Tech Class at Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC, Starting January 11, 2017

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC logoRay Cord, K2TGX writes on the SMH ARC list:

If you know of anyone looking to get their Technician Ham License. Gary KB1KA will be starting a class on Wednesday Jan 11th at 7:00PM – 9:30PM in Conference Room A,B,C at the Hospital. It will run for 9 weeks and will end with a test session. There is no cost for the class but the student must buy the class text /workbook for $30.00

Interested people may email Gary directly at




Winter has come, the first snow has fallen and the temperatures are plunging. Christmas music is everywhere, shops are filled with people, and the airwaves are humming with radiograms full of holiday cheer.  Have you tried this unique way of connecting with family and friends?  I’m sure they would be surprised and delighted to hear.

I’m happy to say the Boston Amateur Radio Club has been working on their repeater, and the East Mass Two Meter Traffic Net is finally back home on the 145.230 repeater where it has resided for many years.  Our many thanks to the members of BARC for all their efforts.

The November traffic stats are listed below.  If you are an ORS remember to send your SAR and PSHR reports to Greg KC1CIC.  If you are not yet an ORS (Official Relay Station) and have been handling traffic, ask Marcia KW1U about getting this ARRL field appointment.

Best wishes to all for the holiday season.
73, Marcia KW1U


EM2MN 30 142 184 617 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 15 37 119 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
HHTN 17 25 51 203 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM Su,M,W,F
CITN 13 19 40 195 N1SYC 147.375 7:30PM Tu,Th,Sat
MARI 30 60 123 450 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 30 17 215 269 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 30 5 360 510 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 29 5 184 190 N1YCW 146.91 1PM Daily
WMEN 3 0 84 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
N1IQI 0 286 557 4 847 X
KW1U 0 302 280 5 587 X
KC1CIC 0 82 77 18 177
N1TF 0 46 57 12 115
N1LKJ 0 47 59 1 107
N1LAH 0 45 47 1 93
W1RVY 1 39 31 1 72
AC7RB 0 17 27 3 47
W1PLK 0 16 4 10 30
K1BML 0 4 0 4 8
AB1UF 2 1 3 0 6
PSHR (Min 70 Points) 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 20 0 10 120
N1TF 40 40 20 5 0 0 105
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
W1RVY 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
AC7RB 40 40 0 0 0 0 80
KW1U 1288 1055 2343
KC1CIC 41 48 89
KC1EGK 5 13 18
W1RVY 4 9 13

Reminder: Monthly EMA ARES Net 12/5 8:30pm

…Please read below as we will be requesting new information after checkin on the net…

Hello to all…

We will be resuming our monthly ARES Net in December. The monthly ARES Net for December is Monday the 5th, 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.

As part of our relationship with MARS and our own situational awareness gathering we will be asking for any known infrastructure issues that you are aware of. The information must either be personally observed, or obtained “over the air” via amateur radio. Items considered to be infrastructure include but are not limited to: electrical power, water, medical facilities, sanitation, communications, and transportation. Examples of failure would be: small or large area power failure, water main breaks, hospitals’ ER closed, sewage issues, TV/radio station off the air (including public safety),  interstate highway or major road closed. No known issues are just as important as reporting failures.

Additionally we are interested in relay of any weather information from airport ATIS/ASOS stations that you can directly receive via radio. These stations broadcast continuously in the 120.000 – 138.000 MHz frequency range using amplitude modulation. Information from the ATIS should include airport, temperature, altimeter (barometer), wind, precipitation, and visibility.

A list of stations with their frequencies and a map can be found at:

A brief introduction to ATIS can be found at:
A more detailed introduction to ATIS/ASOS can be found at:

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

New England Area Flea Markets, November 28

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2016                                                    Contact          Source

3 Dec Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor       John 860 673 0518

2017                                                    Contact          Source

21 Jan Whitman MA WARC 9AM@KoC Rt18                       Chris 781 523 5010 F+

4 Feb Springfield VT CVFMA @VFW @8 B/Free $5/T        Dave K1ZS 603 446 7312  +

18 Feb Marlboro MA AARC $5@9@MidSchool $20/T          Tim KA1OS 508 919 6136 F+

25 Feb Chocorua NH WMARC @Runnels Hall              Greg KB1EZJ 603 759 6671 A+

26 Feb Hicksville NY LIMARC @LevitHall                  Richard 516 694 4937 A+

5 Mar Nashua NH NEARC RadioXLVIII antique $10@8@ Marriott      603 772 7516  F+

11 Mar Chicopee MA MtTomARA @Castle $5@8:30 S@6:30 Brian KC1BDF 860 478 6790 F+

31 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada   @8        Ivan N1OXA 207 784 0350  W

