(pronounced "g-e-moto" as in GE and Motorola)
Welcome! GEMOTO is not a club. GEMOTO may be thought-of as a quasi-social networking group or consortium made up from members and officers from several New England radio clubs with common interests. This is a central depository area for New England hams who share an interest in:
We're also realists so we admit to occasionally using traditional multi-band Yaesu, Icom and Kenwood ham appliances. But again we aren't a formal club, we are just a group of hams with common interests..
FYI: If you are interested in using commercial gear and building ham repeaters, be sure not to miss this great site by Kevin Custer: http://www.repeater-builder.com/rbtip/
NEW ->Surplus 1kW 6-meter solid-state amplifiers by Larcan (click here)
Summer trip to the Boston Harbor Islands (click here)
Boston 900 MHz repeater on the air (click here)
Cumberland, RI 900 MHz repeater on the air (click here)
6-meter repeater from Gunstock Mountain now ON THE AIR! (click here)
Operation Wolfpack-2 (click here)
Pictures from NearFest-II, HearFest-III, NearFest-V
6-meter repeater at NH's Mt. Uncanoonuc (click here)
Members of this group tend to help each other via equipment contributions, skills, time, etc. We are not a formal club, we are just a group of approximately 100 local, active hams with common interests. Due to a sudden surge of low-cast surplus gear, operations on 900MHz is currently the hot growth topic. When in the area, members can often be found on:
Interestingly, members of this ad-hoc group are often not local to Framingham or even Massachusetts. Due to the wide area six-meter coverage, additional participants come from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island. A wide-area 900 MHz repeater link-up seems to be gaining traction. Aside from on-air sharing of knowledge, the group meets every month for lunch at restaurants in diverse geographic locations. We typically swap war stories on how to acquire, convert and operate GE, Motorola and Kenwood commercial gear and build ham repeaters. The restaurant table is usually littered with both nachos and walkies of the commercial variety. Several of our 100+ participants have previously worked for two-way radio dealers in past lives although only three are currently employed in that field .
Others simply enjoy the less crowded bands, the occasional technical conversation and the opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests.
Typically on the third Thursday of the month, we have been meeting for 11:30AM luncheons at Rte-128 area restaurants. An evening dinner group has also been started further south and west. Monthly breakfasts are in Northboro, MA. Turnouts now seem to exceed "real club" meetings even though we do not want to become a large group that requires some form of formal management.
Click here for breakfast meeting shots.
....and some newer breakfast shots
Click here to listen to an MP3 that better describes our group's heritage and demographics.
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last revised: 10/07/2012