2014 Events

We are pleased to announce a KCRA sponsored VE session will be held at Hack Manhattan on Sunday April 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (last exam 12:00 PM). As usual, this VE session will be held completely free of charge! So if youve been waiting to take your first exam, or upgrade, now is your chance! Walk-Ins are welcome during this session!

If you will be taking an exam, bring your government issued photo ID that has your correct mailing address on it. If using a passport, also bring an original utility bill that has your correct and current address on it. If upgrading, also bring your original licsense and a photo copy. We HIGHLY suggest new applicants apply for a FCC FRN number before the exam, and bring the FRN number to the session, you will not have to supply your Social Security Number on the application when you provide a valid FRN number.

Hack Manhattan is located at: 137 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 (Thats between 6th and 7th Ave.) Nearly every subway line stops at 14th street.

The June 17th 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.


Program for the evening: Field Day 2014!

Pictures from Day 1 of the ARRL 100th anniversary convention at the Connecticut Convention Center are now posted.


Click here to take a look.

Join the Kings County Repeater Association for a fun event!

What: Field Day 2014

When: fourth full weekend of June (June 28-29 2014)

Time: 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.

Where: We will be camping on the grounds of:

 William H. Pouch Scout Camp

 1465 Manor Road, Staten Island N.Y. 10314

The KCRA will be in the North Parking Lot by the Directors Office and Ranger’s house, directly across from the Jewish Community Center parking lot. We will be operating from the HAM Radio shack and “Camporee” field.

Google Map GPS location:


Our club will be setting up around 9:00 am, on Saturday June 28, and on the air around 1:00 pm. We will start to shut down on Sunday June 29 around 11:00 am, depending on conditions. All HAM operators are welcome to bring their gear down to the field to try their hand at making contacts. Your frequencies must be coordinated with us, and you must be using a band-pass filter.  If you don’t have any, we could supply one.

Operators that are setting up their own station are required to have a Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Certificate.  It can very easily be obtained from a 20 minutes free online e-learning.  This can also be done on-site at field-day with your own Lap-Top.  To do this, create an ID to logon to http://www.scouting.org/. Once you have filled in the required info, take the online E-Training “Youth Protection”. Print the certificate to show us.  The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for their youth members.

For help with questions, go to:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/100-023_WB.pdf


If you would like to operate a station in the HAM Shack:

  • Please send us a note!  Space inside the air-conditioned shack is limited to 4 stations.  We will have available 80m dipole, 10-15-20-40m vertical, 10-15-20 Yagi, and a 6m Yagi.

  • You MUST have a HEADSET and Laptop to operate in the HAM Shack!!

All antennas, rotor, etc. are brand new donated equipment, permanently installed for the benefit of Camp Pouch. A box will be available to accept your generous cash donations to help improve and modernize this station.

There will be a canopy, table and a generator set up outside shack, in the nearby camporee field, where we will be using portable field antennas.  

We are using digital log submission for all stations.  If you plan on operating your own radio, you must bring a Laptop with a WiFi connection!  We are running a PC application on a shared server to collect and submit the Logs electronically at the end of the Field-Day weekend.

There is a sheltered picnic area with tables and Barbecue grills available for our use.  The club will be supplying bottled water and drinks.  You are invited to bring dessert, and potluck dishes to share with others.  In the evening, we will be having a dinner cooked for us by the Boy Scouts. For those that stay overnight, we will have a continental breakfast Sunday morning. Plenty of tent space is available.

                                       * * * * * * * Additionally, the KCRA will hold a FREE on-demand VE session during the entire length of Field Day, stop by any time, even 2:00 AM! Please note the VE session is weather dependent as it will be held outdoors, you may also experience a wait as we pry examiners from their radios.

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We are a guest of this facility, and we would like to be invited back, so please be considerate, keep it neat and clean up your mess!

Please make sure you print directions before you leave! You may not be able to reach anyone by phone as cell service is spotty in the area or we may be too busy to listen to the talk-in.

Talk-In will be on the KC2LEB/KC2GOW Staten Island Repeater System:

440.550 +5 PL:141.3

445.125 -5 PL:141.3

147.315 +.600 PL:118.8

Please do not use a handheld radio while driving.

Google map directions:

From Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, to Staten Island‎:

1. Head southwest on I-278 W

Partial toll road

About 5 minutes

go 3.9 miles

total 3.9 mi


2. Take exit 12 for Slosson Ave toward Todt Hill Rd

go 0.3 mile

total 4.2 miles


3. Turn left onto Slosson Ave

About 1 minutes

go 0.3 mile

total 4.5 mile


4. Continue onto Todt Hill Rd

go 0.4 mile

total 4.8 mile


5. Turn right onto Ocean Terrace

About 52 seconds

go 0.3 mile

total 5.1 miles


6. Turn left onto Manor Rd

About 2 minutes

go 0.6 mile

total 5.7 miles


7. On the left you will pass the “Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds” <this is NOT the place>! Past that, you will see a lot with a yellow gate and a small BLUE sign for “WM H Pouch Scout Camp” Camporee Field, this is where we are parked!!  It is the North-Parking-Lot by the Directors Office and Ranger’s house, directly across the street from the “Jewish Community Center” parking lot.

Stay tuned for more details.  Check the Club website for any changes.

73 de KB2PSI, Vinny, President of the KCRA


We have some great events coming up in August and September! Time to get out of the house and join your fellow HAMS; get on the air, meet up with some old friends and make new ones!

You are invited to join us, the KCRA, NYCRA and the guys from the Big Apple Traffic Net for National Night Out Against Crime on the Staten Island boardwalk. Come over and join the fun; we will have several radios, portable antennas, a canopy, generator and lights set up on the boardwalk. We made some great overseas contacts last time we did this and it was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jefferson Ave. loop & Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306

At the "Sea Turtle Circle", Midland beach, past Seaview Ave. (SI University Hospital)


There will be giveaways, rides, free food and drink, and tons of emergency vehicles on display.


4:00 pm - set up table at Turtle circle, South Beach Staten Island

5:00 pm - event starts

9:00 pm - event ends


For more information: 800-648-3688



Sponsored by the 122 Precinct Staten Island Community Council


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National Lighthouse Museum


Thursday, August 7 from 4:30-7:30 pm

Location, off Bay Street, on the buildings on the right side of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. We hope to set up a table on the boat pier, if conditions permit.

Have a look at the NLM web site for instructions on where to park:


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Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

August 16 & 17.


We may hold it at the National Lighthouse Museum, on Staten Island


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New Technician License Class dates have been announced!


E-Learning start: 8-14 until 9-19

Class: 9-20 - 9-21

Registration begins soon. Please check our site for sign up information.


September 11 Memorial Station


We are looking for a site. If anybody has a great place to do this, let us know.


We could hold this at Camp Pouch.

Boy Scout STEM Day at Fort Hamilton


Saturday, September 27,  from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


The Boy Scouts of America have partnered with Fort Hamilton Army Base to present the first annual BOY SCOUT STEM DAY at Fort Hamilton. This event will feature hands-on learning, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math workshops led by scout volunteers, industry professionals, and  educators.


Join members of the KCRA to demonstrate how HF radios and antennas work.  We will be assisting the Scouts with completing their Merit Badges.


If you would like to attend,  we will need a list of names, license plate# (if you need vehicle access to site), and copies of picture I.D. for everyone who plans on attending. This is an active military base and any documents we provide ahead of time will speed up the check in process.


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