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.
Sonny, K1USW has submitted the scholarship committee's proposal for the club to review. It is available here as Word Documents:
Check out this whimsical story about the Highway Patrol and how it saves a ham radio operator and his girlfriend from a dangerous radioactive piece of "oil research equipment" stolen by a "sneak thief". The "ARRL" sends out life saving announcements as Broderick Crawford saves the day. Check out this and other great shows at Hulu.com.
As readers may remember, W1AEC participated in the June ARRL VHF QSO Party this past June. Well, the scores have been posted, and W1AEC officially scored 168 points. Technically, this places us in 1st place for the Limited Multi-Op category in the Eastern Massachusetts section.... because we were the only entry in that category. What do they say? "90% of winning is just showing up?"
Forwarded to the NEAR-900 list, Tony, NN1D says that the Fall River 902.8625/927.8625 repeater is going to change to one of the new repeater pairs (902.0375/927.0375) due to Part 15 interference. The DPL will stay the same (D031).
In order to prep for this change, the repeater is currently offline.
Tony will let us know when the repeater is back up on the new pair and he will plan a programming day for radios.
AMSAT-OSCAR 7 was launched November 15, 1974 by a Delta 2310 launcher from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California. AO-7 was launched piggyback with ITOS-G (NOAA 4) and the Spanish INTASAT. AO-7 was the second phase 2 satellite (Phase II-B).