March 2, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net

Hello Everyone,

Net Control for the March 2,2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH, The South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club . The net will commence at the usual time of 10:AM using the following repeaters in the order listed.

1. Attleboro 147.195 Mhz tone 127.3
2. Boston 145.230 Mhz tone encode 88.5 decode 100.0
3. Plymouth 146.685 Mhz tone 131.8
4. Simplex 147.42 Mhz

The Net will then return to the Attleboro Repeater for final comments and Net closing.

NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard net check in procedure which is: Here is.., un-key, wait 3 seconds to check for doubling, then give your or your facilities call sign, your first name, and your facility’s name.

We extend an invitation to any health care facility or EOC of any city or town that is served by one of the participating hospitals to join the Net. We also extend an invitation to any RACES or ARES member to check in during the NET.

Any hospital wishing to join the net that needs assistance with equipment or personnel should contact us at ssharc@gmail.com. We can assist you with getting your location on the air.

We are always looking for groups or organizations to try their hand at Net Control duties. If you are interested please let us know. Our goal is to rotate Net Control practice and the experience among as many groups as possible.

We thank the repeater trustees for their generosity in allowing us to conduct the monthly nets and the use of their systems in an actual event. The following list of repeaters are available for our use. Only a few systems are used each month with the selection of those used made by Net Control for that month. More systems are being added to the list on a regular basis.

REMINDER: The BARC Repeater is now using split tone. Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5 tone decode 100.0

Repeaters
Attleboro 147.195 tone 127.3 (Sturdy Memorial Hospital)
Belmont 145.430 tone 146.2
Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5 tone decode 100.0
Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67.0
Danvers 145.47 tone 136.5
Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0
Fall River 146.805. tone 67.0
Falmouth 147.375 tone 110.9
Mansfield EMA 446.925 tone 100.0
Mansfield 147.015 tone 67.0
Marshfield 145.390 tone 67.0
Norwood 147.210 tone 100.00
Plymouth 146.685 tone 131.8
Salem 146.88 tone 118.8
Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5
Weymouth 147.345 tone 110.9 (South Shore Hospital)
W. Bridgewater 146.775 dcs 244
Wrentham 147.09 tone 146.2

We look forward to hearing you all on the Net.

Respectfully,

John O’
K1JRO

South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club – W1SSH
55 Fogg Road, Box 42
South Weymouth, MA 02190

New ARES Plan Approved by ARRL Board of Directors Press Release

The ARRL Board of Directors at their last board meeting approved the new ARES Strategic Plan and on Tuesday 2/19/19 put out a press release on the strategic plan and a link to the finalized ARES plan. Details can be found at the following links:

New Plan Aligns ARES with the needs of served agencies
ARES Strategic Plan

Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be following these plans and will make adjustments to the ARES workshop materials to reflect the new ARES structure and strategic plan.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Has a New State Director – Samantha Phillips

The Massachusetts Governor’s office announced on Wednesday 2/20 that Samantha Phillips will be the new state director of the agency replacing Kurt Schwartz after 30 years of public service in various roles in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Details on the new state director and the changes in MEMA leadership can be seen in the following state press release:

Baker-Polito Administration Names Samantha Phillips as MEMA Director

Falmouth ARA Participation in “Operation Shake Up”

Matthew Trott, KB1MLP, Falmouth Amateur Radio Association Public Relations Officer writes:

Members of the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association/Cape Cod ARES participated in ARES drill “Operation Shake Up” on February 9 with surrounding Amateur Radio clubs and home stations.

The purpose of the drill was to test the capability in establishing communications with stations both within and outside of our district. The drill also tested communications capabilities with our hospital station, primary stations, EOC, shelters, and other ARES members’ home stations. Various field sites participated across Cape Cod, including: Falmouth, Sandwich, Harwich, Joint Base Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. In addition, home stations participated from as far away as Acushnet, Massachusetts. Communications utilized 2-meter and 70 cm FM, 75 and 40 meter SSB, and 2 meters PAC digital. ARES field teams were instructed to bring their own equipment. “Served agency” equipment was not used at any time. The Incident Command System (ICS) was assigned prior to the start of operations and used during the exercise.

