This is the official web site of the South Coast Massachusetts Amateur Radio Group (SCMARG). We are an amateur radio group serving the South Coast of Massachusetts. SCMARG supports the area's Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and SKYWARN programs via our owned and operated 145.490 MHz repeater in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
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New Year Around The World QSO Party - 927.8375
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Get ready to ring in the new year with the festive annual IRLP New Year Around The World QSO Party on the 927.8375 Dartmouth repeater!
The event gets started early enough for the New Zealand nodes to participate at 11:00 UTC, December 31st (6:00 AM local time) and continues until at least 10:00 UTC, January 1st (5:00 AM local time) when Hawaii rolls into the new year. This is an open QSO party with no net control. It is carried worldwide with the IRLP Crossroads Reflector 9200 being the central hub.
Locally, the 145.490 repeater is normally the South Coast Massachusetts affiliate for the New Year Around The World QSO Party. Since the '49 repeater is currently off the air, it will be carried this year in its entirety on SEMARA's 927.8375 Dartmouth repeater. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
145.490 Repeater Relocating to Dartmouth
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Proceeding the recent painting and rehabilitation of the Fairhaven water tank on Boston Hill Road, SCMARG was unable to reach an acceptable agreement with the town's Board of Public Works (BPW) that would allow us to provide the same level of service we had previously. After much discussion between the SCMARG trustees, we have decided to pull the equipment out and to reinstall it at our other site located on Wilbur Avenue in Dartmouth. This Dartmouth communications tower will offer at least comparable (if not somewhat better) coverage than our former Fairhaven location, based on the projected plots between the two locations.
SCMARG's 927.6500 repeater that was located at the Dartmouth site has been removed from service and replaced with the 145.490 repeater. The equipment swap was completed this past weekend and we are now awaiting the 2-meter antenna to be relocated from Fairhaven to Dartmouth. Once that is completed, the 145.490 repeater will be on the air from its new location in Dartmouth. We will keep everyone posted on the progress via SCMARG.org, as well as our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period. We look forward to restoring the 145.490 repeater to service.
73, SCMARG Trustees
Marc-KA1WBF, Rick-W1RJC, Rob-KD1CY & Tony-N1XRS
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