Update June 3, 2016

Hamfests this Sunday?  Maybe.  It is quite literally “up in the
air.”  Some other things happening as well.  Read on!
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As part of its 60th Anniversary Speaker Series, The Fair Lawn Amateur
Radio Club will feature a presentation from one of the leading
contesters in the world — Bob Shohet  (KQ2M).  Come and see and hear
the tales and secrets of one of the best…more details to follow.
The event will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 11 AM at the Fair Lawn
Community  Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn. Minutes from the
George Washington Bridge and close to Routes 4,17,208, I-80 and the
Garden State Parkway.
As part the event, the club will hold an open house from 10 AM – 2PM.
Come and help the club celebrate its anniversary!! The event is open to
the public.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
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Mt. Beacon Amateur Radio Club Annual Spring Hamfest
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
8 am – 3 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

There are some indoor table spaces.  For More Info Contact
Adam Nowik, KC2DAA
(845) 849-3666
president@wr2abb.org

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 LIMARC Annual Spring Outdoor Hamfest is scheduled for Sunday, June
5th

Briarcliffe College
1055 Stewart Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11715

Doors Open at 9:00 AM to Buyers – Vendors Set Up at 7:30 AM

Amateur Radio Dealers & Equipment • 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

Talk-In on W2VL Repeater 146.850 (136.5 PL)

For more information, go to the club website: www.LIMARC.org
or contact
Hamfest Co-Chairs at 516 694-4937
or email them at Hamfest@limarc.org
Dave AK1NS and Richie K2KNB

For the latest status of this Sunday’s LIMARC Hamfest, please visit
www.limarc.org  regularly.  Based upon actual weather conditions early
Sunday morning, the final decision will be made prior to 6:30 AM. You
can also call (516) 650-7581 Sunday morning for more information.
Details will also be announced on our talk-in frequency of 146.850 (-)
with a 136.5 tone.  Make sure any information that is announced comes
from a familiar callsign.  Thank you.

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Have a great weekend!
73 de Mike N2YBB

I’m finally catching up on sleep after the Dayton Hamvention.  Thanks
to all who stopped by to say hi to me at the ARRL Expo.

For those of you who are not heading out of town this Memorial Day
Weekend, please take the time to make a trip this Saturday, May 28th,
to Washington Township, N.J., for the annual Bergen Amateur Radio
Association (BARA) Spring Hamfest.

The Hamfest will once again be at:
Westwood Regional Senior High School
701 Ridgewood Road
Township of Washington, NJ 07676
GPS:  N40.58.823   W74.03.647

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
– Lots of Parking
– 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 more information and directions go to the club website:
www.bara.org
or contact:
Jim Joyce K2ZO
286 Ridgewood Blvd. North
Westwood, NJ 07676
(201) 664-6725
k2zo@arrl.net

And stop by and say “Hi.”

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Put the date aside!  The Hudson Division annual awards luncheon will be
held this year on November 5th.  The event will be hosted by the Orange
County Amateur Radio Club and will be held in Newburg, NY.

More will follow in the coming months.  But make certain to mark it on
your calendar now!

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That’s it for the moment.  Have a great holiday weekend!

73 de Mike N2YBB

May 17- Keep the reports coming

Our brief respite from the malicious interference seems to have ended
as the primary antagonist appears to have returned home from his brief
vacation.

As such, once again I remind you that the daily monitoring and
reporting of  malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If
you hear malicious interference please, please, please fill out the
reporting form at:

http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

I must also remind you that you must not engage jammers in any way.
PLEASE IGNORE THEM.  I would also like current audio of the jamming
with recordings made from today forward.  When submitting the audio,
please submit it in conjunction with a report (date, frequency, time,
etc.) so that we can correlate the materials.

Please help me help you!  We still have work to do.  Please
participate.

73 de MIke N2YBB

Update April 2th 2016

A few things happening over the nest few weeks.  Take advantage!

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Ocean/Monmouth ARC Tailgate Hamfest

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Where: Diana Site, 2300 Marconi Road, Wall Township N.J.

Contact: Matthew Capozzoli, N2UG for details
Phone: 732-312-8066
Email: hamfest@n2mo.org

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

Door prizes drawn hourly, grand prizes $100.00 gift certificates
supplied by CheapHam and KJI Electronics

Gates open to vendors at 7:00 AM and open to public at 08:00 AM

VE Session Starts at 8:30 AM and 12:00 Noon

Contact Rick Kennard, N2RPQ rkennard@n2mo.org to pre-register

ARRL DX QSL Card Checking
Kids under 10 and non-Ham XYL’s free

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Free 3 Day Technician Level Class
Sponsored by the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society, Inc.

Saturday May 149 AM to 3 PM
Saturday May 219 AM to 3 PM
Saturday May 289 AM to 5 PM

VE exam 3:00 to 5:00 PM on the 28th, open to all!

Held at the East Chatham Firehouse
You can register now, email: wayneg1231@fairpoint.net4 Frisbee Street,
East Chatham, NY

The License Manual is required and available at:
https://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Ham-Radio-License-Manual-3rd-Edition/

(walk-ins are welcome)

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The Roseland Amateur Radio Club is celebrating its 70th Anniversary
this year. One of the ways they are celebrating is with a QSO Party.

70th Anniversary QSO Party
May 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Frequencies:
20 / 40 Meter SSB
2 Meter FM on WA2JSB Repeater

Shack Location:

Office of Emergency Management
300 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

Contact info:

www.k2gq.org roselandarc@gmail.com
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Let this be a reminder that the daily monitoring and reporting of
malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If you hear
malicious interference please, please, please fill out the reporting
form at:

http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/
or
if you’re a subscriber you can report jamming through the RFinder app
on your Android smartphone

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

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Have a great weekend,
73 de Mike N2YBB

Updae April 20th, 2016

A number of items of note this weekend, and the weather is expected to
be great!

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The Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) will be holding their
annual Spring Hamfest this Sunday, April 24th from 8 AM to 1 PM at:

Town of Wallkill Community Center
2 Wes Warren Drive
Middletown, NY

VE sessions are offered between 9 am and noon.  Indoor and outdoor
spaces are available. Refreshments are available.  Vendors including
KJI Electronics.  Door prizes.

For more information and directions, go to the club website at:

http://www.ocarc-ny.org/hamfest16.shtml

And stop by the ARRL table and say hello!  Hope to see you there.

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In celebration of International Marconi Day this Saturday, April 23,
2016, the Radio Central Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special
event station W2RC/IMD from the Marconi shack located on Rocky Point
Road (Rte 21) just south of Rte. 25A in front of the Frank J. Carasiti
Elementary School in Rocky Point.

Operating hours are 0900-1500 local time. All are more than welcome to
stop by to say hello and work a few stations from the shack.  Or, if
you’re not up and about, contact them as well as all the
International Marconi Day stations on the air that day from your QTH.

For more information on International Marconi Day, go to the ARRL
website:

http://www.arrl.org/news/on-the-air-activity-to-highlight-
international-marconi-day-on-april-23

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As part of its 60th Anniversary, the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club
(FLARC) will partner with the National Park Service in hosting a
special event amateur radio station (W2NPT) at the Paterson Great Falls
National Historical Park in Paterson, NJ .   The event will be held on
April 22 and 23rd at the National Park Service location at:

72 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ

from 9AM until 4PM.   April 22nd will specifically coincide with Earth
Day and the Park Service’s environmental activities with the Paterson
public schools in coordination with the Passaic Valley Sewerage
Commission and Eagle Creek Renewable Energy.  Hundreds of area students
will converge on The Historical Park for educational activities and will
gain exposure to the fun and benefits of amateur radio at the same time.

The Science Expo is open to the public and will run from 11AM -2PM.  In
addition to the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club, participants will include:
The Great Swamp Watershed Association, the Passaic River Institute from
Montclair State University, Rowan University and PANTHER Academy of
Paterson (from 11Am-1PM).

The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will also be at the venue as part of
the National Parks On The Air cooperative initiative between the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the National Park  Service.
Throughout 2016, amateur radio will help the National Park Service
celebrate its 100th anniversary. Hams across the country will activate
Park locations, promoting both our national parks and amateur radio to
the public.

For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.flarc.net
or call 201-791-3841 or the Paterson Great Falls National Historical
Park website at:

www.nps.gov/pagr

or call  973-523-0370.

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On Sunday, April 24th,  the QSY Society will celebrate the 225th
birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse with a special event from 9 AM to 2 PM
local time at the Samuel F.B. Morse home:

Locust Grove
2683 South Rd (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY

Help keep the Morse tradition alive by visiting and getting on the air
from the inventor’s front porch.

Bring your own favorite key if you like.  All are welcome, even if you
don’t pound brass!

Contact WA2NYY Mark (wa2nyy@arrl.net) for further information.

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Let this be a reminder that the daily monitoring and reporting of
malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If you hear
malicious interference please, please, please fill out the reporting
form at:

http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

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That’s it for now.  Have a great weekend!  And Get On The Air!!!

Update March 30th, 2016

 Greetings!

