Eric Williams, KV1J writes on the Algonquin ARC list:
We had perfect weather today and great support for another successful joint Hudson-Marlborough Household Hazardous Waste Collection day! Everything went smoothly with the usual rush in the beginning that stayed at a steady flow for the first 3 hours. The total was 432 cars, 33 more than last Fall’s event. Marlborough had 246 vehicles and Hudson had 186. We used the new Kenwood UHF portables. We share the frequency with a regional public service communications in Worcester county. We could also hear their communications and they were also conducting a Hazardous Waste Collection day so it made it interesting. I’ll see if I can add a PL tone squelch to the radio programming to eliminate that in the future.
We were under the able leadership of Ted Scott, Marlborough DPW. Thanks to the following volunteers from the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club and the Marlborough Emergency Management Team:
Ann Weldon KA1PON
Frank McInnis K1IX
Tim Ikeda KA1OS
Rich Landau W1IBN
James Houston AB1YQ
Joe Reynolds KA1GDQ
Eric Williams KV1J
Also thanks to Kelli Calo and Eddie St Louis from the Hudson Heath Department and Bill Dunbar from the Marlborough Conservation Commission.
Communications Officer – Marlborough EMA