8 Ap Newton MA PHSNE Photographica Sat Only @AmLegion @9A  John 781 592 2553  +

8 Ap Hampton NH PCARC @Masonic  $5@8 $10/T@7          Mark K1RX 603 775 0220 F+

8 Apr LaSalle PQ MARC @RC Legion $5@9 $10/T@8:15      Jim VE2VE 514-990-1965 R+

15 April S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion               Bryce K1GAX 207 415 0498 A+

16 Apr Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+
                      Third Sunday April thru October

22 April Gales Ferry CT RASON @FireCo auction      Darryl WA1DD 860 443 7799  +

5-6 May Deerfield NH NEARFest XXI @FG                Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 W+

13 May E Greenbush NY EGARA  @FireCo                 Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A+

21 May Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

18 June Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

16 July Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

20 Aug Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

17 Sept Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

8,10 Sept Boxboro MA FEMARA NE Conv                  Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235

13-14 Oct Deerfield NH NEARFest XXII @FG             Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 W+

15 Oct Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

28 Oct Gales Ferry CT TCARC @FireCo auction        Darryl WA1DD 860 443 7799 W+

11 Nov Bourne MA FARA @UpperCC VoTech $5@9 $10/S@7  ralph N1YHS 508 548 0422  +

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Cambridge MA    Flea at MIT

Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP :-(

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC

Chicopee MA     MTARA 

Dartmouth MA    SEMARA

Falmouth MA     FARA  

Framingham MA   FARA  

Marlboro MA     AARC  

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction

Rockport MA     CAARA 

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA

Wakefield MA    Photographica

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC
moved to Nashua NH                                                       +

Whately MA      FranklinCARC

Whitman MA      WARC                       +

Worcester MA    WPI ACM

Dayville CT     ECARA 

Gales Ferry CT  RASON 

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC 

Goshen CT       SBARC 

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA  

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv
        was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL  

Newtown CT      CARA  

North Haven CT        

Southington CT  SARA  

Vernon CT       NARC  

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus

Agusta ME       AARA  

Alexander ME    StCVARC

Hermon ME       PSARC 

Lewiston ME     AARC       +

S. Portland ME  PAWA  

St. Albans ME   PARC  

Thomaston ME    PBARC 

Windsor ME      AARA  

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest

Hampton NH      PCARC 

Henniker NH     CVRC  

Londonderry NH  IRS   

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC 

Nashua NH       NEARC           www,                   +
was Westford MA

Rochester NH    GBRA  

Bergen NJ       BARA  

Sussex NJ       SCARC

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES

E Greenbush NY  E Greenbush ARA           +

Fishkill NY     MtBARC          +
   was LaGrangeville

Lake Placid NY  NNY ARA

Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA

Long Island NY  LIMARC

Middletown NY   OCARC 

Queens NY       Hall of Science

Rochester NY    AWA   

Rochester NY    RARA  

Wallkill NY     OCARC 

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS

Woonsocket RI   BVARC 

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv
   Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC 

Springfield VT  CVFMA 

Moncton NB      TCARC 

Quispamsis NB   LCARC 

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD

Greenwood PQ    GARC  

Laval PQ        CRALL 

Montreal PQ     MARC  

Montreal PQ     WIARC 

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC

Montreal PQ     UMS   

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ

St Therese PQ   CRALL 

Summerside PEI  SPARC

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Halifax NS      HARC  

Timonium MD     GBHC  

Montreal Area   MARC List

Canada          RAC List

Phila. Area     VARA List

USA             ARRL List

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Whitman ARC Winterfest, January 21, 2017

Whitman ARC logoMichael Bennett, KG1U writes:

Hi fellow Eastern Massachusetts amateur radio club officials. The Whitman, MA Amateur Radio Club, WARC, is proud to announce the first hamfest of 2017 on January 21, 2017, 9am to 1pm. In an effort to make this event a huge success, we would greatly appreciate that our event be shared with your members at your next regular meeting or in your next newsletter. In the event that either communication vehicle is not happening soon, please feel free to forward this communication via email to your members. Here is our flyer

It has all the necessary information. If your club or individual members wish to have a table please call 781-0523-5010 and leave a message or reply to this email. We will reply. We also realize that Mother Nature can have an impact on an activity such as this. The event will be indoors at the Whitman K of C and the parking lot will be plowed. Thanks in advance for helping make our event a success and if we can return the favor please let us know.

–The Winter Fest 2017 committee: Chris N1CFB, John KC1DWY, Mark KC1ACF, Kurt KC1EUJ, Mike WA1MAD