W1MPN Supporters

SEMARA members endorse W1MPN for 2009-2010 ARRL Section Manager at July business meeting. See W1MPN.org for story.

Left to right: Tim – N1TI (SEMARA Secretary), Joe – N1IXC, Steve – K1XTB, Alan – WB1FQP, Dick – K1AHA, Sharon (no call), Dave – W1DJG (Board Member), Ed – WA1ZCB, Larry – W1DBX, Jerry – W1AFD (Board Member), Don – WA1PLT. Seated left to right: Mike – KB1NB (SEMARA Treasurer), Lou – W1CH (SEMARA President). Photo by newest SEMARA member, Ernie Diagnault (no call).

Call For QSL Cards

At the July business meeting, Don Mara, WA1PLT suggested that members add or update their QSL cards that are on display on the wall. Please send a blank one to WALL QSL, 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Don’t have a QSL card printed? Send your station and personal details to n1ti [at] arrl [dot] net and he will design and print one for display at the club.

Get Well K1VV!

SEMARA member Whitey Doherty, K1VV of Lakeville, MA is in the hospital recovering. Get well soon!

Shingling Party in April

Want to help out with the shingling party sometime in April? No skills necessary. Need grounds crew, moral support and gophers. Of course if you know how to handle a hammer, all the better! Give K1JGV a shout on 147.000 or drop by the club and sign up on the white board.

Charlie Pelletier, KD1DA, SK

It is with deep regret and sadness to report the passing of long time SEMARA member, KD1DA, a dependable VE and very active in New Bedford Emergency Management. Chuck was a regular SEMARA meeting attendee and will be missed by all.

Norm Riley, W1ATI, SK

It is with deep regret and sadness to report the passing of long time SEMARA member, W1ATI. Norm was a regular on the nightly “Camel Net” on the club repeater. Norm was very active in club events over the years and will be missed.

Congratulations KB1PQF

Congrads to Andrew Guillotte, KB1PQF for passing his Technician Exam at the November 3rd VEC session at SEMARA. If his last name looks familiar, he is a chip off the old block, Ray, N1EBW‘s 10 year old son!

The End of an Era

The Round Hill Radar Antenna was razed today with explosives. A famous landmark for both radio enthusiasts and everyday citizens of the Southcoast area. See this article from Curt Brown from the Standard-Times along with a video of the demolition.