On August 7th, we held our bi-monthly VE session. I would like to congratulate the (5) new HAMS, and (3) upgrades!  There were (5) Technician, and (3) General licenses granted..

For those that missed it, that evening, club members were also at National Night Out at South Beach on Staten Island.  We had a good showing, and made some great overseas contacts.

This coming weekend, Aug 18 1300-2100 UTC (9-5 DST), we are having our annual International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend.  We will be at Norton’s Point, Coney Island, operating from the Light keeper’s cottage on the beach.  It offers an amazing view of the harbor.  This is one of the events I always enjoy, easy to set up and operate a radio, with the help and support of the community.   Come on down and join the club at the historic Lighthouse.  We will be streaming this event on the KCRA website, for those that can’t make it, but want to see what we are up to.

We have a special guest speaker for our club meeting this month, Jack KB2BCC.  He will be sharing his (30+) years of experience with test equipment, and best practices.