Request for Operators, YuKanRun Around Cape Ann Half-Marathon, October 20, 2019

Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT, <K1TAT@outlook.com> writes: YuKanRun Around Cape Ann Half Marathon on October 20th. CAARA has a great public service team. 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. Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event  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 HTs, so we’ll be looking for higher powered equipment to staff …

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Volunteers Needed for Halloween Watch, Marlborough, October 31, 2019

Joe Reynolds, KA1GDQ, writes on the Algonquin ARC list:   As you know, Halloween Watch is around the corner.  I am going to need 15 volunteers (including a Net Control).        School Minimum Hihgh School 4 Middle School 3 Hildreth School * 2 Kane School 1 Richer School 1 Jaworek School 1 Bigalow School 1 Senior Center 1 NET CONTROL 1 MINIMUM NEEDED 15   If you are available, school watch is from 7pm – 11pm. We do this to help the school system out, who donates the cafes at the middle school for the Flea Market and …

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Marine Lodge Supports Falmouth ARA Communications Trailer Project

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has received a generous donation in support of their communications trailer project from Marine Lodge, the town’s Masonic Lodge. On October 3, 2019, Marine Lodge Master Erich F. Horgan and Lodge member Maxwell J. Weinfuss, KC1MAX, presented a $5,000 check to the FARA Board of Directors. The goal of the trailer project is to assemble a professional, self-contained, mobile communications platform that will be used to support emergency, and non-emergency, public safety and public service events.  [Full story]

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Head of the Charles, Volunteers Sought, October 19-20, 2019

Henry Brown, K1WCC, writes on the Falmouth ARA Facebook page:   This is a fun event with Amateur Radio being a big part of it. Contact Jeff Arnold, K1EMS, directly if interested. Dates are October 19-20. It’s great way to meet other volunteers and do something useful with your HT.   — This is the final request for more help for this year’s HOCR I have 1 water open for Saturday 5 land on Friday 2 water on Sunday Pass the word around. Registration ends this coming Tuesday Thank you in advance Jeff ******************************************************* Sincerely and Fraternally, Jeffrey Arnold Aleppo2010@comcast.net …

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Cape Cod ARES at Falmouth Community Emergency Preparedness & Fire Prevention Fair, September 21, 2019

Cape Cod radio amateurs participated in the seventh annual Falmouth Community Emergency Preparedness and Fire Prevention Fair at the Gus Canty Community Center, Falmouth, on September 21, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The fair featured “more than 60 organizations and numerous children’s activities, including a Touch-A-Truck in the parking lot.” Falmouth Hospital ARES (W1HQH) had a table prominently on display, staffed by Tom Wruk, KB1QCQ, Gene Bradeen, KX1C, and Frank O’Laughlin, WQ1O. “We set up some display kit gear and answered questions from the public on communications,” writes Cape and Islands District Emergency Coordinator WQ1O. “It was great …

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Request for Operators, YuKanRun Half-By-The-Sea Half Marathon, Manchester, September 22, 2019

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the CAARA mailing list:   CAARA has a great public service team! 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. on Sunday, September 22. Please be on location at your Check Point by 9:30 AM for a 10:00 AM start. Manchester Essex Memorial Elementary School, 43 Lincoln Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 Please let me know if you …

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Volunteers Needed: Buzzards Bay Du/Triathlon – Sunday, September 15th

Matt Brennan-NM1B writes: Hi Folks, I’m looking for about fifteen hams to provide communications assistance for the Buzzard’s Bay Triathlon in Westport on Sunday, September 15th. It occurs from 9AM (hams will meet at 8AM) until about 1PM (some assignments should secure by noon). It will be held in Horseneck Beach State Park and includes a swim, bike and run that travels through the town of Westport. There is also a duathlon option. More info online: www.maxperformanceonline.com. It is a very scenic area. Please send a note to events@wect.org if you’re able to help. This is well outside WECT’s normal …

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WECT Public Service Events

Courtesy wma.arrl.org: The Worcester Emergency Communications Team is looking for ham radio operators to assist with two more upcoming public service events.  Both of these events are out of WECT’s normal operational area. The Buzzard’s Bay Triathlon in Westport on Sunday, September 15th. It occurs from 9 AM (hams will meet at 8 AM) until about 1 PM (some assignments should secure by noon). It will be held in Horseneck Beach State Park and includes a swim, bike and run that travels through the town of Westport. There is also a duathlon option. It is a very scenic area. The Ride to Defeat ALS on Sunday September 22 from 6 AM to …

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Requested, Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life, October 5, 2019

Dave Gilman, KC1DDH, writes:   Mark Richards, K1MGY and I head up the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life event based out of Holliston and we are coming up woefully short of volunteers from our usual pool. We are in need of Amateur Radio operators to operate at rest stops and as SAG vehicles roaming the course to keep an eye on and assist the cyclists.   The event is on Saturday, October 5th based at Fatima Shrine in Holliston.  There are three routes:  12 mile, 30 mile and 65 mile courses traversing Holliston, Sherborn, Medfield, Medway and Hopkinton.  We can …

