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Ham Radio in Emergencies

The Framingham Amateur Radio Association often assists local and state officials in times of emergencies such as hurricanes and blizzards. We help staff the state emergency center in Framingham, and go out with Red Cross and other emergency workers before, during and after events to help with communications for shelters, damage assessments and so on. For information, contact our emergency coordinator Marc Stern, public service coordinators Bev Lees or Jim Weckback .

The nationwide Hurricane Watch Net meets on 14.325 MHz or 3.950 MHz. For information on Hurricane Watch net procedures, click here.

You can check the latest ARRL bulletins (about all topics, not just emergency communications) on this ARRL page.

Our club repeater is often used for public service and emergency assistance. The W1FY 2-meter repeater is 147.15/147.75.

For more information about amateur radio and emergency communications in general, visit the national Amateur Radio Emergency Service Web site or the Eastern Mass. ARES site.

Skywarn is a program where hams work as volunteer severe weather spotters for a local National Weather Service office.

If you'd like to get information about national or or local weather via the Internet, here are some links


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