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

This month, nominations for the KCRA Board of Directors for 2018 will be voted on at the end of the November meeting.

Candidate list for the KCRA Board of Directors:

Office Incumbent

President Vincent Mattera, KB2PSI

Vice-President Gary Lindtner, KB2BSL

Recording Secretary Steven Guadalupe, NV2L

Treasurer Felicia Mattera, KB2NYF

Membership Chairperson Don LaSalla, W2DON

Technical Chairperson <open>

Educational Chairperson Richard Pucciarelli, N2EQV

Newsletter Chairperson Chris Guadalupe, K2USH

We will finalize plans for the Club’s December Holiday Party during the November meeting.

These are some events for 2018 we will be doing:

Ham Radio University              - Saturday, January 6, 2018     

Dayton HAMvention                 - Friday, May 18-20, 2018       

Fleet week NY                     - a Week in May 2018            

Field Day                         - Saturday, June 23-24, 2018    

National Night Out                - Tuesday, August 7, 2018       

Lighthouse/Lightship weekend      - Aug 18-19 2018                

9/11 Memorial                                                     

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)        - Friday, October 19-21, 2018   

New York QSO party                - Saturday, October 20-21, 2018

** Volunteers must be preregistered and show photo ID or government ID **

The ARES group is looking for at least 20 HAM operators.  They will provide communication support, eyes and ears for the organizers and public safety.

We could use volunteers for these events and others, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking into doing a free HAM Technician (2) day weekend class and test at the beginning of 2018.  We have always gotten a great response from the participants of the hands-on class,

and will be doing this class again next year.  The class will be open to ALL, and is free,

including the testing!!

The IRLP and D-Star server needs a new location, with free access to the Internet.

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

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