Zero Beat – April 2011

Zero Beat for April 2011 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

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Inside This Issue:

  1. “A License to Learn”

  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND

  3. Club Notes
    VE Session Results
    Field Day
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku

  4. Official Meeting Minutes: March 3, 2011
    50/50 Raffle

  5. SEMARA News
    2011 SKYWARN Training Schedule
    answer: Archive Challenge

  6. Regulation Review
    International Third-Party Traffic

  7. /More SEMARA News
    New Computer Policy
    Computer Passwords
    You’re Invited to Track Satellites
    W1AW 2011 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule

  8. Some Contests
    Answer: Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    Coming Fleas & Fests
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Club Activities

Zero Beat – March 2011

Zero Beat for March 2011 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

Inside This Issue:

  1. Original 13 Colonies Special Event

  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND

  3. Club Notes
    To all East Mass members of ARRL
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku

  4. Official Meeting Minutes: February 3, 2011

  5. SEMARA News
    Pedestrian Safety enhancement Act
    SEMARA Technician Classes
    William field, WA1FYF, SK
    Boston Marathon Volunteers Needed
    Archive Challenge

  6. Retrospective
    For the Good of the Club
    The Farnsworth System
    Bandwith and Effective Power Gain

  7. Extra Class Exam Questions

  8. Some Contests
    Answer:Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    (Coming Fleas & Fests – Nothing for January)
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Club Activities

Zero Beat – February 2011

Zero Beat for February 2011 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

Inside This Issue:

  1. D-STAR Tech Talk

  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND

  3. Club Notes
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku

  4. Official Meeting Minutes: January 6, 2011

  5. SEMARA News
    W1AW 2011 Winter Operating Schedule
    2011 Boston Marathon

  6. More SEMARA News
    Board of Directors Minutes, January 15, 2011

  7. Extra Class Exam Questions

  8. Some Contests
    Answer:Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    (Coming Fleas & Fests – Nothing for January)
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Club Activities

Zero Beat – January 2011

Zero Beat for January 2011 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

Inside This Issue:

  1. 2011 Election Results

  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND

  3. Club Notes
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku

  4. Official Meeting Minutes: December 2, 2010

  5. SEMARA News
    222 MHz Repeater
    Repeater Committee Updates

  6. More SEMARA News
    222 MHz Info & Buyer’s Guide

  7. Extra Class Exam Questions
     

  8. Some Contests
    Answer:Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    (Coming Fleas & Fests – Nothing for January)
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Club Activities

Making SEMARA Better

I hope you will take a few moments to think about how and why you are a member of SEMARA.

There are lots of things we could be thinking about to make SEMARA a better amateur radio club. No, I’m going to tell you what to do – in fact let me turn that around and gather your ideas. Let me put it to you.

1. What was it that got you interested in becoming an amateur radio operator in the first place?
2. What is/was the reason SEMARA was formed, what is its mission? Let’s hear from all the old-timers out there!
3. What do we need to do to get you out to a Tech Talk? The last one was attended by a small crowd.
4. What can you do to attract, and keep interested, new hams?
5. What activities, and modes, do we need to get involved in to help keep us and the hobby alive and well into the indefinite future?
6. What kinds of workshops and training courses do you want us to organize and arrange to offer.
7. Are you interested in getting your own station in order?
8. How are your antennas and feed lines?
9. Are you interested in becoming an “Elmer” to a new ham?

What direction do you want SEMARA to take? What are we leaving out?

Let me hear from you!
~Bob-K1KVV [editor, ZERO BEAT]

Zero Beat – December 2010

Zero Beat for December 2010 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

Inside This Issue:

  1. 2011 Nominations
  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND
  3. Club Notes
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku
  4. Official Meeting Minutes: November 4, 2010
  5. SEMARA News
    BoD Meeting Minutes – November 27, 2010
    ARRL Membership
  6. More SEMARA News
    THIS SPACE RESERVED …
    (Continuation of Business Meeting Minutes)
  7. Extra Class Exam Questions
  8. Some Contests
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Answer:Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    (Coming Fleas & Fests – Nothing for December)
    Club Activities

Zero Beat – November 2010

Zero Beat for November 2010 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

Inside This Issue:

  1. PowerPole Tech Talk
  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND
  3. Club Notes
    New Members:
    Fredrick S. Bacon II, WA1MRH
    Antone “Tony” Souza, NN1D
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku
  4. Official Meeting Minutes: October 7, 2010
  5. SEMARA News
    Sunday Morning Pre-Ragchew & Sunrise Bakery Coffee Hour
    ARES Net Reminder
  6. More SEMARA News
    Emergency Communications Primer
    Word to the Wise
  7. Extra Class Exam Questions
  8. Some Contests
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Answer:Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    Coming Fleas & Fests
    Club Activities

Zero Beat – October 2010

Zero Beat for October 2010 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

Inside This Issue:

  1. Fun in the Forest
  2. It seems to me …
    POINT TO PONDER
    HAMMIN’ AROUND
  3. Club Notes
    New Member: Bill Guay, KA1JNB
    Next SEMARA VE Session
    Club Numbers
    Local Nets
    Local Repeater Directory
    Sudoku
  4. Official Meeting Minutes: September 2, 2010
  5. SEMARA News
    Tech Talk, Anderson PowerPoles
    Towers
    New W1AEC Letters
    Buildings & Grounds Update
  6. More SEMARA News
    100th Anniversary Special Event: W1AA/RNR & W1AA/W
  7. General Class Exam Questions
  8. Some Contests
    Answer: Hammin’ Around
    Answer:Sudoku
    VE Sessions
    Coming Fleas & Fests
    Club Activities