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Jim, WA1GPO writes:
I’m Jim, WA1GPO, one of the directors for (FARA) the Falmouth Amateur radio association. FARA is working to encourage operators to become more active. Generally speaking the amateur bands have been ‘quiet’; this may be due to the low sunspot activity or just the pace of the world we live in, we don’t know. We’re hoping to try to generate a little interest in the local area with various ‘on the air’ activities. Everyone appears to have a 2m radio so that seems like a logical place to start.
Joe, N1IXC writes:
Tony Gomes, Ed Caron and myself just came back from a RACES meeting at MEMA. After a discussion about switching the net from Taunton to the Dartmouth repeater, it was approved. I know that the membership approved this a few months ago. This net is only once a month and it will be good for the club. It will start in the month of June. If anyone has any questions, please let me know. 73
Joe can be reached directly - joekris56 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Via the Auclair Funeral Home website:
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM in the AUCLAIR FUNERAL HOME, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Cremation to follow.
Visitation, Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. LARGE PARKING AREA and BARRIER-FREE ENTRANCE at the rear of funeral home. Donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston MA 02115 appreciated.
Paul, W1SEX writes:
As I sit here in one of the final BAA Organizing Committee meetings and continuing to review the volunteer numbers for this year, we have openings still available on the finish line.
If you or anyone you know that has a ham radio license would still like to volunteer please go to the following link:
At this time I can use about a dozen more hams. For those of you that have already signed up thank you. Assignments will be coming out in about two weeks.
Paul can be reached directly - paul.topolski [at] comcast [dot] net
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.