Ipdate May 11. 2017

I realize it’s a little early, but I am traveling this week — so here
goes:

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The East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association (EGARA) will hold its
Annual Hamfest this Saturday, May 13th from 8 am to 1 pm, welcoming ham
radio operators from all over the Northeast.  The event will be held at
the East Greenbush Fire Company, 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush,
N.Y.  Talk-in will be available on  147.270 (+), PL 94.8 Hz.  GPS
Coordinates are: N 42° 35.687’ — W 73° 43.230’

Admission and vendor pricing will remain the same as last year:

Several vendors have already committed to attend this year’s Hamfest,
including KJI Electronics, which offers a wide range of radios,
antennas, and ham accessories.

“Amateur radio continues to be a fun and educational hobby for
hundreds of thousands across the United States and for millions more
around the world,” said EGARA President Tom Scorsone, KC2FCP.

“Last year, our Hamfest brought together over 200 ham radio operators
for a day that includes friendship, new technologies in ham radio and
the chance to put faces with the voices that are heard on the air.”

EGARA’s Annual Hamfest is part of its community service program. Most
recently, EGARA members provided communications support for the “Run
for Literacy” which raised money for local literacy programs.

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AREDN, or the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network is an Amateur Radio
project with key supporting contributors from California to New Jersey
focused on providing stand-alone data networks in challenging
environments.

Applications including Voice over IP, video cameras, texting, group
chat, web and file servers and even radio and Internet gateways are all
supported.  Local amateurs  have successfully deployed these both in
mobile and fixed sites in support of parades, fireworks displays, the
Passaic County Fair and the New York City Marathon.

This upcoming presentation will cover some of these use cases and also
provide some insights on how it all works and what is needed to get
involved.

The presentation will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 starting at 7:00
PM at the Fair Lawn Community  Center,  10-10 20th Street  in Fair Lawn,
NJ.  The event is open to the public.   Refreshments will be served.

The presenter will be Gordon Beattie (W2TTT).  Gordon has been licensed
for 41 years (his prior calls were WN2CAM, WB2CAM & N2DSY) and is an
ARRL Life Member. His interests are VHF/UHF/Microwave weak signal work,
Public Service, Amateur Radio  Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh
high-speed data networks,  building, rag chewing and operating
demonstration stations and activities for Scouts, other youth and
adults.
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DON’T FORGET MOTHER’S DAY this Sunday!!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!  Hope you have a great
weekend.

Vy 73 de Mike N2YBB


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