FLARC to Activate Original Station in Historic Event

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:36

FRIDAY August 17, at 7:00 PM the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club's August program will recreate a part of club history by putting a replica of our original 1961 Novice station on the air. The equipment used will be a Heathkit AT-1 transmitter, paired with a Hallicrafters SX-99 receiver.  Both units were manufactured in the 1950’s.

Fred Belghaus W2AAB will be the club's August presenter and demonstrator.

ARRL Board moves to sunset "Official Observer" Program in favour of new "Volunteer Monitor" Program

Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:30

The ARRL will soon implement a new Volunteer Monitoring Program to assist the FCC in protecting the Amateur Spectrum from intruders and interference. The new program will replace the Official Observer Program. Modernizing spectrum enforcement is required in the wake of significant downsizing on FCC field office resources. In effect the ARRL and the FCC will become partners in protecting the Amateur Bands. The new program will be run by dedicated staff at HQ.

Nominations are open for the Hudson Division Awards 2018

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:41

Nominations are requested for awards that will be presented at the 2018 ARRL Hudson Division Awards Banquet to be held on November 3, 2018.

Please consider nominees for:

  • AMATEUR OF THE YEAR
  • GRAND OLE HAM
  • TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

More details and nomination forms can be found on the Hudson Division website: http://hudson.arrl.org/2016-hudson-div-awatds-nomination-form/

 

W2QW HAMFEST SATURDAY 6/16/18

Submitted by KA2PBT on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:35

The Raritan Valley Radio Club hamfest is Saturday June 16th from 8 am – Noon.

The hamfest will be held at:
Piscataway High School
110 Behmer Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oFHqynuKG4Q2

From I-287S take exit 8, from I-287N take exit 7, then follow the signs.

GPS: +40.5482, -74.4690

Ample Parking! Food! Door prizes! XYL & Kids free! Card Checking!

VE Session 9AM - pre register with Drew, W20U
732-801-4654  or  w2oudrew@gmail.com