Tom Walsh, K1TW, writes on the ARRL Members Only list:
ARRL Field Day weekend
ARRL Field Day represents the very best of the Amateur Radio service.
Join your local club or other local operation for ARRL Field Day weekend
on June 22-23, 2019.
EMA Field Day Directory
Has your club provided complete information for this year’s EMA Field
Day Directory? If not please send the details to Bill Ricker, N1VUX, at
View the Directory to find operations near you or anywhere in our
section by visiting http://ema.arrl.org/field_day/
“Triple Play:” MA Hams Receive Amateur Radio Proclamations,
Resolutions from House, Senate, and Governor
Massachusetts ARRL staff received copies of proclamations and
resolutions congratulating the Amateur Radio community for its service
to the Commonwealth, and for the upcoming annual Field Day exercise June
The Massachusetts House of Representatives document “offers its
sincerest congratulations to the American Radio Relay League in
recognition of The ARRL Field Day and the Tireless Work of Amateur Radio
Operators.” The document was signed by Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the
The Massachusetts State Senate weighed in with a resolution, adopted May
9, 2019. “[The Senate] extends its appreciation to Amateur Radio
operators as they celebrate Amateur Radio Week and Field Day.” The
resolution was signed by Senate President Karen E. Spilka and Michael D.
Hurley, Senate Clerk. It was offered by Senator Bruce E. Tarr (N1UIU),
who represents the 1st Essex and Middlesex District.
The Governor’s Office issued a proclamation proclaiming June 22, 2019
to be “Amateur Radio Day” in the Commonwealth. The proclamation was
signed by His Excellency Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth,
Karyn E. Polito, Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth, and William Francis
Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Our ARRL section MA State Government Liaison, Hank McCarl, W4RIG, was
instrumental in securing the three documents.
You can view all three documents at
Section Manager visits
Traditionally EMA ARRL section staff visit as many FD sites as feasible
during the weekend. This year K1TW (Section Manager) and K9HI
(Assistant Section Manager) will travel to several clubs in Plymouth,
Bristol and Barnstable counties. Time permitting, we may add further
visits. We will be bringing the state government documents along for
all to see.
Bonus for NTS message sent to Section Manger or SEC during field day
You will receive 100 bonus points if you send an NTS radiogram to either
your Section Manager (K1TW) or Section Emergency Coordinator (KD1CY).
You should include your club’s name, number of participants, Field Day
location, and number of ARES operators involved with your operation.
One hundred bonus points is equivalent to making 100 SSB Q’s or 50 CW
Q’s so the bonus is well worth the time to complete.
If you have 75/80-meter capability at your Field Day site, you can
originate and easily send your message by checking into the MARIPN
(phone net on 3978 kHz) at 6 PM on Saturday or the MARI (CW net on 3565
kHz) at 7 PM on Saturday.
Otherwise, a list of all the EMA NTS nets operating during Field Day can
be found at: https://ema.arrl.org/national-
Other Bonus points
Bonus points can make a huge difference in your club’s final score so
check out all the other bonus point possibilities in the Field Day rules
Enjoy Field Day. Wishing everyone an enjoyable and safe Field Day
weekend. Remember: “Safety First!”
ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW