Hudson Division Beacon – August 2008

                     August  2008
Hudson Division Beacon – e-mail edition  – # 87
Frank Fallon, N2FF, Director, Hudson Division, ARRL
30 East Williston Avenue, East Williston, NY 11596
(516) 746-7652  
Joyce Birmingham, KA2ANF, Vice Director, Hudson Division, ARRL
235 Van Emburgh Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-2918
(201) 445-5924   and
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The Summer doldrums are upon us and the bands have not yet picked up
but hopefully they will.
I hope you have had a good summer.  There is still time for antenna
work before the winds come and the snow flies.

I am a bit more rushed than usual with this issue as my proofreader is
not available and I need to get this issue out before I run off to LIJ
Hospital to have my sinus operation.  I think it will lay me low for a
while.  If you thought my nose was out of joint lately you were
They are going to clear up, hopefully, a deviated septum and blocked
sinus which all came to light after I had a oral surgery and my sinus
acted up in February.  Hopefully that will all be taken care of without
too much pain.  More later!  But please excuse the typos and wrong
words in this issue.

==>  Hudson Division Honorees Selected for 2008 ………

The Hudson Division Awards Committee met via ARRL Conference Call to
discuss the nominations for
the three Hudson Division Awards:

Grand Ole Ham
Amateur of the Year
Technical Achievement
* Special Achievement Award *

The Committee consisted of Assistant Directors – two from each Section
in the Division:

Roberta Keis – NYLI Section
George Sau – NYLI Section
Bill Hudzik – NNJ Section
Walter Lange – NNJ Section
Fred Fitte – ENY Section
Les Kalmus – ENY Section

I’d would like to say that I have never had a more agreeable group to
work with.  They were a very concise and considerate group of
individuals.  The entire call took only 1 hour and 25 minutes. Thank
you all for serving!

And the selections are:

2008 Technical Achievement

Adam Feuer — N2ACF of  Stony Point, NY  who was nominated by:  Robert
Brennen — WA2HNG

2008 Grand Ole Ham

George Gluck — WA2WKV of  Plainview, NY  who was nominated by:
Richard Cetron — K2KNB

2008 Amateur of the Year:

David Mutterer KC2H   of  Belford, NJ who was  nominated by:  Chris
Esser — KC2RGW

2008 Special Recognition Award    for his his work regarding BPL and

Richard Rosner N2STU   of   West Sayville, NY
Nominated by:  Richard Cetron  – K2KNB

73,  Joyce KA2ANF

The dinner will be in early November in NNJ


Please take a look at

The August  2008 award goes to  “The Compass”  of the Great
South Bay ARC and their three editors
Bob,K2TV John, K2IZ and Kevin, AB2ZI.  Nice pictures of the Fire
Island Lighthouse operation.  Sorry
we did not make it out there this year.

Clubs please make sure that you continue to send a copy of your pdf
file to .  I have been
missing some issues in the last few months.  Not every division club is
submitting each month.  It’s
like Lotto, if you don’t buy a ticket or send a PDF you can’t win!

==> MARS to Assist with Republican, Democratic National Conventions
(Aug 23, 2008) — The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
has requested Army MARS support
for the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican
National Convention in St Paul. “I find it hard to imagine a more
challenging security operation than the upcoming Democratic and
Republican National Conventions,” said Army MARS Chief Stu Carter.
“These climactic events, the first in Denver next week and the other a
week later in Minneapolis, will gather hundreds of America’s top
leaders who will be exposed continuously to milling crowds of
thousands. Just the thought of protecting all the converging aircraft
and congested terminals is daunting enough for public safety

See full story at

=? ARRL Responds to Concerns Raised by California Repeater Owners
Affected by PAVE PAWS
(Aug 21, 2008) — Earlier this week, the ARRL responded to a series of
concerns raised by repeaters owners regarding the ongoing PAVE PAWS
interference mitigation project at Beale Air Force Base near
Sacramento, California. In a lengthy e-mail dated August 20, ARRL
Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, addressed a series
of concerns raised by Tom Naso, N6MVT, of Lafayette, California;
Naso is owner or trustee to several involved repeaters.

