MILFORD AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER ASSOCIATION


(MARRA)


                                                                   

KB1CBD/r  146.925 MHZ. (-600) PL 67

Eels Hill,  Milford CT.

 

            Mission Statement

               MARRA provides Auxiliary Communications to partner agencies in the event that regular
               communications systems become over-loaded or fail.


              MARRA owns and maintains a local coverage amateur radio communications station
              (the KB1CBD Repeater) that is supported by its members, a cadre of trained Amateur
              Radio Emergency Service (ARES) communicators with FEMA IS-100, 200, 700, 800 certifications.


           A Brief History

             MARRA was started in 1976. It was originally housed in the Board of Education
             building on Eels Hill with a single radio to support Civil Defense communications.
             It has enjoyed a long and positive working relationship with the Milford Fire Department
             over the years.


            Today, MARRA continues its mission of Public Service Communications and has
            installed a new 2 meter Yaesu Repeater (January 2015) with an output of 20-50 watts.
            MARRA is co-located with its sister club the Coastline Amateur Radio Association on
            Eels Hill in Milford, CT.


NETS
: Sunday 8:00 P.M. ARES SEC net W1WPD/r 442.500 + 5MHZ DCS 73 (or PL 77)
Monday: 8:00 P.M.... CLUB Net  MARRA 146.925 –   pl 67
Monday: 7:45 P.M.... CT ARES - Region 2 DEC Net: W1WPD/r 442.500 + 5MHZ DCS 73 (or PL 77)
Thursday: 7:30 P.M. New Haven/Middlesex Co. ARES-SKYWARN Net: W1WPD/r 442.500 + 5MHZ DCS 73 (or PL 77)


ARES Ct. SEC Net  (See frequencies below)

Time: 8:00 PM, Every Sunday

First Sunday - Section Manager's Net
Other Sundays - Section Emergency Coordinator's Net

…………………………………………….


In Respect & Memory Of Souls Lost. Especially on these pages to include the following whom are known to have lost their lives on that fateful date of the 11th of September 2001. Steve N2SJ, Bill WA2ACW, Michael AA1GO, Bob KA2OTD, Bill W3HRD, Rod KA2KET, Winston KA2DRF Out of such a sad occasion we are fortunate in that we witness men of great integrity, and character, coming to the fore.

Interested in becoming a member …  N1LUF: < click here to send Email to club President

or just have a comment?  e_mail  < click here to send Email to club Secretary, Thank you.


Last Updated  Apr 18, 2018.   Click here for: ARES Region 2 web site           you're not using FIREFOX!   Click here for: CT. ARES Web site
Club Constitution and by-laws: Club documents



High Atop Eels Hill, Milford CT!
Feature Name: Eels Hill
Feature Type: summit
Latitude: 41.22778
Longitude: -73.01639
Elevation: 140 feet
                                                                                         

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


MARRA General Membership monthly meeting : Sat Mar10, 2018  7:30PM at Pop's Family Restaurant.


Minutes from club meeting in Jan.
7 members in attendance.
New club banner is in. Looks good!
Antenna working well.
Repeater working well.
Echolink for repeater not discussed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:22 PM
Next meeting Mar 10th, 2018
See you there!

 

 

NTS (National Traffic System) http://ct.arrl.org/#NTSCorner Linked full time  with emergency power

 

NTS Nets

Day (s)

Time (local)

Freq/offset/PL

NM

QTH

CT Phone Net (CPN)

M - S

1800 Local

3.973 MHz

7.233 MHz alt

WX1T

New Fairfield

CT Phone Net (CPN)

Sun.

1000 Local

3.965 MHz

7.233 MHz alt

WX1T

New Fairfield

CT Net (CN)

Daily

1900 Local

3.533 MHz

None/none

WA1GGN

West Haven

Western CT Traffic Net

(WESCON)

Daily

2030 Local

147.18/+600/141.3

KB1NMO

Prospect

 

Daily

2030 Local

147.12/+600/141.3

KB1NMO

Danbury

 

Daily

2030 Local

145.41/-600/141.3

KB1NMO

Vernon

Eastern CT Traffic Net (ECTN)

Daily

2100 Local

 146.73/-600/156.7

W1MCT

Norwich

Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net (NVTN)

 Wed

2130 Local

 147.09 +/ 110.9

KB1ZBH

Glastonbury

 

Daily thru - tue

2130 Local

146.685 -/ 141.3

 KB1ZBH

Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKYWARN

Net

Frequency - system

Day

Time

Fairfield County

146.775 –600 KHz PL 100.0 Hz (Norwalk)

1st Monday of Month

After the Region 1 8 PM net

Litchfield County

145.370 MHz – 600 KHz Pl 100.0 Hz (Torrington)

Thru.

