2013 Events

The April 16th meeting of the Kings County Repeater Association will be held starting at 7:00 PM (Coffee & Cake social time at 6:30), all meetings are held at: The Guild For Exceptional Children 260 68th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Limited off street parking is available. The closest subway is the "R" line "Bay Ridge Ave" station, just a block and a half away! All are welcome, this meeting is open to both members and non-members.

This meeting will feature a presentation/demonstration on using amateur space satellites by Charlie, KC2PED and Joe, N2TEE.

The May 21st meeting of the Kings County Repeater Association will be held starting at 7:00 PM (Coffee & Cake social time at 6:30), all meetings are held at: The Guild For Exceptional Children 260 68th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Limited off street parking is available. The closest subway is the "R" line "Bay Ridge Ave" station, just a block and a half away! All are welcome, this meeting is open to both members and non-members.

This meeting will feature a presentation on 6m "The Magic Band" by John KB2RIF, as well as a Dayton report by the various members who attended.

This meeting will be held UPSTAIRS on the second floor.

Our first Bi-Monthly Elmering session begins on May 7th, 2013, registration is open to any new ham radio operator, or old-timer who may need a refresher.

This session is entitled: Getting On The Air, the basics. It is aimed at the typical Technician with a dual band HT. We will cover: Basic Radio Programming, Making a QSO, Checking into a formal "Net"
Bring your dual band HT with you! It can be used for all parts of this informal training session.
The following radios will be supported for free computer programming, as time permits, using a basic set of NLI section VHF/UHF repeater systems, and simplex frequencies:
 
Alinco DJ-G7, DJ-G29, DJ-V57
Baofeng UV-5R
Icom ID-31, ID-51, IC-80AD, ID-880
Kenwood TH-F6, TH-F6A, TM-V71, TM-D710
Yaesu VX-3R, FT-60, VX-7R
Wouxun KG-UVD1P, KGUV1, 2, or 3, KG-UV6D

In addition, a master file for the Chirp universal programmer will be available, please bring a USB drive with 4GB of free space. REMEMBER: If you choose to have your radio programmed, it's contents WILL be erased! Additionally, firmware updates are available for some of the Alinco and Icom radios.

After the basics of radio programming, we'll go over some of the on-air basics and make a few low power contacts. The we will all check into a formal structured net on UHF.

If you do not have a hand held radio, a limited number will be available for use during this session.

   For each remaining meeting of 2013 you could win an electronic device from the KC2UHA (SK) collection. We have all sorts of great stuff to give away, one item per meeting. Simply present your KCRA membership card to Don, W2DON (the KCRA Membership Chairperson) at the beginning of every meeting. During the meeting break, Don will pick a winner from the cards presented and award the prize.

   This contest is open only to members of the KCRA physically present at a club meeting who present their current and valid membership card. Didn't get your 2013 membership card? Simply pick one up at the next meeting! Not a member of the KCRA? Click here to join.

This year, the Kings County Repeater Association turns 45 years old!

As such, a committee is now forming to plan a celebration. This committee will be driven by members just like you, with minimal interference from the board of directors. Of course there are some basic rules that will have to be followed, and our guidance will be available whenever the committee needs it.

If you are a full member interested in participating, please sign up for the committee email list here:  http://lists.kc2ra.org/listinfo.cgi/45years-kc2ra.org

Remember, this will require member involvement to happen. Please, get involved today!

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