Welcome!

2016-01-01

Welcome!

     2019 President, Marcel Dumont, W1MLD would like to welcome you to the official website of SEMARA – The Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association, Inc.  We are an amateur radio club established in 1932 that owns our own property in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and has over 400 members.  If you would like to contribute to this website, please contact the Web Committee by using the “Contact Us” link.

2019 Kids Day June 15

Kids talking to Kids

Time: 2:00 PM ET to 7:59 PM ET [1800Z to 2359Z]

Bands: 3.5, 7, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28 , 2-m repeaters (with permission of owner)

ARRL Kids Day Phone 1st Exchange: Name, age, QTH, favorite color
Following exchanges can include favorite hobbies, sports, movies pets, and so on.

For complete information, including online certificate, see www.arrl.org/kids-day

Contests On the Air

Contesting
  • May 25 – 26 — CQ World Wide WPX Contest, CW
  • May 30 — RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship, CW
  • June 1 — Wake-Up! QRP Sprint (CW)
  • June 1 – 2 — SEANET Contest (CW, phone)
  • June 1 – 2 — 10-10 International Open Season PSK Contest
  • June 1 – 2 — DigiFest
  • June 1 – 2 — UKSMG Summer Contest (CW, phone, digital)
  • June 1 – 2 — Kentucky QSO Party (CW, phone, digital)
  • June 1 – 2 — IARU Region 1 Field Day (CW)
  • June 1 – 2 — Dutch Kingdom Contest (CW, phone)
  • June 1 – 2 — RSGB National Field Day (CW)
  • June 2 — PVRC Reunion (CW, phone)
  • June 4 — ARS Spartan Sprint (CW)
  • June 6 — NRAU 10-Meter Activity Contest (CW, phone, digital)
  • June 6 — SKCC Sprint Europe (CW)

See the ARRL Contest Calendar for more information.

Put Howard to Work” Event Canceled

Howard Michel, WB2ITX

In late April, ARRL had announced that ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, would be on the air at W1AW on Monday, May 13, giving ARRL members a chance to chat with the CEO and get to know him better as a ham. An issue was raised, however, that this event may be a potential FCC rule violation.

The particular rule is §97.113: “A station is also not allowed to transmit communication in which the station licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an employer.” Given that ARRL is Michel’s employer and that an effort was made to publicize an event at which members of the organization could chat with the CEO, such an event could be perceived as a benefit to the organization. So, out of an abundance of caution and to avoid any potential violation of FCC rules, or even the appearance of a violation, Michel decided to cancel plans for the “Put Howard to Work” event.

“I’ve operated W1AW before and will continue to do so in the future,” Michel said. “I hope to meet many of you on the air, but only as part of my regular ham radio activities and not as part of an ARRL-promoted event.”

SEMARA Member HOWARD MICHEL, WB2ITX, to operate W1AW

* ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, will operate W1AW to help members of the amateur radio community get to know Howard Michel, WB2ITX, the relatively new chief executive officer of the American Radio Relay League, a little better, the organizers of the “ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast” are putting on an event that will give ham radio operators the opportunity to chat with him in a very natural setting for all hams – on the air!

Michel will be at ARRL’s Maxim Memorial Station W1AW on Monday afternoon, May 13, at 2 p.m. EDT, operating on 20 meters (around the 14.250 MHz frequency on SSB) and will be ready to talk to anyone who wants to “work” him. Also, to commemorate this event, ARRL is creating a special QSL Card for those who connect with Michel via Maxim Memorial Station W1AW. Organizers hope that this card will become a prized part of most hams’ collections.

* Source: April 2019 – Eastern Massachusetts (EMA) Section News

VE Session Results — April 6, 2019

Congratulations to these hams who passed their Technician exams at the April 6, 2019 VE Session:

Joshua Jorge —KC1LHT
Denise Mullen– KH1LHS
Gary L. Pacella — KC1LHU

Issued 4/16/2019.

Enjoy your new privileges!

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Need help to get on the air?

Email us with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. – radioevents [at] semara [dot] org.

When are you available?  We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.

VE Session Results — February 2, 2019

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the February 2, 2019 VE Session:

Stuart Solomon, KC1KUX – General
    =>Upgraded: callsign W1SHS – Extra***
Nazar Rosa, KCIKZH  – Technician**
Mark R. St Pierre, KC1KZJ – Technician*

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!
***Effective 3/5/2019
**Effective 2/19/2019
*Effective 2/15/2019


Need help to get on the air?

Email us with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. – radioevents [at] semara [dot] org.

When are you available?  We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.

2018 Business Meeting Attendance

Now that 2018 is coming to a close and we have had our final business meeting of the year, I thought it would be fun to publish a year end report on SEMARA business meeting attendance.

Click the image above to view a PDF of the full “2018 Business Meeting Attendance” document.

Fifty-nine (59) unique individuals made one or more appearances across the twelve meetings in 2018.  Five of those people became new club members this year.  As for the persons who had perfect attendance and made all twelve meetings this year, the award is split into quarters as a tie.  Congratulations to these individuals who are dedicated SEMARA members:

  • Donald A. Rosinha, II, WA1BXY
  • Marcel L. Dumont, W1MLD
  • Martin F. Jordan, KA1YFV
  • Richard J. Halliwell, K1AHA

Honorable mentions go to AG1Y in 2nd place who made eleven meetings, and to K1KVV, KB1NB, KD1YZ, N1IXC, N1TF, W1BEP and W1BUG, all in 3rd place, tied with ten meetings.  Please note that if you were at a meeting sometime this year and this report does not show that you were there, it is because you did not sign-in on the attendance sheet (shame on you).  Check out the full report to the left!

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VE Session Results – December 1, 2018

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the December 1, 2018 VE Session:

Jeffrey M. Richard, Sr., KC1KDC – Extra
Joseph Pasteris, KC1FWN – General
John Regan, N1JLK – General
Frank Murray, KC1KPX  – Technician
Edward H. Vacha, KC1KPW – Technician

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air?

Email us with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. – radioevents [at] semara [dot] org.

When are you available?  We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.