Falmouth did a great job establishing operations at the Falmouth Hospital, the Falmouth EOC at Falmouth Fire Rescue Headquarters, and the Falmouth Field Site at Falmouth High School. Stations made use of various mobile transceivers, batteries, generators, amplifiers, and home brew antennas. Net control at the Falmouth Hospital did a great job in directing the operation. A lot was learned.

Drills and exercises like “Operation Shake Up” are very important in encouraging participation among  Falmouth Amateur Radio Association members and are an important part of FARA’s continuing commitment to community service.

New England Vintage Electronics Expo 2, Nashua, New Hampshire, March 3, 2019

The New England Antique Radio Club will hold its New England Vintage Electronics Expo 2 on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Courtyard Marriott Event Center, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, New Hampshire. Billed as “the East Coast’s largest antique radio and vintage electronics show and flea market”, the event features over a hundred indoor tables and more than sixty vendors. Adult admission is $10; spouses, and children under 18 are admitted free. Flea market admission is free from 11 AM to 1 PM. Onsite parking is free. For more information, see http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm.

MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY 2019

Greetings All,  Below you will find the January Traffic Report for the combined sections of East and West Mass, thanks to the efforts of both Greg KC1CIC and Peter KD2JKV.

I am also including here a clip from an email received concerning a response from a radiogram recipient which was received by Henry WA1VAB of the MARI CW net.  I’m sure it was very rewarding to Henry and it is part of the reasons we deliver these radiograms.

“Thank for the radio gram! Most unexpected and a real treat to seeing how the network works!

I’ve just returned from a crash course at New England Sci-Tech in Natick, where I was upgraded to general class. Looking forward to getting on the air. I haven’t quite decided which frequencies and modes are best, as I’m in “low ground”, and thus may have some experimentation to do.

Would look forward to talking some time.

thanks!”

Thanks to all who have participated in helping to deliver message traffic.  It can be frustrating when phone numbers don’t work, which often is the case, but as you can see from Henry’s example, going the extra mile can pay off.  I know some of you have mailed messages out.  Others have found email addresses (often available for hams on qrz.com).  Your efforts are very much appreciated and help to spread the word about NTS nets and message handling.

Just a reminder about service messages.  The NTS manual tells us there are three (and only three) things we do with radiograms we receive: 1) deliver it, 2) relay it, or 3) service it back to the station of origin if undeliverable.  The station of origin is the one whose call sign is in the preamble and not necessarily the person signing the message.  Using the arl numbered radiogram “arl sixty seven” is a convenient way to do this as you only need fill in the blanks.  These blanks include the message number and a brief explanation of why it was undeliverable.

Another reminder, along the same lines, is to observe the handling instructions or HX_ We often see HXC in a preamble, and I for one have at times been remiss to send a message back to the originating station with the date  and time of delivery.  I have seen complaints from some originators that they never heard back the status of their message.  That’s not necessarily from Massachusetts as I know you all know “the ropes”, but just a reminder to all since I need such a reminder too.

Happy Spring to all.  It’s just around the corner.

73, Marcia KW1U

STM EMA and WMA

 

MA STM REPORT MARCIA FORDE STM MA JANUARY 2019    
               
NET SESSIONS  QTC QNI QTR NM FREQ Net Time
WMTN C1 31 2 265 191 KD2JKV 146.91 10:00 Daily
WMTN C2 28 1 209 122 N1YCW 146.91 13:00 Daily
MARI 31 78 118 466 KW1U 3565 KHz 19:00 Daily
EM2MN 31 83 193 519 KC1CIC 145.23 20:00 Daily
CM2MN 20 19 101 149 KK1X 146.97 21:00 Daily
MARIPN 14 4 44 93 N1LAH 3978 KHz 18:00 Tu,Th,Sa
CITN 18 8 83 274 AC7RB 147.375 19:30 Tu,Th, F,Sa
HHTN 17 53 130 342 W1HAI MMRA Rptrs 22:00 Su,M,W,F
WMEN 4 0 109 78 W1JWN 3944 KHz 08:30 Su
WARPSN 4 8 66 NA N1IQI 147.225 08:30 Su
               
