Request For Operators: Ride to Defeat ALS, September 19, 2021

Matt Brennan, NM1B, writes on the MMRA Public Service Events List:

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday 9/19 for the Ride to Defeat ALS. This is a low key event with the primary focus being on charity rather than racing. The 70 mile bicycle course begins at the Longfellow Club in Wayland and continues through several towns with rest stops in Hudson, Bolton, Acton, Concord, and Sudbury.

– While the event runs from 6 AM to 2 PM, some stations open as late as 9 AM and some close as early as 11 AM
– Operators working at a course station can report directly to their station
– We will attempt to locate you at a station closer to your home if possible.
– There will be two roving race vehicles that will require a mobile radio
– We will have both 2m and 70cm repeaters linked for this event

If you are able to help, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/WBSrVMNm1FGKH7br5

If you have any questions, please contact events@wect.org.

Thanks and 73,
Matt, NM1B

Request for Operators, YuKanRun Half-By-The-Sea Half Marathon, Manchester By the Sea, September 19, 2021

YouKanRun Manchester-by-the-SeaChris Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the CAARA mailing list:

 

We really need a trail/ tail vehicle for this event! Please help if you can.

Come out and have some fun with us. We have loaner radios if you need one. Come out and join the event. Just contact us and we will set you up with a radio.

We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Half-By-The-Sea Half Marathon By the Sea on September 19, 2021, 10:00am start time at Manchester Essex Memorial Elementary School, 43 Lincoln Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944.

Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by September 11th so I can plan staffing positions for the event.

While CAARA’s repeater performance has greatly improved the we may still experience some difficulty with communications especially with low-powered HT s, so we’ll be looking for higher powered equipment to staff those areas.

Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use ( mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; rubber duck, etc.) so we have a better idea of where to locate you along the event course per the potential of your equipment.

The course will be open and supported by CAARA for four hours. Runner safety is everyone’s top priority. Local EMT crews and ambulances will be available for three hours to help.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Half by the Sea Communications Team
Manchester, Mass
Last Updated: 9/13//2021 8:22 pm
Event date: Sunday, September,19, 2021
On Location: 9:45 AM
Starts: Half Marathon Run = 10:00 AM
Freq: W1GLO Repeater 145.130 – PL:107.2 Back up 146.505 Simplex

Eastern Massachusetts ARES Report – August/Early September 2021

Hello to all…

This will be the first in a series of monthly Eastern Massachusetts ARES reports that we will begin publishing on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site and will redistribute via the ARRL Section News provided we can meet the Section News deadline with our report. In the future, we plan to include additional statistical information on number of SKYWARN and ARES activations, total number of ARES members in the section as well as a narrative report in key happenings in Eastern Massachusetts ARES. We hope everyone finds these reports informative.

It has been a very active month of August from an ARES-SKYWARN perspective. A total of 7 SKYWARN activations have occurred between early August through early September. The largest activations were for Tropical Storm Henri and its impacts to mostly Southeast, South-Central and Southwest Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut and the remnants of Ida which occurred last Wednesday Night into Thursday. During Henri, Eastern Massachusetts ARES was placed on standby and over 120,000 lost power in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut with the most power outages in Rhode Island where over 80,000 lost power which is around 15-20% of the state of Rhode Island. The WX1BOX Amateur Radio team was active with self-activation gathering reports from ARES-SKYWARN teams all across the NWS Boston/Norton coverage area with numerous reports sent to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center, where reports from our network made the 11 AM August 22nd, 201 National Hurricane Center advisory. Some of this activity was covered by ARRL HQ and here are links to those articles:

http://www.arrl.org/news/grace-and-henri-keep-amateur-radio-weather-spotters-busy

http://www.arrl.org/news/hurricane-watch-net-turns-attention-to-henri-as-storm-hits-new-england

