President

Greetings to club members, Friends of the KCRA, and all fellow HAMs!

The next week’s meeting on Tuesday June 19, 2018 will be canceled.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Field Day/bbq will be held at my house, 01:00 pm, June 23, until the bands close down around

01:00 am, Sunday morning. There will also be a small flea-market, ...I have several bins of

electronic parts, project boxes, connectors, and other related hobby things... My wife wants

me to get rid of the stuff I am not using... I will accept the best offer, ...1-2-10 dollars

or $25 take the whole bin. All proceeds will be going to the KCRA.

For Field-Day, I will be setting up an IC-910 with a special “egg-beater” antenna built for

working Satellites. There are several AMSAT CubeSats that are in orbit, that I will try to

make contact with. I will be running laptop with satellite production software to find them

and the International Space Station.

More information on Satellites can be found here: https://www.amsat.org/field-day/

I will also be running several HF antennas, a long wire (3) band traps for 20-40-80M, 20M

vertical or 20M loop.

I have room for one more radio setup, and several operators.

If you are interested in stopping by my QTH in Eltingville SI, or helping with BBQ, all are

welcome.

Please send me an eMail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We looking in to having a “Ask an Elmer” - informal summer session with ham radio mentors -

This is an evening for informal demonstration and conversation about amateur radio or PC

related. Bring your gear and your questions. Dates to be announced.

Some of the club events this year we are looking at doing:

Field Day

- June 23-24, 2018 – Will be doing it in my back yard.

National Night Out

- August 7 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

- August

9/11 Memorial

– need good location

New York QSO party and JOTA - October

HAM Fest coming up, for anyone that is interested in getting together for a ride, Let me know.

 

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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