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.

2018 Site Updates

12/8/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “2018 Business Meeting Attendance.”
12/7/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “2018 Slate of Officers.”
– Business Meeting Minutes for the following dates have been posted in the “Minutes” section to bring it up to date:
* Thursday, November 2, 2017
* Thursday, December 7, 2017
* Thursday, July 5, 2018
* Thursday, September 6, 2018
* Thursday, October 4, 2018
* Thursday, December 6, 2018
12/1/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “VE Session Results – December 1, 2018”.
11/15/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “SKYWARN Recognition Day – Saturday, December 1, 2018”.
– Wrote story “Rob, KD1CY Receives Outstanding Service Award”.
– Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, November 1, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
10/17/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “DoD HF Exercise – October 24-26, 2018”.
10/6/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “VE Session Results – October 6, 2018.”
9/5/2018 W1RJC – Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, August 2, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
9/4/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “SEMARA Member WB2ITX Appointed ARRL CEO!”
8/7/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “SEMARA Contest College – Sunday, September 9, 2018.”
8/4/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “VE Session Results — August 4, 2018.”
7/27/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.”
7/8/2018 W1RJC – Processed a backlog of CQ & QST narrations from N1BLF via Dropbox into ZIP files.  Added May and June of 2018 to the “Audio” section.
6/29/2018 W1RJC – Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, June 7, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
6/24/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “SEMARA Field Day 2018 A Success!”
6/16/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “New Hustler 6-BTV Antenna Installed.”
6/13/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Tony Gomes, N1JXZ, SK.”
6/10/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “SEMARA Flea Market – October 6, 2018.”
6/8/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “SEMARA Field Day – June 23 & 24, 2018.”
6/7/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar – June 11, 2018.”
6/6/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “2018 QST Antenna Design Competition.”
6/3/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “Kids Day – Saturday, June 16, 2018.”
6/2/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “VE Session Results – June 2, 2018.”
6/1/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “W1AEC Wins 2017 CQ WW DX Contest CW Award!”
5/28/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “13 Colonies Special Event – July 1-7, 2018.”
5/21/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “Museum Ships Weekend Event – June 2 & 3, 2018.”
5/9/2018 W1RJC – Updated the letterhead on the main page (this story) to the latest revision.
– Wrote story “Constitution & Bylaws Amendment Notification.”
– Wrote story “W4DXCC DX & Contest Convention – September 21 & 22, 2018.”
– Wrote story “SEMARA Equipment For Sale.”
– Wrote story “Board of Directors Meeting – Q2 2018.”
– Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, May 3, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
5/2/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Westford Kiwanis Apple Blossom Parade – May 12, 2018.”
5/1/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Radio Clubs of Yesteryear.”
– Wrote story “ARRL Contest Corral – May 2018.”
– Wrote story “Unlicensed Operator “W2RFW” on MMRA Belmont.”
4/27/2018 W1RJC – Updated “Contact” page to include the phone number, as a new IVR (auto attendant) has been established.
– Updated the letterhead on the main page (this story) to the latest version that includes our new fax number.
4/26/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “FAA Surface Weather Observation Stations.”
4/24/2018 W1RJC – Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, April 5, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
4/22/2018 W1RJC – Updated menu items at the top of SEMARA.org.
* Renamed the “Members Only” drop down to “Members.”
* Renamed the “Contact Us” drop down to “Contact.”
* Renamed the “About Us” drop down to “Info.”
* Moved the member list and Zero Beat archive from the “Info” drop down to the “Members” drop down.
* Split some content under “Info” into their own content areas/pages.
