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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.

 

News

Falmouth ARA QRV for JOTA

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will participate in the 61st annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The JOTA event will occur at Falmouth’s Gus Canty Recreation Center at 790 Main Street, from 10 AM-5 PM. FARA members hope to show all attendees (specifically any Scout–boy …

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FARA Fest, Bourne, November 3, 2018

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will hold its FARA Fest  on November 3, 2018 from 9 AM-12 Noon at the Upper Cape Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road, in Bourne. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/ybuw648w.

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, October 21, 2018

Flea at MIT – October 21, 2018 ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! ******************************************************************************* …

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Barnstable ARC QRV for JOTA 2018

Rob Leiden, K1UI, writes: Barry Hutchinson, KB1TLR, is heading up the [Jamboree On The Air] operation at Camp Greenough. There will be a merit badge class and several rigs on the air using different modes. [See also: https://barnstablearc.org/?q=node/224]

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SEMARA Antenna Work

Don Rosinha, WA1BXY, writes on the SEMARA mailing list: This Sunday (October 14) we will start and hopefully finish the build of the new TH-11DX beam and 40-meter rotatable dipole that’s replacing the log periodic array on the tower. Anyone willing to lend a hand would be great. [We’re] in …

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Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC to Commemorate 40th Anniversary

Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC members will operate special event station W1S to commemorate the club’s 40th anniversary on November 10, 2018 from 11 AM-10 PM and November 11, 2018 from 11 AM-5 PM. Everyone is welcome to operate from the club station. “Please try to attend this meeting to volunteer your time …

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MARS Members To Support Defense Department Radio Comms Readiness Exercise

Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, writes: As part of this COMEX, MARS members will reach out to amateur radio operators (on October 24-26) for any information on real life infrastructure failures. We have been practicing this sort of reporting as part of both Western and Eastern Mass ARES nets. If there are …

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Witch City 5K, Volunteers Needed, Salem, October 13, 2018

Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF, writes on the North Shore RA list:   The final YMCA race for this year in the NSRA area is the Witch City 5K at Salem Willows Park on Saturday, October 13th.  The race starts at 9 AM.   If you can help, email:  Gabriel Ricker <medicresponder@gmail.com>. …

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Eastern Massachusetts Hospital Net for Saturday 10/6/18

Hello to All, Net Control for the October 6, 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 and last approximately 1 hour. 1.Sharon 146.865 …

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W1HFN Fox Deployed, Littleton, October 4, 2018

Barry Fox, W1HFN, writes on the foxhunting list at 12:52 PM on October 4, 2018: At 12 noon today, Thursday, Oct 4th, I deployed the fox in the George and Lucy Lapp Conservation land off Newtown Road in Littleton. The frequency is 146.565, constantly running, and a voice ID of …

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“Chip” Cohen, W1YW, To Receive RCA’s Lee de Forest Award

Belmont inventor and entrepreneur Nathan “Chip” Cohen, W1YW, of fractal antenna and cloaking technology fame, will receive the Radio Club of America’s Lee de Forest Award for “significant contributions to the advancement of radio communications.” The award’s namesake, de Forest, is credited with inventing the Audion vacuum tube as an …

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New England Sci-Tech Technician Course, Natick, October 13-14, 2018

For junior high and high school students, homeschool students, and adults interested in wireless communications and electronics, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the Amateur Radio TECHNICIAN license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Some …

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New England Sci-Tech General-Class Course, Natick, December 8-9, 2018

For junior high and high school students, homeschool students, and adults who already have a Technician level license, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the GENERAL license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum.  Some preliminary reading and …

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New England Division Election Ballots Mailed

Ballots for the upcoming ARRL New England Division Director election were mailed from Newington on October 1st.  If you’re an ARRL member, please make sure to vote and return your ballot so it arrives by noon on November 16th.   If you do not receive your ballot by mid October, contact ARRL for a replacement.

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Eastern Massachusetts ARES Net for October – Monday 10/1/18 at 830 PM on MMRA Network

Hello to all… We will be continuing our monthly ARES Net in October. The monthly ARES Net for October is Monday the 1st, 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 …

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Operation Equinox – Portable HF Ops Event Update – 9/28/18

Cape Ann ARES Emergency Coordinator KA1BTK-Gardi Winchester II, writes: All: ‘Operation Equinox’ is definitely taking on a life of its own! From it’s humble beginnings as a suggestion that we try setting up a CAARA member’s new portable antenna mast to an event almost as big as Field Day itself, …

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SEMARA Flea Market, October 6, 2018

The SEMARA Flea Market 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the SEMARA Clubhouse located at 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, MA.  The event will be held rain or shine from 9:00 AM to 12 noon, with vendor setup beginning at 8:00 AM.  There is handicapped parking and access …

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September, 2018 Section News

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

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MASSACHUSETTS TRAFFIC REPORT FOR AUGUST 2018

Earlier in September we saw a nice NTS presence at the ARRL Convention at Boxboro MA. At an NTS Forum we had a good turnout and some good discussion with traffic handlers from all over New England, as well as some ARES folks. We also had an excellent presentation on …

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Portable HF Ops Event

Cape Ann ARES Emergency Coordinator KA1BTK-Gardi Winchester II, writes: Who:  All Amateur Radio Operators: What:  Portable HF Operations and equipment exercise. When: Next Sunday, September 30th (Weather permitting) from about 12:00 Noon – 5:00 or 6:00 PM Where: Hospital Hill, at the top of Summit Avenue (through the stone pillars) …

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