Greetings to club members, Friends of the KCRA, and all fellow HAM’s!
This month, nominations for the KCRA board should be submitted.  There is one opening for the Technical director.  Jim, KC2LEB has to step down from that position.  Next month, November, members will cast a vote, and finalize the nominations for next year’s Board of Directors. 
I would like to thank the VE team members for the free Technician classes that they held this year!  Gary KB2BSL, Jim KC2LEB, Russ KC2LSB, Charlie WA2GUG, Charlie KC2PED and Joe N2TEE, for a great job with the classes!!! 
September, Gary and myself were able to work QRP off the stern of the Carnival ship Splendor.  We did pretty good distances with only a few watts!  Between us we worked Germany, Italy, Canada and the States.  Most of our contacts were over a thousand miles!  I was using a 5 band antenna, and Gary had the ‘miracle whip’ antenna.
The KCRA has been officially requested by the Boy Scouts, to be present at Pouch Camp on the weekend of October 11-14 for the Big Apple Jamboree, with a special emphasis on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  Anyone interested in joining us there, should send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will send you the details of what we are planning on doing.
November, members of the Board will be attending the Hudson Division Awards luncheon.  The club has donated $100 dollars towards the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund. 
Next year’s road trips will be to HRU, Dayton, and ARRL’s 100th anniversary …..
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