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 Monday, February 5, 2007. William Macy Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away after a brief illness. Armand, W1BUG, myself and a few other SEMARA members have contributed photos which I have assembled into this short video piece. Rest in peace Bill.
73 de Tim, N1TI
- Visit his obituary from The Standard-Times via Legacy with a guestbook and condolences.
- Visit his obituary from Potter Funeral Service via Current Obituary with a guestbook and condolences.
- Visit the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL website for a story on Bill.
The Camel round-table net on February 5, 2007 at 7:00 PM on the SEMARA 147.000 repeater 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?”
The club’s internet service has been restored as of December 23rd. Internet access is now available again from the club computer in the meeting hall as well as in the radio shack. Echolink and IRLP have not been restored due to a problem encountered with the Ethernet card of the link computer (Ethernet was tested down to the repeater hut OK). As soon as the holiday activities subside, we’ll have a closer look. 73 & Happy Holidays.