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.

SEMARA Clambake

Tickets are now available from Henry, W1GYL or Scott, W1EV. The bake is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th, rain or shine. Seating is limited to 50 so buy yours today! The cost is only $20 per seat.

2008 SEMARA Elections – December 6th

Nominations for 2008 positions for officers, BOD, and trustee are open. Most incumbents are running for re-election but nominations are still being accepted for any position.

Here are your current nominees:

President: W1CH
Vice President: K1KVV
Secretary: Open
Treasurer: KB1NB

BOD: K1JGV, N1ITQ, W1DJG, K1CJS, WX1DOG (elect 3)

Trustee: K1CJS, W1AFD, WA1ZCB, W1ZYV (elect 1)

Any club member is eligible to run for one or more offices. Club officers make up four of the seven BOD positions, leaving three open for election. If any club member is interested in serving for any elected position for the 2008 calendar year, please email n1ti.semara(at)

Get Well…

Chuck, KD1DA, who is still at St. Luke’s in New Bedford.

Bob, K1KVV, who is recuperating from a knee replacement at home.

Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ Set for October 27 at the SEMARA clubhouse. Tickets are available from Henry, W1GYL and Scott, W1EV.