We would like to welcome our newest Section Technical Specialist Randy Smith, WU2S. Randy's technical specialty is AREDN Mesh Networking. His activities with mesh networking include participating in a number of local events where capabilities for Voice-over-IP, text messaging and video surveillance are demonstrated to public officials. Randy continues to test new versions of AREDN firmware on a wide variety of gear. He keeps us informed about AREDN developments through personal contact and presentations.
The Joint MARS/Amateur Radio Service Communications Exercise, (COMEX 18-1), will take place from 8:00am Tuesday 2/20/18 through 8:00pm on Friday 2/23/18. Once again The premise is a long-term denial of cyberspace throughout North America. As in past exercises, the goal is to solicit and collect County Status/Infrastructure reports from all 83 counties that make up New York and New Jersey. MARS members will be using all available means to make contact with the Amateur community including, HF, UHF an
Sunday, February 11 at 8 PM - 10:30 PM EST
The meeting will be in webinar format, and is open ONLY to paid up ARRL members in the Hudson Division.
This will be the first time we have ever had a general membership meeting. The Director will discuss the recent ARRL happenings, the January Board meeting, the changes in the League management, and my testimony before the U.S. Senate on January 25th.
The submission period is open for the annual "Young Hams Lend a Hand" contest! By April 1st hams can submit an informal statement explaining why they choose a young ham who has volunteered service to the community to win this contest. The volunteerism can be helping the elderly, assisting military personnel, community volunteering, etc. The winner is announced at the Youth Forum and receives a $100 award. Please send submissions to Carole Perry, WB2MGP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house… get out and play some radio!! Winter Field Day runs from from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday 1/27 to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday 1/28. Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them.
Here is the summary for the NNJ Section:
The Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team club hosted the Boy Scout Troop 108 during JOTA on October 21st. In addition to successful contacts on HF and VHF, the scouts earned their radio merit badges through instruction given by the Club. The "field day" site was set up at Our Lady of the Valley church in Wayne.( PHOTOS )
(Thanks K2JVS and W2TFM)
Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System (NBEMS) is a messaging system used by different agencies including ARES, RACES, MARS, FEMA, The Red Cross, and the national weather services to pass digital traffic (messages) like radiograms, incident reports and even weather reports during emergencies. FlDIGI is a software package used to send and receive NBEMS messages digitally.