Per net manager K1EIC, effective Sunday, November 6 the daytime First Region Net will meet at 1400 EST (1900Z) and at 1530 EST (2030Z). The frequency remains the same, 3950 Khz +/- allowing for interference. 

Eastern Area Net afternoon session remains at 1930 UTC throughout the year with an exception three days per week during daylight savings time in order to liaise with the Central Area Net. Effective Sunday November 6 this session of EAN will meet daily at 2:30 EST.  The frequency remains at 7222 Khz +/- .


Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net (EMHN) – Saturday 11/5/22 at 1000 AM EDT

Good evening,

On Saturday November 5, 2022, the South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group will hold an Eastern MA Hospital Net commencing at 10AM. We realize that the usual locations for some individuals and groups are still unavailable due to ongoing COVID restrictions. We encourage everyone who is affected by these restrictions to utilize their home or mobile stations to check into the net.

We will use the following repeaters and NEDECN DMR system in the order listed.

1. Plymouth Repeater 146.685 tone 131.8
2. Falmouth Repeater 147.375 tone 110.9
3. Sharon Repeater 146.865 tone 103.5
4. DMR – EMHN Talkgroup 8851 Time Slot 1 on select NEDECN repeaters:
Boston 449.175 CC1, Hingham 146.430 -1.5M CC1, Bourne 145.200 CC10, Dennis 146.470 -1.5M CC11, and Martha’s Vineyard145.180 CC10, Walpole 145.380 -0.600 CC12 repeaters
5. DMR Simplex 446.500 TG 99 both slots
6. DMR Simplex 145.790 TG 99 both slots
7. Return to Plymouth Repeater for 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, EOC of any city or town as well as RACES or ARES members to check in during the NET. We are always looking for groups or organizations to try their hand at Net Control duties. If you are interested in trying your hand at Net Control please let us know. We can be reached by sending an email to or replying to this message. The goal is to rotate Net Control practice and the experience among as many individuals and groups as possible. We thank the repeater trustees for their generosity in allowing us to conduct these monthly nets and the use of their systems in an actual event.

We hope to hear you Saturday.

Jeff N1SOM, Secretary, and the SSH group

“AeroNU Project Horizon Presentation” at Northeastern University Wireless Club, November 3, 2022

Northeastern Univ Wireless logoThe Northeastern University Wireless Club is hosting a special meeting with the AeroNU Project Horizon project on November 3, 2022 at  7 p.m. in 503 Hayden (club space).

The club will discuss its upcoming collaboration with AeroNU. AeroNU is launching a CubeSat, and NUWC is supporting the construction of a VHF/UHF satellite ground station to be hosted in the NUWC club space. The team from Aero will be presenting on their work, and the communication systems onboard. 


AB1PH: “Winlink” at the Framingham Amateur Radio Association Hybrid Meeting, November 3, 2022

Framingham ARA logoYou are invited to the next Framingham Amateur Radio Association meeting to be held on November 3, 2022 from 7 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. via Zoom and at the at the Costin Room in the main Framingham Library, located on Lexington Street. There is a parking lot next to the building. 
The program will feature Don Rolph, AP1PH, on Winlink.  Don has been involved with Amateur Radio since  earning his Novice license in 1961.   He re-licensed in 2012 and has been involved in support for emergency services in Eastern MA for about the same time.   
His group supports: 
    • a 2m voice repeater
    • 2m DMR repeater
    • a 220 repeater
    • a 440 repeater
    • a general purpose digipeater
    • an APRS digipeater
    • a Winlink RMS Packet node, and 
    • an APRS Igate

Members will receive a zoom invitation.  Non-members may request an invitation by sending an email to John

K9EID: “Heil Sound” at Billerica Amateur Radio Society Online Meeting, November 2, 2022

Billerica ARS logoBruce Anderson, W1LUS, writes on the Billerica ARS mailing list:

Topic: Speaker Dr. Bob Heil, K9EID of Heil Sound

Time: Nov 2, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time

This month’s guest speaker will be Dr. Bob Heil K9EID. He is CEO Emeritus and Founder of Heil Sound, which has provided many microphones, headsets, booms, shock mounts, and radio accessories. This talk is sure to be a great one that you won’t want to miss.

BARS leadership elections are held at the November meeting. Be sure to take a look at the newsletter for the list of candidates. There’s still time to get your name in the running if you’d like to run for office in 2023. Nominations will be accepted during the November meeting. Voting is for the leadership for the upcoming year. Be sure to join us to make your vote.

[For Zoom conference details, email Bruce Anderson, W1LUS, at w1lus -at- hotmail -dot- com.]