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  1. Local Ham Radio Operators Step Up in Good Times and Bad

    During the planning for last year's Boston Marathon the Feds and MSP insist that after the 2013 bombings they did not shut down the cell networks, they simply became way overloaded. Thanks to the 300+ amateur radio operators along the course all runners were stopped, moved to shelters and...
  2. I think I'm done with Kenwood (lame rant follows)

    I'm a Yaesu man myself
  3. HAM Radio related Community Service Events

    Amateur Radio volunteers needed for the Harvard Pilgrim Finish At The 50 on the evening of July 3rd. This is a 5k/10k race that goes through and around Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. More information about the race here: https://www.finishatthe50.com/ If interested, please contact Brett...
  4. Field Day 2017: June 24 - 25

    Yes, it is largely a public information event. Stop by your local one and they will show you different stuff and typically have stations set up for newbies to get on the air
  5. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Lots of timeline reporting (Making sure things happen on time so other things can happen on time, sending wave release info down course) and most positions are Communications assistants to BAA Officials. And, you are in the middle of all the action, all 30,000 runners and 1,000 spectators in...
  6. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Come join us at START next year, you certainly won't be bored
  7. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Baofeng with stock rubber duck antenna inside the vehicle probably.
  8. HAM Radio related Community Service Events

    And what exactly is your issue?
  9. HAM Radio related Community Service Events

    MS Walk Natick starts at Natick High School, at 15 West Street in Natick, and loops through town. Volunteers will check in at 8:00 AM, and stay until the early afternoon. Rick Savage, KB1LYJ, ( rpsavage @ comcast.net ) is organizing the hams for this event. To volunteer, please write him with...
  10. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Follow this thread: http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/310336-Community-Service-Events/page2?highlight=ham+radio+public+service I post events I manage or am aware of there
  11. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    I understand, just wanted it to be clear that I have very little influence on the Course & Transport sections but I do know that the transport issue has been going on for years and it is mostly because the bus company does not want to cooperate and follow the plans.
  12. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    vicorjh, I fully understand. I worked on the buses the last 2 years and agree completely. I was just stating what is in the plans. I did not work transport this year and had no hand in planning it, both because of the issues I experienced and because I was recruited to a better opportunity...
  13. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Agreed, I did transport the last 2 years and there was horrible communication between the bus company and amateur radio as well as them doing their own thing separate from the BAA approved plan. Thankfully I was recruited into a much bigger, more involved role this year and was able to...
  14. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    First, let me start by asking that you PLEASE send after event reports to Contact @ Hamradioboston.org We need your feedback from the field so we can make adjustments next year. Of course you could just work for START where everything was planned and executed perfectly [smile] Yes, those were...
  15. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Sounds like more fun than my day being cramped in a hot trailer setting up radios, computers & TVs
  16. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    No idea why it has not been posted, it was supposed to have been released a long time ago. Your primary channel will be C3 with C4 as the backup.
  17. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    Yes, there have been more drop outs on course than expected and a few people will be moved around. One possible option is moving people from transport to course.
  18. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    I am not either. I wonder if they are transferable, my brother could take his kids
  19. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    You should have all received an email from BAA this morning with the details of getting those Revolution tickets. If those of you with email issues did not get it, PM me for the link and code.
  20. Anyone Work Comms for Boston Marathon?

    As for the Revolution tickets, they said "Sometime early April". I will see if I can find out tomorrow night at our meeting. As for the Transportation, that is being run by Harrison. I HIGHLY recommend you go to www.HamRadioBoston.org and review the documentation as most questions can be...
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