SAR ORG REC SENT DEL TOTAL BPL BPL = 500+ pts.
KW1U 0 277 272 1 550 X  
N1IQI 0 65 98 4 167    
W1RVY 1 64 12 1 78    
KC1CIC 0 43 18 3 64    
N1TF 0 14 26 2 42    
KD2JKV 0 21 21 0 42    
KC1HHO 0 10 14 8 32    
WA1LPM 0 4 27 0 31    
N1LAH 0 12 15 1 28    
NV1N 0 2 14 1 17    
W1PLK 0 5 4 8 17    
WA1VAB 0 4 9 1 14    
W1JWM 0 1 0 1 2    
K1BML 0 1 0 1 2    
               
PSHR  (Min 70 Points) 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL
KC1CIC 40 40 30 15 0 20 145
KW1U 40 40 30 0 0 20 130
N1TF 35 40 30 5 0 0 110
W1RVY 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
KD2JKV 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
N1IQI 40 40 10 10 0 10 110
N1LAH 40 28 20 0 0 0 88
WA1LPM 40 31 10 0 0 0 81
KC1HHO 32 29 10 0 0 0 71
               
DRS RCV FWD TOTAL        
KW1U 429 409 838        
N1IQI 65 98 163        
KC1CIC 14 14 28        
KC1EGK 0 0 0        
W1RVY 0 0 0        
               

“Andy’s Ham Radio Linux” Distribution Version 22 Now Available

Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ, writes:

I’ve just released a new version of “Andy’s Ham Radio Linux” for 64-bit  computers.  Version 22 is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 repositories and contains many new and updated programs.  The previous version had over 10,400 downloads in 14 months!  Thank you for your support!

For more information:  https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/

Please pass this information to your Linux and ham radio friends.

New England Sci-Tech General-Class Course, Natick, February 9-10, 2019

New England Sci Tech logoFor junior high and high school students, homeschool students, and adults who already have a Technician level license, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the GENERAL license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum.  Some preliminary reading and study is necessary to get the best results from this course. Material will be sent approximately a week before the course.

The GENERAL level course runs Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm, followed by the FCC General exam at noon, at New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle, Natick.

Included with course fee: printed handouts, lecture study guide, license fee if tested at our location, a guest pass to the NEAR/STARS Radio Room and radio club meetings for 2 months, and free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate during the course. Advance registration and payment required.

For more information and to register, visit <https://www.nescitech.org/product/weekend-general-class/>. For questions, e-mail bobphinney at nescitech.org or call 508-720-4179.

 

EMA ARRL Web of the Past

EMA ARRL web site, circa 1998Shown here is a snapshot of the old Eastern MA ARRL web site circa December, 1998. At the time, our site was hosted by QSL.NET. The site consisted of static HTML pages. Elaine Chase, N1GTB, a former ACC for Eastern MA served for many years as the site’s webmaster.

In December, 2008, ema.arrl.org switched to a Drupal content management system. The site used Drupal until February, 2018. It underwent a complete redesign and a migration to WordPress. Much of the original content from twenty years ago can still be viewed.

One may view archives from other dates of this site–or any other internet site–by visiting http://www.archive.org.

Algonquin ARC Flea Market, Marlborough, February 16, 2019

Agonquin ARC logoThe Algonquin Amateur Radio Club is again holding its Marlborough Flea Market on February 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union St., Marlborough, MA. Talk-in is on the MMRA repeater, 147.27+ (PL 146.2).

A VE session will be held beginning at 9:00 AM. General admission is $5. Vendor tables are $15 before February 9, 2018, or $20 at the door if space is available. Each table includes one admission.

For more information, contact Tim Ikeda, KA1OS at 508-919-6136 (before 9:00 PM), email fleamarket@n1em.org or visit http://www.qsl.net/n1em/FleaMarketFlyer.jpg.  

 

 

ARRL Board Gives the Go-Ahead to Lifelong Learning Initiative

ARRL is undertaking a new initiative to provide online educational opportunities to a broad range of radio amateurs. The Lifelong Learning Initiative will seek to provide a series of learning tracks that will serve the needs of the various interest groups within the Amateur Radio community.

While designed for everyone with an interest in learning more about Amateur Radio, the Lifelong Learning Initiative will initially focus on creating online learning opportunities for new and newer hams, a segment of the Amateur Radio community desperately searching for educational and instructional and resources. [ARRLWeb, Full story]

YCCC Members QRV for ARRL DX CW Contest Weekend

Several Yankee Clipper Contest Club members plan to operate from DX locations in the upcoming ARRL DX CW Contest February 16-17.

