Section Manager Report May 2023

Hello! Sorry for being a little late. As I indicated last month, I had a little encounter with a surgeon and fortunately everything went well. Now I am dealing with the post op goodies like tiredness and pain that some cool medications tend to help with.

Warm weather is returning albeit a little on the slow side. Near-Fest was a bummer for me as it did not rain and I couldn’t be there.

As I am getting myself back up to speed, I have my sights to be mostly normal when Field Day arrives. I plan on making the visits as I normally do. It’s always great to see the activity going on and visit those out there. In your planning, perhaps try something a little different like ARES outreach or EMCOMM or maybe traffic handling. Educational things are great as well. Lots of possibilities there.

Most of the clubs are wrapping up their seasons and usually involves dues and elections. Elections especially have been challenging as many members choose not to volunteer for various reasons. Trust me, I’ve heard them all! There are those that dedicated themselves to the point of burnout and just quit because no one else is willing. The club, the officer’s and the board need to take a hard look at where they are and what they need to do to sustain themselves for the future. Some people have some great ideas, but there is no one to step up and say “I’ll Help!! Give it some thought please.

13 Colonies will soon be rolling around and planning will be starting to get operators for this event. This has become a popular event and if you like working pileups this is the event to participate in. Larry, W1AST is the contact person this year again and you can email him at

That’s about all for now. I should be back to visiting clubs soon or if you are hybrid I should be popping in. See you soon and thanks.


ETO WinLink Exercise – Friday Evening 5/12/23-Early Monday Morning 5/15/23

Hello to all…

The Emergency Training Organization (ETO) WinLink Exercise begins this Friday Evening 5/12/23 through early Monday Morning 5/15/23 where participants have a wide range of time to send a Winlink message via ETO instructions from 800 PM EDT – Friday Evening 5/12/23 through 259 AM EDT Monday Morning 5/15/23. We encourage all Amateurs in the Eastern Massachusetts and surrounding sections who have Winlink capability to participate in this exercise. Details are available at the following link:

Coincident to the WinLink Exercise, Cape Cod and Islands ARES will hold its Cape Cod ARES District Test Exercise – “Spring Comm” Saturday 5/13/23 1000 AM-1200 PM EDT. Amateur Operators outside of the Cape Cod ARES district are welcome to participate. The Cape Cod ARES Exercise plan and supporting documents can be seen at the following links:

Cape Cod ARES Test Exercise – “Spring Comm” Plan:

Cape Cod ARES Test Exercise – “Spring Comm” Supporting Documents:

We hope folks who are available can participate in the ETO Winlink Exercise and Cape Cod ARES District Test Exercise “Spring Comm”. Thanks to all for their support!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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New WMA Amateurs from April 2023

Please welcome the recently licenses amateur radio operators in the WMA section!

Connor Blodgett, KC1SXG
27 Christian Hill Rd Apt 37
Great Barrington, MA 01230-1145

John Richardson, KC1SUJ
22 Woodsia Rdg
Greenfield, MA 01301-1148

Theodore J Boyer, KC1SUD
251 Wells St
Greenfield, MA 01301-1614

Derek J Wheeler, KC1SVP
58 Bancroft St
Gardner, MA 01440-1960

Judy Baumhover, KC1SXD
19 E Bare Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01451-1852

Jorge R Perez, KC1SXC
184 7th St Apt 1
Leominster, MA 01453-3767

David H Cote, KC1SVA
249 Redemption Rock Trl N
Princeton, MA 01541-1013

Steven S Angus, KC1SVD
25 Oakridge Dr
Rutland, MA 01543-1712

Christopher T Edwards, KC1SVF
407 Elm St
Southbridge, MA 01550-3029

Craig M Brothers, KC1SXF
16 Mashapaug Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566-1116

Robert A Pierpont, KC1STJ
61 Brookside Dr
Uxbridge, MA 01569-1118

David S Round, KC1STM
6 Parker Rd
Mendon, MA 01756-1153

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