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 Radio Central's March Meeting will be a Virtual Zoom Meeting.
Wednesday March 31, 2021 6:30 PM

Virtual Zoom Meeting:

Membership Round Table

This month we are going to do something a bit different for our general meeting. No PC projector. No power point slides. No guest speaker. We're going to have a round table discussion among you, the members of RCARC. We'd like to ask that each of you come to the meeting prepared to spend maybe 5 minutes telling us something about your interests in ham radio. Here are just a few ideas - you're not obliged to talk about all of these, nor are you restricted to only these topics:

  • When and how you did got involved in ham radio?
  • What kind of station equipment do you have?
  • What are your main interests within ham radio?
  • Are you working on any interesting projects?
  • What are you looking to gain from being a club member?
  • What would you like to see at future club meetings?

    In accordance with the continuing Social Distancing guidelines that we have to observe to keep the Covid-19 threat in retreat, our January meeting will be held on line using ZOOM.

    Check Out Five New Presentations Added to Our Presentations Library:

    1.) FT8: The Newest, Most Popular Mode on MF/HF/VHF by Bob, WB2NFL   View with Adobe Acrobat...

    2.) Six Meter Propagation Modes by Ken, WB2AMU   View with Adobe Acrobat...

    3.) RFI in the Ham Shack - Tips and Traps by Rick, KC2FD   View with Adobe Acrobat...

    4.) LC Bandpass Filters for 20M, 30M, 40M by Stephen E. Sussman-Fort, Ph.D, AB2EW   View with Adobe Acrobat...

    5.) Software Defined Radios: One Ham's Perspective by Jon Longtin, KB8LFP   View with Adobe Acrobat...

  •   Ham Radio and Distracted Driving

    In light of increasingly strict "Distracted Driving" laws, our ARRL Hudson Division Director contacted the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to get their position on operation of mobile Amateur Radio equipment with respect to Distracted Driving laws. The DMV responded with a letter of opinion that appears to be very favorable to Amateur Radio. Basically is says that talking via ham radio does not constitute a violation of the Distracted Driving laws. It should be noted that though the DMV's letter (which can be downloaded from the Hudson Division web page here, of or from the RCARC web page here) is pro-Amateur Radio, it's an opinion from the DMV, not a binding agreement, so it's still possible to get pulled over, cited, and required to appear in court. More importantly, you should always give the road and traffic absolute priority over operating your radio while driving. In Mike Lisenco's own words: "Feel free to print out this opinion, but understand that it is not a license to be stupid! Letís hope that you never need to use it."

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