8:00 PM Local

New Haven – Middlesex County

147.505 – 1 MHz PL 77.0 Hz West Haven & 145.290 MHz – 600 KHz PL 110.9 Killingworth

Thur.

7 PM Local

Hartford – Tolland County

145,79 - 600 KHz

PL 82.5 Hz ( Vernon)

Thur

8 PM Local

Windham County

147.225 Nhz + 600KHz PL 156.7 Hz. Brooklyn

Wed.

8:00 PM

New London County

147.060 + 600 KHz PL 156.7 Hz Salem

Wed

8: PM

In event of repeater failure Skywarn direct frequency statewide is 146.535 Mhz. Statewide Net as requested by NWS

 

ARES CT REGION NETS

 

Net

Frequency or System

Day

Time

HF Admin Net (SSB)

3.965 Mhz.

During Activation

During Activation

Statewide VHF/UHF (FM)

KB1AEV linked repeater Network

Sunday & during activation

8 PM Local & as needed

Statewide CT ARES DMR Net

CT-ARES DMR Network

Sunday and during activation

8:30 PM Local & as needed

Region 1 (FM)

146.775 – 1 MHz  PL 100,0 Hz

Norwalk

As needed

As needed

Region 2 (FM)

442.500 + DPS 73 (or PL 77)

 

 Monday

7:45 PM Local

 

 

 

145.290 – 600 KHz PL 110.9 Hz  Killingworth

Monday

7:45 PM Local

 Region 2 DMR Net


Monday

 8:30 PM Local





 

Region 3 (FM)

KB1AEV – N1FNE systems

Alt 147.090 + PL 110.9 Glastonbury

 

Every Monday

 

8 PM Local

 

 

Region 4 North (FM)

147.225 + 600 KHz

PL 156.7 Hz

Brooklyn

Every Wed except 1st Wed

8 PM Local

after weather net

 

 

 

 

 

146.400 simplex

1st Wed

8 PM Local

 

 

Region 4 South

147.060 + 600 KHz

PL 156.7 Hz,

Salem

 

 

Every Monday

 

 

8 PM Local

 

Alternate

146.970 MHz

PL 156.7 Hz.

New London

 

 

 

When needed

 

 

 

When needed

 

Region 5 North

Na1RA – KB1AEV system

 

Wed Night

 

7:30 PM Local

 

 

Region 5 South

147.300 + 600 KHz

PL 100.0 Hz

Danbury

 

2nd Wed of month

 

8 PM Local

 



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Sunday Night SM/ARES SEC Net Repeater List

Town

Freq. (MHz)

Offset

PL (Hz)

Sponsor

Vernon

147.345

    +

77.0

KB1AEV

Vernon

224.360

    -

77.0

KB1AEV

Vernon

442.600

    +

77.0

NA1RA

Torrington

145.370

    -

77.0

N1FNE

Torrington

447.225

    -

77.0

N1FNE

New Milford

146.730

    -

77.0 in
192.8 out

NA1RA

Washington

146.730

    -

192.8

NA1RA

Watertown

441.650

    +

77.0

NA1RA

Barkhamsted

147.270

    +

77.0

W1RWC

Bristol

444.650

    +

77.0

KB1AEV

Naugatuck

444.550

    +

77.0

WA1NQP

Sharon

147.285

    +

77.0

W1BAA

Warren

224.320

    -

77.0

NA1RA

Harwinton

441.550

    +

77.0

NA1RA

Meriden

145.490

    -

77.0

N1FQF

Meriden

224.800

    -

77.0

K1HSN

Meriden

444.250

    -

77.0

KA1ILH

Woodbridge

442.500

   + 5 Mhz

DCS 73 or PL 77.0

W1WPD 

 

 

 
 

 

2016 Officers are:

President

Mark, N1LUF

 

V.P.

Lenny, KA1OYS

 

Secretary

Fred, N1DEC

 

Treasurer

Bill, KA1FAI

 

Trustee

Lenny, KA1OYS

License holder- Permanent

Director (3 year Term)

Lenny, KA1OYS

 

 
 

 

 

  EVENTS:



44th ANNUAL EASTERN VHF/UHF/MW CONFERENCE Fri./Sat./Sun. April 20-21-22,
2018 BAYMONT INN & SUITES,
20 Taylor St., Manchester, CT 06042
(just a few miles northeast of Hartford, CT off I-84, at Exit 63)
 
Registration ONLY $20! deadline April 15. (Reg. at door $25)
Includes: Friday nite Super Hospitality Room, Saturday Pizza+Sub Lunch &
Proceedings CD
 
Sat. Eve. Banquet Buffet $30. deadline April 15
 
Extra Proceedings CD's -- $5ea. at the Registration Desk
 
**Registration at www.newsvhf.com is on-line NOW**


                                                              New England QSO Party ... May 5th and 6th.   

