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Update March 8, 2017

March roars in with a Hamfest and an Auction (and Daylight Savings
Time).

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Cherryville Repeater Association II
holds their annual Hamfest from 8:00 am EST to 2:00 pm EST

Location:
North Hunterdon Regional High School
1445 State Route 31 South
Annandale, NJ 08801

NEW/VINTAGE GEAR
DRAWINGS
VE SESSION
FOOD
TOTALLY INDOORS
LIVE DEMO OF FLEX 6700 SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO
KJI ELECTRONICS WILL BE AT THE HAMFEST
SAUDER ELECTRONICS WILL BE AT THE HAMFEST

Note: Seller doors open at 6:30 a.m. (not 6:00 a.m. as in previous
years)
Buyer doors open at 8:00 a.m.

VE Session: 9:00 a.m.  No entrance fee for VE Session.
VE Exam fee is $15.00, bring two ID’s (one photo ID).

Just south of Clinton and Interstate 78 in beautiful Hunterdon County,
New Jersey

Talk in: 147.375 +     PL 151.4

For more information go to the club website: http://www.qsl.net/w2cra/

See you there

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Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017 brings the Bergen Amateur Radio
Association Annual Auction

Location:

WESTWOOD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
701 RIDGEWOOD ROAD
TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NJ 07676

Only this Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 1:00 PM DST – 4:00 PM DST

(Open for Sellers at 12:00 Noon)
Rain or Shine, Indoor School cafeteria only

Talk in: 146.19/79 PL 141.3

Buyers and Sellers Free
Cafeteria tables provided, no charge

Sausage & Peppers, Hot Dogs, Coffee, Soda
Free parking, easy loading of equipment

10% commission for club on sold items
Maximum commission for club $20.00 per item

KJI Electronics will be there.

GPS : N40.58.823 W74.03.647

20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge

DIRECTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE:  http://www.bara.org

For Auction information contact:
Jim Joyce K2ZO@arrl.net
201-664-6725

Stop by and say “Hi.”

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Snowed out last month, we’ll try again this month!

I will be the guest speaker at the Hudson Valley Contesters and DXers
this coming Monday, March 13th (again, weather permitting). The meeting
begins at 7:30pm at:

The Hurley Reformed Church
11 Main St
Hurley, NY 12443

The church is just off of Route 209, a few miles south of the NYS
Thruway exit 19 (Kingston).

For more information, go to the club website at:
http://www.qsl.net/hvcdx/index.html

Or email Bob W2XL at w2xl@twc.com

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Have a great weekend.  Hope to see you down the log.

DON’T FORGET TO MOVE YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ON SUNDAY!

Vy 73 de Mike N2YBB

Update February 22, 2017

Ya say ya got the winter doldrums?
Ya say you’re depressed ‘cause spring is weeks away??
Are the bands so bad that ya don’t want to get off the couch to work
‘em??

Is that what’s troubling you, bunky??

NO!!!  SPRING STARTS THIS WEEKEND!!!!

Put an end to cabin fever and head out to an auction or a hamfest.

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This Friday Evening, February 24, 2017, the New Providence Amateur
Radio Club will be holding their annual Auction followed by a flea
market.

Some of New Jersey’s most highly prized Ham Radio, electronic, audio,
computer, test equipment, parts for building your next whatever,
available at the Auction or post-auction Flea Market

Some Old Some New

Unlicensed Spouses and Kids Free

Food and Beverages Available
Door Prizes
Free parking

Doors open at 6:00 pm for inspection. Auction starts at 6:30 p.m.

Location:

New Providence High School Cafeteria
35 Pioneer Drive
New Providence NJ 07974

GPS Long -74.4087203 Lat 40.7006081

Talk in on W2LI-VHF 147.255+.600 pl 141.3

For additional information or directions, visit:
http://www.nparc.org/auction.html
or
Call Paul Wolfmeyer W2PTP at 201-404-6914
email at pwolfmeyer@att.net

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This coming Sunday, February 26th, is the annual LIMARC winter indoor
hamfest at:

Levittown Hall
201 Levittown Parkway
Hicksville, NY 11801

Doors Open at 9am to Buyers Vendors Set Up at 7am

Amateur Radio Dealers & Equipment
10am VE Session
Tune-Up Clinic (Get your Rig Checked!)

Television, Computer, CB Equipment, ARRL Information
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information
DXCC and WAS Card Checking

Licensed Ham’s Non-Licensed spouse & children under 12 are free.
Free Parking! Food & Refreshments! Door Prizes!

