Greetings to club members, Friends of the KCRA and fellow HAM’s!
Last month’s meeting, Charlie, KC2PED and Joe, N2TEE presentation and a classroom demonstration on using amateur space satellites was done very well.  The guys did a good job, on very short notice!  Joe discussed WEB sites, and demonstrated the different Satellite orbits.  Charlie had sides, and captured audio and pictures of his experience finding satellites.   
May 17-19, members of the Club are taking a trip to Ohio, 2013 Dayton Hamvention!  We will have a hospitality suite (table) available again located in the outdoor flea market.  Live up to date information and pictures will be posted on the WEB site as time permits.  If you are wondering on our progress, and location, you can track us with the APRS link:    
http://www.kc2ra.org/index.php/hamvention/361-track-the-crew-on-the-way
This year the Kings County Repeater Association turns 45 years old!  Sign up on the WEB site to help us with the activities and preparation.  We need volunteers!
We had a false start for the “Elmering 101” sessions, but will start it up again soon, this summer.  We are holding a two day weekend FREE Technician class this summer at Staten Island University.  It is open to all ages.  Look at our WEB site for more information, where to get the book and how to sign up.  The second day of class we will hold a free Technician test for those that attended the class. 
 The next meeting is May 21.  John KB2RIF will be talking about 6m, the 'magic' band.  How to work it, and make great contacts with some very simple setups!  
Field-Day is coming up very soon, June 22-23.  This year it will be held on the grounds of the Boy Scout Camp Pouch on Staten Island.  We will be operating out of a first class HAM shack.  Nearby, there bathroom facilities, covered picnic pavilion and bar-b-queue pits.  We are looking for volunteers to assist in setting up.  If you would like to operate, please let us know of your attentions in advance, space in the shack is limited.  Look on the WEB site for more information.
73’ KB2PSI, Vinny