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Where should we hold the meetup?

Poll ended at Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:01 am

Metro Boston
7
70%
Manchester, CT
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

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Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:01 am

Hey everyone...

It has been brought to my attention by a couple of members that it has been all too long since we have had another get together in the CT/MA area. There has been some discussion if we should hold it in Boston (proper or general metro area) or just go back and meet up in Manchester, CT where we had one probably 4-5 years ago.

The date for this is January 31, 2009. Time will be 1900.

I would like to Poll you guys to see what you would like to do better. Based on the majority of the group we will hold the meeting in that city/town.

I would like to make this decision no later than 1/15 to give people as much notice as possible, so please get your votes in by then. From there I will take PM's (or just replies to the thread) and we will make a reservation. Usually we do some sort of steak eatery (Outback has been pretty common) or possibly change it up to some Italian.

Look forward to seeing some of you at the end of the month.

-Alex

(P.S. Anyone anywhere can really organize a meet up -- if you want to do one in your area feel free. I'll even set the post as a global announcement so you can coordinate something, just let us know so we can move it around for you.)
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby RKG » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:23 am

Either works for me.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby GEMOTO » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:18 am

Metro Boston would be a great spot. Should be a good time.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby RKG » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:40 pm

Those opting for "Metro Boston" should specify whether they prefer downtown Boston (traffic, parking, other issues) or suburban Boston (e.g., somewhere along Rt. 128).

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby GEMOTO » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:54 pm

Does not matter to me, anywhere inside 495 is ok for me.


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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby MT2000 man » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:31 pm

Wow, I just read this lol.
Manchester would be a perfect location for me. I know that I will 100% be there (Manchester is 4 miles from where I live).
If Manchester, count me in !

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby nmfire10 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:36 am

I would obviously prefer Manchester, CT since its a hell of a lot closer than Boston. However, I'm not sure I will even be in the United States at that point so don't count my vote.

The last meet.... hmm, was that when N.E.E.D. executed the raid on my office?
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby Pj » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:13 pm

I voted for Manchester as well... As much as I would really love to see Boston (or the area thereof again), its a bit of a strech from where I am now.
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby RKG » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:00 pm

nmfire10 wrote:I would obviously prefer Manchester, CT since its a hell of a lot closer than Boston. However, I'm not sure I will even be in the United States at that point so don't count my vote.

The last meet.... hmm, was that when N.E.E.D. executed the raid on my office?


Yes. And almost seven years ago!

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby nmfire10 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:12 am

I knew something was up when the MDC ID "DEAD" appeared on the console.
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:07 am

Based on votes - Boston area it is.

I'm going to work with a couple of the folks I know up there to try and come up with a good place - but it looks as though we will go forward with something on the 31st at 1900.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby Pj » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:14 pm

I should be able to swing the Boston area...I just need to know exactly where as soon as people know.
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:34 pm

I'm going to try and work out the details this weekend and will let you all know. At that point if you could send me a PM or reply here that your in that would be fantastic.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby GEMOTO » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:53 pm

I'm in and can assist in planning.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby GEMOTO » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:44 pm

Details:
Joe's American Bar & Grill
985 Providence Highway (RT 1)
Dedham, MA
(781) 329-0800


Reservations are under the name "Timothy".

http://www.joesamerican.com


*For any hams:

444.700 88.5 (-) MDC1200 is welcome
I as well as others will be monitoring on the way there.


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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby RKG » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:18 am

RKG in.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:43 am

In.

Thanks to Tim for finding a place to accommodate us!

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby RKG » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:24 am

Info for those coming: Providency Hiway in Dedham is no longer technically Route 1 north of Route 128. From Mass. Turnpike, exit onto "95 SB/128 SB" and exit at 15A, which will put you on Prov. Hwy NB. Joes is only a couple of hundred yards up the road, but if my memory is correct, it is on the west side, so you will have to make a U-turn at the first light.

For non-hams, didn't Batlabs have a Part 90 channel for talk-in?

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:46 am

RKG wrote:Info for those coming: Providency Hiway in Dedham is no longer technically Route 1 north of Route 128. From Mass. Turnpike, exit onto "95 SB/128 SB" and exit at 15A, which will put you on Prov. Hwy NB. Joes is only a couple of hundred yards up the road, but if my memory is correct, it is on the west side, so you will have to make a U-turn at the first light.

