13 Colonies Special Event Week

2020 Event Stations

13 Colonies Event Week

July 1, 9AM to July 7, Midnight, EDT
(1300Z 1 July 2020 to 0400Z 8 July 2020)

Certificate

Only ONE 13 Colonies QSO gets you a certificate.

For a CLEAN SWEEP, you don’t need to work the Bonus Stations, WM3PEN & GB13COL.
[D-STAR is OK for Bonus Stations]

Working a Colony Station

Use DX Summit www.DXSummit.fi to find a 13 Colonies S/E station.

Spotting: After working a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it on DX Summit: i.e., “K2H 13 Col MA.”

Questions?
        See KU2US & www.13colonies.us.

Upcoming Radio Events

Field Day June 27-28


Kids Day Saturday June 20


Dates and Times+
Suggested Exchange+
Suggested Frequencies+
Reporting (tell us your story – and send photos)!+
Kids Day Certificate of Participation+


ARRL Field Day — June 27-28

    Rules & Resources

VE Session Results — June 6, 2020


Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the June 6, 2020 VE Session:

Mark C. Tutuny, … , Technician
Carl B. Dumas, KC1NAM, General
Russell V. Iuliano, KC1EAO, Extra

Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!

Need help to get on the air?

Email us with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. – radioevents [at] semara [dot] org.

When are you available? We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.

Virtual June 4 Business Meeting @ 7 PM

Well, it looks like we are going to have another ZOOM meeting for the month of June.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting?
Please forward your email Address, Name & Callsign to president@semara.org or chiefmld@comcast.net
This is the only way I can make sure that your email address is correct.

You may also register as a Guest or Observer. To avoid a non-member bounce, use my direct email: chiefmld@comcast.net

We must have a minimum of ten members present to conduct a meeting.
We do need a quorum for the meeting to be valid.

This type of meeting will assure that you will not get the Corona virus from the club.

Marcel, W1MLDPresident

Virtual Skywarn Weather Training

Want to learn more about severe storms?

Our classes are FREE and open to everyone.


WHEN:

Saturday May 16th, 2020 10:30 AM
Thursday May 31st, 2020 6:30 PM
Both classes are the same.

WHERE: Your home!

Participants will learn:

Basics of thunderstorm development
How to identify potential severe weather features
What information to report
Basic severe weather safety

Optional quiz available
at the end to become a
registered NWS Spotter.

What will you need:

a computer, tablet, or phone

*Tablet or phone requires
the free GoToWebinar App

Register at weather.gov/box/skywarn

73 de Ed Caron KA1RSY

Virtual May 7 Business Meeting @ 7 PM

From President Marcel W1MLD:

Hi all,

As you probably expected, the May 7, 2020 Business meeting is cancelled due to the CORVID-19 pandemic.

I’m looking into a ZOOM meeting but I need the email addresses for everyone who has the capability to attend. This would be on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

If you are interested, please send me your Email, Name & Callsign.
You may also register as a Guest or Observer.

Thank you and stay safe.

We do need a quorum for the meeting to be valid.

Marcel, W1MLDPresident: email president@semara.org

SEMARA Meetings, Postponements, & Cancellations

The business meeting for April 2, 2020 is canceled.

The VE Session scheduled for April 4, 2020 is canceled.

From Marcel, W1MLD, President:

“Hello to All,

Hope you are all well.I am cancelling the business meeting for April 2nd 2020 due to the mandate by Gov. Baker to limit the gatherings of more than ten people. The May meeting will be addressed when the time comes.

The work party for Saturday will be postponed for a latter date as this serious virus subsides.

The Sunday morning coffee meetings are still on as long as we keep it to ten (10) members or less and do not have any cold or sickness symptoms.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Hope you all stay well and be careful in your daily activities. Wash your hands many times a day.”

Herbert “Sonny” P. Eddleston, Jr. — K1USW (SK)

K1USW – SK

K1USW (SK), Herbert “Sonny” P. Eddleston, Jr., 65, of New Bedford, formerly of Fairhaven, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Saint Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Debra (Crumley) Eddleston.

Sonny was a member of the SEMARA and served on the Scholarship committee for several years. He was also recently on the board of directors at PACE.

Sonny graduated from Fairhaven High School. He worked for the United Steelworkers Local 1357 at ATI New Bedford, formerly Rodney Metals, and was very active with the Union for many years and volunteered at the Fort Taber Military Museum.

He is survived by two daughters: Rachael L. Eddleston of New Bedford, Sarah A. Eddleston of New Bedford and a son, Aaron J. Eddleston of Dover, one grandson, two sisters, Robin Eddleston of Fairhaven and Kristine Brunette of Fairhaven, three brothers: Eddie Eddleston of Wareham; Arthur Eddleston of Rochester and Richard Eddleston of New Bedford, along with several nieces and nephews.

Our condolences to Sonny’s family in this time of sorrow.

Henry R. Blanchett Jr. — W1GYL (SK)

W1GYL-SK

W1GYL(SK), Henry R. Blanchett Jr. age 83 years, of New Bedford, died Sunday Feb 23, 2020 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth.

He was a long time member of SEMARA, serving as secretary and treasurer throughout the years. He made many life long friends through the radio club. He enjoyed Sunday morning coffee at the club and the Thursday night fox hunt.

Henry was born in Boston and lived in this area much of his life. Drafted into the U.S. Army he served in Alaska from 1959-1961. He spent 33 years as a cross country truck driver,

In addition to his wife Joan, he is survived by three daughters Nadine Blanchett (Michael Pendergast), Betty Lopes (Fred), Renee Furtado (Tim), a sister Joanne Grinnell of Falmouth, and several nieces and nephews.

Our condolences to Henry’s family in this time of sorrow.