Friday, August 16, 2002
Hams invited to visit MARS
Area amateur radio enthusiasts are cordially invited to learn more about the Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) at the Tri-Service MARS booth at the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) New England Division Convention at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Exit 28 off Route 495 in Boxboro on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25.
MARS is a Department of Defense sponsored program, established as separately managed and operated programs by the Army, Navy-Marine Corps and Air Force. MARS members are volunteer licensed amateur radio operators who provide auxiliary or emergency communications to local, national and international emergency and safety organizations, as an adjunct to normal communications during natural disasters as well as extraordinary and tragic events such as those of September 11, 2001.
MARS also operates a 24-hour message relay system and maintains a series of electronic mailboxes throughout the world, allowing service personnel and their families a method of exchanging information through free MARSGRAMS.
To learn more about MARS, check out www.navymars.org, call Southern New England Navy-Marine Corps MARS director Bob Veth in Chelmsford at 1-978-256-9391, or send an e-mail to NNNØFCC@navymars.org.
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