We are pleased to announce a KCRA sponsored VE session will be held at Hack Manhattan on Sunday April 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (last exam 12:00 PM). As usual, this VE session will be held completely free of charge! So if youve been waiting to take your first exam, or upgrade, now is your chance! Walk-Ins are welcome during this session!
If you will be taking an exam, bring your government issued photo ID that has your correct mailing address on it. If using a passport, also bring an original utility bill that has your correct and current address on it. If upgrading, also bring your original licsense and a photo copy. We HIGHLY suggest new applicants apply for a FCC FRN number before the exam, and bring the FRN number to the session, you will not have to supply your Social Security Number on the application when you provide a valid FRN number.
Hack Manhattan is located at: 137 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 (Thats between 6th and 7th Ave.) Nearly every subway line stops at 14th street.
Join the Kings County Repeater Association for a fun event!
What: Field Day 2014
When: fourth full weekend of June (June 28-29 2014)
Time: 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.
Where: We will be camping on the grounds of:
William H. Pouch Scout Camp
1465 Manor Road, Staten Island N.Y. 10314
The KCRA will be in the North Parking Lot by the Directors Office and Ranger’s house, directly across from the Jewish Community Center parking lot. We will be operating from the HAM Radio shack and “Camporee” field.
Google Map GPS location:
Our club will be setting up around 9:00 am, on Saturday June 28, and on the air around 1:00 pm. We will start to shut down on Sunday June 29 around 11:00 am, depending on conditions. All HAM operators are welcome to bring their gear down to the field to try their hand at making contacts. Your frequencies must be coordinated with us, and you must be using a band-pass filter. If you don’t have any, we could supply one.
Operators that are setting up their own station are required to have a Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Certificate. It can very easily be obtained from a 20 minutes free online e-learning. This can also be done on-site at field-day with your own Lap-Top. To do this, create an ID to logon to http://www.scouting.org/. Once you have filled in the required info, take the online E-Training “Youth Protection”. Print the certificate to show us. The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for their youth members.
For help with questions, go to: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/100-023_WB.pdf
If you would like to operate a station in the HAM Shack:
Please send us a note! Space inside the air-conditioned shack is limited to 4 stations. We will have available 80m dipole, 10-15-20-40m vertical, 10-15-20 Yagi, and a 6m Yagi.
You MUST have a HEADSET and Laptop to operate in the HAM Shack!!
All antennas, rotor, etc. are brand new donated equipment, permanently installed for the benefit of Camp Pouch. A box will be available to accept your generous cash donations to help improve and modernize this station.
There will be a canopy, table and a generator set up outside shack, in the nearby camporee field, where we will be using portable field antennas.
We are using digital log submission for all stations. If you plan on operating your own radio, you must bring a Laptop with a WiFi connection! We are running a PC application on a shared server to collect and submit the Logs electronically at the end of the Field-Day weekend.
There is a sheltered picnic area with tables and Barbecue grills available for our use. The club will be supplying bottled water and drinks. You are invited to bring dessert, and potluck dishes to share with others. In the evening, we will be having a dinner cooked for us by the Boy Scouts. For those that stay overnight, we will have a continental breakfast Sunday morning. Plenty of tent space is available.
* * * * * * * Additionally, the KCRA will hold a FREE on-demand VE session during the entire length of Field Day, stop by any time, even 2:00 AM! Please note the VE session is weather dependent as it will be held outdoors, you may also experience a wait as we pry examiners from their radios.
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We are a guest of this facility, and we would like to be invited back, so please be considerate, keep it neat and clean up your mess!
Please make sure you print directions before you leave! You may not be able to reach anyone by phone as cell service is spotty in the area or we may be too busy to listen to the talk-in.
Talk-In will be on the KC2LEB/KC2GOW Staten Island Repeater System:
440.550 +5 PL:141.3
445.125 -5 PL:141.3
147.315 +.600 PL:118.8
Please do not use a handheld radio while driving.
Google map directions:
From Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, to Staten Island:
1. Head southwest on I-278 W
Partial toll road
About 5 minutes
go 3.9 miles
total 3.9 mi
2. Take exit 12 for Slosson Ave toward Todt Hill Rd
go 0.3 mile
total 4.2 miles
3. Turn left onto Slosson Ave
About 1 minutes
go 0.3 mile
total 4.5 mile
4. Continue onto Todt Hill Rd
go 0.4 mile
total 4.8 mile
5. Turn right onto Ocean Terrace
About 52 seconds
go 0.3 mile
total 5.1 miles
6. Turn left onto Manor Rd
About 2 minutes
go 0.6 mile
total 5.7 miles
7. On the left you will pass the “Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds” <this is NOT the place>! Past that, you will see a lot with a yellow gate and a small BLUE sign for “WM H Pouch Scout Camp” Camporee Field, this is where we are parked!! It is the North-Parking-Lot by the Directors Office and Ranger’s house, directly across the street from the “Jewish Community Center” parking lot.
Stay tuned for more details. Check the Club website for any changes.
73 de KB2PSI, Vinny, President of the KCRA
The June 17th meeting of the Kings County Repeater Association will be held starting at 7:00 PM (Coffee & Cake social time at 6:30), all meetings are held at: The Guild For Exceptional Children 260 68th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Limited off street parking is available. The closest subway is the "R" line "Bay Ridge Ave" station, just a block and a half away! All are welcome, this meeting is open to both members and non-members.
Program for the evening: Field Day 2014!
Pictures from Day 1 of the ARRL 100th anniversary convention at the Connecticut Convention Center are now posted.