The Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group Supporting the Amateur Radio Community

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The Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group is an organization providing Amateur Radio testing, training, and advanced communication support to Amateur Radio clubs, Emergency Management agencies, and support organizations in the Eastern Mass region.

Amateur Radio Testing Services

At this time, the primary focus of the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group is to conduct ARRL sponsored VE testing sessions. Our sessions are held monthly at the Canton EMA EOC training room located at 99 Revere St. in Canton Mass. EMARG's VE Team consists of over a dozen active ARRL certified Volunteer Examiners. Most with more than 80 VE sessions under their belts. All of our Extra class examiners have been trained and are experienced in organizing and coordinating sessions, so we are capable of conducting very large or simultaneous sessions. In addition to our regular monthly testing sessions, we also provide mobile testing services. We have provided our team to several amateur radio clubs and support organizations to support their amateur radio license training programs. We are also available for hamfests, amateur radio flea markets and school sponsored testing sessions.

Amateur Radio Training Services

The Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group has organized and conducted numerous amateur radio licence training classes over the past several years. The majority of these classes were geared toward entry or technician level students. However, we have also conducted intermediate or general level classes, end even CW training (both classroom and over-the-air). In addition to license preparation classes, we have also mentored and tutored small groups of amateurs in preparation of their ARRL VE certification test.

Advanced Communication Support Services

Members of the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group are currently responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and operation of over a dozen amateur radio repeaters in the Eastern Mass area. Many of these repeaters are capable of being linked to form a repeater network that can provide coverage from Northern Rhode Island to Southern New Hampshire. Several of the repeaters are equiped with EchoLink and IRLP capabilities which expands their access to a global population. In addition to amateur radio expertise, some of our members are also well versed end experienced in the design and implementation of public safety communications and GMRS repeaters. We are available to consult on:

  • Antenna tower design and installation
  • Repeater site design and physical layout
  • Amateur repeater design, implementation and installation
  • GMRS repeater design, implementation and installation
  • EchoLink, IRLP, EchoIRLP, and repeater linking

The next EMARG VE Testing Session is Thursday January 1st, 1970 at at the , , , .