YCCC president Dennis Egan, W1UE, of Marlborough, writes he will be on Roatan Island  (off the coast of Honduras).  “If you need HR on any bands, let me know.  I’ll also be doing some 60-meter operation, SSB only on the same frequency slots as the USA. For the contest, I’ll either be W1UE/HR9 or HQ9X.  Haven’t got the authorization for the special call yet.” Dennis adds he’ll also be on Roatan for the  CQWW 160M SSB contest the following weekend.

Brian Machesney, K1LI, Vermont, is traveling to J75Y in Dominica. He hopes to be on from the DARCI club station for both CW and phone, low power.

Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, Coventry, Connecticut, will be QRV from 4U1ITU in Geneva (a separate DXCC entity). “It’s not exactly a DXpedition, but because I will be in Geneva for an ITU meeting February 18-28. I am going a couple of days early to put 4U1ITU on for CW.” Dave adds he will have to QRT early Sunday “but there will probably be a couple of other operators as well.”

Kurt Pauer, W6PH, of Amherst, New Hampshire, will be VP9/W6PH (Bermuda) for the contest. Kurt says it will be his 20th consecutive year there.

Paul Young, K1XM, Hudson, MA, will operate remote as VY1AAA giving out the rare Yukon Territory multiplier. “It is not a DXpedition because I’m not going anywhere,” Paul adds.

Bill Barber, NE1B, Hudson, New Hampshire, writes, “C6ANM (Bahamas) may be on for ARRL CW and CQ 160 SSB, depending on antenna build challenges.” He adds the station will be on “definitely for ARRL DX SSB with NE1B, N1GN, K1EP and K1VK.”

UPDATES:

 

February 5, 2019: Gerry Hull, W1VE, Hancock, NH, will be part of a multi-multi operation from P40E (Aruba) along with K2LE, K9RS, N3RD, and AA5B.  “Please work us on six bands.  We will be watching 10 carefully, with a dedicated SDR watching the band.”

 

February 14, 2019: Dennis, W1UE, confirms he will operating as HQ9X for the ARRL DX CW contest.

Volunteers Still Needed for 2019 Boston Marathon

Registration has been open for the 2019 Boston Marathon for Amateur Radio Operators across the start, course, finish and with transportation medical buses. Volunteer registration is open through Wednesday February 6th and though arrangements can be made with the Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Committee to volunteer after this deadline, we are hoping to get all needed volunteers prior to the February 6th deadline. For volunteer information registration and information, please see the following link:
 
http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information/volunteer-information/volunteer-registration.aspx

If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 Boston Marathon but are not sure at this stage about whether you can participate, we encourage you to register now. If it turns out you cannot volunteer, send notification that you can no longer volunteer as early as possible. It will be very difficult to bring in volunteers once registration closes. If you register and can no longer volunteer at the event, please let us know as early as possible so contingency planning can be completed.

For Amateur Radio/ham radio operators, you don’t need to specify any group name or passcode. Just make sure you request at least one ham radio assignment in your preferences. Once you get your application confirmation number, you’re all set.

If you’re a returning volunteer (whether an Amateur Radio or non-Amateur Radio assignment), you’ll be asked to provide your BAA Volunteer Loyalty Number. You should’ve received that in a separate e-mail from the BAA today. There’s also a tool to look it up on the BAA volunteer site. If you still have trouble finding it, e-mail us and we can help you out.

Don’t delay! Volunteer registration closes on Wednesday February 6th. Help us get the word out by forwarding this e-mail to your club and other hams who might like to volunteer and for non-hams to any volunteer groups who might be interested in supporting the event. Most volunteers first learn about the event through word of mouth. If you know new amateurs involved in volunteering for events who might like to volunteer, make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick mention at your club meeting or regular meeting of your organization can be a big help.

If you have any questions about volunteer registration, or the 2019 Marathon generally, please get in touch anytime. Volunteering at the Marathon is a big job, and we appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into it. We’re happy to do what we can to make your work more comfortable or effective.

-Matthew Forman/Rob Macedo
-Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Communications Committee

Local Communities Looking for RACES Officers

A few months ago, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency conducted a survey for all local community emergency management directors across the Commonwealth. The survey was specifically about the use of amateur radio and RACES locally within their community, whether each emergency manager has an appointed RACES Officer, and if not, if they would like to find one.