For non-hams, didn't Batlabs have a Part 90 channel for talk-in?


Generally MURS - 151.88 DPL 143 / NAC 293. (noting that you should be complying with all rules/regs of the MURS world using that channel)

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby GEMOTO » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:12 am

This is a frequency list that someone had posted around 2004 or so. I don't remember who but I had saved it.



Code: Select all

National Bat-Labs Frequencies

Name Frequency Service PL

Green 151.880 MURS D143
Blue 151.940 MURS D143
Red 154.570 MURS D143


Name Frequency Service PL

xband 146.5750 Analog Ham ___ D143 } Crossband
xband 446.8250 Analog Ham ___ D143 } DPL 143!

Astro 146.5650 Astro Ham IMBE CAI Digital CSQ
Astro 446.9250 Astro Ham IMBE CAI Digital CSQ

Alpha 462.6625 GMRS DPL 072
Bravo 462.6875 GMRS DPL 411
Charlie 462.7125 GMRS DPL 143
Delta 462.5500 GMRS DPL 627
Echo 462.7000 GMRS DPL 331

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby Pj » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:25 am

I think that was the first Dayton freq guide, and has pretty much stuck. Same NAC 293 on the UHF, but everyone tends to use VHF.
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby Pj » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:26 am

Oh, and I an 90% in...will know for sure in a couple of days.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby dagwag77 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:07 am

You can count me in, I'll see you guys there...

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby GEMOTO » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:33 am

RSVP's

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Attending:
GEMOTO
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alex + 3
dagwag77
toyradios
n1oty + 4
jwb8734
PJ

Total: 15


[last updated by alex @ 1443hrs 1/29/09]

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby n1oty » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:39 pm

Five from the Taunton area attending (myself plus 4).

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:56 pm

Got them.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:16 pm

Guys -

It's great that there is a lot of interest from people as well as other individuals tagging along. That's the whole idea behind the meet and greets.

We are at the point where we may exceed our original guesstimate of people who will be attending and may have to work out additional plans with the venue.

IF:

* Your thinking about coming
* Coming but have *NOT* replied here, sent a PM, or otherwise told us
* Invited additional guests and haven't told us.

We can't plan for you. I won't be able to ensure there is a seat at the table(s). (Sorry in advance).

With this in mind - if there is any additional people who wish to RSVP so we can plan accordingly (and if you don't want your name mentioned fine - just PM GEMOTO or I) we will count you in.

If people drop from your party - fine. Just please communicate that.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help. I don't want this to discourage anyone from coming but I want to do my best to accommodate everyone so that you can all enjoy dinner!

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby jwb8734 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:01 am

This is odd my post did not show.

I should be able to make it about 19:30 as I have to come from Boston and never knowing how traffic is.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby Pj » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:57 am

I'm in for sure
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:34 am

Pj wrote:I'm in for sure


Ok. Is that both of you or just one.
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby Pj » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:36 am

Based on coversation in the car this morning, should just be me (unless you want to kidnap her)
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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:40 am

Pj wrote:Based on coversation in the car this morning, should just be me (unless you want to kidnap her)


Nah, should be all good.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby jwb8734 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:02 pm

I'm still in. Be there atound 19:30 Will check in on 444.700 88.5 (-)

GEMOTO wrote:Details:
Joe's American Bar & Grill
985 Providence Highway (RT 1)
Dedham, MA
(781) 329-0800


Reservations are under the name "Timothy".

http://www.joesamerican.com


*For any hams:

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I as well as others will be monitoring on the way there.


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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby RKG » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:51 pm

A great get-together. A tip of the hat to Alex and the others who set everything up.

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby alex » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:07 pm

Glad everyone had a good time. A big thanks to GEMOTO for picking out the venue... Great food and the service was excellent. We pretty much closed the place around 12:30-1am.

Nice to see a lot of you again and it was nice to meet some of you for the first time as well.

See you at the next one...

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Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

Postby n1oty » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:38 pm

Thanks for putting this together. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I even made some new friends.

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