Western Massachusetts ARES


Western Massachusetts ARRL Section
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
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This project is a result of dialog and technology sharing between the CT ARES team, Western Massachusetts Section ARES, and EMA Section ARES amateur radio operators. The original concept was presented by W1MPN and KD1CY. Details of the project were developed over time and tested with members of the CT, WMA, and EMA ARES staff and general membership including N1HY, AF1HS, N1FY, W1GMF, KB1EKN, W3EVE, N1BDA, WQ1O, WK1H, N2YHK and others.
The web page layout is designed to comply with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - to make the web content accessible to people with disabilities. Thanks to N1HY for page design and to Betsey K1EIC and John N1UMJ for testing.


There are a variety of ways for you to stay in the loop on Western Massachusetts ARES activities:

Technical Specifications

This project uses Qilan for JSP page production, Tomcat for the servlet/JSP container and Openbase for the backend database.

Web Application Author (Chief Geek): N1XTB, Application Version 81

Summary of Features
  • Each organization has it's own independent project customized with Logo's, text titles, and geographical/district responsibilities.
  • Online registration of members
  • New registrant signups will send notification emails to the SEC and responsible DEC

After Registration, members or administrators can maintain:

  • training records
  • equipment records
  • address and contact information
  • availability information

Three levels of access: User, Subadministrative, Administrative


  • Membership list
  • Training summary statistics - (courses and counts for each)
  • Training detail list (who has completed what course)
  • DEC roster and training list
  • EC (or RACES officer) roster and training list
  • Text file exports (Rosters and Training) for administrative and subadministrative access levels
  • Equipment reports (new - only implemented in EMA)
  • Leadership roster
  • Activity log (tracks edits by user or administrators)
  • Access log
  • Photo gallery (user photo's that could be used for producing identification)
  • RACES affiliations (new - EMA only)
  • Where am I table (to help members determine whose jurisdiction they reside in)
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