Talk-In on W2VL Repeater 146.850 (136.5 PL)

For more information, see www.LIMARC.org or contact our Hamfest
Co-Chairs at 516-694-4937, or email us at Hamfest@limarc.org , Dave
AK1NS and Richie K2KNB

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Stop by and say hi.  Have a great weekend.

Vy 73 de Mike N2YBB

Tech Test Schedule-HOSARC and GSARC

The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with the Garden
School Amateur Radio Club will be holding a Tech License course
starting Monday.  Depending on the class size, they expect that there
will be 8 classes to complete the course.

Class Meeting Schedule:
All classes will be held at Garden School (33-16 79th Street, Jackson
Heights) in Room 30 (Mr. Hale’s Room) starting at 6:30 PM and should
end no later than 8:00 PM

Mon – 06-Feb    Mon – 13-Mar
Mon – 13-Feb    Mon – 20-Mar
Mon – 27-Feb    Mon – 27-Mar
Mon – 06-Mar    Mon – 03-Apr
Wed – 05-Apr Test

The class is free but you will need a textbook (The ARRL Ham License
Manual 3rd Edition – Level 1) about $30 on Amazon and the test will
cost $15.

They have a limited spots for this class so please register today. To
Register or for Information please contact  John Hale at
kd2lpm@jrhaleteacher.me.

U[date Dec. 22- Happy Holidays

efore we sign off for the year, I’d like to wish everyone the very
best wishes for the Season.  To all those celebrating, I hope you have
a very Happy Hanukah, a very Merry Christmas, and a very Happy
Kwanzaa.

And to all, the very best for a happy and healthy New Year!!!

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The premier convention of the year, Ham Radio University, will be held
on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at:

Briarcliffe College
1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714

For those of you who have never attended Ham Radio University, you are
missing out on a day in which we spread Ham Radio knowledge and know
how!  HRU is “a day of education to share ideas, experiences, knowledge
and fellowship among Amateur Radio operators.”

This is truly a convention.  There are no vendors.  There is no flea
market.  30 forums including:

Keynote Speaker Tom Gallagher, NY2RF
ARRL Chief Executive Officer

Newcomer’s Meeting at 8:30 am – geared towards HRU first-timers with an
overview of HRU, what to see and do.

30 Forums with new forums including:

National Parks on the Air, Safety in the ham shack, Growing up with
broadcasting on Long Island, Kid’s World, Military Affiliated Radio
System, Amateur Radio Solar/Jupiter Observation using a Radio Receiver
System and more!

Hands-on Workshops:
1. Cable Theory / RF Connectors,
2. Ethernet Connectors,
Preregistration required on day of event

Day-of-Event Handout
Special Event Station W2HRU and demos

Amateur Radio License Exam Session starts at 1:30 PM

Amateur Radio Club tables.

Door Prizes! Anyone who makes a donation will be entered in our main
door prize raffle that includes all major prizes. All door prizes will
be drawn in the club room and the winner’s names will be posted there.

Food and Refreshments available

Don’t miss out on this truly amazing event.  Suggested donation $5 –
no preregistration is required!

And check out the Club Room where representatives of over 30 clubs and
ham radio related organizations throughout NLI will be available to
answer questions about their groups.

Doors open at 7:30 AM with first forums at 8:30 AM

For more information, go to the HRU website at:

www.hamradiouniversity.org

And stop by the ARRL table to say hello.  See you there!

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WECA will again be conducting a free Amateur Extra FCC license exam
preparatory class.  The class will run for ten weeks starting on
Wednesday, January 4th and on Tuesday nights thereafter (except for
Wednesday, 1/18) from 7-9:15 PM at the Westchester Fire Training
Center, 4 Dana Road in Valhalla.  On Thursday of the 10th week, a VE
test session will be conducted at the FTC ($15 testing fee).

Please join them for this free interactive course taught by a team of
knowledgeable Amateur Radio Operators from WECA.  Instructors will be
Amateur Extras or others who have special knowledge of specific subject
areas.  The class will review the test pool questions and answers and
provide explanations of the accompanying concepts.  There are >700
questions in the pool; 50 test questions; 37 correct (74%) to pass.
All are welcome to attend who wish to gain additional knowledge of
amateur radio even if you do not expect to take the test (or already
hold an Extra class license).

