Apr
12
2014

Zero Beat - April 2014

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Zero Beat for April 2014 is now online, compliments of editor Bob,
K1KVV.

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Inside This Issue:

  • Spring Antenna Isue

  • It seems to me ...
    "SEMARA Webcam Java Fix"
    "Points to Ponder"

  • Official Meeting Minutes

  • Tidbits
    "Joseph M. Roderiques, N1BZZ (SK)"
    Local Nets
    50/50 Raffle
  • Apr
    7
    2014

    New Amateur Radio Licensee Program

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    New Amateur Radio Licensee Program

    Note: Information on this program contained in this post is current as of April 7, 2014.  You can always find the most up to date information in the ABOUT section.

    A new program began in March 2014 for individuals seeking an amateur radio license.  Its purpose is to provide the guidance and tools to advance the new amateur's knowledge and skills, plus get them on the air.

    Mar
    1
    2014

    Zero Beat - March 2014

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    Zero Beat for March 2014 is now online, compliments of editor Bob,
    K1KVV.

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    Inside This Issue:

    • W1BZJ/4, Portable 4

    • It seems to me ...
      "Radio History"
      "Point to Ponder"

    • Official Meeting Minutes

    • Tidbits
      "New Techs"
      Local Nets
      50/50 Raffle
      Club Numbers
      Local Repeater Directories
      Next VE Session @ SEMARA
      Club Activities

    Feb
    17
    2014

    Zero Beat - February 2014

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    Zero Beat for February 2014 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.
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    Inside This Issue:

    • Generators: Commercial and Residential

    • It seems to me ...
      "Point to Ponder"

    • Official Minutes
      "Tiny Tid Bit"
      "Tech Talk Attendees"

    • Tidbits
      "Technician Class"
      Local Nets
      50/50 Raffle
    Feb
    7
    2014

    AARC Flea Market in Marlborough - February 15th

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    The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club (AARC) will be holding it's annual flea market on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  It will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts.  This is near the intersection of Bolton Street (MA Route 85).  General admission is $5.00 and a VE session well be held at 9:00 AM.  Check the AARC website for the flea market flier and more information.

    Feb
    6
    2014

    Congratulations New Hams!

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    SEMARA's VE Team Leader Fred Bacon, N1TF reports that Travis Rebello passed his Technician exam at the club's VE session on Saturday, February 1st.

    Additionally, Tony Souza, NN1D's graduating Technician license class that began in January yielded nine (9) new technician hams, including one who passed the General exam as well!  Congratulations to the following individuals who passed on Wednesday, February 5th:

    Jan
    4
    2014

    224.800 Repeater Issue & Temporary PL Out

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    Our SEMARA 224.800 repeater is desensing, meaning that the transmitter is getting back into the receiver.  This has been happening for a while now, but it appears to have gotten worse.  Jeff-N1ZZN will come down in the future with a spectrum analyzer and service monitor to verify what the issue is.  There is a known problem with the Hi Pro R1 repeater we have where the transmitter becomes unstable, drifts and transmits spurs, which might be at least part of the issue.  The problem is that Maggiore Electronic Lab who manufactured the repeater went out of business a few months ago.

    Jan
    3
    2014

    New NEAR-900 Website: near-900.com

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    As of Friday, January 3, 2014, the New England Amateur Radio 900 MHz (NEAR-900) network has a brand new website: near-900.com.  SEMARA's 927.8375 repeater is linked full-time to this network.  The website is a team effort by Jeff, N1ZZN and Rick, W1RJC.  It is very basic for now listing general information including full-time linked repeaters, 900 MHz Thursdays, South Shore 900 MHz Night and a link to the NEAR-900 Google Group.  Suggestions on other content would be appreciated as well.  Check it out and bookmark it today!

    Jan
    1
    2014

    Zero Beat - January 2014

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    Zero Beat for January 2014 is now online, compliments of editor Bob, K1KVV.

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    Inside This Issue:

    • Happy New Year - 2014
      "Election Results"

    • It seems to me ...
      "President's Message"
      Point to Ponder

    • Official Minutes
      Business Meeting - Dec. 5"

    • Tidbits
      Technician Class
      Local Nets
      50/50 Raffle
    Dec
    31
    2013

    New Year Around The World QSO Party - 927.8375

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    Get ready to ring in the new year with the festive annual IRLP New Year Around The World QSO Party on the 927.8375 Dartmouth repeater!

    The event gets started early enough for the New Zealand nodes to participate at 11:00 UTC, December 31st (6:00 AM local time) and continues until at least 10:00 UTC, January 1st (5:00 AM local time) when Hawaii rolls into the new year.  This is an open QSO party with no net control.  It is carried worldwide with the IRLP Crossroads Reflector 9200 being the central hub.