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At our May general meeting, we distributed a paper survey. You can take the survey on line here.

 Radio Central's November Meeting:
Wednesday November 28, 2018

Making of Yellowstone Live - A Look Behind the Scenes

"Social Half Hour" starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
At the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach

You are invited to attend our November general meeting at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach on Wednesday evening November 28, 6:30 pm.

Our speaker at the November meeting will be Bob Muller, KC2FYZ. Bob was the Technical Director for the National geographic Yellowstone Live series presented this past summer. Bob will have some fascinating stories behind the technical challenges associated with this amazing National Geographic production.

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club meetings are open to non-members as well as members. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio or wireless history is welcome to attend.

Our 2018 General Meetings will be at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. You can get directions to the Middle Country Public Library here.

Check Out Four 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...

 International Lighthouse Weekend August 18 and 19

On August 18 and 19, 2018, Radio Central activated Old Field Point Lighthouse (US0148) as part of International Lighthouse Weekend 2018. Over the course of two days we made 115 QSOs including 18 lighthouses, 4 Canadian provinces, 26 U.S> states, and 4 DXCC countries. . You can learn more about the lighthouse and its history here.

  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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