FLARC Speaker Series 6/14: Ron Bosco WB2GAI Discusses DXpedition to Crete

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:52

Ron Bosco WB2GAI will present “A DXpedition To Crete: Plans, Preparations, and Results" June 14th, 7PM, at the Fair Lawn Senior Center.

Before retiring, Ron spent 33 years with the telephone company. After moving to Park Ridge from the Bronx he was able to set up a station "of my dreams." He needs four more DXCC countries -- BS7H Scarborough Reef, KH3 Johnston Island, P5 North Korea and ZS8 Marion Island.  He is approaching 2135 on the band / country DXCC CW Challenge, and he has five band / countries on phone.

He has found CW to be the most challenging, as he claims that it requires brain power, not computer speed or programming.  Conversational CW is his greatest challenge and fun.  He is also interested in the history of CW and the types of apparatus used: straight key / sideswiper, (cootie) key / bugs / paddles.  He has in his collection a 1914 Vibroplex bug and a Mercury S/N 111 paddle by N2DAN/SK.

An interesting program from a most interesting presenter!

The talk will be held on Friday, June 14th, 7PM at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road in Fair Lawn. (map: https://goo.gl/maps/N4sC9QWxmdL2 ) All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit the club's website at www.fairlawnarc.org or call 201-791-3841.