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Ham Assistance Requested, Marlborough Labor Day Parade, September 2, 2019

Ed Fitzgerald, K1DIN, writes on the Algonquin ARC mailing list:   This email is intended for AARC members who have not participated as security observers before in the Marlborough Labor Day Parade. We usually have our members posted at 12 to14 locations throughout the Parade and connected via the repeater to Net Control. Our mission is to report emergencies or anything unusual to Net Control which is in direct contact with MPD Dispatch and has the MPD Incident Commander in close proximity. All observers have MPD Officers assigned nearby who are in touch with Dispatch. In short, an observer reports …

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Amateur Radio Support for Baystate Marathon & Half Marathon, Lowell, October 20, 2019

Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list: Amateur Radio operators have been asked once again to support the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon. This year the event is on Sunday, October 20th. Our operational time period is from approximately 0700 until event completion (estimated 1400). Our assistance has been requested by Lowell Office of Emergency Management and Lowell Fire Department. The communications team will be employing Amateur Radio to provide this communications asset. Amateur Radio will be used for:       * Accountability net: the purpose of this net is to coordinate with a race public information …

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Algonquin ARC, Marlborough EMA Support for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, September 14, 2019

Eric Williams, KV1J, writes on the Algonquin ARC mailing list: To: Algonquin Radio Club and Marlborough EMA Team Please mark your calendars for our support of the biannual joint Hudson-Marlborough Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, September 14th.  Our support is a combined effort by the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club and the Marlborough Emergency Management Team.  Using our radio communications skills, we manage the traffic flow and validate residency for the approximately 400 cars that come to the event.  We use the Emergency Management’s UHF radios.  If you have them, please bring your Ham UHF portable radio since we …

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Cape Cod ARES Summer Exercise – Saturday 8/10/19 1000 AM-1200 PM

Rob Macedo-KD1CY writes: Cape Cod ARES will conduct their summer exercise on Saturday August 10th, 2019 from 1000 AM-1200 PM. The exercise will be led by Cape Cod ARES District Emergency Coordinator, WQ1O-Frank O’Laughlin. All are welcome to participate. The Cape Cod ARES Exercise document can be seen at the following link: Cape Cod ARES August 10th 2019 Exercise Plan

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Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net – Saturday August 3rd, 2019 – 1000 AM EDT

Good evening, Since we do not have a Net Control Volunteer for the upcoming August Net, the South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group – W1SSH will once again act as Net Control. The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters and simplex frequency in the order listed. Please note: The simplex frequency for this month’s net has changed. Because we will be using the frequency in simplex mode, without tone, if it is not already programmed into your radio, the frequency can easily be entered into your radios “VFO” channel without the need …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, August 3, 2019

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes: Good Morning Everyone, The August 3, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net is approaching. We do not have anyone signed up to conduct the August net. If anyone is interested in taking a turn as Net Control Station please let us know.  Below are the repeaters we have available for our use. Let us know which 3 or 4 repeaters you would like to use and we will make all the notifications. We will also send you a copy of our net preamble if you like which you may modify for your own use.  73’s, John  O’- K1JRO …

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Request For Operators: YuKanRun Triple Threat Half Marathon and 5K, August 4, 2019

Chris Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list: We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Triple Threat Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Please be on location by 8:00; starts at Rockport High School, 24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA 01966. Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by August 4th so I can plan staffing positions for the event. While CAARA’s repeater performance has greatly improved with the replacement of our new antennas, the northern regions of this course may still experience some difficulty with …

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

Deputy Director Norton EMA 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. Our event is coming up quickly and I am still in need of staff for every day both day and evening for our event.  If you could please get back to me with your agencies staff availability, any and all help would be …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net – July 6, 2019

Hi Everyone, Net Control for the July 6, 2019 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH, The South Shore Health Amateur Radio Group. The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters in the order listed. 1. Plymouth 146.685 tone 131.8 2. W. Bridgewater 146.775 dcs 244 3. Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5 4. Simplex 147.42 MHz The Net will then return to the Plymouth 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 …

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Falmouth ARA Emergency Communications Trailer Project

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association has embarked upon an ambitious project to raise $14,000 by September 1, 2019 for the purchase a 16-foot utility trailer and to “assemble a professional, self-contained, mobile communications platform that would be utilized for emergency and non-emergency, public safety and public service events.” FARA intends to outfit the trailer with a number of operator positions that would “allow operation on a multitude of communications networks and frequencies … including local amateur radio repeaters that link local and regional communications for storm shelters, hospitals and aid stations.” The trailer would also be utilized for non-emergency events …

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