SEMARA is sponsoring a scholarship for the upcoming scholastic year. The SEMARA Scholarship is available to students living in Southeastern Massachusetts. To apply, follow this link.
Please feel free to share this information with any parties who may be interested.
Bob has posted the February issue of Zero Beat. Download it today! Bob is always looking for material for upcoming issues, so please feel free to send him some articles and see your name in print!
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Ed Rovas, WA1VXY. Ed passed away December 31st. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady’s Haven, Fairhaven, MA.
Standard Times Obituary
Update 05/09/2010: Picture of Ed from the 1990s has been added by W1RJC (obtained from a 2005 SEMARA web site archive).
Sonny, K1USW has submitted the scholarship committee’s proposal for the club to review. It is available here as Word Documents:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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!
At the June Business meeting, Rob, KD1CY, suggested that we activate W1AEC for Field Day on Sunday, June 28th. There will be the traditional coffee and donuts in the morning with ragchewing and informal Field Day operating.
Update: Ben will be at the clubhouse (with Donuts) Sunday around 6 or 7AM to set up and start operating. Depending on the antenna situation, we will be running either 1D or 2D. Ben will be remaining there until at least noon, and longer if everything is hopping. Hope to see you there!