Texts:

ARRL Extra Class License Manual 11th Edition w/link to Practice Exam
Software
ARRL’s Extra Q&A Third Edition

Both are available from ARRL at:

http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Extra-Class-License-Manual-11th-Edition/
and

http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-s-Extra-Q-and-A-4th-Edition/

or from Gene W2KJI at KJI Electronics, Cedar Grove, NJ:
http://www.kjielectronics.com /
or from Amazon – Be very sure to order the correct editions.

1.  Please purchase the license manual and begin reading as soon as
possible.
2.  The Q&A has answers and brief explanations for all pool questions-
a worthwhile investment.

Conduct of Training:

Subjects include:  FCC regulations, operating procedures and practices,
radio propagation, electrical principles, practical circuit components
and design, modulation, emissions, antenna design, transmission lines
and safety.  Hands-on practical on-air exercises are a highlight of the
course.

Each class will have an instructor/facilitator who will be
knowledgeable about the subject area and will involve others who can
make contributions.  If you have an area of strong interest and
expertise that you can share with the group, please let them know.

If you would like to upgrade to Amateur Extra, please contact
W2UL@WECA.org.

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In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every
one of you who took the time to write, email, and call your legislators
in our effort to obtain passage of H.R. 1301, The Amateur Radio Parity
Act.

It was your participation, the grass-roots effort that brought us
success.  With 126 Congressional cosponsors and unanimous passage in
the House of Representatives, and strong support in the Senate, we came
this close to getting it passed – with only one lone Senator standing
in the way.

My goal for 2017 and the 115th Congress, is to complete the journey we
started a little over 2 years ago.  I hope I can count on you to
continue the grass-roots effort over the next year.

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That’s it for me for now.  See you at Ham Radio University.

73 es Happy Holidays de Mike N2YBB

Update December 8, 2017- Fairlawn ARC celebrates 50 years, FCC, etc.

To mark the conclusion of its 60th Anniversary Speaker Series, The Fair
Lawn Amateur Radio Club will host a talk by the Chief Executive Officer
of The American Radio Relay League (ARRL)  which is the largest
membership association of amateur radio  enthusiasts in the United
States.
The speaker will be Tom Gallagher (NY22F), CEO of the ARRL.  Tom joined
the ARRL earlier this year and is responsible for overseeing all
activities of the organization. He will provide perspectives on the
current state of the hobby and ways to ensure its growth into the
future .
The event will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:00PM at:

Fair Lawn Senior Center
11-05 Gardiner Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 (just off Fair Lawn Avenue).

Refreshments will be served.
The ARRL represents the interests of amateur radio operators before
federal regulatory bodies, provides technical advice and assistance to
amateur radio enthusiasts, supports a number of educational programs
and sponsors emergency communications service throughout the country.
The ARRL has approximately 154,000 members. In addition to members in
the US, the organization claims over 7,000 members in other countries.

The event is open all radio amateurs and to the public.  Admission is
free and refreshments will be served.
For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.flarc.net
or call 201-791-3841 or Ed Efchak, Public Information Officer
eefchak@gmail.com

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Ham Radio University 2017 is one month away!
It’s Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, New
York.
Spreading Ham Radio Knowledge and Know How, Ham Radio University is a
“A day of education to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and
fellowship among Amateur Radio operators.”
This year we are featuring our Keynote Speaker: Tom Gallagher, NY2RF,
the ARRL Chief Executive Officer! See his keynote speech at 12 noon.
NEW for 2017
Newcomer’s Meeting at 8:30 am – geared towards HRU first-timers with an
overview of HRU, what to see and do.
30 Forums with new forums including National Parks on the Air, Safety
in the ham shack, Growing up with broadcasting on Long Island, Kid’s
World, Military Affiliated Radio System, Amateur Radio Solar/Jupiter
Observation using a Radio Receiver System and more!
Hands-on Workshops:
1. Cable Theory / RF Connectors,
2. Ethernet Connectors,
3. Understanding and Using Test Equipment
Preregistration required on day of event
Day-of-Event Handout
Special Event Station W2HRU and demos
Amateur Radio License Exam Session starts at 1:30 PM
Amateur Radio Club tables
Door Prizes! Anyone who makes a donation will be entered in our main
door prize raffle that includes all major prizes. All door prizes will
be drawn in the club room and the winner’s names will be posted there.
LIVE Streaming Video
Food and Refreshments available
See the full forum list at: http://hamradiouniversity.org/forums/
The forums start at 9 AM and run until 3:30 pm.
This is a day you don’t want to miss!

Hope to CU there!

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From the F.C.C.

Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554

In the Matter of

DANIEL DELISE
Astoria, New York       )
)

File No.:  EB-FIELDNER-16-00021400
NAL/Acct. No.:  201632380003
FRN:  0025855933

FORFEITURE ORDER
Adopted:  December 5, 2016      Released:  December 5, 2016

By the Regional Director, Region One, Enforcement Bureau:

I.      INTRODUCTION
1.      We impose a penalty of $23,000 against Daniel Delise (Mr. Delise)
for operating an unlicensed amateur radio station on the Amateur Radio
Service frequency 147.96 MHz from his residence in Astoria, New York,
and falsely transmitting an officer-in-distress call.  The penalty
represents the full amount proposed in the Notice of Apparent Liability
for Forfeiture,  and is based on the full base forfeiture amount as well
as an upward adjustment reflecting Mr. Delise’s decision to continue
his misconduct after being warned that his actions violated the
Communications Act (Act) and the Commission’s rules.  After reviewing
Mr. Delise’s response to the NAL, we find no reason to cancel,
withdraw, or reduce the proposed penalty, and we therefore assess the
$23,000 forfeiture the Bureau previously proposed.
II.     BACKGROUND
2.      On August 31, 2016, the Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) issued an NAL
proposing a $23,000 forfeiture against Mr. Delise for his apparent
willful violation of Section 301 of the Act for operating an unlicensed
station on Amateur Radio Service frequency 147.96 MHz and Section 325(a)
of the Act for knowingly transmitting a false or fraudulent signal of
distress.   On September 15, 2016, Mr. Delise’s response to the NAL
was filed.   The NAL Response does not deny that Mr. Delise violated
the Act, but rather argues that the NAL should be cancelled due to an
inability to pay.  Mr. Delise also states that he is currently
incarcerated and has no income or assets of any kind.
III.    DISCUSSION
3.      Mr. Delise makes no attempt to refute any of the factual findings or
the legal conclusions in the NAL that he operated an unauthorized
amateur radio station without a license, or made a false
officer-in-distress call.  Rather, he emphasizes that he has no assets
or income, suggesting that the forfeiture amount should be reduced or
cancelled based on his inability to pay.   We decline to reduce or
cancel the forfeiture on this basis.  The NAL stated that the
Commission will not consider a request for a reduction or cancellation
of a proposed forfeiture unless the person who is subject to the NAL
has requested such reduction or cancellation and submitted “a
detailed factual statement supported by appropriate documentation and
affidavits pursuant to Sections 1.16 and 1.80(f)(3) of the rules.”
The NAL also explained that, to support a claim of inability to pay,
Mr. Delise would need to submit  (1) federal tax returns for the most
recent three-year period; (2) financial statements prepared according
to generally accepted accounting practices; or (3) some other reliable
and objective documentation that accurately reflects the petitioner’s
current financial status.   Mr. Delise did not submit any required
documentation or affidavits as required by the Commission’s rules.
Accordingly, we find no basis to reduce or cancel the forfeiture based
on an alleged inability to pay.
IV.     CONCLUSION
4.      Based on the record before us and in light of the applicable
statutory factors and the Commission’s forfeiture guidelines, we
conclude that Daniel Delise willfully violated Section 301 and Section
325 by operating an unlicensed amateur radio station and falsely
transmitting an officer in distress call.  We decline to cancel or
reduce the $23,000 forfeiture proposed in the NAL.
V.      ORDERING CLAUSES
5.      Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the
Act,  and Section 1.80 of the Rules,   Daniel Delise IS LIABLE FOR A
MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of twenty three thousand dollars
($23,000) for willfully and repeatedly violating Section 301 for
operating an unauthorized radio station and Section 325(a) for
knowingly transmitting a false or fraudulent signal of distress.
6.      Payment of the forfeiture shall be made in the manner provided for
in Section 1.80 of the Rules within thirty (30) calendar days after the
release of this Forfeiture Order.   If the forfeiture is not paid within
the period specified, the case may be referred to the U.S. Department of
Justice for enforcement of the forfeiture pursuant to Section 504(a) of
the Act.
7.      Payment of the forfeiture must be made by check or similar
instrument, wire transfer, or credit card, and must include the
NAL/Account Number and FRN referenced above.  Daniel Delise shall send
electronic notification of payment to Janet F. Moran at
Janet.Moran@fcc.gov on the date said payment is made.  Regardless of
the form of payment, a completed FCC Form 159 (Remittance Advice) must
be submitted.   When completing the Form 159, enter the Account Number
in block number 23A (call sign/other ID) and enter the letters
“FORF” in block number 24A (payment type code).  Below are
additional instructions that should be followed based on the form of
payment selected:
•       Payment by check or money order must be made payable to the order
of the Federal Communications Commission.  Such payments (along with
completed Form 159) must be mailed to the Federal Communications
Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, or sent via
overnight mail to U.S. Bank – Government Lockbox #979088, SL
MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101.
•       Payment by wire transfer must be made to ABA Number 021030004,
receiving bank TREAS/NYC, and Account Number 27000001.  To complete the
wire transfer and ensure appropriate crediting of the wired funds, a
completed Form 159 must be faxed to U.S. Bank at (314) 418-4232 on the
same business day the wire transfer is initiated.
•       Payment by credit card must be made by providing the required
credit card information on FCC From 159 and signing and dating the Form
159 to authorize the credit card payment.  The completed Form 159 must
then be mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088,
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, or sent via overnight mail to U.S. Bank –
Government Lockbox #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St.
Louis, MO 63101.
8.      Any request for making full payment over time under an installment
plan should be sent to:  Chief Financial Officer – Financial
Operations, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW,
Room 1 A625, Washington, DC 20554.   Questions regarding payment
procedures should be directed to the Financial Operations Group Help
Desk by telephone, 1-877-480-3201, or by e-mail, ARINQUIRIES@fcc.gov.
9.      IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Forfeiture Order shall be
sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested,
to Daniel Delise at his address of record.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
David C. Dombrowski
Regional Director
Region One
Enforcement Bureau

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Have a great weekend!

73 de Mike N2YBB

Update October 5, 2016

Good morning Hudson Division –

The 2016 Hudson Division Awards Luncheon is only one month away, and
tickets are going FAST! Don’t miss out. Don’t delay. Get your
tickets TODAY!

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored this year by the Orange County Amateur
Radio Club (OCARC), will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from
noon to 4:00 pm at the Ramada Cafe International in Newburgh, N.Y.

This year we’ve decided to award one “Amateur of the Year” and three
“Grand Ol Ham” awards.

The recipients are:

Amateur of the Year Lee Hatfield K2HAT

Grand Ol Ham Andy Bodony K2LE
Grand Ol Ham Gordon Shacklett KB2SSZ
Grand Ol Ham Joe Dreifuss W2KQ

Please join me in congratulating them, and please celebrate their
achievement by joining them at the 2016 Hudson Division Awards
Luncheon.

Tickets are $37.00 per person or a group table of ten seats can be
purchased for $333.00.

TICKETS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED THROUGH PAYPAL!!!

Go to the OCARC website:

http://www.ocarc-ny.org/HV_awards.shtml

Tickets can also be ordered by mail. Get the order form at:

http:// hudson.arrl.org/2016-ticket-order-form/

All proceeds this year will be donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues
Advocacy Fund. Donations to this fund are used specifically to support
the efforts to promote, inform, and advocate to Congress on behalf of
Amateur Radio.

Most money is raised by advertising sales. Please consider taking an
ad this year in the Awards Journal. The prices are $30 for a quarter
page, $50 a half page and $100 a full page. To take an ad, please
print out this form and mail it with a check as instructed on the
form.

Here is the link:

2016HUDSON DIV. LUNCHEON AD FORMS

The form is available in either a PDF or Word format.

The past 3 years we have raised nearly $15,000 that has been donated
To the ARRL. The money this year will once again be used to help
Offset expenditures made in support of our HR-1301 advocacy effort.

I hope to see you there.

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The Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA) will be holding their
annual Fall Hamfest this Saturday, October 8, 2016 at:

WESTWOOD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
701 RIDGEWOOD ROAD
TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NJ 07676

GPS : N40.58.823 W74.03.647

– From 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM
– Rain or Shine- the Hamfest will have Indoor spaces and Outdoor
Tailgating spaces.
– Amateur Testing: Technician thru Extra class exams – 8:00 am –
10:00 am
Please bring Photo ID and if previously licensed your original FCC
license and a photo-copy
The fee for Amateur testing is $15.00
– DXCC Card Checking courtesy of North Jersey DX Association
– No reservations are required for outdoor tailgate spaces.
– A limited number of Indoor spaces are available with electrical
power.
You must reserve these spaces in advance.
– Lots of Parking
– Lots of great Bargains and Goodies.

The Hamfest is open for vendors at 6AM, and at 8AM for buyers.

– Rest Room Facilities
– Refreshments – Breakfast and Lunch

Talk-in on 146.19/79 Repeater PL 141.3 & 146.52 Simplex

For additional Hamfest information – contact:

Jim Joyce K2ZO
286 Ridgewood Blvd. North
Westwood, NJ 07676
(201) 664-6725
E-Mail: K2ZO@arrl.net

For Directions go to the club website: http://www.bara.org/hamfest/

See you there. Stop by and say “Hello.”

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The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club is holding its only hamfest for
2016 on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sellers setup starts at 7:30 and doors open to buyers at 9.00 AM.

Don’t forget to try their Drop’N’Shop feature! Bring a couple of items
down that you’d like to sell and they’ll do their best to sell them for
you (so you don’t need to buy a table for one or two items, freeing you
up to enjoy the hamfest).

KJI Electronics will be coming.

NEW Free admission for new members joining at the hamfest.
Door prizes and handouts donated by:

ARRL
CQ Communications
Icom
Nuts & Volts Magazine
Servo Magazine
MFJ Enterprises
Dave Schneider Parts
RF Adapter Guy

Located at:
The New York Hall of Science Museum Parking Lot.
47-01 111th Street
Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens NY.

Free Parking

-Electronic and computer equipment, tailgating.
-Tune up clinic
-ARRL DXCC, VUCC, WAS, WAC card checker
-ARRL Information
-Many handouts and door prizes.

(Separate museum admission $6.00 with Hamfest ticket or from 10 AM to
11 AM come in FREE. Can re-enter later.)

VE Session at 10:00 AM

Talk in at 444.200+ 136.5 PL

For additional info call evenings only:

Steve Greenbaum WB2KDG
718-898-5599
email: WB2KDG@arrl.net

Hope to see you there. Stop by and say “Hi.”

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Have a great weekend. DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR AWARDS LUNCHEON TICKETS
TODAY!!!

Update Sept. 29th, 2016

Greetings –

It’s a busy weekend!

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Mt. Beacon Amateur Radio Club Hamfest

This Saturday, October 1, 2016
8 am – 2 pm

Same easy-to-access location! Non-Ham Spouses & Kids FREE!

Employee’s Recreation Center (near Downstate Correctional Facility)
83 Red Schoolhouse Rd (County Route 36)
Fishkill NY 12524

(At the intersection of Old Bedford Lane and Red Schoolhouse Road;
Parking on Red Schoolhouse Road is allowed, but be sure to park beyond
the white Line to ensure traffic safety and avoid ticketing)

Talk-in on 146.97 –600 (tone 100); GPS N41 31.755, W73 56.518

HOT FOOD & BEVERAGES

For More Info Contact:
Adam Nowik, KC2DAA
(845) 849-3666
president@wr2abb.org

http://wr2abb.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-hamfest-Flyer-October.pdf

FCC Exams — All License Classes!
Registration: 9am to 10am
Bring photo ID, original & photo copies of both your
amateur radio license and/or any CSCE’s, if any.
Contact Andrew W2BOS@arrl.net (845-462-7539).

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The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will feature an evening of
presentations on hints, kinks and best practices on the written
confirmation of a two-way radio communication between amateur radio
stations–the QSL card .

The presentation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 starting at
7:00 PM:

Fair Lawn Senior Citizen Center
11-05 Gardiner Road
Fair Lawn, NJ.

Dougherty is authorized card checker for the ARRL’s DXCC program,
including 160m, as well as for WAS, WAC & VUCC . He is also an
authorized checkpoint for the CQ Worked All Zones awards. He will talk
about best practices in QSL’ing as well as the top-flight awards
programs. As an added bonus, if you would like Pete to check cards for
your next DXCC or WAZ application, bring them along.

Hudzik, who is also Vice Director of the ARRL Hudson Division, will be
presenting a Power Point on QSLing in the 21st Century. This is the
same one he gave at the ARRL Centennial Convention in 2014. For those
who were not there it will cover changes in QSL work and the various
options one has in this century to obtain
a QSL card. Bill has been continuously licensed since 1961. He has
operated from KP2, KR6, and V2 over the years. Bill has served as NNJ
SM for 4 terms, NNJ Assistant Director for 3 years and is on his second
elected term as Vice Director for the Hudson Division. He has been
active with the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) for over 25 years
serving as Secretary, Vice President and President. Bill is also an
ARRL Life Member as well as a Diamond Club Member. He is an active
contester and DXer.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free and refreshments
will be served.

For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.flarc.net
or call 201-791-3841.

Please note that this is a DIFFERENT LOCATION from the recreation
center and the club station.

11-05 GARDINER RD
FAIR LAWN, NJ 07410

But that ain’t all!