 

The Radio Amateurs Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a radio service using amateur stations for emergency management communications during periods of local, regional or national emergencies. RACES is defined in law in Part 97.407 of the FCC rules. In the event the U.S. President ever needed to silence the regular Amateur Radio Service by invoking the War Powers Act of 1941, only RACES appointed stations could continue to operate and assist their appointed served agencies.

As a result of the survey conducted by MEMA, the list of communities below are interested in locating an amateur radio operator to serve as their RACES Officer.

If you are interested in any of these appointments, please inquire with that community’s emergency management director. It is also highly recommended to discuss the matter with MEMA Regional RACES Officer which services that local community’s county. We might be able to recommend you based on whatever previous amateur radio EmComm or other public service you’ve done that we’re aware of. We may also be able to give you additional insight into the role in that community.

The MEMA Regional RACES Officers are:
Region 1: Terry Stader KA8SCP
Region 2: Mike Leger N1YLQ
Region 3: Frank Morrisino K1LMY
Region 4: Gil Hayes WK1H

Communities looking for RACES Officers:

  • MEMA Region 1 (Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex Counties)
    • Nahant
    • Belmont
    • Manchester-by-the-Sea
    • North Reading
    • Revere
  • MEMA Region 2 (Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties)
    • Rochester
    • Marshfield
    • Barnstable
    • Yarmouth
    • East Bridgewater
    • Somerset
    • Chilmark
    • Edgartown
  • MEMA Region 3 (Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Berkshire Counties)
    • Sandisfield
    • Washington
    • South Hadley
    • Colrain
    • Stockbridge
    • Huntington
    • West Springfield
    • Russell
    • Chesterfield
  • MEMA Region 4 (Worcester County)
    • West Boylston
    • Ashburnham
    • Sterling
    • Sturbridge
    • Fitchburg
    • Grafton
    • Royalston
    • West Brookfield
    • Sutton

Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for Monday February 4 at 8:30pm

Hello to all…

The monthly ARES Net for February is Monday the 4th, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. 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: http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html

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_traffic/weather/asos/?state=MA
A brief introduction to ATIS can be found at: https://www.vatsim.net/pilot-resource-centre/general-lessons/understanding-atis

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://ema.arrl.org/ares

Thanks for your continued support of ARES!

Rob Macedo, KD1CY
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator

February RACES nets on Monday Feb. 4 HF net at 6:45 PM EST, Region 2D VHF net at 7:30 PM EST

The first Monday of every month, unless the first Monday is a holiday, is a test of the Massachusetts RACES and ARES communication capabilities. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, then the test is delayed one week and will be held the following Monday.

For February, the first Monday of the month is Monday Feb. 4.

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6:45 PM EST HF net: using the following frequency plan:

We will start at 3930 KHz moving up to 3955 KHz until there is a clear frequency,

Marc Stern WA1R will be net control.

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Region 2D VHF net

7:30 PM EST VHF net on 146.865 MHz PL 103.5 (Sharon Repeater)

We will have a general call up of any RACES, ARES, or other interested stations. This willbe followed by a SIMPLEX test..

Jeff Marden N1JCM will be net control.

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We look forward to you checking in.


73,
AB1PH
Don Rolph
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New England Area Flea Markets, January 15, 2019

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2 Feb Springfield VT CVFMA @VFW                       Rob N1XSS 802 886 5478 A+

16 Feb Marlboro MA AARC  @MidSch                  Timothy KA1OS 508 919 6136 A+

16 Feb Augusta ME AARA #Calumet                      Bill K1NIT 207 512 0312 A+

23 Feb S Burlington VT RAoNV @HI  I89x14 $9@8 $15@6  Mitch W1SJ 802 879 6589   

3 Mar Nashua NH NEARC/NEVEC Radio50@Marriot CourtYard @8A       603 772 7516 F+

9 Mar Chicopee MA MtTomARA @Castle $5@8:30 S@6:30    Brian N1FI 860 478 6790  +

17 March Henniker NH CVRC #MidSch                  Larry KB1RIJ 603 496 2089 A+

24 Mar Southington CT SARA $5@8@HS $20/sp@6:45      John WA1JKR 860 621 8791 F+    

29,30 Mar Lewiston ME AARC ME Conv @Ramada @8        Ivan N1OXA 207 784 0350  +

7 April Framingham MA FARA 9AM@KeefeHS $25/T        Andy KC1DMM 508 310 5913  +

21 April Cambridge MA            Flea at  MIT             Mitch 617 253 3776 F+
                        Third Sunday April thru October 