The remnants of Ida slammed the region with a widespread 3-8” of rain with isolated amounts approaching 9” causing widespread significant pockets of flash flooding. The remnants of Ida also caused severe weather in the from of straightline wind damage from wind gusts between 40-55 MPH with isolated higher winds of 60-80 MPH in thunderstorms in Dartmouth, Rochester and Yarmouthport, Massachusetts with an EF0 Tornado in Dennis Massachusetts. Cape Cod ARES-SKYWARN was active overnight and provided critical damage reports during the overnight hours through the efforts of KB1QCQ-Tom Wruk. Later in the morning based on some reports of storm damage received in Yarmouthport Massachusetts, KB1TLR-Barry Hutchinson, was able to provide excellent photos of the damage area and Tom and Barry’s information were part of the NWS Boston/Norton storm survey to determine that a EF0 Tornado occurred in Dennis Massachusetts with max winds of 75 MPH and straightline wind damage of 80 MPH occurred in Yarmouthport Massachusetts.

More information on these activations with post storm reports and photos will be posted on wx1box.org over the course of the next week.

Cape Cod ARES conducted a district exercise on Saturday August 7th. The drill went well with communications via NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System), Winlink, HF and 2m simplex all practiced during the exercise. The exercise also received excellent publicity from Cape Cod ARES via the following link:

https://www.barnstablecounty.org/2021/08/10/local-volunteer-ham-operators-integral-part-of-regions-emergency-response-complete-summer-field-exercise/

A reminder that the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for the month of September will be on the second Monday in September on Monday 9/13/21 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater Network due to the holiday on the first Monday of the month immediately following the RACES Nets which are also moved due to the Labor Day holiday. Hope to hear folks check into the net on Monday 9/13.

As we go through the month of September, we will be approaching the peak of hurricane season. Given the very wet weather pattern of the last few months, we must remain vigilant for any tropical systems that could impact our region as either a Tropical Storm/Hurricane or a remnant system for both SKYWARN and ARES activations.

Thanks to all for their continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Volunteers Sought for Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life, Holliston, October 2, 2021

Bruce Pigott, KC1US, writes on the MMRA Public Service Events list:

“Good day, I am David Gilman and I have taken over as the course safety and communications head for the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life charity bicycle ride on Saturday October 2nd 2021.

I am seeking additional volunteers to drive SAG (Support & Gear) vehicles as well as staffing the rest stops.

The ride starts and finishes at Fatima Shrine, 100 Summer St Holliston MA.
There are 3 routes measuring 12, 30 & 65 miles.

Could you please pass on my request to your membership and if they are interested in helping out please reach out to me at KC1DDH@gmail.com

Thank you,
Dave Gilman KC1DDH
KC1DDH@Gmail.com

South Shore SKYWARN Net Meets Every Saturday on the Bridgewater 147.18 Repeater

N4NMFBarry Kennedy, N4NMF, writes on the Massasoit ARA Facebook page:

Please join us for our South Shore SKYWARN Net tonight and every Saturday evening at 8:00 PM on our W1MV – 147.180, PL 67.0 MARA repeater. You can check in with the weather in your local area–be it just the temperature or a more comprehensive report. Hope to hear you on!

73 de Barry, N4NMF

Challenge Walk MS 2021 Needs Volunteers, September 10-12, 2021

Rick Savage, KB1LYJ, writes:
 
Challenge Walk MS 2021 at this time is scheduled to happen on September 10-12. This will be the 20th year of the walk  We are in need of 4-5 hams a day to cover communications at rest stops. Route will be going through parts of Hyannis/Barnstable, Dennis, Yarmouth, Harwich and Falmouth. You can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 days Please pass this around and feel free to share with others. Hopefully you can join us.
 
 
There is a special registration code for HAMS to save on the registration fee MSCHALLENGEWALKMSSTAR. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Please let me know that you have registered.
 
Rick Savage, KB1LYJ

KD1CY: “The SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program” in September 2021 QST

Kudos are in order to SKYWARN Coordinator and Eastern Massachusetts Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, of New Bedford, for his article “The SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program” published in the September 2021 QST. The two-page article discusses the importance of Amateur Radio storm spotters, adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and becoming a trained spotter. 

