Section Manager (SM) - Phil Temples, K9HI 
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ 
Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) - "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) - Eric Falkof, K1NUN  


The following youths from Eastern Massachusetts were recently named as
recipients for 2012 scholarship awards: 

The Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship ($500): 
Forrest Gasdia, AB1LG, of Wellesley

The New England F.E.M.A.R.A. Scholarships ($1,000 each): 
Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ, of Mansfield
Bryce Salmi, KB1LQC, of Chelmsford
Brenton Salmi, KB1LQD, of Chelmsford

The Yankee Clipper Contest Club Youth Scholarship ($1,200): 
Matthew Williams, W1MAT, of Marlborough

This SM would like to personally congratulate these outstanding young
people and wish them all the best in their future academic endeavors.

Boxboro Committee Chairman Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF and his crew did an
incredible job of organizing last week's world-class New England
Division Convention! I trust that everyone has recuperated--or is on
the road to recovery from the festivities. 

In case you haven't heard, the League will hold its Centennial
Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, July 17-20, 2014. The Convention
will mark 100 years of the ARRL's founding in Hartford. The theme for
ARRL's Centennial year is "Advancing the Art and Science of Radio --
since 1914." 

Accordingly, the 2014 ARRL New England Division Convention in
Boxborough will not be held. Says ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold
Kramer, WJ1B: "Boxborough's organizing sponsor, FEMARA, Inc.,
graciously agreed to forgo holding a convention there in 2014. Instead,
FEMARA has offered to help share its expertise and volunteers as we
prepare to bring this national level celebration to Hartford.
(Courtesy, ARRL "Contact".) 

It sounds like there'll be no rest for K1TWF and company!

Algonquin ARC amateurs are helping with communications for the
Marlborough Labor Day Parade.

The Whitman ARC has once again been named the recipient of a Harvard
Pilgrim Health Care Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant for $500. WARC's
Elayne Tovet, KB1IKH, submitted the application on behalf of the club.
The Whitman ARC has been purchasing radio equipment and assembling
2-meter and HF Go-Kits with funds received from the Mini-Grants. 

Harvard Wireless Club, W1AF, will participate in the University's
annual Activities Fair on September 7 from 4-7 PM in the Radcliff
Quadrangle in Cambridge to recruit student members.

On a sad note: Amateur Radio equipment manufacturing icon R.L. Drake is
discontinuing operations and auctioning off its manufacturing equipment.
Bidding opens September 19. 

The Cape Ann ARA is holding a meet up at Fuller School in Gloucester on
Sept. 8 at 9:30 AM for some radio operating, weather permitting. 
"Please come and bring your portable station and antenna if you have
one," says WW1N. "If you don't have one, come anyway and enjoy the day
and a little radio."

The Whitman ARC is holding its Labor Day Flea Market this weekend in
the Whitman Knights of Columbus parking lot. 

Amateurs from the Massasoit ARC will assist organizers with
communications for a triathlon at W. D. Fields Park in Brockton on
September 23. 

The Women Operators of New England (WRONE) will meet at O'Connor's
Restaurant in Worcester on Nov. 3 at 11:30 AM. All YLs and their guests
are invited. Email WB1ARU at <> for more info. 

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Eastern Mass Hospital Net will be
conducted a week later, on Saturday, September 8 at 10 AM. Says KB1QEM:
"We would like to extend an invitation to the EOC of any city or town
that is served by any of our participating hospitals to join the net."
The net will begin on the Plymouth 146.685 repeater, and then move to
ten different area repeaters and two simplex frequencies in sequence
before concluding on the Plymouth machine. Repeaters/frequencies/PL
tones include: Plymouth 146.685, tone 82.5; W. Bridgewater 147.180,
tone 67.0; Sharon 146.865, tone 103.5; Attleboro 147.195, tone 127.3;
Danvers 145.47, tone 136.5; Norwood 147.210, tone 100.00; Dartmouth
147.000, tone 67.0; Salem 146.88, tone 118.8; Wrentham 147.09, tone
146.2; Norwell 145.390, tone 67.0; Fairhaven 147.490, tone 67.0;
Simplex 147.420; Simplex 146.565.

Also pushed back a week on account of the Labor Day holiday are the
monthly State RACES and Eastern MA section ARES nets. The nets will
meet on September 10 at 7:30 and 8:30 PM, respectively.

Whitman ARC members plan to meet one night a week in September for 3-4
weeks to review the Gordon West General Class study course tapes. If
you are interested in participating, contact KB1WKB at

The Framingham ARA is contemplating re-location in the near future. The
Town of Framingham intends to move the Danforth Museum and School of Art
(the current home of the W1FY shack) because of "the building's
deteriorating condition and costly renovation estimates." The new
location being considered by Town officials is the Jonathan Maynard
Building at 14 Vernon Street.

Don't forget—you can find digital editions of recent issues of QST
magazine online at <>.

Amateur help is requested for the Jimmy Fund Walk on September 9 from 5
AM to 7 PM. Half-day assignments are also available. The course traces
the BAA Marathon from Hopkinton to Boston. According to coordinator
W3EVE, "This a great event for a new ham who wants to try out public

The crew at WX1BOX along with numerous SKYWARN volunteers has been
busy. SKYWARN was activated on several occasions this past month in
response to severe thunderstorms, flash flood warnings--even a tornado
warning in the region.
K1NR reports that the Framingham 224.240 repeater (PL 103.5) is back on
the air. Gene adds, "Coverage is amazing."

The 145.15 Fall River repeater will soon have EchoLink capability,
reports N1JOY.

Cape Ann ARA members mourn the loss of Silent Key David "Doc" Savage,
W1WNK of Ipswich.

Ten amateurs from the Nashoba Valley ARC joined forces with hams from
central and western MA clubs to provide communications for the 2012
Memory Ride for Alzheimer's Research in Devins. More than 400 cyclists
rode in the event and raised over $360,000 for research into this
disease. The event featured separate races with course lengths of 100,
62, 30, and three miles. 

ASM/Youth Activities KB1REQ received some great media attention in the
Boxboro, at <>. The online
newspaper features a video clip of Jeremy operating special events
station W1A at the recent Boxboro Convention.

Is your club looking for interesting speakers and presentations for its
future meetings? Be sure to check out the recently revised Eastern MA
Club Presentation list at <>.
A Cape Ann ARA DXpedition, led by WW1N, once again activated Thacher
Island off the coast of Rockport on August 3-6. The crew made over 300
contacts using three stations. Most of the contacts were SSB (with the
sounds of seagulls in the background, says Ruth). Some CW and PSK QSOs
were also logged. 

South Shore Hospital ARC will provide communications for Plymouth Boys
& Girls Club's "Run To The Rock Road Race" on September 8. Contact
<> if you can assist.

Finally--this from the "How-NOT-to-Ground-an-Electrical-Device"
Department: <>, courtesy
and Boston ARC's "The Sparc," August 2012.



ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Phillip Temples, K9HI