ARES (16)

WMA ARES HF Emergency Net Signal Reports

Hello to all stations that checked into the WMA ARES HF Emergency Net on Sunday October 11. You've probably noticed that I've requested your power levels to be reported also ... this is to assist in studying some of the 75m ionospherics at play during…

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ARES Potential Deployment Capabilities Survey

The ARES Western Massachusetts Section is in the process of updating information about its members. We are beginning a redesign of our Registration Form and accessibility to the data you have provided in the past. Look for more information on our WMA ARES website as…

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HamXposition / New England ARES Academy Schedule

From ema.arrl.org: The first-ever New England Division ARES Academy, originally scheduled for the Division Convention in November, will instead be held over a period of several weeks in October via Zoom. There are five Basic Track classes for those just getting started, and more advanced…

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Ham Radio Saving A Life Locally!

On Tuesday, June 15, Alden Sumner Jones IV, KC1JWR, was hiking on the southern part of the Appalachian trail in Vermont (it’s also been reported as being on the Long Trail) with his cousins at around 12:30 PM. Alden started feeling light headed, his pulse…

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WMA ARES Looking for Volunteers for VHF Testing

The WMA ARES Section is in the process of conducting simplex communications testing on 6 and 2 meters within the section. At this point, we are looking to test 6 meter communications between Hampden and Worcester counties and need a few volunteers with good 6 meter capabilities, particularly…

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FCARC Meeting on JS8Call Important For WMA ARES

This month's Franklin County Amateur Radio Club meeting will be held online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be on Monday May 11 at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend this online meeting. FCARC President Aaron Addison KF1G will presenting on JS8Call.

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Amateurs Contact Military Stations on 60M

This just in from Tom Kinahan N1CPE of Army MARS: A government station call up amateur stations on 60M channel 1 (Dial 5.3305 Mhz) at 9am Sunday (11/3/19) for the purpose of getting situational awareness reports. Amateurs will be asked for any known failures of…

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WMA ARES Simulated Emergency Test Sunday November 3

After a long hiatus, the Western Massachusetts ARES Section will conduct a simplified Simulated Emergency Test (SET) to determine our current capacities for communications within the 5 counties in the section. The exercise will begin at noon local time on Sunday November 3 and last…

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