05 Feb

William M. Miller, Jr., K1IBR – SK

2007-02-05The South Coast lost a friend in amateur radio on February 5, 2007.  William M. Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away just before 2:00am after a brief illness.  Without a doubt, no one can deny that Bill did a lot for the amateur radio community.  He touched many people’s lives with his vast knowledge and dedication.  He was a longtime member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (SEMARA) where he served as Technical Committee Chairman for several years.  Bill was always willing to help others with technical projects without asking for anything in return.  He will be missed.

  • To read more, please follow this link to the K1IBR Tribute on the SEMARA web site.
02 Feb

March SCMARG Dinner Meet

2007-02-02SCMARG schedules informal monthly gatherings called Dinner Meets.  These meets are at a different restaurant each month as determined by the members present at the prior meet.  Our next SCMARG dinner meet will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 7:15pm at Riccardi’s Italian Restaurant, 901 Hathaway Road, New Bedford, MA.  No formal agenda is planned.  Both members and guests are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!

24 Jan

Morse Code Requirement Ending

2007-01-24Circle Friday, February 23, on your calendar.  That’s when the current 5 WPM Morse code requirement will officially disappear from the Amateur Radio Service Part 97 rules in accordance with the FCC’s Report and Order (R&O) in the “Morse code proceeding,” WT Docket 05-235.  Beginning on that date, applicants for a General or Amateur Extra class Amateur Radio license no longer will have to demonstrate proficiency in Morse code.  They’ll just have to pass the applicable written examination.  Publication of the new rules in the January 24 Federal Register started a 30-day countdown for the new rules to become effective.

05 Jan

February SCMARG Dinner Meet

2007-01-05SCMARG schedules informal monthly gatherings called Dinner Meets.  These meets are at a different restaurant each month as determined by the members present at the prior meet.  The next dinner meet will be on Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 7:15pm at Me & Ed’s Family Restaurant, 30 Brock Avenue, New Bedford, MA.  SCMARG would like to thank Tim, N1TI for making reservations for us to utilize the small upstairs function room upstairs.  No formal agenda is planned.  Both members and guests are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!

25 Dec

January SCMARG Dinner Meet

2006-12-25SCMARG schedules informal monthly gatherings called Dinner Meets.  These meets are at a different restaurant each month as determined by the members present at the prior meet.  The first ever dinner meet will be on Friday, January 5th, 2007, 7:15pm at T.K. O’Malley’s Restaurant, 227 State Road (US Route 6), Dartmouth, MA.  We have a small agenda of items to discuss, but nothing of major importance.  Both members and guests are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!