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

Last month, October, there were two events the Club participated in at Camp Pouch.

The Boy Scout, Big Apple Jamboree at Camp Pouch was not as crowded as it was last year… The Scouts were at the other end of the camp, and only a few of the more venturous ones found the HAM shack.  The Guys were working the NY QSO party, but would stop for all JOTA stations, and spend time with the Scouts.

December 10th, Richmond County ARES is doing the Operation-Santa at JFK.  We are looking for at least 20 operators to help with this event.  Over 4,000 special children are entertained in a hanger provided by the Port Authority Police.  They are served snacks & refreshments, receive toys and watch Macy’s Santa Claus arrive via Delta Air Lines shuttle while they celebrate the season. It is a spectacular experience.  ARES will provide communication support, eyes and ears for the organizers and public safety.  If you are interested, please Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The clubs end of year Holiday Party will be held 03:30 pm Saturday, December 20th, at the Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 1501 Forest Ave., Staten Island.  The price will be $20.

This month, nominations for the KCRA Board of Directors nominations for 2015 will be finalized at the end of the November meeting.

Candidate list for the KCRA Board of Directors:




Vincent Mattera, KB2PSI


Gary Lindtner, KB2BSL

Recording Secretary

Steven Guadalupe, NV2L


Felicia Mattera, KB2NYF

Membership Chairperson

Don LaSalla, W2DON

Technical Chairperson

Andrew Genau, KC2GOW

Educational Chairperson

Richard Pucciarelli, N2EQV

Newsletter Chairperson

Chris Guadalupe, K2USH

Some of the events we are looking forward to be doing in 2015:

HRU - Sun, Jan. 4th, 2015

Dayton Hamvention - May 15-17 2015

Field Day - June 27-28, 2015

National Night Out - Tues., Aug. 4th, 2015

International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend - Aug. 15-16, 2015

9/11 Memorial

JoTa – October 16-18, 2015

New York QSO party – October 16-18 2015


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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