You can vote for Rob’s article to win the September 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award  by visiting: <http://www.arrl.org/cover-plaque-poll>.

photo of KD1CY article "The SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program" in September 2021 QST

Cape Cod ARES District Exercise “Operation Big Blow” – Saturday 8/7/21 – 1000 AM-1200 PM

Hello to all…

Cape Cod ARES will conduct a district exercise “Operation Big Blow” as an advanced level exercise. Given the significant push for Amateur Radio volunteers for the 2021 Boston Marathon, several ARES District Emergency Coordinators who are either out of area or dealing with significant professional/personal workload and the high level of SKYWARN Activations during the month of July, formal section participation from the exercise has been dropped but anyone wishing to participate from outside of the Cape Cod district is more than welcome to do so and can reach the Cape Cod ARES district via 2m simplex, HF and digital modes such as Winlink and NBEMS.  This is the exercise plan: Cape Cod ARES District “Operation Big Blow” Exercise.

In mid-November, we will plan another section wide exercise. This will allow for large events such as support for Northeast HamXposition and the Boston Marathon to complete as well as support for Amateur Radio hurricane nets for the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season which is expected to ramp up and become more active as we head into mid-August. Amateur Radio Operators in the Eastern Massachusetts section should think about and prepare for what they would do if a landfalling hurricane were to strike Southern New England. The last direct landfalling hurricane to affect Southern New England was Hurricane Bob in August 1991, 30 years ago. The last major hurricane strike (Cat-3 or higher) to affect the region was Hurricane Carol in 1954. Now is a great time to prepare for the “what if” of a landfalling hurricane by preparing your station and augmenting its capabilities participating in SKYWARN Net Activations for localized severe weather events and participating in public service events where available. If a hurricane landfall does not occur this season, you will be more prepared for a major incident, weather related or otherwise, that could require Amateur Radio and ARES support.

Thanks for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES and SKYWARN!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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2021 Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Volunteer Registration, Final Extension

Amateur Radio volunteer registration has been extended for a final time and closes on Friday August 6th, 2021 at 500 PM EDT for the 125th anniversary of the Boston Marathon. Registration information is below:

On behalf of the BAA Amateur Radio Communications Committee, we hope everyone has stayed safe and healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic. After last year’s race was moved to a virtual only event, we are now approaching the 125th live running of the Boston Marathon.

Volunteer registration has been open for the Marathon since Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM and the Amateur Radio volunteer registration deadline has been extended one final time to Friday August 6th, 2021 at 500 PM EDT.  The race itself is taking place on Monday, October 11, 2021.

For Returning Volunteers:
The BAA sends out an email which provides you with a direct link once registration is open. This email will also include your loyalty number, which is required for sign up. New for this year is that returning volunteers will need to setup an account via the BAA Athlete’s Village.

For New Volunteers:
If you haven’t previously volunteered, or have a friend who would like to volunteer, please go directly to the Volunteer Registration page and follow the instructions for new volunteers which will include setup of an account via the BAA Athlete’s Village.

Volunteer registration link can be seen at the following link:
https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/volunteer/volunteer-registration

Don’t delay! Volunteer registration has been extended for a final time and closes on Friday August 6th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Help us get the word out by forwarding this message to your club and other amateur radio operators who wish to volunteer. Most volunteers first learn about the event through word of mouth. If you know new licensees who might like to join us, please make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick mention at your club meeting can be a big help.

We understand that with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and the continued fluid situation on how it will affect the 2021 Boston Marathon, you may have questions about requirements and what COVID mitigations will be required for volunteers. If you have any questions regarding COVID mitigations, about the upcoming volunteer registration period, or the 2021 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 fun, comfortable, and effective. With respect to COVID-19 mitigations, we will do our best to answer questions but appreciate everyone’s patience, flexibility, and understanding that mitigation efforts and plans remain very fluid and could change based on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic as we get closer to the fall.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Thank you, and 73,
Boston Marathon Communications Committee
contact@hamradioboston.org

 

Volunteers Sought for Cape Cod MS Challenge September 10-12, 2021

MS Challenge Walk logoNorm Cantin, WA1NLG, writes:

The Cape Cod MS Challenge walk is looking for Amateur radio operator volunteers.  The event is September 10-12, 2021   This event is unique in that we welcome day volunteers or entire weekend volunteers (we call this group our “Crew”). Information about the event is in the link below.

https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=521

 Matoaka Kipp is the the Volunteer Engagement Specialist at the National MS Society who coordinates the Amateur radio operators.

