ARES (10)

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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Pay It Forward!

Amateur Radio is a great avocation! It challenges us to improve ourselves in many ways. Where else could we learn and manipulate how the physical universe affects our radio performance through ionospheric propagation on different bands? We communicate with each other on opposite ends…

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Message from WMA Section Emergency Coordinator K1YO

Hello, fellow Western Massachusetts Radio Amateurs !! I’m sending this email to both introduce myself and to update you on my plans to revitalize the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) program within our Section. My name is Bob Meneguzzo, K1YO, from Southwick MA, and…

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Registration Now Open for ARRL's New EC-001 Course

ARRL’s Lifelong Learning Department is excited to announce the launch of the recently revised Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001) course. As part of this new initiative, the course has been updated, beta-tested by a group of course mentors, and transferred into a new online learning platform.

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Ellis Rud N1MWJ, SK

It is with sad regret to announce Ellis Rud N1MWJ has become a silent key on Nov 27. Ellis was currently the EC for North Berkshire county, prior to that he was the past president of NoBARC in Adams. His career was for the state…

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Emergency Communications

Within each ARRL section, the main outlet for emergency communications needs within the field organization is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES). ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the…

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