It is with great regret that we announce the passing of John J. Majkut, W1HIQ. John passed away in the company of his wife, Mary, on Tuesday afternoon at the Dana Faber center in Boston after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements will be made through the Auclair funeral home in Fall River and we will post more details about the arrangements when they are known.
There will be a Tech Talk this Thursday, March 18th, at 7:00PM put on by Charlie, WA1JFD. The topic will be Linux and it's use in Amateur Radio.
This is our first Tech talk in quite some time and it sounds like Charlie is going to put on a good one. Come on down and learn some of the ins and out of a truly unique and completely free operating system for your computer!
(Hat Tip to Eric, N1WCO for sending a reminder to the discussion list)
In this edition:
- WBZ & WGBH Tour Group
- Hammin' Around
- February VE Session Results
- February Meeting Minutes
- 50/50 Raffle
- Tech Talk Announcement
- And More!
Dave, W1DJG, has worked out a tour of the net WGBH studios along with the WBZ studios this Saturday, the 27th. If you are a club member in good standing, please contact Dave, W1DJG at w1djg [at] pcswithease [dot] com to RSVP and for details and directions
For those of us going, check out the great write up from the Wellesley Amateur Radio Society's February Spark Gap newsletter.
SEMARA is sponsoring a scholarship for the upcoming scholastic year. The SEMARA Scholarship is available to students living in Southeastern Massachusetts. To apply, follow this link.
Please feel free to share this information with any parties who may be interested.
Bob has posted the February issue of Zero Beat. Download it today! Bob is always looking for material for upcoming issues, so please feel free to send him some articles and see your name in print!
The RIAFMRS writes on their 76 repeater list:
The PL had to be turned on the 146.760 repeater today to quiet down the repeater transmitting open squelch. The cold is really wreaking havoc with the bad connection on the tower, so hopefully this will keep the repeater usable.
Please remember to turn on your 67.0 Hz PL tone on your radio to access the repeater.
Pass the word!
There will be an Emergency Communications Workshop on Saturday January 23rd, 2010 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Eastern Bank Building (3rd Floor) on 1 South Main Street in Middleboro Massachusetts. This session is being put on by the ARES Section Staff through the efforts of South Shore Massachusetts ARES District Emergency Coordinator Phil McNamara, N1XTB, and Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator, Carl Aveni, N1FY.
- Overview of Eastern Massachusetts ARES, RACES, and SKYWARN Programs
- Net Operations
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Ed Rovas, WA1VXY. Ed passed away December 31st. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady's Haven, Fairhaven, MA.