Hudson Division Beacon – October 2008

                      October 2008
Hudson Division Beacon – e-mail edition  – # 89
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
Hudson Division Home Page –

ARRL Members

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CQ WW SSB DX Contest this weekend –  A chance to work a few new ones!
For rules see:

LIMARC Hamfest this weekend..  This is the last one of 2008.

If you are in buying mode try The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Auction
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008, the Friday after Thanksgiving, at The Fair
Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  DOORS
791-3841 Or ,

===>  Hudson Division Awards Event Nears – Last call for tickets and

This year’s event will be held onSaturday – November 8 2008 from 12:00
Noon through 4:00 PM at Biagio’s Restaurant,  299 Paramus Road,
Paramus NJ.  Tickets are $50 each and order forms are available on line
at  The event is graciously
hosted by the Metroplex ARC of Ft. Lee, NJ.

If you are unable to attend please help support the event by having
you, club or business take an ad in the Awards Journal which help
defray the expenses of  the dinner and award plaques.  That information
is also available on the division site.

We having a luncheon this year as costs have risen for an evening
event.  We also hope that this day time event may enable more members
to attend..

Again, those we plan to honor this year 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,

2008 Special Recognition Award for his his work regarding BPL and LIPA

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


Please take a look at

The October  2008 award goes to  “PACARA Update”  of the
Peekskill/Cortland Amateur Radio Association for their October
Newsletter.  Congratulations once again to editor Malcolm Pritchard,
NM9J for a consistently fine job on the club newsletter.

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!

===> FCC Responds to ARRL Petition Against Experimental License using
40 Meter Band
(Oct 24, 2008) — On Monday, October 20, the ARRL filed a “Petition for
Modification or Cancellation of Experimental Authorization” (Petition)
with the FCC with respect to WE2XRH. According to the FCC, this
experimental license — issued to Digital Aurora Radio Technologies
(DART) — proposes to “test digital transmissions in 4.50-5.10 MHz,
7.10-7.60 MHz and 9.25-9.95 MHz for a terrestrial digital radio service
to the citizens of Alaska.” The League’s protest was prompted by the
certainty that high-power operation in the frequency range 7.10 to 7.30
MHz would cause unacceptable and harmful interference to the Amateur
Radio Service in this part of the 40-meter band, which is an exclusive
amateur allocation in ITU Region 2 (North and South America).      See

+==> Third Annual ARRL On-Line Auction Begins (Oct 23, 2008) — The
Third Annual ARRL On-Line Auction kicked off Thursday, October 23 —
with almost 200 items up for bid, this event promises to have something
for just about everyone. This year’s auction will again include trips,
transceivers and items that have appeared in the QST Product Review
column. According to ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B,
“Last year’s online auction — our second — proved to be a successful
and enjoyable event for both hams and ARRL staff members alike. When
the bidding ended, we realized that we had sold 162 items and sold just
over $50,000 worth of merchandise.” Proceeds from the auction benefit
ARRL education programs including activities to license new hams,
strengthen Amateur Radio’s emergency service training, offer continuing
technical and operating education, as well as create instructional
materials. The auction runs through Friday, October 31 on the ARRL Web

===>E-mails Asking for Personal Information Are Not from ARRL
(Oct 17, 2008) — We have received several reports from ARRL members
with e-mail accounts who have recently been contacted via
e-mail asking for personal information, such as user names and
passwords. Please be assured that these e-mails are fraudulent attempts
at “phishing” and did not originate from ARRL. According to ARRL
Information Technology Manager Don Durand, “This is a very crude
attempt at phishing, using an easily determined spoof of the
originating/return address. There is never a time when we would ask via
mass e-mail for user names and passwords of users. There is
simply no need to ever do so.” If you receive an e-mail asking for
personal information and it looks like it originated from ARRL, please
do not respond, just delete it.

===> Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State with PRB-1 Law on Books (Oct 9,
2008) — On Wednesday, October 8, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G.
Rendell (D) signed into law a bill that guarantees radio amateurs the
right to erect antenna support structures up to 65 feet without the
need for a Special Use Permit. The bill passed in the House with a vote
of 196-1; it passed in the Senate with a vote of 49-1. The new law is
scheduled to go into effect December 8, 60 days after signing.

This may lead to another try in Ned York State for a PRB-1 bill.

===> Wireless History on East McCarty Street (Sep 24, 2008) — A town
honors its radio past and the local ham who made radio history.  While
it did not happen in the Hudson Division it make interesting reading
and the pictures bring back some memories of days past.  See


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
Email: Hicksville, NY
Levittown Hall
201 Levittown Parkway
Div: Hudson
Sect: New York City-Long Island

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