 If available, please register using the link above.  Thanks in advance.

73, Norm

Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net – Monday August 2nd, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater Network

Hello to all…

The August Eastern Massachusetts ARES section net will be Monday August 2nd, 2021 at 830 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:
https://mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_linking.html (Click the ARES box to see the repeaters and other systems linked)

We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. For this month’s ARES Net, we will have announcements around a final extension for anyone interested in volunteering at the 2021 Boston Marathon, Northeast HamXposition and an exercise on Saturday 8/7/21 being run by Cape Cod ARES. This exercise will not be section wide due to all of the SKYWARN activations over the month of July in the region but all in the section are welcome to participate.

Thanks for your continued support of ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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Volunteers Requested, YuKanRun Triple Threat 5K, Half Marathon, Rockport, August 1, 2021

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:

We are looking for a few Check Points for the Triple Threat Communications Team. We have a few operators who cannot make it for the first of the month that realized they had other plans.

If you can help and are available, please reply to this email or email me at K1TAT@outlook.com.

Thank you,
Chris
W1TAT


Triple Threat Communications Team.
Rockport, Mass
Last Updated: July 25, 11:14 am
Event date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
On Location: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Starts: 5K Run = 8:00 am Half Marathon Run = 9:00 am
Frq: W1GLO Repeaters 145.130 – PL:107.2 Back up: 443.700 + PL:107.2

2021 Boston Marathon Amateur Radio Volunteer Registration Extended

Amateur Radio Volunteers for the 2021 Boston Marathon. Amateur Radio volunteer registration has been extended to Friday July 30, 2021 at 500 PM EDT as there is still a need for more Amateurs to register to reach the required number of volunteers. Registration information is below:
 
On behalf of the BAA Amateur Radio Communications Committee, we hope everyone has stayed safe and healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic. After last year’s race was moved to a virtual only event, we are now approaching the 125th live running of the Boston Marathon.

Volunteer registration has been open for the Marathon since Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM and the Amateur Radio volunteer registration deadline has been extended to Friday July 30th, 2021 at 500 PM EDT.  The race itself is taking place on Monday, October 11, 2021.

For Returning Volunteers:
The BAA sends out an email which provides you with a direct link once registration is open. This email will also include your loyalty number, which is required for sign up. New for this year is that returning volunteers will need to setup an account via the BAA Athlete’s Village.

For New Volunteers:
If you haven’t previously volunteered, or have a friend who would like to volunteer, please go directly to the Volunteer Registration page and follow the instructions for new volunteers which will include setup of an account via the BAA Athlete’s Village.

Don’t delay! Volunteer registration has been extended and closes on Friday July 30th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Help us get the word out by forwarding this message to your club and other amateur radio operators who wish to volunteer. Most volunteers first learn about the event through word of mouth. If you know new licensees who might like to join us, please make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick mention at your club meeting can be a big help.

 
We understand that with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and the continued fluid situation on how it will affect the 2021 Boston Marathon, you may have questions about requirements and what COVID mitigations will be required for volunteers. If you have any questions regarding COVID mitigations, about the upcoming volunteer registration period, or the 2021 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 fun, comfortable, and effective. With respect to COVID-19 mitigations, we will do our best to answer questions but appreciate everyone’s patience, flexibility, and understanding that mitigation efforts and plans remain very fluid and could change based on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic as we get closer to the fall.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Thank you, and 73,
Boston Marathon Communications Committee
contact@hamradioboston.org

 

KD1CY: “Boston Marathon Organization Make Up” on RATPAC Online, July 22, 2021

RATPAC logoThursday, July 22, RATPAC Zoom Presentation 

Starts 9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CDT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3:00 PM HST

TOPIC:  Boston Marathon Organization Make up

Speaker/Presenter: Rob Macedo KD1CY

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National Weather Service, SKYWARN Acknowledged at ARRL Re-Opening Ceremony, July 15, 2021

In addition to ARRL board members and political dignitaries attending the ARRL Re-opening Ceremony at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut: Glenn Field, KB1GHX, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NOAA / National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts; and Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Eastern MA Section Emergency Coordinator and ARES SKYWARN Coordinator.

