Section Manager (SM) – Tom Walsh, K1TW 
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Phil Temples, K9HI
Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) – Arthur "Bo" Budinger, WA1QYM 
Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) - Ed Parish, K1EP 
Public Information Coordinator (PIC) - Bob Salow, WA1IDA 
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) – Marek Kozubal, KB1NCG
Section Traffic Manager (STM) – Marcia Forde, KW1U 
Section Youth Coordinator (SYC) – Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ 
State Government Liaison (SGL) – Hank Mc Carl, W4RIG 
Technical Coordinator (TC) – Dan Brown, W1DAN


Are you ready for Boxboro! 2015?  This month the focus of attention is
on the ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxborough, MA from
August 21-23. 

The Boxboro convention is less than two weeks away and the website is
constantly updated. <>. Recent updates include a
sign up schedule to operate the Convention special event station, W1A,
and update-to-date information on the convention program and prizes.


Volunteers are still needed to staff the ARRL New England Convention in
Boxboro, MA on August 21-23.  There are volunteer opportunities for
Saturday and Sunday. Assignments are made in 2-hour shifts, and include
a free lunch to show appreciation for your efforts.  If interested,
please contact the Boxboro Volunteer Coordinator, Andy (KB1OIQ)
Stewart, at


Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)

Marek, KB1NCG, our newly appointed EMA Section Emergency Coordinator
(SEC) wasted no time reaching out to the EMA staff to begin
communicating his vision and ascertain the status and activities of our
Field appointees.

Official Observer (OO) Program

Ed, K1EP, handles Official Observer Coordination for the EMA section. 
ARRL reports the OO program has been in existence for more than 85
years?  Information about this ARRL activity and the OO qualification
process may be found at <>. 

Section Traffic Manager (STM)

Marcia Forde, KW1U, EMA Section Traffic Manager hosted the Traffic
Handlers picnic on August 2 in Concord, MA.  

The EMA July 2015 BPL and PSHR report from KW1U:
-  BPL:  None this month

The Brass Pounders League (BPL) is awarded to Traffic Handlers who
report a total of 500 or more points or a sum of 100 or more
origination and delivery points for any calendar month

The Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) recognition is awarded to those
who operators who are active in many aspects of public service. This
includes net operations, traffic handling, emergency operations and
public service communication support.


TECH-IN-A-DAY, August 22, 2015, 9 AM – 5 PM
The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is holding a free Technician
study course at the Boxboro 2015 convention.  Registration and full
details are at <> 


August 16, Cambridge MA
Flea at MIT, Third Sunday April thru October 

August 22-23, Boxboro Convention (Saturday and Sunday)


August 21-23: 
W1A special event at the Boxboro Convention
W1B NE QRP Club’s special event at the Boxboro Convention


Copies of the Massachusetts Senate and Governor’s Field Day
proclamations are now on the EMA web site at

“The South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club has been asked to once
again provide communications for the Run to the Rock Road Race. This
large event will be held this year on September 12, 2015.  We are
seeking volunteers for this 4 1/2 hour morning event (7:30 am to noon).
The Race will continue to use three race courses as it has in the past
which encompasses a large geographic area of Plymouth. We need
approximately 35-40 licensed amateur radio volunteers to effectively
cover the courses and stations. For complete information on the event,
please visit: <>.”

From Henry Brown, K1WCC.  The Falmouth Amateur Radio Club purchased a
new Elecraft K3S for the club and it was in use during Field Day at the
SSB station during the tent collapse but came away unscathed, as did all
of their gear (except for a couple of tents).  

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association (CAARA/W1GLO) and the North
Shore Radio Association (NSRA) have been cooperating in providing radio
communications along the routes of over 16 events that impact Greater
Cape Ann (Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex and Manchester) this
year and may grow to over 20 events before year's end.  These include
road races, cycling, aquatic (boating and swimming) races, and many
local parades and other public events as part of our public service
obligations as members of ARRL.  In addition we are working with the
Community Emergency Response Team and other emergency services to
provide trained radio operators that can be available in the event of
severe weather or other major area disasters.  We also participate in
drills and exercises to prepare for such emergencies.  Hank McCarl,
President, CAARA

The MMRA will be holding a general membership meeting at the Boxboro
convention, Sunday August 23 at 11AM.  Members, former members, and
non-members alike are all invited to attend the meeting, which will
feature a virtual walkthrough of several of the MMRA repeater sites.


The Billerica Amateur Radio Society reports the passing of Stan White,
N1TT on July 19, 2015.  Stan for many years was a member of the Boxboro
Convention committee and Flea Market chairman.


With September just around the corner, amateur radio activities in the
Eastern Massachusetts section usually pick up.  If you have interesting
news to communicate or are interested in applying for an ARRL Field
appointment, please let me know.  My deadline is the 1st of each month.

ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW