Tech Talk: Generators by W1TAV – January 16th

Steven W. Belcher, W1TAV from FM Generator will be holding a Tech Talk on commercial and residential generators.  We will be discussing what the needs are for a generator for SEMARA.  Steve will also be available for questions afterwards.

Time: Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 PM
SEMARA Clubhouse, 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, MA

For more information, contact: Dave, W1DJG – djg [at] pcswithease [dot] com.

SEMARA Computer Access

For SEMARA Members:

The Technical Committee has decided that we will use call signs and a password (password cannot be your call sign) to gain access to the SEMARA computers.  If you would like access, please send an email with your username and password to technical [at] semara [dot] org.

This access will be for computer and internet use only.  You will be responsible for any content that passes through the SEMARA network.  There will be zero tolerance for anyone abusing the SEMARA PC Code of Conduct, posted next to the computer.  This access will not allow you to install programs.  If you need a program installed, you will need to get in contact with a Technical Committee member.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Beltronics Amateur Equipment Repair Ends

I just received this from Beltronics. They WERE one of the ham radio repair centers located in New Hampshire. I guess amateur radio business must have really fallen off.

Note: There is someone who is carrying on with the ham radio repair.

From the Beltronics web site:

As of 4/5/2010, Beltronics regretfully announces we will no longer repair or service any Amateur Radio Equipment. Thank you for your years of patronage! We will complete ALL radio repairs that are currently in house. For future amateur equipment repair/service you may contact the following:

Quimby Mountain Radio
Jim Fowler (KA1SU)
Bow, NH

FCC Going After TV Stations Shutting Off Analog Early

The Federal Communications Commission has told 123 TV stations that were planning to stick to the Feb. 17 cutoff date for analog broadcasts that they will have to justify not extending their transmissions for four months. Providence, R.I. (6,10 and 12 and the UHF’s), are among the effected areas. I also have it on good authority that Salt Lake City (Corporate home of WLWC CW28 Freetown) is planning to shut ALL analog TV transmissions off. WE SHALL SEE!!! Check out the FULL article here Stay tuned. Things are just starting to HEAT UP!!! -Dave W1DJG