Hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here. After a rather summer-like fall we are finally seeing some wintry weather but the holidays have stealthily crept up on us. It would sure be nice to see some holiday greeting radiograms on our traffic nets. I hope folks will consider this unique way of letting families and friends know you are thinking of them. It is always nice to see newcomers handling messages on the nets and we welcome Peter KC1HHO to those ranks of traffic handlers. Peter is in Quincy and I’m sure he would like to see some messages coming …Read More
“Pi” K1RV writes:
The K1USN Radio Club will once again be on the air to celebrate Veterans Day as we take time to show our appreciation for those who have served; as well as their family members.
Local hams are invited to visit us in Braintree, MA at 85 Quincy Ave.
Our operating frequencies will be:
SSB – 3860, 7260, 14260, 18160, 21360, 24960, 28360 and 50160.
CW – 3539, 7039, 10109, 14039, 18079, 21039, 24899, 28039 and 50109.
IRLP – NODE # 4086 ( AE1TH 442.500 118.8 P/L in Braintree, MA )
K1USN QSL cards will be available for all contacts with K1USN.
Send # 10 SASE to K1RV or DX stations QSL via bureau.
QSL via K1RV
Contact: Pi – K1RV
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_tr
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