2020 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. For all other questions or issues, please contact the appropriate Officer or Committee Chair by using the “Contact Us” link.
Brad Paiva, W1BEP (SK) was a long-time member of SEMARA. Brad enjoyed operating amateur radio, especially as a weekly net control operator on 10m.
He was 73 when he passed away at home on June 16, 2020, after a brief illness. He was married for nearly 45 years to Christine R. (Rebello) Paiva.
Brad served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a Police Officer in New Bedford for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1997. Brad was the owner/operator of Brad’s RV Repair (started in 2006). He was also a member of the Freetown Gun Club.
In addition to his wife Christine, Brad is survived by four daughters, three grandchildren and a sister, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the East Freetown Congregational Church, 2 Washburn Road, East Freetown, MA 02717 or Community Nurse and Home Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Our condolences to Brad’s family in this time of sorrow.
Well, it looks like we are going to have another ZOOM meeting for the month of June.
Anyone interested in attending the meeting? Please forward your email Address, Name & Callsign to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org This is the only way I can make sure that your email address is correct.
You may also register as a Guest or Observer. To avoid a non-member bounce, use my direct email: email@example.com
We must have a minimum of ten members present to conduct a meeting. We do need a quorum for the meeting to be valid.
This type of meeting will assure that you will not get the Corona virus from the club.
The business meeting for April 2, 2020 is canceled.
The VE Session scheduled for April 4, 2020 is canceled.
From Marcel, W1MLD, President:
“Hello to All,
Hope you are all well.I am cancelling the business meeting for April 2nd 2020 due to the mandate by Gov. Baker to limit the gatherings of more than ten people. The May meeting will be addressed when the time comes.
The work party for Saturday will be postponed for a latter date as this serious virus subsides.
The Sunday morning coffee meetings are still on as long as we keep it to ten (10) members or less and do not have any cold or sickness symptoms.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Hope you all stay well and be careful in your daily activities. Wash your hands many times a day.”