New Technical Specialist

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:38

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.

COMEX 18-1

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:53

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

Hudson Division “Town Hall” Meeting

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:02

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.

Young Hams Lends a Hand

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:15

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

Winter Field Day 2018

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 17:28

Winter field day bearDon’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.