MAY 2018: EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (EMA) SECTION NEWS
Section news is available daily via our website and Facebook. The section website is found at <https://ema.arrl.org/>. EMA Facebook page is found at <https://www.facebook.com/easternmaarrl/>.
Section leadership is found at: <https://ema.arrl.org/organization/#Section_Leadership>
We begin the month with a staff reorganization announcement. “Important ARES Leadership Reorganization in Eastern Massachusetts Section”:
As part of a renewed emphasis on ARES throughout the Eastern Massachusetts section, I have appointed Greg Bennett, KC1CIC as the new Section Emergency Coordinator. As Greg assumes his new role, I wish to thank outgoing SEC Marek Kozubal, KB1NCG for his service to the section for the past three years.
Eastern Massachusetts Staff Meeting at WGBH Studios On April 28, ten members of the EMA Section Leadership gathered in Boston to review and approve a section plan for 2018. The plan includes the following projects some of which are already well along:
- Our new web site at <https://ema.arrl.org> with new content added daily;
- Our new EMA Facebook page found at https://www.facebook.com/easternmaarrl/;
- NTS support statewide: Check out the daily cadence of NTS nets across our state at <https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/net-schedule/>; All are welcome to join.
- Club Coordination: Andy KB1OIQ, EMA club coordinator has been assisting every EMA club update their information on the ARRL web site and soliciting applications for Special Service Club (SSC) recognition. Contact Andy to learn more about the SSC program.
- Field Day promotion: We are expecting Field Day proclamations and resolutions to be issued shortly from the Governor, Senate and House.
- ARES: We devoted the most meeting time to outline plans and opportunities for greater ARES engagement and visibility section-wide. Among the identified priorities:
(1) guiding and engaging newcomers
(2) developing a section emergency plan
(3) expanding ARES nets>
(4) additional training and exercise opportunities
(5) finding volunteers and future leaders, and
(6) ARES utilization of NTS as part of section emergency plans.
Much more will be forthcoming on these section projects.
AMATEUR RADIO INVOLVEMENT IN IEEE CONFERENCE, BOSTON, JULY 8-12
Volunteers are still sought for this event. If you or your radio club would like to be involved in this high profile project, please register at <https://ema.arrl.org/hamradio-ieee-ap-s-2018-seeks-volunteers-july-8-12-2018/>.
FIELD DAY: June 23-24,2018
Make sure your club is listed on the Eastern Massachusetts Field Day Locator web site. Go to <http://fd.ema.arrl.org/> and enter your information so others can easily find you.
June 1-3, 2018: NE1PL on the USS Massachusetts 2018
The USS Massachusetts will participate on June 1-3 for “Museum Ships on the Air”. Anyone interested in coming out and operating please contact Rick, KB1TEE at <email@example.com>. In addition to radio operators they are seeking people to help log contacts, speak to guests and other duties. Check out the website <http://www.ne1pl.org> for updates on operations. (Information via Rick Emord, KB1TEE)
“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT RADIO CLUB?”
The section staff is compiling information about Eastern MA radio clubs that are no longer active. Please visit <https://ema.arrl.org/affiliated-clubs/radio-clubs-of-yesteryear/> and send any information you might have to ASM Phil Temples, K9HI at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
THIS MONTH’S CLUB NEWS AND OTHER NEWS
Here is a recent sample of the club news you can find daily on our great Eastern Massachusetts section website. Just enter the URL to read the story:
Eastern MA 2018 Field Day Directory
Eastern MA Stations Active for Museum Ships Weekend, June 2-3, 2018
Amateur Radio Technician License in a Weekend Course, Natick, June 29-30, 2018
Week-long Beginner Level Amateur Radio Course for Youth and Families, Natick, June 25-29, 2018
New NCS for Eastern MA 2 Meter Net
Eastern MA Hospital Net, June 2, 2018<
Rob Macedo KD1CY featured on ARRL Audio News
Breakfast and SKYWARN Training, Littleton, June 2, 2018
Field Day Safety Officer Checklist
New England Wireless and Steam Museum Hours, Summer 2018
Pilgrim Amateur Wireless Association Field Day 2018
Whitman ARC Field Day 2018
New Fox Hunting Listserv Now On-line
NWS: “Damage at NEAR-Fest the Result of a Tornado”
Boston ARC Public Service Events, June 24 & July 3, 2018
More news is added daily to the website at <https://ema.arrl.org>. Please visit often and enjoy!
Does your club need a speaker for a meeting? Here is a helpful resource, <https://ema.arrl.org/2018/04/16/eastern-ma-club-speakers-list/>.
Contact Marcia, KW1U, at email@example.com or join one of the many nets below to learn more about traffic handling.
The National Traffic System (NTS), April 2018 Recognitions:
Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) April:
W1RVY, KC1CIC, KW1U, N1TF, N1IQI, N1SYC, N1LAH, K1BML, KC1HHO, NV1N and WA1LPM.
Brass Pounder League (BPL) April:
See the monthly “Public Service” column in QST for more information about the BPL and PSHR recognitions.
NTS NETS (COMBINED EMA/WMA)
EMA/WMA NTS Nets are listed below. Please support the nets and check in.
EM2MN 145.230 MHz 8PM Daily
MARIPN 3978 KHz 6PM Tu, Th, Sa
HHTN MMRA Repeaters 10PM Su, M, W, F
CITN 147.375 MHz 7:30PM M, Tu, Th, Sa
MARI 3565 KHz 7PM Daily
CM2MN 146.970 MHz 9PM Daily
WMTN 146.910 MHz 10AM Daily
WMTN 146.910 MHz 1PM Daily
WMEN 3944 KHz 8:30AM Su
NEPN 3945 KHz 8:45AM Su
FIRST REGION NET (1RN/FRN) APRIL 2018 REPORTS (NTS)
Bill, W1KX, manages 1RN Cycle 4, the evening CW net. Bill reports in April there were 59 sessions, 123 pieces of traffic and 190 check-ins.
Betsy, K1EIC, manages FRN Cycle 2, the daytime SSB net. Betsy reports in April there were 60 sessions, 134 pieces of Traffic and 223 check-ins.
The Cape Ann ARA reports the passing of Joe Pallazola, WB1CHJ of Gloucester.
The key of Carl Johnson, NS1N, Scituate, has gone silent, reports the Genesis ARS.
The Pilgrim ARC reports that friend and former member Paul Kozar, KI4WLB, Harwich, has passed away.
73 until next month,
ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW