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 Radio Central's June Meeting:
Wednesday June 25

RF Safety

"Social Half Hour" starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
Middle Country Public Library in Centereach

You are invited to attend Radio Central Amateur Radio Club's June meeting on Wednesday June 25 at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Library in Centereach

Our June meeting topic will be RF safety. The FCC has guidelines on safe levels of RF exposure. As hams, we are responsible to know these guidelines and determine if our stations are within safe RF radiation limits. Fortunately, there are tools and publications out there that help make it easy to assess our transmitter installations to be sure we are not putting ourselves, our families, or our neighbors at risk. Find out more this Wednesday.

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club meetings are open to non-members as well as members. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio or wireless history is welcome to attend.

Our 2014 General Meetings will be at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. You can get directions to the Middle Country Public Library here.

International Marconi Day QSL Information:

Send sase to:

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club, W2RC

PO Box 396

Centereach, NY 11720

  Ham Radio and Distracted Driving

In light of increasingly strict "Distracted Driving" laws, our ARRL Hudson Division Director contacted the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to get their position on operation of mobile Amateur Radio equipment with respect to Distracted Driving laws. The DMV responded with a letter of opinion that appears to be very favorable to Amateur Radio. Basically is says that talking via ham radio does not constitute a violation of the Distracted Driving laws. It should be noted that though the DMV's letter (which can be downloaded from the Hudson Division web page here, of or from the RCARC web page here) is pro-Amateur Radio, it's an opinion from the DMV, not a binding agreement, so it's still possible to get pulled over, cited, and required to appear in court. More importantly, you should always give the road and traffic absolute priority over operating your radio while driving. In Mike Lisenco's own words: "Feel free to print out this opinion, but understand that it is not a license to be stupid! Letís hope that you never need to use it."

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