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 Tesla Science Center Electric Dream Expo Special Event Saturday July 8, 2017

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club and the Long Island Amateur Radio Simplex Club will be operating as N2T (November 2 Tango) at the Tesla Science Center property at Wardenclyffe on July 10, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time to help celebrate Nikola Tesla's 161st birthday. Anyone who works us and has a valid e-mail address on QRZ.com will receive an attractive certificate as shown above in PDF format. If your email address on QRZ.com is not current, you can still receive a certificate by sending us your email address at

Last year we contacted about 90 stations from as far as Spain and as nearby as local neighborhood hams in Shoreham. Our objective is to have fun and to celebrate not only Teslaís birthday but also the tireless efforts of the Tesla Science Centerís leadership and volunteers, rescuing Wardenclyffe from developers and working towards the eventual creation of a Tesla science museum on Long Island.

 Radio Central's July Meeting:
Wednesday July 26, 2017

Round Table Discussion and Show and Tell: Portable Operation

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

You are invited to attend Radio Central Amateur Radio Club's July meeting on Wednesday July 26 at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach.

Our July meeting will be a member participation evening focused on portable operation.

Members who operate portable stations are encouraged to bring an interesting part of, or their entire portable setup and share some of their favorite tips and tricks of the trade for successful portable operation. If you are new to portable operation or just want to learn more about it, this will be a perfect opportunity for you.

Our 2017 General Meetings will be at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. You can get directions to the Middle Country Public Library 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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