American Legion Garage Sale Amateur Radio Station



Al Sirois, N1MHC and NNA1AS will offer to send free National Traffic System messages to all of the United States, Canada and other countries on Saturday, August 7 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 , 25 Industrial Park Road, Boothbay.

It will be a special event resort and a great opportunity to connect with community leaders, local businesses and visitors to the Boothbay Harbor area.

The keys to a successful public service are emergency management and the EOC partnership. Many amateur radio operators are connected to their local emergency management service centers and mobile command centers, as we have here in Lincoln County. This is done by understanding and embracing our true role — serving and supporting an often complicated public safety mission in an emergency.

Sirois’ liability covers the area from the Carlton Bridge at Woolwich, north to the Waldo County line. It is Incident Command System, ICS-400-A qualified, a former military affiliate radio station (Navy call sign nnn0wna) and now Homeland Security (DHS), SHARES, NNA1AS certified. There are several shared responsibility stations in Maine and they are all linked by the offices of the state’s local director of emergency management. Casey Stevens is the Director of EMA, Wiscasset.

So mark your calendars to send birthdays, holiday greetings, or advanced meeting times in a timely manner via the National Traffic System (NTS), an American League Radio Relay System (ARRL). Your message will be delivered free of charge within 1 to 2 days, that’s for sure.

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