ARRL to Sponsor the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar, June 11, 2018

Rob Macedo, KD1CY writes on SKYWARN_Announce:
The ARRL will be sponsoring the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday 6/11/18 at 800 PM EDT. Details on how to register for this very interesting webinar can be seen at the following link:

The webinar will go through an overview of the historic 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, lessons learned from the season, key Amateur Radio group’s preparedness for the new season and how Amateur Radio operators and SKYWARN spotters can become involved. These Amateur Radio Groups include, WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, which is now in its 37th year of service, the Hurricane Watch Net, the VoIP Hurricane Net, SATERN (the Salvation Army Team Emergency Response Network) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Also, an Amateur Radio operator who is the Warning Preparedness Meteorologist at the Canadian Hurricane Centre will be giving the meteorological overview of the 2018 season.

We hope many folks can join the 2018 ARRL Hurricane Webinar!

PART of Westford Field Day 2018

PART of Westford logoPART Field Day Chairman George Allison, K1IG writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:

Field Day is just a little over two weeks away!
   – Dates: Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24.  Antenna setup is Friday, June 22, from noon to sunset.
   – Location: Concord Rod & Gun Club, 24 Strawberry Hill Road, Concord, MA
Field Day preparations are just about complete and it looks like this year’s event will be even better than last year’s!  We’ll have six stations up and running: CW, Phone, Digital, VHF, GOTA, and satellite, and of course, our award-winning meals in the clubhouse.  There may even be a few foxes hiding around the Field Day site.
Send an email to Bob, W1IS,, if you can be on the antenna setup team on Friday, June 24. You don’t have to be there for the entire time.
If anyone has a presentation or training lecture they’d like to present to the club at Field Day, let me know by return email.  We can schedule one or two presentations before Field Day operations begin on Saturday.
Full details of Field Day plans, including a schedule of events, station operating instructions, and the all-important safety briefing, will be presented at the PART meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at the Cameron Senior Center in Westford, starting at 7:30 PM.

Framingham ARA Field Day 2018

Framingham ARA logoSumner Weisman, W1VIV writes on the FARA mailing list:

The Framingham Amateur Radio Association (FARA) will hold their annual Field Day exercise this coming Saturday, June 23rd.   We have an excellent new location — the McAuliffe Library at 746 Water Street in Framingham, near the lights at Nobscot.  Look for us in the open area directly behind the library. 

Setup starts about 10:30 AM, and official operation will be from 2PM through 6 PM.  

Along with tables of operating radios, we will have a literature table for visitors.

Updated June 17, 2018

13 Colonies Special Event, July 1-7, 2018

13 Colonies Special Event CertificateARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ writes:

The annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place from Sunday, July 1st, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Saturday, July 7th, 12:00 Midnight Eastern (July 8th, 0400 UTC).

Participants are encouraged to contact as many of the original 13 Colonies as possible in that timeframe.  There are also two bonus stations: WM3PEN (Philadelphia, PA), and GB13COL (Durham, England).  A nice certificate is available at the end of the event.

Each colony has its own callsign and list of operators.  Massachusetts is K2H.  If you are interested in being a K2H operator, contact Bob (K1KVV) at radioevents [at] semara [dot] org so he can put you on the official operators list.  One must hold a General Class license, or higher, and should plan to operate from their home station.

This is a fun event and I hope a lot of you will participate. For more information:

High Altitude Balloon Launch, Nashua, New Hampshire, June 3, 2018

Nashua Area Radio Society high altitude balloon launch screenshotAnita Kemmerer, AB1QB writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:
The Nashua Area Radio Society will be launching a high altitude balloon tomorrow morning, June 3rd, from Hollis Brookline High School.  We are working with students from World Academy in Nashua, NH and Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, NH.  
Here is some information on how to track our flight:

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins


June 1, 2018

Today marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs through November, 2018.  To encourage preparedness for the next tropical storm or hurricane, MEMA issued the following press release earlier this morning.  Additionally, we also have included an update that the National Hurricane Center issued this morning on its resources and changes to its forecast products for this hurricane season.  



