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This is where the SEC and the ARES staff place current news and upcoming events, so check back often.

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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 Marathon!
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.

Don’t delay!
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

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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, or by sending an email to

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 with Subject: “EXTRA CLASS”
Include name, call (if any), and contact information.

73, Mac Harper, W1FYM
Region 3 Technical Specialist

January 7, 2018

Tech Class Forming (Bridgeport)

A Technician License Study Class is scheduled to be held starting on Thursday, February 22.  Classes will start at 6:30 pm.

Pre-registration is required.  

Cost is $60.00 which includes the study materials, class time, FCC Registration and Exam Test Fee.

Classes will be held at the Bridgeport EOC/Dispatch Center (581 North Washington Ave., Bridgeport).

Email or call his cell phone at (203) 209-6495.

February 5, 2018

SkyWarn Training scheduled in Connecticut:   CT Skywarn Training

October 10, 2017

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SARA Hamfest
Sunday, March 18th, 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Southington High School
Link to Brochure

March 5, 2018

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