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) - Eric Falkof, K1NUN  


The annual Marshfield Fair Amateur Radio booth and special event
station was a great success, according to Whitman ARC President John
Duprey, KB1SVY. Club members, along with two area amateurs set up and
staffed the exhibit booth and special events station NN1MF over a
ten-day period from August 16-25. The Whitman ARC has been conducting
the unique outreach event for many years.

"The radio team made 195 HF contacts with 19 states, 15 foreign
countries and one Canadian province, along with 78 contacts with club
members and local hams who checked in via two-meters," reports KB1SVY.

John noted the interaction with the public in promoting Amateur Radio
via sending radiograms, teaching kids to send their names in Morse
code, as well as allowing youths to operate on the air "was very

One Whitman Fair event operator, Pi Pugh, K1RV remarked, "The weather
was excellent and the sausage, peppers and onions gave us the energy to
pound brass."

A full recap of the Marshfield Fair event can be found in a special
edition of the club's newsletter online at

Metro-Boston ARES DEC Marek Kozubal, KB1NCG has announced an "all
hands" meeting for Boston-area ARES (and would-be ARES) members on
September 14 at 10 AM at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center,
125 Antwerp Street, Brighton. 

"My primary goal is to set up a strong, robust ARES team in the
Metro-Boston area, and the first major step is to have a group meeting
to get to know everyone," notes KB1NCG. 

The meeting will feature a special presentation from two members of the
Massachusetts State Police who will speak about the Boston Marathon
bombing, manhunt, and MIT police officer memorial service.

Marek adds, "Mrs. Fiorentino's (for whom the Center is named) son,
Lawrence, is a ham and he wants to provide a meeting space for hams.
Plans are underway to install antennas on the roof and a radio station
in the computer center."

Marek requests that all interested parties RSVP to him at
<> and also, answer a Metro-Boston ARES survey online
at <>.

As this report is being prepared, the Whitman Amateur Radio Club is
holding its annual Labor Day weekend flea market on September 1-2 at
the Knights of Columbus in Whitman on Route 18, just south of the
Abington line. The flea market fundraiser will take place each day
between 8 AM and 3 PM.

The Falmouth ARA has pre-positioned emergency communications equipment
at the local high school which doubles as a shelter during emergencies.
"We now have a radio box at the Falmouth High School that contains
everything needed to get up and running if the shelter is activated. It
is stored in the storage room with all of the other shelter goodies,"
reports Henry Brown, K1WCC, FARA's Secretary and one of its Directors.

The Boston ARC will hold its annual end-of-summer cookout on Georges
Island in Boston Harbor on September 21 at 12 Noon. Ferry service to
the island is available from Boston and Quincy. According to club
president Joe Chapman, NV1W, "We're planning on setting up an HF
station and possibly doing an IOTA activation." To attend, RSVP to

The Taunton Area Communications Group will provide communications for
the Holy Family Knights of Columbus 5K Charity Run on September 14 in
E. Taunton.

The Southeastern MA ARA will assist with communications for the Cystic
Fibrosis "Cycle for Life" on September 28. 

The American Red Cross featured a very complementary story about Lou
Harris, N1EUC, of Walpole, at <>. Lou serves
as Massachusetts Red Cross Disaster Service Technology Manager.

Joe, NV1W of Boston recently became a member of the Straight Key
Century Club. Joe has also acquired a "sideswiper" produced by NK1V.

The Framingham ARA meeting on September 12 will feature a presentation
by long-time YCCC members Charlotte Richardson, KQ1F and Paul Young,
K1XM on operating a DXpedition during a hurricane!

N1EZH operated in the K1CG special event operation on August 4
commemorating the 223rd anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Cape Ann ARA will hold a Tech in a Day session on October 19 at the
Lanesville Community Center in Gloucester. Sign up at

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC members mourn the passing of former club
member Robert L. Snowman, Sr., KR1B, of Fremont, New Hampshire.

The South Shore Hospital ARC will again coordinate communications for
the annual Plymouth Boys & Girls Club "Run To The Rock Road Race" on
September 7. They are in need of 35 amateurs to cover the event. To
volunteer, email <>.

The Eastern Massachusetts ARRL cabinet held the third of its quarterly
meetings on August 21 in Hopkinton. Special guest Steve Ewald, WV1X
from ARRL Headquarters was in attendance.

The Head of the Charles needs ham to assist with communications for the
three-day event October 18-20. Visit <> to

This SM was privileged to attend the Eastern MA Traffic Handlers Picnic
on August 4 in Raynham. All had a good time!

The North Shore RA is coordinating communications for two events: the
YMCA Cape Ann Run, a 25K road race around Gloucester and Rockport on
September 2; and on September 7, the Cycle 4 Life Bike Ride supporting
Floating Hospital for Children, two rides beginning in Marblehead,
finishing in Manchester-by-the-Sea or Ipswich. To volunteer, go to
<> and use the sign up link near the top.

MITRE-Bedford ARC members recently held a going-away luncheon for
KG4QXK. Brian is leaving MITRE to pursue another opportunity.

According to Cape Ann ARA club president Stan Stone, W4HIX, CAARA is
currently negotiating with the City of Gloucester to purchase the
building at 6 Stanwood Street, in which the clubhouse is located.

YCCC member K1LD notes that Winfield Alloy, 2 Route 111, Atkinson, New
Hampshire buys "old antenna tubing of various lengths and diameters"
along with stretched, bent, or otherwise unusable antenna parts. It's a
good alternative to your scrap aluminum ending up in the landfill. David
says they also take steel and cooper.

John, KB1MGI and Andy, KB1OIQ, both of Chelmsford, have been deploying
their hidden transmitters in the Town of Chelmsford during weekends
this past month. The foxes are on public land and easily accessible to
the public. They transmit on 146.565 MHz.

Barry, W1HFN of Sterling, deployed his hidden transmitter on August 24
in the Cowdry Nature Center in Lunenburg. It transmits on 146.565 MHz
for 20 seconds every three minutes. "There will be a sign-in log in a
plastic baggie to record your skill and tenacity." Barry notes the
"batteries should last over the weekend and maybe into the next, who
knows..." Incidentally, Barry has set up an interesting web site on his
"foxbox" at <>. [page no longer active]. What's Barry's last name, you
might ask? It's Fox.

Nashoba Valley ARC held its summer cookout August 10 at the QTH of
K1LGQ in Brookline, New Hampshire.

Algonquin ARC members assisted the W1 QSL Bureau with a pre-sorting
session at its August 8 club meeting in Marlborough.

N1EDM brought in his radio-controlled model airplane for a
show-and-tell at a recent Massasoit ARA meeting.

Roland, N1JOY shared this YouTube video link featuring daredevils "base
jumping" from the gigantic Duga-3 array – better known as the "Russian
Woodpecker." See <>.

Phil, K9HI

ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Phillip Temples, K9HI