28 April Thompson CT ECARA @ Raceway  $3 $15/sp      Jon KA1MPG 508 943 4467 F+

3-4 May Deerfield NH NEARfest XXV @FG                Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235  +

12 May E Greenbush NY EGARA FireCo                  Bryan W2RBJ 518 894 3500 A+

18 May Brookline NH NEARC antique                               603 772 7516  +

19 May Cambridge MA              Flea at  MIT             Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

2 June Queens, NY HOSARC @HOS                    Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A+

16 June Cambridge MA             Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

21 July Cambridge MA             Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

18 August Cambridge MA           Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

25 Aug Newtown CT CARA @TownHall $7@8 $20/T          John W1JGM 203 417 0160  + 

28 Sept Brookline NH NEARC antique                              603 772 7516  +

15 Sept Cambridge MA             Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

11,12 Oct Deerfield NH NEARfest XXVI @FG             Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235  +

20 October Cambridge MA          Flea at MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F+

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Cambridge MA    Flea at MIT     http://www.swapfest.us

Hopkinton NH    Hosstraders   RIP 🙁    http://www.qsl.net/k1rqg/

Boxborough MA   NE ARRL Conv    http://www.boxboro.org/

Adams MA        N BerkshireARC  http://www.nobarc.org/hamfest.htm

Chicopee MA     MTARA           http://www.mtara.org/                

Falmouth MA     FARA            http://www.falara.org/

Framingham MA   FARA            http://www.fara.org/
                                http://www.n1em.org             

Marlboro MA     AARC            http://www.qsl.net/n1em/                  

Newton MA       Waltham ARA Auction    http://www.wara64.org/auction/

Rockport MA     CAARA           www.caara.net

S Dartmouth MA  SEMARA          http://www.semara.org/

Wakefield MA    Photographica   http://www.phsne.org/

Westford MA     NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/
moved to Nashua NH                                                       

Whately MA      FranklinCARC    http://www.fcarc.org/news.htm

Whitman MA      WARC            http://www.wa1npo.org                     

Worcester MA    WPI ACM         http://acm.wpi.edu/swapmeet/

Dayville CT     ECARA           http://www.qsl.net/k1muj/

Gales Ferry CT  RASON           http://www.rason.org/

Gales Ferry CT  TCARC           http://www.qsl.net/tricityarc/               

Goshen CT       SBARC           http://www.sberk.org                     +

Hartford CT     ARRL 100th      http://www.arrl.org/convention-volunteers  

Manchester CT   VHF/UHF Conf    http://www.newsvhf.com/             
         was Enfield

Manchester CT   PVRA            http://www.pvra.net                 

Meriden CT      Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
        was Wallingford

Newington CT    NARL            http://www.narlhamfest.org/

Newtown CT      CARA            http://www.cararadioclub.org/              

North Haven CT                  http://www.yankeehamfest.com

Southington CT  SARA            http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm

Vernon CT       NARC            http://hamfest.na1rc.org/

Wallingford CT  Nutmeg CT Conv  http://www.nutmeghamfest.com
         moved to Meriden CT

Windsor CT      Vintage R Mus   http://vrcmct.org/

Agusta ME       AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Alexander ME    StCVARC          http://stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub.org

Hermon ME       PSARC           http://n1me.org/index.php?pr=Hamfest

Lewiston ME     AARC      http://www.w1npp.org/pages/meconvention2018.html       +  

S. Portland ME  PAWA            http://www.qsl.net/pawa/hamfest.html

St. Albans ME   PARC            http://www.qsl.net/parc/hamfest/hamfest.html

Thomaston ME    PBARC           http://penbayarc.org/

Windsor ME      AARA            http://www.w1tlc.com/

Brookline NH    NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/

Deerfield NH    NEAR-Fest       http://www.near-fest.com/

Hampton NH      PCARC           http://www.w1wqm.org         

Henniker NH     CVRC            http://k1bke.org/

Londonderry NH  IRS             www.irs.nhradio.org/

Manchester NH   NEAntiqueRC     http://www.nearc.net/
        Moved to Westford MA
        Moved to Brookline NH

