Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
With Covid19 restrictions precluding an in-person gathering, the 22nd annual Ham Radio University (HRU) educational conference will be held as a virtual event as a GoToWebinar on-line video conference. Advance registration is required for each forum that you plan to attend. See "Register" links in the schedule below for details.
Further information is available at: http://www.HamRadioUniversity.org
Wednesday January 27, 2021 6:30 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting: Meet the ARRL - Ria Jairam, N2RJ
Our January meeting will be our "Meet the ARRL" meeting with guest speaker Ria Jairam, our Hudson Division Dirctor. Join us on Zoom to take this opportunity to hear Ria's views on issues related to the ARRL and ham radio in general. Radio Central has a large percentage of ARRL members in our membership and we can help Ria represent us by sharing our views as well.
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...
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."