Section Manager (SM) - Phil Temples, K9HI 
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ 
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) - Rob Macedo, KD1CY 
Section Traffic Manager (STM) – Marcia Forde, KW1U 
State Government Liaison (SGL) - Shawn O'Donnell, K3HI 
Technical Coordinator (TC) – Dan Brown, W1DAN


On January 25, Cape Cod & Islands District ARES conducted a successful
winter operations exercise named "Glacier Bay" to test amateurs'
emergency communications capabilities between stations inside and
outside of the District. Various EOCs were charged with maintaining
communications with a command station in Sandwich. In addition,
hospital stations, shelters, and other ARES member home stations
participated. According to DEC Frank O'Laughlin, WQ1O, "[Glacier Bay]
built upon the lessons learned from our past operational exercises."
Digital NBEMS communications and NVIS HF voice modes were employed for
the event.

The Algonquin ARC flea market will be held on February 15 at the 1Lt.
Charles W. Whitcomb School (formerly the Intermediate/Middle School),
25 Union Street, Marlborough. Doors open at 9:00 AM for general
admission; setup starts at 6:30 AM. Talk-in will be conducted on the
147.27 MHz repeater (PL 146.2). See <http://tinyurl.com/n4gumuf> for
more details.

Cape Ann ARA President W4HIX reports the recent painting party at the
club shack was a great success. Stan alludes to a "mysterious message"
painted above the first floor station. Hmm...

W1UE and crew held a WRTC2014 work party on January 7 in Milford where
they installed rotor shelves, rotors, masts, and checked Rohn top
section installations. Many more volunteers are needed to perform a
variety of tasks for this international event, which will bring
renowned contesters from around the world to Massachusetts and New
England in July. To learn how you can become involved, visit

Do you know a deserving young amateur attending college who could
benefit from financial assistance? The non-profit Foundation for
Amateur Radio is inviting applications for the Amateur Radio-related
scholarships it administers. These academic awards are sponsored by
both individuals and by Amateur Radio clubs from across the US. The FAR
scholarship application process is open to Amateur Radio licensees
worldwide. Awards range from $500 to $5000. Applications are due by
April 30, 2014. More info can be found at

Congratulations to Brett Smith, AB1RL, who was the recent recipient of
the Boston Amateur Radio Club's Ham of the Year Award.

The Minuteman Repeater Association anticipates that renovations at its
Sligo repeater site should be completed in the next few months.
Accordingly, the MMRA board is discussing the possibility of holding an
open house this spring to showcase the site. Details will be announced
in the future.

Official Observer Coordinator Ed Parish, K1EP is scheduled to speak
about the OO/Amateur Auxiliary Program to members of the Framingham ARA
at their February 6 meeting.

Technical Coordinator Dan Brown, W1DAN will present on "How to Use an
Oscilloscope" at the February 18 meeting of the Wellesley ARS.

The NTS traffic net MARI achieved 100 percent representation for all
its early and late 1RN sessions in January, according to 1RN Net
Manager W1KX.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Framingham ARA flea
market on April 6 from 9 AM to 12 Noon at the Keefe Technical School in
Framingham. More info at <http://fara.org/flea>.  

This SM was privileged to attend a recent meeting of the Southeastern
MA ARA in Dartmouth. Guest speaker W1TAV spoke about power generation.

KW2T and W1XP recently hosted the first in a series of Tech Night
meetings for the Nashoba Valley ARC in Pepperell. 

The ARRL DX CW Contest is happening February 15-16. Propagation guru
W1HIS writes on the YCCC reflector, "Propagation looks better for this
contest than it has looked for years. It's scary. So many bands will be
open to so many places for so many hours; it's going to be exhausting.
There won't be any slow time." The ARRL DX Phone weekend is March 1-2.
You can find the contest rules at <http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx>.

KM1CC ("Kilo Marconi One Cape Cod") was QRV on the airwaves January
17-18 to commemorate the 111th anniversary of Marconi's "Atlantic
leap," the first wireless message transmitted from the United States to
Europe. KM1CC used three operating stations. QSL via SASE to the KM1CC
QRZ.com address.

Members of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and other area hams mourn
the recent loss of Silent Key Raymond A. Shoop, III, N1CW, of

I enjoyed the fellowship of the friendly folks of the Genesis ARS in
Plymouth at their January 27 monthly meeting.

A good crew was on hand at the K1USN Radio Club in Braintree on January
11 to erect a new Carolina Windom antenna. According to K1USN's Pi Pugh,
K1RV, the 266-foot-long antenna "will now give us access to 160 meters,
as well as being able to handle high power from either of our HF
operating positions."

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine invites radio amateurs from
Maine and across New England to participate in the fourth annual Maine
Two-Meter FM Simplex Challenge contest on February 16. Details can be
found at <http://tinyurl.com/olfg9cb>.

KD4OFZ will serve as NCS for the Eastern MA Hospital Net on February 1
from the Plymouth EOC. The net will commence at 10 AM, cycling through
the following repeaters: Plymouth 146.685, tone 82.5; Dartmouth
147.000, tone 67.0; Bridgewater 147.180, tone 67.0; Falmouth 147.375;
tone 110.9; simplex 147.42; before concluding on the Plymouth

Says WZ1B at the Cape Ann ARA: "We started our annual code class week,
focusing on those JUST beginning their CW learning. It was fun and the
new folks are impressive. Practice is designed for all levels,
participating when you can, on your schedule." Rick adds, "I just
received from Germany a World War II German Luftwaffe pilot leg key. It
is a working key and available to those in the class to play with a
solidly designed piece of history."

On the subject of improving your Morse code skills, KW1U writes, "Check
out the CW Operators Club, at <http://tinyurl.com/nwxdqc2>. It's a lot
of fun."

The Eastern MA ARRL cabinet and invited guests will meet in Hopkinton
on February 24.

Attention antique radio aficionados: the New England Antique Radio Club
will hold its swap meet on February 16 from 8 AM to 12 Noon at the
Westford Regency Inn in Westford. Details can be found at

The United States Army web site prominently featured a story about
MARS, entitled "Army's Military Auxiliary Radio System still relevant
in Internet age" at <http://tinyurl.com/mbnqs5p>.

The ARRL has just released a new video, "ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham
Radio."  "This is a well thought out presentation, with crisp graphics
and production values," writes Pete Kemp, KZ1Z on the QCWA reflector.
"It's a 25-minute retrospective of amateur radio, presenting not just
our illustrious past but a peak at the future. I would highly recommend
this video for non-ham public relations, as well as Amateur Radio clubs
and gatherings." The video can be viewed online at



ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Phillip Temples, K9HI