* Added a new section under “Info” called “History” to prepare for the digital version of the “History of the Association” publication that was put together by the late Bill, K1IBR circa 2000.
– Processed a backlog of QST narrations from N1BLF via Dropbox into ZIP files.  Added January through April of 2018 to the “Audio” section.
– Simplified URLs to all past stories in the “Silent Key” category to be in the semara.org/<call sign> format.
4/18/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Constitution Amendment Notification.”
4/14/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Paul Augustine, W1BMQ SK.”
4/7/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “W1AEC Wins 2017 CQ WW DX Contest Award!”
– Wrote story “New England QSO Party – May 5 & 6, 2018.”
– Wrote story “VE Session Results – April 7, 2018.”
4/3/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Plymouth 146.685 Repeater – New PL 131.8.”
– Wrote story “Learning Program – April 29, 2018.”
3/31/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “ARRL Contest Corral – April 2018.”
– Wrote story “Next VE Exam Session – Saturday, April 7, 2018.”
3/15/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “GARS Technician License Course – April & May 2018.”
– Wrote story “Saint Patrick’s Day Award 2018.”
3/2/2018 W1RJC – Board of Directors Meeting Minutes for Saturday, February 24, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
– Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, March 1, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
2/19/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “FARA Technician License Course – March 2018.”
– Wrote story “ARRL DX Contest at SEMARA – March 2 & 3, 2018.”
2/16/2018 K1KVV – Wrote story “VE Session Results – February 3, 2018.”
2/13/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “SEMARA Radio Room On The Air.”
2/7/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “ARRL Contest Corral – February 2018.”
2/1/2018 W1RJC – Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, February 1, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
1/31/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “ARES Drills & Nets – February 2018.”
1/30/2018 W1RJC – Refresh of information on the “VE Exams” page:
* What to bring information updated per information provided by Fred, N1TF.
* Added picture of the current active VEs taken by Rick, W1RJC at the December 2017 session.
* Added time and location information under the upcoming VE sessions section.
– Wrote story “Next VE Exam Session – Saturday, February 3, 2018.”
1/20/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Volunteer Registration Open – 2018 Boston Marathon.”
1/16/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Wanted: New W1AEC QSL Manager.”
1/13/2018 W1RJC – Updated story and title “SEMARA Radio Room Tutorial Postponed,” as WA1BXY has postponed this event.
1/11/2018 W1RJC – New SEMARA letterhead for 2018 has been updated.
– Business Meeting Minutes for Thursday, January 11, 2018 has been posted in the “Minutes” section.
– Standing Committees, Special Committees and Supporting Positions have been updated in the “Contact Us” section per information provided tonight by Marcel, W1MLD as follows:
* Raymond A. Arruda, KB1EVX added to the “Buildings & Grounds” committee.
* Charles W. Moszczenski, KB1FRL removed from the “Scholarship” committee.
* William E. Gifford, W1HA promoted to fill the vacancy of chairman of the “Scholarship” committee.
* Antone Souza, III, NN1D promoted to fill the vacancy of chairman of the “Technical” committee.
* Richard M. Orluk, R.N., K1XRN removed from the “Tech Talk Coordinator” position (now vacant).
1/8/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “SEMARA Radio Room Tutorial Postponed – January 14, 2018.”
1/3/2018 W1RJC – Cleanup of all stories written in 2017 to have their assets attached in the “yyyy-mm-dd.ext” format.
– Cleanup of all stories written in 2017 to remove extra HTML markup.
– Cleanup of all stories written in 2017 so that URLs that link externally open in a new browser tab.
– Cleanup of all stories written in 2017 to place all email addresses in the plaintext “email [at] address [dot] com” format for spam prevention.
– Added new category “ARES/RACES/SKYWARN.”
– Added new category “Fleas & Fests.”
– Renamed category “Amateur Radio Interest” to “General Interest.”
– Renamed category “VE Exams” to “Exams & Training.”
– Reviewed stories from the past few years and placed them into appropriate categories.
– Wrote story “Business Meeting Postponed – January 11, 2018.”
1/2/2018 W1RJC – Wrote story “Bill Vincent, W1POW, SK.”
1/1/2018 W1RJC – New story for 2018 updates created (what you are currently reading).
– “Contact Us” section updated with 2018 elected positions.
– Email forwarders updated.

