The Merrimack Valley Amateur Radio Association (MVARA) had its first meeting this evening having achieved several milestones in its effort to build on recent successes in providing mesh network back-up for NEDECN DMR repeaters. The club plans to expand its network of interconnected hospitals and repeater sites and it is now positioned to apply for grant funding. In addition, the club’s ARRL affiliation makes it possible to obtain ARRL support, available to all affiliated clubs.
With the focus on mesh expansion in New Hampshire and grant funding recently secured in Maine and Rhode Island, the expansion of interconnected amateur communications networks throughout New England is making visible progress.
The MVARA Officers and Directors are:
President – Jay Taft K1EHZ
Vice President – John Yurcak K9AEN
Secretary – Steve Nelson WA1EYF
Membership Secretary – Paul Blais KC1KMM
Treasurer – Ken Geddes N1KWG
Bill Barber NE1B
Steve Davidson NA1T
Jack Duffy NF1L
Ed Leduc KA1IJN
If you or your club wants to start a mesh network in New England, contact Rob, K1UI at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he’ll put you in touch with those folks who can help.