June 1, 2018


Christopher Besse, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

Start of Hurricane Season is a Reminder to Prepare



FRAMINGHAM, MA – Today, June 1st, marks the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs through November 30th.  While historically the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted our region occurred during the months of August and September, now is the time to begin preparing yourself, your family, your home and your business.  Throughout hurricane season, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will share important preparedness information to help residents be aware of, and prepare for, the impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seasonal outlook predicts a near, or above-normal number of hurricanes this season. Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one storm to severely impact an area.  In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene produced devastating flooding in Central and Western Massachusetts.  Irene was a reminder that hurricanes and tropical storms can impact the entire Commonwealth, not just coastal regions, and that all Massachusetts residents need to prepare for the possibility of hurricane impacts this season. To learn more about the hazards associated with hurricanes and tropical storms, visit MEMA’s hurricane webpage:

“Now is the time for all residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for the impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.  “As hurricane season begins, residents should learn if they live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone, make an emergency plan, assemble an emergency kit, and stay informed.”

Know Your Evacuation Zone

Massachusetts has defined hurricane evacuation zones, designated as Zone A, Zone B and Zone C, for areas of the state at risk for storm surge flooding associated with tropical storms or hurricanes. If evacuations are necessary because of a tropical storm or hurricane, local or state officials will use the hurricane evacuation zones to call for people living, working or vacationing in these areas to evacuate. Even areas not directly along a coastline may be at risk for storm surge flooding during a tropical storm or hurricane. Find out if you live, work or vacation in a hurricane evacuation zone by visiting the ‘Know Your Zone’ interactive map located on MEMA’s website at  


Make an Emergency Plan

Develop a plan with the members of your household to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in a tropical storm or hurricane. An emergency plan should include:

•                  Meeting Locations

•                  Emergency Contact Information

•                  Evacuation Plans

•                  Shelter-in-Place Plans

•                  Considerations for Family Members with Access and Functional Needs, and Pets

For more information, see:    

Build an Emergency Kit

Build an emergency kit containing items that will sustain you and your family in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power or unable to go to a store. Emergency kits are particularly important during hurricane season, as there is the threat of extended power outages, flooding, and impassable debris-covered roads. While it is important to customize your kit to meet the unique needs of you and your family, every emergency kit should include bottled water, food, a flashlight, a radio and extra batteries, a first aid kit, sanitation items, and clothing. Depending on your family’s needs, emergency kits should also include medications, extra eyeglasses, medical equipment and supplies, children’s items such as diapers and formula, food and supplies for pets and service animals, and other items you or your family members might need during a disaster. For a complete emergency kit checklist, visit:  

Stay Informed

Receiving advance warnings and timely emergency alerts and information from public officials  is critical to staying safe during a tropical storm or hurricane. Every family should have multiple methods for receiving emergency alerts. Learn more about different types of alerting and information tools including the Massachusetts Alerts Smartphone App, the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, NOAA Weather Radio, Social Media & Traditional Media, 2-1-1 Hotline, Local Notification Systems. For more information, please visit:

MEMA Hurricane Season Preparedness Activities

In preparation for the 2018 hurricane season, MEMA has begun hurricane preparedness activities which will continue throughout the season:

  • In early May, MEMA, FEMA and the National Hurricane Center hosted a “Hurricane Preparedness for Decision Makers” class for New England officials to learn about tropical cyclones, forecasts and evacuation decision making.
  • In May, MEMA hosted hurricane preparedness webinars for 350 local, state, federal, private sector and non-profit partners to share information from the National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, FEMA and MEMA about hurricane forecasting and emergency planning.
  • In June, MEMA will convene 12 functional hurricane preparedness working groups with representatives of the state’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) partner agencies to focus on air operations, distribution of critical commodities, communications, debris management, electricity restoration, evacuations, fuel supplies and distribution, sheltering, mass feeding, impact assessments, search and rescue, and operation of base camps and staging areas.



About MEMA

MEMA is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA’s staff of professional planners, communications specialists and operations and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and with the private sector – individuals, families, non-profits and businesses – MEMA ensures the Commonwealth’s ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover. For additional information about MEMA and Emergency Preparedness, go


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Massachusetts Alerts: to receive emergency information on your smartphone, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from MEMA, download the free Massachusetts Alerts app. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone,




From: National Hurricane Center 
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2018 7:33 AM
Subject: 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Today marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November 30th. Forecasts for storms and their impacts are available at

Below are recent changes to NHC products, resources, and a list of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season names. 

If there is any assistance that we can provide, please don’t hesitate to contact the Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT).

These graphics have become operational in 2018 and depict when tropical storm winds could begin for individual locations given forecast uncertainties.

a.      Most Likely Arrival Time

b.      Earliest Reasonable Arrival Time

The Public Advisory includes information about watches and warnings, anticipated hazards, and previously, was limited to a 48 hour discussion of the forecast. 

