SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
N1IQI 0 198 438 4 640 X
KW1U 0 316 280 5 601 X
N1TF 0 116 147 16 279

KB1WXC 3 51 67 0 121

KC1CIC 6 29 31 13 79

AC7RB 0 35 71 3 109

N1LKJ 0 22 15 0 37

N1LAH 0 9 4 4 17

W1PLK 0 8 2 7 17











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KC1CIC 40 40 30 25 0 0 135
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 15 10 10 125
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 17 20 0 0 0 77
AC7RB 36 40 0 0 0 0 76
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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MASS STM REPORT

Nov-15











NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM

EM2MN 29 81 165 551 N1SYC 145.23 ** 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 12 20 45 140 N1LAH 3978 Khz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 5 10 72 NA N1IQI

HHTN 13 9 56 135 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM M,W,F
CITN No Report


N2JWW 147.375 7:30PM Daily
MARI 30 189 131 749 KW1U 3565 Khz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 25 6 144 189 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 26 4 208 312 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 19 3 115 114 N1YCW 146.91 1PM M-F
WMEN 5 0 158 NA W1JWN 3944 Khz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report


N2JWW 3945 Khz 8:45 Su








**Note due to problems with Boston repeater EM2MN meeting on 146.67 PL 146.2 except






Tuesdays on 146.865 PL 103.5














SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 356 316 4 676 X
N1IQI 0 174 299 4 477

N1TF 1 96 131 8 236

AC7RB 0 47 85 2 134

KC1CIC 1 39 43 11 94

KB1WXC 1 34 41 1 77

N1LKJ 0 20 23 3 46

N1LAH 0 12 12 4 28

W1PLK 0 1 0 1 2











PSHR 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 20 0 0 130
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
KB1WXC 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 28 38 20 0 0 0 86
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
N1LKJ 24 40 10 0 0 0 74
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED








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