I will be the guest speaker at the Bergen Amateur Radio Association
(BARA) monthly meeting this coming Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
The meeting will be held at the Washington Township Senior Center, 350
Hudson Avenue in (of course) Washington Township, NJ.  If you’re in
the area, please stop by and say “hi.”

For more information on the meeting, directions, and BARA, please go to
the club website at www.bara.org

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Let this be a reminder that the daily monitoring and reporting of
malicious interference on our repeaters is ongoing.  If you hear
malicious interference please, please, please fill out the reporting
form at:

http://hudson.arrl.org/end-hudson-jamming/

The input and information is extremely important.  We need each and
every one of you who are on our repeaters to participate.

End Jamming

Hello –

Folks, the data we’re collecting regarding jamming in the metropolitan area is extremely important.  We need quantity.  In other words, constant reports from everyone who is experiencing jamming on VHF and UHF as it’s happening.

We are only interested in MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE.  While it is an issue, we are not looking for RFI issues at this time, or unintentional interference.  Only malicious issues.

We are collecting current data, as and while it occurs.  I need reports from everyone.  And I need them now.

We’ve received some data, but not nearly enough.  I have seen received a few complaints of frustration.  Believe me, I share your frustration.  However, we’ve been presented with a golden opportunity by Rep. King’s letter.  An opportunity that we haven’t had previously.  Being a nay-sayer is counterproductive, and wastes our time.

As angry as we all are, I need you to overcome your feelings of hopelessness and despair regarding jamming, suck it up, and help us try to do something positive!  I have heard thousands of complaints over the past decade.  I need to hear those same complaints right now, as they happen.

I promise you nothing in return.  But if we don’t get the overwhelming support from you, the membership, that I know we can, and that has been asked for, then we blow an opportunity that we may not get again, which I do NOT want to do.

So once again I ask all of you to listen and report.  Listen and report.  LISTEN and REPORT!  LISTEN AND REPORT!

And please do it all the time, every day, every frequency.  (If you’re a scanner buff, I’d like reports from there, too.)

If you sponsor or own a repeater, or are a trustee, or a repeater club, and have information that you’ve gathered over the years, including logs, audio recordings, etc., please email it under separate cover to endhudsonjamming@gmail.com.  Do not use the online form for that.  The online form is only for developing a log of current malicious interference.

Let’s put an end to our hostage crisis.

Tnx es 73 de Mike N2YBB

Update March 17, 2016

Greetings —

Two items of note happening in the Hudson Division tomorrow, Friday
March 18th

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The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club celebrates their 60th year with the
first in a series of Guest Speakers who will cover a litany of
subjects pertaining to Amateur Radio throughout the year.

Their first speaker is John Crovelli (W2GD) who will discuss the recent
DXPedition to Navassa Island.

John will be at the club at 7 pm on Friday, March 18th. Everyone is
welcome.

Fair Lawn Community Center
10-10 20th Street
Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410

For more information and directions, go to the club website at:
www.flarc.net

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I will be the guest speaker at the Orange County Amateur Radio Club
monthly meeting tomorrow, March 18th.

Meetings are held in Munger Cottage in Riverlight Park on Hudson
Street, Cornwall, NY, behind the Cornwall Library at 395 Hudson Street.
The actual address of Munger is 183 Main Street – it is accessible from
Hudson Street.

The meeting will start at 7:30PM with a VE sessions at 6PM.

For more information and directions, go to the club website at:

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

If you’re in the area, stop in and say “Hi.”

Have a great weekend! 73 de Mike N2YBB

Update Maech 11, 2016

Hello –
I will be in Dallas this weekend attending the ARRL Executive Board
meeting.  It looks like it will be a perfect weekend for a Hamfest, so
don’t you miss out on this:

CHERRYVILLE HAMFEST 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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,
NJ

Talk in: 147.375 + PL 151.4

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

Although I’m out of town, Vice Director Bill Hudzik W2UDT will be
there, so stop by and say “Hi.”

73 de Mike N2YBB

Update. LIMARC Hamfest this weekend

Can Spring be far behind?

LIMARC’s Annual Winter Hamfest

Levittown Hall

SUNDAY, February 28, 2016

201 Levittown Parkway Hicksville, NY 11801

Doors open 9 AM – Buyers Vendors at 7 AM

Amateur Radio Equipment
CB Equipment
Computers
Ham Equipment Dealers
Television
ARRL Information
Tune-up Clinic (Get your rig checked)
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club Information
DXCC Card Checking
WAS Card Checking
Equipment Tune-up

For more information and directions, go to the club website:

www.limarc.org

And stop by the ARRL table and say “Hi.”