VE Session Results — August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020

Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the August 1, 2020 VE Session:

Matthew J. Campbell, KC1HEH, General
Mary K. Keefe, KC1NPY, Technician
Richard C. Lords, KC1NPZ, 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.

2020 – 2024 Extra­ Question Pool

The new 2020 – 2024 Amateur Extra­ class (Element 4) question pool takes effect on July 1, 2020.

The new question pool incorporates significant changes compared to the 2016 – 2020 question pool (expiration date: June 30, 2020).

The number of questions in the pool is reduced from 712 to 622. This results in 239 modified questions, 49 new questions, and the removal of 139 outdated questions.

Areas of new technology and subjects were added. The 2020 pool has 10 diagrams, which have been renumbered,

It’s important to note that question E3B08 was withdrawn from the new pool and may not be used on exams.
Questions in that section were not renumbered, leaving 11 questions.


Question Pool Schedule
The three current question pools (and any exam designs based on these question pools) are valid as follows:

Technician-class (Element 2) pool effective July 1, 2018 is valid until June 30, 2022.
■ Questions withdrawn from use: none.

General-class (Element 3) pool effective July 1, 2019 is valid until June 30, 2023.
■ Questions withdrawn from use: none.

Amateur Extra-class (Element 4) pool effective July 1, 2020 is valid until June 30, 2024.
■ Questions withdrawn from use: E3B08 deleted from
pool.


Each question pool is reviewed and updated on a 4-year rotation.
No question pools will be updated or released in 2021.
To view all three question pools, visit the NCVEC website at ww.ncvec.org.

Bradford E. Paiva, W1BEP (SK)

Brad Paiva, W1BEP (SK)
(Mike Ponte, W1BZJ photo)

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.

13 Colonies Special Event Week

2020 Event Stations

13 Colonies Event Week

July 1, 9AM to July 7, Midnight, EDT
(1300Z 1 July 2020 to 0400Z 8 July 2020)

Certificate

Only ONE 13 Colonies QSO gets you a certificate.

For a CLEAN SWEEP, you don’t need to work the Bonus Stations, WM3PEN & GB13COL.
[D-STAR is OK for Bonus Stations]

Working a Colony Station

Use DX Summit www.DXSummit.fi to find a 13 Colonies S/E station.

Spotting: After working a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it on DX Summit: i.e., “K2H 13 Col MA.”

Questions?
        See KU2US & www.13colonies.us.

Upcoming Radio Events

Field Day June 27-28


Kids Day Saturday June 20


Dates and Times+
Suggested Exchange+
Suggested Frequencies+
Reporting (tell us your story – and send photos)!+
Kids Day Certificate of Participation+


ARRL Field Day — June 27-28

    Rules & Resources

VE Session Results — June 6, 2020


Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the June 6, 2020 VE Session:

Mark C. Tutuny, … , Technician
Carl B. Dumas, KC1NAM, General
Russell V. Iuliano, KC1EAO, Extra

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.

Virtual June 4 Business Meeting @ 7 PM

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 president@semara.org or chiefmld@comcast.net
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: chiefmld@comcast.net

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.

Marcel, W1MLDPresident

Virtual Skywarn Weather Training

Want to learn more about severe storms?

Our classes are FREE and open to everyone.


WHEN:

Saturday May 16th, 2020 10:30 AM
Thursday May 31st, 2020 6:30 PM
Both classes are the same.

WHERE: Your home!

Participants will learn:

Basics of thunderstorm development
How to identify potential severe weather features
What information to report
Basic severe weather safety

Optional quiz available
at the end to become a
registered NWS Spotter.

What will you need:

a computer, tablet, or phone

*Tablet or phone requires
the free GoToWebinar App

Register at weather.gov/box/skywarn

73 de Ed Caron KA1RSY

Virtual May 7 Business Meeting @ 7 PM

From President Marcel W1MLD:

Hi all,

As you probably expected, the May 7, 2020 Business meeting is cancelled due to the CORVID-19 pandemic.

I’m looking into a ZOOM meeting but I need the email addresses for everyone who has the capability to attend. This would be on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

If you are interested, please send me your Email, Name & Callsign.
You may also register as a Guest or Observer.

Thank you and stay safe.

We do need a quorum for the meeting to be valid.

Marcel, W1MLDPresident: email president@semara.org