The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries.   You'll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.

We're working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help.  Get on for at least an hour or two and join in on the fun.  Please let me know if you can put in any time at all so we can work on activity from the rarest counties.   Will you be QRV?   Let us know which county you'll be on from with a message to [email protected]

Oh yes, the NEQP is also lots of fun when mobile.  Every time you cross a county line the action starts over again.   It's amazing what a 100w radio and mobile whip can do.  

The QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep Saturday night.  It goes from 4pm Saturday until 1am Sunday, then 9am Sunday until 8pm Sunday.  Operate on CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters.   For each QSO you'll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state.   Top scorers can earn a plaque and everyone who makes 25 QSOs and sends in a log will get a certificate.

Last year we had logs from 177 New England stations and 460 more from around the country and world. 

The full NEQP rules are here ->  http://www.neqp.org/rules.html

The 2017 results are posted and the results since 2002 are also available ->  http://www.neqp.org/results.html

It's just about a month until the 2018 NEQP.   Please make some QSOs even if you don't want to send in a log.

Thanks!

   73 Tom/K1KI


METRO 70cm. NETWORK

Presents another

COMPUTER – ELECTRONICS

HAMFEST

 

Date: July 1, 2018

 

Location: Knights of Columbus Mansion

 139 North Broadway

     White Plains, NY 10603

                  

9AM-3PM Rain or Shine (breakfast starts at 8AM)

Free Street Parking

 

      Breakfast/Lunch - Beer/Wine/Soda - Free Coffee - Door Prizes - Raffles/50:50

 

Donation - $8.00 | Kids under 10 free | Ask about our Special

All Proceeds are being donated to Knights of Columbus 450

 

Vendors:   1st Table - $25 | 2nd Table - $20 | 3rd Table & Up - $15

Table setup 7:00am

***Full Payment due with registration (MasterCard/Visa Accepted) ***

Table Reservations at https://metro70.org/hamfest-070118

 

No paid reservations for space will be held past 8:30am.

No refunds given unless prior notification of cancellation has been received 72 hours in advance.

 

Directions:  I-287  Exit 6 - North White Plains

 

From East

Left turn off of the exit

Left turn onto North Broadway at  light

One block on the right

From West

Right turn off the exit

One block on the right

      Contact Info:  Carl R. Everts    (N2VQP)                914-269-7205

                                 Grand Knight Peter Compitello   203-313-1194

 

         Talk in Frequency 147.060 PL 114.8       https://metro70.org/   

Menu

 

Breakfast  8:am – 10:30am

 

2 Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

(on roll or plate)

 

Choice of one:

Bacon, Ham or Sausage

 Or                  Pancakes (3)

 

 

                       Choice of one:

                       Bacon, Ham or Sausage

 

 

Lunch – 11:am – 2:pm

 

(2) Hot Dogs on Buns with French Fries

                                                                              

Or

 

(1)   Cheeseburger with French Fries

                                                                              

Or

 

Pasta dish with Meat Balls

 

 

Entrance Fee

Free Door Prize Ticket

A La Carte

 

Entrance    -   $8.00

Raffle          -   $6.00   (6 Tickets)

50-50          - $10.00 (1 Ticket)

Breakfast   -    $6.00

Lunch         -    $6.00

 

                       $36.00

$30.00 Entrance Special

 

Entrance    -   $5.00

Raffle          -   $5.00   (6 Tickets)

50-50          - $10.00 (1 Ticket)

Breakfast   -    $5.00

Lunch         -    $5.00

 

                        $30.00

 

·         Save $6.00 with special

 

Guest of Honor: Mr. Otto Supliski  (WB2SLQ) -

91 Years Young, 77 years a Ham Radio Operator, Founder of Metro 70cm Communications Network

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New educational video about Amateur Radio. It is free to view and share and can be found here:

 

http://youtu.be/ivUMIADFSDw

 

www.RadioQRV.com.

Amateur Radio Round Table: Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM Central Time (0200 UTC Wednesdays)  

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Local Links: ... HOUSATONIC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB  Club call: N1KT      GaryM  WE1M Trustee,

                        SCARA  

                       
SPARC

                        GBARC       Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club. web site (Area 1)

                       Co-located on Eels Hill with the Coastline Amateur Repeater Association: Link:  CARA

                        WebSDR : http://websdr.org/

Other links:    Ham University      Click here!






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