JOIN US AT THE ARRL CONVENTION – BOXBORO MA SEPTEMBER 8 – 10

The ARRL New England convention will be held Friday through Sunday September 8 – 10 in Boxboro MA.

While we have not planned a table this year, there will be a “Meet and Greet” get-together at 1:00 PM Saturday September 9 in the Board Room for all traffic handlers and anyone interested in the handling of formal message traffic.  Meet traffic handlers from all over New England and have an opportunity to talk about your questions and concerns regarding NTS, traffic nets and message handling in general.  Hope to see you there.

73, Marcia KW1U, STM East and West Mass

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JULY 2017

MA STM REPORT JULY 2017
NET SESSIONS QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
EM2MN 30 86 173 541 KC1CIC 145.23 8 PM Daily
MARIPN 13 6 41 101 N1LAH 3978 KHz 6PM Tu,Th,Sa
WARPSN 5 10 88 NA N1IQI 147.225 8:30AM Su
HHTN 18 25 55 177 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 10PM Su,M,W,F
CITN 20 5 57 222 N1SYC 147.375 7:30PM M,T,T, F,Sa
MARI 31 86 109 430 KW1U 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 24 9 122 240 KK1X 146.97 9PM Daily
WMTN C1 29 3 319 464 N1QOV 146.91 10AM Daily
WMTN C2 27 6 179 160 N1YCW 146.91 1PM Daily
WMEN 5 2 112 NA W1JWN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN No Report N2JWW 3945 KHz 8:45 Su
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL
KW1U 0 237 232 2 471
N1IQI 0 48 222 4 274
N1LKJ 0 37 53 2 92
KC1CIC 0 57 23 7 87
N1TF 1 30 38 9 78
W1RVY 1 22 29 1 53
N1LAH 0 27 17 5 49
AB1UF 0 11 32 2 45
N1SYC 5 9 20 4 38
W1PLK 0 4 3 3 10
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
KC1CIC 40 40 30 10 0 0 120
N1TF 40 40 30 5 0 0 115
N1SYC 40 30 20 15 0 0 105
W1RVY 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1LAH 40 40 20 0 0 0 100
N1IQI 40 40 0 10 0 10 100
N1LKJ 40 26 10 0 0 0 76
AB1UF 33 40 0 0 0 0 73
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL
KW1U 727 787 1514
N1IQI 48 222 270
KC1CIC 19 7 26
W1RVY 0 6 6
KC1EGK 0 4 4
KC1ETB 0 0 0
BPL = 500 POINTS EARNED
MARCIA FORDE STM MA
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Cape Cod and Islands ARES Summer Exercise #59 – Saturday 8/12/17 – 10AM-Noon – All Eastern Massachusetts ARES Participants Welcome

Hello to all…

The Cape Cod and Islands ARES group will be having their summer exercise on Saturday August 12th, 2017 from 1000 AM to Noon. All Eastern Massachusetts ARES and licensed Amateurs are welcome to participate in the exercise. The exercise plan can be seen at the following link:

http://ares.ema.arrl.org/local/CCARESdrill59Doc08-09-17.pdf

Special thanks to WQ1O-Frank O’Laughlin, Cape Cod & Islands ARES District Emergency Coordinator for setting up this exercise!

Regards,

Marek Kozubal (KB1NCG)

Eastern Massachusetts ARES SEC

Rob Macedo (KD1CY)

Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant SEC

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: AMATEUR RADIO PARITY ACT (ARPA)

August 8, 2017

Dear ARRL Member: Based on feedback I’ve received, it seems to me that some members still don’t fully understand certain features of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) and what it is meant to do. To make things clearer, we have developed an FAQ in the format of questions and answers. Please take a few minutes and read the FAQ to learn more about the ARPA.

Here is the direct link: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Regulatory/The%20Amateur%20Radio%20Parity%20Act%20FAQ.pdf

Here is another link with additional information: http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act

Thanks to those of you who have written your Senators in support of the ARPA. If you have not done so, please do so by clicking on the link below. It only takes a minute.

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-us-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Thanks. Let’s keep the effort moving!

73,

Rick – K5UR
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Rick Roderick, K5UR
President
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio®

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Jimmy Fund Walk, BAA Half Marathon Events This Fall

Brett Smith, AB1RL writes:

With August here and summer winding down, I’m starting to turn my attention to our fall public service events. I wanted to make sure you know about the dates and start gauging early interest.

The first is the Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, September 24. This is the Jimmy Fund’s annual fundraising walk along the Boston Marathon route. There are positions available to work with a medical team at each rest stop along the route, so there’s a variety of locations and volunteer times available. Tell your friends, too—we’re really eager to build up the team size for this year, especially along the earlier parts of the route. If you’re interested, all you have to do is let me know by e-mail, and I’ll get you on the roster.

The second is the BAA Half Marathon on Sunday, October 8. As usual for BAA events, we’ll work with medical teams at different points along the route to provide them with any necessary communication, including EMS dispatch requests if necessary. Volunteer registration for this event will be through the BAA’s web site, and it will open up on Tuesday, August 15. You’ll get an announcement from them, and me, when that happens.

Your work at these events really makes a difference. At both of these events in recent years, we’ve handled emergency dispatch calls to get participants, and sometimes even spectators, prompt treatment. Those calls wouldn’t be as quick or as effective without the communications expertise you bring by showing up. Please join us to make a couple more events that much more successful.

If you have questions about either event, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll be on vacation next week, so I might be slow to respond, but I will get back to you.

Thanks for all that you do, and 73,

If interested, please contact:
Brett Smith, AB1RL ab1rl-pubserv@brettcsmith.org
Public Service Coordinator, Boston Amateur Radio Club

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