About the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL Section

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The Eastern MA ARRL field organization serves some 2600 ARRL members who live in the eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, encompassing the counties of: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk.

Through our staff of experienced amateurs and affiliated radio clubs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.



Wellesley Amateur Radio Society Field Day 2018

The Wellesley Amateur Radio Society will conduct its annual Field Day operation at the War Memorial Park Gazebo at 92 Rosemary Street, Needham.  They will be joined by members of the Zola Center ARC. Setup begins at 9 AM Saturday, June 23; tear-down is at 1 PM on Sunday, June …

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Eastern MA Youths Eligible for Newly Endowed Scholarship

The ARRL Foundation has announced two new scholarships available to young radio amateurs to support their post-secondary education, bringing the total number of scholarships the Foundation administers to 81. One of the scholarships, endowed by the East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS),  includes residents of Massachusetts and other Eastern states. …

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Fox Box Activated in Chelmsford, June 7, 2018

John Salmi, KB1MGI writes on the Foxhunting list on June 7 at 5:46 PM ET: http://ma-chelmsford.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/268/Russell-Mill—Public-Trail-Map I placed the 2-meter 146.565 DTMF tone 2 to activate the Fox box in the Russell Mill Conservation land in South East Chelmsford.   See link above for a map.   Easy find park …

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ARRL to Sponsor the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar, June 11, 2018

Rob Macedo, KD1CY writes on SKYWARN_Announce:   The ARRL will be sponsoring the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday 6/11/18 at 800 PM EDT. Details on how to register for this very interesting webinar can be seen at the following link:   http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-to-sponsor-2018-atlantic-hurricane-season-webinar   The webinar will go through …

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PART of Westford Field Day 2018

PART Field Day Chairman George Allison, K1IG writes on the PART of Westford mailing list: Field Day is just a little over two weeks away!    – Dates: Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24.  Antenna setup is Friday, June 22, from noon to sunset.    – Location: Concord Rod & Gun Club, 24 …

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Pentucket Radio Association Field Day 2018 Plans

Dave Robertson, KD1NA writes on the PRA625 mailing list: “Mike Dwyer, KB1HAZ, has secured permission to use Mill Pond [Recreation Area, 693 Main St, West Newbury] for the K1KKM field day site this year. I am planning to be there. Please let me know if you want to help out.” …

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Framingham ARA Field Day 2018

Sumner Weisman, W1VIV writes on the FARA mailing list: The Framingham Amateur Radio Association (FARA) will hold their annual Field Day exercise this coming Saturday, June 23rd.   We have an excellent new location — the McAuliffe Library at 746 Water Street in Framingham, near the lights at Nobscot.  Look for …

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13 Colonies Special Event, July 1-7, 2018

ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ writes: The annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place from Sunday, July 1st, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Saturday, July 7th, 12:00 Midnight Eastern (July 8th, 0400 UTC). Participants are encouraged to contact as many of the original 13 Colonies as possible in that timeframe. …

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High Altitude Balloon Launch, Nashua, New Hampshire, June 3, 2018

Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:   The Nashua Area Radio Society will be launching a high altitude balloon tomorrow morning, June 3rd, from Hollis Brookline High School.  We are working with students from World Academy in Nashua, NH and Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, NH.     …

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Princess Elettra Marconi Radio Contact with VO1AA (Video), May 31, 2018

Video courtesy Art Donahue, W1AWX. See also:  Invitation to Meet and Greet Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, May 31, 2018 and Commemorative Marconi Radio Contact with Newfoundland Planned, May 31, 2018  

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2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY June 1, 2018 Today marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs through November, 2018.  To encourage preparedness for the next tropical storm or hurricane, MEMA issued the following press release earlier this morning.  Additionally, we also have included an update that the …

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May 2018 Section News

The May, 2018 Section Newsletter is now available at https://ema.arrl.org/may-2018-section-news/.    

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New England Area Flea Markets, June 1, 2018

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2018 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                …

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Fox Activated in Chelmsford, May 31, 2018

John Salmi, KB1MGI writes on May 31 at 1:08 PM at on the Foxhunting listserv: I placed the 2-meter 146.565  in the Thanksgiving Forest  in South East Chelmsford. Press  DTMF tone 2 to activate.   See Attached link for a map:   http://www.townofchelmsford.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Thanksgiving-Forest-Reservation-31  

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ARRL New England Division Cabinet Meeting, Boxboro, June 30, 2018

New England Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI writes: To: New England Division Affiliated Club Presidents, Section Managers, Advisory Committee members and Assistant Directors   Subject: New England Division Cabinet Meeting – Saturday, June 30, 2018   I’d like to invite you to the next ARRL New England Division Cabinet meeting on Saturday, June 30, 2018 (the Saturday after Field …

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Eastern MA Stations Active for Museum Ships Weekend, June 2-3, 2018

“Pi” Pugh, K1RV writes: “As of today there are now 106 ships/museums listed as active participants and the K1USN Radio Club will join them for the Museum Ships Weekend beginning Friday evening, June 2 at 0000 UTC (8:00 PM EDT).  Check out the list here – http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/  “We want to be on the air as much as …

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Amateur Radio Technician License in a Weekend Course, Natick, June 29-30, 2018

“For high school students and adults, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the TECHNICIAN license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Some preliminary reading and study is necessary to get the best results from this course. Material …

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Week-long Beginner Level Amateur Radio Course for Youth and Families, Natick, June 25-29, 2018

“The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club (CC-ARC) is a Youth Club, and as such strives to provide educational opportunities for students as well as parents.  We have teamed up with New England Amateur Radio Inc to offer a radio Technician Class course for adults, children, and child-parent pairs to facilitate their successful completion …

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WA1EMA QRV for National Hurricane Center Comm Test, May 26, 2018

Ed Caron, KA1RSY writes on Facebook: “ACUSHNET EOC (WA1EMA) participating in the National Hurricane Center (WX4NHC) communications test on Echolink.

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As previously announced and following a long standing tradition, the annual traffic handlers picnic was to have taken place the first Sunday in August, this year on August 5. However your host, Marcia KW1U was invited to join a cruise to Alaska, a part of the world I have long …

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