Hints and Sounds

From The ARES E-Letter for November 15, 2017

  • Hint: With appropriate guying, an extension ladder can be used to hold up a Yagi under Field Day or DXpedition conditions.
    In this picture a SteppIR 2-Element Yagi for the current VK9MA DXpedition has been mounted and is being tested. It can be turned manually.

 

  • Sounds: Here are some sounds you don’t want to hear: RFI. The ARRL “sound library” contains known RFI sources, and some that have not yet been identified. If you have a potential RFI problem, compare your noise to these to help eliminate it.

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will take place this year on Saturday, December 2 from 0000Z until 2400Z (starts on the evening of Friday, December 1, in US time zones). During the SKYWARN Special Event, hams will set up stations at National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other radio amateurs around the world.

Participating Amateur Radio stations will exchange a brief description of their current weather (rainy, windy, partially cloudy, etc.) with as many NWS-based stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters plus 70 centimeters. Contacts via repeaters are permitted.

From The ARES E-Letter for November 15, 2017

Welcome!

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Welcome to the official website of SEMARA – The Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association, Inc. We are an amateur radio club established in 1932 that owns our own property in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and has over 340 members. If you would like to contribute to this website, please contact the Web Committee by using the “Contact Us” link at the top of this page.