N Conway NH     WMARC           http://www.w1mwv.com

Nashua NH       NEARC           www.nearc.net                    
was Westford MA

Rochester NH    GBRA            http://www.w1fz.org/

Bergen NJ       BARA            http://www.bara.org/

Sussex NJ       SCARC    http://www.scarcnj.org/www.scarcnj.org/flyer_2007.htm

Ballston Spa NY SCRACES         http://k2dll.net/

E Greenbush NY  E Greenbush ARA http://www.w2egb.org/           

Fishkill NY     MtBARC          http://www.wr2abb.org/          
   was LaGrangeville

Lake Placid NY  NNY ARA  http://www.northnet.org/nnyham/hamfest_flyer2004.htm

Lindenhurst NY  ToB ARES        http://www.tobares.org/hamfest.html

Lindenhurst NY  GSB ARA         http://www.gsbarc.org/Hamfest.htm

Long Island NY  LIMARC          http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm

Middletown NY   OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Queens NY       Hall of Science http://www.hosarc.org/

Rochester NY    AWA             http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Rochester NY    RARA            http://www.rochesterham.org/hamfest.htm

Staten Island NY CPARA          http://www.wa2cp.org   +  

Wallkill NY     OCARC           http://www.ocarc-ny.org/

Greenwich RI    Fidelity ARC    http://users.ids.net/~newsm/dates.html

Forestdale RI   RIFMRS          http://www.qsl.net/riafmrs/Auction.html

Woonsocket RI   BVARC           www.w1ddd.org

Colchester VT   HAM-CON VT Conv  http://www.ranv.org/hamcon.html
   Moved to S Burlington

St. Albans VT   STARC           http://www.starc.org/

Springfield VT  CVFMA           http://www.cvfma.org/

Moncton NB      TCARC           http://www.ve9tca.org/

Quispamsis NB   LCARC           http://www.lcarc.ca/

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Drummondville PQ  leCRdeD       http://www.raqi.ca/ve2crd/hamfest/index.html

Greenwood PQ    GARC            www.greenwoodarc.org

Laval PQ        CRALL           http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MARC            http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/fest.html

Montreal PQ     WIARC           http://www.wiarc.ca/

Montreal PQ     MS-SARC         http://www.ve2clm.ca/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=120

Montreal PQ     UMS             http://www.ve2ums.ca/agenda/pub_2007_hamf.pdf

Sorel-Tracy PQ  CRAS-T          http://www.hamfest.qc.ca/

St Romuald PQ   ARESdQ          http://raqi.ca/ve2csq/

St Therese PQ   CRALL           http://www.ve2crl.qc.ca/hamfest2002.htm

Summerside PEI  SPARC      http://www.summersidearc.com/fleamarket2009.htm

Greenwood NS    GARC            http://www.greenwoodarc.org/

Halifax NS      HARC            http://www.halifax-arc.org/

Timonium MD     GBHC            http://www.gbhc.org/

Montreal Area   MARC List       http://www.marc.qc.ca/fest/festcal.html

Canada          RAC List        http://rac.eton.ca/events/upcoming.php

Phila. Area     VARA List       http://www.qsl.net/w2vtm/hamfest.html

USA             ARRL List       http://www.arrl.org/hamfests.html

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Register Now to Volunteer at BAA 5K, April 13, 2019

Brett Smith, AB1RL, writes:

Volunteer registration is open for the BAA 5K! The race is the Saturday before Marathon Monday, April 13. Registration is scheduled to close on February 6, so please sign up in the next week to make sure we can get you on the team.

The 5K and the Marathon use the same volunteer registration system. If you’re volunteering at the Marathon, please register and request a Marathon assignment (if you haven’t already). After you’re done, please e-mail BAA volunteer coordinator Mary Miller and CC: me to request to be added to the 5K roster as well. If you can include your BAA volunteer loyalty number or registration confirmation number, that helps.

If you just want to volunteer at the 5K, go through the volunteer registration and choose 5K Amateur Radio as your assignment preference when asked. You’ll know you’re done when you get a confirmation number.

The BAA always appreciates support from amateur radio volunteers. We wouldn’t have that great relationship if you didn’t come and put in the work to make these races possible. I hope you’ll join us to help kick off another great year of public service.

If you have questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you, and 73,

Brett Smith, AB1RL
Public Service Coordinator, Boston Amateur Radio Club