This year, Public Advisories will discuss the track and intensity forecast routinely through 72 hours, and allow the flexibility to discuss the forecast through 5 days when conditions warrant.

The Storm Surge Watch and Warning will highlight areas along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States that are most at risk for life-threatening storm surge. 

Storm Surge Watch and Warning are available as:

  1. Graphic: NHC website
  2. Text products: NWS Hurricane Local Statements and the NHC Public Advisory

The NHC can initiate advisories for systems that are not yet Tropical Cyclones, if they could bring Tropical Storm or Hurricane conditions to land within 48 hours

These “Potential Tropical Cyclones” will have the same suite of forecast products as other Tropical Cyclones.

Last season, the NHC added the initial wind field to the forecast cone graphic. This change reinforces that the forecast cone is not an impact graphic and hazards can occur well outside the cone.

–Hurricane Watch–
Hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours of the onset of tropical storm force winds.
–Hurricane Warning– 
Hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area, generally within 36 hours of the onset of tropical storm force winds. 


–Storm Surge Watch–
There is the possibility of life-threatening inundation generally within 48 hours.

–Storm Surge Warning–
There is a danger of life-threatening inundation generally within 36 hours.


Ø  Tropical Depression 
Sustained winds are less than 39 mph

Ø  Tropical Storm 
Sustained winds are between 39 and 73 mph

Ø  Hurricane 
Sustained winds are 74 mph or greater

Ø  Major Hurricane 
Sustained winds are 111 mph or greater

The current desktop software version will be available and supported this season, and a web-based prototype (called HVX) will also be available for testing. For more information, please visit

  1. Alberto       (al-BAIR-toe)
  2. Beryl          (BEHR-ril)
  3. Chris          (Kris)
  4. Debby        (DEH-bee)
  5. Ernesto      (er-NES -toh) 
  6. Florence     (FLOOR-ence)   
  7. Gordon       (GOR-duhn) 
  8. Helene       (heh-LEEN)
  9. Isaac         (EYE-zik) 
  10. Joyce         (joys)
  11. Kirk           (kurk)
  12. Leslie         (LEHZ-lee) 
  13. Michael      (MY-kuhl) 
  14. Nadine      (nay-DEEN)
  15. Oscar         (AHS-kur) 
  16. Patty         (PAT-ee)
  17. Rafael       (rah-fah-ELL)
  18. Sara          (SAIR-uh)
  19. Tony         (TOH-nee)
  20. Valerie      (VAH-lur-ee)
  21. William      (WILL-yum)



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Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP 🙁

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC

Chicopee MA     MTARA                 

Falmouth MA     FARA  

Framingham MA   FARA  

Marlboro MA     AARC                    

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction

Rockport MA     CAARA 

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA

Wakefield MA    Photographica

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC
moved to Nashua NH                                                       

Whately MA      FranklinCARC

Whitman MA      WARC                       

Worcester MA    WPI ACM

Dayville CT     ECARA 

Gales Ferry CT  RASON 

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC                

Goshen CT       SBARC                      +

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th  

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf             
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA                   

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv
        was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL  

Newtown CT      CARA                

North Haven CT        

Southington CT  SARA  

Vernon CT       NARC  

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus

Agusta ME       AARA  

Alexander ME    StCVARC

Hermon ME       PSARC 

Lewiston ME     AARC       +  

S. Portland ME  PAWA  

St. Albans ME   PARC  

Thomaston ME    PBARC 

Windsor ME      AARA  

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest

Hampton NH      PCARC          

Henniker NH     CVRC  

Londonderry NH  IRS   

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC 

Nashua NH       NEARC                     
was Westford MA

Rochester NH    GBRA  

Bergen NJ       BARA  

Sussex NJ       SCARC

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES

E Greenbush NY  E Greenbush ARA           

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   was LaGrangeville

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Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA

Long Island NY  LIMARC

Middletown NY   OCARC 

Queens NY       Hall of Science

Rochester NY    AWA   

Rochester NY    RARA  

Staten Island NY CPARA   +  

Wallkill NY     OCARC 

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS

Woonsocket RI   BVARC 

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv
   Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC 

Springfield VT  CVFMA 

Moncton NB      TCARC 

Quispamsis NB   LCARC 

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD

Greenwood PQ    GARC  

Laval PQ        CRALL 

Montreal PQ     MARC  

Montreal PQ     WIARC 

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC

Montreal PQ     UMS   

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ

St Therese PQ   CRALL 

Summerside PEI  SPARC

Greenwood NS    GARC  

Halifax NS      HARC  

Timonium MD     GBHC  

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