|President's Message - January 2012|
|Written by Vinny, KB2PSI|
Greetings to all club members, Friends of the KCRA and fellow HAM’s!
2011 was a good year for the Club with several fun events. This year we sponsored HAM Radio University, January 8th, and gave classes in both the NTS and D-Star. I was at the club table meeting other HAM’s with Mike, Gary, John and Joe. HRU is a great way to meet other clubs, and talk to them about what we are doing. There were many great classes, with very knowledgeable instructors! I would like to welcome the new members, and old members that renewed at HRU.
The next club meeting is Tuesday, January 17th. We will be discussing what is happening to the 146.430 repeater, and what we are doing to fix it. Also on the agenda will be discussing club events we are working on, your input is important to us. Let us know what you would like to see us do. The main events we did last year were: Field-Day; National Night Out; September 11th; Boy Scout Camporee; International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Look on our WEB site for more details on these events. This year we hope to add a BBQ and Rabbit Hunt!
New this year will be meetings during July and August. These could be used for workshop type of meetings… and hopefully getting a rabbit hunting party together for the great rabbit hunt!
In February, we will be holding our first Technician class in many years. We have held these in the past at the Fort, and hope we can continue to do this next year. Our first class is closed, open to members of the New York Guard only. This will be an interesting learning experience, as all of the instructors are new. Be on the lookout for other classes.
We are looking for some Ideas on meeting topics for 2012, comments are welcome. Please send a note to Info@KC2RA.Org .
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!
Have any interesting HAM related pictures, old members, old events, send us a note, we would like to post it on the site!
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