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.
It is with deep sadness that we report the loss of SEMARA members this month. Ken Gillum, W1QJR, Bob Kish, KA1YON and Richard Houghton, WA1CXG.
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
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.
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.
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.
Reginald A. Fessenden 100th Anniversary Event, Hull, Massachusetts.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the First Voice Broadcast.
W1AA (Marconi Radio Club) will represent and operate from near the Station Point Allerton Life Saving Station in Hull, Massachusetts on December 30, 2006. The W1AA operation will recognize the contributions to marine safety at sea made by Reginald A. Fessenden’s invention of voice communication.
Operation will be from 7:00 AM EST(2000 UTC) to 4:00 PM (2100 UTC). W1AA will start on 80 SSB, check 3996.0. Look for W1AA between the nets, most likely below 7270, down to 7225. Check “7234”. 20 phone later in the morning above 14310, or 17 meters above 18150. We will return to 40 phone about 1530 to 1600 UTC, about noon local time. CW operation will be conducted roughly on the half hour but could happen any time, 7035, 10116, 14035 and 18080 kHz, plus or minus QRM.
A special Point Allerton Life Saving Station photo QSL will be provided.
Watch the live DX Cluster (HF DX Spots) and look for W1AA spots
Listen to Fessenden’s first voice transmission on December 23, 1900 — he says,
“Hello! Test, 1, 2, 3, 4. Is it snowing where you are Mr. Thiessen?”