2016 SKYWARN Recognition Day – December 3rd

2016-11-072016 SKYWARNTM Recognition Day
December 3, 2016, from 0000z to 2400z

This is the day when Amateur Radio operators visit National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other operators around the world. The purpose of the event is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service. The event is co-sponsored by ARRL and the National Weather Service.

Full details are at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio.

Special Event Station W0JH – November 4th-6th

 

2016-11-02Hello, Handiham members!

This coming weekend a special station will be on the air.
“Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event Station W0JH
Nov 4-6, 2016

Handiham affiliated club, the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA), will be operating to commemorate the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Using the club’s call sign, WØJH, around 20 SARA members will operate from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park (ARLHS USA 783) in Lake County, MN.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of ship’s mysterious sinking and our twelfth year of operating this Special Event. Join us in Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald and her crew by making contact with WØJH! A certificate is available.

WØJH Operating Schedule
Friday, Nov. 4 (Setup starting around 12:00 noon CT) with operation from ~3:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT
Saturday, Nov. 5 & Sunday, Nov. 6 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Central Time)

Frequencies of Operation
3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360 MHz (+/- QRM)

Midwest/local stations should look for us on the 75m and 40m bands in the early morning and late afternoon.

We will have a station working PSK31.
Look for WØJH (070 #1905) around 3.580, 7.070, 14.070 and 21.070.

Full story and details about certificate: http://www.radioham.org

73 de Pat WA0TDA
Patrick Tice wa0tda@arrl.net

VE Session Results – October 1st

2016-10-14Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the October 1, 2016 VE Session:

Allen J. Perry II, KC1GKS – Technician
Glen M. Dowden, KC1GKT – Technician
Jonathan W. Winokur, KC1GKU – Technician & General

Enjoy your upgraded privileges!

Tech Talk on Solar Energy – October 6th

2016-09-09Joe Tavares, KC1BGF writes:

I’ll be presenting a Tech Talk on Solar Energy following the 7 o’clock SEMARA Business Meeting on October 6.

                                   Topics of Discussion
  • How Solar Panels work
  • Different types of panels: advantages and disadvantages
  • Power calculations
  • How to wire panels to batteries and load using charge controllers
  • The use of DC-DC converters to keep battery voltage constant
I will bring a solar panel and battery pack.

VE Session Results – August 6th

Congr2016-07-11atulations to these hams who passed their exams at the August 6, 2016 VE Session:

William Marsh, KC1GCY – Extra

Ryan Marsh, KC1GCU – General

Enjoy your upgraded privileges!

Results For “License In A Weekend” – July 30th-31st

2016-08-18SEMARA sponsored a class for the technician class amateur radio license.  The classes were held at the clubhouse at 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, MA on July 30 and 31 from 10 AM to 5 PM on both days.  The total cost was $15.00 per person and this included FCC testing by lead instructor Bob Phinney K5TEC, a volunteer examiner, at the end of the class on Sunday. The results of the program are listed here together with the student’s hometown.

KC1GCY Bill Marsh – Tech and General – New Bedford
KC1GCX Allen Harris – Tech – Taunton
KC1GCW Cynthia Olive – Tech – Yarmouth Port
KC1GCV Ian Clark – Tech – Watertown
KC1GCU Ryan Marsh – Tech – New Bedford
KC1GCT Daniel Freney – Tech – Plympton
KC1GCS Robert Krupa – Tech – Acushnet
KC1GCR Mike McDonough – Tech – Grafton
KC1GCQ Janis Ricketson – Tech – East Weymouth
KC1GCP Montayo Cardoza – Tech – New Bedford
KC1GCO Kien Lang – Tech – Arlington
KC1GCN Kenneth Mingola – Tech – Westport
KC1GCM Michael Pell – Tech – East Sandwich
KC1GCL Ryan Saucier – Tech – Fall River

Enjoy your new privileges!

SEMARA VE Session Results – June 4th

2016-07-11Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the June 4, 2016 VE Session:

David R. Drury, (ex-KC1FVC) K1DRD – Extra

Stephen M. Cote III, KC1FUV – General

Joseph A. Pasteris, KC1FWN – Technician

Enjoy your new privileges!

“License In A Weekend” Class & Exam – July 30th-31st

2016-06-13Update 06/20/2016 by W1RJC: W1MLD has provided more details and this story has been updated accordingly.

SEMARA will be sponsoring a class for candidates of a technician class amateur radio license.  The classes will be held at the clubhouse at 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, MA on July 30 and 31 from 10 AM to 5 PM on both days.  The total cost is $15.00 per person and this will include FCC testing by a volunteer examiner at the end of the class on Sunday.

The lead instructor will be Marek Kozubal, KB1NCG on behalf of New England Amateur Radio, Inc. (NEAR).  Donations to NEAR will be accepted, but are not required.  Anyone interested in amateur radio is urged to attend.  To register or if there are any questions, please provide your name and telephone number in an email to SEMARA President Marcel, W1MLD – president [at] semara [dot] org.

Seeking Ops for 13 Colonies S/E Station K2H

2016-05-13July 1, 2016 (9 am EDT) to July 6, 2016 (12 Midnight EDT)
(July 1, 1300 UTC to July 7, 0400 UTC)

I’m seeking operators for K2H, the shared Special Event callsign for Massachusetts.

Please let all members of our club know about this opportunity. I can add both W1AEC and [W1AEC station not available] home station operators to the official W1AEC / SEMARA operators list.

Do you want to have the experience of being called instead of calling to make a contact? You’ll get calls from both domestic and DX operators who want to qualify for the certificate endorsements. As an operator of K2H, you will automatically qualify for a certificate. You can also contact the other 13 Colonies S/E stations to earn your own endorsements.

You’d be surprised at how many contacts you can make with a wire antenna. You can work as many or few hours as you wish during the week. Each operator is self-scheduled by using an on-line calendar to reserve Band, Mode, and Hour blocks of air time. Also, at the end of the week, each operator submits their own Cabrillo logs to the Massachusetts QSO / QSL coordinator and QSO totals to KU2US, event organizer.

More details and the 2016 Operating Guidelines will be available shortly. Meanwhile, go to 13colonies.net for more info. There you can then click on Massachusetts / K2H for other details.

Note: this event is NOT a contest; so 12m, 17m and 30m bands may be used.

Contact me if you would like to participate and/or if you need more information, etc.

— 73 de Bob K1KVV

radioevents [at] semara [dot] org