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



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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 …

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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

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New England Area Flea Markets, November 28

New England Area   Ham - Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***    2016 P 1 of 2

All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~

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

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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

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