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 N2T Special Event Station
Radio Central to Celebrate Tesla's 160th Birthday on July 10

On Sunday July 10, 2016, Radio Central Amateur Radio Club will be celebrating Nikola Tesla's 160th birthday by operating Special Event Station N2T from the Tesla Science Center site in Wardenclyffe. We will be running three operating positions throughout the day on phone and CW on 40, 30, and 20 meters. (No phone on 30 of course!) Operations are planned from noon till 4:00 PM Sunday.

 Radio Central's June Meeting:
Wednesday June 29, 2016

K1N Navassa Island Dxpedition 2015

"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 June 29 at 6:30 PM at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach.

Our June meeting will feature a DXpedition video: "K1N Navassa Island Dxpedition 2015". This modern dxpedition (just last year) shows some of the obstacles dxer have to go through to put on a dxpedition. Though this one is rather mild. Good weather, not much travel, a nice place to stay (in a tent), and good photography.

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 2016 General Meetings will be at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. You can get directions to the Middle Country Public Library here.

KC2KY was visiting the Fire Island Lighthouse on May 14 and noticed this interesting structure. Anyone care to wager a guess as to what it's for? Email me your best guess at

 International Marconi Day Special Event on Saturday April 23

 W2RC/IMD International Marconi Day QSL Information
Saturday April 23

To receive credit for working W2RC/IMD on Marconi Day, send a SASE to:

W2RC/IMD

Radio Central Amateur Radio Club

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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