Coop’s Troop 5K Race, Hingham, July 21, 2019

John O’Reilly, K1JRO, writes on the South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group mailing list: Geoff Ayres, WK1D, will be organizing a group this year to provide communications support for the Coop’s Troop 5k Race in Bare Cove Park in Hingham on Sunday, July 21. If you can assist Jeff in supporting this very worthwhile event please contact us and we will make sure you get signed up for the event.

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Request for Operators, YMCA St. Peter’s Fiesta 5K, Gloucester, June 27, 2019

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA list: The YMCA St Peter’s Fiesta 5K Run is on Thursday, June 27th, 6:00pm. Start/finish is at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. The race starts at 6:00pm. Thursday, June 27th, 6:00pm, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. CAARA Has A Great Public Service Team. Come Out And Have Some Fun With Us. Why? You are using amateur radio to provide a needed public service to ensure the safety and smooth running of a public event in local communities. I would but I do not have a radio. No excuse, we have loaner radio’s available with a mag mount that …

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Hams Support Charity Road Race

Jeff Ayres WKID organized a group of hams to provide support for the Weymouth Food Pantry’s 5K Fresh Bite 5K Road Race. The race was held at Wompatuck State Park on Saturday June 15th. Joining Jeff was Anne Manna WB1ARU, Marcia Forde KW1U, Bob Mahoney KB1FBA, Jim O’Rourke WG1L, Larry Kenney W1VP, Rich Carnes, WA1RIW, Bob Azanow KA1KIJ, Rick Emord KB1TEE, Mike Davis WA1MAD and Greg Bennett KC1CIC who took the photo. WKID was NCS for the event. The hams got many thanks from the runners during the race and especially from the race organizers. Everyone had a great time …

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Volunteers Needed, Weymouth Food Pantry Fresh Bite 5K Hunger Run, Wompatuck State Park, June 15, 2019

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV, writes: The Weymouth Food Pantry is holding its annual Fresh Bite 5K race on June 15. The amateur radio club that normally provides communications for this event is not able to do so this year, so I am requesting assistance in putting together a group to accomplish this. The race is held in Wompatuck State Park. There are two courses, one that is 1 mile, the other is 5K or approximately 3 miles. As there is no vehicle access to the course, it may require a walk as far as a mile and a half to get …

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Volunteers Requested, Alzheimer’s Association Ride, June 22

Mark Richards, K1MGY, writes on the PART of Westford list: For the past few years now the Alzheimer’s Association RIDE has been scheduled smack on the same day as Field Day, June 22.  Volunteer participation has been diminished, but acceptable.  This year, we’re in deep doo doo 🙂 I’m sending this appeal to PART.. for those who are NOT planning to attend Field Day and would enjoy working a worthy event.  Volunteers are needed to provide communications support for this event.  There are three event courses, the longest being 62 Miles.  We use VHF Amateur Radio repeaters.  Operators will accompany …

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Request for Operators, YMCA Father’s Day 5K, Rockport, June 16

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the CAARA list: The YMCA Father’s Day 5K is on Sunday, June 16th in Rockport. It was a 5K & 10K last year, but this year it is only a 5K. Start/finish is at the Rockport High School at 24 Jerdens Ln. The race starts at 9 am. CAARA. Has A Great Public Service Team. Come Out And Have Some Fun With Us Why? You are using amateur radio to provide a needed public service to ensure the safety and smooth running of a public event in local communities. I would but I do not have …

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Volunteers Sought, North Attleborough Fire Fighters Kids Day, July 25-28, 2019

Ray Cord, K2TGX, writes on the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC mailing list: This a call for assistance from all EMA, CERT. HAM and MRC groups to help at the North Attleborough Fire Fighters Kids Day. Those Agencies that are supplying equipment (Light Towers, Message Boards etc) have been contacted separately for Mutual Aid  WHAT: N.A. Firefighters Kids Day- A four day long Family Event with a Carnival Games, Music, Vendors,  Classic Cars Cruise Night            Food Court Bands and ending with Fireworks at Dark on both Friday AND Saturday There will also be a Road Race on Sunday            Morning …

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for Monday June 3 at 8:30pm

Hello to all… The June ARES Net is Monday June 3, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. The July ARES net will be Monday July 1, 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 …

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Emergency Messaging Demonstration for Red Cross, FEMA is a Success

Courtesy ARRLWeb: With Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials monitoring, dozens of radio amateurs along the US east coast on May 23 demonstrated Amateur Radio’s ability to deliver messages without commercial power, infrastructure, or permanently established stations. The event took place in coordination with ARRL. The demonstration was a mock response to a simulated disaster scenario — a major hurricane with mass casualties. During the event, radio amateurs at portable stations from New England to the Carolinas delivered message traffic to W1AW, which coordinated and delivered the information to officials attending a joint Red Cross-FEMA meeting in …

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WX4NHC Annual On-The Air Station Test – Saturday June 1st, 2019 – 900 AM-500 PM EDT (1300-2100z)

