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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 April Meeting:
Wednesday April 24, 2019

Guest Speaker Ria Jairam, N2RJ

"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 April general meeting at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach on Wednesday evening April 24, 6:30 pm.

Our guest for the April meeting is Ria Jairam, the new ARRL Hudson Division Director. This will be a grest opportunity to meet Ria and hear about her views on the ARRL's role in our future as Radio Amateurs.

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 2019 General Meetings will be at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. You can get directions to the Middle Country Public Library here.

International Marconi Day April 27, 2019

Setup Saturday 8 am

We will meet at the Marconi Shack on Rocky Point Road. Please see the map below..

Event Operation Times

We plan to be on the air at 9:00 AM local time (1300 UTC) and continue until 3:00 PM (1900 UTC), possibly later if there is enough interest.

International Marconi Day Visitor Information Click Here

International Marconi Day History Click Here

Cornish Radio Amateur Club International Marconi Day site Click Here

 

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...

 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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