33cm Repeater Now On Air!

Last Saturday, the new 33cm repeater’s antenna was mounted on the tower and the switch was flipped on! Thanks to Dave, Tony, Al, and everyone else who helped make this happen!

  • Output: 927.8375
  • Input: 902.8375
  • Digital PL: 031

So far, the coverage area has been excellent with reception reports from HTs in Bridgewater, West Plymouth, and in a car from Reed Road on 195 to Freetown/New Bedford line on 140. However, we are looking for anyone, especially those down in the Cape and Islands to give it a shot and let us know! Pass it along!

Pictures, courtesy Dave, W1DJG are available on the club’s Facebook Page.

SEMARA Flea A Success!

The SEMARA flea was a resounding success! Many thanks to all that participated and volunteered! Photos of the event are available in SEMARA’s Flickr Group

If you were unsuccessful in selling your CRT monitor, please pick it up from the club and dispose of it properly. Disposal options are available in both Dartmouth and New Bedford.

SEMARA Flea This Sunday

After a bit of a hiatus, come one, come all to the SEMARA flea this sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY, September 13th at the SEMARA clubhouse: 54 Donald St, Dartmouth, MA 02748 (Directions available here). With the good weather on Sunday and the lack of a flea the past couple of years, this year promises to be quite an event, with everyone on the South Coast itching to sell their wares.

The space will open for sellers at 8AM and spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis, flea will open for buyers can at 9AM. Admissions fees are $5 for sellers, $1 for buyers, what a bargain!

Talk-in will be on the W1AEC repeater (147.000MHz, 67.0PL, Positive Offset)

Club Members: Volunteers are still needed, please contact Dave, W1DJG if you can help on either Saturday or Sunday.

Get Well WB1FQP

Word has it that long time SEMARA member Alan, WB1FQP is in Boston having bypass surgery. Let’s wish Alan a speedy recovery by sending him a card in care of his daughter, Susan at the address below:

Al Dulong
c/o Susan Langley
3 Bradford Road
Milford, MA 01757

Update 08/15/2009: Alan is out of the hospital and is resting comfortably at home. He says thanks for the get well cards!

Field Day 2009 a Success!

Field Day 2009 was a resounding success! W1AEC operated class 2D (Two transceivers, permanent station on commercial power). Sadly, we were only able to get one radio on the air, but with over 150 contacts logged over about six hours of operating this morning, W1AEC put a good showing. The final scores are still being crunched and will be posted once everything is counted.

Ben, N1WBV, would like to extend his thanks to Rob, KD1CY and Robert, WX1DOG for their help in operating the station and a very special thanks to Ed, WA1ZCB, for his help operating and generously letting us use his Elecraft K3 for the effort!

Let’s start planning for Field Day 2010!