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 kb1ka@cox.net.

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2016

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

 

MASS STM REPORT Nov-16
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 30 142 184 617 N1SYC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 15 37 119 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 4 8 68 NA N1IQI
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
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
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
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL
KW1U 1288 1055 2343
KC1CIC 41 48 89
KC1EGK 5 13 18
W1RVY 4 9 13
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA

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:

http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html


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: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/weather/asos/?state=MA

A brief introduction to ATIS can be found at: https://www.ivao.aero/training/documentation/books/PP_ADC_ATIS.pdf
A more detailed introduction to ATIS/ASOS can be found at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/ASOS-book.pdf

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 http://ares.ema.arrl.org

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

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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     http://www.swapfest.us

Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP :-(    http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg/

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv    http://www.boxboro.org/

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC  http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest.htm

Chicopee MA     MTARA           http://www.mtara.org/

Dartmouth MA    SEMARA          http://www.semara.org/flea.htm

Falmouth MA     FARA            http://www.falara.org/

Framingham MA   FARA            http://www.fara.org/
                                http://www.n1em.org

Marlboro MA     AARC            http://www.qsl.net/n1em/

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction    http://www.wara64.org/auction/

Rockport MA     CAARA           www.caara.net

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA          http://www.semara.org/

Wakefield MA    Photographica   http://www.phsne.org/

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/
moved to Nashua NH                                                       +

Whately MA      FranklinCARC    http://www.fcarc.org/news.htm

Whitman MA      WARC            http://www.wa1npo.org                     +

Worcester MA    WPI ACM         http://acm.wpi.edu/swapmeet/

Dayville CT     ECARA           http://www.qsl.net/k1muj/

Gales Ferry CT  RASON           http://www.rason.org/

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC           http://www.qsl.net/tricityarc/

Goshen CT       SBARC           http://www.w1baa.org/

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th      http://www.arrl.org/convention-volunteers

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf    http://www.newsvhf.com/
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA            http://www.pvra.net

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
        was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL            http://www.narlhamfest.org/

Newtown CT      CARA            http://www.cararadioclub.org/

North Haven CT                  http://www.yankeehamfest.com

Southington CT  SARA            http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm

Vernon CT       NARC            http://hamfest.na1rc.org/

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus   http://vrcmct.org/

Agusta ME       AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Alexander ME    StCVARC          http://stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub.org

Hermon ME       PSARC           http://n1me.org/index.php?pr=Hamfest

Lewiston ME     AARC      http://www.w1npp.org/pages/meconvention2017.html       +

S. Portland ME  PAWA            http://www.qsl.net/pawa/hamfest.html

St. Albans ME   PARC            http://www.qsl.net/parc/hamfest/hamfest.html

Thomaston ME    PBARC           http://penbayarc.org/

Windsor ME      AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest       http://www.near-fest.com/

Hampton NH      PCARC           http://www.w1wqm.org

Henniker NH     CVRC            http://k1bke.org/

Londonderry NH  IRS             www.irs.nhradio.org/

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC           http://www.w1mwv.com

Nashua NH       NEARC           www,nearc.net                   +
was Westford MA

Rochester NH    GBRA            http://www.w1fz.org/

Bergen NJ       BARA            http://www.bara.org/

Sussex NJ       SCARC    http://www.scarcnj.org/www.scarcnj.org/flyer_2007.htm

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES         http://k2dll.net/

E Greenbush NY  E Greenbush ARA http://www.w2egb.org/           +

Fishkill NY     MtBARC          http://www.wr2abb.org/          +
   was LaGrangeville

Lake Placid NY  NNY ARA  http://www.northnet.org/nnyham/hamfest_flyer2004.htm

Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES        http://www.tobares.org/hamfest.html

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA         http://www.gsbarc.org/Hamfest.htm

Long Island NY  LIMARC          http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm

Middletown NY   OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Queens NY       Hall of Science http://www.hosarc.org/

Rochester NY    AWA             http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Rochester NY    RARA            http://www.rochesterham.org/hamfest.htm

Wallkill NY     OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC    http://users.ids.net/~newsm/dates.html

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS          http://www.qsl.net/riafmrs/Auction.html

Woonsocket RI   BVARC           www.w1ddd.org

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv  http://www.ranv.org/hamcon.html
   Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC           http://www.starc.org/

Springfield VT  CVFMA           http://www.cvfma.org/

Moncton NB      TCARC           http://www.ve9tca.org/

Quispamsis NB   LCARC           http://www.lcarc.ca/

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD       http://www.raqi.ca/ve2crd/hamfest/index.html

Greenwood PQ    GARC            www.greenwoodarc.org

Laval PQ        CRALL           http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MARC            http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/fest.html

Montreal PQ     WIARC           http://www.wiarc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC         http://www.ve2clm.ca/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=120

Montreal PQ     UMS             http://www.ve2ums.ca/agenda/pub_2007_hamf.pdf

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T          http://www.hamfest.qc.ca/

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ          http://raqi.ca/ve2csq/

St Therese PQ   CRALL           http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/hamfest2002.htm

Summerside PEI  SPARC      http://www.summersidearc.com/fleamarket2009.htm

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Halifax NS      HARC            http://www.halifax-arc.org/

Timonium MD     GBHC            http://www.gbhc.org/

Montreal Area   MARC List       http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/festcal.html

Canada          RAC List        http://rac.eton.ca/events/upcoming.php

Phila. Area     VARA List       http://www.qsl.net/w2vtm/hamfest.html

USA             ARRL List       http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html

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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

http://www.wa1npo.org/WinterFest2017.pdf

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