Older Updates

2017 Site Updates – log not kept
2016 Site Updates

2016 Site Updates

12/30/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “FARA 2-Meter QSO Party – January 23rd.”
12/29/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “ARRL Straight Key Night (SKN) – January 1st.”
12/8/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “SSTV Transmissions from the ISS – December 8th & 9th.”
12/3/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “VE Session Results — December 3rd.”
11/10/2106 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Extra Class License In A Weekend – December 2nd-4th.”
11/7/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “2016 SKYWARN Recognition Day – December 3rd.”
11/6/2016 W1RJC – Updated the “Nets/Events” section to remove the 6m and 80m SEMARA nets and updated the 10m nets.
– Updated the “Contact Us” section to include the finance committee and updated the members of the scholarship committee.
11/2/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Special Event Station W0JH – November 4th-6th.”
10/23/2016 W1RJC – Received October business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
10/14/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “VE Session Results – October 1st.”
10/9/2016 W1RJC – Wrote new story “220 & 900 Repeaters Fully Functional.”
10/6/2016 W1RJC – Received October narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
9/10/2016 W1RJC – Received August and September business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
9/9/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Tech Talk on Solar Energy.”
9/1/2016 W1RJC – Wrote new story “220 & 900 Repeater Update.”
8/20/2016 W1RJC – Received September narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
8/18/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Results for “License in a Weekend” July 30th-31st.”
– Wrote new story “VE Session Results – August 6th.”
7/30/2016 W1RJC – Wrote new story “220 & 900 Repeaters Temporarily Off-Air.”
7/15/2016 W1RJC – Received July business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
– Received July and August narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
7/11/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “SEMARA VE Session Results – June 4th.”
6/20/2016 W1RJC – Updated story “Technician License Class” with more details provided by W1MLD.
– Updated story title of “Technician License Class” to ““License In A Weekend” Class & Exam – July 30 & 31” to better promote the offering.
6/14/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Technician License Class.”
6/10/2016 W1RJC – Received June business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
– Received June narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
5/20/2016 W1RJC – Replicated emails and Facebook comments to story “Dave Dean, K1JGV, SK.”
– Received April business meeting, April BOD meeting and May business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added them to the “Minutes” section.
– Removed K1JGV from the “Buildings and Grounds” committee in the Contact Us” section.
5/17/2016 W1RJC – Wrote new story “Dave Dean, K1JGV, SK.”
5/14/2016 W1RJC – Received May narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
5/13/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Seeking Ops for 13 Colonies S/E Station K2H.”
4/13/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “Maritime Radio Day 2016.”
4/7/2016 K1KVV – Wrote new story “SEMARA Exam Session Results – April 2nd.”
3/27/2016 W1RJC – Added story “Free Tower, Mast and Discone Antenna” from N1IXC’s email to the members discussion list.  Assigned N1IXC as the author of the story.
3/25/2016 W1RJC – Received March business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
– Received April narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
3/13/2016 W1RJC – The “Trustees” list on the “Contact Us” page still included last year’s chairman and didn’t include the year 2020’s.  Corrected this.
– Updated the “Members” page by importing the latest “Membership Database.xls” Excel Spreadsheet file from W1MLD via Dropbox.
– “TableSorter” WordPress plugin was installed and activated.
– Added “TableSorter” HTML code to the “Members” page so that visitors can sort by either call sign, first name, last name, city/town or state.
3/2/2016 W1RJC – Received March narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
2/26/2016 W1RJC – Replicated Facebook comments to story “John Williams, KB1EVY, SK.”
– Added new category “Silent Keys” (slug name “sk”) and assigned it to all obituary stories.
– Category drop down menu added to the sidebar.
– Enabled dates to display for news stories shown in the sidebar.
2/23/2016 W1RJC – Received February business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
– Received February narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
– Removed N1USW as chairman of the Scholarship committee on the “Contact Us” section.
– Email forwarder for the Scholarship committee updated to redirect to the Web committee until a new chairman is named.
2/11/2016 W1RJC – Wrote new story “John Williams, KB1EVY, SK.”
1/31/2016 W1RJC – Wrote new story “Don Mara, WA1PLT, SK.”
1/18/2016 W1RJC – Received January business meeting minutes from W1MMD via email.  Added it to the “Minutes” section.
– Received January narration of QST from N1BLF via Dropbox.  Added it to the “Audio” section.
– Added “Photos” link on the navigation bar.  This links externally to our photo album on our Facebook page.
– Wrote new story “SEMARA’s Clubhouse Addition Gains Steam!”
– Updated “Exams” section to display all 2016 VE Sessions.
1/1/2016 W1RJC – New story for 2016 updates created (what you are currently reading).
– “Contact Us” section updated with 2016 elected positions.
– Email forwarders updated.