Wednesday September 29, 2021 6:30 PM
Mother Russia Calling
Phil Lorito, WB2DHY - R3/WB2DHY
Our September meeting is a presentation by Phil Lorito, WB2DHY, who will retell the thrilling story of the evolution of ham radio in Russia from the post World War II era through the 1990's including the incredible story of Ed Kritzky, N2TX's ham radio life.
To get the most out of Phil's presentation, we recommend that you visit and read some of the excellent background material Phil and Ed posted here.
In accordance with the continuing Social Distancing guidelines that we have to observe to keep the Covid-19 threat in retreat, our July 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...
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."