“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.

SEMARA Exam Session Results – February 2015

2015-02-07Testing results for Saturday, February 7, 2015:

John Bandzul – New Technician
Gary Ash – New Extra
Richard Sadeck – Upgrade to General
Gary Izzo – Upgrade to General
Stephen Medeiros – Upgrade to General

VE Team:

Ray Arruda, KB1EVX
Marty Jordan, KA1YFV
Fred Bacon, N1TF

All in all, a good session.

Frederic S. Bacon, III, N1TF
SEMARA VE Team Leader
exams [at] semara [dot] org

Congratulations New Hams!

SEMARA’s VE Team Leader Fred Bacon, N1TF reports that Travis Rebello passed his Technician exam at the club’s VE session on Saturday, February 1st.

Additionally, Tony Souza, NN1D‘s graduating Technician license class that began in January yielded nine (9) new technician hams, including one who passed the General exam as well!  Congratulations to the following individuals who passed on Wednesday, February 5th:

Update 02/13/2014:  Call signs have been granted by the FCC and have been updated below.  Special thanks to Fred-N1TF for providing the list.

KC1BFX – Howard Wong
KC1BFY – Tony S. Vincent
KC1BFZ – Troy D. Vincent
KC1BGA – Scott P. Stanton
KC1BGB – Robert J. Enos, II
KC1BGC – Irene J. Harrop (N1PMB’s YL)
KC1BGD – Robert J. Enos
KC1BGE – Richard A. Krieger
KC1BGF – Joseph A. Tavares (+General)

Welcome to the exciting world of amateur radio everyone!  SEMARA would like to invite you all to become a member of our association.  The membership application is available in our ABOUT section.

Technician Class Starts January 8th

Tony, NN1D will be holding Technician license classes starting on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  The class will run from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Dartmouth Police Department Training Room.  Classes are expected to run for four weeks, with a VE session to be held soon after.

If you know anyone interested in obtaining their Technician class amateur radio license, please contact Tony, NN1D at 508-525-0949, 508-579-2671 or by email – nn1d [at] arrl [dot] net.

CERT Training – New Bedford & Westport

The South Coast Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Collaborative comprised of the Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) from the communities of Dartmouth, Freetown, New Bedford and Westport will be conducting two CERT training courses in our area beginning next month.  The first class to be held in New Bedford will start on Wednesday, May 2nd and the first to be held in Westport will start on Thursday, May 3rd.

Edward A. Caron, KA1RSY, has provided the following additional information:

The first class to be held in New Bedford will start on Wednesday 02 May and every Wednesday until the 27th of June. The New Bedford class will run from
18:30hrs.(6:30pm) to 21:30hrs.(9:30pm) and will be held at the Brooklawn Park Senior Center, 1997 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford. The second calls will be held at the Westport Fire Headquarters located at 54 Hix Bridge Road, Westport and will start on Thursday 03 May and will continue every Thursday evening from 18:30hrs. to 21:30hrs. through the 28th of June.
Participants must attend all sessions to be eligeble for a Certificate of Completion.


Disaster Prepardness
Disaster Medical Operations Part 1- Triage and Treating life threatening Injuries Disaster Medical Operations Part 2- Assesment and Treatment of Common Injuries Light Search and Rescue Terrorism Awareness Fire Safety Disaster Psychology Course Review and Disaster Simulation

There is no cost for this training the CERT Classes are FREE!

CERT classes provides good basic training for anyone who is involved in Emergency Management. In addition CERT training is also recommended for any individual who is involved in Disaster response i.e. Medical Reserve Corp., ARES, RACES, SMART or Hospital Disaster Communications groups with an eye to possible field deployment.
If you are interested in participating in any one of the classes please contact me as soon as possible and I will make sure to send your name in for registration, just let me know which class you wish to attend, either the New Bedford or Westport training site.


Edward A. Caron
Asst. Operations Officer
Town of Acushnet
Office of Emergency Management
(508)998-0295 ext 232

South Coastal Massachusetts
ARES/SKYWARN Emergency Coordinator