Weekend Update Sept. 26th, 2014

Good afternoon.  Here is what’s happening in the Hudson Division:

Tomorrow, Saturday September 27, 2014

Ocean Monmouth ARC Tailgate Hamfest
Wall Township, NJ

InfoAge Project Diana Site,
2300 Marconi Road
Camp Evans
Wall Township, NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden
State Parkway; see www.n2mo.org for directions

Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ
Contact:  Matthew Capozzoli, N2UG, 124 Borden Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Talk-In:  146.775- (PL 103.5) N2CTD/R

GPS:  N 40° 11.070 W 074° 03.390

E-mail:  crashc79@yahoo.com


Opens:  7:30 am; Vendors 6:00 am

VE Testing*:  starting 10:30 AM; contact  Rich Kennard, N2RPQ,

Hope to see you there.  Please stop and say hi to me.

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The 2014 Hudson Division Awards Luncheon is filling up fast.  Don’t be
left out in the cold.  Make certain to go to the Hudson Division
website: http://hudson.arrl.org and order your tickets today by
downloading the form and mailing it in asap.

The 2014 ARRL Hudson Division Award winners:

Amateur of the Year Karen Smith KS2O
Grand Ol’ Ham Bill Hellman NA2M
Technical Achievement Joe Gomez W2BMP
Public Service Pete Cecere N2YJZ

Congratulations to these most deserving individuals.

The Award winners will be celebrated at the 2014 ARRL Hudson Division
Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio
(LIMARC), to be held on November 8, 2014 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm  at:

Towers on the Green
272-48 Grand Central Pkwy
Floral Park, N.Y. 11005
(718) 279-1472


Cost: $50.00 per person.  Pre-registered Tables of 10 cost $470.00

Also, in recognition of the ARRL Centennial, we will be honoring……

Hudson Division Past Directors and Vice Directors
Current and Past Section Managers
Current Assistant Directors

For more information and ticket order forms, go to the Hudson Division
website at:


All monies raised will be donated to the ARRL.  Please consider taking
an advertisement in the 2014 Journal.  Forms are also available at the
Hudson Division website.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event.

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To update you on HR-4969, The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014.

We have 47 cosponsors officially listed on the bill with commitments
from additional Representatives who joined on after the COngress went
into recess, we are nearing the 60 mark!

Yesterday I met with Congresswoman Grace Meng of Queens to discuss the
bill, which would grant PRB-1 status to all types of land use
regulations.  It is not too late to get involved.  If your
Congressional representative has endorsed the bill by joining as a
co-sponsor, please email them a thank you for your support note.  The
cosponsors from our Division are:


Chris Smith (NJ-4)
Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)


Peter King (NY-2)
Steve Israel (NY-3)
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4)
Michael Grimm (NY-11)
Eliot Engel (NY-16)
Chris Gibson (NY-19)
Paul Tonko (NY-20)
Bill Owens (NY-21)

If your representative is not listed above, please send them an email
asking them to cosponsor HR-4969.  Use the format that can be found on
the Hudson Division website.

ARRL Hudson Division
Director: Mike Lisenco, N2YBB

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