Update April 8th, 2015

For those who are planning on going to the Hamfest this Sunday, the
CORRECT email address for information is:


My apologies.  See you there!

73 de Mike N2YBB

If you haven’t yet sent your Congressman/woman both an email AND a
letter (which is sent to ARRL HQ) regarding their support for H.R.
1301, please do so asap.  The come back to work next week and I will
again be going to Washington to get support for our legislation.

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It looks like Spring has finally sprung – or at least it will by this

The Splitrock ARC opens the outdoor hamfest season when the host the
“2015 North Jersey Hamfest” this Sunday, April 12, 2015.

The Hamfest will be held at:

Roxbury Senior Center
72 Eyland Ave.
Succasunnaq, NJ  07876

A great location, easy to reach from I-80, I-280, I-287, US 46, and
Rt-10.  Plenty of parking.  VE Session (registration at 8:30 am, exam
at 9:00 am sharp!).  Food and refreshments available.  Many vendors and
door prizes.  DXCC Card Checking.

Gates open to vendors at 6:00 AM and to buyers at 8:00 AM.

For more information and talk-in instructions, go to the club website


And please look for me and Vice-Director Bill Hudzik W2UDT at the ARRL
table.  Stop by and say “Hi.”

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The New Jersey DX Associayion (NJDXA) is hosting a special guest
speaker at their meeting this Friday, April 10th @ 8 p.m. at the Morris
County Public Safety Training Academy.

John Crovelli, W2GD who recently returned from his participation in the
DXPedition to what was formally one of the rarest of the rare, Navassa
Island, will be giving a presentation on the K1N Navassa Island
DXPedition and will be sharing his experiences with the audience.

The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

Directions to the NJDXA meeting:


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Forecasters from the National Weather Service in New York City conduct
storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for
the upcoming severe weather season. The training sessions are typically
about three hours long and cover fundamental information that every
spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key
weather features and proper reporting procedures. Most sessions are
open to anyone who is interested in learning more about being a
spotter, but you should check to be sure before attending a class.

All classes are free and most classes start at 7:00 pm.

Please note: A short multiple choice, true/false exam may be given at
the conclusion of each class. Spotter cards with your new number will
be mailed to you with a passing grade of 70% or higher.

The SKYWARM Spotter Training schedule for April and May 2015 has been
updated.  For info on dates, times, and locations go to:


You can register for training online, and pre-registration is required
for all classes.

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Kings County ARES will be providing communications for the Brooklyn
Half-Marathon on Saturday, May 16th.  This is their biggest event of
the year and they can use some help.

If you are planning on being in or around Brooklyn that day and would
like to help, contact Kings County ARES E.C. Bob Jordan KD2BQM at

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Jim Mezey W2KFV, NLI Section Manager reports the following:

“We only have a few weeks left before the Special Event Station N2L is
“On The Air.”  This event is an NLI Section Event. We have partnered
with fellow hams in Great Britain, GB100MFA, to commemorate the 100th
Anniversary of the final voyage of the RMS Lusitania, which left New
York on May 1, 1915 and sunk on May 7, 1915 by a German torpedo.

We will be operating CW and SSB between May 1 and May 15th.   For more
information on how to participate, go to:

We are looking for some operators as time slots are still available.
This is certain to be a fun event and a good way to meet people from
allover the world.

If you have any questions, please contact me at w2kfv@arrl.org or call
me at 516-315-8608.”


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

73 de Mike N2YBB

ARRL Hudson Division
Director: Mike Lisenco, N2YBB

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