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KB1LRL Featured on Tomorrow's Ham On! Show

Every Wednesday at 9:00 AM, Peter Mattice KD2JKV hosts his show / podcast on Pittsfield Community Radio WTBR 89.7 FM called Ham on! Tomorrow morning's show (February 12), Peter will be talking with Western MA Section Manager Ray Lajoie KB1LRL. In particular, they will be talking about the secton's new…

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New WMA Club Presenters List Published

I'm happy to report that, with the help of many others, I've compiled a list of known good club presenters and topics. The purpose of the list is to help clubs in the section in selecting and asking people to come to their club meetings…

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Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, Elected to ARRL First Vice President

Editor note: This article was first posted on the EMA ARRL website. The ARRL Board of Directors has elected Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts as First Vice President during its recent meeting January 17-18, 2020 in Connecticut. Mike has served as the ARRL New England…

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Important Info on the New Distracted Driving Laws

Back in November, it was reported on this website and on Eastern MA section's website that new changes to the Commonwealth's distrcted driver laws were being considered. These changes would include holding any electronics communications device, even with just one hand, while driving. These changes will…

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Official Observer Program Sunset

As announced recently on the ARRL HQ website, on September 30, 2019, the Official Observer program was sunset and replaced with the new Volunteer Monitor program. As the last Western MA Official Observer Coordinator, I would personally like to thank all of the OOs…

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ARRL HQ Seeking Emergency Management Director

This is a repost from the national ARRL website. We're reposting it since it might be possible for Western MA to be employed at League HQ and commute in to work each day. ARRL is seeking an emergency management director to oversee a team…

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Nominations Open for Section Manager

Nominations for Western Massachusetts Section Manager are now open! The term is for two years starting on January 1, 2020. Any candidate for the office of Section Manager must be a resident of the section, a licensed amateur of Technician class or higher, and a…

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Massachusetts Hand-free Mobile Device Legislation Update

This is a re-post from the EMA ARRL website: Hands-free mobile device legislation moved one step closer to becoming law, passing in the Massachusetts House on May 16. But by all accounts amateur radio operation while driving will remain unaffected. Eastern Massachusetts section staff…

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Employment Opportunities at ARRL HQ

Just wanted to remind every ARRL member in the Western Massachusetts section of a ham radio employment opportunity at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT. Newington is not that far away for some of us in this section, especially for what could be a dream…

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