What's Going On??
This is where the SEC and the ARES staff place current news and upcoming
events, so check back often.
PSE: Boston Marathon Opens Sign-ups
We are fortunate to live within easy driving distance
of the 2 Biggest Marathons on the East Coast:
- Boston Marathon (April) and
- New York City Marathon (November).
If you’d like to get a feeling of large scale Public Service Events, these are a
must do on your “bucket list”. They also give you an insight into what
would be involved in disaster response.
Here is an email I just received about the Boston Marathon, scheduled for Patriots
Day 2018 in Massachusetts (Monday, April 16, 2018)....
Volunteer registration is open for the 2018 Boston
Sign up today on the BAA's web site:.
You don’t need to specify any group name or passcode. Just make sure
you request at least one ham radio assignment in your preferences. Once
you get your application confirmation number, you’re all set.
If you’re a returning volunteer, you’ll be asked to provide your BAA Volunteer
Loyalty Number. You should’ve received that in a separate e-mail from
the BAA today.
There’s also a tool to look it up on the BAA volunteer site. If you
still have trouble finding it, e-mail us and we can help you out.
Volunteer registration closes in early February.
Help us get the word out by forwarding this e-mail to your club and other hams
who might like to volunteer. Most volunteers first learn about the
event through word of mouth. If you know new amateurs who might like
to join us, make sure to let them know about it. Even just a quick
mention at your club meeting can be a big help.
Again, If you have any questions about volunteer registration, or the 2018 Marathon
generally, please get in touch anytime. Volunteering at the Marathon
is a big job, and we appreciate the time and effort everyone puts into it.
We’re happy to do what we can to make your work more comfortable or effective.
Again, we look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
Thank you, and 73,
Matthew Forman, K6MCF for the Boston Marathon Communications Committee
January 7, 2018
Tech Class Forming (Woodmont/Milford)
An 8-week Technician License Study Class is scheduled to be held on Thursdays
(Feb. 15 - April 14) from 6:30pm - 9pm.
Location: Woodmont Borough Hall
128 Kings Highway
Woodmont (Milford), CT
Cost: $45 per person, which includes the Technician Class Study Book,
Class Handouts and the FCC Exam Fee.
Registration is required. Forms are available at
http://www.wara.club, or by sending an email
Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018.
Sponsored by: Woodmont Amateur Radio Association (WARA)
January 7, 2018
Extra Class Forming (Portland)
A 12-week Extra License Study Class is scheduled to be
held on the First, Second and Third Tuesdays of each month starting on February
6. Classes will start at 6pm.
Pre-registration is required.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: “EXTRA CLASS”
Include name, call (if any), and contact information.
73, Mac Harper, W1FYM
Region 3 Technical Specialist
January 7, 2018
SkyWarn Training scheduled in Connecticut:
CT Skywarn Training
October 10, 2017