January 2022: EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (EMA) SECTION NEWS
Welcome to the ARRL Eastern Massachusetts (EMA) section news
Visit <https://ema.arrl.org/> for frequent updates to the news
ARRL NEW ENGLAND DIVISION CABINET MEETING – JANUARY 8, 2022
On Saturday, January 8, 2022, ARRL NE Division Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, along with NE Division Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, using Zoom met with division and club leaders throughout the NE ARRL Division. Fred announced these meetings will be held quarterly.
Meeting attendees heard presentations from Mike Walters, W8ZY, Manager of Field Services, and Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Manager of the Education and Learning Department at ARRL Headquarters. Also presenting were Larry Krainson, W1AST, on preparations for a ham radio presence at the ‘Big E’ in October,2022; and Rob Macedo, KD1CY, on efforts to recruit volunteers for the Boston Marathon and an update on the National Weather Service/SKYWARN program in New England.
A full summary of the New England Cabinet meeting is found at: <https://nediv.arrl.org/new-england-division-2022-1q-cabinet-meeting/>.
ARRL WELCOMES A NEW DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ARRL is pleased to announce the hiring of Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, into the role of Director of Emergency Management.
The full story may be found at: <http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-welcomes-new-director-of-emergency-management>.
UPCOMING FLEA MARKETS
WHITMAN ARC WINTER FEST 2022, JANUARY 15, 2022
K of C Hall, 1195 Bedford St. (Rt. 18), Whitman, MA 9:00AM-1:00PM; $5 entry fee. Talk-In is on the Whitman club repeater: 147.225Mhz +pl67
For more details see: <http://www.wa1npo.org/WF/WinterFest%20Flyer%202022.pdf>.
ALGONQUIN ARC FLEA MARKET, MARLBOROUGH, FEBRUARY 19, 2022
The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Marlborough Flea Market on February 19, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union Street, Marlborough, MA.
Talk-in is on the MMRA repeater, 147.27+ (PL 146.2). Any COVID-related updates will be carried on the AARC website at <http://n1em.org>.
A VE session will be held beginning at 9:00 AM. General admission is $5. Vendor tables are $15 before February 9, 2018, or $20 at the door if space is available. Each table includes one admission.
UPCOMING AREA CONVENTIONS
THE Vermont State Convention Feb. 26, 2022 Details at <http://ham-con.org/>.
NE 2022 HAMXPOSITION
August 26-28, 2022
The Northeast HamXposition (a.k.a. ARRL New England Division Convention) organizing committee has confirmed the dates for the 2022 convention in Marlborough: August 26-28, 2022. The Committee notes that this was the original weekend for the event before they were forced into a September slot due to venue conflicts.
NASHOBA VALLEY ARC (NVARC) LICENSE CLASS
The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club (NVARC) is offering a free amateur radio licensing course beginning on January 31st. The eight-night course will prepare students for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technician licensing exam that will be offered at the completion of the course.
This course is open to all, there are no age limits. Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins will be allowed. To register, contact Bruce Blain, K1BG, at (508) 341-5124 or via email at <email@example.com>.
Section Traffic Manager – Marcia Forde, KW1U Visit: <https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/>
The full complement of NTS net schedules may be found at: <https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/net-schedule/>
Section Emergency Coordinator – Rob Macedo KD1CY Visit: <https://ema.arrl.org/ares/>
News concerning ARES and Emergency Communications in the EMA section is updated regularly on our web site: <https://ema.arrl.org/ares/>
The ARRL Board meets this month in Connecticut on January 21-22, 2022. Fred AB1OC, New England Division Director, and Phil K9HI, New England Division Vice Director will be in attendance.
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SECTION LINKS
Where to find stuff:
New England Division website: <https://nediv.arrl.org/>
Section website: <https://ema.arrl.org/>
Section Facebook page: <https://www.facebook.com/easternmaarrl/>
Section Leadership: <https://ema.arrl.org/organization/#Section_Leadership>
Section Public Service List: <https://ema.arrl.org/eastern-ma-public-service-list/>
Section Speaker List: <https://ema.arrl.org/eastern-ma-club-speakers-list/>
To join EMA ARES visit: <https://secure.ema.arrl.org/qilan/ares/EMA/ARES_about>
The EMA monthly section news is jointly produced by Phil, K9HI, Assistant Section Manager and Tom, K1TW, Section Manager.
ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW