Gloucester 440 Repeater on Wolf Pack Network

Brian Gudzevich, WO1VES, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:   I am happy to announce that I have the long awaited link from the Gloucester 443.700 Fusion repeater to the Wolf Pack Network up and running.  This network currently features four repeaters that are either part time or full time linked.  This includes:   Stoneham 147.075 Gloucester 443.700 Farmington NH 147.240 Methuen 443.825   There is also a YSF Reflector available for use with hotspots.  You can connect your hotspot to “US WolfDen”.  Echolink works as well; you can connect to “WO1VES-R”.   Note, this link is still …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, June 2, 2018

John Barbuto, KS1Q writes on the South Shore Hospital ARC mailing list: Net Control for the June 2, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH, The South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club . The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters in the order listed. 1.Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5 2 Marshfield 145.390 tone 67.0 3.Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0 Simplex 147.42 The Net will then return to the Sharon Repeater for final comments and Net closing. NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for Check-ins. When asked to check in please …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, May 5, 2018

John Barbuto, KS1Q writes on the South Shore Hospital ARC mailing list: Net Control for the May 5, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be Greg Bennett, KC1CIC.  The net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters in the order listed.  Bridgewater 147.180 tone 67 Sharon146.865 tone 103.5 Boston 145.230 tone encode 88.5, tone decode 100.0   There will not be a simplex test this month. The Net will then return to the Bridgewater repeater for final comments and Net closing. NET Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard net check …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, April 7, 2018

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes: Net Control for the April 7, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net will be W1SSH, The South Shore Hospital Amateur Radio Club . The Net will commence at the usual time of 10:00 AM using the following repeaters in the order listed: Sharon 146.865 tone 103.5 Marshfield 145.390 tone 67.0 Dartmouth 147.000 tone 67.0 Simplex 147.42 The Net will then return to the Sharon repeater for final comments and Net closing. Net Protocol: Please wait for Net Control to ask for check-ins. When asked to check in please use the standard net check in procedure which is:   Here is…, un-key, wait 3 seconds …

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Plymouth Repeater PL Tone Change

John O’ Neill, K1JRO writes on the South Shore Hospital ARC list: The Genesis Amateur Radio Society‘s repeater, N1ZIZ, has a new PL tone as of April 1, 2018 . The PL has been changed  from 82.5 to 131.8 CTCS. It is recommended you change both encode/decode on all your radios since the repeater is transmitting both analog FM and digital FM. This will help listeners to avoid hearing the noise digital operation produces on the analog side. Short story: change your PL associated with 146.685 the N1ZIZ repeater to 131.8 CTCS post haste. Please note the Eastern MA Hospital Net will continue …

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Monthly EMA ARES Net 4/2 8:30pm

Hello to all… We will be continuing our monthly ARES Net in April. The monthly ARES Net for April is Monday the 2nd, at 8:30 PM on the MMRA Repeater system. For frequencies that will be linked into the ARES Net on the MMRA Network, please see the following link from the MMRA web site detailing the repeaters that will be linked in through Hub 1:http://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_linkstate.html We look forward to your participation and remember, we are always looking for Net Controls to run the ARES Net.As part of our relationship with MARS and our own situational awareness gathering we will be asking for any known …

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MMRA North Reading Repeater Now Yaesu System Fusion

The Yaesu DR2X purchased by [the Minuteman Repeater Association] in October has been installed at North Reading site.  This repeater is full-time automatic dual mode.  Yaesu System Fusion digital signals will be repeated locally in the same mode.  Analog FM signals will be repeated in Analog and linked to the MMRA HUB following the normal schedule. Linking is not available in digital mode. This is MMRA’s second YSF repeater.  The 449.575 repeater in Hopkinton is also full-time automatic dual mode.

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Eastern MA Hospital Net Invites New NCSes

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes: The April 7,2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net is approaching. We are seeking groups and organizations to take a turn at Net Control duties. If you are interested in trying your hand as Net Control please let us know. Our goal is to rotate Net Control practice and the experience among as many groups as possible. Below are the repeaters we have available for our use. Let us know which 3 or 4 repeaters you would like to use and we will make all the notifications. We’ll also send you a copy of our net preamble if you desire which you may modify for your own use. …

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Monthly EMA ARES Net 3/5 8:30pm

*** NOTICE *** The standard RACES nets on the first business Monday of the month have been canceled due to on going operations supporting clean up after the severe coastal storm last weekend. The monthly ARES net however will go on as scheduled. ARES remains in a stand-by operational state as clean up continues and another storm is predicted to impact the region on Wednesday. A separate stand-by update notice will be sent out later this evening. *** Standard monthly notice continues below with RACES net information removed. *** Hello to all… We will be continuing our monthly ARES Net …

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Eastern MA Hospital Net, March 3, 2018

John O’Neill, K1JRO writes: The March 3, 2018 Eastern MA Hospital Net is approaching. We are always looking for groups or organizations to take a turn at Net Control duties. If you are interested in trying your hand as Net Control please let us know. Our goal is to rotate Net Control practice and the experience among as many groups as possible. Below are the repeaters we have available for our use. Let us know which 3 or 4 repeaters you would like to use and we will make all the notifications. We’ll also send you a copy of our net preamble if you desire which you may modify for …

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Plymouth Repeater Going Digital

Jack Buckley, W1AKN writes on the Genesis ARS list: We are getting closer to operating on N1ZIZ (147.835 -600) in the digital (NXDN) mode. The first of March will be the official date for using NXDN on N1ZIZ. The N1ZIZ repeater currently is operating on the analog FM mode with the repeater configured to operate in mixed mode which allows for both digital and analog operation. The PL 82.5 must be reprogramed to the new PL 131.8. Anyone wishing to have assistance with this reprograming is invited to drop in next Sat Feb. 17. Come with the rig in question …

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ARES Exercise: Operation “Ice Assault” Feb. 10, 2018

Hello everyone! This Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon EMA ARES will be having an operational exercise simulating a severe ice storm hitting Cape Cod. This will be a Cape Cod and Islands centric exercise, however the entire section will be participating and practicing various communications skills. Field sites will be setting up around 9 am. The operational guide for the exercise is located at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w4eFcma-juG_-vySsXgpw_58GYnD8HrH/view?usp=sharing Please read the entire document as it contains important information about how the exercise will be conducted. There is an addendum at the end for stations operating on the main land and at …

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CW Training Net, 146.97 MHz Paxton Repeater

Greg Algieri, WA1JXR writes:

The Central Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association (CMARA) will be conducting a “Learn CW Training Net” on the club repeater, W1BIM on 146.97 PL 114.8 on Monday nights at 7:30 PM starting January 15. Greg, WA1JXR will be the net control station and CW instructor. The purpose of the net is to teach hams new and old how to send and receive CW. The net will be a combination of FM voice as well as modulated CW (MCW) transmissions over the repeater.

CMARA members as a club project have built an MCW interface for their 2M FM radios which will allow them to send CW. If others are interested in obtaining a MCW Interface Kit they can contact Greg, WA1JXR at wa1jxr@comcast.net and I will start an interested list. If we get a minimum of 10 kit orders I will do a bulk buy of parts and circuit board and assemble more kits. So check it off on your calendar and check into the “Learn CW Training Net” on Monday nights and learn and have fun with the original digital mode, CW.

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Cape and Islands Traffic Net Change

EMA NTS logoMike Wilbur, N2JWW writes:

I am glad to announce effective June 11 the Cape and Islands Traffic Net will move to the N1YHS 147.375 repeater, PL 110.9. It is a new machine in Falmouth with excellent coverage both on and off cape and both islands.

I hope this move will enhance the net and allow more folks to get into the net. As always I am looking for anyone who would like to be a net control, just drop me an e-mail at n2jww.at.arrl.net.

Try and stay cool and I look forward to hearing more folks on the net.

73 de Mike N2JWW Net manager CITN 1 1 1

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Eastern Mass ARES/RACES Groups Monitoring Danvers Major Chemical Explosion

Hello to all….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES and RACES has been closely monitoring the situation in Danvers, Massachusetts concerning the chemical explosion. At this time, no requests for assistance have been received and an informal net continues on the 145.47 NSRA Danvers Repeater. ARRL Headquarters has been notified and has posted an article and the link is posted below:

http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/11/22/100/?nc=1

Please monitor the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site, http://ares.ema.arrl.org for further updates and changes as required. Thanks to all for their continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://users.rcn.com/rmacedo
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