Field and Macedo were both acknowledged in the public ceremony by ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA. 

photo of Rob Macedo, Glenn Field, Dahlia Field
Foreground: Rob Macedo, KD1CY; Glenn Field, KB1GHX; Dahlia Field. -K9HI photo

 

[See also: ARRL Re-Opening Ceremony Featured Dignitaries, Full Board and Newington Staff, July 15, 2021]

Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net – Monday July 12th, 2021 at 830 PM EDT on the MMRA Repeater Network

Hello to all…

The July Eastern Massachusetts ARES section net will be Monday July 12th, 2021 at 830 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. It is on the second Monday of the month due to Monday July 5th being the observed holiday for US Independence Day.

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:
https://mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_linking.html (Click the ARES box to see the repeaters and other systems linked)

We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net. For this month’s ARES Net, we will have comments on an upcoming ARES exercise we are planning on Saturday August 7th, 2021, past SKYWARN activation information and the continued need for Amateur Radio volunteers for the 2021 Boston Marathon.

Thanks for your continued support of ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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July ARES and RACES Nets Will be on the Second Monday of July Due to Independence Day Holiday Observed on Monday 7/5/21

Hello to all…
 
We hope everyone has had a great Independence Day holiday weekend so far. With Independence Day being on July 4th, the observed state legal holiday is on Monday July 5th, 2021 so the RACES and ARES Nets will be held on the second Monday of July, Monday 7/12/21 at the usual times. We look forward to talking to everyone on the nets next week. Thanks!
 
73,Rob-KD1CY.
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator

Massachusetts State Triathlon – Winchendon – Sun 7/11/11 Needs Amateur Radio Volunteers

From the MMRA Email List and KC1US-Bruce Pigott:

Hi Folks,

We’re looking for amateur radio operators to assist with the Massachusetts State Triathlon in Winchendon on Sun 7/11.   It occurs from about 7am to 1pm (some assignments should secure as early as 10am, and most by Noon). This is an Olympic Distance Triathlon, with a .9 mi swim, 22 mi bike and 6.2 mi run. Registration often fills up.   The expanded course will continue, down into the centers of Gardner and Baldwinville.   This means our communications plan will involve using a variety of systems on both 2m and 70cm, including deploying portable repeater systems.   We will forward maps and details about the event to those signed up.

More info online: www.maxperformanceonline.com

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to events@wect.org and let us know if you have UHF equipment with DCS / DPL. Thanks!

Thanks and 73,
Matt, NM1B

Matt Brennan, NM1B
nm1b@wect.org
(508) 425-2750 x107

YuKan Road Races to Begin Effective August 1, 2021

CAARA logoChristopher Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:

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YuKan road races will begin again effective August 1, 2021. Our first live, in-person road race will be the Building Center TripleThreat Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile in beautiful Rockport, MA on August 1, 2021. Registration is open. We’re grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding as we all worked together to navigate the difficult circumstances that the pandemic presented us all.

We look forward to seeing everyone return to the starting line at long last. We’ll be there to cheer for you when you reach the arch and celebrate your well-earned finish. Reaching your goals will be a little bit sweeter this year. Cheers to racing again in 2021.

Chris
K1TAT

Hams Active for Bike MS: Cape Cod Getway, July 10, 2021

Steve Johnson, KC1HO, writes on the W1ATD Marshfield Facebook page:
 
Both the Marshfield 145.39 and Norwell 145.25 repeaters will be used for the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway on July 10 from 6 AM to 4 PM. Activity on these repeaters should end around 1 PM as the race moves south of the repeater coverage area and they switch to the Plymouth repeater.
 
Please refrain from using these repeaters during these hours on July 10.
 
The K1USN net which is normally held on Saturdays at 9:00 will be skipped for July 10.