President

President's Message - December 2011

Greetings to all club members, Friends of the KCRA and fellow Ham’s!

The KCRA’s annual Holiday Party is this month, at the China Buffet on Hyland Boulevard Staten Island.  All Members and Friends are invited to our festivities.  It will be Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm. It's $12 per person.  For more information and to RSVP, please use the clubs event registration system on the website.

We have reached the end of the year with many great events and some great public exposure for the club!  We were at Ham Radio University last year, and will be sponsoring it again next month in January.  Look on our Web site for more details.  We had some great fun on a summers evening during National Night Out, where we were on the boardwalk at South Beach SI.  The Boy Scout Camporee in October was also a very good experience, and may have some new Ham’s from that one!  The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend was another great public event we do at Coney Island!  Just to name a few of the things we were involved in this year.

During our November Club meeting, Gary KB2BSL held a how to become a VE class, there will be five new VE’s available to join the team! 

The Board member elections were held, and I would like to congratulate Joe, N2TEE for joining us.  Joe is replacing Phil K2RUH who is unable to continue the position as recording secretary.

Next year we are looking forward to holding a Technician class in Brooklyn.  It will be a Saturday & Sunday in February.   We will be posting more in information on this class soon, please check the WEB site.

We are looking for some Ideas on meeting topics for next year, comments are welcome. Please send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Become Radioactive!   Come to the KCRA meetings!  Learn something participating in our Hands-On-Labs! The Kings County Repeater Association needs your support at our monthly meetings!  If you have any ideas that pertain to amateur radio, we would like to hear from you. 

I think most of us are members of the ARRL.  If you are not, I would like you to consider becoming a member of the ARRL. The ARRL has a lot to offer you in many ways, and they protect the amateur radio bands from commercial use!

73’de KB2PSI, Vinny

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