Rick, K1RJZ writes on the NEAR-900 list:
The 900 MHz Boston freq is now changed thanks to the great work of Randy Krenz, N3HFK. Boston IRLP link to NEAR-900 also seems to be functional (audio wires may have been getting crunched in a small connector, now possibly remedied).
Randy and I have been testing the Boston 900 RX performance on the new freq and he can now hit the repeater almost DFQ from his outside deck in Ashland (3W walkie) and I can hit Boston 900 from my mobile on many roads in Southboro and Marlborough where I never could before.
Falling leaves and frost on the ground does not mean an end to regional flea market activity. This weekend sees two popular events including the famed Nearfest (formerly Hosstraders) at the original Deerfield, NH Fairgrounds. Starting Friday and lasting thru Saturday afternoon. The next day, the last MIT Flea of the season will be held. When you thought it was all over, in a just a fews after the MIT Flea, our neighboring Falmouth Amateur Radio Association will hold its annual flea market at the Bourne Upper Cape Regional Vocational Technical High School on November 7th.
You can now find SEMARA on Facebook! We already have meeting reminders, pictures from past events, and discussion about our new 33cm repeater. Sign up and interact with your fellow SEMARA members!
Lt Col. Max Lantz, Commander, USAF 6th Space Warning Squadron will be the guest speaker at the November meeting of the Minuteman Repeater Association. He will present a description of the U.S. Air Force's PAVE PAWS facility and its mission. He will also field questions from the audience concerning PAVE PAWS and its relation to amateur radio.
The meeting will be at 7PM, Wednesday November 18 at the Milton Public Library in Milton, MA.
Thanks to Bob, K1IW to forwarding this to the list.
Last Saturday, the new 33cm repeater's antenna was mounted on the tower and the switch was flipped on! Thanks to Dave, Tony, Al, and everyone else who helped make this happen!
- Output: 927.8375
- Input: 902.8375
- Digital PL: 031
So far, the coverage area has been excellent with reception reports from HTs in Bridgewater, West Plymouth, and in a car from Reed Road on 195 to Freetown/New Bedford line on 140. However, we are looking for anyone, especially those down in the Cape and Islands to give it a shot and let us know! Pass it along!
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Irving Snyder, WA1ETG. Irving passed away yesterday evening shortly before 7PM. Irving was a familiar voice on the W1AEC repeater every evening at 7PM, participating in the Camel net. Irving was a gentleman and was always welcoming to anyone who joined the net. He will be missed.
The SEMARA flea was a resounding success! Many thanks to all that participated and volunteered! Photos of the event are available in SEMARA's Flickr Group
If you were unsuccessful in selling your CRT monitor, please pick it up from the club and dispose of it properly. Disposal options are available in both Dartmouth and New Bedford.
After a bit of a hiatus, come one, come all to the SEMARA flea this sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY, September 13th at the SEMARA clubhouse: 54 Donald St, Dartmouth, MA 02748 (Directions available here). With the good weather on Sunday and the lack of a flea the past couple of years, this year promises to be quite an event, with everyone on the South Coast itching to sell their wares.
W1AA will activate Boston Light USA073 and The Graves USA341 for the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society on September 5, 2009 8:30 AM EDST (1230 UTC) to 2:00 PM EDST (1800 UTC) Operation will start on 7233.0 then we will go to 14270.0. All frequencies are plus or minus QRM. If it is not possible to operate on 14270 because of nets or QRM, we will QSY above 14310.0.