Update September 10th, 2015

A lot happening this weekend.

On Saturday, September 12th, the Garden State Amateur Radio Association
will be holding their annual Fall Hamfest from 8 am for buyers (7 am for
sellers) to 12 pm at:

MOESC Parking Lot
100 Tornillo Rd
(off Shafto Rd.)
Tinton Falls, NJ 07712

VE Session at 11 am
DXCC Card Checking
Door prizes

Talk-in GSARA repeater: 147.045 + PL67

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


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On Sunday, September 13th, the Saratoga County RACES Assoication will
be holding their annual Hamfest from 7 am – 2 pm at:

Saratoga County Fairgrounds
162 Prospect Street
Ballston Spa, NY

VE session begins at 9 am offsite at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension Bldg (solar bldg)
50 West High St
Ballston Spa, NY

For more information go to the club website:

or call Darlene Lake N2XQG at 518-587-2385

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For all celebrating Rosh Hashanah may I wish you L’Shanah Tovah.  My
best wishes to you and your family for a Happy, Healthy, and Good New

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Can’t let this one go by:

With the traditional end of summer comes the realization that 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!

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’ Hamd
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 Luncheon
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 with
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 to
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 N2YB

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