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

For this month’s meeting we will have a two way video conversation with an old friend, Gordon West, WB6NOA.

The Boy Scout, Big Apple Jamboree at Camp Pouch was very successful.  All the guys that helped us out had a great time.  At times we had our hands full, with some large groups of kids, and demonstrating how a radio works.  The Guys made many JOTA contacts from Scouts all over the world.  The Guys also worked the NY QSO party, with great results.

Gary KB2BSL and I attended the Hudson Division Awards luncheon.  We meet up with old friends, and discussed various issues with the ARRL NLI Section Manager Jim Mezey, W2KFV Hudson Division Director Mike N2YBB, ARES and HRU representatives.

The clubs end of year Holiday Party will be held: 3:00 pm December 15, at the Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 1501 Forest Ave., Staten Island.  The price will be $20, and you will receive a raffle ticket for one of many great prizes.  

This month, nominations for the KCRA Board of Directors nominations for 2014 will be finalized at the end of the November meeting.

Candidate list for the KCRA Board of Directors:

Office Candidate
President Vincent Mattera, KB2PSI
Vice-President Gary Lindtner, KB2BSL
Recording Secretary Joseph Nieves, N2TEE
Treasurer Glen Konwaler, KD2BXM
Membership Chairperson Don LaSalla, W2DON
Technical Chairperson  
Educational Chairperson John Murphey, KB2RIF
Newsletter Chairperson Josh Gaffin, K2FTC

Some of the events for 2014 we are look at doing are:

HRU - Sun, Jan. 5 

Dayton Hamvention - May 16 - 18

Field Day - June 28 - 29

National Night Out - Tues., Aug. 5

Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend - Aug. 16 & 17

9/11 Memorial

JoTa - October

New York QSO party - October

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!