NEARFest (New England Amateur Radio Fest)

“Deerfield” is back! Back to the old familiar Deerfied, NH fairgrounds where the Hosstraders event was at its best. The tradition continues under a new organization, NEARFest (New England Amateur Radio Fest). Mark May 4th and 5th on your calendars now!

K1IBR Memorial Dinner

K1IBR Memorial Dinner featuring steamship roast, pork loins and side dishes. Come celebrate the memories of our dear friend, Bill Miller, K1IBR on Saturday, April 14th at 12:00pm at “Miller Hall” (new clubhouse memorial name). Open to All SEMARA members and spouses. Members of Bill’s immediate family will be present. Keep the date open and please send an E-Mail to Scott Szala confirming your intention to attend and how many, to facilitate the purchasing of food and assurance of ample availability.

Bill Miller, K1IBR, SK

We lost a dear friend of SEMARA on February 5th. William M. Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away early today after a brief illness. Armand, myself and a few other SEMARA members have contributed the following photos which I have assembled into this short piece. Rest in peace Bill. – 73 de Tim, N1TI

Visit his obituary from the Standard-Times with guestbook of condolences

Visit his obituary from Potter Funeral Service with a guestbook of condolences

See Eastern Massachusetts Section Web Site for story on K1IBR.

The 7:00PM Camel Roundtable Net on February 5th had several check-ins with many sharing their thoughts on Bill’s passing. The net lasted approximately 38 minutes.

Fox Hunt – February 15th

In lieu of the scheduled Tech Talk, we will have out first FOX HUNT for 2007. Meet at the club hall at 7:00 PM for a brief meeting and rule review. Shortly after we send the fox on his way to hide, we will discuss hunting techniques and organize the “release of the dogs”. No experience or special equipment is required.

Club Vandalism

Earlier this week it was noted that club property was vandalized. The sign marking the driveway, “WM. M. MILLER JR. WAY” was removed. Anyone having information about this should contact the SEMARA Board of Directors so that the appropriate Dartmouth Police reports can be updated.

147.000 EchoIRLP Online

SEMARA’s EchoIRLP node is back up as of today. Our IRLP node number is 4347 and our Echolink node is 44347. This is an open system available for inbound and outbound connections. New hardware will be installed soon that will improve overall reliability.

“It Seems to Us…” We Go to Court

The ARRL is suing the Federal Communications Commission. Here is what led to this decision, why it is the right thing to do, and how you can help. Good reading for those of you following the BPL controversy. Click here to read the story.