Update Sept 18th, 2015


One Hamfest this weekend and a reminder for the Division:

This Saturday, September 19th, the Mount Beacon Amateur Radio Club will
be holding their Fall Hamfest from 8:00 am (7:00 am for sellers) until
2:00 pm at:

Employee’s Recreation Center (near Downstate Correctional Facility)
83 Red Schoolhouse Rd (County Route 36)
Fishkill, NY 12524

Located at the intersection of Old Bedford Lane and Red Schoolhouse

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

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


or contact:

Adam Nowik, KC2DAA
(845) 849-3666

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And now, another shameless reminder:

The annual Hudson Division Awards Luncheon is just a couple of months
away. It will be here before you know it. Tickets for this event, in
which we
celebrate six individuals in the Hudson Division who have made a
positive impact for the good of Amateur Radio, are NOW ON SALE and they
are going fast!

This year the winners are:

Rachel Weiss AJ4WD  –  Amateur of the Year
Bruce Baccaro K2ULZ – Amateur of the Year
John Melfi W2HCB  –  Amateur of the Year
Hal Post AK2E  –  Grand Ol’ Ham
Jay Buscemi NY2NY  –  Grand Ol’ Ham
Blair Hearth KD2EPA – Technical Achievement

Please join me in congratulating them and please support their
achievement by joining them at the 2015 Hudson Division Awards
on November 8, 2015 from 12 noon – 4:00 pm.

The Awards Luncheon, sponsored this year by the Bergen Amateur Radio
Association (BARA), will be held at:

343 Bergen Blvd
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

The catering hall is located just south of the George Washington

Again, tickets for the event are now being sold.  At the moment, only
checks can be accepted as  payment.  To purchase tickets, please go to
the Hudson Division website (http://hudson.arrl.org), print out the
ticket order form, and mail it in following the instructions on the

Here is the link to the order form:


Tickets this year are $42.50 per person.  The restaurant is set up
smaller tables so there is no table discount.

All proceeds this year will be donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues
Advocacy Fund.  Most money is raised by advertising sales.  Please
consider taking an ad this year in the Awards Journal.  The prices are
$30 for a quarter page, $50 a half page and $100 a full page.  To take
an ad, please print out this form and mail it with a check as
instructed on the form.  Here is the link:


The form is available in either a PDF or Word format.

The past 2 years we have raised nearly $10,000 that has been donated
the ARRL.  The money this year will once again be used to help offset
the expenditures we’ve been making in support of our HR-1301/S.1685
advocacy effort.

I hope to see you at the luncheon on Sunday, November 8, 2015!

73 de Mike N2YBB

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For those celebrating Yom Kippur next week, I wish you an easy fast.

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73 de Mike N2YBB

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