See more information at

==> ARRL Director and Vice Director Elections Set for November (Aug 20,
2008) — Responding to
solicitations in the July and August issues of QST, ARRL members in
the Atlantic, Dakota, Delta, Great Lakes and Midwest Divisions have
nominated 14 candidates for the ten positions of Director and Vice
Director of each of the five divisions. Seven incumbents have been
re-elected without
opposition, while there will be balloting for Director and Vice
Director of the Delta Division  and for Vice Director of the Great
Lakes Division. Those elected will serve three-year terms  beginning at
noon on January 1, 2009.

See more at

==> New Tower, Antenna Modifications for W1HQ (Aug 19, 2008) — On
August 13, Matt Strelow, KC1XX, and Andrew Toth of XX Towers installed
a new 40 foot tower on top of the ARRL Headquarters building for use at
W1HQ, the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operators Club. This new tower
supports the 3 element SteppIR 20-6 meter Yagi antenna that was moved
from the old tower; the antenna was placed on the old tower in November
2007. The antenna also received modifications, allowing operations on
30 and 40 meters.
Both the antenna and the 30-40 meter modification kit were donated by
Mike Mertel, K7IR, of SteppIR.

More information and pictures at

HAMFEST:  These are all for 2008

7 Sep 2008              Auction
Roseland ARC
Contact:        Richard Denby, AB2SV
Essex, NJ
Roseland Municipal Building
19 Harrison Avenue
Div: Hudson
Sect: Northern New Jersey
13 Sep 2008     +       Saratoga County RACES Association
Talk-In: 146.40/147.00 (PL 91.5)
Contact:        Darlene Lake, N2XQG
314 Louden Road #84
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-587-2385
Ballston Spa, NY
Saratoga County Fairgrounds
Prospect Street
Div: Hudson
Sect: Eastern New York
4 Oct 2008      +       BARA Fall Hamfest
Bergen Amateur Radio Association
Talk-In: 146.19/146.79 (PL 141.3)
Contact:        Jim Joyce, K2ZO
286 Ridgewood Blvd. North
Township of Washington, NJ 07676
Phone: 201-664-6725
Fax: 201-265-1366
Township of Washington, NJ
Westwood Junior/Senior High School
701 Ridgewood Road
Div: Hudson
Sect: Northern New Jersey
4 Oct 2008      +       Tailgate Hamfest
Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club
Talk-In: 145.110 -600 (PL 127.3)
Contact:        Jeffrey Harshman, N2LXM
5 The Arborway
Ocean, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-996-0637
Wall Township, NJ
Project Diana Site
Marconi Road
Div: Hudson
Sect: Northern New Jersey
5 Oct 2008      +       HOSARC Hamfest
Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club
Talk-In: 444.200 (PL 136.5); 145.270 -600 Khz (PL 136.5)
Contact:        Stephen Greenbaum, WB2KDG
85-10 34th Avenue, Apt. 323
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: 718-898-5599
Queens, NY
New York Hall of Science Parking Lot
47-01 111th Street
Div: Hudson
Sect: New York City-Long Island
19 Oct 2008     +       Town of Babylon Amateur Radio Emergency Services
Talk-In: 146.685 W2GSB/R (PL 110.9)
Contact:        Walter Wenzel, KA2RGI
PO Box 1222
West Babylon, NY 11704-0222
Phone: 631-957-0218
Fax: 631-957-0218
Lindenhurst, NY
Lindenhurst Fireman’s Memorial Park
Hartford Street
Div: Hudson
Sect: New York City-Long Island
26 Oct 2008     +       LIMARC Indoor Hamfest
Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club
Talk-In: 146.850- (PL 136.5)
Contact:        Richard Cetron, K2KNB
198 Haypath Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Phone: 516-694-4937
Fax: 631-574-4851
Hicksville, NY
Levittown Hall
201 Levittown Parkway
Div: Hudson
Sect: New York City-Long Island

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