As part of its 60th Anniversary, the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club
(FLARC) will hold a community open house to commemorate its long
history and association with the borough.

The event will be held on October 1st and 2nd at the club’s station
located at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair
Lawn from noon until 4PM (EDT). Club members will be present to
demonstrate the club’s five operating stations and to discuss the
history of the club and its long record of public service to the
community.

As part of the weekend, the club will also be operating a special event
station to commemorate the anniversary. Club members will be talking to
other amateur radio operators around the world sharing the story of the
club while giving fellow amateurs the opportunity to collect a special
event contact card commemorating the event (which will also be
available to station visitors). Operating frequencies will be: 21.245
MHz, 14.245 MHz, 14.045 MHz, and 7.245 MHz.

QSL to Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (W2NPT), 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn,
NJ 07410. The station will operate from 1600-2300 UTC on 1 October and
from 1600-2100 UTC on Sunday.

For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.flarc.net
or call 201-791-3841 or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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Let’s not forget the 2016 Hudson Division Awards Luncheon!

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored this year by the Orange County Amateur
Radio Club (OCARC), will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from
noon to 4:00 pm at the Ramada Cafe International in Newburgh, N.Y.

This year we’ve decided to award one “Amateur of the Year” and three
“Grand Ol Ham” awards.

The recipients are:

Amateur of the Year Lee Hatfield K2HAT

Grand Ol Ham Andy Bodony K2LE
Grand Ol Ham Gordon Shacklett KB2SSZ
Grand Ol Ham Joe Dreifuss W2KQ

Please join me in congratulating them, and please celebrate their
achievement by joining them at the 2016 Hudson Division Awards
Luncheon.

Tickets are $37.00 per person or a group table of ten seats can be
purchased for $333.00.

TICKETS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED THROUGH PAYPAL!!!

Go to the OCARC website:

http://www.ocarc-ny.org/HV_awards.shtml

Tickets can also be ordered by mail. Get the order form at:

http:// hudson.arrl.org/2016-ticket-order-form/

All proceeds this year will be donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues
Advocacy Fund. Donations to this fund are used specifically to support
the efforts to promote, inform, and advocate to Congress on behalf of
Amateur Radio.

Most money is raised by advertising sales. Please consider taking an
ad this year in the Awards Journal. The prices are $30 for a quarter
page, $50 a half page and $100 a full page. To take an ad, please
print out this form and mail it with a check as instructed on the
form.

Here is the link:

2016HUDSON DIV. LUNCHEON AD FORMS

The form is available in either a PDF or Word format.

The past 3 years we have raised nearly $15,000 that has been donated
To the ARRL. The money this year will once again be used to help
offset
expenditures made in support of our HR-1301 advocacy effort.

I hope to see you there.

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I’d like to thank those of you who have sent letters in favor of H.R.
1301. If you haven’t done so yet, please take the time to do so
today.
Two minutes of your time is all it takes. Just go to:

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Enter your Zip Code and follow the prompts.

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For all who celebrate, I wish you Shanah Tova.

Have a great weekend!

73 de Mike N2YBB

Update September 22, 2016

his Sunday, September 25th, is the Ocean/Monmouth ARC (OMARC) Tailgate
Hamfest.

Location:

Diana Site
2300 Marconi Road
Wall Township N.J.

Contact: Matt, N2UG for details
Phone: 732-312-8066
Email: crashc79@yahoo.com

Club Website: http://www.n2mo.org/

Talk in: 145.110, -600 (PL 127.3) N2MO/R

Two Grand DOOR PRIZES:
$100.00 gift certificates Supplied by CheapHam and KJI Electronics

Gates open to Sellers at 07:00 Hours
Gates open to Buyers at 08:00 Hours

EME demonstration using the TLM-18!

VE Session Starting at 10:30 AM
Contact Rich Kennard N2RPQ@arrl.net to pre-register

ARRL DX QSL Card Checking
Kids under 10 and non-Ham XYL’s free
Parking, Bathrooms, VE exam sessions on site

Stop by and say “hi.” See you there!

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Let’s not forget the 2016 Hudson Division Awards Luncheon!

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored this year by the Orange County Amateur
Radio Club (OCARC), will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from
noon to 4:00 pm at the Ramada Cafe International in Newburgh, N.Y.

This year we’ve decided to award one “Amateur of the Year” and three
“Grand Ol Ham” awards.

