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.

W1AA Special Operating Event

Hello CLIMAX Event Dec 29 – 30

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.

W1AA is a member of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society, and has activated 54 lighthouses and lightships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island over the last three years.

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.

QSLs are via the W1 QSL Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE

Watch the live DX Cluster (HF DX Spots) and look for W1AA spots

Visit W1AA, Marconi Radio Club Web Site

Visit the Point Allerton Life Saving Station Museum

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?”

Play file using Quicktime or Windows from the Hello-Radio website.