President

Greetings to club members, Friends of the KCRA, and all fellow HAMs!

This month the KCRA Executive Board is open for nominations from the full members, and shall

close with the Tuesday, October 17, membership meeting.

At the time of this writing, there are openings on the board for:

Technical Chairperson and News-Letter Chairperson.

If you cannot attend the October 17th meeting, but would like to make a nomination please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The meeting next month, Tuesday, November 21, members will cast a vote, and finalize the

nominations for next year’s KCRA Board of Directors.

September was a very full month for club events. This month members of the club participated in

the 911 event and a special Governors Island QRP. We held a club meeting at Spumoni Gardens, and

were surprised by several old members!! Thanks guys, for making it a great time!

This month, October, there are some events the Club members will be participating in.

October 21-22 Saturday-Sunday, New York QSO Party

October 20-22 Friday-Sunday, Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) provides the opportunity for

Scouts around the world to meet on the air via Amateur Radio.

Operation Santa Claus at JFK Airport - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

http://www.communitymayors.org/events_kids.htm

** Volunteers must be pre-registered and show photo ID or government ID **

ARES is looking for at least 20 operators

ARES will provide communication support, eyes and ears for the organizers and public safety.

We could use volunteers for these events and others, please contact us at info @ kc2ra org.

We are looking in to doing a free HAM Technician (2) day weekend class and test, probably in

November. We have always gotten a great response from the participants of the hands-on class,

and will be doing this class again this winter. The class will be open to ALL, and is free,

including the testing!!

The IRLP & D-Star server needs a new location, with free access to the internet.

Become Radioactive! Come to the KCRA meetings! Learn something participating in our Hands-On-

Labs! The Kings County Repeater Association needs your support at our monthly meetings! If you

have any ideas that pertain to amateur radio, we would like to hear from you.

I think most of us are members of the ARRL. If you are not, I would like you to consider

becoming a member of the ARRL. The ARRL has a lot to offer you in many ways, and they protect the

amateur radio bands from commercial use!

73’de KB2PSI, Vinny

Greetings to club members, Friends of the KCRA, and all fellow HAM’s!

This month, nominations for the KCRA Board of Directors for 2018 will be voted on at the end of the November meeting.

Candidate list for the KCRA Board of Directors:

Office Incumbent

President Vincent Mattera, KB2PSI

Vice-President Gary Lindtner, KB2BSL

Recording Secretary Steven Guadalupe, NV2L

Treasurer Felicia Mattera, KB2NYF

Membership Chairperson Don LaSalla, W2DON

Technical Chairperson <open>

Educational Chairperson Richard Pucciarelli, N2EQV

Newsletter Chairperson Chris Guadalupe, K2USH

We will finalize plans for the Club’s December Holiday Party during the November meeting.

These are some events for 2018 we will be doing:

Ham Radio University              - Saturday, January 6, 2018     

Dayton HAMvention                 - Friday, May 18-20, 2018       

Fleet week NY                     - a Week in May 2018            

Field Day                         - Saturday, June 23-24, 2018    

National Night Out                - Tuesday, August 7, 2018       

Lighthouse/Lightship weekend      - Aug 18-19 2018                

9/11 Memorial                                                     

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)        - Friday, October 19-21, 2018   

New York QSO party                - Saturday, October 20-21, 2018   

http://www.communitymayors.org/events_kids.htm

** Volunteers must be preregistered and show photo ID or government ID **

The ARES group is looking for at least 20 HAM operators.  They will provide communication support, eyes and ears for the organizers and public safety.

We could use volunteers for these events and others, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking into doing a free HAM Technician (2) day weekend class and test at the beginning of 2018.  We have always gotten a great response from the participants of the hands-on class,

and will be doing this class again next year.  The class will be open to ALL, and is free,

including the testing!!

The IRLP and D-Star server needs a new location, with free access to the Internet.

Become Radioactive! Come to the KCRA meetings! Learn something participating in our Hands-On-Labs! The Kings County Repeater Association needs your support at our monthly meetings! If you have any ideas that pertain to amateur radio, we would like to hear from you.

I think most of us are members of the ARRL. If you are not, I would like you to consider becoming a member of the ARRL. The ARRL has a lot to offer you in many ways, and they protect the amateur radio bands from commercial use!

73’de KB2PSI, Vinny

Greetings to club members, Friends of the KCRA, and all fellow HAMs!

The next week’s meeting on Tuesday June 19, 2018 will be canceled.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Field Day/bbq will be held at my house, 01:00 pm, June 23, until the bands close down around

01:00 am, Sunday morning. There will also be a small flea-market, ...I have several bins of

electronic parts, project boxes, connectors, and other related hobby things... My wife wants

me to get rid of the stuff I am not using... I will accept the best offer, ...1-2-10 dollars

or $25 take the whole bin. All proceeds will be going to the KCRA.

For Field-Day, I will be setting up an IC-910 with a special “egg-beater” antenna built for

working Satellites. There are several AMSAT CubeSats that are in orbit, that I will try to

make contact with. I will be running laptop with satellite production software to find them

and the International Space Station.

More information on Satellites can be found here: https://www.amsat.org/field-day/

I will also be running several HF antennas, a long wire (3) band traps for 20-40-80M, 20M

vertical or 20M loop.

I have room for one more radio setup, and several operators.

If you are interested in stopping by my QTH in Eltingville SI, or helping with BBQ, all are

welcome.

Please send me an eMail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We looking in to having a “Ask an Elmer” - informal summer session with ham radio mentors -

This is an evening for informal demonstration and conversation about amateur radio or PC

related. Bring your gear and your questions. Dates to be announced.

Some of the club events this year we are looking at doing:

Field Day

- June 23-24, 2018 – Will be doing it in my back yard.

National Night Out

- August 7 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

- August

9/11 Memorial

– need good location

New York QSO party and JOTA - October

HAM Fest coming up, for anyone that is interested in getting together for a ride, Let me know.

 

Become Radioactive! Come to the KCRA meetings! Learn something participating in our Hands-On-

Labs! The Kings County Repeater Association needs your support at our monthly meetings! If

you have any ideas that pertain to amateur radio, we would like to hear from you.

I think most of us are members of the ARRL. If you are not, I would like you to consider

becoming a member of the ARRL. The ARRL has a lot to offer you in many ways, and they protect

the amateur radio bands from commercial use!

73’de KB2PSI, Vinny

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