James Powell — Technician + General
Ethan A. Zawatsky — Technician
Mark A. Rheault, KC1IET — General
Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!
Although walk-ins are welcome, we recommend that you contact us ahead of time if you plan to attend an upcoming session.
SEMARA’s VE Team Leader is Frederic S. Bacon, III, N1TF. He can be reached at 508-748-0047 or exams [at] semara [dot] org.
Dear ARRL Member:
There are few times when I have needed to reach out directly to you for your help. This is one of those times.
The American Red Cross (ARC) has asked ARRL for assistance with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and ARC, this is the first time ARC has made a request for assistance on this scale. Hurricane Maria has devastated the island’s communications infrastructure. Without electricity and telephone, and with most of the cell sites out of service, millions of people are cut off from communicating. Shelters are unable to reach local emergency services and people cannot check on the welfare of their loved ones. The situation is dire.
How can you help?
1) Volunteer. ARC needs up to 50 radio amateurs who can help record, enter, and submit disaster-survivor information into the ARC Safe and Well system. There are very specific requirements and qualifications needed for this deployment; for instance, familiarity with Winlink, an Amateur Radio license of General class or higher, and previous experience in disaster response. Deployment will be for up to 3 weeks (at ARC expense). If you would like to be considered for deployment, please complete the following online ARRL form, which asks for your qualifications and skills: Volunteer Deployment Form
JOTA — The world’s largest Scouting event is held annually over the third full weekend in October. Amateur Radio links Scouts with other Scouts and hams, locally and worldwide.
According to the World Scout Bureau, the 2016 JOTA had nearly 1.3 million Scout participants from more than 30,000 locations, and reached 156 countries.
JOTI –For participating via EchoLink, two conference nodes now have been designated for Scout contacts — *JOTA-365* (node 480809) and *JAMBO* (node 832996). Visit the K2BSA Radio Scouting page for more information on frequencies, including D-STAR, DMR, and IRLP.
This is a good time to step up to this challenge.
Questions? Send email to email@example.com
or write to: MMRA, PO Box 669, Stow, MA 01775
Submitted by Bob David/KG1H
Links below are for various net activations for hurricanes:
Hurricane Watch Net Activation Plans:
VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Plans:
Salvation Army Team Emergency Response Network (SATERN) Southern Territory Net Activation Plans:
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator
3rd Ed. (Tech) Ham Radio License (spiral bound)
6th Ed. Tech Q & A
8th Ed. General License (spiral bound)
5th Ed. General Q & A
11th Ed. Extra License (spiral bound)
4th Ed. Extra Q & A
These books are available for use only in the clubhouse; do not remove. They are marked as SEMARA property.
The spiral bound format allows easy copying of a few pages, as needed.
Are there other titles that should be added to the club’s library?
Send your suggestions to w1aec [at] semara [dot] org.
Hours of Operation
Friday: 3 PM to 6 PM and 9 PM to Midnight
Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM and 9 PM to Midnight
Sunday: 8 AM to Noon
Other times available by appointment
Reserve a Slot
One of the operating positions is reservable in advance.
If you would like to reserve a slot, please sign up using the
The ARRL New England Division Convention
September 8-10, 2017
Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Order Tickets Now: www.boxboro.org
The last day to purchase tickets and pay by US Mail is August 26.
The last day to purchase tickets and pay by Paypal is September 6.
Boxboro supports Students! Donations and proceeds from the convention go to the New England FEMARA Scholarship fund, administered by the ARRL Foundation, supporting young hams attending college and trade schools.
A perfect radio club activity and fun for the entire family!