Hello to all… Please see the following information from WD4R-Julio Ripoll, Assistant WX4NHC Coordinator on the 2019 WX4NHC On-Air Communications Test which will be held this Saturday June 1st, 2019 from 9 AM-5 PM EDT (1300-2100 UTC) across various bands and modes on Amateur Radio. We encourage Amateur Radio Operators in our region to participate. See link below: Special Announcement: WX4NHC Annual On-The Air Station Test – Saturday June 1st, 2019 – 900 AM-500 PM EDT (1300-2100z) Respectfully Submitted, Robert Macedo (KD1CY) ARES SKYWARN Coordinator Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM) Home/Data …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, June 1, 2019

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes: Net Control for the June 1, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SMH Sturdy Memorial Hospital. The net will commence at the usual time of 10:AM using the following repeaters in the order listed.  Fall River 146.805 tone 67.0 Norwood 147.210 tone 100.0 Boston 145.230 Tone Encode 88.5 Decode 100.0 Simplex 147.42 mhz The Net will then return to the Fall River 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.., …

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Local Amateurs Participate in Joint American Red Cross, FEMA Exercise

Amateurs in Eastern Massachusetts along with dozens of hams along the US East Coast demonstrated Amateur Radio’s ability to deliver messages without commercial power, infrastructure, or permanently established stations for officials of the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [Story, courtesy KC1CIC]

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Operators Requested, YuKanRun Twin Lobster Half-Marathon, Gloucester, June 2, 2019

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list: We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Twin Lobster Half Marathon at Gloucester High School on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The event begins at 9:00 AM; be on location by 8:30  AM. Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by Thursday, May 30th so I can plan staffing positions for the event. Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use (i.e.: mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; OEM rubber duck; etc.) so we have a better idea of …

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Call for Volunteers, Norton Founders Day, June 15, 2019

Ray Cord, K2TGX, writes on the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC list: This is the Official call for EMA, HAM, CERT and MRC Volunteers to help at Norton Founders Day Those Agencies that are supplying equipment have been contacted separately for Mutual Aid  WHAT: Norton Founders Day- An Evening long Family Town Picnic with Games, Music, Vendors,  Classic Cars Cruise Night            Food Court Bands and ending with Fireworks at Dark WHEN: Saturday June 15th from 5:00PM to 9:00PM WHERE: H.A. Yelle School Campus, 64 East Main St., Norton, across from Honey Dew Donuts. WHO: Everybody. Volunteers can bring their families …

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Volunteers Sought for YuKanRun Twin Lobster Half Marathon, Gloucester, June 2, 2019

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list: We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Twin Lobster Half Marathon at Gloucester High School on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The event begins at 9:00 AM; be on location by 8:30  AM. Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by Thursday, May 30th so I can plan staffing positions for the event. Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use (i.e.: mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; OEM rubber duck; etc.) so we have a better idea of …

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Request for Operators, Motif No. 1 Day Arts & 5K Fun Run, Rockport, May 18, 2019

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list: Motif No.1 Day Arts Fest & 5k Fun Run May 18th The Annual 5k and 1 mile fun run for the Rockport Public Schools Health and Wellness Programs. Location: Harvey Park in Downtown Rockport Dates: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Address: 4 High Street, Rockport, MA 01966 Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by May17th so I can plan staffing positions for the event.    Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use. (i.e.: Mobile; …

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Request for Operators, YMCA Back Shore 5K, Gloucester, May 16, 2019

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list: CAARA has a great public service team.  Come out and have some fun with us. Why?   You are using amateur radio to provide a needed public service to ensure the safety and smooth running of a public event in local communities.   “I would but I do not have a radio.” No excuse, we have loaner radio’s available with a mag mount that will work in your car just by just plugging it into the cigarette lighter socket. We have loaner hand held radios as well!   “I …

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Littleton Volunteer Corps

Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART-List: Last night, Wed. May 8th, I had the privilege to speak to the Littleton Volunteer Corps at the Littleton Fire station to about 20 participants. This group will be serving as a team to work as CERT and MRC combined to support their community in various roles. Last night I spoke to them about the resource of Amateur Radio. Some of the attendees were hams, but most were not. Those not initially familiar became very interested and asked about what it takes to become a ham (Question: What does “ham” mean? was asked). …

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Brain Tumor Ride, Waltham, May 19, 2019

James Bradley, KB1JKJ <bradleyjab@gmail.com> writes:   It’s that time of year again, the Brain Tumor Ride is less than two weeks away so, I am looking for Volunteers.  The National Brain Tumor Society is planning their 2019 Boston fundraising bike ride and they’re looking for amateur radio volunteers. The ride takes place on Sunday, May 19, starting at 7:00 AM from 200 West Street in Waltham. Volunteers will work until the early afternoon, with lunch provided.   If you are available to SAG in your own vehicle  please send me your information:   Your call sign, full name, and name you prefer on the air …

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Request for Operators, YuKanRun Fast Half Marathon, Hamilton, May 11, 2019

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on Cape Ann ARA list: We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Fast Half Marathon on Saturday, May 11 2019, 9:00 am be on Location by 8:30 Hamilton – Wenham High School 775 Bay Road South Hamilton, MA. Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by Thursday, May 9 so I can plan staffing positions for the event.  Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use. We Need 50-watt mobile units. (i.e.: mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; OEM rubber duck, etc.) so we have a better …

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