The recipients are:

Amateur of the Year Lee Hatfield K2HAT

Grand Ol Ham Andy Bodony K2LE
Grand Ol Ham Gordon Shacklett KB2SSZ
Grand Ol Ham Joe Dreifuss W2KQ

Please join me in congratulating them, and please celebrate their
achievement by joining them at the 2016 Hudson Division Awards
Luncheon.

Tickets are $37.00 per person or a group table of ten seats can be
purchased for $333.00.

TICKETS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED THROUGH PAYPAL!!!

Go to the OCARC website:

http://www.ocarc-ny.org/HV_awards.shtml

Tickets can also be ordered by mail. Get the order form at:

http:// hudson.arrl.org/2016-ticket-order-form/

All proceeds this year will be donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues
Advocacy Fund. Donations to this fund are used specifically to support
the efforts to promote, inform, and advocate to Congress on behalf of
Amateur Radio.

Most money is raised by advertising sales. Please consider taking an
ad this year in the Awards Journal. The prices are $30 for a quarter
page, $50 a half page and $100 a full page. To take an ad, please
print out this form and mail it with a check as instructed on the
form.

Here is the link:

2016HUDSON DIV. LUNCHEON AD FORMS

The form is available in either a PDF or Word format.

The past 3 years we have raised nearly $15,000 that has been donated
to
the ARRL. The money this year will once again be used to help offset
expenditures made in support of our HR-1301 advocacy effort.

I hope to see you there.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

I’d like to thank those of you who have sent letters in favor of H.R.
1301. If you haven’t done so yet, please take the time to do so today.
Two minutes of your time is all it takes. Just go to:

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Enter your Zip Code and follow the prompts.

Update Sepy. 15, 2016 HR 1301

Hello Hudson Division,

First let me start off by thanking those of you who have sent letters
in favor of H.R. 1301.  If you haven’t done so yet, please take the
time to do so today.  Two minutes of your time is all it takes.  Just
go to:

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Enter your Zip Code and follow the prompts.

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The Garden State ARA Hamfest opens to the general public at 8:00 am
this Sunday, Sept 18th and it looks like it will be their best ever.
Vendor spaces (limit 1 space per vehicle), food, and live entertainment
will make this the event of the year. Action starts at the MOESC Hamfest
site at 7:00 am for vendors and continues to around Noon. GSARA invites
you to come and help make this hamfest the best!!  VE Session starts at
11:00 a.m.  QSL card checking available.

MOESC Parking Lot
100 Tornillo Way
(off Shafto Road)
Tinton Falls, NJ  07712

For additional information contact:
Rem Hunnewell  K2REM  732-889-6692
Or email to hamfest@gardenstateara.org
Or go to the club website: http://www.gardenstateara.org/hamfest

I look forward to seeing you there.

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Let’s not forget the 2016 Hudson Division Awards Luncheon!

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored this year by the Orange County Amateur
Radio Club (OCARC), will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from
noon to 4:00 pm at the Ramada Cafe International in Newburgh, N.Y.

This year we’ve decided to award one “Amateur of the Year” and three
“Grand Ol Ham” awards.

The recipients are:

Amateur of the Year     Lee Hatfield K2HAT

Grand Ol Ham            Andy Bodony K2LE
Grand Ol Ham            Gordon Shacklett KB2SSZ
Grand Ol Ham            Joe Dreifuss W2KQ

Please join me in congratulating them, and please celebrate their
achievement, by joining them at the 2016 Hudson Division Awards
Luncheon.

Tickets are $37.00 per person or a group table of ten seats can be
purchased for $333.00.

TICKETS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED THROUGH PAYPAL!!!

Go to the OCARC website:

http://www.ocarc-ny.org/HV_awards.shtml

Tickets can also be ordered by mail.  Get the order form at:

http:// hudson.arrl.org/2016-ticket-order-form/

All proceeds this year will be donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues
Advocacy Fund. Donations to this fund are used specifically to support
the efforts to promote, inform, and advocate to Congress on behalf of
Amateur Radio.

Most money is raised by advertising sales.  Please consider taking an
ad this year in the Awards Journal.  The prices are $30 for a quarter
page, $50 a half page and $100 a full page.  To take an ad, please
print out this form and mail it with a check as instructed on the
form.

Here is the link:

http://hudson.arrl.org/2016-hudson-division-luncheon-ad-forms/

The form is available in either a PDF or Word format.

The past 3 years we have raised nearly $15,000 that has been donated to
the ARRL.  The money this year will once again be used to help offset
expenditures made in support of our HR-1301 advocacy effort.

I hope to see you there.

Vy 73 de Mike N2YBB