Update September 23, 2015

It’s the perfect time of year for a hamfest, and this Saturday is no

The Ocean Monmouth ARC Tailgate Hamfest is Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 at:

Diana Site,
2300 Marconi Road
Wall Township N.J.

Contact: Jeff Harshman N2LXM for details
Phone: 732-996-0637
Email: jharshman@n2mo.org

Talk in: 145.110, -600 (PL 127.3) N2MO/R

$100.00 gift certificates
Supplied by CheapHam and KJI Electronics

Gates open to Sellers at 6:00 AM
Gates open to Buyers at 7:00 AM

VE Session Starting at 10:30 AM
Contact Rich Kennard rkennard@n2mo.org to pre-register

ARRL DX QSL Card Checking
Kids under 10 and non-Ham XYL’s free

Parking, Bathrooms, and Food vendor on site

For the Hamfest flyer, go to the club website:

Bill and I plan on being there.  Stop by, say hello, and renew your
League membership before the rates go up next year.

See you there!

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The Annual Hudson Awards Luncheon is fast approaching.  Please join me
in congratulating the 6 awardees 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.

Be sure to purchase your tickets today.  And take an ad out in the
Awards Journal to publicly congratulate the 6 award winners from 2015.

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

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
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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